Giles Terera


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Simon Beresford


Giles Terera is an award-winning actor, musician and writer. 
He trained at Mountview Theatre School and has worked consistently at venues such as the National Theatre, the RSC and Shakespeare’s Globe. He is best known for roles such as HORATIO in the National Theatre’s 2010 production of HAMLET and for originating the roles of Gary Coleman in the London Production of AVENUE Q and Aaron Burr in the award winning musical HAMILTON for which he won the 2018 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. 
As a film-maker, Giles’ first documentary MUSE OF FIRE – created with Dan Poole – centres on modern perspectives of Shakespeare and premiered on BBC Four in Autumn 2013. 
Giles is currently developing a new play THE MEANING OF ZONG for Bristol Old Vic. The play was originally jointly commissioned with the National Theatre and developed with partner theatres in Liverpool, Glasgow and London. Bristol Old Vic hosted a workshop performance of the piece in October 2018. 
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