The Info List - Richard McCabe

Richard McCabe (born William McCabe, 1960) is a Scottish actor who has specialised in classical theatre. He is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company


1 Personal life 2 Career 3 Other 4 Awards and honours 5 References 6 External links

Personal life[edit]

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William (Bill) McCabe was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to a Scottish father and a French mother. Following the early death of his father and his mother's remarriage, he grew up in Sussex, where he still lives with his partner, stage/film designer Fotini Dimou. He studied at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and adopted Richard as his Equity professional name as a tribute to an inspirational English teacher at secondary school. Career[edit] In 2017, McCabe acted in the role of Major General David Harding in the Bollywood Hindi film, Rangoon.[1] On 7 June 2015, McCabe won the Tony award for Best Featured Actor in the Broadway production of Peter Morgan's 2013 play The Audience, starring Dame Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
as Queen Elizabeth II. Mirren won Best Actress award.[2][3] He also won awards for Outstanding Featured Actor (Outer Critics' Circle Awards)http://outercritics.org/2014-2015-award-nominations/ and Distinguished Performance (Drama League Awards) https://variety.com/2015/legit/news/drama-league-nominations-2015-full-list-1201476622/ On 28 April 2013, McCabe won an Olivier Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role as PM Harold Wilson
Harold Wilson
in the original production of The Audience at the Gielgud Theatre.[4] He had previously been nominated for an Olivier Award in 1994 for his role as Autolycus in the 1992 RSC production of The Winter's Tale. http://www.olivierawards.com/winners/view/item98528/olivier-winners-1994/ McCabe is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
(RSC), best known for his roles, ranging from comedy (Puck, Autolycus, Thersites, Apemantus) to drama (King John, Iago, Flamineo). He first gained major attention as Puck in the 1989 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, with a production that featured punk fairies and a scrapyard set. As Autolycus, McCabe entered Act III in The Winter's Tale, hanging from a bunch of huge balloons (1992–93; RST, Barbican, UK and international tour). His first leading part was creating the role of Christopher Marlowe
Christopher Marlowe
in Peter Whelan's School of Night, a new play commissioned by the RSC to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Marlowe's death in 1993. (1993–94). Other major roles with the RSC have been the title role in King John (2006; Josie O’Rourke, Swan); Iago opposite Ray Fearon in Othello (1999-2000; Michael Attenborough, RST & Barbican); Flamineo in John Webster’s White Devil (1996–97; Gale Edwards, Swan & The Pit).[citation needed] In September and October 2012, he played an older Romeo opposite Kathryn Hunter's Juliet in Ben Power's adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, called A Tender Thing (2009), directed by Helena Kaut-Hausen. He also played Hamlet
over a period of three years (1999-2001) for Birmingham Rep's production directed by Bill Alexander. This included appearing at the Hamlet
Festival at Elsinore Castle in Denmark in 2001. McCabe has also been associated with Chichester's Festival Theatre playing a range of contrasting roles including the title role in Scapino or The Trickster by Molière (Festival Theatre 2005), directed by Silviu Purcarete. In 2010, McCabe played the critic Moon in The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard, and Mr. Puff in The Critic by Sheridan in a double bill at the Minerva theatre, as well as Jonson in "Bingo" by Edward Bond that subsequently transferred to the Young Vic. In 2011 McCabe played Jim Hacker in a nationwide tour of "Yes, Prime Minister" which then transferred to both the Apollo and Gielgud theatres. He was last seen in London playing Tropachov in Fortunes Fool by Turgenev at the Old Vic theatre. McCabe also played Cicero in the Imperium cycle of plays at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2017/8.[5] Other[edit] Described by Michael Billington of The Guardian
The Guardian
as "One of our finest actors" and Charles Spencer of The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph
as "One of the best actors of his generation", McCabe has received Olivier and Tony awards.[citation needed] On television McCabe has recently played Frank Gresham Senior, owner of Greshamsbury Park, in Julian Fellowes' adaptation for ITV of Anthony Trollope's novel "Dr. Thorne". http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0564500/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t5. He has also appeared recently in "Poldark", "Peaky Blinders", all four series of "Wallander", "Indian Summers" and "The Best of Men". On film McCabe has appeared in "Eye in the Sky"; "Mindhorn"; "The Constant Gardener"; "Master and Commander"; "Notting Hill" and "Persuasion". Other films include Cinderella; The Invisible Woman; The Duchess; "Vanity Fair" and "Nightwatching". Awards and honours[edit]

1994, nominated as Best Supporting Actor, Olivier Award[4] 2013, won Best Supporting Actor, Olivier Award 2015, won Best Featured Actor in a Play, Tony Award[6] 2015 won Outer Critics Circle Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play[7] 2015 nominated for Distinguished Performance Award, Drama League Awards[8]


^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Shahid-injured-Rangoon-shoot-halted/articleshow/50586161.cms ^ "The Audience – Awards". Theaudiencebroadway.com. Retrieved 12 December 2015.  ^ "BWW TV: THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe on His Tony Win - 'It's a Good Award When It's Got Some Weight to It' Video". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 12 December 2015.  ^ a b "Olivier Awards with MasterCard". Olivierawards.com. Retrieved 12 December 2015.  ^ "Imperium: About the Play". rsc.org.uk. Retrieved 25 September 2017.  ^ " Richard McCabe Wins Tony Award: Best Featured Actor in a Play 2015". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 December 2015.  ^ "Outer Critic Circle Awards 2015". Variety. 2015-05-11.  ^ "Drama League Nominations: Bradley Cooper, Helen Mirren, Jake Gyllenhaal". Variety. 2015-04-21. 

External links[edit]

Richard McCabe on IMDb

Awards for Richard McCabe

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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role



Nigel Hawthorne (1977) Robert Eddison (1978) Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
(1979) David Threlfall (1980) Joe Melia (1981) David Healy (1982) Alan Devlin (1983) Edward Petherbridge
Edward Petherbridge


Mona Washbourne
Mona Washbourne
(1977) Elizabeth Spriggs (1978) Doreen Mantle (1979) Suzanne Bertish (1980) Gwen Watford
Gwen Watford
(1981) Anna Massey
Anna Massey
(1982) Abigail McKern (1983) Marcia Warren (1984)



Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton
(1985) Paul Jesson (1986) Michael Bryant (1987) Eileen Atkins (1988) Michael Bryant (1989/1990)



David Bradley (1991) Oleg Menshikov
Oleg Menshikov
(1992) Julian Glover
Julian Glover
(1993) Joseph Mydell (1994) Ken Stott
Ken Stott


Sara Crowe (1991) Frances de la Tour (1992) Barbara Leigh-Hunt (1993) Helen Burns (1994) Dora Bryan
Dora Bryan



Trevor Eve
Trevor Eve
(1997) Roger Allam
Roger Allam
(2000) Ben Daniels (2001) Toby Jones
Toby Jones


Deborah Findlay (1997) Patricia Hodge (2000) Essie Davis (2001) Marcia Warren (2002)


Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(1996) Sarah Woodward (1998) Brendan Coyle (1999)



Essie Davis (2003) Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell
(2004) Amanda Harris (2005) Noma Dumezweni (2006) Jim Norton (2007) Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2008) Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart



Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2010) Adrian Scarborough (2011) Richard McCabe (2013) Jack Lowden
Jack Lowden
(2014) Nathaniel Parker
Nathaniel Parker
(2015) Mark Gatiss
Mark Gatiss
(2016) Anthony Boyle
Anthony Boyle
(2017) Bertie Carvel (2018)


Ruth Wilson
Ruth Wilson
(2010) Michelle Terry (2011) Nicola Walker (2013) Sharon D. Clarke (2014) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2015) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2016) Noma Dumezweni (2017) Denise Gough (2018)


Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith

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Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play


Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kennedy
(1949) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1951) John Cromwell (1952) John Williams (1953) John Kerr (1954) Francis L. Sullivan
Francis L. Sullivan
(1955) Ed Begley
Ed Begley
(1956) Frank Conroy (1957) Henry Jones (1958) Charlie Ruggles
Charlie Ruggles
(1959) Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
(1960) Martin Gabel
Martin Gabel
(1961) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1962) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1963) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1964) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
(1965) Patrick Magee (1966) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1967) James Patterson (1968) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1969) Ken Howard
Ken Howard
(1970) Paul Sand (1971) Vincent Gardenia
Vincent Gardenia
(1972) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1973) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1974) Frank Langella
Frank Langella


Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
(1976) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1977) Lester Rawlins (1978) Michael Gough (1979) David Rounds (1980) Brian Backer (1981) Zakes Mokae (1982) Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick
(1983) Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna
(1984) Barry Miller (1985) John Mahoney
John Mahoney
(1986) John Randolph (1987) B. D. Wong
B. D. Wong
(1988) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(1989) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1990) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1991) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
(1992) Stephen Spinella (1993) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(1994) John Glover (1995) Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
(1996) Owen Teale
Owen Teale
(1997) Tom Murphy (1998) Frank Wood (1999) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice


Robert Sean Leonard
Robert Sean Leonard
(2001) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2002) Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2003) Brían F. O'Byrne (2004) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2005) Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid
(2006) Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup
(2007) Jim Norton (2008) Roger Robinson (2009) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2010) John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey
(2011) Christian Borle
Christian Borle
(2012) Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance
(2013) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2014) Richard McCabe (2015) Reed Birney (2016) Michael Aronov (2017)

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