Directed By Sean Foley
Sean Foley is an actor, writer and director. Most recently he has directed the West End productions of WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, and the five-times Olivier nominated production of THE LADYKILLERS (including nomination for Best Director). He also directed Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon in his own adaption of Francis Veber’s farce THE PAINKILLER (Lyric Theatre, Belfast). He co-founded the right size, writing and acting in over ten original comedies for the theatre including the Olivier Award winning THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE (Best Comedy 2002), for which Sean also received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor, and DO YOU COME HERE OFTEN (Best Entertainment 1999). He is currently developing PERFECT NONSENSE, a theatrical adaptation of P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster, and will make his RSC debut, adapting and directing Thomas Middleton’s A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS.
Other Theatre includes: Co-Director, BEN HUR (Watermill, Newbury); Director, ARMSTRONG & MILLER LIVE (UK Tour); Co-director/Actor THE CRITIC/THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND (Chichester Festival Theatre); Writer -Director, ARTURO BRACHETTI: CHANGE, 2010 Olivier Award Best Entertainment – nomination (The Garrick); Director, JOAN RIVERS: A WORK IN PROGRESS (Edinburgh Festival & Leicester Square Theatre); Co-writer/Director NINA CONTI’S EVOLUTION (Soho Theatre); Director, THE FULL CONTI (Melbourne Festival – Barry Award for Best Comedy); Writer/Actor A LIABILITY (Royal Court “Rough Cut”); Director, PINTER’S PEOPLE (Theatre Royal, Haymarket); I AM SHAKESPEARE (with Mark Rylance, Chichester Festival Theatre, dir. Matthew Warchus); Freud, in Terry Johnson’s HYSTERIA (Birmingham Rep); Writer and Actor DUCKTASTIC! Olivier Award for Best Entertainment – nomination, 2006 (Albery Theatre); Writer and Actor THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE 2002 Olivier Award – Best Comedy, also Tony Award nomination 2003 (Wyndham’s and Lyceum Theatre, Broadway); Writer and Actor BEWILDERNESS (Lyric Hammersmith and Tour); Matti, in MR PUNTILLA AND HIS MAN MATTI (Almeida/Albery); Writer and Actor DO YOU COME HERE OFTEN 1999 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment (Vaudeville); Writer and Actor STOP CALLING ME VERNON (Lyric and UK tour); Writer and Actor HOLD ME DOWN (Purcell Rooms and International Tour); Writer and Actor MOOSE (Purcell Rooms and International Tour); Writer and Actor FLIGHT TO FINLAND Best Comedy at Lille Festival 2000 (AC); PENNY DREADFUL (Theatre Bruges, London International Mime Festival, International Tour).
Radio includes: Reading BOOK OF THE WEEK (BBC R4); THE GOLDFISH BOWL (BBC R4 – two series); THE REMAINS OF FOLEY AND McCOLL (BBC R4 Dir. Lissa Evans); FOLEY AND McCOLL AGAIN (BBC R4); THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (BBC R3).
Television includes: WILD WEST (BBC1 – two series); BRASS EYE (C4); THE FITZ (BBC2); PEOPLE LIKE US (BBC2); FOLEY AND McCOLL : THIS WAY UP (BBC2)
Film includes: starring in ACT WITHOUT WORDS for the Beckett On Film series (CHANNEL 4/RTE), which was director Karel Reisz’s last film.Go Back