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Trevor Nunn

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b. 14 January 1940, Ipswich, Suffolk, Britain. Nunn was informed at Downing University, Cambridge, and in 1962 earned an ABC Movie director’s Scholarship towards the Belgrade Theater in Coventry where he created a musical edition of ALL OVER THE WORLD In 80 Times. In 1964 he became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Business, was made a co-employee movie director in 1965, and became the business’s youngest-ever creative movie director in 1968. He was in charge of the running from the RSC until he retired through the post in 1986. In addition to his several productions for the RSC, he co-directed Nicholas Nickleby (champion of five Tony Honours), Peter Skillet, and Les Misérables, which became among the most-performed musicals on the planet. Beyond the RSC he offers aimed the Tony Award-winning Pet cats, and also other musicals including Starlight Express, Chess, as well as the Baker’s Wife, and operas such as for example Cosi Lover Tutte and Peter Grimes. His ‘wonderful’ 1986 Glyndebourne Event Opera creation of Porgy And Bess, which later on used in the London Royal Opera Home, became the very first tv edition of George Gershwin’s masterpiece in 1993. He in addition has worked in tv and directed many movies including Hedda and Woman Jane. Nunn is definitely credited, alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber as well as the past due poet T.S. Eliot, using the composing of ‘Memory space’, the strike song from Pet cats which includes been documented by a huge selection of performers. In 1992 he aimed the RSC’s extremely acclaimed creation of Pam Gems’ musical play The Blue Angel, along with a yr later on became the ninth receiver of the ‘Mr. Abbott Honor’ distributed by the united states Stage Directors and Choreographers Basis. In the first 90s he was back again with Lloyd Webber once again, staging the London, LA and Broadway productions of Sunset Boulevard. It had been also reported that Nunn got decided to have a break through the theatre, and got authorized a two-year offer to produce movies for the brand new Line Cinema studio room. Nevertheless, in 1995, he do co-direct and supervise a one-night just all-star 10th wedding anniversary concert functionality of Les Misérables at London’s Royal Albert Hall. A calendar year later the film Twelfth Evening, which he scripted and aimed, premiered. In Sept 1997, Nunn had taken over from Richard Eyre because the creative director from the Royal Country wide Theater, and in July of the next calendar year his ‘triumphant’ staging of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s Oklahoma! opened up at the Country wide’s Olivier Theater, subsequently transferring towards the Lyceum in the Western world End. With respect to the present, Nunn gathered the Evening Regular /Carlton Television Prize for Greatest Musical. He eventually turned his focus on another great American musical, My Good Lady, which opened up at the Country wide’s Lyttelton Theater in March 2001.

Quick Facts


Full Name Trevor Nunn
Profession Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Theatre Director, Television Director
Education Downing College, Cambridge, University of Cambridge
Nationality British
Spouse Imogen Stubbs, Sharon Lee-Hill, Janet Suzman
Children Ellie Nunn, Jesse Nunn, Laurie Nunn, Amy Nunn, Joshua Nunn
Parents Robert Alexander Nunn, Dorothy May Piper
Awards Mastercard Best New Musical, Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director, Magic Radio Best Musical Revival, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Revival, Drama Desk Special Award, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Broadway Musical, Laurence Olivier Outstanding Achievement Award, Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Director, Outer Critics Circle Award for Special Citations, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Director
Nominations Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director of a Play, Molière Award for Best Musical, Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical, Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Director of a Play, Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Direction
Movies Hedda, Macbeth, Lady Jane, Othello, Les Misérables: The Dream Cast in Concert, Twelfth Night or What You Will, Oklahoma!, King Lear, Porgy and Bess, Sophie's Choice, The Comedy of Errors
TV Shows Playing Shakespeare


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1 London, England [July 2008]
2 Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Glenda Jackson in Hedda (1975).
3 Supports Ipswich Town Football Club.
4 Won three Tony Awards: in 1983, as Best Director (Musical) for "Cats;" and, in collaboration with John Caird, in 1982 as Best Director (Play) for "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby," and in 1987 as Best Director (Musical) for "Les Misérables." He was also nominated on six other occasions: as Best Director (Play) in 1983 for Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well," and in 1999 for Tennessee Williams "Not About Nightingales;" and in as Best Director (Musical), in 1987 for "Starlight Express," in 1990 for "Aspects of Love," in 1995 for "Sunset Boulevard," and in 2002 for a revival of "Oklahoma!"
5 Became an Associate Member of RADA.
6 He was awarded the 1999 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Director for The Merchant of Venice and Summerfolk performed at the Royal National Theatre.
7 He was awarded the 1991 London Critics Circle Theatre Awards (Drama Theatre Awards) for Best Director of Timon of Athens.
8 He was awarded the 1999 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best Director for The Merchant of Venice and Summerfolk performed at the Royal National Theatre.
9 He was awarded the 1991 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Director for Timon of Athens.
10 He was nominated for a 1999 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Director of the 1998 production of Oklahoma!
11 He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Best Director for Summerfolk, The Merchant of Venice, and Troilus and Cressida all performed at the Royal National Theatre, Cottsloe and Olivier Stages.
12 He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Director of The Cherry Orchard production at the Royal National Theatres: Cottesloe and Olivier Stages.
13 Children (with Stubbs): Ellie Nunn and Jesse Nunn.
14 He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1978 and Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2002 Queen's Birthday Honors List for his services to the Theater.
15 All of his most famous stage productions have been restaged on television - "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby", "Cats", "Les Miserables", and the Glyndebourne production of "Porgy and Bess".
16 He was the director of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1968 to 1986.
17 He studied at Downing College, at Cambridge University in England, and, while there, was a member of the prestigious Cambridge University Footlights Club. He was also President of the University Actors.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tu cara me suena 2016 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Voice 2016 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2014 lyrics - 1 episode, 2009
Rio 2 2014 writer: "Memory"
Raphael: Mi gran noche 2013 TV Movie lyrics: "Memory"
Animal Practice 2012 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 2011 writer: "MEMORY"
The Simpsons 2011 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap 2010 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode 2009 TV Movie lyrics: "On My Own" - uncredited
Post Grad 2009 writer: "Memory"
Funny People 2009 writer: "Memory"
Diva 2006 Video lyrics: "Recuerdos"
Connie and Carla 2004 writer: "Memory"
School of Rock 2003 "Memory"
Great Performances 1998-2003 TV Series lyrics - 3 episodes
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar 2002 Video lyrics: "Memory"
Birthday Girl 2001 "Memory"
Broadway on Broadway 2000 TV Movie lyrics: "Memory"
Enkelin silmin - 10-vuotisjuhlakonsertti 1999 TV Movie lyrics: "Memory"
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards 1998 TV Special lyrics: "Memory"
The 51st Annual Tony Awards 1997 TV Special lyrics: "Jellicle Cats"
Total Eclipse 1995 writer: "Memory"
Memory 1993 TV Movie lyrics: "Record"
The Ben Stiller Show 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards 1989 TV Special lyrics: "Memory"
Die Hausmeisterin 1987 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1986 TV Special lyrics: "Memory"
The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1985 TV Special lyrics: "Gus: The Theatre Cat", "Memory"
Fame 1983 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The 37th Annual Tony Awards 1983 TV Special lyrics: "Memory"
The Magic of David Copperfield V 1983 TV Special writer: "Memory"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
King Lear 2008 TV Movie
Great Performances 2008 TV Series 1 episode
Acorn Antiques: The Musical 2006 Video original show director
Masterpiece Classic 2001 TV Series 1 episode
Oklahoma! 1999 TV Movie
Twelfth Night or What You Will 1996
American Playhouse 1993 TV Series 1 episode
Theatre Night 1990 TV Series 1 episode
Lady Jane 1986
The Great Hamlets 1983 TV Mini-Series documentary
The Three Sisters 1981 TV Movie
BBC2 Playhouse 1979 TV Series 1 episode
Hedda 1975

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Les Misérables 2012 director: original London production
Masterpiece Classic 2001 TV Series stage director - 1 episode
Oklahoma! 1999 TV Movie stage director: UK stage production
Great Performances 1995-1998 TV Series stage director - 2 episodes
Aspects of Love 1993 TV Movie directed for stage
American Playhouse 1993 TV Series directed for stage - 1 episode
Idomeneo 1983 TV Movie production
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby 1982 TV Mini-Series director - 2 episodes
A Performance of Macbeth 1979 TV Movie stage director
The Comedy of Errors 1978 TV Movie stage director
Antony and Cleopatra 1974 TV Movie director of stage production - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Twelfth Night or What You Will 1996 screenplay
American Playhouse 1993 TV Series adaptation - 1 episode
The Great Hamlets 1983 TV Mini-Series documentary
A Performance of Macbeth 1979 TV Movie conceived for television by
The South Bank Show 1979 TV Series documentary written by - 2 episodes
The Comedy of Errors 1978 TV Movie conceived for television by
Hedda 1975 adaptation

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Les Misérables 2012 music adapted by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Performance of Macbeth 1979 TV Movie producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gershwin's Summertime: The Song That Conquered the World 2011 TV Movie documentary thanks - as Sir Trevor Nunn
Great Performances 1998 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Grade's Stars of the Musical Theatre 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fifty Years on Stage 2013 TV Movie Himself
Arena 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Director, National Theatre, 1997-2003
56th BFI London Film Festival 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Shakespeare Uncovered 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Story of Musicals 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Gershwin's Summertime: The Song That Conquered the World 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Sir Trevor Nunn)
Breakfast 2004-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Theatre & Film Director / Himself - Artistic Director
TV's 50 Greatest Stars 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Sir Trevor Nunn)
The South Bank Show 1979-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Britain's Finest 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Victoria Wood's Making of Acorn Antiques: The Musical! 2005 TV Movie Himself - Director (as Sir Trevor Nunn)
Broadway: The American Musical 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Musicals 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Breakfast with Frost 2003 TV Series Himself
The 56th Annual Tony Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Direction of a Musical
A Week in the West End 2002 TV Series Himself
Omnibus 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Great Performances 1995 TV Series Himself
The 49th Annual Tony Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Direction of a Musical
The 41st Annual Tony Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Direction of a Musical
The Great Hamlets 1983 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Host / Narrator
The 37th Annual Tony Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Direction of a Musical
The 36th Annual Tony Awards 1982 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Direction of a Play
Parkinson 1980 TV Series Himself
Shakespeare's Island 1971 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Impresarios 1967 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 Lifetime Achievement Award Directors Guild of Great Britain
1996 Silver Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Ensemble Acting Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996 Golden Hitchcock Dinard British Film Festival Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)
1996 Golden Seashell San Sebastián International Film Festival Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)


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#Quote
1 [on his first reaction to hearing about Andrew Lloyd Webber's idea for "Cats"] It didn't seem fair. I thought, "The only bad idea Andrew has ever had and I'm the one who gets the job."
2 [on Michael Jackson's interest in starring as 'Peter Pan'] I described our production, in which all the children's parts had been played by adult actors. He bounded across the room, his eyes full of tears, he knelt down in front of me, his hands on my knees, and he said, 'Could I play Peter, is it too late?'.


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