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Neil Murray is a British actor and director, known for his work on stage and screen. He was born on May 24, 1956, in Glasgow, Scotland. Murray studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, now known as the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He began his career as an actor in the 1980s, performing in various productions in the UK.


Murray made his Broadway debut in 1986 in the play "The Real Thing" by Tom Stoppard. He played the role of Brodie, a young actor, in the production. The play won the Tony Award for Best Play that year and Murray received positive reviews for his performance. He later returned to Broadway in 1993 in the play "The Invention of Love" by Tom Stoppard. He played the role of Charles L. Dodgson, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland." The play was a critical success and received multiple Tony nominations.
In addition to his work on stage, Murray has also appeared in various films and television shows. He played the role of Mr. Sowerberry in the 2005 film adaptation of "Oliver Twist" directed by Roman Polanski. Murray also had a recurring role on the British television series "Doctors" from 2004 to 2007. He played the character of Dr. Robert Fielding, a consultant psychiatrist.
Murray has also worked as a director, both on stage and screen. He directed the UK premiere of the play "The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?" by Edward Albee in 2004. The play explores the relationship between a man and a goat and received critical acclaim. Murray also directed the short film "The Last Post" in 2011, which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner.
In recent years, Murray has continued to work on stage, appearing in various productions in the UK. In 2018, he played the role of Sir John Falstaff in a production of "Henry IV Part 1" at the Royal Shakespeare Company. The production was directed by Gregory Doran and received positive reviews. Murray's most recent work was in the 2020 production of "The Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekhov at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh. He played the role of Leonid Andreyevich Gayev in the production, which was directed by David Greig.

Neil Murray Productions

 
[Broadway, 2010]
Scenic Designer
Costume Designer

Neil Murray Awards and Nominations


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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Set Design

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Obie Awards - 2010 - Design/Music

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Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Set Design

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Evening Standard Awards - 2008 - Best Designer

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Verity Bargate Award Submissions Open This April

Soho Theatre has announced the April submissions launch for its prestigious new writing competition, the Verity Bargate Award, sponsored by Character 7.
Full Cast and Creative Team Set For the UK Tour of THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Full casting and further creative team have been revealed for a new tour of Atri Banerjee's highly acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, first seen at Royal Exchange Theatre in late 2022.
Tron Theatre Appoints New Artistic Director

Tron Theatre has announced the appointment of Jemima Levick to the role of Artistic Director, following the departure of Andy Arnold in November 2023 after an almost 16-year tenure.
Sadler's Wells Announces Family Weekend This Easter

The acclaimed Sadler's Wells National Partner Company balletLORENT, based in Newcastle and run by Liv Lorent, returns to Sadler's Wells with an original story by former poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy. 
Brian May's 'Another World' Revisited With Remastered Gold Series Reissue

Restored by Bob Ludwig, the album will be reissued in multiple formats, including 1-CD and – on 180g heavyweight black vinyl – 1-LP versions. The 2CD Deluxe set adds Another Disc (mastered by Adam Ayan), while a 2-CD + 1-LP Collector’s Edition includes both CDs and a sky-blue vinyl LP in a 12” lift lid box, with a 32-page booklet and enamel badge.
What to Stream this Winter from Marquee TV

Looking for new ways to stream the performing arts content you love this winter? Check out what's available from on-demand platform Marquee TV!
Abbey Theatre Welcomes Audiences Back To The Building For ONE GOOD TURN This Month

The Abbey Theatre, today, announced it will reopen its doors and welcome audiences back to the building for the world premiere of Una McKevitt's One Good Turn. Ireland's national theatre had previously announced that the play will stream live from the Abbey stage on 25th and 26th of June and be available, on-demand, until 10th July.
THEATRE FOR ONE Begins In-Person, Live Performances Tomorrow

Performances of Theatre for One, the intimate theatrical experience that brings together one actor and one audience member, will start live, in-person performances tomorrow, December 18 at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre. The limited engagement, produced by Landmark Productions, Octopus Theatricals, and the Abbey Theatre, will play December 18-23.
Finale Of Abbey Theatre's DEAR IRELAND Series To Premiere This Month

In April, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray, Directors of the Abbey Theatre, created Dear Ireland - a moment for the country to reflect on itself in a time of crisis.
The Abbey Theatre in Partnership With Aware Presents ABBEY CALLING

This December, the Abbey Theatre will present Abbey Calling - a new initiative, bringing brilliant pieces of literature directly into the homes of those feeling isolated. A partnership with mental health charity, Aware, Abbey Calling sees 50 of Ireland's leading actors make up to 2,000 phone calls.
Abbey Theatre Announces Open Call For Commemorative Artist Bursaries

Graham McLaren and Neil Murray, Directors of the Abbey Theatre, today announced a series of artist bursaries, which will allow 14 theatre-makers to develop new work relating to the Irish War of Independence and Civil War.
The Abbey Theatre and the GAA Presents 14 Voices from the Bloodied Field

This month, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Abbey Theatre partners for the first time with the G.A.A. to give voice to the 14 men, woman, and children who were killed in Croke Park on that day.
Abbey Theatre Announces Updated Schedule For 2020

Directors of the Abbey Theatre, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray, today announced updates to the planned programme for October - December 2020:
Cast Announced For The Abbey Theatre's THE GREAT HUNGER

Graham McLaren and Neil Murray, Directors of the Abbey Theatre today announced the cast for the upcoming production of Patrick Kavanagh's poem The Great Hunger.
National Indigenous Music Awards Reveal Hall Of Fame Inductee

The National Indigenous Music Awards have revealed the Hall of Fame inductee at tomorrow night's live broadcast will be awarded posthumously to Ngarrindjeri woman Ruby Hunter.
Abbey Theatre's DEAR IRELAND Continues On 10 August 2020

In April, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray, Directors of the Abbey Theatre, created Dear Ireland - a moment for the country to reflect on itself in a time of crisis.
The Abbey Theatre Presents The Digital Premiere Of THIS BEAUTIFUL VIRTUAL VILLAGE

This August, the Abbey Theatre presents the digital premiere of Lisa Tierney-Keogh's This Beautiful Virtual Village - a witty, Zoom-age adaptation of her award-winning play This Beautiful Village (2019).
Abbey Theatre Unveils New 2020 Line-up

Directors of the Abbey Theatre, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray, today announced an “extraordinary programme for an extraordinary year”, a bespoke range of theatre projects that audiences can experience in person, or at home, from August 2020. 
VIDEO: Kerry Ellis, Ben Elton, Mig Ayesa and More Pay Tribute to Brian May With 'Driven by You'

West End stars have come together to pay musical tribute to legend Brian May with a rendition of Driven by You!
Abbey Theatre Announces Further Programming Changes Due

The Abbey Theatre today announced additional programming changes, including further postponements and show cancellations, as a result of the ongoing impact of its closure during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Neil Murray FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has Neil Murray been nominated for?

Neil Murray has been nominated for several awards for his work on "Brief Encounter," including Outstanding Set Design at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Design/Music at the Obie Awards, Best Set Design at the Olivier Awards, and Best Designer at the Evening Standard Awards.

What awards has Neil Murray won?

Neil Murray has won several awards for his work on "Brief Encounter," including Outstanding Set Design from the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Design/Music from the Obie Awards, and Best Designer from the Evening Standard Awards.

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