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Thursday Morning Man: Chris New!

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I’ll be writing more about the outstanding drama Weekend later today. It screened last night at Outfest and was clearly much appreciated by the sellout crowd.

One of the stars of Weekend is a hugely talented actor named Chris New who makes his feature film debut in the movie. I was so impressed with him that I change-up my planned Morning Man line-up and moved this 30-year-old from Great Britain to the front of the list!

According to his IMDB profile, Chris trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and, after graduating in 2006, built up an impressive reputation for his stage and small screen work. He starred opposite Alan Cumming in the 2006 revival of Bent in London’s West End. He then went on to work at the National Theatre, under the direction of Sir Richard Eyre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Young Vic, The Royal Exchange and London’s Sadler’s Wells.

In 2009 he returned to the West End to star as Joe Orton in the stage adaptation of Prick Up Your Ears, and last year, Chris made his New York stage debut leading the company of Peter Nichols’ LIngua Franca which transferred to New York from London’s Finborough Theatre. He has also worked regularly for the BBC in numerous television and Radio Productions.

Chris New as Joe Orton

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Repressed yearning: there was not enough of a sexual frisson between Viola (Chris New) and Orsino (Jason Merrells)

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  1. I can only agree that this outstanding actor really stars in the Weekend movie, which I saw at the Karlovy Vary International Film festival earlier this month. He is so believable and natural that it gives you this false feeling that you actually know the man…(Naturally, I do not :o )) So, if I have a chance to see him live as Edward II this Autumn in Manchester, I certainly won’t miss it!

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