Paul Jesson is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company and a visiting tutor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he also trained.
Theatre includes Fritz Busch in The Moderate Soprano (Hampstead and Duke of York’s); Menenius in Coriolanus (RSC); Cardinal Wolsey in Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (RSC and Broadway, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination); Gloucester in King Lear, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night (Donmar and Brooklyn Academy); Maurice in Travelling Light, Lord Burleigh in Mary Stuart, Anderson in The Devil’s Disciple, Horatio in Hamlet, Kruk in Ghetto, Lovborg in Hedda Gabler, Gooper in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, Alsemero in The Changeling (National Theatre); Love and Information,Cock (Olivier Award), Shamrayev in The Seagull, Mike in A Lie of the Mind, Felix in The Normal Heart (Olivier Award), Marie and Bruce (Royal Court); Gayev in The Cherry Orchard, Camillo in The Winter’s Tale (Brooklyn Academy and Old Vic); King Henry in Henry VIII, Gravedigger in Hamlet, Prospero in The Tempest, Shakespeare in Bingo, Enobarbus in Antony and Cleopatra, Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale, Oldrents in A Jovial Crew, Peachum in The Beggar’s Opera, Northumberland in Richard II, John Ryder in Two Shakespearean Actors, Ulysses in Troilus and Cressida (RSC); Myron Berger in Awake and Sing!, Kent in King Lear, Tesman in Hedda Gabler (Almeida); Pandarus in Troilus and Cressida, Sorin in The Seagull (Edinburgh Festival); Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (Edinburgh Royal Lyceum – Scottish Critics Award nomination); Shrewsbury in Mary Stuart (Apollo); Mr Braddock in The Graduate (Gielgud); Poppy in Slavs! (Hampstead); Irving in Goose-Pimples (Hampstead and Garrick).
Recent television: Vera: Blood and Bone, Chewing Gum, The Trials of Jimmy Rose, Midsomer Murders, Margaret: Her Downfall, The Devil’s Whore, Spooks, Rome.
Recent film: The Children Act, Marrowbone, Mr Turner, Closer to the Moon, Wall, Coriolanus, Vera Drake, All Or Nothing.