Favourite (Theatre) Actors List

A list in alphabetical order of actors I would certainly  like to see again (and again) on stage, buying a ticket just because they are in, no matter what it is (to be continued…)

…Last Edit: January 2019

Allam, Roger, seen in: Uncle Vanya, The Tempest, Seminar, The Moderate Soprano, Limehouse; next in: Rutherford and Son

Atkins, Eileen, seen in: All That Fall, Ellen Terry;  The Height of the Storm

Barnett, Samuel, seen in: Richard III, Twelfth Night, The Beaux’ Stratagem; Allelujah!

Best, Eve, seen in: Much Ado About Nothing, The Duchess of Malfi, Love in Idleness

Buchan, Andrew, seen in: Richard II

Buring, MyAnna, seen in: Strangers on a Train, The Wasp, The Vote

Campbell Moore, Stephen, seen in: All My Sons, Clybourne Park, Berenice, Chimerica, Photograph 51; Consent

Carvel, Bertie, seen in: Matilda the Musical, Damned by Despair, Bakkhai, The Hairy Ape; Ink

Chancellor, Anna, seen in: Private Lives, The Wolf from the Door, The Seagull

Craig, Rosalie, seen in: Macbeth, The Light Princess, Miss Julie/ Black Comedy, City of Angels, Sweeney Todd, The Vote, As You Like It, The Threepenny Opera, Becoming – Part I; The Ferryman; Company

Cumberbatch, Benedict, seen in: Frankenstein, Hamlet

Dench, Judi, seen in Peter and Alice, The Vote, The Winter’s Tale

Donnelly, Killian, seen in Billy Elliott, Memphis, Kinky Boots

Duff, Anne-Marie, seen in Berenice, Strange Interlude, Husbands and Sons, Oil, Common; Heisenberg; Macbeth; next in: Sweet Charity

Edwards, Charles, seen in: Much Ado About Nothing, This House, Strange Interlude, Blithe Spirit, Richard II, Waste; Copenhagen

Fraser, Hadley, seen in: Les Miserables, Pajama Games, Coriolanus, City of Angels, The Vote, The Winter’s Tale, Harlequinade, Long Days Journey into the Night, ST. Joan; Young Frankenstein; next in: The Deep Blue See

Gatiss, Mark, seen in: 55 Days, The Recruiting Officer, Coriolanus, The Vote, Three Days in the Country, The Boys In The Band

Glen, Iain, seen in: Uncle Vanya, Longing

Hawkins, Sally, seen in: Constellations

Head, Anthony, seen in Six Degrees of Separation, 24 Plays, 24 Hour Musicals, Ticking, Love in Idleness

Heffernan, John, seen in: She Stoops to Conquer, The Physicists, Love and Information, The Hothouse, Edward II, Oppenheimer, Macbeth; Saint George and the Dragon;  Pinter 7

James, Joshua, seen in: No Quarter, Love and Information, The Tempest, Fathers and Sons, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Platonov, The Seagull, The Life of Galileo

Karimloo, Ramin, seen in Love Never Dies, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables

Lewis, Damian, seen in The Misanthrope, American Buffalo,  The Goat or Who is Sylvia

Macfadyan, Matthew, seen in Private Lives, Jeeves and Wooster

Manville, Lesley, seen in: Six Degrees of Separation, 24 Hour Plays, Ghosts, Long Days Journey into the Night

Menzies, Tobias, seen in: The Recruiting Officer, The Fever, Uncle Vanya

McArdle, James, seen in Platonov, Ivanov, Ivanov, Angels in America Part I and II; next in Peter Gynt

McAvoy, James, seen in: Three Days of Rain, Macbeth, The Ruling Class; next in Cyrano???

McCrory, Helen, seen in The Late Middle Classes, Last of the Housemanns, Medea, The Deep Blue Sea

Miles, Ben, seeen in: Love Love Love, Bring Up The Bodies, Wolf Hall, Sunset At The Villa Thalia; The Lehman Trilogy

Millson, Joseph, seen in: The Priory, Love Never Dies, Rocket to the Moon, Macbeth, Mr. Foote’s Other Leg , Apologia;  next in Mary Poppins

Morrissey, David, seen in:  In a Dark Dark House, Macbeth, Hangmen; Julius Caesar

Murphy, Cillian, seen in: Misterman, Ballyturk

Parker, Jamie, seen in: Assassins, High Society, Guys and Dolls, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Raison, Miranda, seen in: 24 Hour Plays, Henry VIII, The Physicists, Strangers on a Train, Hello/Goodbye, The Winter’s Tale, Harlequinade

Riley, Tom, seen in: My City, Dry Powder

Rylance, Mark, seen in: Richard III, Twelfth Night, Farinelli and the King, Othello

Scott, Andrew, seen in: Pinter Shorts, Birdland, The Dazzle,  Hamlet, Seawall; next in: Present Laughter

Sewell, Rufus, seen in: Old Times, Closer, Art

Sheen, Michael, seen in: Hamlet

Simm, John, seen in: Speaking in Tongues, Hamlet, Betrayal, The Hothouse, Three Days in the Country, The Homecoming, Pinter at the Pinter 6: Party Time and Celebrationnext in: Macbeth

Staunton, Imelda, seen in: Sweeney Todd, Good People, Gypsy, Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolf, Follies

Stephens, Toby, seen in: A Doll’s House, Danton’s Death, The Real Thing, Private Lives, Oslo

Stevens, Dan, seen in: Arcadia, 24 Hour Plays

Stirling, Rachael, seen in: The Priory, An Ideal Husband, The Recruiting Officer, The Winter’s Tale; Labour of Love

Streatfeild, Geoffrey, seen in My Night With Reg, The Beaux’ Stratagem, Ivanov, Wild Honey

Strong, Mark, seen in: A View from the Bridge, The Barn

Tennant, David, seen in: Much Ado About Nothing, Richard II, Don Juan of Soho

Terry, Michelle, seen in: Privacy, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It; Becoming – Part I, Hamlet, As You Like It,  Macbeth

West, Dominic, seen in: Othello, My Fair Lady, Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Whishaw, Ben, seen in: Peter and Alice, Mojo, Bakkhai, Against, Julius Caesar

Wilson, Ruth, seen in: Through a Glass Darkly, Anna Christie, The El Train, Hedda Gabler

Worrall, Madeleine, seen in Jane Eyre Part I and II, Jane Eyre, Peter Pan

And I have to add German actors:

Becker, Constanze, seen in Medea, Zwei Uhr Nachts (2 a.m.), Wir lieben und wissen nichts (We love and know nothing), Macbeth, Save Places, Penthesilea, Totentanz (The Dance of Death), Eine Familie (August: Osage County), Evening at the Talkhouse, Oedipus, Macbeth

Schulze, Marc Oliver, seen in Die Möwe (The Seagull), Nora (A Doll’s House), Medea, Zwei Uhr Nachts (2 a.m.), Wir lieben und wissen nichts (We Love and Know Nothing), Die Wiedervereinigung der beiden Koreas, Save Places, Oedipus

Also on my list is Danish actor Mikkelsen, Lars, seen in Tribardernes Nat (The Night of the Tribades) in Copenhagen and I have seen Swedish actors Endre, Lena, and Persbrandt, Mikael in the play Dödsdansen (Dance of Death)in Stockholm – both were absolutely amazing! Also Persbrandt as Macbeth, Den inbillade sjuke (The Imaginery Invalid).   My latest addition to the list is Swedish actor Karlsson, Jonas whom I have seen in September 2017 as Richard III at Stockholm’s Dramaten. He made a lasting impression on me  and he has just got an award for his performance . I cannot wait to see him on stage again soon.

Maybe added in the future, I liked to see them on stage, maybe very much, but not sure yet if I would like to see them in everything:

Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, Matt Smith, Shaun Evans, Richard Armitage, Simon Russell Beale, Edward Bennett, Nick Fletcher, Helen Mirren, Tom Hiddleston, Adrian Lester, David Dawson, Zoe Wanamaker, Freddie Fox.

I’m not completely happy with this list as I am sure I forgot a lot of people, but it’s not fixed anyway. Just to get an idea about my taste and what actors I had the pleasure to watch on stage already.


About KirstenSE

German art afficionada, anglophile. I love theatre, opera, films, music and TV.
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3 Responses to Favourite (Theatre) Actors List

  1. amovietheatregoer says:

    Some I saw and loved, some I’d like to see on stage, some I love are missed, but I like your list! x


  2. theatergeist says:

    What a lovely and impressive list of seen plays. You should try and see Hiddleston on stage, he is incredible! Never fancied him until I saw Coriolanus. After that and the brief encounter we had on the WOS Awards, I tried to get my Hands on everything he did 😀


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