My blog has quite a lot of posts about Samuel West (Julius Caesar, On Chesil Beach and Darkest Hour) and Charles Edwards (My Fair Lady Australian tour and Henry IX).

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Samuel West

[updated 19 March 2016]

(screencap from episode 2 of Eternal Law)
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Current and upcoming projects
The World Encompassed (Aldeburgh Music, 26 March 2016)
Shakespeare on Film (BBC Concert Orchestra, 4 April 2016)
Shakespeare's Silence (17 April 2016), BBC Radio 4
Garrick's Ode (tour, April-May 2016; broadcast on BBC Radio 3, 22 April 2016)
The Complete Walk: Much Ado About Nothing (23-24 April 2016), Benedick
The Lightless Sky (25 April 2016)
Theatre 2016 conference (13 May 2016)
Present Laughter (Theatre Royal Bath 22 June-9 July and Cambridge Arts Theatre 25-30 July), Garry Essendine
Shakespeare and Music (Menuhin School, 10 July 2016)
Kreutzer vs Kreutzer (Royal Festival Hall, 9 October 2016)
CBeebies Bedtime Stories (3 more stories TBA)
The Hollow Crown: Henry VI Part 1 (2016), the Bishop of Winchester




Acting (partial credits)

Present Laughter (Theatre Royal Bath 22 June-9 July and Cambridge Arts Theatre 25-30 July), Garry Essendine
Young Chekhov season (September-November 2015), Chichester Festival Theatre
- Ivanov, Ivanov
- The Seagull, Trigorin
An Oak Tree (July 2015), National Theatre, the Father
Waverley [reading] (June 2014), Borders Book Festival, Edward Waverley
Codpieces [reading] (January 2014), Park Theatre
Edvard [reading] (2013), RADA, Edvard Munch
Uncle Vanya (October 2012-January 2013), Vaudeville Theatre, Astrov
A Number (October 2011), Fugard Theatre, Bernard (aged 35)/Bernard (aged 40)/Michael Black
Belarus: Zone of Silence (December 2010), Young Vic
A Number (September-November 2010), Menier Chocolate Factory, Bernard (aged 35)/Bernard (aged 40)/Michael Black
Extract from Generation Jeans [reading] (August 2010), HighTide Arts Club/Fringe Central (Edinburgh)
Enron (July-August, September-November 2009; January-May 2010), Chichester Festival Theatre, Royal Court, Noel Coward Theatre, Jeffrey Skilling
- Nominated TMA Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Play
- Nominated Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor
- Nominated whatsonstage.com Award for Best Actor in a Play
- Nominated Olivier Award for Best Actor
A Family Affair (July 2009), Oxford Playhouse
Harold Pinter: A Celebration (June 2009), National Theatre
Freshwater (May 2009), Charleston Festival
The Uncertainty of the Situation [reading] (March 2009), Royal Court, Robert/Editor
The Family Reunion (November 2008-January 2009), Donmar Warehouse, Harry
Just So (August 2008), Trafalgar Studios, narrator
Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (March-April 2008), Public Theatre (New York), Guy
The State We're In [reading] (February 2008), Trafalgar Studios, Tommy Price
24 Hour Plays "Fighters" (November 2007), Old Vic, Patrick
Betrayal (May-July 2007), Donmar Warehouse, Robert
- Nominated whatsonstage.com Award for Best Ensemble Performance
Family Voices [reading] (November 2006), Crucible Theatre (Sheffield), the son
A Number (October-November 2006), Studio Theatre (Sheffield) and Minerva Theatre, Bernard (aged 35)/Bernard (aged 40)/Michael Black
The Exonerated (May 2006), Riverside Studios, Kerry Max Cook
Much Ado About Nothing (September-November 2005), Crucible Theatre (Sheffield), Benedick
Doctor Faustus (September 2004), Minerva Theatre, Faustus
The Master and Margarita (July-September 2004), Chichester Festival Theatre, The Master
The Way of the World (2003), Wilton's Music Hall
The Battle of Stalingrad (2002), Bite:02 Festival, narrator
Hamlet (March 2001-April 2002), Royal Shakespeare Company, Hamlet
- Won London Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Shakespearean Performance
- Won Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Actor
Richard II (March 2000-April 2001), Royal Shakespeare Company, Richard II
The Lady's Not For Burning [reading] (September 1999), National Theatre (Lyttelton), Nicholas Devize
Father and Son, Son and Father (March 1999), Southwark Cathedral
Antony and Cleopatra (October-December 1998), National Theatre, Octavius Caesar
Journey's End (January-February 1998), The King's Head Theatre, Captain Stanhope
Henry IV Part I and Part II (October 1996-March 1997), English Touring Theatre, Hal
The Importance of Being Earnest (December 1993-January 1994), Royal Exchange Theatre, Algernon
Arcadia (April-November 1993), National Theatre, Valentine
Westward Ho ["Read Not Dead" reading] (1993), Globe Theatre
Mr. Cinders (December 1992-February 1993), King's Head Theatre, Jim Lancaster
Cain (September 1992), Minerva Theatre, Cain
The Sea (December 1991-April 1992), National Theatre, Willy Carson
Hidden Laughter (June 1990), Vaudeville Theatre, Nigel
A Life in the Theatre (October 1989-February 1990), Theatre Royal Haymarket and Strand Theatre, John
The Bread-Winner (1989), Theatre Royal Windsor and tour
Les Parents Terribles (February 1989), Orange Tree Theatre, Michael
The Browning Version (1985), Birmingham Repertory Theatre, John Taplow

Film and TV
The Hollow Crown: Henry VI Part 1 (2016), the Bishop of Winchester
CBeebies Bedtime Stories (2016)
- Angry Arthur
- The Jumblies
The Complete Walk: Much Ado About Nothing (2016), Benedick
Shakespeare Solos: Henry V (2016), Henry V
Creditors (2015)
Suffragette (2015), Benedict Haughton
The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015)(TV), Sir William Chester
W1A series 2 episode 1 (2015)(TV), Richard Cartwright
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (2015)(TV), Sir Walter Pole
If I Don't Come Home: Letters From D-Day (2014)(TV), Norman Skinner
The Crimson Field episode 4 (2014)(TV), Elliot Vincent
Mr Selfridge (2013-16)(TV), Frank Edwards
Fleming (2014)(TV), Admiral John Godfrey
Hyde Park on Hudson (2012), King George VI
The British episode 4 (2012)(TV), Samuel Pepys
Eternal Law (2012)(TV), Zak Gist
Law & Order: UK series 5 episode 5 "Intent" (2011)(TV), Lucas Boyd
In Love With Shakespeare (2011)(TV)
Garrow's Law series 2 episode 4 (2010)(TV), Thomas Erskine
Any Human Heart (2010)(TV), Peter Scabius
Murder on the Orient Express (2010)(TV), Dr Constantine
Dark Relic (2010)(TV), Friar George
Harold Pinter - A Celebration (2010)(TV)
Albert Schweitzer (2009), Phil Figgis
Desperate Romantics episode 4 (2009)(TV), Lord Rosterley
New Tricks series 6 episode 3 "Fresh Starts" (2009)(TV), David Fleeting
Out of Time (2009), Miller (voice)
Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)(TV), Ted Heath
Midsomer Murders series 10 episode 2 "The Animal Within" (2007)(TV), Jeremy Thacker
Random Quest (2006) (TV), Colin Trafford
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries series 5 episode 3 "Chinese Walls" (2006)(TV), Tony Wainwright
E=mc² (2005)(TV), Humphry Davy
Ring of the Nibelungs (aka Curse of the Ring/Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King/Sword of Xanten) (2004)(TV), King Gunther
Foyle's War series 3 episode 1 "The French Drop" (2004)(TV), Lt. Col. James Wintringham
Van Helsing (2004), Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Essential Poems to Fall in Love With (2003)(TV)
- "Meeting at Night", Robert Browning
- "Proposal", Tom Vaughan
Cambridge Spies (2003)(TV), Anthony Blunt
Imagine series 2 episode 3 "Entertaining Mr Soane" (2003)(TV), Wightwick
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2003), Pongo
Waking the Dead series 2 episodes 1-2 "Life Sentence" (2002)(TV), Thomas Rice
Shrink (2002), George
Iris (2001), Young Maurice
Pandaemonium (2000), Robert Southey
Bring Me Your Love (2000), Doctor Jensen
Complicity (2000), Neil
Longitude (2000)(TV), Nevil Maskelyne
The Skip (199?) (director James Wood, producer David Thwaites, co-star Anna Wilson Jones, broadcast on Channel Four)
Runt (1999), Pork
Notting Hill (1999), Anna's Co-Star
Hornblower episode 4 "The Frogs and the Lobsters" (aka Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War) (1999)(TV), Major Edrington
The Dance of Shiva (1998), Lt. Davis
Rupert's Land (1998), Rupert McKay
Stiff Upper Lips (1998), Edward
I Hate Christmas Too (1997)(TV), World War I soldier
The Ripper (1997)(TV), Prince Albert Victor Edward
Over Here (1996)(TV), Archie Bunting
Jane Eyre (1996), St. John Rivers
Strangers "Costumes" (1996)(TV), Simon
Heavy Weather (1995)(TV), 'Monty' Bodkin
Zoya (1995)(TV), Nicolai
Persuasion (1995)(TV), Mr. Elliot 
Carrington (1995), Gerald Brenan
The Vacillations of Poppy Carew (1995)(TV), Victor
Open Fire (1994)(TV), Steven Waldorf
A Feast at Midnight (1994), Chef
Screen One "A Breed of Heroes" (1994)(TV), Lt. Charles Thoroughgood
As Time Goes By series 3 episode 1 "We'll Always Have Paris" (1994)(TV), Terry
Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (1993)(TV), Cyrian

... earlier screen credits can be viewed at IMDB // Wikipedia // BFI // United Agents

Votes for Women (September 2013), BBC Radio 3, Geoffrey Stonor
Present Laughter (April 2013), BBC Radio 4, Garry Essendine
Kathleen and Con (February 2013), BBC Radio 4, Captain Scott
Life and Fate episode 5 "Journey" (September 2011), BBC Radio 4, Liss
Five Days in May (November 2010), BBC Radio 4, David Cameron
The Vanishing (October 2010), BBC Radio 4, Rex
Faust (September 2010), BBC Radio 3, Faust
Spitfire (September 2010), BBC Radio 4, RJ Mitchell
Summer Lightning (July 2010), BBC Radio 4, Hugo
The Better Half (May 2009), BBC Radio 4, David
From Fact to Fiction series 6 episode 1 "Coughs and Sneezes" (May 2009), BBC Radio 4, Dan
Dr No (May 2008), BBC Radio 4, Pleydel-Smith
Looking for Angels "Otherkin" (August 2007), BBC Radio 4, Neil
The Homecoming (March 2007), BBC Radio 3, Lenny
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (December 2006), BBC Radio 4, Sir Gawain
Family Voices (November 2006, December 2006), BBC Radio Sheffield & BBC Radio 3, the son
High Table, Lower Orders series 2 (April-May 2006), BBC Radio 4, Simon
High Table, Lower Orders series 1 (February-March 2005), BBC Radio 4, Simon
The H File (September 2003), BBC Radio 4, Max Roth
Coriolanus (October 2002), BBC Radio 3, Coriolanus
Of Love and Other Demons (April 2002), BBC Radio 3, Delaura
Fatal Loins (October 2001), BBC Radio 4, Romeo
Smiles of a Summer Night (August 2001), BBC Radio 4
Victorian Marriage Beds "Singleheart" (January 2001), BBC Radio 4
Aire and Angels (September 2000), BBC Radio 4, John Donne
Barnes and Molly (May 2000), BBC Radio 4, Barnes Wallis
Richard II (April 2000), BBC Radio 4, Richard II
A Midsummer Night's Dream (September 1999), BBC Radio 3, Lysander
Beyond the Pole (May-June 1999), BBC Radio 4
The Blue Flower (May 1999), BBC Radio 4, Fritz
Summoned by Shelves (April 1999), BBC Radio 4
Rites of Passage (August 1998), BBC Radio 4, Edmund Talbot
The Reith Affair (August 1998), BBC Radio 4, Charlie Bowser
Armstrong and Miller (March 1998), BBC Radio 4
The Merchant of Venice (September 1997), BBC Radio 4, Bassanio
The Fair Hearing (June 1997), BBC Radio 4
Seaton's Aunt (1996), BBC Radio, Rupert Withers
Dombey and Son (1996), BBC Radio 4, Walter Gay
Steven Berkoff's Macbeth (1995), BBC Radio 4, Macduff
The Chronicles of Clovis (1995), BBC Radio 4
Here (May 1995), BBC Radio 4, Phil
Führer (April-May 1995), BBC Radio 4, Gustl
Ben Hur (March-April 1995), BBC Radio 4, Massala
Bomber (February 1995), BBC Radio 4, Sam Lambert
La vie de Bohème (1994), BBC Radio 4, Rodolphe
Kipling in Love: In the Pride of His Youth (1994), BBC Radio, Dicky Hatt
Arcadia (1993), BBC Radio 3, Valentine
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (July 1992), BBC Radio 4
Larry the Lamb (1992), BBC Radio 4, Larry
From Morning Sun Till Dine (1992), BBC Radio 4, Chris
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" (November 1990), BBC Radio 4, James
The Holy Terror (1989), BBC Radio 3, Josh

The Diary of River Song (2016), Big Finish, Mr Song
Mask of Tragedy (2014), Big Finish, Aristophanes
Love Letters in a Time of War (2012), English Serenata, Ernest Hall and Alvar Liddells
A Shropshire Lad (2011), Naxos
Demon Quest: A Shard of Ice (2010), BBC Audio, Albert Tiermann
Readings from Poets Corner (2009), River Productions
- "Ode to the West Wind", Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Vengeance of Morbius (2008), Big Finish, Morbius
Poems of Natural Beauty (2007), Blue Dot Music
The Great Poets: John Keats (2007), Naxos
- "Great Spirits now on Earth are sojourning"
- "Much have I travelled in the realms of gold"
- "On the sea"
- "Wherein lies happiness?"
- "On Sitting Down to read King Lear once Again"
- "Bright Star! Would I were steadfast as thou"
- "Old Meg she was a Gipsy"
- "Deep in the shady sadness of a vale"
- "A casement high and triple-arched there was"
- "Why did I laugh tonight? No voice will tell"
- "To Sleep"
- "Ode to Psyche"
- "A haunting music, sole perhaps and lone"
- "This living hand, now warm and capable"
- "When I have fears that I may cease to be"
- "The Eve of St Agnes" (with Sarah Woodward)
John Betjeman: A First Class Collection (2006), BBC Audiobooks
- Disc 1
"The City"
"On a Portrait of a Deaf Man"
"In the Public Gardens"
"The Cockney Amorist"
"A Shropshire Lad"
"A Child III"
- Disc 2
"The Varsity Students' Rag"
"The Licorice Fields at Pontefract"
"Death in Leamington"
"Lenten Thoughts of a High Anglican"
"The Planster's Vision"
"The Metropolitan Railway"
"Preface to 'High and Low'"
Poetry Please 25th Anniversary Anthology (2004), BBC Audiobooks
- Disc 1
"R.I.P.", Alan Garner
"Lullaby", W.H. Auden
- Disc 2
"The Planster's Vision", John Betjeman
"Death, Be Not Proud", John Donne
"I Said I Splendidly Loved You", Rupert Brooke
Classic Romance (2006), Naxos
- Disc 1
extract from Peter Pan
- Disc 3
extract from Henry V
Henry V (2000), Naxos, Henry V
Seven Ages: An Anthology of Poetry with Music (2000), Naxos
- Disc 1
"Longest Journey"
John Keats: Realms Of Gold (1999), Naxos
- Won Audie award (2000)(via Wikipedia)
Poetry Please: War Poetry v. 3 (1998), BBC Radio Collection
All's Well That Ends Well (1998), Arkangel, Bertram
Much Ado About Nothing (1998), Arkangel, Benedick
Lady Windermere's Fan (1997), Naxos, Lord Windermere
My Life and Works (1996), Trollope Society
Great Speeches in History (1996), Naxos
- Disc 1
William Of Normandy (1066)
Martin Luther (1521)
King Charles I (1649)
William Pitt The Elder (1741)
- Disc 2
William Pitt The Younger (1792)
Georges Danton (1793)
George Canning (1798)
Robert Emmett (1802)
Lord Macaulay (1831)
Great Narrative Poems of the Romantic Age (1996), Naxos
Shelley: Collected Works (1995), EMI

Narration - TV/film/DVD
The Eichmann Show (2014)(TV), BBC2
Fabergé: A Life of its Own (2014), Mark Stewart Productions
Questioning Darwin (2014)(TV), HBO
I Was There: The Great War Interviews (2014)(TV), BBC2
The Genius of Turner: Narrating the Industrial Revolution (2013)(TV), BBC2
Secrets of Highclere Castle (2013)(TV), PBS
Neil Armstrong - First Man on the Moon (2012)(TV), BBC2
Moominland Tales (2012)(TV), BBC4

Hitler's Children (2012)(TV), BBC2
Secrets of the Manor House (2012)(TV), PBS
King George and Queen Mary (2012)(TV), BBC2
Codebreaker (2011)(TV), Channel 4
Wikileaks: Secrets and Lies (2011)(TV), More4
The Maharajas' Motor Car: The Story of Rolls-Royce in India (2011)(TV), BBC4
Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters (2011)(TV), Channel 4
Heath vs. Wilson (2011)(TV), BBC4
Smugglers (2011)(TV), ITV1
Verdi's Othello (2011)(TV), BBC2
From Haiti's Ashes (2011)(TV), BBC2
Private Life of a Masterpiece "The Adoration of the Christ Child" (2010)(TV), BBC2
Warsaw Ghetto: The Unfinished Film (2010)(TV), More4
Secret Iraq (2010)(TV), BBC2
The Wounded Platoon (2010)(TV), BBC2
The Private Life of an Easter Masterpiece "The Descent from the Cross" (2010)(TV), BBC2
Edward VII - Prince of Pleasure (2010)(TV), BBC2
Horizon "Is Everything We Know About The Universe Wrong?" (2010)(TV), BBC2
Murder on the Lake (2010)(TV), BBC4
The Private Life of a Christmas Masterpiece "The Mystic Nativity" (2009)(TV), BBC2
Horizon "Who's Afraid of a Big Black Hole?" (2009)(TV), BBC2
Lines of Flight (2009)
English Heritage (2009)(TV), BBC2
The Private Life of an Easter Masterpiece "The Taking of Christ" (2009)(TV), BBC2
World War Two: Behind Closed Doors (2008)(TV), BBC2
Daniel Libeskind: The Making of an Architect (2007)(TV), Lion Television
Horizon "The Six Billion Dollar Experiment" (2007)(TV), BBC
Rescue Emergency "Iranian Embassy Siege" (2007)(TV), Granada
Rescue Emergency "The Brighton Bombing" (2007)(TV), Granada
Heavy Water: A Film for Chernobyl (2006), Seventh Art Productions
After the War (2005)(TV), BBC2
Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution (2005)(TV), BBC
In Search of Mozart (2005), Seventh Art Productions
Valley of the Golden Baboon (2004)(TV), National Geographic
Historians of Genius: Macauley (2004)(TV), BBC4
Edge of Life (2004)(TV), BBC2
The Private Life of a Masterpiece (2004)(TV), BBC2
Korngold: Between Two Worlds (2003), Arthaus Musik
The Men from the Agency (2003)(TV), BBC4
Tom Paulin on Wordsworth: The Secrets of Tintern Abbey (2002)(TV), BBC4
Akhenaten and Nefertiti (2002)(TV), BBC/History Channel
The Coldest March (2002)(TV), Channel 4
Timewatch "Nero's Golden House" (2001)(TV), BBC
Horror in the East (2001)(TV), BBC
The SS in Britain (2001)(TV), ITV
Biography "Anne Frank: The Life of a Young Girl" (2001)(TV), A&E
Horror in the East (2000)(TV), BBC2
Horizon "Miracle in Orbit" (2000)(TV), BBC
History Zone Films: Remember the Alamo (2000)(TV), BBC2
History of Britain by Simon Schama: King Death (2000)(TV), BBC2
Dame Alicia Markova: The People's Ballerina (2000)(TV), BBC1
Battle of the Sexes: in the Animal World (1999)
Mau Mau (1999)(TV), Channel 4
War of the Century (1999)(TV), BBC
Living Britain (1999)(TV), BBC
The Babymakers (1999)(TV), Channel 4
Icemen (1998)(TV), BBC2
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (1998), Insite Video Communications
Tales From the Tower (1998)(TV), The Learning Channel
The Whirl of Vanity Fair (1998)(TV), BBC1
The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997)(TV), BBC
The Aristocracy (1997)(TV), BBC2
Against Nature (1997)(TV), Channel 4
All in the Genes (1996)(TV), Carlton Television

Narration - radio
Shakespeare's Silence (April 2016), BBC Radio 4
Sunday Feature "Charles Dickens: Great Expectations"(January 2016), BBC Radio 3
The Long View (July 2014), BBC Radio 4
Today (July 2014), BBC Radio 4
Just So Stories (June 2014), BBC Radio 4 Extra
Just So Science series 2 (June 2014), BBC Radio 4
Words and Music "Music on the Brink" (January 2014), BBC Radio 3 (with Carolyn Pickles)
In Tune (September 2013), BBC Radio 3
Words and Music "The Low Countries" (September 2013), BBC Radio 3 (with Maxine Peake)

Just So Science series 1 (January 2013), BBC Radio 4
Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure (November 2012), BBC Radio 4
The Other Dickens (July 2012), BBC Radio 3
Night Waves (June 2012), BBC Radio 3
Poetry Please (May 2012), BBC Radio 4
In Tune Springtime Special (February 2012), BBC Radio 3
Archive on 4 "Attention All Shipping" (February 2012), BBC Radio 4
With Great Pleasure (with Prunella Scales, February 2012), BBC Radio 4
With Great Pleasure (with Julia & Malcolm Donaldson, February 2012), BBC Radio 4
All That I Am (October-November 2011), BBC Radio 4 (with Hattie Morahan and Sara Kestelman)
Lost Voices series 3 episode 2 (April 2011), BBC Radio 4
With Great Pleasure (with Harriet Walter, February 2011), BBC Radio 4
Readings from the King James Bible (January 2011), BBC Radio 4
- Episode 1 "Creation"
- Episode 5 "The Baptism of Jesus"
Open Book (December 2010), BBC Radio 4
Words and Music "The Old Refrain" (with Nancy Carroll, August 2010), BBC Radio 3
A Brief History of Mathematics (with Julian Wadham, June 2010), BBC Radio 4
I Come From There: The Poetry of Mahmoud Darwish (May 2010), BBC Radio 3
The Aspern Papers (April-May 2010), BBC Radio 4
Words and Music "Borders" (with Penelope Wilton, January 2010), BBC Radio 3
Broadcasting House (November 2009), BBC Radio 4
High Flight (November 2009), BBC Radio 4
Night Waves "Radio 3 Sonnets Day Preview" (May 2009), BBC Radio 3
Words and Music "Young and Easy" (with Hattie Morahan, March 2009), BBC Radio 3
The King's Glass (December 2007), BBC Radio 4
Words and Music "To Music" (with Diana Rigg, December 2007), BBC Radio 3
Poetry Please (November 2007), BBC Radio 4
The Adverb (July 2007), BBC Radio 3
Birds and Beasts "Wayland Smith" (March 2007), BBC Radio 4
White Nights "Switch on the Night" (December 2006), BBC Radio 4 (via bradburymedia)
John Betjeman Season (August 2006), BBC Radio 4
English Music Day (April 2006), BBC Radio 4
A Passage to India (January 2006), BBC Radio 4
The Eve of St Agnes (January 2006), BBC Radio 4
Music Matters "Peter Warlock letters" (May 2005), BBC Radio 3
Poetry Please "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" (January 2005), BBC Radio 4
The Verb "Medea: The Last Word" (July 2004), BBC Radio 3
Autumn Journal (September 2002), BBC Radio 4
Jubilee Poetry (June 2002), BBC Radio 4
Something to Declare (January 2002), BBC Radio 4
Between The Woods And The Water (September 2000), BBC Radio 4
Home of the Gentry (August 2000), BBC Radio 4
A Time of Gifts (January 2000), BBC Radio 4
Ingenious Pain (January 2000), BBC Radio 4
Two Degrees West (July 1999), BBC Radio
Postscript "Politics And The English Language" (January 1999), BBC Radio
Barrow's Boys (November 1998), BBC Radio 4
The Lyrical Ballads (September 1998), BBC Radio 4
Wilfred Owen Poems (April 1998), BBC Radio 4
Mason's Mini-Break (January 1998), BBC Radio
Settling the Score (January 1998), BBC Radio 4
Dear Diary "The Bickersteth Diaries" (June 1997), BBC Radio 4
A Month in the Country (May 1997), BBC Radio 4
Making Love To Marilyn (February 1996), BBC Radio 4
Cultural Baggage "Guns" (January 1996), BBC Radio 3

Narration - audiobooks (sorted by title)
1984, George Orwell
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho (extracts 1|2)
At the Crossing Places, Kevin Crossley-Holland
Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
- Won Gold Spoken Word award (2001)
Brighton Rock, Graham Greene
Charles Dickens Readings (with Prunella Scales)
Charlotte Gray, Sebastian Faulks
- Won Talkies Award Best Abridged Modern Fiction Category (1999)
- Won AudioFile Earphones Award
Closed Circle, Robert Goddard
The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham
Empire of the Sun, J.G. Ballard
Fair Stood the Wind for France, H.E. Bates
The Final Venture, Michael Ridpath
Firesong (Wind on Fire trilogy vol. 3), William Nicholson
Fluke, James Herbert
For Your Eyes Only, Ian Fleming
Free to Trade, Michael Ridpath
The Girl at the Lion D'Or, Sebastian Faulks
Grimm Tales, Philip Pullman
The Hairy Hands, Gene Kemp (with David Holt)
Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell
How Proust Can Change Your Life, Alain de Botton
Human Traces, Sebastian Faulks
An Imaginative Experience, Mary Wesley
In Pale Battalions, Robert Goddard
Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy
King of the Middle March, Kevin Crossley-Holland
The Lives of Christopher Chant, Diana Wynne Jones
"Livewire Classics", adapted by Peter Leigh (with Richard Bebb and Jan Francis)
The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous, Jilly Cooper
The Marketmaker, Michael Ridpath
Military Gazette: Army Edition, Mr Punch
Military Gazette: Navy Edition, Mr Punch
No Night is Too Long, Barbara Vine (with Alex Jennings and Shelley Thompson)
Out of This World (with June Whitfield)
Part of the Furniture, Mary Wesley
Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie
- Won AudioFile Earphones Award (1997)
A Possible Life, Sebastian Faulks
The Queen's Man, Sharon Penman
The Seeing Stone, Kevin Crossley-Holland
- Won Silver Spoken Word award (2001)
Slaves of the Mastery (Wind on Fire trilogy vol. 2), William Nicholson
The Solitaire Mystery, Jostein Gaarder
Sporting Gazette: Sports Edition, Mr Punch
Sporting Gazette: Sporting Pastimes Edition, Mr Punch
The Swimming Pool Library, Alan Hollinghurst
- Won AudioFile Earphones Award
Thirteen "One Hit Wanda", Kim Newman
- Won Audie Award (2014)
Trading Reality, Michael Ridpath
Travellers Gazette: At Home Edition, Mr Punch
The Two Destinies, Wilkie Collins
Under the Net, Iris Murdoch
The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams
The Way I Found Her, Rose Tremain (extracts 1|2)
The Way to Dusty Death, Alistair Maclean
The Wind Singer (Wind on Fire trilogy vol. 1), William Nicholson
The Woodlanders, Thomas Hardy
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte (with Prunella Scales)

Narration - Apps
The Poetry App (2013), Josephine Hart Foundation
Moomin, Mymble and Little My (2012), Spinfy

Narration - Other
The Road to Agincourt (2015)
The Show Must Go On (2013)
The Art of Gymnastics (2012)
The Wildlife Trusts: 100 years of nature conservation

Fire Kills (via FilmographySam)
Scottish Widows (via FilmographySam)


Artistic director
Sheffield Theatres (2005-2007)

After Electra (March-May 2015), Theatre Royal Plymouth and Tricycle Theatre
Close the Coalhouse Door (April-June 2012), tour
Waste (September-November 2008), Almeida
- Nominated whatsonstage.com Award for Best Director
- Nominated whatsonstage.com Award for Best Play Revival
Dealer's Choice (September-November 2007, December 2007 - March 2008), Menier Chocolate Factory and Trafalgar Studios
- Nominated whatsonstage.com Award for Best Director
- Nominated Olivier Award for Best Revival
As You Like It (January-February, March 2007), Crucible Theatre (Sheffield) and Swan Theatre (Stratford)
The Clean House (March-April 2006), Studio Theatre (Sheffield)
The Romans in Britain (February 2006), Crucible Theatre (Sheffield)
Insignificance (March-April 2005), tour
Three Women and a Piano Tuner (May-July 2004, June-July 2005), Minerva Theatre and Hampstead Theatre
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (March-April 2003), Bristol Old Vic
The Lady's Not For Burning (May-June 2002), Minerva Theatre
Hamlet (September 2000), RSC Fringe (Stratford)

Close the Coalhouse Door (September 2012), BBC Radio 4
Money (June 2011), BBC Radio 3

Forward Prizes for Poetry (September 2014), Queen Elizabeth Hall
Palestine Aloud: A Cultural Celebration (October 2008), Cadogan Hall


The Magic Flute (April 2007), Choir of London, Palestine tour
Cosi Fan Tutte (September-October 2003), English National Opera, Barbican Theatre
- Nominated Olivier Award for Best Opera Revival

Narration (sorted by title)
After Shakespeare (Orchestra of the Opera Rouen Normandie, November 2015)
Also Sprach Zarathustra (Barbican, February 2011), Strauss
Auden poems, Lichfield Festival (with the Endellion String Quartet) (July 2008)
Bath Mozartfest (November 2014)
The Book of Disquiet (January-February 2016), Michel van der Aa
Britten Films (Aldeburgh Festival, June 2012; Queen Elizabeth Hall, September 2013; Turner Sims, November 2013; Fairfield Halls, November 2013)
Britten in Wartime (The Halle & broadcast on BBC Radio 3; NMC 2013)
Carnival of the Animals (92nd Street Y, April 2007; Bath Mozartfest, November 2012; The Hexagon and the Southbank Centre, February 2014), Saint-Saëns
Concrete [world premiere] (Barbican Hall, January 2008 & broadcast on BBC Radio 3), Judith Weir
Enoch Arden (West Wight Freshwater Hall, 14 January 2012), Richard Strauss
Eternal Light: A Requiem (EMI Classics recording, 2008), Howard Goodall
- "Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep"
- "In Flanders Fields"
Eugene Onegin (Chandos recording, 1994), Prokofiev
Façade (Proms 2002 & broadcast on BBC Radio 3; Ryedale Festival, July 2012), William Walton
Five Centuries of Christmas (tour, November-December 1998)
The Flood (CBSO, Symphony Hall, May 2009), Stravinsky
From the Ridiculous to the Sublime (September 2011)
The Garden of Earthly Delights (Proms, August 2012), Simon Bainbridge
Garrick's Ode (tour, April-May 2016; broadcast on BBC Radio 3, 22 April 2016)
Goethe Weekend (Queen Elizabeth Hall, March 1999 and broadcast on BBC Radio 3)
Heart of Darkness (April 2013), Tarik O'Regan
Henry V (CBSO, July 1996; London Philharmonic, December 1999; Nash Ensemble, March 2002; Last Night of the Proms 2002; Halle Orchestra, November 2002; Sheffield City Hall with the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus 2002; Kennedy Center January 2003; Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, November 2004; Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, May 2008; Halle Orchestra, June 2011; Nash Ensemble, March 2013; Henley Symphony Orchestra, June 2013; BBC Concert Orchestra, June 2013 & broadcast on BBC Radio 3; Three Choirs Festival, July 2014; Minnesota Orchestra, January 2015; CBSO, January 2016) Walton
Homage to Chagall (Chagall Trio, Wigmore Hall, 1998), Philip Grange
Incidental Music to Peer Gynt (Southampton Guildhall, November 2010), Grieg
Jason and the Argonauts (Royal Albert Hall, June 2004), Howard Goodall
Kaddish, Bernstein
Kreutzer vs. Kreutzer (Australian tour, November 2010; the Globe, July 2015; Royal Festival Hall, October 2016), Beethoven/Janácek/Tognetti/Wade
Lewes Chamber Music Festival (June 2013)
Little Red Riding Hood (Southbank Centre, December 2013), Paul Patterson
Little Red Violin (92nd Street Y) [world premiere], Dudley & Isserlis
Look, Stranger (Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival, July 2013; Oxford Playhouse, October 2013 and Theatre Royal Winchester, November 2013), Auden/Britten/Utter Jazz
Morning Heroes (May 2015), Bliss
Music at Tresanton (Monsieur Croche - Readings from Debussy's writings, November 2008; Readings from Prokofiev's diaries, 19 November 2011)
Musical Extravaganza (June 2006)
Night Mail (Proms 2007 & broadcast on BBC Radio 3; Nash Ensemble, March 2013), Britten
Nocturne: The Romantic Life of Frederic Chopin (tour, July 2010; Temple Church, December 2013; Deux-Elles 2013; Octagon Theatre, November 2014), with Lucy Parham
Noye's Fludde (Harrogate, June 2013), Britten
Ode to Napoleon (incl. Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival, September 2014 and Hebrides Ensemble 1994), Schoenberg
Oedipus Rex (BBC "Rights of Spring Series" March 1997; 2001 Proms), Stravinsky
Peace in Our Time? (Garsington Opera Orchestra, July 2014)
Purbeck concerts (May 2010, June 2011, September 2012, October 2013)
Readings from Berlioz's Memoirs (Proms 1998)
Salad Days, Slade
Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross (Barbican, April 2003), Haydn
Shakespeare and Music (Menuhin School, July 2016)
Shakespeare on Film (BBC Concert Orchestra, April 2016)
A Shakespearean Symphony (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra 2002)
The Soldier's Tale (Proms 2001; Sinfonia 21, St Magnus Festival 2002; Queen Elizabeth Hall, November 2003; Ensemble 360, December 2006; LSO Chamber Ensemble, June 2007; Kew Music Festival, June 2011; Wigmore Hall, February 2012), Stravinsky
The Somme Remembered (February 2016 and broadcast on BBC Radio 3)
Some Desperate Glory (10 November 2002)
Steven Isserlis Family Concert (January 2011)
Steven Pimlott Foundation concert (March 2011)
The World Encompassed (Aldeburgh Music, March 2016)
Track to Track (July 2012), Fitkin
Verklärte Nacht (Endellion String Quartet, Bath Festival 1997), Schoenberg
Violet (a dramatisation in words and music of the life of Violet Gordon Woodhouse)
Way to the Sea (Proms 2007 & broadcast on BBC Radio 3; Nash Ensemble, March 2013), Britten
Weltethos (London 2012 Festival; Ether Festival), Jonathan Harvey
Why Handel Waggled His Wig (92nd Street Y, March 2007), Isserlis

Choral and instrumental
Choir of London (August 2013), tour to Palestine 1|2
Big Red Nose Show, Celebrity Kazoo Band (March 2011), Royal Albert Hall
Messiah, Vignette Arts (December 2010), St John's 
Choir of London (May 2006), tour to Jerusalem and the West Bank

International Musicians Seminar Master Class Concert (2 April 2013), stage manager
International Musicians Seminar open chamber music concert (10 September 2010), stage manager


Honorary degrees
University of East Anglia (2015)
University of Birmingham (2014)

Good Morning Britain (2 February 2016), ITV
Sunday Brunch (10 January 2016), Channel 4
Great Canal Journeys, More 4
- series 3 episode 2 (1 November 2015)
- series 2 episode 1 (15 March 2015)
- series 1 episode 2 (17 March 2014)

Sunday Brunch (19 January 2014), Channel 4
BBC Breakfast (16 January 2014), BBC1
BBC Breakfast (9 October 2012), BBC1
Great West End Theatres (2011), Marc Sinden Productions
BBC Breakfast (8 April 2011), BBC1

"Why Shakespeare is Awesome", Canvas (2015)
"Handyman Blues", Billy Bragg (2013)
Robin Hood tax (2011)
False Economy (2010)

Essential Classics (February 2016), BBC Radio 3
Ramblings (October 2012), BBC Radio 4
Night Waves (July 2012), BBC Radio 3
The Essay Shakespeare and Love episode 3 (April 2012), BBC Radio 3
Moments of Genius "The Second Law of Thermodynamics" (May 2010), BBC Radio 4
The Verb (April 2006), BBC Radio 3
Discovering Music "The Soldier's Tale" (November 2005), BBC Radio 3
Twenty Minutes (July 2005), BBC Radio 3

Rudyard Kipling (January 2016)
Peace Brigades International: Shakespeare and the Law (November 2015)
The Iliad (August 2015), British Museum/Almeida
Make Apartheid History (July 2015)
Lights Out (August 2014)
Proms Plus Literary (July 2014)
Intelligence Squared: Shakespeare vs. Milton (June 2014)
Cold Stars Lighting (May 2014)
Voices for Cuba (March 2014)
Belarus Free Theatre's International Contest of Contemporary Drama (ICCD) (March 2014)
Intelligence Squared: Jane Austen vs. Emily Bronte (February 2014)
Brian and Robin's Christmas Compendium of Reason (December 2013)
PEN Pinter Prize (October 2013)
Terra trailer (July 2013)
Get Reading festival (July 2013)
Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival (July 2013)
Ledbury Poetry Festival (July 2013)
Writing Revolution (May 2013)
Peace Brigades International gala (May 2013)
National Libraries Day (January 2013)
Josephine Hart Poetry Week (October 2012)
Touching Eternity (September 2012)
First Story: Stories to Make You Laugh or Cry (February 2012)
Gaza letters (January 2012)
Belarus Free Theatre: Sannikov fairy tales (December 2011)
Peace Brigades International 30th anniversary gala (November 2011)
York Gardens Library read in (February 2011)
Eloquent Protest IV (November 2009)
Harold Pinter celebration at Lord's (September 2009)
Lawrence of Arabia: The Life, The Legend (2005)
Jewish Book Week: Publisher Sans Frontières (March 2003)

West is Best, quizmaster (Bush Theatre, March 2016)
Apollo Music Projects fundraising concert (June 2014)
Sheffield City Hall Christmas Concert (December 2013)
Scene & Heard fundraiser (September 2013)
IMS Prussia Cove and Streetwise Opera fundraiser, quizmaster (June 2011)

Eastside Educational Trust
Mousetrap Theatre Projects
National Youth Arts Trust
Oxford Playhouse
Peace Brigades International
Scene & Heard
Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus

Actors Centre
Dean Close School
East 15 Acting School
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
London Dramatic Academy
London Shakespeare Workout
Marlborough Young Actors
Marlowe Society
Motley Theatre Design
Theatre Royal Haymarket (2 October, 2000; 19 November, 2002; 25 March, 2011)
University of London (Birkbeck)
York University

Council (1996-2000, 2010, 2012)
Vice-Chair of London Deputies' Committee
Ruling Council (2008-2009)
Manifesto for Theatre

National Campaign for the Arts
Board member
Arts Index

Theatre 2016 conference (May 2016)
The Lightless Sky (April 2016)
British American Project (March 2016)
UK Disability History Month (November 2015)
I'm with the banned (October 2015)
CLOA Annual General Meeting (June 2014)
My Theatre Matters (Manchester, January 2014 and Hull, April 2014)
Art Party Conference (November 2013)
My Theatre Matters (Theatre Royal York, September 2013; Birmingham, October 2013; Winchester, November 2013; Scarborough, November 2013)
Proms Plus Literary (August 2013)
Tove Jansson: Between Light and Dark (June 2013)
Shift Happens (July 2012)
Contemporary Shakespeare conference (June 2012)
Arts Index launch (December 2011)
Berry Theatre opening gala (April 2011)
Anti cuts march (26 March 2011)
British Shakespeare Association (2003, 2010)
NISDA conference (2009)
David Spinks Lecture (2009)
Inaugural Philippa Pearce Memorial Lecture (September 2008)
RSC Alternative Christmas Lecture (December 2008)
Christopher Fry Remembered, National Theatre (December 2007)

"Philip French, who elevated the film critic's profession to an art form", The Observer, 1 November 2015
"I've always loved libraries", Voices for the Library, 13 July 2015
"Caryl Churchill: the David Bowie of contemporary theatre", Telegraph, 23 April 2015
"London choir on West Bank", Sinfini Music, 3 October 2013
Shakespeare Beyond English "Richard II", Cambridge University Press, 2013
"Malin, Dogger, North Utsire? Bliss", Telegraph, 16 February 2012
"Inside the Index: financial capital", The Guardian, 31 January 2012
"Inside the Index: public funding", The Guardian, 17 January 2012
"The real star of the Tony theatre awards? The British taxpayer", The Guardian, 22 June 2011
"Heaven on earth: the Isles of Scilly", Telegraph, 13 January 2009
"Fathers and sons", The Guardian, 17 March 2007
Foreword: Actors' Yearbook 2007

Convention on Modern Liberty
Judge: Speak-A-Poem Competition (2002), Off By Heart Shakespeare (January 2012), Spotlight Showcase (July 2013), Forward Prize (2013)
Marxism Festival (2009, 2010)
National Doodle Day (2013 & 2014)
National Student Drama Festival (2008)
The Observer 1|2|3
Supporter: The Mono Box (March 2016), Baz Productions (February 2016)
Time to Talk (December 2010)
Tony Blair's Judgement Day (January 2010)
Trustee: Bristol Old Vic (2005-July 2006)

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