|Born||9 June 1973
Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom
|Alma mater||University of Oxford, LAMDA|
Susannah York (deceased)
Orlando Wells (born 9 June 1973) is a British writer and actor.
His first play, The Tin Horizon, was produced at Theatre 503 in Battersea in 2009 of which Michael Billington wrote, 'a play that proves Wells has a gift for gothic futurism... a name to watch... shows a wild imagination at work and displays unmistakable signs of talent.'
His second play, The Woodcutter's Tale, is slated for production in 2013 and he is working on an adaptation of Patrick Hamilton's The Duke In Darkness for the Tabard Theatre, Chiswick.
As an actor, Wells is best known for starring as Alex Stanton in the Channel 4 drama, As If, and playing Irwin in Alan Bennett's The History Boys. He is currently appearing in Rebecca Lenkiewicz's adaptation of The Turn of Screw at the Almeida Theatre.
He is the son of actress Susannah York and Michael Wells, and is married with four children.
- The Turn of the Screw (2013, stage play, The Almeida) as Sackville
- The Woman in Black (2010, stage play, Fortune Theatre) as The Actor
- Katrina (2009, stage play, The Bargehouse, South Bank) as Larry
- Our Country's Good (2009, stage play, The Watermill) as Lieutenant Ralph Clark
- The History Boys (2006–07, stage play, RNT) as Irwin
- Pirandello's Henry IV (2004, stage play, Donmar Warehouse) as Count Di Nolli
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (2003, stage play, The Crucible) as Demetrius
- The Modernists (2003, stage play, The Crucible) as Clifford
- The Tempest (2002, stage play, Thelma Holt) as Ferdinand
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999-2000, stage play, RSC) as Flute
- Othello (1999-2000, stage play, RSC)
- Anthony and Cleopatra (1999-2000, stage play, RSC) as the Messenger
TV and Film
- Doctors (2010, BBC)
- Holby City (2010, BBC)
- The King's Speech (2010, See Saw Films) as The Duke of Kent
- Nowhere Left to Hide (2009, Blast Films)
- 'A Very British Sex Scandal' (2007, TV drama-documentary) as Edward (Lord) Montagu
- Midsummer Madness (2007, feature film) as Curt
- The Great San Francisco Earthquake (2006, Blast FIlms) as James
- Slave Dynasty (2006, BBC) as William Beckford
- Trust (BBC, 2005) as Charles Drinkwater
- As If (2001–04, TV series) as Alex Stanton
- A Rather English Marriage (1998, TV movie) as Dogleg
- After the War'(1987, TV series) as a child