Rosalie Mae Craig
Rosalie Craig backstage at As You Like It, National Theatre. December 2015.
|Born||30 May 1981|
|Known for||The Light Princess and Company|
|Spouse(s)||Hadley Fraser (m. 2014)|
Rosalie Mae Craig (born 30 May 1981) is an English actress, noted for her performances in musical theatre. In 2013 she received her first major award, a London Evening Standard Award for Best Performance in a Musical. A profile in The Guardian in November 2014 commented that "actor Rosalie Craig is living proof that stars are not born but made – through a combination of talent, hard work, sheer grit and an ability to connect with audiences. She’s got all in abundance."
Life and career
Craig grew up in Nottingham, and studied for a BA in Actor Musicianship at Rose Bruford College, from which she graduated in 2001. After graduation she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and made her professional stage debut in an adaptation by Adrian Mitchell of Alice in Wonderland.
Since then her notable roles in theatre have included the title character in Tori Amos's The Light Princess at the National Theatre in 2013, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award as well as winning an Evening Standard Award. She has also had leading parts in City of Angels (Donmar Warehouse), Finding Neverland (Leicester Curve) and Ragtime (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre).
She appeared in the musical London Road at the National Theatre and subsequently in Rufus Norris's film adaptation. Craig's other work with the National Theatre include: As You Like It and The Threepenny Opera. She appeared in the premiere of musical Wonder.land, at Palace Theatre, Manchester for the Manchester International Festival; also directed by Norris in association with the National Theatre.
In September 2018, Rosalie began appearing alongside Patti LuPone in a revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical Company. She played the lead role of 'Bobbie,' reimagined for the first time as a woman.
|2001||Alice in Wonderland||Lorina/Lory||Royal Shakespeare Company|
|2002||The Firebird||Vasilisa||The Watermill Theatre|
|2002||Dreams From the Summerhouse||Belle||The Watermill Theatre|
|2003||The Hired Man||May||Salisbury Playhouse|
|2004||Be My Baby||Mary||Oldham Theatre|
|2005||The Translucent Frogs of Quup||Edith Marigold-Bentley||New Ambassadors Theatre|
|2006||Playing For Time||Marianne||Salisbury Playhouse|
|2006||Martha, Josie & the Chinese Elvis||Louise||Salisbury Playhouse|
|2006||Hobson's Choice||Alice||The Watermill Theatre|
|2007-08||The Lord of the Rings||Arwen||Theatre Royal Drury Lane|
|2009||A Christmas Carol||Mrs Cratchit||Birmingham Repertory Theatre|
|2010||Anyone Can Whistle||Fay Apple||Jermyn Street Theatre|
|2010||Aspects of Love||Giulietta Trapani||Menier Chocolate Factory|
|2010||Swallows and Amazons||Susan||Bristol Old Vic|
|2011||London Road||Helen||National Theatre, London|
|2012||Ragtime||Mother||Regent's Park Open Air Theatre|
|2012||Finding Neverland||Sylvia Llewelyn-Davies||Leicester Curve|
|2013||Hitchcock Blonde||Blonde||Hull Truck Theatre|
|2013-14||The Light Princess||Althea D'Arcy||National Theatre, London|
|2014||Miss Julie/Black Comedy||Miss Julie/Clea||Chichester Festival Theatre|
|2014||City of Angels||Gabby/Bobbi||Donmar Warehouse|
|2015||Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street||Beggar Woman||London Coliseum|
|2015||wonder.land||Alice||Palace Theatre, Manchester|
|2015||As You Like It||Rosalind||National Theatre, London|
|2016||The Threepenny Opera||Polly Peachum||National Theatre, London|
|2018||The Ferryman||Caitlin Carney||Gielgud Theatre, London|
|2018||Company||Bobbie||Gielgud Theatre, London|
|2020||City of Angels||Gabby/Bobbi||Garrick Theatre, London|
Awards and nominations
|2013||Evening Standard Theatre Award||Best Musical Performance||The Light Princess||Won|||
|2014||BroadwayWorld UK Award||Best Leading Actress in a New Production of a Musical||Nominated|||
|Laurence Olivier Award||Best Actress in a Musical||Nominated|||
|WhatsOnStage Award||Best Actress in a Musical||Nominated|||
|2015||Evening Standard Theatre Award||Best Musical Performance||City of Angels||Nominated|||
|2016||WhatsOnStage Award||Best Actress in a Play||As You Like It||Nominated|||
|2018||Evening Standard Theatre Award||Best Musical Performance||Company||Won|||
|2019||Laurence Olivier Award||Best Actress in a Musical||Nominated|||
|WhatsOnStage Award||Best Actress in a Musical||Nominated|||
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