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Richard Katz

United Kingdom


Richard Katz has been a collaborator and actor with Complicite since the late 1990s. He first performed with the company in the award-winning Mnemonic from 1999–2002, including an Off-Broadway season in 2001. Other performances with the company include The Noise of Time, a collaboration with the Emerson String Quartet, in 2000, Measure for Measure in 2004–05 and the major role of Ivan Nikolayich Bezdomny in Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita from 2011–13. He has been a significant contributor to the creation of The Encounter since the beginning of the research and development process.

Other theatre includes: 1984 (West End), Nell Gwynn, Richard II, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Golden Ass (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Lorax (Old Vic), War Horse (National Theatre West End), As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, The Morte D’Arthur, The Drunks, The Winter’s Tale, Pericles (RSC), Silence (RSC/Filter), Spyski, Peepolykus (Lyric Hammersmith), An Oak Tree, How To Tell The Monsters From The Misfits (Birmingham Rep), The Hanging Man, Cinderella, Lifegame (Improbable), Aladdin, Don’t Laugh It’s My Life (Told By An Idiot), Way to Heaven (Royal Court), Senora Carrar’s Rifles, The Arabian Nights (Young Vic), King Ubu (The Gate), The Wind in the Willows, The Skriker (National Theatre) and Faustus (Northampton Theatre Royal).

TV includes: Taboo, Crossing Lines, The Honourable Woman, Ambassadors, Poirot: The Trials of Hercules, Privates, MI High, Thank God You’re Here, The Site, The Omid Djalili Show, The Passion, The Hogfather, Blessed, Greenwing, Hustle, Hyperdrive, Absolute Power, Rome, Silent but Deadly, Hitler: The Rise of Evil, After Death, Black Books, People Like Us, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Finding Freud, London’s Burning and The Bill.

Film includes: Dance of Killer, The Guardians Of The Galaxy, Measure for Measure, Sixty Six, Enigma, Start and Go Away Please.

Radio includes: Napoleon Rising, Marley Was Dead, A Taste For Death, Apes and Angels, Beat The Dog In His Own Kennel, The Day They Wouldn’t Take it Any More, The Grand Hotel Babylon, Brought To Book, Comeback, Street and Lane, The Archers, The Lion of Chechnia and The Newbury Arms.  

As a writer for Radio: Marley Was Dead and The Newbury Arms.