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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).
|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|
|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|
|Tom and Viv||Maurice||Royal Court||1985|