Paul JESSON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1946-07-06
Education Hitchin Boys' GS, Guildhall Sch of Music & Drama (LGSM, John Clifford Pettican & Walter Rose prizes), Manchester Poly Sch of Theatre
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Style Paul Jesson, Esq
Career actor; bd memb Out of Joint; Manchester Library Theatre 1971-73, Northcott Theatre Exeter 1973-74, first London appearance as Wally in Bingo (Royal Court) 1974, Birmingham Rep 1975 and 1976, Prospect Theatre Co 1977, Liverpool Everyman 1977-79; >ir< credits incl: Dan Poots in Flying Blind, title role in Richard III (Liverpool Everyman), Comings and Goings (Hampstead) 1978, The House (Joint Stock) 1979, Irving Gammon in Goosepimples (Hampstead and Garrick) 1981, Falkland Sound/Voces de Malvinas (Royal Court) 1983, Richard in Rents (Hammersmith) 1984, Tesman in Hedda Gabler and Schuffenecker in Mrs Gauguin (Almeida) 1984, Deadlines (Joint Stock) 1985, Felix in The Normal Heart (Royal Court and Albery) 1986, Tusenbach in Three Sisters (Greenwich) 1987, Mike in A Lie of the Mind (Royal Court) 1987, Poppy in Slavs! (Hampstead) 1994-95, Ryszard in The Flight into Egypt (Hampstead) 1996, Gayev in The Cherry Orchard, Camillo in The Winter's Tale (Brooklyn Acad and The Old Vic) 2009, F in Cock (Royal Court) 2010, Gloucester in King Lear (Donmar and Brooklyn Acad) 2011, Maurice Montgomery in Travelling Light (NT) 2012, Love and Information (Royal Court) 2012, Cardinal Wolsey in Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (RSC) 2013; RNT credits incl: Gooper in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1988, Alsemero in The Changeling 1988, Lovborg in Hedda Gabler 1989, Kruk in Ghetto 1989, Horatio in Hamlet 1989, Anderson in The Devil's Disciple 1994, Lord Burleigh in Mary Stuart 1996; RSC credits incl: Ulysses in Troilus and Cressida, John Ryder in Two Shakespearean Actors, Northumberland in Richard II 1990-91, Peachum in The Beggar's Opera, Oldrents in A Jovial Crew, Polixenes in The Winter's Tale, Enobarbus in Antony and Cleopatra 1992-93, Camillo in The Winter's Tale 1994, Prospero in The Tempest, Shakespeare in Bingo 1995-96, title role in Henry VIII 1996-98, First Gravedigger in Hamlet 1997-98; Cobett and Kell in Dreaming (Manchester Royal Exchange and the Queen's) 1999, Mr Braddock in The Graduate (Gielgud) 2000, Dad in Rita Sue and Bob Too 2001, Peter in A State Affair (Out Of Joint) 2001, Earl of Kent in King Lear (Almedia) 2002, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night (Donmar and Brooklyn Acad) 2002-03, Sorin in The Seagull (Edinburgh Int Fest ) 2003, Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (Edinburgh Royal Lyceum) 2004, Leontes in The Winter's Tale (Shakespeare's Globe) 2005, Earl of Shrewsbury in Mary Stuart (Apollo) 2005-06, Pandarus in Troilus and Cressida (Edinburgh Int Festival and Stratford-upon-Avon) 2006, Shamrayev in The Seagull (Royal Court) 2007, Myron Berger in Awake and Sing! (Almeida) 2007; >ir< numerous appearances incl: Clayhanger, The Winter's Tale, Richard III, Cymbeline, Widows, Love's Labour's Lost, Coriolanus, The Ploughman's Lunch, Pity in History, This Is History Gran, Interference, A Very Peculiar Practice, The Rivals, Quartermaine's Terms, Intimate Contact, War Poets of '39, The Gibraltar Inquest, Resnick, The Trial of Lord Lucan, Holding On, Midsomer Murders, A Touch of Frost, The Glass, All Or Nothing, Danielle Cable: Eyewitness, Vera Drake, Spooks, Rome, Slave Trader, Foyle's War, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, Doctors, Talking to the Dead, The Devil's Whore, Margaret, Coriolanus, Closer to the Moon, Wall, Closed; >ir< Liverpool Actor of the Year 1978, Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor (The Normal Heart) 1986
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