Nicholas Pennell Biography
At Writers Theatre: A Variable Passion, Not About Heroes
Nicholas Pennell (Siegfried Sassoon) Twenty-second consecutive season at the Stratford Festival: the title role in King John, Kadmos in Bacchae, and Beralde in The Imaginary Invalid. Stratford 1992: Stephana in The Tempest, Magnus Eisengrim in World of Wonders, and Lucio in Measure for Measure; 1991: Mayor Peter Stockmann in An Enemy of the People, Sempronius in Timon of Athens, and Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing; 1990: the title role in Julius Caesar and Jack in Home; 1989: Loveless in The Relapse, the title role in Titus Andronicus, Egeon in The Comedy of Errors, and Antonio in The Merchant of Venice; 1988: Car- dine! Richelieu in The Three Musketeers, Siegfried Sassoon in Not About Heroes (and 1987), and Archbishop Thomas Becket in Murder in the Cathedral; 1987: Gayev in The Cherry Orchard and Ulysses in Troilus and Cressida; 1986: Pisano in Cymbeline and Camillo in The Winter's Tale; 1985: Malvolio in Twelfth Night and the Fool in King Lear; 1984: Cleante in Tartuffe, Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Holofernes in Love's Labour's Lost; 1983: the title role in Macbeth, Jacques in As You Like It; 1981: Smooth in Wild Oats, Faulkland in The Rivals, and Philinte in The Misanthrope; 1980: Leonard Woolf in Virginia (which transferred to London's Royal Haymarket Theatre); 1979: the title role in Richard II and John Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest; 1978: Victor in Private Lives, Grander in The Devils, and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet; 1977: Oswald in Ghosts; 1976: the title role in Hamlet and Ariel in The Tempest; 1974: the title role in Pericles; 1973: Marlow in She Stoops to Conquer; 1972: Orlando in As You Like It, Recipient of a 1991 Tyrone Guthrie Award. Theatre: In December 1991, he played Ebenezar Scrooge in Huntington Theater's production of A Christmas Carol (Wilbur Theater, Boston). Nominated in 1989 for a Joseph Jefferson A ward for his performance of Henry Higgins in Pygmalion at the Court Theatre in Chicago, where he played John Aubrey in Brief Lives. Has toured many major American cities with his one-man show, A Variable Passion. In 1988 he directed Much Ado About Nothing (Cleveland Playhouse) and Macbeth (Court Theatre, Chicago). Film/Television: More than 250 credits include Michael Mont in "The Forsyte Saga" series and the films Isadore, David Copperfield, and The Battle of Britain.
[Bio as of April 1996]