David Haig On Stage - Theatre Credits, Bio and Tickets

David Haig was born in Aldershot, Hampshire and trained at LAMDA. His big break came in 1985 with his performance of Maurice in Tom and Viv at the Royal Court. The show took him to Broadway, and he hasn’t looked back since.

The Royal Court was his onstage home for most of the late 1980s, with Greenland, The Recruiting Officer and Our Country’s Good all playing at the esteemed venue, the latter of which earned him the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a New Play in 1988.

His illustrious stage career has gone from strength to strength since this win, never staying away from theatre for too long. He established a working relationship with Terry Johnson, performing in his plays Dead Funny in 1994 and Hitchcock Blonde in 2003, and performed in Yasmin Reza’s hits Art (1997) and Life x3 (2002). Musical theatre performances include his Olivier Award-nominated performance as George Banks in the Disney/Cameron Mackintosh stage adaptation of Mary Poppins in 2004, and the more recent revival of Guys and Dolls at the Savoy Theatre in 2015, receiving another nomination for his performance as Nathan Detroit.

Haig’s film credits include Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Two Weeks Notice (2002) with Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant, and the 2016 hit Florence Foster-Jenkins alongside Meryl Streep and, once again, Hugh Grant.

He is also recognised for several notable television roles, including Pangol in Doctor Who (1980), The Darling Buds of May (1993), Derek Grim in The Thin Blue Line (1995), Richard in Keeping Mum (1997), James Hacker in Yes, Prime Minister (2013) and Oscar Putney in Penny Dreadful (2015).

Haig returns to the London stage in the 2017 revival of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, with Daniel Radcliffe.

London Stage Appearances

Show Role Theatre Year Link
Blue/Orange Robert Young Vic Theatre 2016  
Guys and Dolls Nathan Detroit Savoy Theatre 2015 Review
The Madness of George III George III Apollo Theatre 2012 Review
Yes, Prime Minister Jim Hacker Gielgud Theatre 2010 Review
The Sea Hatch Theatre Royal Haymarket 2008 Review
The Country Wife Pinchwife Theatre Royal Haymarket 2007 Review
Donkeys' Years Chris Headlingly Comedy Theatre 2006 Review
Mary Poppins George Banks Prince Edward Theatre 2004 Review
Journey's End Osborne Comedy Theatre 2004 Review
Hitchcock Blonde Alex Royal Court & Lyric Theatre 2003 Review
Life x3 Henri Savoy Theatre 2002 Review
Art Ivan Wyndham's Theatre 1997 Review
My Boy Jack Rudyard Kipling Hampstead Theatre 1997  
Dead Funny Richard Hampstead Theatre & Vaudeville Theatre 1994  
Measure For Measure Angelo Young Vic 1991  
Our Country's Good Ralph Clark Royal Court 1988  
The Recruiting Officer Plume Royal Court 1988  
Greenland Paul Royal Court 1988  
Tom and Viv Maurice Royal Court 1985  


Previous shows Featuring David Haig

Show Role Theatre Year Link
Pressure James Stagg 2018
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