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Ian Charleson

 
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Stage Credits

  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1982
Sky Masterson
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1972
Performer

Photos

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25:  (L-R front row) Anton Stepmans, Stefon Bednarczyk, Ju Photo

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: (L-R front row) Anton Stepmans, Stefon Bednarczyk, Julian Clary, Anne Reid, Michael Cashman, Ian McKellen, Jack Lowden, Sean Matthias and Laurence Isaacson attend ''A Source of Life: 25 Years of the Ian Charleson Day Centre

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12/01/2015
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25:  Laurence Isaacson attends ''A Source of Life: 25 Year Photo

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Laurence Isaacson attends ''A Source of Life: 25 Years of the Ian Charleson Day Centre'', a special presentation to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Royal Free Hospital''s Ian Charleson Day Centre, at St Paul''s Chur

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12/01/2015
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25:  Matthew Kelly attends ''A Source of Life: 25 Years of Photo

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Matthew Kelly attends ''A Source of Life: 25 Years of the Ian Charleson Day Centre'', a special presentation to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Royal Free Hospital''s Ian Charleson Day Centre, at St Paul''s Church o

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Date:
12/01/2015
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25:  Michael Cashman attends ''A Source of Life: 25 Years  Photo

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Michael Cashman attends ''A Source of Life: 25 Years of the Ian Charleson Day Centre'', a special presentation to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Royal Free Hospital''s Ian Charleson Day Centre, at St Paul''s Church

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Date:
12/01/2015
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25:  Julian Clary attends ''A Source of Life: 25 Years of  Photo

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Julian Clary attends ''A Source of Life: 25 Years of the Ian Charleson Day Centre'', a special presentation to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Royal Free Hospital''s Ian Charleson Day Centre, at St Paul''s Church on

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Date:
12/01/2015

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1982
Sky Masterson

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1972
Performer


Ian Charleson Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1984 - Actor of the Year in a New Play
Ian CharlesonFool For Love

Ian Charleson News

Full Cast Announced For The World Première of MAD HOUSE, Starring David Harbour and  Photo Full Cast Announced For The World Première of MAD HOUSE, Starring David Harbour and Bill Pullman
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

Joining the previously announced David Harbour and Bill Pullman are Hanako Footman, Akiya Henry, Sinead Matthews, Charlie Oscar and Stephen Wight. Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, the production opens on 26 June at the Ambassadors Theatre, with previews from 15 June, and runs until 4 September.

THE CROWN's Peter Morgan to Present World Premiere of Stage Play PATRIOTS Starring To Photo THE CROWN's Peter Morgan to Present World Premiere of Stage Play PATRIOTS Starring Tom Hollander
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

Peter Morgan, creator of The Crown, will be presenting the world premiere of his stage play Patriots, starring Tom Hollander, at London’s Almeida Theatre in July. The play focuses on Russian oligarchs,

Troupe Announces The World Première of a New Adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's A Photo Troupe Announces The World Première of a New Adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's A SINGLE MAN at Park Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2022

Troupe today announces the world première of a new adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man by Simon Reade. Directed by Philip Wilson, the production opens in Park200 at Park Theatre on 21 October, with previews from 19 October, and runs until 26 November.

Janie Dee, Jonathan Hyde, Robert Mountford and Hannah Morrish Will Lead CANCELLING SO Photo Janie Dee, Jonathan Hyde, Robert Mountford and Hannah Morrish Will Lead CANCELLING SOCRATES at Jermyn Street Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

The full cast of the world premiere of Howard Brenton's new play, Cancelling Socrates is announced by Jermyn Street Theatre today.

Meet the Cast of MACBETH Photo Meet the Cast of MACBETH
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2022

Macbeth begins performances tonight, March 29, 2022, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) and opens on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Learn more about the cast bringing this show back to the stage!

Meet the Cast of FLYING OVER SUNSET on Broadway Photo Meet the Cast of FLYING OVER SUNSET on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2021

Flying Over Sunset has returned to previews on Broadway! Learn more about the cast bringing the musical to life!

Michael Pennington Will Lead THE TEMPEST at Jermyn Street Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2021

On November 25, Michael Pennington will pick up his staff and books and don his robes once more, to return to the Jermyn Street Theatre stage to play Prospero in this critically hailed production of Shakespeare’s final play. 

Esh Alladi, Tom Mothersdale & Ayesha Antoine to Star in OUT WEST at Lyric Hammersmith Photo Esh Alladi, Tom Mothersdale & Ayesha Antoine to Star in OUT WEST at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021

The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre today announced casting and releases images for its summer reopening production Out West. Esh Alladi will play a young Gandhi in Tanika Gupta's The Overseas Student, Tom Mothersdale will play new father Jack in Simon Stephens' Blue Water and Cold and Fresh and Ayesha Antoine will play security guard Donna in Roy Williams' Go, Girl.

Casting Update For BACH & SONS at The Bridge Photo Casting Update For BACH & SONS at The Bridge
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2021

Joining Simon Russell Beale who will play Johann Sebastian Bach in the world premiere of Nina Raine's Bach & Sons are Samuel Blenkin as Carl, Pandora Colin as Maria Barbara, Ruth Lass as Katharina, Douggie McMeekin as Wilhelm, Racheal Ofori as Anna Magdalena and Pravessh Rana as Frederick the Great.

Helen McCrory, In Admiring, Awestruck Memory Photo Helen McCrory, In Admiring, Awestruck Memory
by Matt Wolf - Apr 19, 2021

No death of course is easy to absorb, especially one as premature and shocking as that of Helen McCrory, whose surrender to cancer late last week, age 52, came like the most brutal and sudden of thunderclaps. The announcement was made via Twitter on Friday by her husband, Damian Lewis, and I doubt I’m the only one who reacted with moist-eyed disbelief.

Ian Charleson Videos

VIDEO: Welcome to His Home! Harry Hadden-Paton Tours Henry Higgins' House at MY FAIR  VideoVIDEO: Welcome to His Home! Harry Hadden-Paton Tours Henry Higgins' House at MY FAIR LADY
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2019

Harry Hadden-Paton has grown accustomed to his home on Wimpole Street and he's giving us a tour of Michael Yeargan's Tony-nominated scenic design! Go inside Henry Higgins' home in the video below.

Backstage with Richard Ridge: An (Extra)Ordinary Man- Tony Nominee Harry Hadden-Paton VideoBackstage with Richard Ridge: An (Extra)Ordinary Man- Tony Nominee Harry Hadden-Paton Explains How He Ended Up in MY FAIR LADY
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 7, 2018

'Bart [Sher] and I spoke a long time about this character. I think the key to him is that he is passionate and obsessive about the work and his job. What's he's not good at is emotions- understanding other people's emotions and understanding his own emotions,' says Harry Hadden-Paton. 'The joy of an being an actor is taking someone on a journey. Now I'm digging my heals and making him cruel, patronizing and self-obsessed, then taking him on a journey of self-discovery that has come about through [Eliza].' 

BWW Review: DICKIE BEAU: RE-MEMBER ME, Latitude Festival VideoBWW Review: DICKIE BEAU: RE-MEMBER ME, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 19, 2017

'Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you: trippingly on the tongue.' Without uttering almost a single word until the final scene, Dickie Beau speaks volumes in his latest show. Mixing mediums, lip synching and Shakespeare, Dickie Beau: Re-Member Me is an eclectic Hamlet mixtape.

VIDEO: Madonna Sings PIAF's 'La Vie En Rose' on Rebel Heart Tour
by Sally Henry Fuller - Sep 20, 2015

Madonna launched her highly anticipated Rebel Heart Tour with a sold-out show at the Bell Centre in Montreal just less than two weeks ago, and BroadwayWorld has obtained a performance video! Below, watch as Madonna sings 'La Vie En Rose'- signature song of Edith Piaf, the subject of the Broadway musical PIAF- with just a ukelele as accompaniment!

VIDEO: First Look - Dan Stevens Stars in New Thriller THE GUEST
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 26, 2014

Picturehouse has debuted a teaser trailer for director Adam Wingard's THE GUEST, starring Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick, Chase Williamson and Brendan Meyer.


Ian Charleson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ian Charleson been in?
Ian Charleson has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Ian Charleson been in?
Ian Charleson has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Ian Charleson's first West End show?
Ian Charleson's first West End show was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which opened in 1972

What awards has Ian Charleson been nominated for?
Actor of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Fool For Love .