Rupert Goold

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Natasha Galloway
Associate Agent: Talia Tobias

Film, TV & Theatre

Rupert Goold CBE is Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre, prior to which he was Artistic Director of Headlong Theatre and Associate Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has twice been the recipient of the Olivier, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard awards for Best Director.

 

In 2014 Rupert directed the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's new play King Charles III at the Almeida. Following a sold-out run, King Charles III transferred to the Wyndham's Theatre, embarked on a Broadway run in autumn 2015, and toured in the UK and Australia. Rupert later directed Mike Bartlett’s screen adaptation of the play which aired on BBC2 in May 2017 and which was nominated for a BAFTA. Rupert’s first directorial as Artistic Director of the Almeida, American Psycho: A new musical thriller, transferred to Broadway in spring 2016.  

 

In 2017 Rupert directed the World Premiere of James Graham’s new play Ink, which transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End and which was nominated at the Olivier Awards for Best New Play, Best Director, Best Design and Best Supporting Actor, winning the latter. The production was also nominated for numerous Tony Awards including Best Play and Best Director. Most recently Rupert directed the critically acclaimed World Premiere of Shipwreck written by Anne Washburn.  

 

In 2015 Rupert's first feature film, True Story, starring James Franco and Jonah Hill for Plan B and Fox Searchlight in New York, was released. Most recently he directed Judy, written by Tom Edge; a biopic of Judy Garland, with Renne Zellweger playing the title role, for Pathe, Calamity Films and BBC. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, receiving critical praise and multiple award nominations with Renee Zellweger sweeping the 2019-20 awards season, winning the Golden Globe, BAFTA, SAG and Academy Award for Best Actress.

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

JUDY

2019

Pathe/Calamity Films

As Director. Starring Renee Zellweger and Jesse Buckley

TRUE STORY

2015

New Regency / Plan B

Writer/Director. Starring James Franco and Jonah Hill.

RICHARD II

2012

Neal Street Productions/BBC

Director. Starring Ben Whishaw and Clemence Poesy.

MACBETH

2010

Illuminations

Director. Starring Patrick Stewart & Kate Fleetwood. BBC to air in Autumn 2010.
Winner of 2011 Peabody Award.

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

KING CHARLES III

2017

Drama Republic/BBC

Written by Mike Bartlett. Starring Charlotte Riley.

THE HOLLOW CROWN

2012

Neal Street Productions / BBC

As Writer / Director (Season 1, Episode 1)

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

SHIPWRECK

2019

Almeida Theatre

As Director

ALBION

2017

Almeida Theatre

As Director

INK

2017

Almeida Theatre

As Director. West End Transfer to Duke of York's Theatre

RICHARD III

2016

Almeida Theatre

As Director. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Vanessa Redgrave.

MEDEA

2015

Almeida Theatre

As Director
Starring Kate Fleetwood

KING CHARLES III

2015

Birmingham Rep & UK Tour

By Mike Bartlett

KING CHARLES III

2014

Sonia Friedman Productions / ATG

Wyndham's Theatre

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

2014

Almeida Theatre

December 2014

MADE IN DAGENHAM

2014

Adelphi Theatre

Starring Gemma Arterton

KING CHARLES III

2014

Almeida Theatre

By Mike Bartlett

AMERICAN PSYCHO

2013

Almeida Theatre

Starring Matt Smith

THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

2012

ThreeSixty / Kensington Gardens

Adaptor/Director

THE EFFECT

2012

National Theatre, Cottesloe

By Lucy Prebble

EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON

2010

National Theatre, Cottesloe

By Mike Bartlett
August

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

2011

RSC

Director. Starring Patrick Stewart.

2010

Royal Shakespeare Company

Rupert's Goold's first production as Associate Director of the RSC
12 March - 27 August 2010

Starring Sam Troughton and Maria Gale

TURANDOT

2009

English National Opera

October - December 2009

ENRON

2009

Headlong/ Chichester Festival Theatre; Royal Court Theatre, London; Noel Coward Theatre, West End; Broadway

by Lucy Prebble July - August 2009; September - October 2009; January 2010; April 2010

* Nominated TMA Awards 2009 - Best New Play (Lucy Prebble), Best Performance (Sam West)
* Winner of the Evening Standard Award 2009 - Best Director, (Nominations for Best Play (Lucy Prebble), Best Actor (Sam West))
* Winner of the London Critics' Circle Award 2010 - Best Director
* Winner of the Olivier Award 2010 - Best Director

TIME AND THE CONWAYS

2009

National Theatre

by J. B. Priestley May - July 2009

OLIVER!

2008

Cameron Mackintosh/ Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

Opened January 2009 Starring Rowan Atkinson, Jodie Prenger and Burn Gorman

* Nominated for the Olivier Award 2010 - Best Muscial Revival (ceremony 21st March)

KING LEAR

2008

Liverpool Everyman; Young Vic Theatre, London

Starring Pete Postlethwaite October - November 2008; January - March 2009

NO MAN'S LAND

2008

Gate Theatre, Dublin; Duke of York's Theatre, London

by Harold Pinter August 2008; October 2008

SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR

2008

Chichester Festival Theatre; Gielgud Theatre, London; Bristol Old Vic

by Luigi Pirandello, in a new version by Rupert Goold and Ben Power
June - August 2008; September - November 2008; September - October 2009
Published by Nick Hern Books.

MACBETH

2008

BAM ; Lyceum Theater, Broadway

April - May 2008

* Tony Nomination 2008 - Best Revival of a Play

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT

2008

Almeida Theatre/ Headlong

by Stephen Adley Guirgis April 2008. Starring Joseph Mawle

MACBETH

2007

Chichester Festival Theatre; Gielgud Theatre, London

April 2007

* Best Director – Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2007
* Best Director – Olivier Awards 2008

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

2007

The Apollo Theatre, London

February – May 2007. Starring Jessica Lange

FAUSTUS

2006

Northampton Theatre Royal

November 2004 & November 2006

RESTORATION

2006

Headlong Theatre

September 2006

THE TEMPEST

2006

RSC

August 2006

PARADISE LOST

2006

Headlong Theatre

April 2006

SPEAKING LIKE MAGPIES

2005

RSC (Swan)

by Frank McGuinness
September 2005

LE COMTE ORY

2005

Garsington Opera

by Rossini
June – July 2005

HAMLET

2005

Northampton Theatre Royal

by Shakespeare
17 March – 3 April

SUMMER LIGHTNING

2004

Northampton Theatre Royal

by P G Wodehouse
Fri 21 May – Sat 5 June

INSIGNIFICANCE

2004

Northampton Theatre Royal

by Terry Johnson
Fri 23 April – Sat 8th May

PARADISE LOST

2004

Northampton Theatre Royal

by John Milton Fri 30 Jan - Sat 14 Feb.

OTHELLO by Shakespeare

2003

Northampton Theatre Royal / Royal Theatre / Greenwich Theatre

by Shakespeare Oct / Nov 03. Starring Ron Cephas Jones, Finbar Lynch

SCARAMOUCHE JONES

2002

Salisbury Playhouse, then Australia, New Zealand & Canada

by Justin Butcher Salisbury: 23-27 May. Australia & New Zealand tour 10 June - 10 August. Toronto 16 October - 7th December.

WAITING FOR GODOT

2003

Northampton Theatre Royal

by Samuel Beckett February 2003

THE WEIR

2003

Northampton Theatre Royal

by Conor McPherson February 2003

BETRAYAL

2002

Northampton Theatre Royal

by Harold Pinter Fri 8 - Sat 23 November 2002

ARCADIA

2002

Northampton Theatre Royal / Salisbury Playhouse

Fri 11 – Sat 26 October 2002
Then Salisbury Playhouse til 16 November 2002

SCARAMOUCHE JONES

2002

Rebbeck Penny: Bristol / Touring

by Justin Butcher
With Pete Postlethwaite

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

2001

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

by Alan Bennett Showing 4th December 01 - 19th January 02

SCARAMOUCHE JONES

2001

Rebbeck Penny / Dublin Festival

by Justin Butcher
With Pete Postlethwaite

ON THEE WE FEED

2001

ENO: The Knack Course End of Year Show

by Richard Chew & Rufus Norris
Performances 11, 12, 14 June

PRIVATES ON PARADE

2001

New Vic Theatre

20 April-12 May

ART

2000

Wyndham's Theatre

With Colin Buchanan, Alistair McGowan, Sean Hughes

SPEED-THE-PLOW

2000

Duke of York's Theatre

by David Mamet (Revival)
With Gina Bellman, Neil Morrisey, Nathaniel Parker

GONE TO LA

2000

Hampstead Theatre

by Lolly Susi

BROKEN GLASS

1999

Watford Palace Theatre

by Arthur Miller

GLI EQUIVOCI

1999

Batignano Opera Festival

by Storace

HABEUS CORPUS

1999

Salisbury Playhouse

by Alan Bennett

THE COLONEL BIRD

1999

The Gate Theatre

by Hristo Boytchev

BRAND

1999

RNT Studio

by Ibsen

IL POMO D'ORO

1998

Batignano Opera Festival

by Antonio Cesti

ROMEO AND JULIET

1998

Greenwich Theatre & No. 1 Tour

by Shakespeare

SUMMER LIGHTNING

1998

Salisbury Playhouse

by P G Woodhouse

DANCING AT LUGHNASA

1998

Salisbury Playhouse

by Brian Friel

THE END OF THE AFFAIR

1997

Bridewell

by Graham Greene

TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT

1997

No 1 Tour

by Graham Greene