Andrew Havill

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Andrew Havill
Born c. 1965

Andrew Havill (born c. 1965) is a British actor.

Life and career[edit]

Havill has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and at the National Theatre, and was in The Woman in Black in London's West End (1996). His Stage roles have included Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare's Globe (2006); a West End production of Jean Anouilh's Ring Around the Moon (2008); and the main role in Alan Ayckbourn's play Virtual Reality (2000), directed by Ayckbourn.

In 2008, he appeared as Frank Ford in the Globe's production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, also directed by Luscombe. "Havill's comic timing is a joy," wrote Lyn Gardner in the Guardian (21 June 2008).[1] "The real revelation is Andrew Havill as the 'cuckold' Frank Ford," wrote Quentin Letts in the Daily Mail (19 June 2008). Havill also appeared as Frank Ford in the US tour of the same play in 2010. Ben Brantley commented in The New York Times (31 Oct 2010), "As Ford... the excellent Mr. Havill is exactly as serious as he needs to be, reminding us that one of comedy’s main functions is to defuse bombs that in real life often explode and destroy."[2]

Havill's TV credits include the BBC's The Impressionists, in which he played Édouard Manet. He featured as the husband of cookery writer Elizabeth David in a docu-drama about her life, and the husband of Daphne du Maurier, 'Boy' Browning, in a BBC drama. His work in cinema has included roles in The Awakening, The Iron Lady, The King's Speech, The Broken, Sylvia and The Heart of Me. He appeared in the Christmas Doctor Who episode "Voyage of the Damned" and in the BBC's Spooks Series 8. More recently, he was in Midsomer Murders, The Night of the Stag, Sherlock, A Scandal in Belgravia and as journalist James Cameron in Hyde Park on Hudson.

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