Outer Critics honor 'Once,' 'Guvnors'

Outer Critics honor 'Once,' 'Guvnors'

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- The Irish musical "Once" and the British comedy "One Man, Two Guvnors" each won three Outer Critics Circle Awards in New York Monday.
Patrick Stewart knighted in London

Patrick Stewart knighted in London

LONDON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- British actor Patrick Stewart has been knighted in London as part of the New Year Honors list for his contributions to drama, officials said.
Actress Mirren set to return to the stage

Actress Mirren set to return to the stage

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- British actress Helen Mirren says her upcoming return to the theater does not necessarily represent a return to her favorite acting discipline.

'Boys' makes prompt transition to film

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A mere one day after the Broadway version of "The History Boys" ended its New York run, the popular drama completed an unprecedented leap to the big screen.

'History Boys' to open to a Royal audience

LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Fox Searchlight Pictures has set a date to screen "The History Boys" -- a film adaptation of the Tony-winning play -- for a royal audience in London.

'Producers' wins big at Oliver Awards

LONDON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Mel Brooks' "The Producers" was the big winner at Britain's Olivier Awards, taking home awards for Best New Musical and Best Actor.

Nicholas Robert Hytner (born 7 May 1956) is an English film and theatre producer and director, regarded by some as one of the most prolific and accomplished of his generation on either side of the Atlantic. He has been the artistic director of London's National Theatre since 2003, a position which in the theatrical climate of the early twenty-first century offers unrivalled influence over the contemporary stage.

Hytner was born in Manchester to a Jewish family, the son of barrister, Benet, QC, and Joyce Hytner. He attended Manchester Grammar School and read English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. In the early 1980s he worked at Exeter University's Northcotte Theatre, and in the theatre department. He later became an Associate Director at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre, where he worked between 1985 and 1989. Hytner first found himself working regularly at the National Theatre in London between 1989 and 1997.

Hytner's directorial work for theatre includes The Country Wife, Edward II, Don Carlos, Ghetto, Miss Saigon, Orpheus Descending, a 2-part adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, Alan Bennett's The History Boys, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel (1992), Southwark Fair and The Alchemist, Measure for Measure (1987), The Tempest (1988) and King Lear (1990), The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar (1992), The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh (1997), The Winter's Tale (2001), Mother Clap's Molly House by Mark Ravenhill (2001) and Henry V (play) (2003).

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Nicholas Hytner."
Most Popular
Man who spent 24 years in prison for arson murder freed
Miss Colombia hopeful disqualified for showing underboob
Mars rover spots rock shaped like thigh bone
Kelly Clarkson makes first post-baby appearance in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Police search for California man with drug-resistant TB