Kyle Soller

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Kyle Soller
Kyle Soller at a premiere of The Keeping Room in 2014
Kyle William Soller

(1983-07-01) July 1, 1983 (age 40)
Alma materCollege of William and Mary
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (BA)
Years active2008–present
(m. 2010)

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.

He has appeared in films, Anna Karenina (2012) and Marrowbone (2017), and on television in Poldark (2015–2016), Star Wars: Andor (2022), and Bodies (2023).

Early life[edit]

Soller was born July 1, 1983[1] 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.[2] During his third year of studies, he spent a semester abroad studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London,[3] and was offered admission into the academy.[2] Soller left the College of William & Mary and relocated to London to complete his studies at RADA,[2] graduating in 2008 with a BA in Acting Degree (H Level).[4]



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.[5]

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.[6] In 2019, he won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Inheritance, staged at the Young Vic Theatre.[7]

TV & Film[edit]

Soller appeared in BBC Three's comedy Bad Education as the new teacher Mr Schwimer.[8] Between 2015 and 2016, he appeared in BBC One's Poldark, playing Ross Poldark's cousin, Francis.[9] And in The Hollow Crown, in the role of Clifford.[9] He starred as an expert on apocalypses, Scotty, in Sky 1's comedy drama You, Me and the Apocalypse.[9] In 2015, he appeared as Gerald Croft in Helen Edmundson's award-winning BBC adaptation of An Inspector Calls.[10]

In 2022, he appeared in the Disney+ show Star Wars: Andor.[9] In 2023, he played a main role as nineteenth century Detective Inspector Hillinghead in Bodies.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Soller is married to actress Phoebe Fox, whom he met at RADA.[12]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2012 Anna Karenina Korsunsky
2013 The Fifth Estate Young Staffer
2014 The Keeping Room Henry
Monsters: Dark Continent Karl Inkelaar
Fury Medic No. 1
2017 Marrowbone Porter [13]
The Trip to Spain Jonathan
2018 The Titan Dr. Elliot Blake [13]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013 Bad Education Kevin Schwimmer Series 2, Episode 2
2015 An Inspector Calls Gerald Croft Television film
2015–2016 Poldark Francis Poldark 14 episodes [9]
2016 The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses Clifford Episode: "Henry VI: Part II" [9]
You, Me and the Apocalypse Scotty McNeil Miniseries [9]
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 [11]


Year Title Character Venue Ref.
2008 The Beautiful People
by William Saroyan
Owen Webster Finborough Theatre
London, England
2009 A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
Demetrius / Francis Flute / Mustardseed Shakespeare's Globe
London, England
2010 The Talented Mr. Ripley
by Patricia Highsmith
adaptation by Phyllis Nagy
Tom Ripley Royal & Derngate
Northampton, England
The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
Jim Young Vic
London, England
2011 The Faith Machine
by Alexi Kaye Campbell[16]
Tom Royal Court Theatre
London, England
The Government Inspector
by Nikolai Gogol
version by David Harrower
Khlestakov Young Vic
London, England
2012 Cyrano de Bergerac
by Edmond Rostand
Christian American Airlines Theatre
New York City, NY, U.S.
Long Day's Journey into Night
by Eugene O'Neill
Edmund Apollo Theatre
London, England
2013 Edward II
by Christopher Marlowe
Gaveston / Lightborne National Theatre
London, England
2016 Hedda Gabler
by Henrik Ibsen
George Tesman National Theatre
London, England
2018 The Inheritance
by Matthew Lopez
Eric Glass Young Vic & Noël Coward Theatre
London, England
2019 The Inheritance
by Matthew Lopez
Eric Glass Ethel Barrymore Theatre
New York City, NY, U.S.

Awards and nominations[edit]


Year Award Category Work Result
2011 Evening Standard Theatre Award[5] Outstanding Newcomer The Faith Machine, The Glass Menagerie and The Government Inspector Won
2012 WhatsOnStage Award[21] Newcomer of the Year Nominated
2013 Laurence Olivier Award[22] Best Actor in a Supporting Role Long Day's Journey into Night Nominated
WhatsOnStage Award[23] Best Supporting Actor in a Play Nominated
2014 WhatsOnStage Award[24] Best Supporting Actor in a Play Edward II Nominated
2018 Evening Standard Theatre Award[25] Best Actor The Inheritance Nominated
Critics' Circle Theatre Award[26] Best Actor Won
2019 Laurence Olivier Award[7] Best Actor Won
WhatsOnStage Award[27] Best Actor in a Play Nominated
2020 Drama Desk Award[28] Outstanding Actor in a Play Nominated
2022 Peabody Award[29] Entertainment Andor Won


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  2. ^ a b c "Kyle Soller Biography". TV Guide. Archived from the original on June 9, 2019. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Introducing Kyle Soller", Official London Theatre, 2011
  4. ^ "RADA Student & graduate profiles - Kyle Soller". Retrieved 22 September 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Evening Standard Theatre Awards – Winners 2011 |". - London Theatre Tickets. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  6. ^ Roundabout Theatre Company. "Cyrano de Bergerac". Roundabout Theatre Company. Archived from the original on 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2012-11-06.
  7. ^ a b "Olivier awards 2019: full list of winners". The Guardian. 2019-04-07. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  8. ^ "The American, Series 2, Bad Education – BBC Three".
  9. ^ a b c d e f g "Kyle Soller Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  10. ^ "An Inspector Calls – BBC One". 13 September 2015.
  11. ^ a b Goldbart, Max (July 8, 2022). "'Unorthodox' Star Shira Haas & Stephen Graham Amongst Leads For Netflix UK Thriller 'Bodies'". Deadline. Retrieved October 8, 2022.
  12. ^ Steafel, Eleanor (September 4, 2016). "Poldark's Kyle Soller on class, Cornwall – and why American actors lose out to their Brit rivals". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Kyle Soller". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on June 9, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  14. ^ "The Beautiful People". The British Theatre Guide. 2008.
  15. ^ "The Glass Menagerie". The Young Vic. 2010. Archived from the original on January 27, 2012.
  16. ^ "The Faith Machine". Royal Court. 2011.
  17. ^ "The Government Inspector". The Young Vic. 2011. Archived from the original on April 15, 2012.
  18. ^ "Long Day's Journey into Night". Apollo Theatre. 2012.
  19. ^ "Edward II". Royal National Theatre. 2013. Archived from the original on March 30, 2014.
  20. ^ "Hedda Gabler". National Theatre. 30 August 2016.
  21. ^ "Full List: 2012 Award winners | WhatsOnStage". Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  22. ^ "Olivier Winners 2013". Olivier Awards. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  23. ^ "Full list: Winners announced of the 2013 Awards | WhatsOnStage". Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  24. ^ "Full List: Winners of the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards | WhatsOnStage". 23 February 2014. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  25. ^ Thompson, Jessie (2018-11-19). "Find out the winners of this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards". Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  26. ^ "The Inheritance wins best new play at UK Critics' Circle awards". The Guardian. 2019-01-29. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  27. ^ "Shortlisted nominees announced for 2019 WhatsOnStage Awards". West End Wilma. 2018-12-05. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  28. ^ Bennett, Anita (2020-06-14). "'The Inheritance' And 'Moulin Rouge!' Among Winners At 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  29. ^ Voyles, Blake (September 13, 2023). "83rd Peabody Award Winners". Retrieved September 13, 2023.

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