Jeremy Herrin

Director for theatre
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Biography

Jeremy Herrin trained as a theatre director at both the National Theatre and the Royal Court, where he became Deputy Artistic Director in 2008. Between 2000 and 2008 he was an Associate Director at Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne. Jeremy replaced Rupert Goold as Artistic Director of Headlong Theatre in September 2013

In 2007, he directed the UK premiere of David Hare's play, The Vertical Hour, as well as Polly Stenham's award-winning That Face at the Royal Court. That Face later transferred to London's West End, where it starred Lindsay Duncan and Matt Smith and was produced by Sonia Friedman. Two years later, in 2009, Jeremy directed Polly's second play, Tusk Tusk for which he was nominated for an Evening Standard Best Director Award. Other work at the Royal Court includes EV Crowe's Hero, Richard Bean's The Heretic, Kin, Spur of the Moment, Off The Endz and The Priory, which won an Olivier Award for best Comedy. In 2012 Jeremy directed the Olivier-nominated This House, written by James Graham, at the National Theatre and was named as one of the Stage top 100. 

In 2014 Jeremy directed the critically acclaimed adaptations of Hilary Mantel's novels Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies for the RSC and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Director. The productions transferred to the West End at the end of 2014 and opened on Broadway in April 2015.

CV

Theatre

Director

Producer Headlong Theatre
Writer Duncan Macmillan
 
National Theatre
 
Producer Headlong Theatre
Writer David Hare
Starring
  • Theo Cowan
  • Amiera Darwish
  • Reece Dinsdale
  • Don Gallagher
  • James Harkness
  •  

    New production of David Hare's political drama

    Sheffield Crucible
     
    Producer Headlong Theatre
    Writer Jennifer Haley
    Starring
  • David Beames
  • Zoe Brough
  • Amanda Hale
  • Ivanno Jeremiah
  •  
    A futuristic crime thriller that won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn prize
    Royal Court & Duke of York's Theatre
     
    Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies
    Nominated: Oliver Award, Best Director
    Writer Mike Poulton
    Starring
  • Nicholas Boulton
  • Paul Jesson
  • Lydia Leonard
  • Ben Miles
  •  

    RSC dramatisations of of Hilary Mantel's novels

    RSC Stratford upon Avon, Aldwych Theatre
     
    Writer Julian Mitchell
    Starring
  • Will Attenborough
  • Rob Callender
  • Julian Wadham
  • Cai Brigden
  • Bill Milner
  •  

    Play set in a 1930s boarding school. 

    Chichester Festival Theatre, Trafalgar Studios
     
    Writer Polly Stenham
    Starring
  • Maureen Beattie
  • Joshua James
  • Tom Sturridge
  • Jenny Rainsford
  •  
    Play about a young man trying to renegotiate his relationship with his mother
    Royal Court Theatre
     
    Writer Shakespeare
    Starring
  • Roger Allam
  • Jessie Buckley
  • Sam Cox
  • Joshua James
  •  
    Opening production of the Globe's 2013 season
    Shakespeare's Globe
     
    Producer Royal Court
    Writer EV Crowe
    Starring
  • Liam Garrigan
  • Daniel Mays
  • Tim Steed
  • Susannah Wise
  •  
    New play by E V Crowe about two primary school teachers - one gay, one straight
    Royal Court Upstairs
     
    Producer Sonia Friedman
    Writer Alan Ayckbourn
    Starring
  • Elizabeth Berrington
  • Kara Tointon
  • Steffan Rhodri
  • Reece Shearsmith
  •  

    Alan Ayckbourn's classic comedy of manners and social embarrassment.

    Harold Pinter Theatre
     
    Writer Matthew Dunster
    Starring
  • Emily Berrington
  • Beth Cordingly
  • Darrell D'Silva
  • Trevor Fox
  •  
    World premiere of Matthew Dunsters new play
    Almeida
     
    This House
    Nominated: Olivier Best Director
    Writer James Graham
    Starring
  • Vincent Franklin
  • Philip Glenister
  • Julian Wadham
  •  
    Play set in Westminster during the 1970s
    National Theatre
     
    Writer Anton Chekhov
    Starring
  • Roger Allam
  • Dervla Kirwan
  • Timothy West
  •  
    Revival of Anton Chekhov's classic play
    Chichester Festival Theatre
     
    Producer Nick Frankfort
    Writer Ariel Dorfman
    Starring
  • Thandie Newton
  • Tom Goodman-Hill
  • Anthony Calf
  •  
    Thandie Newton stars in Ariel Dorfman's Olivier award-winning thriller
    Comedy Theatre
     
    Writer Joe Penhall
    Starring
  • Jack Boulter
  • Jude Campbell
  • Ben Daniels
  • Sophie Okonedo
  •  
    A child comes to believe his home is haunted, but the truth turns out to be far more unsettling
    Royal Court Theatre
     
    Writer William Shakespeare
    Starring
  • Eve Best
  • Charles Edwards
  •  

    Globe production of Shakespeare's romantic comedy

    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
     
    Writer David Hare
    Starring
  • Anna Chancellor
  •  
    David Hare’s emotional new play, written at the invitation of the Rattigan Estate as a response to The Browning Version
    Minerva Theatre, Chichester
     
    Writer Richard Bean
    Starring
  • James Fleet
  • Johnny Flynn
  • Adrian Hood
  • Juliet Stevenson
  •  
    Black comedy exploring the science of climate change
    Royal Court Theatre
     
    Creator Royal Court
    Writer E V Crowe
    Starring
  • Annette Badland
  • Ollie Barbieri
  • Fran Deacon
  • Ellen Hill
  •  
    Play about a girl's boarding school in the 1990's
    Royal Court Theatre
     
    Writer Bola Agbaje
    Starring
  • Lorraine Burroughs
  • Ashley Walters
  •  
    Smart, savvy, second play by Bola Agbaje
    Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
     
    Producer Royal Court
    Writer Anya Reiss
    Starring
  • Yasmin Paige
  • Sharon Small
  •  
    Debut play by Anya Reiss
    Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
     
    Writer Marina Carr
    Starring
  • Dearbhla Crotty
  • Stuart McQuarrie
  • Peter Hanley
  • Aisling O'Sullivan
  •  
    Marina Carr's seventh premiere at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin
    The Abbey Theatre, Dublin
     
    Writer Michael Wynne
    Starring
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Rupert Penry-Jones
  • Charlotte Riley
  • Rachael Stirling
  •  
    Comedy about a woman who gathers a group of her closest friends together on New Year's Eve
    Royal Court Theatre
     
    Writer Polly Stenham
    Starring
  • Finn Bennett
  • Bel Powley
  • Toby Regbo
  •  
    Polly Stenham's second play
    Royal Court Theatre Upstairs
     
    Writer TS Eliot
    Starring
  • Penelope Wilton
  • Samuel West
  • Una Stubbs
  • Gemma Jones
  •  
    Part of the TS Eliot Festival at the Donmar Warehouse
    Donmar Warehouse
     
    Producer Royal Court
    Writer David Hare
    Starring
  • Indira Varma
  • Anton Lesser
  • Joseph Kloska
  • Wunmi Mosaku
  • Tom Riley
  •  
    Revival of David Hare's play about a war reporter who finds her stance on Iraq challenged over the course of a weekend
    Royal Court Theatre
     
    Producer Market Theatre, Johannesburg
    Writer David Harrower
     
    One act play about a sex offender
    Market Theatre, Johannesburg
     
    Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
    Writer Joe Harbot
     
    Joe Harbot's play at the Live Theatre in Newcastle
    Live Theatre, Newcastle
     
    Producer National Theatre
    Writer Kwame Kwei-Armah
    Starring
  • Don Warrington
  • Javone Prince
  •  
    Premiere of play by Kwame Kwei-Armah about a black political thinktank
    National Theatre, Cottosloe
     
    Producer Royal Court
    Writer Polly Stenham
    Starring
  • Lindsay Duncan
  • Matt Smith
  •  
    Polly Stenham's debut play
    Royal Court Theatre Upstairs
     
    Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
    Writer Bridget O'Connor
     
    Bridget O'Connor's play at Live Theatre, Newcastle
    Live Theatre, Newcastle
     
    Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
    Writer Karen Laws
     
    Karen Laws' debut play
    Live Theatre, Newcastle
     
    Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
    Writer Alice de Smith
     
    Play by Alice de Smith
    Live Theatre, Newcastle
     
    Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
    Writer Julia Darling
     

    Play based on collection of poems by Julia Darling about living with cancer

    Live Theatre, Newcastle
     
    Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
    Writer Richard Bean
     

    Richard Bean's play about a bread factory in Hull

    Live Theatre, Newcastle
     
    Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
    Writer Richard Bean
     

    Black comedy about a drug dealing family

    Live Theatre, Newcastle
     
    Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
    Writer Julia Darling
     

    Play about an anaesthetist in mourning for her husband

    Live Theatre, Newcastle
     
    Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
    Writer Sean O'Brien
     

    Modern retelling of the Orpheus myth

    Live Theatre, Newcastle
     
    Producer Live Theate, Newcastle/Tour
    Writer Julia Darling
     

    Offbeat look at the importance that letters hold in people's lives

    Live Theatre, Newcastle
     
    Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
    Writer Julia Darling
     

    Comedy about an actress travelling to Edinburgh

    Live Theatre, Newcastle
     
    Producer Live Theate, Newcastle
    Writer Lee Hall, Alan Plater, Peter Flannery, Peter Straughan, Ian Frenias, Michael Chaplin, Julia Darling, Sean O'Brien, Rachel Matthews, Gill Adams, Carina Rodney & Tom Haddaway
     
    Live Theatre, Newcastle
     
    Producer Live Theatre/Northumbria Academy
    Writer David Harrower
     

    Brutal fable set in a timeless rural community

    Live Theatre, Newcastle
     

    Radio

    Director

    Writer David Hare
    Starring
  • Nicholas Farrell
  • Alex Lawther
  • Jonathan Bailey
  • Andrew Woodall
  • Bradley Hall
  •  

    Radio adaptation of the Chichester Festival Theatre production of South Downs

    Production Company Catherine Bailey Limited
    Broadcaster BBCRadio4
     
    Producer Catherine Bailey
    Writer Terence Rattigan
    Starring
  • Rory Kinnear
  • Rupert Penry Jones
  • Ruth Wilson
  •  

    Radio adaptation of the Terence Rattigan play

    Production Company Catherine Bailey Limited
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 3
     

    Film

    Director

    Writer Joe Harbot
    Starring
  • Darren Howie
  • Paul Trussell
  •  
    Bonafide Films
     
    Writer Julia Darling
     
    24" short by Julia Darling, shot on digital for Tyne Tees Television
    Tyne Tees Television
     
    Writer Julia Darling
     
    6" short by Julia Darling, shot on digital

     
    Writer Bridget O'Connor
     
    12'' short by Bridget O'Connor, shot on digital

     
    Writer Peter Straughan
     
    Feature film by Peter Straughan, currently in development with Film 4
    Film 4
    In development