David Haig was born in Aldershot 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 and Hitchcock Blonde in 2003, and performed in Yasmin Reza’s hits Art and Life x3. Musical theatre performances include his Olivier Award-nominated performances as George Banks in Mary Poppins, and Guys and Dolls at the Savoy Theatre as Nathan Detroit.
Haig’s film credits include Four Weddings and a Funeral, Two Weeks Notice and Florence Foster-Jenkins. He is also recognised for several notable television roles, including Pangol in Doctor Who, The Darling Buds of May, Yes, Prime Minister and Penny Dreadful. Haig returned to the London stage in the 2017 revival of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Deadwith Daniel Radcliffe.
25 February 2017 - 6 May 2017