Rufus Norris

Director and producer for theatre and film
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Film

Director

Producer Dixie Linder, Nick Marston & Tally Garner
 
Film adaptation of the critically acclaimed stage show
BBC Films
Cuba Pictures
In development
 
Broken
Winner: Best Film British Independent Film Awards
Producer Dixie Linder, Nick Marston and Tally Garner
Starring
  • Rory Kinnear
  • Cillian Murphy
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    Rufus' debut feature

    BBC Films
    Cuba Pictures
     
    Producer Dixie Linder
    Starring
  • Peter Mullan
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    Short film about a young girl's grief for her grandfather
    UKFC
    Working Title/BNBC Films
     

    Theatre

    Director

    Writer David Hare
    Starring
  • Pal Aron
  • Hiran Abeysekera
  • Esh Alladi
  • Nathalie Armin
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    Adaptation of the non-fiction book by Katherine Boo set in the Annawadi slum in Mumbai

    National Theatre
     
    Writer James Baldwin
    Starring
  • Eric Kofi Abrefa
  • Naana Agyei-Ampadu
  • Delroy Atkinson
  • Katrina Beckford
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    New production of James Baldwin's play about a Harlem church
    National Theatre
     
    Starring
  • Daniel Cerqueira
  • Jonathan Cullen
  • Paul Hilton
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    Inaugural play in the National Theatre's Shed, following one family across 200 years
    Shed, National Theatre
     
    Writer Yunior García Aguilera, Rotimi Babatunde, Marcos Barbosa, Tanya Barfield & Gbolahan Obisesan
     
    Production celebrating Yoruba culture through story, live music and choreography
    Young Vic
     
    Producer Bill Kenwright
    Starring
  • Michelle Ryan
  • Will Young
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    Musical sensation

    Savoy Theatre
     
    Starring
  • Nick Holder
  • Claire Moore
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    Lyrical drama about the Ipswich murders
    National Theatre, Cottesloe
     
    Creator Rufus Norris and Damon Albarn
    Writer Damon Albarn
     
    A new work composed by Damon Albarn and directed by Rufus Norris.
    Palace Theatre
     
    Starring
  • Clare Burt
  • Peter Drake
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    Revival of Rufus' 2007 production of Tanya Ronder's adaptation of the Booker prize winning novel
    Young Vic Theatre
     
    Writer Mozart
    Starring
  • Katherine Broderick
  • Rebecca Evans
  • Iain Patterson
  • Brindley Sherratt
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    Rufus' operatic debut of Mozart's darkly seductive tale
    ENO
     
    Producer Bill Kenwright
    Writer Clifford Odet
    Starring
  • Jenny Seagrove
  • Martin Shaw
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    Number One tour and West End run of Clifford Odet's play
    Theatre Royal, Windsor
     
    Producer National Thaetre
    Writer Wole Soyinka
    Starring
  • Nonso Anozie
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    National Theatre, Lyttleton
     
    Writer Christopher Hampton
    Starring
  • Laura Linney
  • Ben Daniels
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    Adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' novel of the same name
    Roundhouse Theatre
     
    Producer Cuba Pictures and Young Vic Theatre
    Starring
  • Mark Lockyer
  • Colin Morgan
  • Mariah Gale
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    Adaptation of the Booker Prize winning debut novel written by DBC Pierre
    Young Vic
     
    Starring
  • James Dreyfus
  • Sheila Hancock
  • Anna Maxwell Martin
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    Lyric Theatre
     
    Producer Wink Productions
     
    Play by Deirdre Strath for Arts Threshold
    Arts Threshold
     
    Starring
  • Gabriel Garcia Bernal
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    Almeida
     
    Writer David Eldridge
    Starring
  • Jonny Lee Miller
  • Tom Hardy
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    New stage version of the Danish arthouse film
    Almeida
     
    Writer Debbie Tucker Green
     
    Soho Theatre
     
     
    Lope de Vega's play
    The Young Vic
     
    Small Change
    Winner of the Peter Brook Empty Space Award
    Writer Peter Gill
     
    Sheffield Crucible
     
    Tall Stories
    Nominated for Manchester Evening News Award
    Starring
  • The Shout
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    A staged song-cycle written by Orlando Gough and Richard Chew, and performed by The Shout
    Battersea Arts Centre
     
    Producer Wink Productions
    Writer Deirdre Strath
     
    Arts Threshold
     
    Writer William Shakespeare
     
    Arts Threshold
     
    Afore Night Come
    The Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer
    Producer Young Vic
    Writer David Rudkin
    Starring
  • Christopher Brand
  • Edward Clayton
  • Tim Harris
  • Zoe Dawson
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    David Rudkin's first play
    Young Vic
     
    Writer David Greig
     
    Al Kasaba, Ramallah
     
    Writer Gough/Chew
     
    Huddersfield Contemporary Festival
     
    Producer ENO baylis
    Writer Eva Salzman
     
    ENO
     
    Producer Wink Productions
    Writer Orlando Gough
     
    Battersea Arts Centre
     
     
    Royal Court Theatre Upstairs
     
    Writer Ray Grewal
     
    Birmingham Rep
     
    Writer Debbie Green
     
    Soho Theatre
     
    Writer David Eldridge
     
    Royal Court Theatre Upstairs
     
    Writer Orlando Gough
     
    ENO
     
    Writer Tennessee Williams
     
    Pleasance, London
     
    Writer Ed Hime
     
    Royal Court Theatre, Upstairs
     
    Writer Ezra Elia
     
    For the Class Festival
    Royal Court Theatre Upstairs
     
    Writer Ivan Vidic
     
    Gate Theatre
     
    Producer Wink Productions
    Writer Deirdre Strath
     
    Young Vic Studio
     
    Producer YPT
    Writer Rhiannon Tise
     
    Royal Court Theatre Upstairs
     
    Producer Wink Productions
    Writer Mark Jenkinson
     
    Young Vic Studio
     
    Producer Wink Productions
    Writer Deirdre Strath
     
    Theatr Clywd
     
    Writer Louise Warren
     
    Battersea Arts Centre
     
    Writer David Eldridge
    Starring
  • Paul Anderson
  • Nicola Blackwell
  • Jonathan Cullen
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    National Theatre, Olivier
     

    Writer & Director

    Producer Wink Productions
     
    Co-written with K Lindsay
    Young Vic Studio
     
    Starring
  • Helena Lymbery
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    Written and directed by Rufus for the Young Vic and transferred to the Babrican in 2004
    Young Vic
     
    Producer BITE:05 and Barbican
    Starring
  • Russell Tovey
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    The first major UK stage adaptation of Hergé's legendary cartoon hero
    Barbican