Posts Tagged ‘John Nettles’

Having retired from Midsomer Murders, he’s now back on stage and will be appearing in John Simm’s Hamlet playing at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield from 16th September to 23rd October. Have a look on www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/ but book soon as it’s a VERY popular production!


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The award season continues and Congratulations go to Mariah Gale and Tunji Kasim who were both recognised at Friday’s Ian Charleson Awards ceremony. Mariah received a Special Commendation for her performance in As You Like It.

 Tunji Kasim was Commended for his work in Julius Caesar

Other winners with RSC connections were Natalie Dew who received third prize for her ‘Celia’ in As You Like It at the Curve, Leicester, Tracy Ifeachor for ‘Rosalind’ in the same production, Jack Laskey for ‘Orlando’ at the Globe, Henry Pettigrew for his performance in ‘Hamlet’ at the Donmar at Wyndham’s, Prasanna Puwanarajah for ‘Messenger’ in Thyestes at the Arcola and George Rainsford for ‘Bertram’ in All’s Well That Ends Well at the National.  

The awards commemorate and celebrate the life of the actor Ian Charleson who died in 1990. The Sunday Times and the National Theatre collaborate annually to present awards for outstanding performances anywhere in the UK, by actors under the age of 30, in a classical role.


Congratulations to the RSC’s Deputy Chairman Susie Sainsbury who received a well-earned CBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.  And well done to John Nettles and Sophie Okonedo who each received an OBE for services to drama.

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