Michael Vivian Fyfe PENNINGTON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1943-06-07
Education Marlborough, Trinity Coll Cambridge (BA)
Publications N/A
Recreations reading, music
Clubs Garrick
Style Michael Pennington, Esq
Career actor; memb RSC 1964-66; freelance, West End and TV plays 1966-73: The Judge, Hamlet, A Woman of No Importance, Savages; leading memb RSC 1974-81: Angelo in Measure for Measure, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Edgar in King Lear, Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost, Mirabell in Way of the World, title role in Hippolytus, title role in Hamlet, Donal Davoren in Shadow of a Gunman; NT 1984: title role in Strider, Jaffier in Venice Preserved, solo performance of Anton Chekhov; subsequent credits: The Real Thing (West End) 1985, Oedipus The King (BBC) 1985; artistic dir English Shakespeare Co until 1993 (fndr and leading actor 1986-92, participated in four round the world tours); roles incl: Richard II, Henry V, Coriolanus, Leontes in The Winter's Tale, Macbeth; other credits: Summer's Lease (BBC) 1989, Playing with Trains (RSC Barbican) 1989, Vershinin in Three Sisters (Gate Theatre Dublin) 1990, Edward Damson in The Gift of the Gorgon (RSC Barbican and Wyndham's) 1993, Old Times and One for the Road (Dublin Pinter Festival), Claudius and the Ghost in Hamlet (Peter Hall Co) 1994, Taking Sides (Chichester Festival, Criterion) 1995, Archie Rice in The Entertainer (Hampstead) 1996; Old Vic 1997 incl: Waste, The Seagull, The Provoked Wife, Anton Chekhov; also Alceste in The Misanthrope and Domenico in Filumena (Piccadilly Theatre) 1998, Oscar Wilde in Gross Indecency (Gielgud Theatre) 1999, Timon in Timon of Athens (RSC Stratford and Barbican), Nandor in The Guardsman (Albery Theatre) 2000, Prentice in What the Butler Saw 2001, John in The Shawl 2001, Walter Burns in The Front Page (Chichester Theatre) 2002, title role in John Gabriel Borkman (English Touring Theatre) 2003, Dr Dorn in The Seagull (Edinburgh Festival) 2003, George III in The Madness of King George (W Yorks Playhouse) 2003, Cecil in When the Night Begins (Hampstead Theatre) 2004, Nathan in Nathan the Wise (Hampstead Theatre) 2005, Sydney Cocherell in The Best of Friends (nat tour) 2006, Robert Maxwell in The Bargain (nat tour) 2007, Charles Dickens in Little Nell (Peter Hall Co) 2007, Richard Strauss in Collaboration (Chichester) 2008, Sweet William (solo Shakespeare show, nat and int tour, West End and DVD) 2008-13, Wilhelm Furtwangler in Taking Sides (Duchess Theatre) 2009, Love is My Sin (int tour) 2009-10, The Master Builder 2010, Fabio in The Syndicate (Chichester) 2011, Rubek in When We Dead Awaken (Print Room) 2012, Antony in Antony and Cleopatra (Chichester) 2012, Captain Edgar in The Dance of Death (Gate Theatre) 2013, John of Gaunt in Richard II (RSC) 2013; dir: Twelfth Night (English Shakespeare Co 1991, Haiyuza Co Tokyo 1993, Shakespeare Repertory Co Chicago 1996), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Regents Park Open Air Theatre) 2003; film Michaeil Foot in The Iron Lady 2011
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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