Angus Wright (actor)

Angus Wright (born 11 November 1964) is an American-born British actor.

Angus Wright
Born (1964-11-11) 11 November 1964 (age 58)
Years active1990–present
ParentPatrick Wright (Father)

Life and careerEdit

Wright was born in Washington, D.C., the youngest child of Virginia and Patrick Wright. His father's career in the British Diplomatic Service took the family to the UK, the U.S., Lebanon, Egypt, Bahrain, Luxembourg, Syria and Saudi Arabia.

He gained an M.A. in Art History at the University of Edinburgh and then trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He has since worked extensively in theatre, film and television.


Year Film Role
1994 Frankenstein Guard
1995 First Knight Marauder
1995 Cutthroat Island Captain Trotter
1997 Jilting Joe Mick
1999 RKO 281 Joseph Cotten
2000 All Forgotten Boris
2001 Bridget Jones's Diary Literary Figure
2001 The Affair of the Necklace Henri Sanson
2001 Charlotte Gray Secret Agent
2002 Nicholas Nickleby Mr Pluck
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Richard's Knight
2008 The Bank Job Robert Rowlands
2011 The Iron Lady John Nott
2012 Private Peaceful Captain Barnes
2013 A Little Chaos Sualem
2014 Maleficent King Henry's Advisor
2016 Rogue One Hammerhead Captain
2018 [1]The Rabbit's Foot Lucky Francis
2018 The Little Stranger Coroner Riddell
2019 Official Secrets Mark Ellison
2020 The Courier Dickie Franks
2020 The Witches Waiter
2022 Pinocchio Signore Rizzi
2022 See How They Run Sergeant Bakewell
2022 Samovar Raoul
2022 Catherine Called Birdy Fulk the Elder


Year Play Role Director Theatre
1991 Henry IV Parts I & II Douglas & Bullcalf Adrian Noble Royal Shakespeare Company
1992 The Dybbuk Batlon Katie Mitchell Royal Shakespeare Company
1992 The Theban Plays Chorus Adrian Noble Royal Shakespeare Company
1993 Hamlet Guildenstern Adrian Noble Royal Shakespeare Company
1993 Salomé Iokanaan Steven Berkoff European tour
1994 A Mongrel's Heart Bormenthal Mark Wing-Davey Royal Lyceum Theatre
1995 Private Lives Victor Kenny Ireland Royal Lyceum Theatre
1996 Mother Courage The Lieutenant Jonathan Kent Royal National Theatre
1997 A Midsummer Night's Dream Lysander Jonathan Miller Almeida Theatre
1998 Chips With Everything Pilot Officer Howard Davies Royal National Theatre
1999 Talk of the City Clive Stephen Poliakoff Royal Shakespeare Company
2000 The Importance of Being Earnest Algernon Selina Cadell Nottingham Playhouse
2001 Three Sisters Tusenbach Loveday Ingram Chichester Festival Theatre
2002 Twelfth Night Sir Andrew Aguecheek Tim Carroll Globe Theatre at the Middle Temple Hall
2003 Three Sisters Kulygin Katie Mitchell Royal National Theatre
2004 Measure for Measure Provost Simon McBurney Royal National Theatre
2004 Stuff Happens Journalist/David Manning Nicholas Hytner Royal National Theatre
2005 A Dream Play The Dreamer Katie Mitchell Royal National Theatre
2006 Measure for Measure Angelo Simon McBurney Complicite
2006 The Seagull Dr Dorn Katie Mitchell Royal National Theatre
2007 St Joan Earl of Warwick Marianne Elliott Royal National Theatre
2007 War Horse Hauptmann Friedrich Müller Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris Royal National Theatre
2008 The Merchant of Venice Shylock Tim Carroll Royal Shakespeare Company
2008 The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes Rotten Elizabeth Freestone Royal Shakespeare Company
2009 Mrs Affleck Alfred Affleck Marianne Elliott Royal National Theatre
2010 The Cat in the Hat The Cat Katie Mitchell Royal National Theatre & Young Vic & Paris
2011 Wastwater Jonathan Katie Mitchell The Royal Court
2012 The Master and Margarita Koroviev-Fagot Simon McBurney Barbican Theatre & European Tour
2013 Privates on Parade Major Giles Flack Michael Grandage Noël Coward Theatre
2013 Twelfth Night Sir Andrew Aguecheek Tim Carroll Belasco Theatre
2013 Richard III Duke of Buckingham Tim Carroll Belasco Theatre
2014 The Cherry Orchard Leonid Gaev Katie Mitchell Young Vic
2015 Oresteia Agamemnon Robert Icke Almeida Theatre & Trafalgar Studios[1]
2016 1984 O'Brien Daniel Raggett Playhouse Theatre
2017 Hamlet Claudius Robert Icke Almeida Theatre & Harold Pinter Theatre[2]
2018 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Gordon Lowther Polly Findlay Donmar Warehouse
2022 Oresteia & Hamlet Agamemnon & Claudius Robert Icke Park Avenue Armory, New York


Year Series Role Notes
1993 Between the Lines Motorcycle Officer
1995 The Bill Chief Inspector Wallace
1996 Crocodile Shoes Alan McGuire
1997 The Painted Lady Charles Stafford
1998 Dalziel and Pascoe Greg Waterson
2000 Attachments Ed Viner
2001 Whistleblower Sutton
2001 The Vice Defence Council
2001 The Way We Live Now Miles Grendall
2003 Cambridge Spies Guy Liddell
2003 Boudica Severus
2004 Wire in the Blood Willerton
2005 Casanova Man at Arms
2007 Hotel Babylon Francis Levington
2008 Waking the Dead Stephen Carson
2008 The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall Sherard Cowper-Coles
2009 Above Suspicion Parks
2010 The Sarah Jane Adventures Mr Dread
2012 Being Human Dr North
2013 Murder on the Home Front Carver
2015 Peep Show Angus Maynard
2015 Father Brown Colonel Laurence St Clare
2016 Midsomer Murders Roderick Craven episode: "The Village that Rose from the Dead"
2016 Flowers George
2018 Plebs Evander
2019 Year of the Rabbit Sir Giles Linley
2019 The Crown Martin Furnival Jones Episode: "Olding"
2019 Succession Phillipe Layton Episode: "This Is Not for Tears"
2020 COBRA General Pickering
2020 His Dark Materials Dr. Haley Episode: "Theft"
2020 Endeavour Professor Blish Episode: "Oracle"
2021 Sex Education Sex Educator in Video Season 3, Episode 4
2022 The Witchfinder Mr Harvey
2022 The Capture Anthony Reed 2 episodes
2023 Dreaming Whilst Black Timothy Eastly


Year Show Role Director Producer
1990 Awarded a six month internship, via a Carleton Hobbs Bursary, to be a repertory member of the BBC's on-air Radio Drama Company[3]
2002 Precious Geoff Jane Morgan Pier Productions
2008 Plenty Sir Andrew Charleson John Dove Catherine Bailey Productions[4]
2010 The Secret Pilgrim Hansen Patrick Rayner BBC Radio 4

Video gamesEdit

Year Game Role Developer Producer Platform
2013 Killzone: Mercenary Mandor Savic Guerrilla Cambridge Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation Vita


  1. ^ Higgins, Charlotte (30 July 2015). "Ancient Greek tragedy Oresteia receives surprise West End transfer". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  2. ^ Kellaway, Kate (25 June 2017). "Hamlet review – an all-consuming marvel - 5 out of 5 stars". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  3. ^ "BBC - Radio Drama - SoundStart - Who's won Radio Drama's acting prizes since 1953?".
  4. ^ "BBC Radio 4 - Saturday Drama, Betrayal - Plenty". BBC.

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