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James McArdle

 
Bio:
James McArdle's previous theatre works include David Hare's adaptation of Young Chekhov's Platanov and Ivanov at the National Theatre for which he won the Ian Charleson Award and was nominated in the leading actor category at the Evening Standard Theatre awards alongside a shortlist including Sir ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
James McArdle's previous theatre works include David Hare's adaptation of Young Chekhov's Platanov and Ivanov at the National Theatre for which he won the Ian Charleson Award and was nominated in the leading actor category at the Evening Standard Theatre awards alongside a shortlist including Sir ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2019
Cast
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2018
Louis Ironson
  [West End]
National Theatre Production, 2017
Louis Ironson
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2012
Harold Abrahams
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1965
Dancer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1962
Sword Dancer
  [Broadway]
1949
Child

James McArdle Biography

James McArdle's previous theatre works include David Hare's adaptation of Young Chekhov's Platanov and Ivanov at the National Theatre for which he won the Ian Charleson Award and was nominated in the leading actor category at the Evening Standard Theatre awards alongside a shortlist including Sir Kenneth Branagh, Ralph Fiennes and Sir Ian McKellen (The Telegraph). Garnering exceptional reviews across the board for his role of Iothario 'Platanov', Paul Taylor (the Independent) cites James to be "the most stunningly gifted performer to have emerged since the advent of Eddie (Redmayne)" in the Rylance era. Prior to this, James received universal acclaim for his title role in James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock, again at the National Theatre, a co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland and Edinburgh International Festival of three new plays about the 15th Century Scottish Kings. James' further credits for theatre include Macbeth at the Globe, Spur Of The Moment at the Royal Court, The Heart Of Robin Hood for the RSC and a further leading role in the universally acclaimed West End production of Chariots Of Fire. This summer James starred in the heartbreaking, 2 part drama for BBC2 from novelist Patrick Gale, Man In An Orange Shirt, directed by Michael Samuels. Further television credits include Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated The Worricker Trilogy for BBC with Ralph Fiennes and Bill Nighy, the multi-award-winning Appropriate Adult alongside Dominic West and Emily Watson, and the acclaimed "New Worlds" for Channel 4. Straight after finishing his run in Angels in America, James went on to shoot a starring role in The Working Title feature film, Mary Queen Of Scots, directed by Josie Rourke, with Saorise Ronan as Mary Stuart. James plays her half-brother, The Earl of Moray. Further feature credits include Michael Winterbottom's critically acclaimed On The Road which premiered at Berlinale 2017, The Chamber alongside Johannes Kuhnke which premiered at the LFF 2016 as well as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Private Peaceful and Yann Demange's 71.

James McArdle Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
James McArdle, Angels in America
 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
James McArdle, Angels in America
 
Olivier Awards - 2018 - Best Actor In A Supporting Role
James McArdle, Angels in America
 
Theatre World Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance Gold Star
James McArdle, Angels in America

James McArdle News

Ten New Productions Added To The National Theatre Collection For Schools, Colleges, U Photo Ten New Productions Added To The National Theatre Collection For Schools, Colleges, Universities and Libraries To Access Worldwide
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2022

With 75% of UK state secondary schools signed up to the National Theatre Collection, ten additional productions will now be available to schools, colleges and educational establishments from today in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing and ProQuest, part of Clarivate.

The National Theatre Announces New Productions For All Three South Bank Stages This S Photo The National Theatre Announces New Productions For All Three South Bank Stages This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Feb 22, 2022

The National Theatre today announces new productions for all three South Bank stages this summer: Jack Absolute Flies Again in the Olivier theatre, Much Ado About Nothing in the Lyttelton theatre and All of Us in the Dorfman theatre with tickets on sale to the public from Thursday 10 March.  

ANGELS IN AMERICA Joins the National Theatre Collection on Drama Online
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2022

The filmed performance of Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches and of Part Two: Perestroika will be added to the National Theatre Collection 2 on Drama Online in February alongside eight new films announced in November.

BWW Review: THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, Almeida Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, Almeida Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Oct 14, 2021

Saoirse Ronan provides a much needed opportunity to listen and learn from Shakespeare's tale of ambition's dangers amidst much wailing and gnashing of teeth

The Top 20 New London Shows Opening In 2021 Photo The Top 20 New London Shows Opening In 2021
by Marianka Swain - Sep 3, 2021

As theatre comes roaring back, this autumn and winter see plenty of exciting new productions, including big West End musicals and intriguing plays. Here are the shows that we’re most looking forward to seeing.

 Full Cast Announced For THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH at Almeida Theatre Photo Full Cast Announced For THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH at Almeida Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2021

Ya√ęl Farber¬†directs¬†James McArdle¬†and¬†Saoirse Ronan, in an elemental production about a world in transformation, the shadows in all of us, and one couple‚Äôs spine-chilling quest for power.¬†¬†

Saoirse Ronan Will Make Her UK Stage Debut in Almeida Theatre's THE TRAGEDY OF MACBET Photo Saoirse Ronan Will Make Her UK Stage Debut in Almeida Theatre's THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2021

Saoirse Ronan will make her UK stage debut in The Tragedy of Macbeth, playing at the Almeida Theatre in London this Fall. Four-time Academy Award-nominated Ronan makes her UK stage debut as Lady Macbeth. She made her Broadway debut as Abigail Williams in The Crucible on Broadway in 2016.

Almeida Theatre Announces New Season For 2021 Photo Almeida Theatre Announces New Season For 2021
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2021

Shows will include and breathe..., Hymn, Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Spring Awakening, and The Key Workers Cycle.

Student Blog: 11 Theatre-Adjacent Movies for Your Next Movie Night Photo Student Blog: 11 Theatre-Adjacent Movies for Your Next Movie Night
by Student Blogger: Aingea Venuto - Apr 2, 2021

Whether you do it in-person with your 'quarantine bubble', or online using a service like Netflix Party or Discord's video screening feature, here are some theatre movies and pro-shots to add to your Friday night plans.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MARE OF EASTTOWN on HBO Photo VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MARE OF EASTTOWN on HBO
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2021

Winslet stars as Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as life crumbles around her.

James McArdle Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MARE OF EASTTOWN on HBO Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MARE OF EASTTOWN on HBO

by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2021

Winslet stars as Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as life crumbles around her.

VIDEO: Andrew Garfield Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA, His First Kiss, and More on THE LATE  Videoplay
VIDEO: Andrew Garfield Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA, His First Kiss, and More on THE LATE SHOW

by Stage Tube - May 23, 2018

Andrew Garfield, currently starring in Angels in America on Broadway, appeared on last night's Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He talked about why the show is still relevant 25 years later, the interesting story of his first kiss, and more. Watch the clip below!

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA and Tony Award Dos and Don'ts Videoplay
VIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA and Tony Award Dos and Don'ts

by Stage Tube - May 15, 2018

Nathan Lane, currently starring in Angels in America, appeared on last night's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He shared his take on the Met Gala theme, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. He also talked about channeling 'the worst human being,' Roy Cohn, in his Tony-nominated Broadway play Angels in America and how he's inadvertently paying Stormy Daniels' hush money.

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Visits THE VIEW to Discuss ANGELS IN AMERICA, Trump, & More! Videoplay
VIDEO: Nathan Lane Visits THE VIEW to Discuss ANGELS IN AMERICA, Trump, & More!

by Macon Prickett - Apr 17, 2018

Nathan Lane recently appeared on THE VIEW, where he discussed the amount of research he put into his Angels in America character, Roy Cohn, and Donald Trump of course. 

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks What's Wrong With the Oscars and His Physical Confrontation  Videoplay
VIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks What's Wrong With the Oscars and His Physical Confrontation with Harvey Weinstein

by Stage Tube - Mar 6, 2018

Nathan Lane appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night. Lane explains why Seth is his favorite talk show host, what's wrong with the Oscars and what he thinks about the current state of Hollywood in the #MeToo era. He also discusses performing in Angels in America and tells a story about a physical confrontation he had with Harvey Weinstein.

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA and Passing the 'Timon' Torch to Billy Eic Videoplay
VIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA and Passing the 'Timon' Torch to Billy Eichner

by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2018

Nathan Lane appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, where he talked about his upcoming role in Angels in America. Lane also gave his well wishes to Billy Eichner who will be voicing Timon in the upcoming Lion King film.

VIDEO: Andrew Garfield Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA- 'It's Transformational' Videoplay
VIDEO: Andrew Garfield Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA- 'It's Transformational'

by Macon Prickett - Feb 9, 2018

Angels in America is on its way to Broadway and its star, Andrew Garfield, is getting ready for his return to the New York City stage! Watch below as he talks with Jimmy Fallon about the transformative and inspirational nature of the play.

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of ANGELS IN AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Jul 5, 2017

Tony Kushner's multi-award-winning two-part play ANGELS IN AMERICA is an epic operation for the National Theatre. Go backstage to see what a two-show day entails in this behind-the-scenes peek - watch the video below!

VIDEO: See Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane and More in the Trailer for National Theatre Live's ANGELS IN AMERICA Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

As previously announced, National Theatre Live will broadcast ANGELS IN AMERICA, Tony Kushner's multi-award-winning two-part play, this summer. Part One: Millennium Approaches will be in cinemas from 20 July. Part Two: Perestroika will be in cinemas from 27 July. Watch the trailer for the cinema events below!

VIDEO: Nathan Lane, Andrew Garfield and Russell Tovey Talk ANGELS IN AMERICA at the National
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell in Angels in America, currently in previews for a May 4th opening at the National Theatre. Watch stars Nathan Lane, Andrew Garfield and Russell Tovey chat about getting into character below!


James McArdle Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has James McArdle been in?
James McArdle has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has James McArdle been in?
James McArdle has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was James McArdle's first West End show?
James McArdle's first West End show was Chariots of Fire which opened in 2012

What awards has James McArdle been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Angels in America , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Angels in America Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for Angels in America and Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Angels in America .

What awards has James McArdle won?
Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Angels in America.