6 September 1977 |
|Alma mater||University of Sussex
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Carvel was born in London, England, the son of a psychologist mother and John Carvel, a journalist. Carvel was educated at University College School. He studied English at the University of Sussex before training as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 2003.
Carvel has appeared in Revelations at the Hampstead Theatre, Rose Bernd with Headlong, Coram Boy at the Royal National Theatre, The Life of Galileo at the National Theatre, The Man of Mode at the National Theatre, Parade at the Donmar Warehouse, and Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Carvel was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Parade in 2008. He won the award in 2012 for his performance as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda the Musical, a production that won six other Oliviers. Carvel also won the UK's TMA Award for Best Performance in a Musical and was similarly nominated for the London's Evening Standard Award. He played Enrico in Damned By Despair at the National Theatre.
In March 2013, he reprised his role as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre. This won him a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and a nomination for Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
Roles in other media
Carvel has appeared in several other film, TV and theatre roles, including The Wrong Mans, Babylon, Doctor Who (episode "The Lazarus Experiment"), Sherlock (episode "The Blind Banker"), Bombshell, Hawking, The Crimson Petal and the White, Money and Midsomer Murders (episode "The Great and the Good"). He played Lord Carmarthen in John Adams. In the television film Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures he played Christie's second husband Max Mallowan. Carvel appeared as Bamatabois in the film Les Misérables, based on the musical of the same name. Carvel is also the voice of the male Imperial Agent in the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic.
In 2015 Carvel starred as Jonathan Strange in the BBC One adaptation of Susanna Clarke's novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, opposite Eddie Marsan as Gilbert Norrell. He played Nick Clegg in the Channel 4 drama Coalition and in September appeared as the unfaithful husband of Suranne Jones's title character in the BBC 1 thriller series Doctor Foster. He also performed as Yank in the play The Hairy Ape at The Old Vic in November of the same year.
|2004||Hawking||George Ellis||Television film|
|2004||Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures||Max Mallowan||Television film|
|2005||Beethoven||Ferdinand Ries||2 episodes|
|2006||Bombshell||Lieutenant Roddy Frost||7 episodes|
|2006||Holby City||Martin Phillips||Episode: "Looking After Number One"|
|2007||Doctor Who||Mysterious Man||Episode: "The Lazarus Experiment"|
|2008||John Adams||Lord Carmarthen||Episode: "Reunion"|
|2009||Primeval||Ryan Mason||Episode 3, Season 2|
|2009||Waking the Dead||Dr Dench||2 episodes|
|2009||Midsomer Murders||Justin Hooper||Episode: "The Great and the Good"|
|2010||Sherlock||Sebastian Wilkes||Episode: "The Blind Banker"|
|2010||Just William||Uncle Neville||Episode: "Parrots for Ethel"|
|2011||The Crimson Petal and the White||Ashwell||3 episodes|
|2011||Hidden||Alexander Wentworth||4 episodes|
|2012||Restless||Mason Harding||Episode: Part Two|
|2014||Babylon||Finn Kirkwood||7 episodes|
|2014||The Wrong Mans||Nathan Cross||Episode: "White Mans"|
|2015||Coalition||Nick Clegg||Television film|
|2015||Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell||Jonathan Strange||7 episodes|
|2015||Doctor Foster||Simon Foster||5 episodes|
|2005||Coram Boy||Alexander Ashbrook (adult)||National Theatre|
|2005||Professor Bernhardi||Dr Kurt Pflugfelder/Professor Filitz||Arcola Theatre|||
|2006||The Life of Galileo||Ludovico Marsili||Royal National Theatre|
|2007||The Man of Mode||Medley||Royal National Theatre|
|2008||The Pride||Oliver||Royal Court Theatre|
|2008||Parade||Leo Frank||Donmar Warehouse|
|2009||Rope||Rupert Cadell||Almeida Theatre|
|2011||Matilda the Musical||Miss Trunchbull||Courtyard Theatre
9 November 2010 – 30 January 2011
25 October 2011 – July 2012
4 March 2013 – 1 September 2013
|2011||Damned By Despair||Enrico||Royal National Theatre|
|2015||Bakkhai||Pentheus, Agave||Almeida Theatre|
|2015||The Hairy Ape||Yank||The Old Vic|
|2011||Star Wars: The Old Republic||Male Imperial Agent|
|2012||The Secret World||The Forest God, Callisto|
Awards and nominations
|2008||Laurence Olivier Award||Best Actor in a Musical||Parade||Nominated|
|2012||Evening Standard Award||Best Actor||Matilda The Musical||Nominated|
|2012||Laurence Olivier Award||Best Actor in a Musical||Matilda The Musical||Won|
|2013||Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||Matilda The Musical||Won|
|2013||Tony Award||Best Actor in a Musical||Matilda The Musical||Nominated|
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- "Evening Standard Theatre awards". London Evening Standard. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
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- "Olivier Winner Bertie Carvel to Reprise Role as Evil Headmistress Miss Trunchbull in Matilda on Broadway". broadway.com. Broadway World. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
- "Nominations Announced for 67th Annual Tony Awards", Playbill.com; 30 April 2013.
- 2013 Drama Desk Nominations Announced - GIANT & HANDS ON A HARDBODY Lead with 9, Followed by MATILDA, PASSION & DROOD, broadwayworld.com; 29 April 2013.
- Bamigboye, Baz (16 March 2012). "Flirty Bertie gets hands-on with Anne". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
- "Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan to Star in BBC's JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL". Broadway World. 2013-10-10.
- "Review: THE HAIRY APE at The Young Vic". London Box Office. 2015-11-13. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
- Fisher, Philip (c. 2003). "Theatre review: Revelations at Hampstead Theatre". British Theatre Guide. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- Szalwinska, Maxie (20 June 2005). "My Party This Way/Faustus". The Guardian (London, UK).
- Ramsden, Timothy (2 May 2005). "PROFESSOR BERNHARDI. To 7 May.". Reviews Gate. Retrieved 14 November 2015.