Actor to be new Globe boss

Michelle Terry, the Olivier Award winning actor and writer who has appeared at Shakespeare’s Globe on London’s Bankside in three productions, is to succeed Emma Rice as the theatre’s artistic director.

“Audiences have loved her sparkling and intelligent performances on our stage over the years” said the Goble chief executive Neil Constable. “Now they will have the opportunity to see her fresh artistic vision come to life as she moves into a new phase of her impressive career."

Terry, who is married to the actor Paul Ready, was in the Globe productions of As You Like It, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Love's Labour's Lost, and write and starred the Sky TV series The Café with Ralf Little, set in her hometown of Weston-super-Mare.

Graduating from RADA in 2004, she won her Olivier for her performance the Royal Court’s Tribes by Nina Raine. Last summer she played Henry V at the Open Air Theatre, Regents Park. She said she was “proud and excited” by the appointment, and takes over next April. 

She is the fourth artistic director of the Globe since it opened in 1997, following Mark Rylance, Dominic Dromgoole and Emma Rice, who is moving after the theatre’s board decided her methods were not authentic enough.


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