Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Gerard Murphy Biography (1956-)
Born 1956 in Northern Ireland. Addresses: Agent: JM Associates, 77 Beak St., London W1F 9ST, England.; Contact: c/o Ken McReddie Ltd., 91 Regent St., London W1 7TB, England.
- Actor, director
- Birth Details
- United Kingdom
Coriolanus, Glasgow Citizens Company, 1974
- Piraquo, The Changeling, Glasgow Citizens Company, 1976
Woyzeck, Glasgow Citizens Company, 1976
The Country Wife, Glasgow Citizens Company, 1977
- "Chinchilla" Diaghilev, Chinchilla, Glasgow Citizens Company, 1977
- Miss Prism, The Importance of Being Earnest, Glasgow Citizens Company, 1977
- Cavaliere Odoardo, Good Humored Ladies, Glasgow Citizens Company,1979
- Title role, Macbeth, Glasgow Citizens Company, 1979
- Brachiano, The White Devil, Greenwich Theatre, 1984
- Delio, The Duchess of Malfi, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1985
The Critic, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1985
- Ezra Mannon and Orin Mannon, Mourning Becomes Electra, Glasgow Citizens Company, 1991
- Monsieur Wesener, The Soldiers, Glasgow Citizens Company, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, then Glasgow Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, 1993
- D'Amville, The Atheist's Tragedy, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, England, c. 1994
- Title role, Macbeth, Glasgow Citizens Company, 1998
- Mallory, Dreaming, Manchester Royal Exchange Company, Queen's Theatre, London, 1999
- Malvolio, Twelfth Night, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 2000
- Phil, Moon for the Misbegotten, Manchester Royal Exchange Company,then New York City, 2001
- Malvolio, Hamlet, Bradford Theatre, Bradford, England, 2002
- Appeared as Roger, The Balcony, Royal Shakespeare Company; as Jesus, Broken Nails, Theatre at St. Peter's Cathedral, Belfast, Northern Ireland; as Sam Mowbray, Country Dancing, Royal Shakespeare Company; asGreen Eyes, Deathwatch, Royal Shakespeare Company; as Goetz, The Devil and the Good Lord, Lyric Theatre-Hammersmith, London; in title role,Dr. Faustus, Royal Shakespeare Company; as Ellis, Easter, Haymarket Theatre, Leicester; as Prince Hal, Henry V, Parts I and II, Royal Shakespeare Company; as Argan (title role), The Hypochondriac, Cambridge Theatre Company; as Johnny Boyle, Juno and the Paycock, Royal Shakespeare Company; as Solange, The Maids, Royal Shakespeare Company; asOberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Royal Shakespeare Company; as Wilfred Owen, Not about Heroes, Royal Shakespeare Company; in the title role, Pericles, Stratford East; as Theseus, Phaedra, Old Vic Theatre, London; as Athdark, The Saxon Shore, Almeida Theatre, London; asGraham Cutter, Speculators, Royal Shakespeare Company; as Petruchio, The Taming of the Shrew, Royal Shakespeare Company; as Oedipus, TheTheban Plays, Royal Shakespeare Company; as Palamon, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Royal Shakespeare Company; as Mosca, Volpone, Birmingham Repertory Theatre; as Frank, The Witch of Edmonton, Royal Shakespeare Company; also appeared in Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA; The Glass Menagerie, Greenwich Theatre; Julius Caesar, Shakespeare Santa Cruz; Kiss of the Spider Woman, Andrew's LaneTheatre, Dublin, Ireland; The Manchurian Candidate, Lyric Theatre-Hammersmith; Masterpieces, Theatre Royal Stratford East; Romeo and Juliet, Glasgow Citizens Company; and The School for Wives, Belfast Arts Theatre, Dublin Festival, Dublin.
- Actor and creator, Voice of Ulster, U.S. cities, 1985
- Codirector, Deathwatch and The Maids, both Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Center Theatre, London; director, Edward II, RoyalShakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, then Barbican Center Theatre; director, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, Echoes in the Park, Cambridge Theatre, London, No Man Is an Island, Royal Shakespeare Company Youth Group, Seascape with Sharks and Dancer, Finborough Theatre, London, and Wasp, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh; director and designer, The Merchant of Venice, Globe Theatre, Tokyo, Japan.
- Donnelly, Sorcerer (also known as Wages of Fear), Paramount/MCA/Universal, 1977
- Sandy Richardson, The Brink's Job (also known as Big Stickup atBrink's), MCA/Universal, 1978
- Crowning, Once Upon a Time in America (also known as C'era unavolta in America), Ladd, 1984
- Father Larkin, Sacred Hearts, Channel 4 Films/Reality, 1985
King of New York, Warner Home Video, 1990
- Nord, Waterworld, MCA/Universal, 1995
Commission, Academy Films, 1995
- Voice, This Is the Sea, Paramount Home Video, 1998
- Also appeared in Girl in a Swing, Minedream.
- Lord Steyne, Vanity Fair, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
- Planchet, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
- Dr. Bullman, I Was a Rat, BBC (England), 2001
- Kevin O'Hara, "A Well Fashioned Fit-up," Minder, STV (Scotland), 1984
- Richard Maynarde, "Silver Nemesis," Doctor Who, BBC (England), 1988
- Father Doyle, Taggart, STV, 1995
- The pilot, "Flight into Terror," Father Ted, 1996
- Billy Trotter, "Full Circle," Heartbeat, ITV (England), 1999
- D. I. Straw, "Angel," The Bill, ITV1 (England), 2000
- Messenger, Oedipus the King (movie), BBC (England), 1984
- George Falla, The Governor II, 1996
- Deputy Inspector Bracken, McCallum, 1999
- Appeared as George, The Best of Friends, BBC; as Roy, Catchpenny Twist, BBC; as Inspector Snow, Charteris and Caldicott (series),BBC; as Gilberto, Facing the Sun, Thames (England); in title role, Keats, BBC; as Deputy Inspector Bracken, McCallum (series), STV (Scotland); as Rory, My Son, My Son (series), BBC; as narrator, Nicaragua South Bank Show, London Weekend Television (England); and as Jack Clitheroe, The Plough and the Stars, BBC; also appeared in Mandel and Thank You Comrades, both BBC.
- Narrator, The Lord of the Rings (series), BBC4 (England), 1981
- Appeared as Reverend Sam Hawthorne, Ballylenon (series), BBC4; intitle role, Barry Lyndon, BBC4; as Jack, The Belle of Belfast,BBC4; as narrator, Children of the Dead End, BBC 4; in title role, The Elephant Man, BBC4; as Hugo Ball, Dada and Co., BBC4; in titlerole, Danton's Death, BBC4; as Goetz, The Devil and the God Almighty, BBC4; as John Clare, The Fool, BBC3; as Charlie Marlow, Heart of Darkness, independent broadcast; in title role, Julius Caesar, BBC3; as Mark Antony, Julius Caesar, BBC3; as Dmitri Shostakovich,Music from the Whirlwind, ABC; in title role, The Real Don Juan, BBC3; as Atahualpa, Royal Hunt of the Sun, BBC World Service; as Prometheus, Seize the Fire, BBC; and as Douglas, Valley of Fear, independent broadcast; also appeared in Auden--Lyric and Form (poetry readings), BBC3, Ball the Wall, BBC, Blue Glass and the Sun God,BBC3, The Drunkard, BBC, Giving In, BBC, The Jungle of theCities, BBC3, Monday, Tuesday, BBC, The Nuremberg Trials, BBC4, Prisoners of Honour (series), BBC4, Shelley, BBC3, Something Misunderstood, BBC4, and Woman in Blue, BBC4.
- Performer for the audio book version of As You Like It, Caedmon/Harper Collins Shakespeare.
- Composer of original music, The Hypochondriac, Cambridge Theatre Company, and The Soldiers, Glasgow Citizens Company, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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