FRANK BARRIE is one of Britain’s most celebrated classical actors, and a highly respected mentor.
Frank has had a long and distinguished acting and directing career on both sides of the Atlantic. He made his Broadway debut as Mercutio and his West End debut in Rules of the Game with Paul Scofield. For four years he was a leading member of Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre Company at the Old Vic, where he played opposite most of our great actresses and was Bassanio to Olivier’s Shylock. He was the first member of the Company to star at the Young Vic as Byron in ‘Byron the Naked Peacock’. He is the author of his one man show ‘Macready!’ which he played in 67 countries and on television. For this performance he was named Best Actor in the London Theatre Critics Plays and Players Awards. He has been Visiting Professor of Drama at the University of Houston, at Whitman College, Washington, USA and at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Centre, Connecticut. He has conducted many drama workshops worldwide mainly under the auspices of the British Council. He has made over 150 film and television appearances – his most recent being a long stint as Mr Bishop, the gentleman friend of Dot Cotton in BBC’s EastEnders.
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