ADAM DRIVER (Cliff)
. Broadway: Man and Boy, Mrs. Warren's Profession
(Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Angels in America
(Signature Theatre), The Retributionists
(Playwrights Horizons), The Forest
(CSC). Off-Off Broadway: Little Doc
(SPF). Television: "Law & Order: Brilliant Disguise", "The Unusuals: The E.I.D.", "You Don't Know Jack" (HBO), "The Wonderful Maladays" (HBO) Film: I'm Coming Over, Goldstar Ohio, Not Waving But Drowning, Archangel
. Upcoming: J. Edgar, Lincoln,
Untitled Noah Baumbach Project.
SARAH GOLDBERG (Alison)
. Theatre: Apologia (Bush Theatre), Clybourne Park
(Royal Court, West End/Olivier nomination, Best Supporting Actress), Miss Lilly Gets Boned, Six Degrees of Separation
(Old Vic), Ice-Cream
(Royal Court), The Member of the Wedding
(Young Vic). TV: "Any Human Heart". Film: The Dark Knight Rises, Gambit, Rob and Valentina in Scotland, A Bunch of Amateurs, Refraction
CHARLOTTE PARRY (Helena)
. Roundabout: The Importance of Being Earnest, Howard Katz
. Broadway: Coram Boy, The Real Thing.
Sam Mendes’ Bridge Project (The Cherry Orchard/ The Winters Tale
at BAM/West End/international tour). Peter Hall Company: As You Like It, The Importance of Being Earnest
(BAM/London/US tour). Off-Broadway: Equivocation
(MTC), Rainbow Kiss
(Play Co.), Master Builder
(Irish Rep). Regional: premiere of Pirate
(NYSAF, dir./written by John Patrick Shanley), premiere of Albee’s Me, Myself and I
, The Birthday Party
(McCarter), The Turn of the Screw
and Private Lives
(NJ Shakes.). UK London/regional: Amadeus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Three Sisters, The Seagull, Titus Andronicus, Dream, The Blue Room, Follies, Whistle Down the Wind, Charley’s Aunt, Northanger Abbey
. TV/film: “The
Park Bench,” “The Safe House,” “Extreme
Ghost Stories” (all for ITV). More than 40
MATTHEW RHYS (Jimmy)
. Matthew Rhys' passion, creativity and attitude have helped him solidify his place in the industry as a reputable and versatile actor. He is best known for his role on ABC's hit drama "Brothers & Sisters," where he played Kevin Walker. He has recently produced a documentary for UK television, charting the volatile life of Griffith Jenkins Griffith - one of the founding fathers of Los Angeles. Rhys continued his work on the other side of the camera earlier this season when he made his directorial debut directing an episode of "Brothers & Sisters." Matthew recently wrapped production Marc Evan's independent film Patagonia
depicting two parallel groups who travel to Argentina and the Welsh settlements of Patagonia. He was recently seen in the BBC Film, The Edge of Love
, opposite Kiera Knightly and Sienna Miller where he received rave reviews. The film, about the legendary poet, Dylan Thomas (Rhys) and his love of two women, premiered at the Edinborough Film Festival and was released in the U.S. last year. Leslie Felperin from Variety says "Rhys' work is sturdy, getting Thomas' delivery down pat without decending into mere impersonation." In 2006, Matthew starred opposite Brittany Murphy in the independent feature Love and Other Disasters
. Matthew's other film credits include, Virgin Territory, The Testimony of Taliesin Jones, Very Annie Mary, Peaches, Tabloid
. Rhys's television credits include the lead role in "Metropolis," a drama series following the lives of six twenty-somethings living in London. He was also seen in BBC's the "Lost World," which recreating Conan Doyle's tale of British explorers searching for an undiscovered plateau inhabited by prehistoric beasts. In 2000, Rhys opened to huge critical acclaim when he starred as 'Benjamin' in the world premiere of the stage adaptation of The Graduate
alongside Kathleen Turner at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End. Matthew attended the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Shortly after, in 1993, Matthew was awarded the 'Patricia Rothermere Scholarship'. During his time at RADA, Matthew appeared in "House of America" and "Back-Up", the BBC police series about the operational support units Hooli Vans. Matthew then returned to Cardiff to act in his own language in the Welsh film Bydd yn Wrol
(Be Brave) for which he won 'Best Actor' at the Welsh BAFTAs. Matthew was born and raised in the historic city of Cardiff, South Wales. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
JOHN OSBORNE (Playwright). John James Osborne was born in London on 12 December 1929 and died in Shropshire in December 1994. He was married five times. His first wife was actress Pamela Lane. Pamela was the basis for the character of Alison in Look Back in Anger, outlived John and all his subsequent wives and died in October 2010. Pamela kept all John's letters to her and they have recently been acquired by the British Library. John and Pamela maintained a friendship throughout John's life interrupted only during his marriage to Jill Bennett a friend of hers whom she advised John against marrying. John's second wife was actress Mary Ure who created the role of Alison in Look Back in Anger. His third wife was novelist and critic Penelope Gilliat with whom he had a daughter, Nolan. His fourth wife was actress Jill Bennett for whom he wrote several plays. His fifth wife was journalist Helen Dawson. This was his happiest and longest marriage. Helen outlived him by ten years. In later life John observed that no man should be encouraged to marry an actress and playwrights should be actively prevented from such self slaughter. Osborne started writing plays whilst working as an actor in repertory in the 1950s. He first gained international fame in 1956 when Look Back in Anger was presented at the Royal Court Theatre, London, where many of his plays were produced, including The Entertainer (1957); Epitaph For George Dillon (1958); Luther (1961); Plays For England : The Blood of the Bamburgs and Under Plain Cover (1962); Inadmissible Evidence (1964); A Patriot for Me (1965); Time Present (1968); The Hotel in Amsterdam (1968); West of Suez (1971) and A Sense of Detachment (1972). His other plays include The Devil Inside Him/Cry For Love (Huddersfield 1950 & Cardiff 2010); Personal Enemy (Harrogate 1955 & London & New York 2010); the musical The World of Paul Slickey (Palace Theatre, 1959); The End of Me Old Cigar (Greenwich, 1975); Watch it Come Down (National, 1975) and Deja Vu (Comedy Theatre, 1992) and he adapted Lope de Vega's A Bond Honoured (National, 1966); Hedda Gabler (Royal Court, 1972); A Place Calling Itself Rome (a reworking of CORIOLANUS); Oscar Wilde's The Picture Of Dorian Gray (Greenwich, 1975) and Strindberg's The Father (National, 1988). His work for television includes "A Subject of Scandal and Concern"; "The Right Prospectus"; "Jack and Jill"; "The Gift of Friendship"; "Almost a Vision"; "Try a Little Tenderness"; "You're Not Watching Me Mummy"; "Very Like a Whale"; "God Rot Tunbridge Wells" and his autobiographical play "A Better Class of Person". He won an Oscar for his screenplay for Tom Jones and collaborated on the screenplays for Look Back in Anger, The Entertainer, Inadmissible Evidence and The Charge of The Light Brigade. His film and television performances included The Parachute, First Love, Get Carter, Tomorrow Never Comes and Flash Gordon. He wrote two volumes of autobiography, A Better Class of Person and Almost a Gentleman which were subsequently published together as Looking Back, Never Explain, Never Apologies and published a volume of essays, Damn You England. John Osborne received the Evening Standard Drama Award for Most Promising Playwright of the Year for Look Back in Anger and Best Play of the Year Award for A Patriot for Me and The Hotel in Amsterdam. He also received the "Tony" Award in New York for Best Play for Luther. The Writer's Guild of Great Britain presented him with a Life Time Achievement Award in 1992.
SAM GOLD (Director). Recent credits: A Doll's House (Williamstown Theatre Festival), August: Osage County (The Old Globe), Kin (Playwrights Horizons); The Coward (Lincoln Center's LCT3); Tigers be Still (Roundabout); Dusk Rings a Bell (Atlantic); The Aliens (Rattlestick); Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award, Drama Desk nomination); Jollyship the Whiz-Bang (Ars Nova- 2008, The Public's Under the Radar Festival- 2010); Rag and Bone (Rattlestick); The Joke (Studio Dante); The Black Eyed (NYTW); The Secret Agenda of Trees (Cherry Lane); The Threepenny Opera, Edward II (Juilliard); Electra (Williams College). Dramaturg at The Wooster Group (2003-2006). Roundabout Associate Artist, NYTW Usual Suspect, Drama League Directing Fellow, recipient of the Princess Grace Award, graduate of Juilliard Directing Program. Upcoming: Seminar (Broadway); Look Back in Anger (Roundabout); The Big Meal (Playwrights Horizons); The Realistic Joneses (Yale Rep).
The LOOK BACK IN ANGER creative team also includes Andrew Lieberman (Sets), David Zinn (Costumes), Mark Barton (Lights), Bray Poor (Sound).