- Tony Haygarth
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Tony Haygarth is a British television, film and theatre actor born on
4 February 1945in Liverpool. He is married with two daughters.
At the age of eighteen, Haygarth worked unsuccessfully as a
lifeguardin Torquay, and also tried escapology, equally unsuccessfully. [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_19960501/ai_n14043254 Early career] ] Other jobs included psychiatric nursing and he was an amateur actor before turning professional and appearing in repertory theatre, followed by the Royal Shakespeare Companyand the National Theatre.
Haygarth's first film role (as Anthony Haygarth) was in the comedy "Percy" in 1971, and since then he has played many roles in police and historical dramas, as well as
situation comedies. He is normally cast as a solid, reliable character with a down-to-earth attitude. He played the title role in Kinvig(1981), a science-fiction comedy series produced by London Weekend Televisionand in 2005 appeared in the television adaptation of Under the Greenwood Tree. He also played leading character Vic Snow in the ITV series " Where the Heart Is" from 1997 to 2002.
His work in theatre includes "
The Tempest" and "Twelve Angry Men" (1996), for both of which he was nominated for Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role; he is also the author of several plays. He won the Clarence Derwent Awardfor "Simpatico" (1995). His first play, "The Lie", dealt with the death of Shakespeare's rival Christopher Marlowe. [ [http://www.iht.com/articles/2001/09/26/lon26_ed3_.php The Lie] ]
His recent films include
Chicken Run[as the voice of Mr Tweedy] (2000) and Fakers(2007); from May to August 2008 he will play Alfred Doolittle in the Old Vic's Production of Pygmalion. [ cite web | url = http://www.oldvictheatre.com/whatson.php?id=41 | title = Pygmalion | accessdate = 2008-06-09]
Haygarth is also a scholar of
Shakespeare's Dark Lady, an unidentified character in the Sonnets. [http://www.peterbassano.com/shakespeare The Dark Lady] He has analysed a Nicholas Hilliard portrait, "Mistress Holland", concluding that it is in fact of Emilia Lanier, a candidate for the identity of "The Dark Lady". His play "Dark Meaning Mouse" features Emilia, Shakespeare and Simon Forman.
Notes and References
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title= Tony Haygarth at cinema.com|accessdate=2007-12-05 |format= |work= cite web |url= http://www.guerilla-films.com/fakers/cast.asp
title= "Fakers" Cast|accessdate=2007-12-13 |format= |work= cite web |url= http://www.filmreference.com/film/11/Tony-Haygarth.html
title= Full list of appearances|accessdate=2007-12-13 |format= |work= cite web |url= http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/greenwood/whos_who_text.html
title= "Under the Greenwood Tree"|accessdate=2007-12-13 |format= |work=
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