David Farr

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TV

Writer & Creator

Political thriller

Cuba Pictures
In development
Starring
  • Alfred Enoch
  • Bella Dayne
  • Louis Hunter
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    Television series set during the Trojan War

    Kudos for BBC1

    Writer & Director

    Producer Ronald D. Moore & Michael Dinner
    Starring
  • Jack Reynor
  • Benedict Wong
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    Episode of Channel 4's ten part anthology series Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick


    Sony Entertainment for Channel 4

    Writer

    The Night Manager
    Nominated: Outstanding Writer on a Limited Series, Emmy Awards
    Producer Rob Bullock
    Director Susanne Bier
    Starring
  • Tom Hiddleston
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Olivia Colman
  • Tom Hollander
  • Elizabeth Debicki
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    Adaptation of the John le Carre novel

    The Ink Factory for BBC1 & AMC
    Creator Hossein Amini
    Director James Watkins

    New drama based on Misha Glenny's book about organised crime

    Cuba Pictures
    Starring
  • Jamie Bamber
  • Eric Mabius
  • Hermione Norris
  • Ashley Walters
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    Drama following a group of misfits sent to colonise a new planet
    Kudos Film and Television for BBC1
    Producer Various
    Director Various
    Series 4-9 of the feted spy show
    Kudos Film and Televison for BBC

    Film

    Writer & Director

    The Ones Below
    Feature
    Starring
  • Clemence Poesy
  • Stephen Campbell Moore
  • David Morrissey
  • Laura Birn
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    Thriller about a couple whose new neighbours are not what they seem

    Cuba Pictures and BBC Films
    Coolbox
    Short
    Producer Nikki Parrott
    Starring
  • Lloyd Hutchinson
  • Khalid Laith
  • Hattie Morahan
  • Justin Salinger
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    Two men deliver a new fridge to a couple struggling with a newborn baby

    BBC Films
    Tigerlily Films

    Writer

    Hanna
    Feature
    Producer Marty Adelstein, Leslie Holleran, Scott Nemes
    Starring
  • Eric Bana
  • Saoirse Ronan
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Jessica Barden
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    Film following a teenage girl trained as an assassin who finds acceptance in a French family
    Focus Features
    Marty Adelstein Productions
    HHhH
    Feature
    Producer Simon Istolainen
    Director Cedric Jimenez
    Starring
  • Rosamund Pike
  • Mia Wasikowska
  • Jason Clarke
  • Jack O'Connell
  • Jack Reynor
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    Adaptation of the novel by Laurent Binet about the attempted assassination of Reinhard Heydrich 

    Legende
    Embassy
    Feature

    Thriller following the six days in 1980 when Islamic terrorists seized the Iranian embassy in London

    Element Pictures
    In development

    Adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel

    BBC Films
    Origin Films
    In development
    Fallen Idol
    Feature
    Adaptation of Graham Green's novel
    Parkes/Macdonald Productions
    In development

    Theatre

    Writer

    Commission from the National Theatre adapting the story by Rudyard Kipling

    National Theatre

    New commission co-written with Amir Nizar Zuabi

    National Theatre Wales
    Producer RSC
    Director Gisli Örn Gardarsson
    Starring
  • Gareth Aled
  • Martin Hutson
  • Emma Manton
  • Flora Montgomery
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    RSC's Christmas show with a new twist on the classic legend of Robin Hood

    Royal Shakespeare Theatre
    Producer Kate McGrath
    Director Gísli Örn Gardarsson
    Starring
  • Vera Baldwin
  • Maralin Belchere
  • Anna Calder Marshall
  • Maria Charles
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    Musical following the blossoming romance between two people in an old people's home
    Lyric Hammersmith
    Director Gordon Anderson
    Starring
  • Sam Cox
  • Rachel Ferjani
  • Aiden Mcardle
  • Adrian Schiller
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    Adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel
    Old Vic, Bristol
    Director Dominic Hill
    Starring
  • Selina Chilton
  • Lisa Ellis
  • Clare Holman
  • Mark Rice-Oxley
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    Satire on the cult of celebrity and television chat shows

    The Bush Theatre
    Director Terry Johnson
    Starring
  • Will Keen
  • Tom Mannion
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    Original comedy about a fanatical Watford City football supporter who blames the team's defeat on the glare from Elton John's glasses
    Watford Palace Theatre

    Writer & Director

    Producer Filter
    Starring
  • Oliver Dimsdale
  • Christine Entwisle
  • Mariah Gale
  • Paul Hamilton
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    Collaboration between Filter and David exploring noise in its many forms

    Hampstead Theatre
    Starring
  • Victoria Moseley
  • Ferdy Roberts
  • Oliver Dimsdale
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    Company-created piece of drama which interweaves the issue of global warming with various relationships
    The Tricycle Theatre
    Producer Dyri Jonsson
    Starring
  • Gisli Orn Gardarsson
  • Bjorn Helgason
  • Brenda Murphy
  • Nick Manning
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    American premiere of David's adaptation of Franz Kafka's novella about a man who wakes up to find that he has been turned into a bug
    BAM, New York

    One act play for National Theatre Connections

    National Theatre
    Producer Kate McGrath
    Starring
  • Vanessa Ackerman
  • Kolade Agboke
  • Nicholas Kahn
  • Marc Layton-Bennett
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    Adaptation of the epic poem for the Lyric Hammersmith
    Lyric Hammersmith
    Producer Kate McGrath
    Starring
  • Tom Mannion
  • Jonathan McGuiness
  • Elva Osk Olafsdottir
  • Unnur Osp Stefansdottir
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    Adaptation of Franz Kafka's novella about a boy who wakes up to discover he is an insect
    Lyric Hammersmith
    Starring
  • Greg Hicks
  • Jeffery Kissoon
  • Ann Ogbomo
  • Rachael Stirling
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    David Farr's adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's play
    Barbican
    Starring
  • Sarah Belcher
  • Sharon Duncan-Brewster
  • Nick Haverson
  • Helena Lymbery
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    Drama following two Arabian thieves who aim high when they try to rob the sultan
    Lyric Hammersmith
    Starring
  • Robert Bowman
  • David Fishley
  • Colin Mace
  • Scott McLoughlin
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    David Farr's adaptation of Homer's myth
    Bristol Old Vic
    Starring
  • Geoffrey Beevers
  • Kenneth Cranham
  • Elizabeth Bell
  • Geraldine James
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    Adaptation of Gogol's The Government Inspector

    National Theatre
    Creator John Milton
    Starring
  • Kananu Kirimi
  • Stephen Noonan
  • Christopher Staines
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    Adaptation of John Milton's epic poem about the fall from grace of Adam and Eve

    Bristol Old Vic
    Part of NT Connections
    National Theatre
    Creator Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Starring
  • Cengiz Bozkurt
  • Dave Fishley
  • Learie Foster
  • Michelle Hallak
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    Original play based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic novel for the Arcola Theatre
    Arcola Theatre
    Producer RSC
    Starring
  • Nigel Betts
  • Tom Mannion
  • Hattie Morahan
  • Cherry Morris
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    Play about a market researcher confronted by the ghost of a young woman

    Barbican Pit
    Starring
  • Sarah Theresa Belcher
  • Dave Fishley
  • Toby Jones
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    Adaptation of the Nativity story
    Young Vic
    Starring
  • Jim Dunk
  • Anthony Higgins
  • Tracy Letts
  • Emily Lloyd
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    Original play with film components about a Hollywood director

    The Electric Cinema
    Starring
  • Will Keen
  • Rachel Weisz
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    Play about a grouchy hermit obsessed with Norman Whiteside's 1985 FA Cup goal

    Finborough Theatre
    Battersea Arts Centre

    Director

    Writer William Shakespeare
    Starring
  • Pippa Nixon
  • Jonathan Slinger
  • Greg Hicks
  • Charlotte Cornwell
  • Robin Soans
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    David directs Jonathan Slinger in the title role of Shakespeare's classic play
    Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
    Producer Royal Shakespeare Company
    Writer William Shakespeare
    Starring
  • Ankur Bahl
  • Sarah Belcher
  • Amie Burns Walker
  • Kirsty Bushell
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    Part of What Country Friends Is This?, the trilogy of Shakespeare's shipwreck plays
    Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
    Producer Royal Shakespeare Company
    Writer William Shakespeare
    Starring
  • Ankur Bahl
  • Sarah Belcher
  • Amie Burns Walker
  • Kirsty Bushell
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    Part of What Country Friends Is This?, the trilogy of Shakespeare's shipwreck plays
    Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
    Producer RSC
    Writer Harold Pinter
    Starring
  • Aislín McGuckin
  • Richard Riddell
  • Justin Salinger
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    Revival of Harold Pinter's play

    Swan Theatre
    Producer RSC
    Writer William Shakespeare
    Starring
  • Kathryn Hunter
  • Katy Stephens
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    Opened at the Courtyard Theatre, Stratford and transferred to The Roundhouse and New York
    Courtyard Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
    Producer RSC
    Starring
  • Greg Hicks
  • Darrell D'Silva
  • Kelly Hunter
  • John Mackay
  • Brian Docherty
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    Directed by David as his inaugural production as Associate Director of the RSC
    Courtyard Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
    Producer Kate McGrath
    Writer Bertolt Brecht
    Starring
  • Jude Akuwudike
  • Ariyon Bakare
  • Adrian Black
  • Lucian Msamati
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    Satirical allegroy of Hitler's rise to power with the action moved to Africa

    Lyric Hammersmith
    Starring
  • Gary Oliver
  • Christopher Saul
  • Adrian Schiller
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    Modern set production of the Shakespeare play

    The Swan
    Producer RSC
    Starring
  • Alison Fiske
  • Greg Hicks
  • Chuk Iwuj
  • Tom Mannion
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    David Farr's vaunted samurai production of Coriolanus which opened at the Swan, toured nationally and was transferred by Duncan Weldon into London's Old Vic Theatre
    Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
    Writer Georg Buchner
    Starring
  • Breffni McKenna
  • Jamie Newall
  • Thomas Russell
  • Milo Twomey
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    Buchner's play about the French Revolution

    Gate Theatre, Notting Hill