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Derek Griffiths

 
Bio:
Derek Griffiths West End theatre includes: Sing a Rude Song, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Black Mikado, The Travelling Music Show, The Secret Life of Cartoons, Run for Your Wife, Dry Rot, Aladdin, Snow White, Babes in the Wood, Miss Saigon, Beauty & The Beast, Noises Off, Twelfth Night, Chitty ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Derek Griffiths West End theatre includes: Sing a Rude Song, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Black Mikado, The Travelling Music Show, The Secret Life of Cartoons, Run for Your Wife, Dry Rot, Aladdin, Snow White, Babes in the Wood, Miss Saigon, Beauty & The Beast, Noises Off, Twelfth Night, Chitty ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2021
Major Metcalf [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Production, 1997
Lumiere
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1975
Ko-Ko
  [West End]
London Production, 1973
Performer

Photos

Indira Varma as Queen Marguerite, Derek Griffiths as the Guard Photo

Indira Varma as Queen Marguerite, Derek Griffiths as the Guard

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07/23/2018
Derek Griffiths as the Guard Photo

Derek Griffiths as the Guard

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07/23/2018
Derek Griffiths as the Guard Photo

Derek Griffiths as the Guard

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07/23/2018
Derek Griffiths and Adrian Scarborough Photo

Derek Griffiths and Adrian Scarborough

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07/04/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2021
Major Metcalf [Replacement]

  [West End]
London Production, 1997
Lumiere

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1975
Ko-Ko

  [West End]
London Production, 1973
Performer

Derek Griffiths Biography

Derek Griffiths West End theatre includes: Sing a Rude Song, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Black Mikado, The Travelling Music Show, The Secret Life of Cartoons, Run for Your Wife, Dry Rot, Aladdin, Snow White, Babes in the Wood, Miss Saigon, Beauty & The Beast, Noises Off, Twelfth Night, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Exonerated. He recently appeared at the National Theatre in Exit The King, and on tour in Driving Miss Daisy.

Other theatre includes: Measure for Measure and Twelfth Night (The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford on Avon). He received a Best Actor award for his performance in Nude with Violin, at The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, where he played many roles.

Television appearances include: Midsomer Murders, Small Axe, Casualty, Holby City, Doctors, Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, Silent Witness and Coronation Street.

Composing work includes: He wrote all the music for Heads & Tails, Bod, Two by Two, Mythical Magical Creatures, and many TV jingles. He wrote the music and lyrics for a production of The Three Musketeers at the Royal Exchange Theatre.

In 2014 he was awarded a gold award for his music for television from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. His voice can be heard on many cartoon and TV ads.




Derek Griffiths News

AND BREATHE..., Ivano Turco, Lucy St Louis, and More Take Home Black British Theatre  Photo AND BREATHE..., Ivano Turco, Lucy St Louis, and More Take Home Black British Theatre Awards
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2021

The Black British Theatre Awards (BBTAs), the UK's first award show to celebrate the excellence and influence of Black performers and creatives in the theatre industry, were held last night.

BEAUTY & THE BEAST Panto Returns to Fairfield Halls This Year Photo BEAUTY & THE BEAST Panto Returns to Fairfield Halls This Year
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2021

Dick & Dom, real names Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood, will be known to audiences from their many hit TV shows including Dick and Dom in da Bungalow; Diddy TV; Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old; Absolute Genius with Dick & Dom and many others. They are no strangers to the stage either having appeared in the West End production of Spamalot plus their many pantomime and festival appearances.

Black British Theatre Awards Announces 2021 Nominees; PHANTOM, CINDERELLA, PRINCE OF  Photo Black British Theatre Awards Announces 2021 Nominees; PHANTOM, CINDERELLA, PRINCE OF EGYPT, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2021

The Black British Theatre Awards (BBTAs), the UK's first award show to celebrate the excellence and influence of Black performers and creatives in the theatre industry, have announced the 2021 nominees.

World's Longest Running Play THE MOUSETRAP Plans May 17 Return Photo World's Longest Running Play THE MOUSETRAP Plans May 17 Return
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 1, 2021

The long-running West End production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is currently eyeing a May 17 reopening.

Watford Palace Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season Photo Watford Palace Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2019

Artistic Director Brigid Larmour today announces programming to complete Watford Palace Theatre's season for September 2019 - June 2020, following the world première of Mushy: Lyrically Speaking earlier this month. The co-production with Rifco Theatre Company is now on tour across the UK until 5 October.

Watford Palace Theatre Announces Full Cast For Patrick Hamilton's GASLIGHT Photo Watford Palace Theatre Announces Full Cast For Patrick Hamilton's GASLIGHT
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2019

Watford Palace Theatre today announce full cast for Patrick Hamilton's classic psychological thriller, Gaslight. Richard Beecham directs Hannah Hutch (Nancy), Sandra James-Young (Elizabeth), Jasmine Jones (Jack Manningham), Tricia Kelly (Inspector Rough) and Sally Tatum (Bella Manningham). The production opens on 7 October with previews from 2 October and runs until 26 October.

Watford Palace Theatre Announces A Radical Re-imagining Of Patrick Hamilton's GASLIGH Photo Watford Palace Theatre Announces A Radical Re-imagining Of Patrick Hamilton's GASLIGHT
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2019

Watford Palace Theatre today announce a radical re-imagining of Patrick Hamilton's classic psychological thriller, Gaslight, directed by Richard Beecham. The production opens on 7 October with previews from 2 October and runs until 26 October.

Review Roundup: Patrick Marber's EXIT THE KING, with Rhys Ifans Photo Review Roundup: Patrick Marber's EXIT THE KING, with Rhys Ifans
by Review Roundups - Jul 30, 2018

Somewhere in Europe the kingdom is disintegrating. It's the last day of King Berenger's life. Queen Marguerite is preparing for the end and Queen Marie is in denial. The King is 400 years old and dying, but he's clinging on for dear life...

Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING Photo Photo Flash: Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, and More Star in the National's EXIT THE KING
by Julie Musbach - Jul 23, 2018

Somewhere in Europe the kingdom is disintegrating. It's the last day of King Berenger's life. Queen Marguerite is preparing for the end and Queen Marie is in denial. The King is 400 years old and dying, but he's clinging on for dear life...

BWW Interview: Debra Gillett Talks EXIT THE KING Photo BWW Interview: Debra Gillett Talks EXIT THE KING
by Rona Kelly - Jul 16, 2018

Exit the King marks the first time Eugène Ionesco work has been performed at the National. Playing on the vast Olivier stage, this absurdist play features a cast of just six actors, an intimate staging. One of those is actress Debra Gillett, making her return to the National. With the production opening tomorrow, Debra shares how rehearsals have been going and looks ahead to how Exit the King will resonate with audiences and actors alike.


Derek Griffiths Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Derek Griffiths been in?
Derek Griffiths has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Derek Griffiths been in?
Derek Griffiths has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

What was Derek Griffiths's first West End show?
Derek Griffiths's first West End show was Two Gentlemen of Verona which opened in 1973