Nick Ormerod

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Nicholas Ronald Ormerod OBE (born 9 December 1951) is a British theatre designer and co-founder of the international theatre company Cheek by Jowl. He studied law at Trinity College, Cambridge before going on to do a BA in Theatre Design at the Wimbledon School of Art. In 1981 he founded Cheek by Jowl with Declan Donnellan. He and Donnellan are the company’s co-Artistic Directors.

Biography[edit]

Ormerod was born and grew up in London, England. He studied law at Trinity College, Cambridge before doing a BA in Theatre Design at the Wimbledon School of Art. In 1981 Ormerod founded Cheek by Jowl with Declan Donnellan. The company has performed across the world, working in over 300 cities in 40 countries spanning six continents. Since 2006 Cheek by Jowl have been part of the Barbican’s International Theatre Program (BITE) resulting in co-productions of The Changeling (2006), Cymbeline (2007) and Troilus and Cressida (2008).

In addition to his work with Cheek by Jowl, Ormerod designed the Royal Shakespeare Company’s productions of School for Scandal (1998), King Lear (2002 Academy Production) and Great Expectations (2005), which he adapted with Donnellan. He has also designed Falstaff for the Salzburg Festival in 2001 and the ballet of Romeo and Juliet for the Bolshoi in Moscow in 2003. Other work in Russia includes The Winter's Tale for the Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg.

In 2000 he and Donnellan formed a company of actors in Moscow, under the auspices of The Chekhov Festival, whose productions include Boris Godunov, Twelfth Night and Three Sisters.

Ormerod was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award Designer of the Year in 1988 for A Family Affair, The Tempest and Philoctetes and won the Corral de Comedias Award with Donnellan in 2008.

He directed the 2012 film Bel Ami, an adaption of the Maupassant novel; the film starred Robert Patinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci and Colm Meane.

Ormerod was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to theatre design.[1]

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  1. ^ "No. 61962". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 June 2017. p. B13. 

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