Haydn Gwynne
Duet For One - Cambridge Arts Theatre
Stephanie Abrahams
Haydn was last seen on stage earlier this year at the BAM Harvey Theater, New York, playing Queen Elizabeth opposite Kevin Spacey's Richard III in Sam Mendes' acclaimed Bridge Project production, following a season at London's Old Vic Theatre and a sell-out world tour. She had previously starred on Broadway recreating her role as teh dance teacher, Mrs Wilkinson, from the original London Production of Billy Elliot the Musical, winning a Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theater World awards for Best Actress in a Musical, as well as nominations for an Olivier and a Tony Award. She was also nominated for an Olivier for her role in the West End Production of Cy Coleman and Larry Gelbart's City of Angels. She originated the role of Mary in Shelagh Stephenson's The Memory of Water, and last year appeared in the British premiere of Becky Shaw at the Almeida Theatre. She has made numerous appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company including: Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Olivia in Twelth Night, Aase/Solveig in Peer Gynt and Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, alongside Judi Dench and Simon Callow. Other theatre work includes: Joanne in Company for the Donmar Warehouse West End concerts in celebration of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday; The Recruiting Officer, The Cabinet Minister, and The Bluebird of Unhappiness for the Machester Royal Exchange Theatre; Millamant in The Way of the World (Royal Theatre, Northampton); the title role in Hedda Gabler Bolton Octagon); Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (Ludlow Festival); His Monkey Wife (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough) and Billie Burke in Ziegfeld at the London Palladium.

Haydn is best known on television for her lead roles in Peak Practice, Merseybeat, Nice Work and Drop the Dead Donkey, winning three Royal Television Socieety Awards for Best Actress, and nominations for a British Comedy Award and a BAFTA. She played Calpurnia in HBO's Rome and Emma in the two-part BBC thriller The Secret, and was most recently seen guest-starring in shows such as Sherlock, Midsomer Murders and New Tricks.
Her Other numerous TV credits include: Poirot, Lewis, Consenting Adults, Absolute Power, Dalziel and Pascoe, Hospital, Time Riders, After the War, Call Mr Mister, Lovejoy, The Verdict, The Great Writers, Berlin Break, What Mad Pursuit and The Mechant of Venice.

Her film work includes: Remember Me, The Pleasure Principle, These Foolish Things and most recetly, Hunky Dory. She also works extensively for BBC Radio, lending her voice to programmes such as Poetry Please, Something Understood, With Great Pleasure, afternoon plays, Woman's Hour drama serials, and narrations for Book of Week and Book at Bedtime.
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