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Thea Sharrock is a British director with extensive experience in theater, film, and television. She was born on April 23, 1976, in London, England. Sharrock studied English literature at the University of Bristol before pursuing a career in directing.

Sharrock's first major production was a revival of Caryl Churchill's "Cloud Nine" at the Almeida Theatre in London in 2007. The production received critical acclaim and earned Sharrock the Evening Standard Award for Best Director. She went on to direct a number of successful productions in London, including a revival of "Equus" starring Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths, which transferred to Broadway in 2008.
In 2009, Sharrock made her feature film debut with "Me Before You," an adaptation of the bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes. The film starred Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin and was a commercial success, grossing over $200 million worldwide. Sharrock's direction was praised for its sensitivity and emotional depth.
Sharrock has also directed a number of television projects, including episodes of "The Hollow Crown" and "Call the Midwife." In 2015, she directed "The Dresser," a television adaptation of Ronald Harwood's play about a backstage drama at a Shakespearean theater company. The production starred Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins and was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards.
In 2016, Sharrock returned to the theater to direct "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" at the Donmar Warehouse in London. The production starred Janet McTeer and Dominic West and received critical acclaim for its innovative staging and powerful performances.
Most recently, Sharrock directed the highly anticipated film adaptation of "The One and Only Ivan," a children's book by Katherine Applegate. The film, which stars Bryan Cranston and features the voices of Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, and Danny DeVito, was released on Disney+ in August 2020.
Throughout her career, Sharrock has been recognized for her talent and contributions to the arts. In addition to her Evening Standard Award, she has been nominated for a Tony Award and an Olivier Award for her theater work. She has also been named one of the "100 most powerful women in the UK" by BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

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Thea Sharrock Productions

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[West End, 2016]
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[West End, 2011]
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[Broadway, 2008]

Thea Sharrock Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2011 - Best Director

Thea SharrockAfter The Dance

Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best Revival

Thea SharrockThe Misanthrope

BroadwayWorld Awards - 2009 - Best Direction of a Play

Thea Sharrock, Equus

Thea Sharrock Videos

Thea Sharrock News

WICKED LITTLE LETTERS Will Screen at the Park Theatre

It’s the film that has been captured the heart of Great Britain. Audiences are standing and cheering as the credits roll. The just released film is Wicked Little Letters and it starts Saturday, April 13 at 7pm at The Park Theatre in Jaffrey, New Hampshire and screens through April 18.
Video: THE BEAUTIFUL GAME is Now Available on Netflix - Watch the Trailer Here!

The Beautiful Game is now available on Netflix. Watch the trailer here!
Grand Jury and Audience Award Films Announced at 27th Sonoma International Film Festival

Luminaries such as Golden Globe®-winner Beau Bridges, actor/director John Cameron Mitchell, actor Scoot McNairy, chef Susan Feniger, musician Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, and more than 150 filmmakers, distinguished press, and industry guests converged on the award-winning wine country film festival March 20-24.
THE BODYGUARD Returns To Glasgow's Theatre Royal in January

Multi-platinum Australian recording artist Emily Williams will star as Rachel Marron when the award-winning international smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD returns to Glasgow at the Theatre Royal from Wednesday 3 January 2024 for the final dates of the tour.
Drew McOnie Appointed as New Artistic Director of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has announced Drew McOnie as their new Artistic Director & Joint Chief Executive, joining Executive Director James Pidgeon.  
The Orange Tree Theatre Reveals Autumn 2024 Season

The Orange Tree (OT) has announced four new productions for their Autumn season. Learn more about the full season lineup here!
Emily Williams Announced as Rachel Marron in THE BODYGUARD UK Tour

Producers, Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that multi-platinum Australian recording artist Emily Williams will star as Rachel Marron in the award-winning international smash hit musical The Bodyguard, from Tuesday 12 September 2023 at the Liverpool Empire.
Emily Williams  Will Lead THE BODYGUARD UK and Ireland Tour

Multi-platinum Australian recording artist Emily Williams will star as Rachel Marron in the award-winning international smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD, from Tuesday 12 September 2023 at the Liverpool Empire.
Lucas Hnath, Trevor Nunn, Noel Coward, and More Set For The Orange Tree Theatre's Upcoming Season

The Orange Tree (OT) has announced its first full year of programming under new Artistic Director Tom Littler. It features world and European premieres by Zoe Cooper and Lucas Hnath; revivals from Mustapha Matura, Noël Coward and Oliver Goldsmith; directors including Trevor Nunn and Matthew Dunster; and Niamh Cusack headlining the first major London revival of Polly Stenham's breakout hit That Face.
Daniel Radcliffe and Girlfriend Erin Darke Welcome First Baby

Congratulations to Daniel Radcliffe and his girlfriend Erin Darke on welcoming their first baby! No further details have been released at this time.
THE BODYGUARD Comes To Milton Keynes Theatre This May

Smash-Hit show The Bodyguard will visit Milton Keynes Theatre on 29 May - 03 June
Orange Tree Theatre Presents JMK Award Winner Kalungi Ssebandeke's MEETINGS

Orange Tree Theatre presents JMK Award Winner Kalungi Ssebandeke's MEETINGS by Mustapha Matura, designed by Olivia Jamieson.
THE BODYGUARD Performance Stopped Due to Audience Altercation; Police Called to Venue

The 7 April evening performance of The Bodyguard at The Palace Theatre in Manchester was canceled after an audience altercation. Police were called to the theatre to manage the situation.
Zoe Birkett Will Lead the UK Tour of THE BODYGUARD

Zoe Birkett will star as Rachel Marron in the award-winning international smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Learn more about the show and tour dates here!
Videos: Daniel Radcliffe Joins The Trevor Project For LGBTQ+ Chat Series SHARING SPACE

Actor Daniel Radcliffe joins The Trevor Project on the first episode of their new web series, Sharing Space, featuring candid conversations with LGBTQ young people. The talks will illuminate their unique personal journeys and explore what genuine allyship looks like. See a video preview of the first episode of 'Sharing Space'!
Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke are Expecting First Child

Daniel Radcliffe, who can next be seen in the Broadway transfer of NYTW's Merrily We Roll Along, and his longtime partner Erin Darke have revealed that they are expecting their first child. 
Review: THE BODYGUARD: THE MUSICAL, New Wimbledon Theatre

The Grammy Award-winning soundtrack was the film’s vehicle and remains indisputably good. The stage musical sensibly chooses to pivot the focus to the music, but the result is more like a concert of the Houston’s hits, with a paper-thin and often laughable stalker story thrown in.
Ayden Callaghan Joins Melody Thornton For THE BODYGUARD UK and Ireland Tour; Full Cast Announced

Emmerdale and Hollyoaks star Ayden Callaghan will join the previously announced Grammy-nominated, former Pussycat Doll, Melody Thornton for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the award-winning international smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD in the roles of Frank Farmer and Rachel Marron respectively.
Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez Join Daniel Radcliffe in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at New York Theatre Workshop

Jonathan Groff will star as “Franklin” and Lindsay Mendez will star as “Mary” in Merrily We Roll Along at New York Theatre Workshop. Merrily We Roll Along features music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by George Furth. They join the previously announced Daniel Radcliffe, who will star as “Charley”.
Melody Thornton Will Play 'Rachel Marron' in the UK and Ireland Tour of THE BODYGUARD

Award-winning international smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD starring former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton will tour the UK and Ireland opening at Glasgow King's Theatre on Saturday 28 January 2023.


What awards has Thea Sharrock been nominated for?

Thea Sharrock has been nominated for several awards, including Best Director at the Olivier Awards for "After The Dance," Best Revival at the Olivier Awards for "The Misanthrope," and Best Direction of a Play at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "Equus."

What awards has Thea Sharrock won?

Thea Sharrock has won the Best Direction of a Play award at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "Equus."

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