Rosalie Craig

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Rosalie Mae Craig
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Rosalie Craig backstage at As You Like It, National Theatre. December 2015.
Born (1981-05-30) 30 May 1981 (age 38)
NationalityBritish
OccupationActress
Known forThe Light Princess and Company
Spouse(s)Hadley Fraser
Children1

Rosalie Craig (born 30 May 1981)[1] 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.[2] 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."[3]

Life and career[edit]

Craig grew up in Nottingham,[4] and studied for a BA in Actor Musicianship at Rose Bruford College, from which she graduated in 2001.[5] After graduation she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and made her professional stage debut in an adaptation by Adrian Mitchell of Alice in Wonderland.[6]

In 2007 she had her first leading role in a West End production, playing the character Arwen in the musical stage adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10]

Her television work includes appearances in Spooks, Miranda, Endeavour, and Lovesick.[11]

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.[12]

She is married to the actor Hadley Fraser.[13] On 1 November 2016, Rosalie gave birth to the couple's first child, named Elvie.[14]

Theatre career[edit]

Year Title Role Venue
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
2011 Company Marta Sheffield Crucible
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[15]
2016 The Threepenny Opera Polly Peachum National Theatre, London
2018 The Ferryman Caitlin Carney Gielgud Theatre, London
2018 Company Bobbie Gielgud Theatre, London

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2013 Evening Standard Theatre Awards Best Musical Performance The Light Princess Won
2014 Laurence Olivier Award Best Actress in a Musical The Light Princess Nominated
BroadwayWorld UK Award The STAR Best Actress In A Musical Award Nominated
WhatsOnStage.com Theatregoers' Choice Award Best Leading Actress Nominated
2015 Evening Standard Theatre Awards Best Musical Performance City of Angels Nominated
2016 WhatsOnStage.com Theatregoers' Choice Award Best Actress in a Play As You Like It Nominated
2018 Evening Standard Theatre Awards Best Musical Performance Company Won
2019 Laurence Olivier Award Best Actress in a Musical Company Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Debrett's People of Today, retrieved 16 January 2015.
  2. ^ 2013 Evening Standard Theatre Awards winners
  3. ^ Guardian profile, 30 November 2014
  4. ^ Guardian profile, 30 November 2014
  5. ^ Citation of Olivier Awards nominations on Rose Bruford website
  6. ^ Career details from Spotlight, retrieved 18 December 2014
  7. ^ Round-up of reviews at www.whatsonstage.com, retrieved 18 December 2014
  8. ^ Olivier Awards nominees 2013
  9. ^ Details of London Road film from IMDB
  10. ^ Hutchinson, Dave. "Rosalie Craig leads Manchester cast of Damon Albarn musical Wonder.land". The Stage. The Stage. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  11. ^ Details of TV work on IMDB, retrieved 18 December 2014
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ Guardian profile, 30 November 2014
  14. ^ Pip A Campaign, 4 July 2017>
  15. ^ "As You Like It". National Theatre. Retrieved 21 October 2015.

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