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Chris New is an English film and stage actor.
Biography and career
Between 2003 and 2006 he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, located in London, England. He appeared in 2006 in a production of the drama play Bent (1979) by Martin Sherman. In October 2009, he played Joe Orton in a London production of the dark comedy play Prick Up Your Ears (2009) by Simon Bent. In September 2011, he played the title role in the drama play Edward II (circa 1592) by Christopher Marlowe at the Royal Exchange Theatre, located in Manchester, England. He starred alongside Tom Cullen in the romantic-drama film Weekend (2011), directed by Andrew Haigh.
New is openly gay.
- BFI London Film Festival — Nominated for Best Newcomer
- Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film — Nominated for Best Actor
- Durbin, Karen (undated; circa Fall 2011). "Faces to Watch – Five Performers from This Season of Fall Movies Find Themselves on the Verge". The New York Times. Retrieved December 30, 2011.
- Wolf, Matt (September 30, 2009). "Rising London Star Chris New on Joe Orton, Ian McKellen and the Kindness of Strangers". Broadway Buzz (blog of broadway.com). Retrieved December 30, 2011.
- [dead link] article from Times Online
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