Rufus Norris

Associate director National Theatre

The multi award-winning theatre director Rufus Norris first came to prominence in 2001 when he won the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his production of Afore Night Came at the Young Vic. Having initially trained as an actor at RADA, Norris has directed a multitude of critically acclaimed productions since this time, and in October 2013 it was announced that he will take on the role of artistic director of the National Theatre in April 2015. He is the first actor and non-Cambridge graduate to be appointed to this role, which is widely considered to be the most prestigious job in the world of British theatre. 

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