Desmond BARRIT

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1944-10-19
Education Garw GS
Publications N/A
Recreations antiques, cooking, travel
Clubs N/A
Style Desmond Barrit, Esq
Career actor; pres Friends of Theatre, vice-pres Friends of RSC; assoc actor RSC, dir Ohyesitiz Prodns; ambass for Prince's Tst; organiser of charity events incl: Samaritans, The Lighthouse, Children in Need, Children North East, Richard Haines Charitable Tst; >ir< Brogard in Scarlet Pimpernel (Chichester and Her Majesty's), Cliton in The Liar (Old Vic), Then Again (Lyric Hammersmith), Birdboot and Harold in The Real Inspector Hound and Black Comedy (Comedy Theatre), Eddie Carbonne in A View from the Bridge (Greenwich Theatre), Monsieur Henri in Euridice (Whitehall Theatre), Bertozzo in Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Donmar Warehouse), Shylock in The Merchant of Venice (Chichester Festival Theatre), Sorin in The Seagull (Chichester Festival Theatre), Midsummer Night's Dream (Broadway); RNT incl: Archille Blond in The Magistrate, chauffeur in Jacobowsky, Charlie in 3 Men on a Horse (also at Vaudeville), Toad in Wind in the Willows, Brazen in The Recruiting Officer, Cotrone in The Mountain Giants, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Dick Cheney in Stuff Happens, The History Boys (also Broadway and Wyndhams Theatre London), Bottom in Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne), The Habit of Art (RNT), Die Federmaus (Welsh Nat Opera), The Birthday Party (Royal Exchange Manchester); RSC incl: Trinculo in Tempest, Gloucester in King Lear, Porter/Ross in Macbeth, Tom Errand in Constant Couple, Banjo in The Man Who Came to Dinner 1990-91, Antipholus in Comedy of Errors, Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Falstaff in Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 (nomination Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role 2002), Comedy of Errors (dir, Chicago), Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Sir Joseph Porter in HMS Pinafore, Wizard of Oz in Wicked, Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor; >ir< incl: Boon, The Bill, Homer and his Pigeons, Poirot, True Tilda, Le Show, Dalziel and Pascoe, Oliver Twist, Madame Bovary, Midsomer Murders; >ir< incl: Lassiter, Rebecca's Daughters, A Midsummer Night's Dream, All for Love, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Christmas Carol, Northanger Abbey; >ir< My Fair Lady (LA), 3 Musketeers (6 concerts, Denmark); >ir< Clarence Derwent Award for Trinculo, Olivier Award for Best Comedy Performance in Comedy of Errors 1988; for A Midsummer Night's Dream: Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor, Critics' Circle Award nomination, Fany Award nomination; Olivier Award nomination for Falstaff in Henry IV Part I and II
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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