Reece Dinsdale
British actor
Reece Dinsdale
Reece Dinsdale is an English actor of stage, screen and television.
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The Five Greatest Performances In A Hoolie Movie - Sabotage Times
Google News - almost 6 years
He has no teeth. Combine all of these elements together and you get Gumbo – the acting equivalent of a Tsunami with the devastating power to destroy everything in its path. In the words of Reece Dinsdale's character: “Fucking love you Gumbo!”
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More Things in 'Hamlet' Than Are Dreamt Of In Other Adaptations
NYTimes - about 20 years
Kenneth Branagh's fine, robust performance as Hamlet is the bright centerpiece of his lavish new version of the play. Heading a cast so stellar that majestic Blenheim Palace plays the role of Elsinore, Mr. Branagh holds court throughout a four-hour, 70-millimeter sumptuously appointed production that doesn't often lag. This ''Hamlet,'' like Mr.
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TV Review; 'THE STORYTELLER,' WITH JOHN HURT
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: FEARNOT is an amiable young man who spends a great deal of time playing the violin under his sweetheart's window. His father, a tailor, is not amused, especially when Fearnot botches an expedition to fetch a shipment of buttons. The old man kicks his son out of the house, giving him 40 shillings and an order to learn something responsible.
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THE SCREEN: 'WINTER FLIGHT'
NYTimes - about 31 years
''WINTER FLIGHT,'' the English film that opens today at the Embassy 72d Street Theater, is a dozy story of young love, about Mal (Reece Dinsdale), a shy, young recruit in the Royal Air Force, and Angie (Nicola Cowper), who talks tough but is an innocent. She's also careless, having never caught the name of the fellow who made her pregnant during a
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TV: YEARS AFTER NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST
NYTimes - about 32 years
When it comes to the unthinkable, thinking it is not half so difficult as dramatizing it. The imagination knows no boundaries, while dramatizations have to grapple with the very practical details of specific actors, script constraints and such technical considerations as makeup and special effects. That is part of the problem with a number of
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TV REVIEW; 'PARTNERS IN CRIME,' AGATHA CRISTIE ON PBS
NYTimes - about 32 years
WITH the hustle and bustle of the holiday season getting under way in earnest, drooping shoppers may be looking for something silly in the way of harmless diversion. ''Partners in Crime,'' beginning tonight at 9 on WNET/13 as part of public television's ''Mystery!'' series, is very silly indeed. Its efforts to be lighthearted will leave you either
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Reece Dinsdale
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 55
    In May 2015 Reece completed his third drama for BBC Television, 'Scratch' starring Will Ash and Chris Coghill, once again for the 'Moving On' series.
    More Details Hide Details Reece has now completed a fourth TV drama, again in the 'Moving On' series, for Jimmy McGovern: 'Eighteen' - a story about the attempted deportation of an Afghan youth back to his native Kabul, starring Antonio Aakeel and Rosie Cavaliero. The series is scheduled for transmission in late 2016. In 2009 Reece wrote the short film Imaginary Friend which was subsequently filmed and stars Maxine Peake and Zara Turner. The film was premiered on 8 May 2010 at the 360/365 Film Festival in New York. Privately Dinsdale lives with his wife, British actress Zara Turner, in Yorkshire. The couple have two children, a daughter Elwy, and a son Luca. Dinsdale is also a great supporter of Huddersfield Town A.F.C.. He presented the video Beyond the Touchline that went behind the scenes at Huddersfield Town's former Leeds Road ground. Starting in 2009 his Coronation Street character's van displayed a Huddersfield Town badge stuck on the windscreen.
  • 2014
    Age 54
    In July/August 2014 he directed an episode in the 'Moving On' series called 'Madge' starring Hayley Mills, Ken Cranham and Peter Egan, again for BBC1.
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    He followed this up in 2014 by playing Alan Bennett in Bennett's very own autobiographical play 'Untold Stories' at The West Yorkshire Playhouse.
    More Details Hide Details Subsequently he was presented with a Yorkshire Award in recognition of his work over the previous 30 years. In 2015 Reece played the central role of George Jones in Headlong's national tour of David Hare's play 'The Absence of War', once again directed by Jeremy Herrin. In October 2015 Reece played the title role in Shakespeare's 'Richard III' at The West Yorkshire Playhouse for director Mark Rosenblatt. In January 2012 Reece directed his first drama for television; a 45-minute single drama called The Crossing starring Lee Boardman, Ramona Marquez and Susie Blake, in the Secrets and Words series for BBC1.
  • 2013
    Age 53
    In 2013 he played the central role in James Graham's highly acclaimed play 'This House' at The National Theatre directed by Jeremy Herrin.
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  • 2012
    Age 52
    In 2012 he played the role of the father in the feature film 'The Knife That Killed Me' (Green Screen Productions).
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  • FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 48
    In the summer of 2008, Reece joined the cast of Coronation Street to play the ill-fated Joe McIntyre, leaving of his own volition in February 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Since then he has filmed leading guest roles in Waterloo Road, Taggart and Moving On. Reece has also recently played Doctor Wengel in Ibsen's 'The Lady From the Sea' at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 34
    In 1994 Dinsdale played the leading role in ID, a British feature film charting the demise of a police officer who goes under-cover to root out a firm of football hooligans.
    More Details Hide Details Based on a true story, Dinsdale won the International Critics Award for best actor at the Geneva Film Festival for his portrayal. Since then, Reece has continued to play leading roles on both stage and screen. Highlights include: two series of Thief Takers in which he played the central role of Charlie Scott, Kenneth Branagh's film of Hamlet in which he played Guildenstern opposite Timothy Spall's Rosencrantz, and guesting in Spooks, Life on Mars, Murder in Mind, Silent Witness and many others. He starred opposite Julie Walters in the ITV drama Ahead of the Class and played the enigmatic Robert in Red Production's award-winning series Conviction for the BBC, directed by Marc Munden. He starred in two series of The Chase (also for the BBC) and in two thrillers for ITV; Love Lies Bleeding and Midnight Man.
  • 1990
    Age 30
    From 1990-1992 he co-starred in Haggard, a comedy set in the late 18th century written once again by Eric Chappell.
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    Dinsdale played the leading role of Jack Rover in Wild Oats in the inaugural production at the newly built West Yorkshire Playhouse in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details He then appeared opposite Julia Ormond and Vanessa Redgrave in the American mini-series Young Catherine in which he played the Grand Duke Peter. Following this he appeared at the National Theatre in David Hare's Racing Demon.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 24
    Glamour Night, another single drama for the BBC followed in 1984 before Dinsdale was cast as Matthew Willows in the British sitcom Home to Roost written by Eric Chappell and co-starring John Thaw.
    More Details Hide Details Dinsdale played Thaw's unruly teenaged son Matthew who comes to live with his estranged father after his mother throws him out. The show ran for four series between 1985 and 1990. Interspersed with this were many appearances on stage, including the award-winning play Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme at The Hampstead Theatre London in 1986, Woundings and Don Carlos at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and Old Year's Eve at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Whilst on television Dinsdale had leading roles in the three-part series Take Me Home, and The Attractions both by Tony Marchant and the single drama Coppers opposite Tim Roth (all BBC).
    Interestingly, that same year Dinsdale would also star in the Cold War drama Winter Flight, in which he played a shy, introverted Royal Air Force man who falls in love with a feisty barmaid. 1984 also saw Dinsdale appearing in one of his first feature films, Alan Bennett's A Private Function.
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    During 1984 Dinsdale appeared in the popular television series Minder in which he played the part of a villain named Steve in the episode "Willesden Suite".
    More Details Hide Details He also played Jimmy Kemp in the powerful nuclear war BAFTA award-winning BBC docudrama Threads (1984), a-soon-to-be-father and husband caught up in a nuclear attack on Sheffield.
  • 1982
    Age 22
    He followed this up by appearing in Out On the Floor a single drama for the BBC in 1982.
    More Details Hide Details This led to him being cast as Albert in Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime series for ITV also in 1982. More theatre followed with Beethoven's Tenth with Peter Ustinov at the Vaudeville Theatre, London and the highly acclaimed Red Saturday at the Royal Court.
  • 1981
    Age 21
    After initially working in theatre in Exeter, Nottingham, Birmingham and at the Edinburgh Festival, Reece got his first TV role in the Granada thriller Knife Edge in 1981.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1977
    Age 17
    He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 1977 until 1980.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Born on August 6, 1959.
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