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KATE JENNINGS GRANT (Belinda Blair) has appeared frequently on stage, film and television. She was last seen on Broadway in The Country House, her third collaboration with director Daniel Sullivan. Previous Broadway credits include The Lyons opposite Linda Lavin, Sarah Brown in the most recent revival of Guys and Dolls, Proof alongside Neil Patrick Harris and Anne Heche, and Wendy Wasserstein’s An American Daughter. Her numerous Off-Broadway credits include Bette in The Marriage of Bette and Boo, The Beard of Avon (directed by Doug Hughes), Between Us, Radiant Baby (directed by George C. Wolfe at the Public Theater) and Summer of ’42. Kate has appeared in over thirty television shows including “Madame Secretary,” “Elementary,” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Carrie Diaries,” “Body of Proof,” “Royal Pains,” “White Collar,” “Rescue Me,” all the Law and Orders, and has had recurring roles on “Alpha House,” “Damages,” “Parenthood” and “Pan Am.” On film, she appeared opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Love and Other Drugs, and played Diane Sawyer in Ron Howard’s Frost/Nixon. Other film credits include The Rebound opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Greengrass’s United 93, When a Stranger Calls, Forgiven, Kinsey, and James Lapine’s upcoming film Custody. Kate is a graduate of the Juilliard School’s Drama Division. She also holds a BA in English and Music Composition from the University of Pennsylvania.
MICHAEL FRAYN (Playwright) Michael Frayn has written sixteen plays, and several of them have been produced in New York, including Noises Off, Copenhagen, Benefactors, and Democracy. Noises Off, first produced on Broadway in 1983, was revived in 2001. Copenhagen, in 2000, won a Tony, together with Tony Awards for Best Director (Michael Blakemore) and Best Featured Actress (Blair Brown). He has also translated for the theatre, mostly Chekhov and other plays from the Russian, and adapted Chekhov’s first, untitled play as Wild Honey. He has written a number of screenplays, including Clockwise, starring John Cleese, and First and Last, which won an International Emmy. His books are published in New York by Holt Metropolitan. His eleven novels include The Tin Men, Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong, Spies, and most recently Skios. He has also published two works of philosophy, Constructions and The Human Touch; and a memoir, My Father’s Fortune.
JEREMY HERRIN (Director) received a Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of A Play for his Broadway debut production, Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2. Jeremy studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and trained at both the National Theatre and Royal Court, where he became Deputy Artistic Director in 2009 until 2012. Between 2000 and 2008 he was Associate Director at Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne. Jeremy's first production for Headlong was the European Premiere of Jennifer Haley's Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winning play, The Nether, at the Royal Court. Jeremy has also recently directed the world premiere of Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker prize‐winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies in two parts for the RSC, which transferred to the West End in May 2014 and will appear on Broadway in spring 2015. Jeremy has directed several productions at the Royal Court including That Face by Polly Stenham, which transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End. He was nominated for an Evening Standard Best Director Award for Stenham’s second play Tusk Tusk in 2009. Other work at the Court includes Stenham’s No Quarter, E V Crowe’s Hero and Kin, Richard Bean’s The Heretic, Michael Wynne’s The Priory, which won an Olivier award for Best Comedy and David Hare’s The Vertical Hour. Other theatre directing credits include Another Country (Chichester/West End), the critically acclaimed This House by James Graham at the National Theatre, for which he was nominated for an Olivier award for Best Director, The Tempest at the Globe, David Hare’s South Downs at Chichester Festival Theatre subsequently transferring to the Harold Pinter Theatre, Uncle Vanya with Roger Allam at Chichester, Absent Friends at the Harold Pinter and Much Ado About Nothing with Eve Best and Charles Edwards at the Globe. Jeremy was also named as one of the Stage top 100 in 2014.
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