Timon of Athens

April 24

June 10, 2012

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Gaines

Ian McDiarmid


Ian McDiarmid makes his Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut. His international and Broadway theatrical credits include: Emperor and Galilean, Tales from Hollywood (National Theatre); The Faith Machine (Royal Court Theatre); The Prince of Homburg, John Gabriel Borkman, Pirandello’s Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse); Be Near Me (adapter, National Theatre Scotland/Donmar Warehouse); Six Characters in Search of an Author (Gielgud Theatre, West End, Chichester, Sydney and Perth Festivals); Faith Healer (Tony Award, Critics Circle Award, Almeida Theatre, Gate Theatre, Dublin and Broadway); The Embalmer, The Tempest, The Jew of Malta, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Ivanov, Tartuffe, The Government Inspector, The Cenci, School for Wives, Volpone, Creditors (Almeida Theatre); Insignificance (Olivier Award), Seduced, The Love of a Good Man, Hated Nightfall (Royal Court Theatre); The Black Prince (Aldwych Theatre, West End); Don Carlos, Edward II, The Country Wife (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester); The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, The Danton Affair, Destiny, Dingo, Days of the Commune, Schweik in the Second World War, The War Plays, The Party, Downchild, The Castle, Crimes in Hot Countries, That Good Between Us (The Royal Shakespeare Company); Peer Gynt (Oxford Playhouse); Mephisto (The Roundhouse); Ezra, The Worlds (New Half Moon Theatre); and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (The Mermaid Theatre). Film credits include: Star Wars Episodes I, II, III, V and VI, Sleepy Hollow, Restoration, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Gorky Park, The Awakening, Dragonslayer, Sir Henry at Rawlinson End and Richard’s Things. Television credits include: Margaret, City of Vice, Spooks, Elizabeth I, Charles II, Crime and Punishment, All the King’s Men, Cold Lazarus, Karaoke, Pity in History, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, Great Expectations, Touching Evil, Rebecca, Hillsborough, Annie: a Royal Adventure, Heart of Darkness, Chernobyl: the Final Warning, Selected Exits, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Inspector Morse, The Nation’s Health, The Professionals, Last Night Another Dissident, Macbeth and Creditors. Directing credits include: Don Juan (Manchester Royal Exchange, where he served as associate director); The Possibilities, Scenes from an Execution, The Rehearsal, The Lulu Plays, A Hard Heart, Siren Song, and Venice Preserved (Almeida Theatre). Mr. McDiarmid was the joint artistic director (with Jonathan Kent) of the Almeida Theatre from 1990 to 2002. During his tenure, the Almeida Theatre received the Evening Standard Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre.

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