Hadley Fraser

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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
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.

Life and career[edit]

Hadley 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.[citation needed] He has performed in a number of West End productions, and played Gareth in the Doctor Who episode "Army of Ghosts" (2006).

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

Fraser is a musician too, and can be heard on Scott Alan's releases Keys and Scott Alan LIVE. In August 2014 he released an EP, "Just Let Go", via social media and then 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
2012 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 Oklahoma 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"

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