Shakespeare in Love – Cast Highlights

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Cast highlights of Shakespeare in Love at the Noel Coward Theatre from 2 July 2014.

Anna Carteret to play Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love
Anna Carteret to play Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love

Anna Carteret as Queen Elizabeth
Anna Carteret joined Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre Company at the Old Vic in 1967, and performed in over 20 of its productions. Additional theatre credits include Richard III with the Royal Shakespeare Company; Waste and King Lear at The Old Vic; I Do and Tom and Viv at the Almeida Theatre; Uncle Vanya at the Vaudeville Theatre and Absolutely! (Perhaps) at the Wyndham’s Theatre.

Tom Bateman as Will Shakespeare
Tom Bateman’s theatre credits include ‘Antonio’ in The Duchess of Malfi at The Old Vic; ‘Claudio’ in Much Ado About Nothing at the Wyndham’s Theatre; ‘Richard’ in The Lion in Winter at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and ‘Dante Gabriel Rossetti’ in Lizzie Siddal at the Arcola Theatre. He has played major roles in TV series Da Vinci’s Demons and The Tunnel. READ MORE >

Lucy Briggs-Owen as Viola De Lesseps
Lucy Briggs-Owen’s extensive theatre credits include: ‘Maryna’ in Boris Godunuv, ‘Princess’ in The Orphan of Zhao, ‘Helena’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Luscinda’ in Cardenio and ‘Anne’ in The City Madam all for the Royal Shakespeare Company; ‘Brooke Ashton’ in Noises Off in the West End; ‘Cressida’ in Troilus and Cressida at the Barbican and on international tour; ‘Vivie Warren’ in Mrs Warren’s Profession in the West End and on tour; and most recently as ‘Olga’ in Fortune’s Fool at The Old Vic. READ MORE >

Paul Chahidi as Henslowe
Paul Chahidi’s theatre credits include Twelfth Night & Richard III at Shakespeare’s Globe, Broadway and West End (for which he received an Olivier Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Maria in Twelfth Night), Privacy at the Donmar Warehouse, Measure for Measure, Written on the Heart, As You Like It, The American Pilot, Cymbeline, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew and The Tamer Tamed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Enron at the Noël Coward Theatre & UK tour.

Ian Bartholomew as Tilney
Ian Bartholomew was most recently seen on stage in Oh, What A Lovely War! at Theatre Royal, Stratford East. His extensive theatre credits include The Iceman Cometh at the Almeida and Old Vic; The Front Page at the Donmar Warehouse; The Merchant of Venice with the Royal Shakespeare Company and, in the West End, Tommy, Dead Funny, Radio Times and Into the Woods.

Tony Bell as Ralph
Tony Bell’s extensive theatre credits include The Glee Club at the Cast Theatre, Doncaster; 39 Steps (UK tour); The Winter’s Tale, Henry V, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Propeller/ World Tour; Treasure Island, A Man for all Seasons at the Theatre Royal Haymarket; Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew at The Old Vic, RSC and BAM New York; A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Comedy Theatre/ BAM NY; Red Demon at Tokyo Nodamap and Ghostward at the Almeida Theatre;

David Ganley as Burbage
David Ganly’s extensive credits include The Threepenny Opera at the Gate Theatre, Dublin; King Lear at the Theatre Royal Bath; Drum Belly at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin; Macbeth at the Sheffield Crucible; Of Mice & Men at the Watermill, Newbury; The Wizard Of Oz at the London Palladium; Beauty Queen of Leenane at The Young Vic; Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre London; The Weir at the Gate Theatre in Dublin; Uncle Vanya with the English Touring Theatre.

Richard Howard as Sir Robert De Lesseps
Richard Howard’s theatre credits include The Marrying of Ann Leete, Self Portrait at the Orange Tree; Blues for Mr. Charlie at the Tricycle; Stanley with the RNT; Jane Eyre at the Playhouse; Tom Kilroy’s Double Cross at the Dublin/ Belfast/Royal Court; Macbeth at the Bristol Old Vic; Edward Bond’s Lear at the Royal Court; Twelfth Night and As You Like It US Tour and a world-wide tour with the London Shakespeare Group.

Harry Jardine as Sam
Harry Jardine’s theatre credits include Faster, Higher, Stronger, Straighter at the Dominion Studio; numerous productions with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; Mary Poppins (rehearsed reading) for Cameron Mackintosh Ltd and Disney Theatrical Group and Les Misérables.

Abigail McKern as Nurse
Abigail McKern’s theatre credits include The Magistrate at the Savoy; Suddenly Last Summer at the Albery; Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Death Of A Salesman at the Lyric; Tartuffe at the Almeida; Wild Honey at the National Theatre and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre for which she won an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress.

David Oakes as Marlowe
David Oakes’ theatre credits include Pride & Prejudice with the New Shakespeare Company; Much Ado About Nothing for the Royal Shakespeare Company; All The Little Things at the Almeida Theatre and Love’s Labour’s Lost at Shakespeare’s Globe. Television credits include The Borgias, The Pillars of Earth and The White Queen.

Patrick Osborne as Mr Wabash
Patrick Osborne’s theatre credits include Accolade, The Seagull, The Pearl, Clockheart Boy, The Soldier’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Mobius Strip.

Alistair Petrie as Wessex
Alistair Petrie’s theatre credits include Brand and The Importance of Being Earnest in the West End; Henry IV Parts I & II, His Dark Materials, Playing With Fire, Time and the Conways with the Royal National Theatre; Brand and Troilus and Cressida with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Pravda at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Television and Film credits include Utopia I & II, Sherlock, Whitechapel, The Forsyte Saga, Cloud Atlas, Rush, The Duchess and the soon to be released Frankenstein, The Face of An Angel and A Little Chaos.

Doug Rao as Ned Alleyn
Doug Rao’s theatre credits include A Lady of Little Sense, Don Gil of the Green Breeches and Punishment Without Revenge at Theatre Royal Bath and the Arcola Theatre, Dalston; The Prisoner’s Dilemma, A Russian In The Woods and Love In A Wood with the RSC; Death of a Salesman with the Birmingham Rep and Amy’s View at the Salisbury Playhouse.

Ferdy Roberts as Fennyman
Ferdy Roberts is the co-Artistic Director of Filter Theatre and an Associate Artist of the Lyric, Hammersmith. His theatre credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Three Sisters at the Lyric, Hammersmith; Water at the Lyric and BAM NYC; Twelfth Night at the Tricycle; The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the National Theatre; Faster, Open Court; If You Don’t Let Us Dream We Won’t Let You Sleep at the Royal Court; The Birthday Party and The Dumb Waiter at the Bristol Old Vic and Another Country with Background Productions (West End).

Colin Ryan as John Webster
Colin Ryan’s theatre credits include Wendy and Peter Pan with the RSC; Macbeth and The Lightning Child at Shakespeare’s Globe; A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Northampton Royal & Derngate; Deadkidsongs at the Theatre Royal Bath; The Importance of Being Earnest at the Riverside Studios and I Was Looking At The Ceiling And Then I Saw The Sky at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.


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