Hadley Fraser

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Hadley Fraser
Hadley Fraser - 12 Bar Club London.jpg
Fraser at 12 Bar Club London, 4 July 2012
Born Robert Hugh Fraser
(1980-04-21) 21 April 1980 (age 34)
Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Known for The Pirate Queen
Les Misérables
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall

Robert Hugh "Hadley" Fraser (born 21 April 1980) is an English stage actor. He made his West End debut as Marius in Les Misérables. He also originated the role of Tiernan in the Broadway show The Pirate Queen.

Life and career[edit]

Hadley is the son of Jack and Carol Fraser, and brother of Ed Fraser, an officer in the British Army. He holds a BA from Birmingham University and a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music. In 2011 he was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, or ARAM.

His West End and other British credits include Les Misérables as Marius, Grantaire, and Javert, Assassins, Longitude (Greenwich), The Far Pavilions, Putting It Together (Harrogate Theatres), The Shaughraun, and Pacific Overtures, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance (Savoy Theatre, 2004), Peter Pan (Savoy Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Royal & Derngate). He played Gareth in the Doctor Who episode "Army of Ghosts" (2006). As a vocalist he can be heard on Scott Alan's releases Keys and Scott Alan LIVE.

In 2009, Fraser played the supporting role of Reed in The Fresh Beat Band season 1. (In season 2, Reed was played by Patrick Levis.) In May 2010, he returned to the West End to play the role of El Gallo in The Fantasticks.

In October 2010, Fraser sang the Les Misérables role of Grantaire in the 25th Anniversary concert.

On June 23, 2011, Fraser returned to Les Misérables, this time to play the role of Javert. He received critical acclaim for the role and remained with the show until June 2012.[citation needed]

On October 1 and 2, 2011, Fraser played Raoul in the 25th Anniversary staging of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He costarred alongside Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess, who played the Phantom and Christine respectively. Fraser also costarred with Karimloo in the 25th Anniversary concert of Les Misérables. Hadley has written music for a band called "Sheytoons" with Ramin, including "Heading West" and "Driftwood."

Fraser appeared in the film adaptation of Les Misérables, as the Army General of the National Guard.

In October 2013, he became engaged to actress Rosalie Craig.

In December 2013, he played Tullus Aufidius in Donmar Warehouse's adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, Coriolanus, alongside Tom Hiddleston as Caius Martius Coriolanus.

In December 2014, he will return to the Donmar Warehouse to play Stine in City of Angels, alongside his fiancée Rosalie Craig as Gabby/Bobbi and Samantha Barks as Mallory/Avril.[1]

On August 21, 2014, Fraser made public a pre-release of his first EP, "Just Let Go" via social media. The album has a general release on August 25, 2014 as a digital download.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Doctor Who Gareth TV series (Army of Ghosts)
2009-2010 The Fresh Beat Band Reed TV series - 13 episodes
2010 The Lost Tribe Chris
2010 Les Misérables in Concert Grantaire Live concert at The O2
2011 Convincing Clooney Chris
2011 Phantom of the Opera Viscount Raoul de Chagny Live adaptation of the musical
2011 Shackled Jesse Short film
2012 Les Misérables National Guardsman
2014 Coriolanus Tullus Aufidius National Theatre Live
2014 Pompidou Maitre D' TV series

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002–03 Les Misérables Marius Pontmercy Palace Theatre (West End debut)
2003–04 Peter Pan Curly Savoy Theatre
2003–04 The Pirates of Penzance Frederic Savoy Theatre
2004 The Shaughraun Captain Molineaux Abbey Theatre, Dublin
2004 Putting It Together Young Man Harrogate Theatre
2005 The Far Pavilions Ashton Pelham-Martyn Shaftesbury Theatre
2005 Longitude William Harrison Greenwich Theatre
2006 Assassins John Wilkes Booth Sheffield Crucible
2006 Pacific Overtures Kayama Yasaemon Leicester Haymarket
2006 My Fair Lady Freddy Eynsford-Hill Larnaca Amphitheatre, Cyprus
2006-07 The Pirate Queen Tiernan Cadillac Palace, Chicago & Broadway
2007 The Last Five Years Jamie Theatre Aspen, Colorado
2009 A Christmas Carol Bob Cratchit Birmingham REP
2010 The Fantasticks El Gallo Duchess Theatre
2010 Les Misérables in Concert Grantaire O2 Arena
2011 Phantom of the Opera Viscount Raoul de Chagny Royal Albert Hall
2011–12 Les Misérables Javert Queen's Theatre
2013 The Pajama Game Sid Sorokin Chichester Minerva Theatre
2013 The Machine Garry Kasparov M.I.F. & Park Avenue Armoury, NYC
2013-14 Coriolanus Tullus Aufidius Donmar Warehouse
2014-15 City of Angels Stine Donmar Warehouse

Discography[edit]

Just Let Go

  • Released: Pre-Release 21 Aug 14
  • Format: Digital EP
  • Writer: Hadley Fraser
  • Tracks: "Just Let Go", "Heading West", "Herne and the Red Kite", "But For Me", "On Constellation Street"

External links[edit]

References[edit]