Woody Harrelson

Birth Place: Midland, TX, USA

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Woody Harrelson’s rare mix of intensity and charisma consistently surprises and delights audiences and critics alike in both mainstream and independent projects. Most recently Harrelson’s performance in Martin McDonagh’s, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri earned him a 2018 Academy Award® nomination for Best Supporting Actor and a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He was previously nominated by the Academy, the Golden Globes® and SAG Awards® in the category of Best Actor for his portrayal of controversial magazine publisher Larry Flynt in Milos Forman’s The People vs. Larry Flynt. His portrayal of a casualty notification officer in Oren Moverman’s The Messenger garnered him a 2010 Academy Award® nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Harrelson next joins Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum in the Greg Berlanti-directed film Project Artemis for Apple Original Films, set around the 1960s space race. Harrelson recently completed shooting Suncoast alongside Laura Linney, a drama written and directed by Laura Chinn in her directorial debut for Searchlight Films.

Harrelson recently starred opposite Justin Theroux in The White House Plumbers, a five-part limited series for HBO Max. Harrelson starred in Bobby Farrelly’s sports comedy for Focus Features, Champions, based on the Goya Award winning Spanish film Campeones. Harrelson can be seen in Ruben Ostlund’s English language ensemble film Triangle of Sadness which made its world debut at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and won the Palme D'Or.

Other recent film credits include Columbia Pictures’ action-comedy The Man From Toronto starring opposite Kevin Hart; Sony Picture’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage as Cletus Kasady opposite supervillain ‘Carnage’ played by Tom Hardy; Netflix’s The Highwaymen with Kevin Costner and Kathy Bates; Midway opposite Mandy Moore; Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, Shock and Awe and LBJ both directed by Rob Reiner; The Glass Castle co-starring Naomi Watts; the third installment of the Planet of The Apes, entitled War for the Planet of the Apes directed by Matt Reeves; Fox Searchlight’s critically acclaimed The Edge of Seventeen; Wilson with director Craig Johnson; Now You See Me 2 for director Jon Chu; and Triple Nine for director John Hillcoat.

Harrelson wrote, directed, produced and starred in an unprecedented live feature film Lost in London, which was broadcast live into theaters nationwide on January 19, 2017. The comedy also stars Owen Wilson and Willie Nelson.

Other highlights from Harrelson’s film career include Rampart with director Oren Moverman; Ruben Fleischer’s box office hit, Zombieland as well as the 2019 sequel Zombieland: Double Tap; Out of the Furnace starring opposite Christian Bale and Casey Affleck; The Hunger Games film series; Now You See Me; The Grand; No Country For Old Men; A Scanner Darkly; A Prairie Home Companion; Seven Pounds; The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio; North Country; Transsiberian; The Thin Red Line; Welcome To Sarajevo; Natural Born Killers; Indecent Proposal; White Men Can’t Jump and was recently seen as the on screen host for director Pete McGrain’s powerful political documentary Ethos.

On television, Harrelson most recently reprised his role as 'Archie Bunker' in two episodes of the Critics’ Choice and Emmy-winning ABC special Live In Front Of A Studio Audience, produced by Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear.

Other notable television credits include HBO’s True Detective co-starring Matthew McConaughey for which he was nominated for Emmy and SAG Awards in the lead actor category and a Golden Globes Award for lead actor in a Mini Series. In 2012 Harrelson starred opposite Julianne Moore and Ed Harris in the HBO film Game Change for which he earned Primetime Emmy®, SAG Awards®, and Golden Globe® nominations for his role as Steve Schmidt, and Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths, alongside Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell and Christopher Walken.

Harrelson first endeared himself to millions of viewers as a member of the ensemble cast of NBC's long-running hit comedy, Cheers. For his work as the affable bartender ‘Woody Boyd,’ he won a Primetime Emmy® in 1988 and was nominated four additional times during his eight-year run on the show.  In 1999, he gained another Primetime Emmy® nomination when he reprised the role in a guest appearance on the spin-off series Frasier.

Balancing his film and television work, in 1999 Harrelson directed his own play, Furthest From The Sun at the Theatre de la Juene Lune in Minneapolis. He followed next with the Roundabout's Broadway revival of The Rainmaker; Sam Shepherd’s The Late Henry Moss, and John Kolvenbach's On An Average Day opposite Kyle MacLachlan at London’s West End. Harrelson directed the Toronto premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth at Toronto’s Berkeley Street Theatre. In the winter of 2005 Harrelson returned to London's West End, starring in Tennessee Williams' Night of the Iguana at the Lyric Theatre. In 2011, Harrelson co-wrote and directed the semi-autobiographical comedy Bullet for Adolf at Hart House Theatre in Toronto. In the summer of 2012 Bullet for Adolf made its Off-Broadway debut at New World Stages.

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[West End]
Jay Conway

Roundabout Revival, 1999
Bill Starbuck

Joseph Wykowski (Standby)

Roy Selridge (Standby)

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[Off-Broadway, 2012]


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HBO Renews Original Drama Series TRUE DETECTIVE For A Fifth Season

HBO has renewed the critically acclaimed original drama series TRUE DETECTIVE for a fifth season. This season, ‘True Detective: Night Country,’ concluded February 18. Additionally, under a new multiyear overall deal with HBO, Issa López will create content exclusive to HBO and Max, including the next season of “True Detective.”

Angus & Julia Stone Drop 'The Wedding Song' From Next Album 'Cape Forestier'

They announce their return with a new album, Cape Forestier and share a delicate ballad “The Wedding Song.” If the Aussie duo set out to write the perfect love song, they passed with flying colors in this magical melody. Julia's effortless vocals take center stage in a song that has been in their repertoire but never made it on tape until now.

Red Jasper Entertainment Presents SEX WITH STRANGERS

'Sex with Strangers' by Laura Eason is coming to Broadway for nine performances only from February 17 to March 3. Don't miss this captivating play about love, lust, and the blurred lines of the digital age.

Video: Watch the SUNCOAST Trailer With Laura Linney, Woody Harrelson & More

Inspired by the semi-autobiographical story of a teenager (Nico Parker) who, while caring for her brother along with her audacious mother (Laura Linney), strikes up an unlikely friendship with an eccentric activist (Woody Harrelson) who is protesting one of the most landmark medical cases of all time. Watch the video trailer!

Full Cast Set For AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Starring Michael Imperioli, Jeremy Strong, and Victoria Pedretti

The full cast has been revealed for An Enemy of the People on Broadway! Find out who is joining Jeremy Strong, Michael Imperioli, and Victoria Pedretti in the cast!

Da'vine Joy Randolph, Emma Stone & More Win Golden Globe Awards - Full List of Winners!

Broadway alums like Da'vine Randolph, Emma Stone, and Paul Giamatti took home trophies at the Jo Koy-hosted Golden Globe Awards last night. Other nominees included Danielle Brooks, Fantasia, Bradley Cooper, Maestro, Meryl Streep, and more. Check out the full list of winners now!

Good Theater Presents ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS This January

Good Theater will kick off the new year with the side-splitting comedy ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS by Richard Bean, starring local favorite Dustin Tucker in his Good Theater debut. We have all of the details on the production!

Review Roundup: Did Woody Harrelson Hit the Mark in ULSTER AMERICAN?

An Oscar-winning American actor, an English director and a Northern Irish playwright are about to begin rehearsals for a new play — one that could transform each of their careers. But when it turns out that they’re not on the same page, the night threatens to spiral out of control. The eight week run starring Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis and Louisa Harland has now opened; so what did the critics think?

Review: ULSTER AMERICAN, Riverside Studios

Ulster American, last seen in Edinburgh in 2018, opens with a debate about using the n-word. So far, so Ireland. We then touch on sex, consent, religion, Unionism, the IRA and Brexit, all crafted with bitingly sharp humour. It’s a lot to take in.

THE COLOR PURPLE, MAESTRO & More Nominated For Golden Globes - Full List of Nominations!

The Color Purple, Maestro, Barbie, Only Murders in the Building, Hannah Waddingham, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Rachel Brosnahan, Disney's Wish, Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour and more have been nominated for Golden Globes! Find out the full list of nomiantions here.

Photos: First Look at Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis and Louisa Harland in ULSTER AMERICAN

Second Half Productions has released production photos for award-winning playwright David Ireland’s (Cyprus Avenue, The Lovers) Ulster American directed by Jeremy Herrin (A Mirror and Best of Enemies).

Ray Romano Joins Netflix's NO GOOD DEED Dark Comedy Series

Ray Romano (Somewhere in Queens, Get Shorty, Made for Love) joins as “Paul Morgan” – Constantly stressed and flat broke, Paul is a contractor desperate to retire, pay off his debts and escape LA. He thinks selling his beautiful Los Feliz home is the solution to all his and his wife Lydia’s problems, but his past mistakes will continue to haunt him.

Video: HBO Releases TRUE DETECTIVE: NIGHT COUNTRY Trailer With Jodie Foster & Kali Reis

HBO has released the official trailer for the original drama series TRUE DETECTIVE: NIGHT COUNTRY, starring Jodie Foster, Kali Reis, Fiona Shaw, Finn Bennett, Isabella Star Lablanc, Aka Niviâna, Anna Lambe, and Joel D. Montgrand with Christopher Eccleston, and John Hawkes. Watch the video now!

Victoria Pedretti Will Make Broadway Debut in AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

 Critically acclaimed film and television star Victoria Pedretti (“The  Haunting of Bly Manor,” “You”) will make her Broadway debut as 'Petra Stockmann' in An Enemy of the People. Learn more about the production here!

Jonny Lee Miller, Tanya Reynolds, and Samuel Adewunmi Will Lead the West End Transfer of A MIRROR

Second Half Productions has announced that Sam Holcroft's (Rules for Living) critically acclaimed new play A Mirror will transfer to the West End from January 2024.

STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW Leads Our Top Ten Shows for December

The West End says farewell to 2023 in style with some incredible theatre. We visit the world before it went upside down, go inside the government during the pandemic and get a London transfer of a time-travelling comedy.

LETTERS LIVE to Hold Special Women's Prize Show at the Royal Albert Hall

Letters Live is set to return to the Royal Albert Hall next year for a special one-off event on Wednesday 6 March, in aid of the Women’s Prize Trust.

Review: LETTERS LIVE, Royal Albert Hall

The unique event that is Letters Live returned to the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate its tenth anniversary on 16 November. Since December 2013, it has appeared from Wilderness Festival to a refugee camp in Calais, bringing the joy and wonder of the written word to audiences all over the world.

Michael Imperioli Will Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jeremy Strong in AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

Emmy & SAG Award winner Michael Imperioli will make his Broadway debut opposite Jeremy Strong in AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. We have all the details on when the play will arrive, which theatre it will play, and more!

Riverside Studios Hosts International Programme of Theatre, Film, Cabaret And Visual Arts for Winter Season

Details have been announced for events at Riverside Studios happening across October, November, and December, including theatre, cinema, exhibitions, and cabaret.


Woody Harrelson has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Woody Harrelson has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Woody Harrelson has written 1 shows including Bullet For Adolf (Co-Writer).

Woody Harrelson's next show will be Ulster American which opens on 12/13/2023 on West End.

Woody Harrelson's first West End show was Ulster American which opened in 2023

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