Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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John Napier Biography (1944-)
Born March 1, 1944, in London, England; son of James Edward Thomas (a publican) and Florence (Godbold) Napier; married Andreane Neofitou (marriage ended);married Donna King (an actress; marriage ended); children: (first marriage)Julian, Elise; (second marriage) James, Jessica. Addresses: Agent--MLRRepresentation, 200 Fulham Rd., London SW10 9PN, England.
- Birth Details
- March 1, 1944
- London, England
Credits; Stage Work; Set Design, Except Where Noted
- (First stage production) A Penny for a Song, Phoenix Theatre, Leicester,England, 1967.
- (First London production) Fortune and Men's Eyes, Comedy Theatre, London,1968.
- George Frederick, Ballet Rambert, 1969.
- Lear, Edward Bond Theatre, 1971.
- The Party, National Theatre, London, 1973; and costume design, Equus, National Theatre, London, 1973, then Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1974.
- The Devils of Loudon, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, 1974.
- King John, Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), 1974.
- Richard II, RSC, 1974.
- Cymbeline, RSC, 1974.
- Macbeth, RSC, 1974.
- Richard III, RSC, 1974.
- George Frederick, Ballet Rambert, 1974.
- Hedda Gabler, RSC, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1975.
- Much Ado about Nothing, RSC, 1976.
- The Comedy of Errors, RSC, 1976.
- King Lear, RSC, 1976.
- Macbeth, RSC, 1977.
- A Midsummer Night's Dream, RSC, 1977.
- As You Like It, RSC, 1977.
- The Merry Wives of Windsor, RSC, 1979.
- Twelfth Night, RSC, 1979.
- Three Sisters, Other Place Theatre, London, 1979.
- Once in a Lifetime, Aldwych Theatre, 1979.
- The Greeks, Aldwych Theatre, 1980.
- (With Dermot Hayes) And costume design, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Aldwych Theatre, 1980 then Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1981.
- Peter Pan, RSC, 1982; and costume design, Cats, produced in London, thenWinter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1982, later Shubert Theatre, Boston, MA, 1983.
- Macbeth, Covent Garden Theatre, 1983; and costume design, Starlight Express, Apollo Victoria Theatre, London, 1984, then Gershwin Theatre, later Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1987.
- Les Miserables, Barbican Theatre, then Palace Theatre, both London, both1985, later Broadway Theatre, 1987, then Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1990; and costume design, Time, Dominion Theatre, London, 1986.
- Production design, Miss Saigon, Drury Lane Theatre, London, 1989, Broadway Theatre, 1991; and codirector, Siegfried and Roy Show, produced at the Mirage, Las Vegas, 1990; and costume design, Starlight Express (revised version),Apollo Victoria Theatre, London, 1993.
- Trelawny of the "Wells," Olivier Theatre, London, 1993.
- Production design, Sunset Boulevard, Adelphi Theatre, London, then produced in Los Angeles, 1993, later produced on Broadway, 1994.
- Also set designer for London productions of The Ruling Class, The Fun War, Muzeeka, and La Turista, all 1969; Cancer and Isabel's a Jezabel, both 1970; Mister, The Foursome, and The Lovers of Viorne, all 1971; Jump, Sam Sam, and Big Wolf, all 1972; Knuckle, 1974; Kings and Clowns and The Traveling MusicShow, both 1978; The Baker's Wife, 1989; Children of Eden, 1990; set and costume designer for Fair Maid of the West and Mother Courage, both RSC.
Credits; Opera Work; Set Design
- The Devils, English National Opera, London, 1973.
- Lohengrin, Royal Opera House, 1974.
- King Lear, Royal Opera House, 1977.
- Lohengrin, Royal Opera House, 1978.
- Idomeneo, Glyndebourne Opera House, U.K., 1983.
- Also set designer for Macbeth.
Credits; Film Work
- Costume design, Hedda, Brut Productions, 1975.
- Theatrical designer, Captain Eo, Buena Vista, 1986.
- Visual consultant, Hook, TriStar, 1991.
Credits; Television Work; Designer
- Nicholas Nickleby, syndicated, 1983.
- Designer for independent television productions of Macbeth and The Comedyof Errors.
Credits; Television Appearances
- Les Miserables Stage by Stage (special), Arts and Entertainment, 1989.
- New York Times, January 2, 1983.
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