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Steffan Donnelly

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Photo: Faye Thomas

Agent:

Daniel Albert

Film

Bohemian Rhapsody Dir: Dexter Fletcher
20th Century Fox
Darkest Hour Dir: Joe Wright
Working Title Films

Theatre

Henry IV 1 & 2, Henry V, Henry VI 1, 2 & 3 and Richard III Dir: Federay Holmes, Sarah Bedi and Sean Holmes
The Globe Ensemble, Shakespeare's Globe
Othello Dir: Claire van Kampen
Shakespeare's Globe
My Body Welsh Dir: Tara Robinson
Invertigo Theatre Co
Pilgrims Dir: Tamara Harvey
High Tide / Theatr Clwyd / Yard Theatre
Winter's Tale Dir: Michael Longhurst
Shakespeare's Globe, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Pericles Dir: Dominic Dromgoole
Shakespeare's Globe, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Romeo & Juiet Dir: Dominic Dromgoole & Tim Hoare
Shakespeare's Globe
Y Twr (The Tower) Dir: Aled Patrick
Invertigo Theatre Company, Tour
Midsummer Night's Dream Dir: Dominic Dromgoole
Shakespeare's Globe
Titus Andronicus Dir: Lucy Bailey
Shakespeare's Globe
Long Story Short Dir: Andrew Whyment
West Yorkshire Playhouse
A World Elsewhere Dir: Sally Knyvette
Theatre 503
Journeying Boys Dir: Iain Burnside
Barbican Centre
Outside On The Street Dir: Owen Horsley
Invertigo, Arcola Theatre & Pleasance Edinburgh
The Winslow Boy Dir: Terry Hands
Theatr Clwyd
Saer Doliau Dir: Aled Patrick
Invertigo, Finborough Theatre

TV

London Spy Dir: Jakob Verbruggen
Working Title / BBC

Awards

Nominated for Best Male Performance in the English Language for My Body Welsh at the Welsh Theatre Awards 2018

Skills

 

Languages:
(* = Native/Fluent)
American-Standard, Heightened RP, Irish-Northern, RP, Scottish-Standard, Welsh-Northern*, Welsh-Southern, Welsh*
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Baritone, Clarinet, Period Dancing, Piano*
Performance: Physical Theatre
Sports:
(* = highly skilled)
Stage Combat, Sword Fighting
Other Skills: Improvisation, Writer

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Reviews

HENRY VI & RICHARD III
“A possible future contender for the throne of McKellen – his verse-speaking is a cut above much else I’ve heard this year, thrillingly rendered – Steffan Donnelly dominates proceedings, towering tall and rake thin, as this “tiger’s heart wrapped in a woman’s hide”. The gender-flipping does deprive an actress of the role, but Donnelly’s arresting androgyny and air of off-hand superiority casts a compensating spell.” - Dominic Cavendish (The Daily Telegraph)

“Queen Margaret is tenderly taken by Steffan Donnelly.” - Mark Shenton (Londontheatre.com)

“Donnelly exudes a wild grace as the wronged Queen Margaret, her rise from ethereal nerves to vengeful agony a pleasure to watch. When she first appears in Richard III, muddied and bloodied like a cursing corpse bride, everyone scurries back; even the candelabras run away.” - Kate Wyver (The Guardian)

“Steffan Donnelly, as his wife Margaret of Anjou, shows no such deficit. In a sheer, dusky pink shirt dress and tiara, Donnelly brings a delicate malevolence to the role of the merciless queen, with her “tiger’s heart wrapped in a woman’s hide”. - Natasha Tripney (The Stage)

OTHELLO
“...but the smaller characters thrive….Steffan Donnelly an unusually poignant and much put-upon Roderigo.” - Whatsonstage.com

PILGRIMS
“Steffan Donnelly is brilliant and dangerous” - Time Out

PERICLES
“There’s promise aplenty in Steffan Donnelly’s gangly, intense Lysimachus” - The Daily Telegraph

ROMEO & JULIET
“There is literally no way to rightfully finish this review without mentioning Steffan Donnelly, the mercurial Mercutio. Donnelly was measurably the biggest presence on stage at any given time. He is funny, witty, bawdy and ferocious” - The Art Magazine USA

“Steffan Donnelly held me spellbound with his ‘talk of nothing’. Here is a performance that is in turn comic, sad, maddening and melodramatic delivered with ease and elegance. Excellent.” - Western Morning News

Stats

 

Height: 6'1" (185cm)
Playing Age: 16 - 30 years
Hair Colour: Light / Mid Brown
Eye Colour: Blue
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