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Douglas Hodge 'The Actor as Director' Masterclass


Tuesday 19 May / 2.30 pm / Theatre Royal Haymarket

Douglas Hodge is an Olivier Award-winning actor, director and musician who has had great success and achieved critical acclaim for his various roles and projects.

Douglas is considered to be one of the foremost interpreters of Harold Pinter, having appeared in more than ten Pinter plays including: No Man’s Land, Moonlight (Almeida and West End), The Collection, The Lover (Donmar Warehouse), Betrayal (National) and The Caretaker (West End). He also made his directing debut with a revival of Harold Pinter’s Dumb Waiter at Oxford Playhouse.

Amongst Hodge’s other stage credits are Pericles, King Lear (National), Three Sisters (West End), the world premiere of Joe Penhall’s Dumb Show (Royal Court) - for which he was nominated for an Evening Standard Award and Michael Grandage’s West End revival of Guys and Dolls, opposite Ewan McGregor - for which he was nominated for both Olivier and Whatsonstage Theatregoers’ Choice Awards. He was also recently nominated at the Oliver Awards in the 'Best actor in a musical' catergory for his interpretation of drag queen Albin in original revival production of La Cage aux Folles at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

He is also an accomplished singer/songwriter, who regularly performs live at venues in Oxford and who recently released his first album, Cowley Road Songs. He is also an Associate Director of the Donmar Warehouse.

Douglas will be discussing what is involved when an actor also works as a director. There will also be an opportunity to ask him questions about his long and varied career.