John Bell



Biography

(Serebryakov). For Sydney Theatre Company: Cyrano de Bergerac, The Real Thing, Macbeth, Shadowlands, Emerald City. Other theater: For Nimrod: Travelling North, The Club, The Removalists, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth. For Bell Shakespeare: As Director: Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, The Taming Of The Shrew, Richard 3, Pericles, Henry 4, Henry 5, Julius Caesar, Antony And Cleopatra, The Comedy Of Errors, Wars Of The Roses, Measure For Measure, Macbeth, and As You Like It, as well as Goldoni's The Servant Of Two Masters, Gogol's The Government Inspector, Ben Jonson's The Alchemist. For Oz Opera: Madame Butterfly. As Actor: Roles include Hamlet, Shylock, Henry V, Richard III, Macbeth, Malvolio, Berowne, Petruchio, Leontes, Coriolanus, Prospero, King Lear, and Titus Andronicus. Positions: John Bell is Artistic Director of Bell Shakespeare, former Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Co-founder of Sydney's Nimrod Theatre Company. Awards: John is an Officer of the Order of Australia and the Order of the British Empire. He has an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the Universities of Sydney, New South Wales and Newcastle. In 1997 he was named by the National Trust of Australia as one of Australia's Living Treasures. In 2003 the Australia Business Arts Foundation awarded John the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Cultural Leadership Award. His many awards as an actor and director include a Helpmann Award for Best Actor (Richard 3, 2002), a Producers and Directors Guild Award for Lifetime Achievement and the JC Williamson Award (2009) for extraordinary contribution to Australia's live entertainment industry.
John Bell