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Rafe Spall is a multi-Olivier-nominated actor who can currently be seen in the relationship-comedy series Trying for Apple. Rafe was seen onstage in the critically acclaimed one-man show Death of England at The National Theatre, and, in film, in the legal drama Just Mercy opposite Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, as well as Men in Black alongside Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. His theatre credits include Betrayal, directed by Mike Nichols, which he starred in on Broadway alongside Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre opposite Ruth Wilson, and the highly lauded Constellations at the Royal Court and West End with Sally Hawkins. His television credits include the lead role of George in War of the Worlds for BBC, and his International Emmy-nominated turn as Joe in Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror. Rafe can also be seen in the Academy Award-winning film The Big Short, alongside Christian Bale and Brad Pitt, and in Steven Spielberg's The BFG for Dreamworks. Previous credits also include Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, Dan Mazer’s I Give it a Year, Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and Lone Scherfig’s One Day.

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Original West End Production, 2022
Atticus Finch

[West End]
National Theatre Revival Production, 2016

Broadway Revival, 2013

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Rafe Spall Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2013 - Best Actor

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Donmar Warehouse Production of NEXT TO NORMAL Will Transfer to the West End in 2024

The critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of the Broadway musical Next to Normal – which sold every seat at every performance across its season at Donmar Warehouse, where the production made its long-awaited UK Premiere – is to transfer to London's West End.

Review Roundup: DEAR ENGLAND, Starring Joseph Fiennes

The National Theatre is now presenting Dear England, a new play by James Graham, directed Rupert Goold, telling the story of the England men's football team under Gareth Southgate's management. Let's see what the critics had to say...

Olivier Awards 2023: See All Award Winners!

The biggest night in theatre, the Olivier Awards, was celebrated at the Royal Albert Hall on 2 April. Hosted by renowned stage and screen actor Hannah Waddingham, a three-time Olivier Award nominee herself, the Olivier Awards celebrate the world-class status of London theatre, and are Britain's most prestigious stage honours. Here are this year's award winners!

Eddie Izzard, Tim Minchin, Lea Salonga, and More Will Present at the 2023 Olivier Awards

Ahead of the ceremony this Sunday (2 April), the Olivier Awards 2023 with Mastercard has announced its line-up of presenters for the event taking place at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Hannah Waddingham.

BroadwayWorld's Olivier Awards 2023 Predictions

The biggest night in theatre, the Olivier Awards, is nearly upon us. BroadwayWorld UK's editor Aliya Al-Hassan and reviewers Kerrie Nicholson and Cheryl Markosky discuss the main nominations: who should win, who will win and who missed out!


On Friday 17 March, the Olivier Awards 2023 with Mastercard hosted their Nominees’ Celebration, in partnership with Cunard at The Londoner hotel, the world's first super boutique hotel in the heart of London's theatre district. Notable nominees such as Rose Ayling-Ellis, Beverley Knight, Rob Madge, Rafe Spall and Giles Terera were in attendance, among many of the other nominated theatre makers. Check out the photos here!

The 2023 Olivier Award Nominations Are Announced

The biggest night in theatre, the Olivier Awards, celebrates the brightest and best of London's world-leading theatre industry with a starry ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 2 April. Check out a full list of nominations!

Video: Stars of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Walk The Red Carpet in Los Angeles

The stars of To Kill A Mockingbird walked the red carpet at Broadway in Hollywood's Pantages Theatre - and BroadwayWorld was on hand to talk about bringing the classic story to cities across the country as the production lands in Los Angeles. Watch the video!

VIDEO: Emily Blunt & Chaske Spencer Star in Prime Video's THE ENGLISH Trailer

An Englishwoman, Lady Cornelia Locke (Emily Blunt), and a Pawnee ex-cavalry scout, Eli Whipp (Chaske Spencer), come together in 1890 middle America to cross a violent landscape built on dreams and blood. The series includes Rafe Spall (The Salisbury Poisonings), Tom Hughes (A Discovery of Witches), and more.Watch the new video trailer now!

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes To Popejoy Hall, September 15

Tickets for the history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird will go on sale September 15 at 10:00am for the premiere Albuquerque engagement at Popejoy Hall December 13 – 18, 2022. Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee's classic novel will come to Albuquerque as part of a multi-year national tour across North America.

VIDEO: Emily Blunt & Chaske Spencer Star in Prime Video's THE ENGLISH Series Trailer

Prime Video debuted the video teaser trailer for the upcoming Western drama series The English, starring Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place franchise, Sicario, Oppenheimer) and Chaske Spencer (Wild Indian, Echo), along with its premiere date. The English is an epic chase Western, from award-winning writer and director Hugo Blick.

Apple TV+ Renews TRYING Comedy Series for Season Four

The third season finds Nikki, played by BAFTA Award nominee Esther Smith, and Jason, played by SAG Award nominee Rafe Spall, waking up as new parents to two children they are still getting to know. Now they just have to keep hold of them, which proves to be trickier than they initially thought.

Cast Announced for SUS at Park Theatre

The cast has been announced for Dilated Theatre Company's revival of Barrie Keeffe's SUS: joining director Paul Tomlinson in returning to the show following their 2013 production, Alexander Neal will reprise his role as Karn. He is joined by British-Montserratian actor Stedroy Cabey as Delroy, and Fergal Coghlan (For King and Country Southwark Playhouse, The Mousetrap St Martin's Theatre) completes the cast as Wilby.

Photos: First Look at Emily Blunt in Prime Video's THE ENGLISH

Prime Video released the official first-look photos for the upcoming limited series The English, starring Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place franchise, Sicario, Oppenheimer) and Chaske Spencer (Wild Indian, Echo). The series is from award-winning writer and director Hugo Blick (The Honourable Woman, Black Earth Rising, The Shadow Line).

Review: HARPER LEE'S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Opens at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center

But beloved as it may be, why in the ever-loving hell has it taken so long for To Kill A Mockingbird to become a theatrical play that is actually worthy of its literary heritage? Sure, there’s been a 1990 (?!) version by Christopher Sergel that’s made it way through every high school auditorium, community theater playhouse and reginal theater over the intervening three decades that we are, quite frankly, sick to death of it. In fact, if we never see it again, we’ve seen it far too often: a warmed over, treacly and maudlin rehash that’s far too dependent on the title’s movie roots to really emerge from a darkened theater to become a consummate American play.

HARPER LEE'S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Tickets Go On Sale For The Portland Premiere Engagement At Keller Auditorium

Tickets for the history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird will go on sale Monday, August 8 at 10AM for the premiere Portland engagement at Keller Auditorium from October 18 – 23.

Apple TV+ Announces TRYING Season Three Premiere Starring Rafe Spall and Esther Smith

Leading into National Parent’s Day, Apple TV+ has announced the third season of the critically acclaimed series “Trying.' In “The Home,” Jason and Nikki wake up as the new parents of two kids they’ve barely met. But will they be able to keep both? In the second episode, “The Circle,” Jason worries that Tyler will be bullied at school.

Richard Coyle Will Play Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in the West End

Acclaimed stage and screen actor Richard Coyle will return to the West End to play the iconic role of Atticus Finch in the critically acclaimed production of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird – a new play by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Bartlett Sher. 

Photos/Video: First Look at the National Tour of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

All new production photos and footage have been released for the First National Tour of To Kill a Mockingbird. Check out the photos and video here!

Dilated Theatre Company Presents SUS At Park Theatre, 21 September �" 15 October

Dilated Theatre Company in association with Park Theatre presents: SUS, Barrie Keeffe's incendiary play about institutional racism and abuse of power gets a timely revival Written by Barrie Keeffe | Directed by Paul Tomlinson. Running 21 September – 15 October.


Rafe Spall has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Rafe Spall has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

Rafe Spall's first West End show was Constellations which opened in 2012

Rafe Spall has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Olivier Awards for his performance in "Hedda Gabler." Additionally, he received a nomination for Best Actor at the Olivier Awards for his role in "Constellations." These nominations highlight his talent and recognition in the theater industry.

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