A leading actor in the RSC 2015 Stratford season Ed is also an expert classical tutor.
Edward Bennett was born in Honeybourne, Worcestershire. He attended Chipping Campden School in Gloucestershire, and graduated from Cardiff University with a BSc in history and politics. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
In 2008, Bennett appeared as Laertes in Hamlet, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Navarre in Love’s Labour’s Lost. He reprised the first two roles when the productions toured London’s Novello Theatre from December 2008 to February 2009, understudying for Hamlet and performing the role from 8 December 2008 until 2 January 2009 whilst David Tennant was undergoing surgery for a spinal injury.
Ed is currently co-starring with Natalie Imbruglia on tour in Alan Ayckbourn’s “The Things We Do For Love”, and returns to the RSC in the autumn to play Berowne in “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and Benedick in “Much Ado About Nothing”.