Declan Donnellan Biography (1953-)

Born Declan Michael Martin Donnellan, August 4, 1953, in Manchester, England;son of Thomas Patrick John and Margaret Josephine. Career: Stage director. Cheek by Jowl Theatre Company, founder (with Nick Ormerod) and artisticdirector, 1981-; Royal National Theatre, associate director, 1989-97. Awards, Honors: Laurence Olivier Award, most promising newcomer, 1985; Critic's Circle Theatre Award, best director, 1987, for Twelfth Night; Laurence Olivier Award, best director of a play, 1988, for The Cid, Twelfth Night, and Macbeth; Laurence Olivier Award, The Observer Award, 1990, for Fuente Ovejuna; Laurence Olivier Award, best director ofa musical, 1994, for Sweeney Todd; Laurence Olivier Award, best director of a play, 1995, for As You Like It. Addresses: Contact: Cheek by Jowl Theatre Company, Alford House, Aveline St., London SE11 5DQ, England.

Stage director
Birth Details
August 4, 1953
Manchester, England

Famous Works

  • Stage Director
  • The Country Wife, 1981
  • Othello, 1982
  • Vanity Fair, 1983
  • Pericles, 1983
  • Andromache, Racine, 1985
  • Twelfth Night, 1987
  • Fuente Ovejuna, Royal National Theatre, London, England, 1988
  • Lady Betty, 1989
  • Peer Gynt, Royal National Theatre, 1990
  • Angels in America: Part 1, Millennium, Royal National Theatre, 1991
  • Sweeney Todd, Royal National Theatre, 1992-93
  • The Masked Ball, Opera 80, 1992
  • As You Like It, 1992
  • Angels in America: Part 2, Perestroika, Cottesloe Theatre, London,1993
  • Measure for Measure, Lyric Theatre, London, 1994
  • As You Like It, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, 1994thenAlbery Theatre, London, 1995
  • The Duchess of Malfi, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1995
  • The Winter's Tale, Maly Drama Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1997
  • Le Cid, Theatre Municipal, Avignon, France, 1998
  • The School for Scandal, Barbican Theatre, London, 1998
  • Much Ado About Nothing, Playhouse Theatre, London, then Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1998
  • Also directed Cheek by Jowl productions of Othello; Pericles; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Tempest; The Man of Mode; A Family Affair; Bent, Nortchcote Theatre; Philoctetes, Finnish National Theatre; The Doctor of Honor, Calderon Theatre; Sara, Lessing; Mahagonny, Wexford Festival; Macbeth, Finnish National Theatre; and Don Giovanni, Scottish Opera Go Round.
  • Major Tours
  • Cheek by Jowl productions have toured in over forty-nine countries.

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