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Richard Eyre

 
Bio:
Richard Eyre was director of the Royal National Theatre (1988-1997). He has directed many classics and new plays by David Hare, Christopher Hampton, Tom Stoppard, Alan Bennett, Trevor Griffiths, Tony Harrison and Nicholas Wright. He directed Arthur Miller’s The Crucible on Broadway in 2001 and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Richard Eyre was director of the Royal National Theatre (1988-1997). He has directed many classics and new plays by David Hare, Christopher Hampton, Tom Stoppard, Alan Bennett, Trevor Griffiths, Tony Harrison and Nicholas Wright. He directed Arthur Miller’s The Crucible on Broadway in 2001 and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
Director
 
[West End, 2021]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2020]
Director
 
[London, 2018]
Director
 
[West End, 2018]
Director
 
[West End, 2013]
Director
 
[West End, 2013]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[West End, 2011]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2009]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Director
 
[West End, 1996]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1995]
Director
 
[West End, 1982]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter

Photos

Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts, Richard Eyre Photo

Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts, Richard Eyre

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10/15/2018
Richard Eyre Photo

Richard Eyre

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Date:
10/15/2018
Richard Eyre Photo

Richard Eyre

From: 
Date:
10/15/2018
Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts, Richard Eyre Photo

Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts, Richard Eyre

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Date:
10/15/2018
Richard Eyre, Maxine Peake Photo

Richard Eyre, Maxine Peake

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Date:
10/15/2018

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2021]
Director

[West End, 2021]
Director

[Broadway, 2020]
Director

[London, 2018]
Director

[West End, 2018]
Director

[West End, 2013]
Director

[West End, 2013]
Director

[Broadway, 2011]
Director

[West End, 2011]
Director

[US Tour, 2009]
Director

[Broadway, 2006]
Director

[Broadway, 2003]
Director

[Broadway, 2002]
Director

[Broadway, 1999]
Director

[Broadway, 1998]
Director

[West End, 1996]
Director

[Broadway, 1996]
Director

[Broadway, 1995]
Director

[West End, 1982]
Director

Writing
Bookwriter

Richard Eyre Biography

Richard Eyre was director of the Royal National Theatre (1988-1997). He has directed many classics and new plays by David Hare, Christopher Hampton, Tom Stoppard, Alan Bennett, Trevor Griffiths, Tony Harrison and Nicholas Wright. He directed Arthur Miller’s The Crucible on Broadway in 2001 and Hedda Gabler in the West End in 2006. He has won five Olivier Awards, four Evening Standard Awards, three Critics Circle Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Directors Guild. He has directed many award-winning films for TV and four feature films: The Ploughman’s Lunch, the Oscar®-nominated Iris (which he co-wrote), Stage Beauty and the upcomingNotes on a Scandal (late 2006 with Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett).

Richard Eyre Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2014 - Best Director
Richard EyreGhosts
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2013 - Best Director Gold Star
Richard EyreGhosts
 
Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best Director Gold Star
Richard EyreHedda Gabler
 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Director
Richard Eyre, Mary Poppins
 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Director
Richard EyreVincent In Brixton
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Direction of a Play
Richard Eyre, The Crucible
 
Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best Director Gold Star
Richard EyreKing Lear
 
Olivier Awards - 1997 - Best Director
Richard EyreJohn Gabriel Borkman
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Direction of a Play
Richard Eyre , Skylight
 
Olivier Awards - 1996 - Best Director
Richard EyreSkylight
 
Olivier Awards - 1991 - Best Director of a Play
Richard EyreRichard III
 
Olivier Awards - 1989 - Director of the Year
Richard EyreRacing Demon and The Voysey Inheritance
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1982 - Best Director Gold Star
Richard Eyre, Guys and Dolls

Richard Eyre News

Hampstead Theatre Announces the Full Cast and Creative Teams for THE SNAIL HOUSE and  Photo Hampstead Theatre Announces the Full Cast and Creative Teams for THE SNAIL HOUSE and RAVENSCOURT
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 15, 2022

Hampstead Theatre ihas just announced the full cast and creative teams for The Snail House and Ravenscourt which open this September.

MARY POPPINS Heads to QPAC This October; Check Out All New Footage From the Australia Photo MARY POPPINS Heads to QPAC This October; Check Out All New Footage From the Australian Tour!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2022

Following its critically acclaimed Sydney season, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS is set to soar into  Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre, QPAC this October. Check out all new footage here!

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble to Present L.A. Premiere of Richard Eyre's Adaptation of Ibs Photo Odyssey Theatre Ensemble to Present L.A. Premiere of Richard Eyre's Adaptation of Ibsen's GHOSTS in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble will present the Los Angeles premiere of an electrifying adaptation, by acclaimed British director Richard Eyre, of what may be Henrik Ibsen’s most controversial play. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo, Ghosts will kick off with two public previews on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.

Theatre for a New Audience Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring New York Premieres, Sha Photo Theatre for a New Audience Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring New York Premieres, Shakespeare Plays & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience has announced its 2022-23 season, its 43rd, held at TFANA’s home, Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn.

Remaining Summer Movies Announced at Sarasota Opera House With Additional and Resched Photo Remaining Summer Movies Announced at Sarasota Opera House With Additional and Rescheduled Movies
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

Sarasota Opera announces an added title in its “HD at the Opera House” series with a screening of “Der Rosenkavalier” on Sunday, September 25. This historic Salzburg Festival production stars legendary soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. Sarasota Opera also rescheduled a film of Verdi's Rigoletto to September 11 (from May) with tickets for these “HD at the Opera House” films on sale for $22, and $20 for Sarasota Opera subscribers.  

Photos: First Look at Louis Gaunt in MARY POPPINS Photo Photos: First Look at Louis Gaunt in MARY POPPINS
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2022

All new photos have been released from the West End production of Mary Poppins, as Louis Gaunt takes over the role of Bert. Gaunt replaces Charlie Stemp whilst he performs as Bobby in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Crazy for You this summer. 

MARY POPPINS Extends on the West End and Will Close 8 January 2023 Photo MARY POPPINS Extends on the West End and Will Close 8 January 2023
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2022

The final extension has been announced for the West End run of the Olivier Award-winning Mary Poppins which will celebrate its final West End performance at the Prince Edward Theatre on 8 January 2023. 

Photos: First Look at Louis Gaunt as Bert in MARY POPPINS Photo Photos: First Look at Louis Gaunt as Bert in MARY POPPINS
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

Beginning tonight (22 June 2022) Louis Gaunt joins the cast of Mary Poppins to play the iconic role of Bert, replacing Charlie Stemp whilst he performs as Bobby in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Crazy for You this summer.  

Isabel Leonard and Pablo Sáinz-Villegas to Perform at The Baker-Baum Concert Hall Photo Isabel Leonard and Pablo Sáinz-Villegas to Perform at The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2022

 San Diego Opera and La Jolla Music Society have announced the co-presentation of mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas in concert on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM at the Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center...

Northern Ireland Opera Announces Main Cast For LA TRAVIATA Photo Northern Ireland Opera Announces Main Cast For LA TRAVIATA
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2022

Northern Ireland Opera today announces the main cast for the critically-acclaimed national opera company’s stunning new adaptation of Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic love story, directed by Artistic Director Cameron Menzies, opening at Belfast’s Grand Opera House this September.

Richard Eyre Videos

BWW Exclusive: Leading Ladies with Special Guest Janelle Robinson VideoBWW Exclusive: Leading Ladies with Special Guest Janelle Robinson
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 7, 2020

Today on Leading Ladies is special guest: Broadway veteran, Janelle Robinson. For the past ten years, Janelle Anne Robinson has enjoyed an ongoing professional career on the operatic and musical theater stage. She has performed in France and Japan, and also toured extensively within the United States. Janelle has also been honored with several awards, including The Richard Tucker Study Grant and the MacAllister Award. 

VIDEO: Laura Linney Reminisces on Her Juilliard Audition VideoVIDEO: Laura Linney Reminisces on Her Juilliard Audition
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2020

On last night's episode of The Late Late Show, James Corden connects with Laura Linney, who is safe in quarantine, to talk about her career and the show she currently stars in on Netflix, Ozark, which recently premiered it's third season.

VIDEO: Laura Linney Discusses the Challenges of Her One-Woman Show VideoVIDEO: Laura Linney Discusses the Challenges of Her One-Woman Show
by Stage Tube - Dec 3, 2019

Laura Linney was a guest on Tuesday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about her one-woman play My Name Is Lucy Barton.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At CARMEN at The Met VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At CARMEN at The Met
by Alan Henry - Feb 12, 2019

Mezzo-soprano Clementine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera's ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don Jose. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langree share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre's powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

VIDEO: Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak on Carmen VideoVIDEO: Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak on Carmen
by Alan Henry - Feb 5, 2019

Tenor Roberto Alagna and soprano Aleksandra Kurzak discuss their on- and off-stage romance with host Ailyn Pérez during the Live in HD transmission of “Carmen.”

VIDEO: First Look at Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson in KING LEAR VideoVIDEO: First Look at Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson in KING LEAR
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2018

Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson reunite in their third collaboration and lead an all-star cast for their upcoming production of Shakespeare's KING LEAR. Check out the first trailer below!

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for THE CHILDREN ACT Starring Emma Thompson VideoVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for THE CHILDREN ACT Starring Emma Thompson
by Macon Prickett - Jun 14, 2018

Based on the much-loved novel by Ian McEwan (Atonement) and brought to the big screen by director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris), THE CHILDREN ACT is a compelling and powerful drama telling the story of Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson), an eminent high court judge presiding over ethically complex cases. As the demands of her job cause her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) to reach tipping point, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant young boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion on religious grounds. With her private life in turmoil, Fiona finds herself drawn into the case, taking the unorthodox step of halting proceedings in order to visit Adam in hospital. As the two form a profound connection and powerful emotions come to light, Fiona's judgement is put to the test with momentous consequences as she must ultimately decide whether Adam lives or dies.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Drama THE CHILDREN ACT Starring Emma Thompson & VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Drama THE CHILDREN ACT Starring Emma Thompson & Stanley Tucci
by Macon Prickett - Jun 1, 2018

Based on the much-loved novel by Ian McEwan (Atonement) and brought to the big screen by director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris), THE CHILDREN ACT is a compelling and powerful drama telling the story of Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson), an eminent high court judge presiding over ethically complex cases. As the demands of her job cause her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) to reach tipping point, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant young boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion on religious grounds. With her private life in turmoil, Fiona finds herself drawn into the case, taking the unorthodox step of halting proceedings in order to visit Adam in hospital. As the two form a profound connection and powerful emotions come to light, Fiona's judgement is put to the test with momentous consequences as she must ultimately decide whether Adam lives or dies.

BWW TV Exclusive: Neil Sean Meets the Star of 42ND STREET, Lulu! VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Neil Sean Meets the Star of 42ND STREET, Lulu!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2018

Lulu returns to the West End after 30 years to join the cast of 42nd Street, the dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre in the iconic role of 'Dorothy Brock' in this five star production. In this exclusive interview, she reveals why she took the role, acting lessons and the dramatic part she wants to take on next!

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.


Richard Eyre Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Richard Eyre written?
Richard Eyre has written 1 shows including High Society (Bookwriter).

What awards has Richard Eyre been nominated for?
Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Ghosts , Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Ghosts , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Hedda Gabler , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Mary Poppins , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Vincent In Brixton , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Crucible , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for King Lear , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for John Gabriel Borkman , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Skylight , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Skylight , Best Director of a Play (Olivier Awards) for Richard III Director of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Racing Demon and The Voysey Inheritance and Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Guys and Dolls .

What awards has Richard Eyre won?
Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Ghosts, Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Hedda Gabler Best Director (Olivier Awards) for King Lear and Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Guys and Dolls.