Oliver Ford Davies is one of the UK’s leading actors, and also a distinguished writer on Shakespeare.
He won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in 1990 for his performance in the National Theatre premiere of David Hare’s Racing Demon.
He has, most recently, played a series of leading Shakespeare roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Polonius in Hamlet opposite David Tennant, and the Duke of York, Justice Shallow and the Henry V Chorus in Gregory Doran’s staging of the second historical tetralogy.
He appears frequently on television and in films, including a regular role in the first three Star Wars films.
Ford Davies has published two applauded books on his experience as a Shakespearean actor, Playing Lear and Performing Shakespeare. In 2017 he added a third title to this list, Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters.
He is a frequent visitor to the Department of Theatre, Film and Television and has given a richly enjoyable sequence of masterclasses there.
This latest masterclass will be based around his 2017 book and will include performances of sequences from relevant plays.
Copies of Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters will be available for purchase, and signing, after the masterclass.
All are welcome to this masterclass. The event is free but advanced booking is required at https://tftv.ticketsolve.com/shows/873587297/events