Galleries: Theatrical Portraits

John Burgess. National Theatre, Much ado About Nothing

Oil on Linen

Much Ado about Nothing 

John Burgess trained at RADA. His theatre credits included Romeo and Juliet, Remembrance of Things Past and The Relapse at the National, Othello, The Great White Hope, Richard II, Sarcophagus, The Desert Air, Money, The Witch of Edmonton, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Children of the Sun, As You Like It, The Women Pirates, Queen Christina, The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs, The Lorenzaccio Story, Coriolanus and Henry VI Parts 1 & 2 for the RSC, The Day You'll Love Me at Hampstead, A Shayna Maidel at the King's Head and Ambassadors Theatre, Hamlet and King Lear on US tour, Medea at the Lyric, Hammersmith, Naked in the Bull Ring and Death of a Salesman at the Birmingham Rep, The One O'clock World at the Tricycle, Body and Soul at Watford Palace, The Tempest and Made in Britain at the Oxford Playhouse and a season at Canterbury. TV includes Coriolanus, Love's Labour's Lost, Murphy's Mob, The Bill, First Among Equals, Big Deal, Christabel, EastEnders, Wiesenthal, Hale and Pace, Albert Campion, Casualty, Chancer, Grange Hill, The Green Man, Poirot, Ruth Rendell, Lovejoy, Sam Saturday, The House of Elliot, Brookside and Trust. Film: Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Sakharov and Give My Regards to Broad Street. John Burgess, born 2 February 1933; died 15 November 2010.