David Thacker Biography (1950-)

Born December 21, 1950; married Margot Leicester (an actress); children: Thomas, William. Addresses: Agent: c/o The Young Vic, 66 The Cut, London SE1 8LZ, England.; Agent: Maggie Parker, c/o Al Parker, 55 Park Lane, London W1, England.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Director

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Director
  • Ghosts, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1986, then National Theatre ofNorway, Oslo, 1987
  • Pericles, 1990
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, England, 1993
  • The Merchant of Venice, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1993
  • The Last Yankee, Young Vic Theatre, London, then Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1993
  • Also directed The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs, Stags and Hens, Macbeth, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, The Enemies Within, The Crucible, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Some Kind of Hero, Ghosts, Julius Caesar,and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, all for the Young Vic Theatre, 1984-87; A View from the Bridge, West End; Henry IV, West End; and The Price, The Young Vic.
  • Major Tours
  • Directed tour of Henry IV.
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • Measure for Measure, 1994
  • The Scold's Bridle, PBS, 1998
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge, Arts and Entertainment/ITV, 2001
  • Miniseries
  • Grafters, 1998
  • The Vice, 1999
  • Grafters II, 1999
  • Specials
  • "A Doll's House," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1992
  • "Broken Glass," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1996
  • Also directed Death of a Salesman, BBC Education.
  • Episodic
  • London Bridge, 1995
  • Silent Witness, 1996
  • Also directed a four part series on Arthur Miller, Miller Shorts,BBC.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games; Director
  • Wing Commander Armada, Origin, 1993
  • Wings of Glory, Electronic Arts, 1994
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Specials
  • "Broken Glass," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1996

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Drama, No. 171, 1989, pp. 9-10; No. 174, 1989, pp. 18-19

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