David Hargreaves’ profile

Born New Mills Derbyshire 2/2/40. Trained as a science teacher at City of Leeds Training College, and then studied Drama at Central school of Speech and Drama. Joined The RSC to play in the first Wars of the Roses cycle directed by Peter Hall and John Barton 1963/65. Played Hotsrur and Leontes in Joseph O’Connor’s Company at the Sunderlang Empire, before joining Olivier’s National Theatre, appearing in MUCH ADO, MOTHER COURAGE, THE CRUCIBLE, ROYAL HUNT OF THE SUN, LOVE FOR LOVE, OTHELLO, THE STORM, A FLEA IN HER EAR, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD After an extensive career in Repertory Theatre, Television and Radio, he returned to the RSC in 2004 in Peter Gill’s production of ROMEO AND JULIET playing Capulet and Gloster in Bill Alexander’s KING LEAR. Returned to RSC 2008/09 to play Baptista in TAMING OF THE SHREW directed by Conel Morrison and Man in THE CORDELIA DREAM by Marina Carr and directed by Selina Cartmell for the RSC at Wilton’s Music Hall. In 2005 he returned to The National Theatre in a co-production with the Royal Exchange Theatre to play Charlie in Simon Stevens ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD directed by Sarah Francom. 2009 played Bunny in Richard Bean’s PUB QUIZ IS LIFE for Hull Truck directed by Gareth Tudor Price. 2010 Harry in INHERITANCE by Mike Packet for Live Theatre, Newcastle directed by Lisa Goldman. 2011/12 was at The Globe in Tony Harrison’s THE GLOBE MYSTERIES playing God in Deborah Bruce’s production and The. King of France/Num/Erpingham in Dominic Dromgoole’s production of HENRY V.

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