Kyle William Soller
July 1, 1983
|Alma mater||College of William and Mary|
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (BA)
Kyle William Soller (born July 1, 1983) is an American film, stage, and television actor. His accolades include three Evening Standard Theatre Awards, and the 2019 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Inheritance, staged at the Young Vic Theatre in 2018.
Soller was born July 1, 1983 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in Alexandria, Virginia graduating from Mount Vernon High School. He attended the College of William & Mary, where he majored in art history. During his third year of studies, he spent a semester abroad studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, and was offered admission into the academy. Soller left the College of William & Mary and relocated to London to complete his studies at RADA, graduating in 2008 with a BA in Acting Degree (H Level).
Soller's breakthrough year came in 2011 where he starred in The Glass Menagerie at the Young Vic, The Government Inspector also at the Young Vic and in The Faith Machine at the Royal Court Theatre. Based on these performances he won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer.
In 2012, Soller starred in the West End hit A Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill with David Suchet, Laurie Metcalf and Trevor White at the Apollo Theatre, and in the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Cyrano de Bergerac as Christian at the American Airlines Theatre in New York. In 2019, he won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Inheritance, staged at the Young Vic Theatre.
TV & Film
Soller appeared in BBC Three's comedy Bad Education as the new teacher Mr Schwimer. Between 2015 and 2016, he appeared in BBC One's Poldark, playing Ross Poldark's cousin, Francis. And in The Hollow Crown, in the role of Clifford. He starred as an expert on apocalypses, Scotty, in Sky 1's comedy drama You, Me and the Apocalypse. In 2015, he appeared as Gerald Croft in Helen Edmundson's award-winning BBC adaptation of An Inspector Calls.
|2013||The Fifth Estate||Young Staffer|
|2014||The Keeping Room||Henry|
|Monsters: Dark Continent||Karl Inkelaar|
|Fury||Medic No. 1|
|The Trip to Spain||Jonathan|
|2018||The Titan||Dr. Elliot Blake|||
|2013||Bad Education||Kevin Schwimmer||Series 2, Episode 2|
|2015||An Inspector Calls||Gerald Croft||Television film|
|2015–2016||Poldark||Francis Poldark||14 episodes|||
|2016||The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses||Clifford||Episode: "Henry VI: Part II"|||
|You, Me and the Apocalypse||Scotty McNeil||Miniseries|||
|Silent Witness||Marcus Chadwell||Episode: "Life Licence"|
|Counterfeit Cat||The Kid||Voice|
|2017||Bounty Hunters||Misha||Episode 1.3|
|2019||Brexit: The Uncivil War||Zack Massingham||Television film|
|2019-2020||101 Dalmatian Street||Dante||Voice; 4 episodes|
|2022||Andor||Syril Karn||Main role; 10 episodes|
|2023||Bodies||DI Hillinghead||Main role|||
Awards and nominations
|2011||Evening Standard Theatre Award||Outstanding Newcomer||The Faith Machine, The Glass Menagerie and The Government Inspector||Won|
|2012||WhatsOnStage Award||Newcomer of the Year||Nominated|
|2013||Laurence Olivier Award||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Long Day's Journey into Night||Nominated|
|WhatsOnStage Award||Best Supporting Actor in a Play||Nominated|
|2014||WhatsOnStage Award||Best Supporting Actor in a Play||Edward II||Nominated|
|2018||Evening Standard Theatre Award||Best Actor||The Inheritance||Nominated|
|Critics' Circle Theatre Award||Best Actor||Won|
|2019||Laurence Olivier Award||Best Actor||Won|
|WhatsOnStage Award||Best Actor in a Play||Nominated|
|2020||Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Actor in a Play||Nominated|
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- Roundabout Theatre Company. "Cyrano de Bergerac". Roundabout Theatre Company. Archived from the original on 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2012-11-06.
- "Olivier awards 2019: full list of winners". The Guardian. 2019-04-07. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
- "The American, Series 2, Bad Education – BBC Three".
- "Kyle Soller Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
- "An Inspector Calls – BBC One". bbc.co.uk. 13 September 2015.
- Goldbart, Max (July 8, 2022). "'Unorthodox' Star Shira Haas & Stephen Graham Amongst Leads For Netflix UK Thriller 'Bodies'". Deadline. Retrieved October 8, 2022.
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- "Kyle Soller". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on June 9, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
- "The Beautiful People". The British Theatre Guide. 2008.
- "The Glass Menagerie". The Young Vic. 2010. Archived from the original on January 27, 2012.
- "The Faith Machine". Royal Court. 2011.
- "The Government Inspector". The Young Vic. 2011. Archived from the original on April 15, 2012.
- "Long Day's Journey into Night". Apollo Theatre. 2012.
- "Edward II". Royal National Theatre. 2013. Archived from the original on March 30, 2014.
- "Hedda Gabler". National Theatre. 30 August 2016.
- "Full List: 2012 Whatsonstage.com Award winners | WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
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- "Full List: Winners of the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards | WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
- Thompson, Jessie (2018-11-19). "Find out the winners of this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards". www.standard.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
- "The Inheritance wins best new play at UK Critics' Circle awards". The Guardian. 2019-01-29. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
- "Shortlisted nominees announced for 2019 WhatsOnStage Awards". West End Wilma. 2018-12-05. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
- Bennett, Anita (2020-06-14). "'The Inheritance' And 'Moulin Rouge!' Among Winners At 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
- Voyles, Blake (September 13, 2023). "83rd Peabody Award Winners". Retrieved September 13, 2023.