Olivier Award winner Bertie Carvel is set to star as Professor Henry Higgins in George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion at The Old Vic in London, from September 2023.
Bertie Carvel is an accomplished British stage and screen actor. He has won two Olivier Awards: a best actor in a supporting role award for Ink at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End and on Broadway; and a best actor award for his role as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda The Musical at the RSC, in the West End at the Cambridge Theatre, and on Broadway.
His many theatre credits include: playing Donald Trump in The 47th at the Old Vic; The Hairy Ape (The Old Vic); Ink — Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play (Almeida Theatre/West End/Broadway); Matilda The Musical — Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical (RSC/West End/Broadway); Bakkhai, Rope (Almeida Theatre); The Pride (Royal Court); Parade (Donmar); Damned by Despair, The Man of Mode, Coram Boy, The Life of Galileo (National Theatre); Revelations (Hampstead); and The Circle (Chichester/UK tour).
On television Bertie is best known for roles in The Crown – as Tony Blair, Dalgliesh, The Sister, The Pale Horse, Baghdad Central, Doctor Foster, Coalition, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Babylon, and The Crown.
Bertie Carvel’s film credits include The Tragedy of Macbeth, and Les Miserables.
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