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Mark Rylance

 
Birth Place:
Ashford, Kent, England, UK
Bio:
Mark Rylance was born in England in 1960 and emigrated with his family to America in 1962. He lived in Connecticut until 1969 and then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he lived until returning to London in 1978. Mark trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1978-1980) under Hugh Cruttwell, ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: January 18, 1960 (62)

Birth Place: Ashford, Kent, England, UK

Bio:
Mark Rylance was born in England in 1960 and emigrated with his family to America in 1962. He lived in Connecticut until 1969 and then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he lived until returning to London in 1978. Mark trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1978-1980) under Hugh Cruttwell, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
London Tenth Anniversary Celebration, 2018
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
King Philippe V
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2016
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Premiere, 2016
Ron
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2013
Richard III
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2013
Olivia
  [West End]
Globe Theatre Transfer, 2012
Richard III
  [West End]
2012
Olivia
  [West End]
Return Engagement [West End], 2011
Johnny "Rooster" Byron
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Johnny 'Rooster' Byron
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Valere
  [West End]
London Production, 2010
Valere
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Robert
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Proteus
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
King Henry the Fifth

Writing

Author

Photos

 SACHA BARON COHEN as Abbie Hoffman, DANNY FLAHERTY as John Froines, EDDIE REDMAYNE a Photo

SACHA BARON COHEN as Abbie Hoffman, DANNY FLAHERTY as John Froines, EDDIE REDMAYNE as Tom Hayden, JEREMY STRONG as Jerry Rubin, MARK RYLANCE as William Kuntsler

From: 
Date:
07/23/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
London Tenth Anniversary Celebration, 2018
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
King Philippe V

  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2016
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Premiere, 2016
Ron

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2013
Richard III

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2013
Olivia

  [West End]
Globe Theatre Transfer, 2012
Richard III

  [West End]
2012
Olivia

  [West End]
Return Engagement [West End], 2011
Johnny "Rooster" Byron

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Johnny 'Rooster' Byron

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Valere

  [West End]
London Production, 2010
Valere

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Robert

  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Proteus

  [Off-Broadway]
1993
King Henry the Fifth

Writing
Author

Mark Rylance Biography

Mark Rylance was born in England in 1960 and emigrated with his family to America in 1962. He lived in Connecticut until 1969 and then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he lived until returning to London in 1978. Mark trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1978-1980) under Hugh Cruttwell, and The Glasgow Citizens Theatre gave him his first job in 1980, a year in repertoire, a trip to the carnival in Venice with Goldoni, and an Equity card. Mark last appeared in New York at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse in 2016 in Nice Fish, which he co-authored with the Minnesota poet Louis Jenkins, and was directed by Claire van Kampen. The play was produced by The A.R.T. and St. Ann's, having originally been produced by Joe Dowling at The Guthrie Theatre and subsequently produced by Sonia Friedman for The Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End. Mark last appeared at The Belasco Theatre in 2013 as the Countess Olivia in Twelfth Night, and Richard in Richard III. Both productions originated at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. They were subsequently produced by Sonia Friedman and directed by Tim Carroll, Artistic Director of The Shaw Festival, Canada. He has also appeared on Broadway as Johnny "Rooster" Byron in Jerusalem directed by Ian Rickson (The Music Box); Valere in La Bete (The Music Box) and Robert in Boeing Boeing (The Longacre), both directed by Matthew Warchus. He first played in NYC for A Theatre for a New Audience, Henry V and Touchstone, 1992-94. Recent film work includes Chris Nolan's Dunkirk, Steven Spielberg's Big Friendly Giant and Bridge of Spies. He is heard as Flop in "Bing Bunny" for the BBC and Thomas Cromwell in "Wolf Hall," directed by Peter Kosminsky, which was aired in America in 2015 on PBS. He will appear in Steven Spielberg's new film Ready Player One, due for release in 2018. Mark was the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (1996-2006) and during his career has acted in over 50 productions of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. He is an honorary bencher of the Middle Temple Hall in London; trustee of The Shakespearean Authorship Trust; an ambassador of SURVIVAL the movement for tribal peoples; and a patron of PEACE DIRECT, working for non-violent resolution of conflict. In 2017, he was knighted by HRH Prince William for services to Drama.

Mark Rylance Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Mark Rylance, Farinelli and The King
 
Olivier Awards - 2016 - Best Actor
Mark RylanceFarinelli And The King
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Mark Rylance, Richard III
 
Olivier Awards - 2013 - Best Actor
Mark RylanceTwelfth Night
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2011 - Best Leading Actor in a Play Gold Star
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem
 
Drama League Awards - 2011 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem
 
Drama League Awards - 2011 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Mark Rylance, La Bete
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Special Citations Gold Star
Mark Rylance, La Bête and Jerusalem
 
Olivier Awards - 2011 - Best Actor
Mark Rylance, La Bete
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actor in a Play Gold Star
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem
 
Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best Actor Gold Star
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem
 
Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best Actor Gold Star
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2009 - Best Actor Gold Star
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actor in a Play Gold Star
Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing
 
Olivier Awards - 2008 - Best Actor
Mark Rylance, Boeing Boeing
 
Theatre World Awards - 2008 - Performance Gold Star
Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing
 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Actor
Mark RylanceTwelfth Night
 
Olivier Awards - 1994 - Best Actor Gold Star
Mark RylanceMuch Ado About Nothing
 
Olivier Awards - 1983 - Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role
Mark RylanceArden Of Faversham

Mark Rylance News

Marylebone Theatre Launches With DMITRY
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

Marylebone Theatre, an exciting new London cross-arts venue, is launching with a rediscovery of an unfinished visionary work by Friedrich Schiller, which offers a revelatory perspective on the current crisis on Europe’s eastern borders. 

Amal, the 12-Foot-Tall Puppet of a Refugee Syrian Girl, is Coming to New York This Fa Photo Amal, the 12-Foot-Tall Puppet of a Refugee Syrian Girl, is Coming to New York This Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

St. Ann’s Warehouse and The Walk Productions today announced plans to bring Amal, the internationally celebrated 12-foot-tall puppet of a 10-year-old refugee Syrian girl, to New York City September 14 - October 2.

Industry Reading Of Tennyson Bardwell's New Play GLASS HOUSES Announced Photo Industry Reading Of Tennyson Bardwell's New Play GLASS HOUSES Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022

A stage reading of Tennyson Bardwell's new play Glass Houses will be held at The Players Theatre on June 21st on 115 MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village at 7pm.

St. Ann's Warehouse & Afro Latin Jazz Announce FANDANGO AT THE WALL Free Concert in B Photo St. Ann's Warehouse & Afro Latin Jazz Announce FANDANGO AT THE WALL Free Concert in Brooklyn Bridge Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

After reopening its Brooklyn waterfront theater last fall, St. Ann’s Warehouse is launching its second post-shutdown season with a continuation of large-scale outdoor performance and public art presentations that address urgent humanitarian issues.

The 2022/23 Mirvish Theatre Season Will Include HAMILTON, MEAN GIRLS, HADESTOWN, and  Photo The 2022/23 Mirvish Theatre Season Will Include HAMILTON, MEAN GIRLS, HADESTOWN, and More
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2022

The 2022/23 Mirvish Theatre Season features 14 shows ‚Äď 6 Main Season shows; 3 Off-Mirvish Season shows, and 5 Bonus shows. See the complete schedule and find out how to get tickets.

American Premiere of GOLDEN SHIELD Opens Tonight at Manhattan Theatre Club Photo American Premiere of GOLDEN SHIELD Opens Tonight at Manhattan Theatre Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club‚Äôs American premiere of¬†Golden Shield, written by¬†Anchuli¬†Felicia King¬†(White Pearl) and directed by¬†May Adrales¬†(Vietgone¬†at MTC), opens tonight at New York City Center ‚Äď Stage I (131 West 55th¬†Street).

TFANA's Production of WEDDING BAND Starring Brittany Bradford, Thomas Sadoski & More  Photo TFANA's Production of WEDDING BAND Starring Brittany Bradford, Thomas Sadoski & More Has Been Extended
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

TFANA has extended¬†the run of¬†Alice Childress‚Äôs¬†Wedding Band, directed by¬†Awoye Timpo, to May 22. (The production, which began previews April 28‚ÄĒpostponed from an original date of April 23 due to two COVID-19 cases‚ÄĒwas formerly set to close May 15).

BWW Review: JERUSALEM, Apollo Theatre Photo BWW Review: JERUSALEM, Apollo Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Apr 30, 2022

Sir Mark Rylance revisits his extraordinary Rooster Byron in a play that vibrates differently than when first staged in an England almost unrecognisable from the England of today

JERUSALEM Leads April's Top 10 New London Shows Photo JERUSALEM Leads April's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Apr 1, 2022

London is never short of temptations, whether epic West End shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a juicy revival to a new political play and a classic musical reborn, here are some of this month’s most eye-catching openings. Don’t forget to check back for BroadwayWorld’s reviews, interviews and features!

Theater Company Unearths And Updates 1730s Baroque Manuscript For Modern Audiences Photo Theater Company Unearths And Updates 1730s Baroque Manuscript For Modern Audiences
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 30, 2022

Quantum Theatre, in collaboration with Chatham Baroque and supported by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, will present Idaspe by Riccardo Broschi at the Byham Theater October 7‚Äď15, 2022 in its first full production since 1730.

Mark Rylance Videos

VIDEO: Ariana Grade & Kid Cudi Share 'Just Look Up' Performance Video VideoVIDEO: Ariana Grade & Kid Cudi Share 'Just Look Up' Performance Video
by Michael Major - Dec 10, 2021

Netflix‚Äôs star-studded comedy DON‚ÄôT LOOK UP stars Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi as pop music power couple Riley Bina and DJ Chello. The duo perform a brand-new song written and recorded specifically for the movie. ‚ÄúJust Look Up‚ÄĚ was co-written by 2-time Grammy winner Ariana Grande, Grammy winner Kid Cudi. Watch the new performance video now!

VIDEO: Sacha Baron Cohen Talks TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 & BORAT on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! VideoVIDEO: Sacha Baron Cohen Talks TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 & BORAT on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Mar 5, 2021

Sacha talks about winning two Golden Globe Awards for Borat, doing Abbie Hoffman’s accent for The Trial of the Chicago 7, the horrible mix-up when sending his audition tape to Steven Spielberg, wearing different underwear for every character he plays, and he reveals that doing a Borat bit on our show inspired him to make Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

VIDEO: Yahya Abdul-Mateen Talks Gambling With Mark Rylance on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH ME VideoVIDEO: Yahya Abdul-Mateen Talks Gambling With Mark Rylance on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2020

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II discusses the timely release of his new film The Trial of the Chicago 7, talks about the audience reception to Watchmen and reveals what it was like working with Mark Rylance.

VIDEO: Watch the Official Teaser Trailer For THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 VideoVIDEO: Watch the Official Teaser Trailer For THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2020

The first official teaser trailer has been released for Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Asolo Rep's SWEENEY TODD VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Asolo Rep's SWEENEY TODD
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Asolo Repertory Theatre's SWEENEY TODD. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. It is directed and choreographed by Peter Rothstein, who helmed the theatre's critically acclaimed 2018 production of Ragtime. Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, a book by Hugh Wheeler and from an adaptation by Christopher Bond, this musical masterwork and global phenomenon previews May 1 - 3, opens May 4 and runs through June 1.

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 23- Mark Rylance Scoops Up A Tony for BOEING, BOEING! VideoVIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 23- Mark Rylance Scoops Up A Tony for BOEING, BOEING!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2018

On Day 23 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate one of the greatest stage actors of his generation and a three-time Tony winner, Mark Rylance, who is nominated this year for his work in Farinelli and the King!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Andrew Garfield VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Andrew Garfield
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2018

Watch below as Andrew tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

VIDEO: Check Out the Latest Trailer for Upcoming Spielberg Flick READY PLAY ONE VideoVIDEO: Check Out the Latest Trailer for Upcoming Spielberg Flick READY PLAY ONE
by Macon Prickett - Feb 15, 2018

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure ‚ÄúReady Player One,‚ÄĚ based on Ernest Cline's bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Theater Talk: Mark Rylance & Claire van Kampen Explain FARINELLI AND THE KING VideoTheater Talk: Mark Rylance & Claire van Kampen Explain FARINELLI AND THE KING
by Theater Talk - Jan 22, 2018

Actor Mark Rylance (Academy Award and 2-time Tony Award winner) and playwright Claire van Kampen discuss her new play in which he stars, Farinelli and the King, with co-hosts playwright Warren Leight and Susan Haskins. Also, co-host Michael Musto goes backstage at The Oscar Hammerstein Awards for a conversation with this year's honorees, the legendary songwriting team of Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks; I Do, I Do; 110 in The Shade).

VIDEO: 'See the Future' in New READY PLAYER ONE Promotional Video VideoVIDEO: 'See the Future' in New READY PLAYER ONE Promotional Video
by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2018

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline's bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. In a new promotional video titled 'See the Future,' Cline talks about how working with Spielberg is a dream come true, and more. Watch the full video below!


Mark Rylance Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Mark Rylance been in?
Mark Rylance has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Mark Rylance been in?
Mark Rylance has appeared on London's West End in 6 shows.

What was Mark Rylance's first West End show?
Mark Rylance's first West End show was La Bete which opened in 2010

What awards has Mark Rylance been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Farinelli and The King , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Farinelli And The King , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Twelfth Night , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Twelfth Night , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Richard III , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Twelfth Night , Best Leading Actor in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Jerusalem , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Jerusalem , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jerusalem , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for La Bete , Special Citations (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for La Bête and Jerusalem , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for La Bete , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jerusalem , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Jerusalem , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Jerusalem , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Jerusalem , Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for Jerusalem , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Boeing-Boeing , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Boeing Boeing , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Boeing-Boeing , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Boeing-Boeing , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Twelfth Night Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Much Ado About Nothing and Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for Arden Of Faversham .

What awards has Mark Rylance won?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Twelfth Night, Best Leading Actor in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Jerusalem, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jerusalem, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for La Bete, Special Citations (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for La Bête and Jerusalem, Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jerusalem, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Jerusalem, Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Jerusalem, Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Jerusalem, Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for Jerusalem, Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Boeing-Boeing, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Boeing-Boeing Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Boeing-Boeingand Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Much Ado About Nothing.

How many shows has Mark Rylance written?
Mark Rylance has written 1 shows including Nice Fish (Author).