Samuel Barnett
Samuel Barnett
Samuel Barnett is an English actor. He has performed on stage, film, television and radio, and achieved recognition for his work on the stage and film versions of The History Boys by Alan Bennett. His most recent television performance was in the BBC comedy Twenty Twelve.
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Saturday's TV Highlights and weekend talk shows: 'Batman v Superman' and more
LATimes - 3 months
  SERIES Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency This surreal mystery-comedy inspired by Douglas Adams’ books continues with an episode that promises to connect several of the series’ seemingly random subplots; Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood star. 9 p.m. BBC America SPECIALS Robbie the Reindeer...
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Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: Lifetime's new TV movie 'Who Killed JonBenét?'
LATimes - 4 months
SERIES Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Digging into the victim’s past, Dirk and Farah (Samuel Barnett, Jade Eshete) unearth their first major clue in the murder of Patrick Spring, while Todd (Elijah Wood) turns to the police, only to realize he may not be safe anywhere. Hannah Marks also...
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Encounters : Samuel Barnett Discusses His Female Roles in Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘Richard III’
NYTimes - about 3 years
The British actor Samuel Barnett is starring in “Richard III” and “Twelfth Night,” Shakespearean plays in which men play female roles.     
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Theater: Murder, Magic And Memories in Four New Shows
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER *** 1/2 TWELFTH NIGHT *** 1/2 KING RICHARD THE THIRD *** LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME ** A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER *** 1/2 WALTER KERR THEATRE Apparently, once a decade actor Jefferson Mays will find the role that's perfect for his mercurial, shape-shifting talent and explode on the stage as one of our brightest stars. In 2003, it was the one-man play I Am My Own Wife, which featured Mays in one of the best performances I will ever see during a lifetime of theater-going. Now, it's the silly, light fluff of this musical spin on Kind Hearts & Coronets. I love Ealing comedies and Alec Guinness as much as the next person, but that film in particular always felt more like a stunt to show off Guinness in multiple parts (all of them heirs to a grand title and all fated to die hilariously awful deaths). The book by Robert L. Freedman and music by Steven Lutvak (they collaborated on the lyrics) work together to add some emotional resonance ...
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'Twelfth Night': Hilarity and Romance in Shakespeare's England
Huffington Post - over 3 years
If you ever wished you could go back to Shakespeare's time just for one night and attend a performance of one of his plays, then you should beg, borrow, or steal a ticket to the incomparable Globe production of Twelfth Night now playing at the Belasco Theatre. Led by brilliant performances from Mark Rylance, Samuel Barnett, Stephen Fry, and an excellent cast of men playing men and men playing women, it is hard to imagine a Twelfth Night as dazzling, smart, and funny as this import from London. Under Tim Carroll's inspired direction, this Twelfth Night, which is being performed in repertory with Richard III, may well take its place alongside Peter Brook's Midsummer Night's Dream of the early 1970s among storied theatrical productions. Go early. The time machine that transports the audience back to the turn of the 17th century departs about half an hour before that familiar opening line, "If music be the food of love, play on," is uttered. In observance of Elizabethan mores, the cast ...
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First Nighter: Mark Rylance and Company's Superb <i>Richards III</i> and <i>Twelfth Night</i>
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance (Boeing Boeing, Jerusalem) is stage-obsessed. He's so taken with all aspects of the theater -- as well as with London's new(-ish) Globe where he was artistic director for a decade-plus years -- that he has the Shakespeare's Globe Productions company he's leading get into costume in front of the Belasco audience. They do so -- dressers and all -- on a set that Jenny Tiramani bases on the original and replicated Globe lay-out, with two-tiered boxes stage right and left. By this choice, spectators -- often treated as 16th-century groundlings to be spoken to directly by the actors -- get to watch, for instance, Rylance work himself into the padded doublet and tights he wears as the title character in Richard III and as the mourning Olivia in glittering floor-length black frock whom he impersonates in Twelfth Night, or What You Will. He's playing these two vastly different figures in William Shakespeare's works in yet another strong bid for a Tony ...
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MBC Group Picks Eutelsat's Atlantic Bird 7 Satellite to Support HDTV Roll-Out
News On News - over 5 years
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and MBC Group announce the signature of a multiyear contract for capacity on Eutelsat's new ATLANTIC BIRD 7 satellite at 7 degrees West. The lease of a full transponder will enable MBC to expand its platform of channels addressing viewers in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly new HD content which the Group is preparing to launch in January 2012. The announcement was made at Digital TV Middle East, the broadcast and broadband conference taking place in Dubai from November 1 to 2. The new contract cements a 20-year relationship between Eutelsat and MBC Group which began in 1991 with the launch of MBC1, the first pan-Arab free-to-air satellite station. Over the past 18 years, MBC has developed a network comprising ten TV channels, two radio stations and a production house to forge a leading media and broadcasting group in the Middle East, among other media platforms such as VOD (shahid.net), SMS and MMS services. The move into ...
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THEATER REVIEW; Onstage in London, Works That Look Back in Time as They Move Forward
NYTimes - over 5 years
LONDON — Do some atrocities defy dramatization? That is often thought to be true of the Holocaust, an event all too frequently co-opted for a ready-made, facile emotional ride. And you have to wonder what can be done on stage with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that won’t descend into glibness, political point-scoring, mawkish appeals
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Academy for Lifelong Learning courses set - The Star Democrat
Google News - over 5 years
Samuel Barnett, associate professor of philosophy and humanities and academic director of the Humanities Department at the University of Maryland University College, will lead a course on &quot;The American Religious Experience,&quot; which will explore the
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IT'S AS RIGHT AS RAIN - Express.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
It&#39;s a masterpiece of linguistic and philosophical dexterity and two superb young actors, Samuel Barnett and Jamie Parker, reunited from the stage and screen cast of The History Boys, make the language dance. Another dark, stark physical and
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London Theater Journal: Aging, Acting and Acting Up - New York Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Samuel Barnett (he was the fey one headed for a breakdown) and Jamie Parker (I forget which one he was, but I remember his being good, OK?) are now at the Theater Royal Haymarket playing the title roles in “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” the
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WOS Radio: Barnett, Parker & Mellon Aren't Dead at Q&A - WhatsOnStage.com
Google News - over 5 years
Last night (12 July 2011), 145 Whatsonstage.com theatregoers made their way to the Theatre Royal Haymarket to see original History Boys Samuel Barnett and Jamie Parker reunite to take the title roles in Tom Stoppard&#39;s 1966 modern classic Rosencrantz
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Former History Boy Samuel Barnett on His London Stage Return in Rosencrantz ... - Broadway.com
Google News - over 5 years
Samuel Barnett will be long remembered for playing the heartsick student Posner in Alan Bennett&#39;s Tony-winning The History Boys, a performance that earned him a 2006 Best Featured Actor Tony nomination. Five years later, the perennially boyish Barnett,
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Opening: Rosencrantz, Karamazov & Dr Faustus - WhatsOnStage.com
Google News - over 5 years
OPENING TUESDAY, 21 June (previews from 16 June), original History Boys Samuel Barnett and Jamie Parker are reunited in the title roles of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, directed by Trevor Nunn as part of his season at the Theatre Royal
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FLARE PATH Closes At at the Theatre Royal Haymarket - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
After a three week run at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Nunn&#39;s production of Tom Stoppard&#39;s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead starring Samuel Barnett, Jamie Parker and Tim Curry will run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 16 June - 20 August,
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Barnett & Parker in Stoppard's Rosencrantz: Prog + Q&A - WhatsOnStage.com
Google News - over 5 years
Trevor Nunn realizes a 40-year-old dream by at last directing Tom Stoppard&#39;s first masterpiece ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD with original History Boys Samuel Barnett and Jamie Parker. Come on our hosted Whatsonstage.com Outing on 12 July 2011
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Samuel Barnett
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 35
    On 29 March 2016 it was announced that he had been cast as Dirk Gently in the BBC America adaptation of the Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency book series by Douglas Adams.
    More Details Hide Details Barnett was born in Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. He started performing at an early age before moving to London to study acting at LAMDA. Barnett is one of five children. Barnett appeared in the original London stage production of Alan Bennett's play The History Boys, as well as in the New York, Sydney, Wellington and Hong Kong productions and radio and film versions of the play. He had been involved in The History Boys from its very first reading.
  • 2014
    Age 33
    In 2014, Barnett received a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his work in Twelfth Night.
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  • 2012
    Age 31
    The production transferred to the Apollo Theatre in the West End, opening 2 November 2012 and running for a limited engagement.
    More Details Hide Details Both Twelfth Night and Richard III transferred to Broadway in 2013 and played at the Belasco Theatre until February 2014. In the Broadway productions, Barnett reprised his role as Elizabeth Woodville in Richard III and took on the role of Viola (previously played by Johnny Flynn in London) in Twelfth Night.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2009
    Age 28
    In 2009 he played John Everett Millais in the BBC series Desperate Romantics, and Joseph Severn in the film Bright Star.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared at the National Theatre in Women Beware Women by Thomas Middleton which ran from 20 April – 4 July 2010. From July 2012, he appeared in an all-male-cast as Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare's Richard III at the Globe Theatre in London alongside Mark Rylance in the title role, also playing the role of Sebastian in Twelfth Night.
  • 2006
    Age 25
    Barnett was nominated for the 2006 British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer (On Screen) for his work on the film version of The History Boys.
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    He won a 2006 Drama Desk Award and was nominated for a 2006 Tony Award for his work on the Broadway production.
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  • 2002
    Age 21
    Barnett was nominated for Evening Standard Award as Most Promising Newcomer for his role in The Marriage of Figaro in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details He won Best Newcomer & Best Supporting Actor in a play at the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers Choice Awards for his work on the original production of The History Boys. He was nominated for the 29th annual Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    Born on April 25, 1980.
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