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Profession: Director, Writer

Years Experience: 22

Biography: David Farr is a playwright, screenwriter and stage director, whose plays have been performed all over the world. In recent years he has moved into film and television, working extensively on the long running BBC show 'Spooks' and completing his first feature film, 'Hannah', for Focus Features in 2009.

David's theatre career began when he became Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, London, in 1995. His work at The Gate earned him a reputation as one of the most exciting new talents in British theatre, a reputation that he built on when he left The Gate to become Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic in 2002. His time at Bristol earned him a TMA Award for Best Director for his production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

In 2005, David left Bristol and took up the post of Artistic Director of the London's Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. David's tenure at the theatre established it as a driving force in high quality visual theatre. During his time there, he wrote and directed a hugely successful adaptation of Kafka's 'Metamorphosis', as well as directing the acclaimed devised piece 'Water' with Filter Theatre.

In 2009, David left The Lyric to become Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His first production was 'The Winter's Tale', starring Greg Hicks, which received rave reviews.

Spoken Languages: English

Source: www.curtisbrown.co.uk

David Farr

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