Anton Chekhovís The Duel

Andrew Scott (Laevsky) Anton Chekhovís The Duel Andrew Scott (Laevsky)

Andrew Scott is emerging as one of the most exciting and versatile young actors of his generation. He recently starred as Paul McCartney in BBC film, Lennon Naked, as well as a new BBC version of Sherlock Holmes. He also starred with Ben Winshaw in a sell out run of the play Cock at the Royal Court Theatre. Other recent work includes the multi award winning John Adams opposite Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti for HBO, Sea Wall, a one man show written especially for him by Olivier-award winning playwright Simon Stephens, and The Vertical Hour, his critically acclaimed Broadway debut opposite Julianne Moore, written by David Hare and directed by Sam Mendes, for which he was nominated for a Drama League Award.

Andrew made his film debut aged seventeen as the young lead in acclaimed Irish film Korea. Dropping out of his drama degree at Trinity College to join Dublin’s famous Abbey Theatre, he garnered rave reviews for a season of lead roles. After filming a small part in Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, he worked with legendary film and theatre director Karel Reisz on the classic american play Long Day’s Journey into Night for which he won Actor of the Year at the Independent/ Spirit of Life awards as well as an Irish Times award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He was just twenty- one years old.

He then filmed Nora with Ewan Mcgregor, and Henry James’s The American, alongside Diana Rigg and Matthew Modine before making his London Theatre debut in Conor Mcpherson’s Dublin Carol with Brian Cox at the Royal Court Theatre. He was then cast in major roles in the BAFTA-winning drama Longitude opposite Michael Gambon, and multi-award winning series “Band of Brothers” for HBO. For his role in Buena vista’s Dead Bodies, andrew beat Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy and Aidan Quinn to win Best Actor at the Irish Film Awards. He then went on to receive a Shooting Star Award at the Berlin Film Festival for the same movie.

After starring in My Life in Film for the BBC, he received his first Olivier award for his role in A Girl in a Car with a Man at The Royal Court, and the Theatre Goers Choice award for his heartbreaking performance in the National Theatre’s Aristocrats. He then created the roles of the twin brothers in the original royal court production of christopher Shinn’s Dying City, at The Royal Court, which was eventually nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Fiona Glascott (Nadya) in Anton Chekhovís The DuelFiona Glascott (Nadya)

Fiona Glascott, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, has performed extensively in theatre, film, and television. Film credits include Fiona Hicks in The Deal in Omagh, written by Paul Greengrass, This is My Father, with Aidan Quinn and Isolde in Goldfish Memory, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination in the Irish Film and Television Awards.

Her many West End theatre appearances include the title role in The Country Wife at The Royal Theatre Haymarket, Nicola in Hitchcock Blonde at The Royal Court Theatre and Lyric Theatre, and Maggie in the original cast of Whipping It Up at The Bush Theatre, directed by Terry Johnson. Other theatre credits include Mibs in A Life at the acclaimed Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Aisling in The Spirit of Annie Ross at The Gate Theatre, Dublin and Nina in The Seagull with commedia de’larte theatre company The Corn Exchange.

Her wide-ranging TV credits include Maria in the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler with Anna Paquin, Rose in Clone with Jonathan Pryce, and Janine in The Long Firm writen by Joe Penhall. Other TV credits include Rosamund in the British classic Poirot and Rachel in Bachelors Walk, directed by John Carney.

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Tobias Menzies (Von Koren) in Anton Chekhovís The DuelTobias Menzies (Von Koren)

Tobias Menzies is best known for his portrayal of Brutus in the HBO series Rome. His film credits include the role of Villiers in the Bond film Casino Royale, with Daniel Craig and Judi Dench, Atonement with James McAvoy, and The Last Hangman with Timothy Spall. Tobias’ wide-ranging TV credits include Mr. Eliott in Adrian Shergold’s film of Jane Austin’s Persuasion, starring Sally Hawkins, the comedy series Pulling alongside Sharon Horgan, as well as a recent appearance in the long running BBC drama Spooks.

He will soon be appearing again on the BBC with Minnie Driver and Goran Visnjic in a new submarine thiller called The Deep. Tobias has also worked extensively on the London stage, recently appearing as Edgar opposite Pete Postlethwaite’s King Lear, as well as playing Trofimov in Jonathan Miller’s production of The Cherry Orchard, the title role in Hamlet for Rupert Goold, and Irwin in the internationally acclaimed play The History Boys for the National Theatre.

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Niall Buggy (Samoylenko) in Anton Chekhovís The DuelNiall Buggy (Samoylenko)

Dublin-born actor, Niall Buggy, plays the role of Samoylenko, the good natured doctor and distinguished member of the military. Buggy has created memorable and diverse film roles in such recent films as: Mamma Mia!, Brideshead Revisited and The Lbertine.

Though he has had roles in over 50 feature films, and played twice as many characters on television, Niall’s best known work as an actor is on the stage. He has performed in more than 200 theatrical productions in London’s West End and on Broadway, playing leads in the work of Brian Friel and Tom Stoppard, as well as numerous classics by Shakespeare, Chekhov, etc.

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