Bill Alexander

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

Bill Alexander is an award-winning British Theatre Director who is best known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

In 1975 he joined The Royal Court Theatre as an assistant director. His production of CLASS ENEMY won the Binkie Beaumont Award for Best New Director.

In 1977 Bill joined the RSC as assistant to Trevor Nunn and John Barton. Bill's first production on the RSC main stage was RICHARD III (with Antony Sher as Richard). This production, for which Sher won the Olivier Award for Best Actor, later transferred to the Barbican.

Bill won the Olivier Award for Best Director in 1986 for his production of THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.

Radio

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THE SEA, THE SEA

2015

BBC Radio

Radio 4 Classic Serial

Theatre

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THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

2017

Bristol Old Vic School, Redgrave Theatre

BETTE AND JOAN

2012

UK Tour

OTHELLO

2012

NWCTC Portland, USA

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

LAMDA

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

LAMDA

SUMMERFOLK

LAMDA

TWELFTH NIGHT

LAMDA

BETTE AND JOAN

2011

The Arts Theatre London

GLAMOUR

2009

Nottingham Playhouse

THE SCHOOL OF THE NIGHT

2008

Mark Taper Forum Los Angeles

Revival of his award-winning production for the RSC

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

2007

Zurich Ballet

KING LEAR

2005

Royal Shakespeare Company

Starring Corin Redgrave

TITUS ANDRONICUS

2004

Royal Shakespeare Company

Starring David Bradley

MAPPA MUNDI

2003

National Theatre

World premiere starring Lia Williams & Alun Armstrong

FROZEN

2002

National Theatre

Revival of his award-winning production starring Josie Lawrence, Anita Dobson & Tom Georgeson

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

2001

Northampton Rep

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

2001

Theatre Clwyd

ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR

2000

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

TWELFTH NIGHT

2000

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

NATIVITY

1999

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

FROZEN

1998

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Later transferred to the National Theatre

HAMLET

1998

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

DIVINE RIGHT

1996

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

THE ALCHEMIST

1996

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Later transferred to the National Theatre

THE WAY OF THE WORLD

1995

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

THE SERVANT

1995

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

MACBETH

1995

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

With James Purefoy

THE TEMPEST

1994

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

OLD TIMES

1993

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

1993

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

THE SNOWMAN

1993

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Adapted from the book by Raymond Briggs

OTHELLO

1993

Birmingham Repertory Theatre