Who's Who Entry 2013
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MOORE, John, (Jonathan Moore); actor; writer; director; b 25 Nov. 1963; s of Richard and Nora Moore. Educ: St Elphege's, Wallington; Roundshaw Sch., Wallington; Croydon Art Coll. Writer: plays: 1st play aged 11, Hornus' Poem; Sea Change, 1977; Obstruct the doors, cause delay and be Dangerous…, 1980; Street Captives, Edinburgh Fest., transf. Royal Exchange, 1981; Treatment, Donmar, 1982 (Edinburgh Fest. Fringe First award; also BBC TV Film); The Hooligan Nights (NT commn), 1985; Behind Heaven, Royal Exchange (commd), transf. Donmar, 1986; Regeneration, 1989; This Other Eden, Soho Th., 1990; Fall From Light, 2002; Mad God (adaptation of The Bacchae, commd by Royal Exchange), 2003–05; television: Crown Court (Granada TV), 1982; libretto: Stewart Copeland's Horse Opera (televised, also actor), 1992; directed: Turnage's Greek (world premiere; co-writer of adaptation from play), Munich Biennale (Best Libretto award), Edinburgh Internat. Fest., 1988, ENO, 1990 (dir. BBC TV film, Royal Phil. Soc. Best Film award); Elegy for Young Lovers, La Fenice, Venice, 1989; 63 Dream Palace, Munich Biennale (Best Dir award) and German TV, 1990; Baa Baa Black Sheep, Opera North, Cheltenham Fest., BBC TV, 1993; Cask of Amontillado, Holders, Barbados, 1993; East and West (also writer of text), Almeida, 1994; Life with An Idiot, ENO, Scottish Opera, 1995; James MacMillan's Ines de Castro, Scottish Opera, Edinburgh Internat. Fest., BBC TV, 1996; Dance Marathon, Basel Ballet, 1996; Inkle and Yarico, Holders Easter Season, Barbados, 1997; Mottke the Thief (also writer of adaptation from novel by Schalom Asch), Bonn Opera, 1998; Nyman's Facing Goya, Santiago del Compostela, Perrelada Fest., 2001; Die Versicherung, State Th., Darmstadt, 2002; Magic Flute (also trans. of spoken text), Scottish Opera, 2003; Sex, Chips and Rock 'n' Roll, Royal Exchange, 2005; The Soldier's Tale (also actor), Savannah Fest., Georgia, 2006; The Ballad of Elizabeth Sulky Mouth, Greenwich, 2006; The Revenger's Tragedy, Royal Exchange, 2008; House of Bernarda Alba, Battersea Arts Centre Main House, 2009; Crimes in Hot Countries, RADA, 2009; Our Lady of Sligo, RADA, 2010; Shadowball, Mermaid Th., 2010; Faith and Cold Reading, Live Th., Newcastle, 2011; Tell Tale Heart, ROH, 2011; Ashes and Sand, RADA, 2011; Glengarry Glenross, Jacksons Lane Th., 2012; What You Will, Shakespeare's Globe, Cultural Olympiad, 2012; actor: theatre includes leading roles in: Class Enemy, Oxford Playhouse, transf. Young Vic, 1979; The Gorky Brigade, Royal Court, 1980; I Die for None of Them (one-man play), Edinburgh Fringe Fest., 1980, 1981 (Fringe First Award); Treatment, Gate, 1981, Donmar, 1982, Edinburgh Fest., 1986; Venice Preserv'd, Almeida, 1982; Arrivederci Millwall, Albany Empire, 1985; Behind Heaven, Royal Exchange, Donmar, 1986; The Art of Success, RSC, 1987; The Idiot, Barbican, 1990; Narrator, The Raven, Teatro Manzoni, Milan, 1990, Teatro Dell' Elfo, Milan, 2012; Dead Funny, Salisbury Playhouse, Th. Clwyd, 1998; Misalliance, 1998, The School of Night, 1999, Chichester Fest. Th.; A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2001, Macbeth, 2002, Arcola; Round the Horne, West End and No 1 UK tour, 2004; 2Graves (one-man play), Edinburgh Fest., transf. Arts Th., 2006; Holding Fire!, Shakespeare's Globe, 2007; television includes leading roles in: Treatment, 1984; Inside Story, 1986; Bleak House (series), 1986; Jack the Ripper (series), 1988; Roger Roger (two series), 1999, 2003; The People's Harry Enfield, 2001; Foyle's War, 2003; Cruel Train, 2004; City of Vice (series), 2007, Criminal Justice (series), 2008; Midsomer Murders (series), 2008; Sharpe's Peril (series), 2009; films include: My Beautiful Laundrette, 1985; Golden Brown, 2011; 2 Graves, 2011. Collaborated on theatre pieces with band Test Dept, master percussionist Stomu Yamashta, jazz pianist Uri Caine, and mems of rock band Killing Joke and Jah Wobble; contrib. to BBC TV and radio arts discussion progs. Founder Mem. And Dir, New London Actors, 1980–84. Writer-in-Residence, Albany Empire, Deptford, 1985. Vis. Sen. Lectr, RCM, 2006; Guest Lectr, 2006, Vis. Lectr, 2010, Drama Centre, London; Vis. Lectr, RADA, 2009–11. Publications: Jonathan Moore: three plays, 2002. Recreations: meditation, interior landscape gardening, football. Address: (writing and directing) c/o Julia Kreitman, The Agency, 24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park W11 4LZ. T: (020) 7727 1346; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; (acting) c/o Meg Poole, Richard Stone Partnership, Suite 3, De Walden Court, 85 New Cavendish Street W1W 6XD. T: (020) 7497 0869; (opera directing) Performing Arts, 6 Windmill Street W1T 2JB. T: (020) 7255 7362; e-mail: email@example.com; web: www.jonathanmooreuk.com. Clubs: Century.