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Scott Handy

Scott Handy

A graduate of Cambridge University with a degree in English Literature, Scott received his theatrical training at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

He has worked extensively in the theatre including three years with Cheek by Jowl, two years with the Royal Shakespeare Company and many productions in the London's famed West End, in New York and around the world.

While with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Scott appeared as Orsinio in TWELFTH NIGHT, Bassanio in MERCHANT OF VENICE, Ariel in TEMPEST and David' in VICTORIA (world premiere). Additional theatre credits include his performances as 'Horatio' in HAMLET, directed by Peter Brook at the Centre for Theatre Research, Paris, and subsequent world tour; 'Sandy' in HAY FEVER (National Tour and West End) directed by Declan Donnellan, 'Ferdinand' in THE DUCHESS OF MALFI (nominated for the Ian Charleston award) and 'Orlando' in the all-male AS YOU LIKE IT, both directed by Declan Donnellan for Cheek by Jowl (World Tour and West End). Scott also appeared as 'Eric' in the first cast of the Royal National Theatre's West End production of AN INSPECTOR CALLS, directed by Stephen Daldry.

His film work includes SHADOWLANDS for director Richard Attenborough, A KNIGHT'S TALE, for Columbia pictures, HAMLET, for Peter Brook, SKAGGERAKK, for Soren Karl Jacobson and THE THOMAS LUPER SUITCASES, the second film of the trilogy, for Peter Greenaway.

Scott has appeared in numerous television productions including HENRY VIII (forthcoming), THE DARK HERETIC, UNDER THE SUN, DANGERFIELD, THE MOONSTONE, TRUE LOVE, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, HEROES AND VILLAINS, CASUALTY and POIROT. In addition, he has lent his vocal talents to the radio productions of THE STRANDED EAGLE, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, THE PRINCE, MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and THE ADVENTURES OF CLAUDINE AND SARA.

His directorial and teaching credits include presenting workshops in France, Colombia, Malta, Mexico for Cheek by Jowl and in Stratford and Plymouth for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Scott has also presented workshops independently in Seattle, Chicago, New York and at the Royal college of Music and Drama in Glasgow. He directed UNCLE VANYA for the Central School for Speech and Drama

A former choral scholar at Cambridge, Scott was the lead singer and saxophonist between 1989 and 1992 for the pop group Ice Cold in Alice, which produced five singles and one album on Revelation Records.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Scott Handy Facts

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Selected Filmography

Great Performances: Macbeth
Shadowlands
Deterrence
The Gospel of John
Macbeth
The Village
NOVA: Newton's Dark Secrets
Henry VIII
George Washington
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