Page move-protected

Hadley Fraser

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Hadley Fraser
Hadley Fraser - 12 Bar Club London.jpg
Hadley Fraser - 12 Bar Club London
Born Robert Hugh Fraser
(1980-04-21) 21 April 1980 (age 37)
Windsor, Berkshire, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actor, Singer
Known for The Pirate Queen
Les Misérables
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
Spouse(s) Rosalie Craig

Robert Hugh "Hadley" Fraser (born 21 April 1980) is an English stage actor and singer. He made his West End debut as Marius in Les Misérables. He also originated the role of Tiernan in the Broadway show The Pirate Queen.

Life and career[edit]

Fraser was born in Windsor, Berkshire, England. He 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.[1][2] 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 at West End.

On 23 June 2011 Fraser returned to the West End production of 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.[3]

On 1 and 2 October 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.

Hadley appeared aside Tom Hiddleston in the Donmar Warehouse's production of Coriolanus from 6 December 2013 to 13 February 2014.

On 5 October 2014 Hadley married his long-time girlfriend (and co-theatre star) Rosalie Craig.

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. [4]

An avid musician, as well, Fraser can be heard on Scott Alan's releases Keys and Scott Alan LIVE, as well as his own EP, "Just Let Go", released in August 2014 via social media and digital download (no hardcopy has been released).

He is the co-lyricist and co-book writer (with Josie Rourke) for the new musical Committee... (full title The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee Takes Oral Evidence on Whitehall's Relationship with Kids Company) with music by Tom Deering, which will premiere at the Donmar Warehouse from 23 June to 12 August 2017.

He will play Frederick Frankenstein in the UK premiere of the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein in September 2017 at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End, following a try-out run at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle.

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 The Wrong Mans MI5 Agent TV Series
2014 Sons of Liberty John Dickinson TV Series
2014 Pompidou Maitre D' TV Series
2015 Holby City Sebastian Coulter TV Series
2016 The Legend of Tarzan Tarzan's father

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002–03 Les Misérables Marius Pontmercy Palace Theatre (West End debut)
2003–04 Peter Pan 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 Repertory Theatre
2010 The Fantasticks El Gallo Duchess Theatre
2010 Les Misérables in Concert Grantaire O2 Arena
2011 The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall 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
2015 The Vote Alastair Swift Donmar Warehouse
2015 The Winter's Tale Polixenes Garrick Theatre
2015-16 Harlequinade First Halberdier Garrick Theatre
2016 Long Day's Journey Into Night James Tyrone Jr Bristol Old Vic
2017 Committee...(a new musical) co-lyricist and co-book writer Donmar Warehouse
2017 Saint Joan Dunois Donmar Warehouse
2017 Young Frankenstein Frederick Frankenstein Newcastle Theatre Royal & Garrick Theatre

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"

References[edit]

External links[edit]