Angus Wright (actor)


Angus Wright was born in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. On July 16, 1790, the United States Congress approved the creation of a permanent national capital as permitted by the U.S. Constitution....

, the youngest child of Virginia and Patrick Wright
Patrick Wright, Baron Wright of Richmond
Patrick Richard Henry Wright, Baron Wright of Richmond GCMG is a retired British diplomat and former Head of HM Diplomatic Service.-Background:Patrick Wright, the son of Herbert and Rachel Wright, was educated at Marlborough College...

. His father's career in the British Diplomatic Service
Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service
Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service is the diplomatic service of the United Kingdom, dealing with foreign affairs, as opposed to the Home Civil Service, which deals with domestic affairs...

 took the family to the Lebanon
Lebanon , officially the Republic of LebanonRepublic of Lebanon is the most common term used by Lebanese government agencies. The term Lebanese Republic, a literal translation of the official Arabic and French names that is not used in today's world. Arabic is the most common language spoken among...

, the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

, the U.K.
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

, Egypt
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, Bahrain
' , officially the Kingdom of Bahrain , is a small island state near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family. The population in 2010 stood at 1,214,705, including 235,108 non-nationals. Formerly an emirate, Bahrain was declared a kingdom in 2002.Bahrain is...

, Luxembourg
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, Syria
Syria , officially the Syrian Arab Republic , is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the West, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest....

 and Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , commonly known in British English as Saudi Arabia and in Arabic as as-Sa‘ūdiyyah , is the largest state in Western Asia by land area, constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, and the second-largest in the Arab World...


Angus gained an M.A.
Master of Arts (Scotland)
A Master of Arts in Scotland can refer to an undergraduate academic degree in humanities and social sciences awarded by the ancient universities of Scotland – the University of St Andrews, the University of Glasgow, the University of Aberdeen and the University of Edinburgh, while the University of...

 in Art History at Edinburgh University
University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is a public research university located in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university...

 and then trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama
Central School of Speech and Drama
The Central School of Speech and Drama was founded in London in 1906 by Elsie Fogerty to offer a new form of training in speech and drama for young actors and other students...


He has worked extensively in theatre, film and television with directors including Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
Sir Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer. His most famous films include The Duellists , Alien , Blade Runner , Legend , Thelma & Louise , G. I...

, Katie Mitchell
Katie Mitchell
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, Simon McBurney
Simon McBurney
Simon Montagu McBurney, OBE is an English actor, writer and director. He is the founder and artistic director of Théâtre de Complicité in England, now called Complicite.-Early life:...

, David Yates
David Yates
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, Nicholas Hytner
Nicholas Hytner
Sir Nicholas Robert Hytner is an English film and theatre producer and director. He has been the artistic director of London's National Theatre since 2003.-Biography:...

, Jonathan Miller
Jonathan Miller
Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller CBE is a British theatre and opera director, author, physician, television presenter, humorist and sculptor. Trained as a physician in the late 1950s, he first came to prominence in the 1960s with his role in the comedy revue Beyond the Fringe with fellow writers and...

, Stephen Poliakoff
Stephen Poliakoff
Stephen Poliakoff, CBE, FRSL is an acclaimed British playwright, director and scriptwriter, widely judged amongst Britain's foremost television dramatists.-Early life and career:...

, Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
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, Marianne Elliott, Rowan Joffé
Rowan Joffé
Rowan Marc Joffé is a British screenwriter and director. He is the son of director Roland Joffé and actress Jane Lapotaire, and half-brother of actress Nathalie Lunghi....

 and Steven Berkoff
Steven Berkoff
Steven Berkoff is an English actor, writer and director. Best known for his performance as General Orlov in the James Bond film Octopussy, he is typically cast in villanous roles, such as Lt...


He is married to Helen and has a son, Max.


Year Film Role Director Producer
2011 The Iron Lady John Nott Phyllida Lloyd Pathé/DJ Films
2008 The Bank Job
The Bank Job
The Bank Job is a 2008 British crime film written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, directed by Roger Donaldson, and starring Jason Statham, based on the 1971 Baker Street robbery in central London, from which the money and valuables stolen were never recovered...

Robert Rowlands Roger Donaldson Skyline (Baker Street) Ltd / Miriad
2005 Kingdom of Heaven
Kingdom of Heaven (film)
Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 epic action film directed by Ridley Scott and written by William Monahan. It stars Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Marton Csokas, Brendan Gleeson, Kevin McKidd, Alexander Siddig, Ghassan Massoud, Edward Norton, Jon Finch, Michael Sheen and Liam...

Richard's Knight Ridley Scott 20th Century Fox
2002 Nicholas Nickleby
Nicholas Nickleby (2002 film)
Nicholas Nickleby is a 2002 comedy-drama film written and directed by Douglas McGrath. The screenplay is based on The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, which originally was published in serial form between March 1838 and September 1839.-Plot:In a prologue we are...

Mr Pluck Douglas McGrath Nicholas Nickleby Ltd
2002 Dr Sleep Trainers Man Nick Willing BBC Films
2001 Charlotte Gray
Charlotte Gray (film)
Charlotte Gray is a 2001 British-Australian-German feature film directed by Gillian Armstrong, based on the novel of the same name by Sebastian Faulks...

Secret Agent Gillian Armstrong Ecosse Films
2001 The Affair of the Necklace
The Affair of the Necklace
The Affair of the Necklace is a 2001 American historical drama film directed by Charles Shyer. The screenplay by John Sweet is based on what became known as the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, an incident that helped fuel the French populace's disillusionment with the monarchy and, among other...

Henri Sanson Charles Shyer Necklace Productions
2001 Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget Jones's Diary (film)
Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name. The adaptation stars Renée Zellweger as Bridget, Hugh Grant as the caddish Daniel Cleaver, and Colin Firth as Bridget's "true love", Mark Darcy...

Literary Figure Sharon Maguire BJD Productions
2000 All Forgotten Boris Reverge Anselmo Seven Hills Productions
1999 RKO 281
RKO 281
RKO 281 is a 1999 historical drama film directed by Benjamin Ross. It stars Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich, and Roy Scheider and depicts the troubled production behind the 1941 film Citizen Kane...

Joseph Cotten Ben Ross HBO/BBC
1997 Jilting Joe Mick Dan Zeff Warner Sisters
1995 Cutthroat Island
Cutthroat Island
Cutthroat Island is a 1995 action adventure film directed by Renny Harlin. The film stars Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, and Frank Langella. The film received mixed reviews from critics and was a major box office bomb: listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest box office flop of...

Captain Trotter Renny Harlin Carolco
1995 First Knight
First Knight
First Knight is a 1995 American medieval film based on Arthurian legend, directed by Jerry Zucker. It stars Richard Gere as Lancelot, Julia Ormond as Guinevere, Sean Connery as King Arthur and Ben Cross as Malagant....

Marauder Jerry Zucker First Knight Productions
1994 Frankenstein Guard Kenneth Branagh Shelley Films


Year Play Role Director Producer
2011 Wastwater Jonathan Katie Mitchell The Royal Court
2010 Design for Living Ernest Anthony Page The Old Vic
2010 The Cat in the Hat The Cat Katie Mitchell National Theatre
Royal National Theatre
The Royal National Theatre in London is one of the United Kingdom's two most prominent publicly funded theatre companies, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company...

 & Young Vic
2009 Mrs Affleck Alfred Affleck Marianne Elliott National Theatre
2008 The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes Rotten Elizabeth Freestone Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
The Royal Shakespeare Company is a major British theatre company, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. The company employs 700 staff and produces around 20 productions a year from its home in Stratford-upon-Avon and plays regularly in London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and on tour across...

2008 The Merchant of Venice Shylock Tim Carroll Royal Shakespeare Company
2007 War Horse Hauptmann Friedrich Müller Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris National Theatre
2007 St Joan Earl of Warwick Marianne Elliott National Theatre
2006 The Seagull Dr Dorn Katie Mitchell National Theatre
2006 Measure for Measure Angelo Simon McBurney Complicite
The British theatre company Complicite was founded in 1983 by Simon McBurney, Annabel Arden, and Marcello Magni. Its original name was Théâtre de Complicité. "The Company's inimitable style of visual and devised theatre [has] an emphasis on strong, corporeal, poetic and surrealist image supporting...

2005 A Dream Play
A Dream Play
A Dream Play was written in 1901 by the Swedish playwright August Strindberg. It was first performed in Stockholm on 17 April 1907. It remains one of Strindberg's most admired and influential dramas, seen as an important precursor to both dramatic Expressionism and Surrealism.-Plot:The primary...

The Dreamer Katie Mitchell National Theatre
2004 Stuff Happens Journalist/Sir David Manning Nicholas Hytner National Theatre
2004 Measure for Measure Provost Simon McBurney National Theatre
2003 Three Sisters Kulygin Katie Mitchell National Theatre
2002 Twelfth Night Sir Andrew Aguecheek Tim Carroll The Globe Theatre at the Middle Temple Hall
2001 Three Sisters Tusenbach Loveday Ingram Chichester Festival Theatre
2000 The Importance of Being Earnest Algernon Selina Cadell Nottingham Playhouse
1999 Talk of the City Clive Stephen Poliakoff Royal Shakespeare Company
1998 Chips With Everything Pilot Officer Howard Davies National Theatre
1997 A Midsummer Night's Dream Lysander Jonathan Miller Almeida Theatre
1996 Mother Courage The Lieutenant Jonathan Kent National Theatre
1995 Private Lives Victor Kenny Ireland Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh
1994 A Mongrel's Heart Bormenthal Mark Wing-Davey Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh
1993 Salomé Iokanaan Stephen Berkoff European tour
1993 Hamlet Guildenstern Adrian Noble RSC
1992 The Theban Plays Chorus Adrian Noble RSC
1992 The Dybbuk Batlon Katie Mitchell RSC
1991 Henry IV Parts I & II Douglas & Bullcalf Adrian Noble RSC


Year Series Role Director Producer
2010 The Sarah Jane Adventures
The Sarah Jane Adventures
The Sarah Jane Adventures is a British science fiction television series, produced by BBC Cymru Wales for CBBC, created by Russell T Davies and starring Elisabeth Sladen...

Mr Dread Joss Agnew DW Productions Ltd
2009 Above Suspicion
Above Suspicion (TV drama)
Above Suspicion is a TV series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream. It stars Kelly Reilly and Ciarán Hinds...

Parks Chris Menaul La Plante Productions
2008 The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall Sherard Cowper-Coles Rowan Joffe Talkback Thames/Channel 4
2008 Waking the Dead
Waking the Dead (TV series)
Waking the Dead is a British television police procedural crime drama series produced by the BBC featuring a fictional Cold Case Unit comprising CID police officers, a psychological profiler and a forensic scientist. A pilot episode aired in September 2000 and there have been a total of nine series...

Stephen Carson Tim Fywell BBC
2007 Hotel Babylon
Hotel Babylon
Hotel Babylon was a BBC television drama series based on the book of the same name by Imogen Edwards-Jones, that aired from 19 January 2006 to 14 August 2009, produced by independent production company Carnival Films for BBC One...

Francis Levington Paul Whittington Carnival
2005 Casanova
Casanova (2005 TV serial)
Casanova is a 2005 British television comedy drama serial, written by television scriptwriter Russell T Davies and directed by Sheree Folkson...

Man at Arms Sheree Folkson Red Productions
2004 Wire in the Blood
Wire in the Blood
Wire in the Blood was a British crime drama television series, devised and produced by Coastal Productions for the ITV network that ran from 2002 to 2009. The series is based on characters created by Val McDermid; a university clinical psychologist, Dr Anthony "Tony" Valentine Hill , is teamed with...

Willerton Terry McDonagh Coastal Productions
2003 Boudica
Boudica (film)
Boudica is a British film released in 2003. Starring Alex Kingston, Steven Waddington and Emily Blunt, the film is a biopic of the queen of the Iceni tribe, Boudica.- Production :...

Severus Bill Anderson Box TV
2003 Cambridge Spies
Cambridge Spies
Cambridge Spies is a 2003 four-part BBC television drama concerning the lives of the best-known quartet of the Cambridge Five Soviet spies from 1934 to the 1951 defection of Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean to the Soviet Union...

Guy Liddell Tim Fywell BBC
2001 The Way We Live Now
The Way We Live Now (2001 TV serial)
The Way We Live Now is a 2001 four-part television adaptation of the novel by Anthony Trollope. The serial was first broadcast on the BBC and was directed by David Yates, written by Andrew Davies and produced by Nigel Stafford-Clark...

Miles Grendall David Yates BBC
2001 The Vice Defence Council Julian Holmes Carlton
2001 Whistleblower Sutton Ben Bolt BBC
2000 Attachments Ed Viner Harry Bradbeer Carlton UK
1998 Dalziel and Pascoe
Dalziel and Pascoe (BBC TV series)
Dalziel and Pascoe is a popular British television crime drama based on the Dalziel and Pascoe books by Reginald Hill, which was first broadcast in March 1996. It is set in Yorkshire, and is about two detectives...

Greg Waterson Maurice Phillips BBC
1997 The Painted Lady Charles Stafford Julian Jarrold Granada
1996 Crocodile Shoes Alan McGuire David Richards Red Rooster Films
1995 The Bill
The Bill
The Bill is a police procedural television series that ran from October 1984 to August 2010. It focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work...

Chief Inspector Wallace Jeremy Silberston Thames TV
1993 Between the Lines Motorcycle Officer Bob Bierman BBC


Year Show Role Director Producer
2010 The Secret Pilgrim Hansen Patrick Rayner BBC Radio 4
2008 Plenty Sir Andrew Charleson John Dove Catherine Bailey Productions
2002 Precious Geoff Jane Morgan Pier Productions
1990 Carleton Hobbs Radio Award

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