( b. May 05, 1944 Aberystwyth, WALES - d. Jul 10, 2015 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Biography: Roger Rees was born on May 5, 1944 in Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, Wales, to Doris Louise and William John Rees. He began his acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing Malcolm in Trevor Nunn’s Macbeth.
Film/TV Credits: Film includes: “The Prestige,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” “The Pink Panther,” “The Scorpion King,”and “Frida.”TV includes: “Cheers,” “The West Wing,” Warehouse 13,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Liberty! The American Revolution,” “Boston Common,” “M.A.N.T.I.S.,” and “Singles.”
Other Awards: Laurence Olivier Award for Actor of the Year in a New Play in 1980 for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
Rees originated the title role in David Edgar’s stage adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
He served as the associate artistic director of the Bristol Old Vic in England from 1985 – 1987.
He served as artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival from 2004 – 2007.
The marquee lights of all the Broadway theatres were dimmed in his honor on July 15, 2015.
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