Nicholas Hytner

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

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Assistant: Danielle Walker

Books

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Film, TV & Theatre

Nicholas Hytner was born in Manchester, and educated at Manchester Grammar School and Cambridge University, where he read English.

Following brief spells as an actor and assistant stage manager, his first theatre productions were at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter. He then directed a series of productions at the Leeds Playhouse, and in 1985 became an Associate Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. His productions in Manchester included Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, Marlowe's EDWARD II, Schiller's DON CARLOS, Wycherley's THE COUNTRY WIFE and Robin Glendinning's MUMBO JUMBO.

Nicholas was Director of the National Theatre from 2003 until March 2015.

He has received two Oliver Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, the London Critics Circle Award, a Drama Desk Award and a Tony. His film THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE received the Alexandra Korda BAFTA for Best British Film and was nominated for two further BAFTAs (Best Film, Best Director). It was also nominated for the Cannes Palme D'Or and won the Evening Standard Best Film Award.

Film

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THE LADY IN THE VAN

THE HISTORY BOYS

CENTER STAGE

THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION

THE CRUCIBLE

THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE HARD PROBLEM

Dorfman Theatre

GREAT BRITAIN

Lyttleton Theatre

OTHELLO

Olivier Theatre

TIMON OF ATHENS

Olivier Theatre

TRAVELLING LIGHT

Lyttleton Theatre

COLLABORATORS

Cottesloe Theatre

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

Lyttleton Theatre

HAMLET

Olivier Theatre

LONDON ASSURANCE

Olivier Theatre

THE HABIT OF ART

Lyttleton Theatre

PHEDRE

Lyttleton Theatre

ENGLAND PEOPLE VERY NICE

Olivier Theatre

MAJOR BARBARA

Olivier Theatre

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Olivier Theatre

RAFTA RAFTA

Lyttleton Theatre

THE MAN OF MODE

Olivier Theatre

THE ALCHEMIST

Olivier Theatre

SOUTHWARK FAIR

Cottesloe Theatre

HENRY IV PARTS 1 & 2

Olivier Theatre

STUFF HAPPENS

Olivier Theatre

THE HISTORY BOYS

Lyttleton Theatre

HIS DARK MATERIALS

Olivier Theatre

THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION

Twentieth Century Fox

HENRY V

Lyttleton Theatre

THE CRUCIBLE

Twentieth Century Fox

THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE

Channel 4

TWELFTH NIGHT

PBS

HENRY V

Olivier Theatre

SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS

Martin Beck Theatre

MOTHER CLAP'S MOLLY HOUSE

Lyttleton Theatre

THE WINTER'S TALE

Olivier Theatre

CRESSIDA

The Albery

ORPHEUS DESCENDING

Donmar Warehouse

THE LADY IN THE VAN

Queens

TWELFTH NIGHT

Lincoln Center Theatre

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN

Cottesloe Theatre

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Aldwych

CAROUSEL

Lincoln Center Theatre

CAROUSEL

National Theatre

THE RECRUITING OFFICER

Olivier Theatre

THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III

National Theatre

KING LEAR

Barbican Theatre

MISS SAIGON

Broadway Theatre

MISS SAIGON

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Olivier Theatre

VOLPONE

Almeida

GHETTO

National Theatre

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Barbican Theatre

THE TEMPEST

RSC

MUMBO JUMBO

Royal Exchange Theatre

AS YOU LIKE IT

Royal Exchange Theatre

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

Chichester Festival Theatre

JUMPERS

Royal Exchange Theatre

ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR

Northcott Theatre

Opera

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DON CARLO

Royal Opera

DON CARLO

Metropolitan Opera

COSI FAN TUTTE

Glyndebourne

THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN

Paris Opera

DON GIOVANNI

Bavarian State Opera

THE FORCE OF DESTINY

ENO

LA CLEMENZA DI TITO

Glyndebourne

LE NOZZE DE FIGARO

Geneva Opera

THE MAGIC FLUTE

ENO

THE KNOT GARDEN

Royal Opera

THE KING GOES FORTH TO FRANCE

Royal Opera

GIULIO CESARE

Paris Opera

XERXES

ENO

RIENZI

ENO

KING PRIAM

Kent Opera

SAKUNTALA

Wexford Festival Opera

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

Kent Opera

THE TURN OF THE SCREW

Kent Opera

Books

Nicholas Hytner's first book, BALANCING ACTS: BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE, will be published by Jonathan Cape in May 2017.