Stuart Graham (actor)

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Stuart Graham
Born31 August 1967 (1967-08-31) (age 51)
NationalityIrish
Alma materUniversity of Ulster
OccupationActor
Years active1990 – present

Stuart Graham (born 31 August 1967) is an Irish film, television, and stage actor, born and brought up in Northern Ireland.

Life[edit]

Born in Belfast[1] and educated at the University of Ulster, where he took a degree in media studies, Graham trained for an acting career at a drama school in London.[2] In 1990 he played a minor part in a revival of Berenice at the Cottesloe Theatre, Lambeth,[1] and in 1991 appeared at the Dublin Theatre Festival in a production of Michael Collins Big Fella! by the Praxis Theatre Laboratory of Greenwich, playing the part of Eoin O'Duffy.[3]

Most of Graham's stage work has been in Dublin and Belfast, while in film and television he has worked in both Irish and British productions, specializing in playing Irishmen. However, his leading roles have included the part of the Englishman Howard Carter in Egypt (2005).[2]

In 2000, Graham directed the premiere of Gary Mitchell's new play, Marching On, at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast.[4]

In an interview in 2011, Graham commented

...if you are simply a jobbing actor, in order to have any sort of longevity in the industry, you have to hand over control of your life.[5]

In April 2017, he will appear in The Ferryman at the Royal Court Theatre, ahead of a transfer to the Gielgud Theatre in the West End.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Selected television work[edit]

This section is incomplete

On stage[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l 'Stuart Graham' in Ulster Actors: G at ulsteractors.com, accessed 14 November 2013
  2. ^ a b c Egypt Press Pack at bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/, accessed 14 November 2013
  3. ^ a b Sam Dowling, Michael Collins BIG FELLA! (2008, ISBN 978-1-4092-2726-7) p. 6
  4. ^ Margaret Llewellyn-Jones, Contemporary Irish Drama & Cultural Identity (2002), p. 212
  5. ^ Carol Murphy, Actor Stuart Graham Talks Spies and Assassins dated 29/09/2011 at culturenorthernireland.org, accessed 14 November 2013
  6. ^ "Cast and West End transfer confirmed for Sam Mendes' The Ferryman". WhatsOnStage.com. February 8, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017.

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