Rory Kinnear is an actor who studied at LAMDA and has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. In 2014, he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Shakespeare's villain Iago in the National Theatre production of Othello.
He is well known for playing Bill Tanner in the James Bond Films Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre and No Time to Die.
The Herd, Rory's debut play, premiered at the Bush Theatre in 2013 and transferred to Steppenwolf Theatre in the USA in 2015.
James is a writer and director. His first play, The Rubenstein Kiss (which he also directed) won both the TMA Award for Best Play of the Year and the John Whiting Award, and had a brand new revival at the Southwark Playhouse in March 2019.
His 4 part epic show, Flood, was the centrepiece of the UK’s 2017 Capital of Culture, and was voted by Guardian Newspaper Readers as one of the Top 10 UK shows of 2017. Hull ’17 won The Stage’s Award for ‘Producer of the Year’, and Flood’s BBC2 Drama won an RTS Award.
His play City Stories had a Residency at St James Theatre, London from 2014-17 and also transferred to 59East59 Theater in New York City, where it opened to terrific reviews in the New York Times and elsewhere.
His play McQueen: or Lee and Beauty, about Alexander McQueen, broke box office records at St James Theatre in London and then transferred to the West End. His recent play Camelot: The Shining City - which was produced with a cast of 150 - was named as one of the top 5 UK Theatre Shows of 2015 by The Guardian Newspaper.
James is Associate Artist of the Oxford Playhouse and an Associate of Wilton’s Music Hall.
Clint Dyer In Conversation with Mark Shenton
NSDF Trustee Mark Shenton sits down with the Deputy Artistic Director of the National Theatre Clint Dyer