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Birth information

5 May 1944 Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

Death information

10 July 2015 Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

How tall is Roger Rees?

1.81 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Rick Elice

Life Story of Roger Rees

Like a number of British actors of the same generation (John Hurt and Alan Rickman, to name two), Roger Rees originally trained for the visual arts. He was born on May 5 1944 in Aberystwyth, Wales, and acted in church and Boy Scouts stage productions while growing up in South London, but studied painting and lithography at the Slade School of Art. He had to quit his studies, however, when his father died and he had to help support the family. His first paying jobs in show business were as a scenery painter. He was painting scenery, in fact, when he was asked to sub in for a part and made his acting debut. He put away his brushes for good after this.

He turned to acting on a full-time basis in the mid-1960s and appeared on both the London and Scottish stages. After his fourth audition, the Royal Shakespeare Company finally hired him as a walk-on, sword carrier and bit player in 1968. He then worked his way up through the RSC's ranks, finally achieving stardom in the early 1980s in the 8-1/2 hour stage adaptation of "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby", which had a cast of 40 actors, and for which he won both an Olivier Award and a Tony Award. Rees was also...

Significant features of Roger Rees

Rich smooth voice

What movies did Roger Rees play or participate?

Directors Filmography
Oz (2002) ,
Actors Filmography
American Experience (2015) William Bradford, The Pilgrims (2015) William Bradford, Survivor (2015) Emil Balan, Forever (2015) Priest, It Could Be Worse (2014) Roger Goldstein, Affluenza (2014) Mr. Carson, Elementary (2014) Alistair Moore, Russian Broadway Shut Down (2014) Vasily the Woodcarver, Warehouse 13 (2013) James MacPherson, The Middle (2013) Mr. Glover, Submissions Only (2012) Roger Rees, Almost Perfect (2011) Kai Lee, The Good Wife (2010) Dr. Todd Grossman, The Cleveland Show (2010) , Law &...

Birth information

5 May 1944 Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

Death information

10 July 2015 Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

How tall is Roger Rees?

1.81 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Rick Elice

Life Story of Roger Rees

Like a number of British actors of the same generation (John Hurt and Alan Rickman, to name two), Roger Rees originally trained for the visual arts. He was born on May 5 1944 in Aberystwyth, Wales, and acted in church and Boy Scouts stage productions while growing up in South London, but studied painting and lithography at the Slade School of Art. He had to quit his studies, however, when his father died and he had to help support the family. His first paying jobs in show business were as a scenery painter. He was painting scenery, in fact, when he was asked to sub in for a part and made his acting debut. He put away his brushes for good after this.

He turned to acting on a full-time basis in the mid-1960s and appeared on both the London and Scottish stages. After his fourth audition, the Royal Shakespeare Company finally hired him as a walk-on, sword carrier and bit player in 1968. He then worked his way up through the RSC's ranks, finally achieving stardom in the early 1980s in the 8-1/2 hour stage adaptation of "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby", which had a cast of 40 actors, and for which he won both an Olivier Award and a Tony Award. Rees was also...

Significant features of Roger Rees

Rich smooth voice

What movies did Roger Rees play or participate?

Directors Filmography
Oz (2002) ,
Actors Filmography
American Experience (2015) William Bradford, The Pilgrims (2015) William Bradford, Survivor (2015) Emil Balan, Forever (2015) Priest, It Could Be Worse (2014) Roger Goldstein, Affluenza (2014) Mr. Carson, Elementary (2014) Alistair Moore, Russian Broadway Shut Down (2014) Vasily the Woodcarver, Warehouse 13 (2013) James MacPherson, The Middle (2013) Mr. Glover, Submissions Only (2012) Roger Rees, Almost Perfect (2011) Kai Lee, The Good Wife (2010) Dr. Todd Grossman, The Cleveland Show (2010) , Law &...

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Roger Rees in Stop! Oder meine Mami schießt! (1992)

Won Broadway's 1982 Tony Award as Best Actor for playing the title role in "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby," a role he recreated in the television version with the same title, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982). He was also nominated for a Tony Award in the same category in 1995 for "Indiscretions."

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Roger Rees in Stop! Oder meine Mami schießt! (1992)

Was painting scenery at the Wimbledon Theatre when approached to play a part in "Hindle Wakes" in 1965.

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George C. Scott and Roger Rees in Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte (1984)

In November 2004, he was named artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts, only the fourth person to hold the post in its half century. He left the position in October 2007.

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Gabrielle Anwar, Richard Grieco, Carole Davis, and Roger Rees in Der Spion, etc.

Became an American citizen in 1989.

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Linda Hunt and Roger Rees in Der Spion, der aus der Highschool kam (1991)

Started his career with the Royal Shakespeare Company and attended the Slade School of Fine Arts.

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Richard Grieco and Roger Rees in Der Spion, der aus der Highschool kam (1991)

Son of Doris Louise (née Smith), a shop clerk, and William John Rees, a police officer.

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Roger Rees in Star 80 - Tod eines Playmates (1983)

Rees's longtime romantic partner (and, as of 2011, husband) is writer/producer Rick Elice (aka "Rick" Elice), who co-wrote the musicals "Jersey Boys" and "The Addams Family". Rees and Elice have also collaborated professionally, most notably as co-playwrights of the comedic thriller, "Double Double". In March 2011, Rees took over the role of "Gomez Addams" in the "Addams Family" musical (the role had previously been played by Nathan Lane and Merwin Foard). In 2011, Rees was the co-director for the play "Peter and the Starcatcher," which was adapted for the stage by Rick Elice.

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Mariel Hemingway and Roger Rees in Star 80 - Tod eines Playmates (1983)

Is friends with Prince Michael of Greece and wife Marina.

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Cary Elwes and Roger Rees in Robin Hood - Helden in Strumpfhosen (1993)

Currently directing BD Wong in the La Jolla Playhouse's production of "Herringbone". Wong plays 11 roles in this one-man show. [August 2009]

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Roger Rees in Robin Hood - Helden in Strumpfhosen (1993)

Starring as "Vladimir", opposite Sir Ian McKellen's "Estragon", in "Waiting for Godot", at Theatre Royal Haymarket in London's West End. [January 2010]

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Tracey Ullman and Roger Rees in Robin Hood - Helden in Strumpfhosen (1993)

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Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Roger Rees, and Celia Weston in Invasion (2007)

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Roger Rees in Prestige - Die Meister der Magie (2006)

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Tina Chen, Roger Rees

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Edison Chen, Tina Chen, Roger Rees, Kelly Hu, Christina Chang, Ivan Shaw

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Cary Elwes, Amy Yasbeck, and Roger Rees in Robin Hood - Helden in Strumpfhosen (1993)

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