27 May 1953 |
Leicester, England, U.K.
Greg Hicks (born 27 May 1953) is an English actor. He completed theatrical training at Rose Bruford College[when?] and has been a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company since 1976. He was nominated for a 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in the category "Best Actor of 2003" for his performance in Coriolanus at the Old Vic and was awarded the 2003 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards (Drama) for Best Shakespearian Performance in the same role.
Hicks has practised the Brazilian hybrid of martial arts and dance capoeira, as well as the Japanese dance-theatre form butoh. He has said that he started to explore the physicality associated with these disciplines in a masked production of Oresteia (1981), directed by his mentor at the National Theatre, Peter Hall. In 2016, he toured with Flute Theatre as Claudius in a production of Hamlet, who's there? written for interactive audiences.
Selected stage performances
- Royal Shakespeare Company:
- Julius Caesar (2001) as Brutus
- Merry Wives of Windsor (2002) as Dr Caius
- Coriolanus (2002) as Coriolanus
- Hamlet (2004) as Ghost/Player King/Gravedigger
- Macbeth (2004) as Macbeth
- Julius Caesar (2009) as Julius Caesar
- The Winter's Tale (2009) as Leontes
- King Lear (2010) as King Lear
- Hamlet (2013) as Claudius/Ghost
- All's Well That Ends Well (2013) as King of France
- Acastos at the National Theatre (1980)
- The Romans in Britain, as Marban, a druid, at the National Theatre (1980)
- The Oresteia, as Orestes, at the National Theatre and Epidavros, Greece (1982) and Channel 4 (1983)
- Coriolanus, as Tullus Aufidius, National Theatre, (1984)
- The Homecoming, as Teddy, at the Comedy Theatre, London (1991)
- Messiah at the Old Vic (2002) as Christ
- Bacchai, as Dionysus, at the National Theatre (2003)
- Missing Persons: Four Tragedies and Roy Keane by Colin Teevan at the Jermyn Street Theatre (2006) as various characters
- Tamburlaine at the Barbican (2005) as Tamburlaine
- An Enemy of the People at the Arcola Theatre (2008) as Dr Thomas Stockmann
- In Blood: The Bacchae at the Arcola Theatre (2009)
- Clarion, Arcola Theatre, (2015)
- Hamlet, who's there? as Claudius, with Flute Theatre (2016)
- Richard III (title role) Arcola (2017)
- Northanger Abbey 1986 (TV)
- Fortunes of War 1987 (TV)
- Bergerac (TV)
- Maigret 1992 (TV)
- Marple: Sleeping Murder 2006 (TV)
- Tantalus: Behind the Mask 2001
- Waking the Dead 2007 (TV)
- Snow White & the Huntsman 2012
- The Bible 2013 (TV)
- Son of God 2014
- Hicks, Greg (16 September 2014). "Greg Hicks: how Peter Hall transformed me as an actor". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- Hamlet, who's there? on the Flute Theatre website
- Wardle, Irving (17 December 1984). "Great Dramatic Partnership". The Times: 13.
- Billington, Michael (15 May 2017). "Richard III review – Greg Hicks is a magnetic, darkly memorable king". The Guardian: 34. ISSN 0261-3077.