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|Spouse(s)||Maria Fernandez Ache|
Will Keen (born 4 March 1970) is an English actor. He has worked in theatre and television in both Britain and Spain. He was formerly a trustee of the James Menzies Kitchen Award, an award set up for young theatre directors in memory of the director with whom Keen collaborated early in his career.
Keen studied at Eton College and has a first class degree in English literature from Oxford University. He is married to the Spanish actress, theatre director and writer Maria Fernandez Ache with whom he has a daughter.
Some of his notable British theatre credits include Ghosts, Waste, Tom and Viv, Five Gold Rings (Almeida Theatre), 'Huis Clos' (Trafalgar Studios), 'Macbeth', 'The Changeling' (Cheek By Jowl, Barbican and international tours), The Arsonists (Royal Court Theatre), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Donmar Warehouse), The Rubenstein Kiss (Hampstead Theatre), Hysteria, Don Juan, Man and Superman (Theatre Royal, Bath), Pericles, The Prince of Homburg (Lyric Hammersmith), The Duchess of Malfi, The Coast of Utopia, Mary Stuart, Hove (National Theatre), ' The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Tempest, Dido Queen of Carthage (Shakespeare's Globe), The Seagull, Present Laughter, The Tempest (West Yorkshire Playhouse), and Quartermaine's Terms, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Elton John's Glasses (West End).
His TV credits include Wolf Hall, The Musketeers, Silk, Sherlock, The Impressionists, Wired, Casualty 1907, Elizabeth, New Tricks, Foyle's War and The Colour of Magic. His film credits include Nine Lives of Tomas Katz and Love and Other Disasters.
In Spain, he has performed, in Spanish, 'Traición' ('Betrayal') and 'Cuento de Invierno' ('The Winter's Tale') as well as directing 'Hamlet' and 'Romeo y Julieta'. In the musical field, he has recorded the "Seven Scenes from Hamlet" by the Spanish composer Benet Casablancas, in collaboration with the Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, conducted by José Ramón Encinar (Stradivarius, 2010).
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