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Christopher Walken

Ronald Walken, known professionally as Christopher Walken, is an American actor, screenwriter, and director who has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, including The Deer Hunter, Annie Hall, Joe Dirt, The Prophecy trilogy, The Dogs of War, Sleepy Hollow, Brainstorm, The Dead Zone, A View to a Kill, At Close Range, King of New York, True Romance, Catch Me If You Can, Pulp Fiction, Batman Returns, Wedding Crashers, The Rundown, Click, Hairspray, and Seven Psychopaths, as well as music videos by recording artists such as Madonna, Journey, Paul Simon, PIL, Run–D.M.C., The Left Rights and Fatboy Slim. Walken has received a number of awards and nominations during his career, including winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1978.
Walken's films have grossed more than $1.8 billion in the United States. He has also played the main role in the Shakespeare plays Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Coriolanus. He is also a popular guest-host of Saturday Night Live, having hosted 7 times as of April 2008. His most notable roles on the show include record producer Bruce Dickinson in the "More Cowbell" sketch and his multiple appearances as The Continental.

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Christopher Walken is currently involved with

The Taming of the Shrew - Technical Director

21:00, Fri 31st July 2020 at Royal Court Theatre
20:30, Sun 2nd August 2020 at Crucible Theatre
14:00, Tue 4th August 2020 at Random Venue 44
20:30, Fri 7th August 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
20:45, Sat 8th August 2020 at Savoy Theatre
20:45, Mon 10th August 2020 at Almeida Theatre
20:30, Wed 12th August 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
20:45, Thu 13th August 2020 at Crucible Theatre
12:00, Fri 14th August 2020 at Royal Court Theatre

The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1592.
The play begins with a framing device, often referred to as the Induction, in which a mischievous nobleman tricks a drunken tinker named Sly into believing he is actually a nobleman himself. The nobleman then has the play performed for Sly's diversion.
The main plot depicts the courtship of Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, and Katherina, the headstrong, obdurate shrew. Initially, Katherina is an unwilling participant in the relationship, but Petruchio tempers her with various psychological torments—the "taming"—until she becomes a compliant and obedient bride. The subplot features a competition between the suitors of Katherina's more desirable sister, Bianca.
The play's apparent misogynistic elements have become the subject of considerable controversy, particularly among modern audiences and readers. It has been adapted numerous times for stage, screen, opera, and musical theatre; perhaps the most famous adaptations being Cole Porter's musical Kiss Me, Kate and the 1967 film version of the original play, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The film 10 Things I Hate About You is also loosely based on the play.

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Christopher Walken is preparing for

  • Mary Stuart - Mortimer

    11:15, Mon 21st September 2020 at Gielgud Theatre
    17:15, Thu 24th September 2020 at Crucible Theatre
    20:30, Sat 26th September 2020 at Random Venue 58
    21:00, Tue 29th September 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    21:00, Thu 1st October 2020 at Royal Opera House, London

    Mary Stuart is a play by Friedrich Schiller that depicts the last days of Mary, Queen of Scots. The play consists of five acts, each divided into several scenes. The play had its première in Weimar,…

  • Sister Act the Musical - Horn

    20:15, Tue 20th October 2020 - Sun 25th October 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:15, Tue 27th October 2020 - Sun 1st November 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:15, Tue 3rd November 2020 - Sun 8th November 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Sister Act is a musical written by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and music by Alan Menken. It is based on…

  • The Music Man - Marian Paroo

    19:30, Mon 2nd November 2020 - Sun 8th November 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    17:00, Mon 9th November 2020 - Sun 15th November 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    19:30, Mon 16th November 2020 - Sun 22nd November 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer…

  • West Side Story - Publicist

    19:45, Mon 9th November 2020 - Sun 15th November 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    West Side Story is an American musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by Willi…

  • Nathan the Wise - Patriarch

    19:45, Wed 11th November 2020 - Sat 14th November 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    12:30, Wed 18th November 2020 - Sat 21st November 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    20:00, Wed 25th November 2020 - Sat 28th November 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    Nathan the Wise is a play published by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing in 1779. It is a fervent plea for religious tolerance. Its performance was forbidden by the church during Lessing's lifetime; it was first…

  • Othello - Roderigo

    20:00, Mon 23rd November 2020 - Fri 27th November 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    15:15, Mon 30th November 2020 - Fri 4th December 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:00, Mon 7th December 2020 - Fri 11th December 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603, and based on the Italian short story Un Capitano Moro by Cinthio,…

  • The Seagull - Watchman

    19:15, Tue 29th December 2020 - Sat 2nd January 2021 at Almeida Theatre

    The Seagull is the first of what are generally considered to be the four major plays by the Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov. The Seagull was written in 1895 and first produced in 1896. It dramatises…

  • Three Sisters - Publicity Designer

    17:45, Mon 11th January 2021 - Thu 14th January 2021 at The Old Vic

    Three Sisters is a play by Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov, perhaps partially inspired by the situation of the three Brontë sisters. It was written in 1900 and first performed in 1901 at…

  • Shrek the Musical - Shrek

    20:00, Mon 18th January 2021 - Thu 21st January 2021 at Random Venue 76

    Shrek the Musical is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. It is based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig's 1990 book Shrek!. After a tryou…

  • A Doll's House - Torvald Helmer

    19:45, Tue 19th January 2021 - Fri 22nd January 2021 at Gielgud Theatre

    A Doll's House is a three-act play in prose by Henrik Ibsen. It premiered at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 21 December 1879, having been published earlier that month.
    The play is signific…

  • Mamma Mia! - Keys

    16:15, Sun 24th January 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Mamma Mia! is a stage musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA, composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, former members of the band. The title of the…

  • Richard II - Publicity Designer

    20:00, Tue 16th February 2021 - Sat 20th February 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in approximately 1595. It is based on the life of King Richard II of England and is the first part of a…

  • Funny Girl - Producer

    19:15, Wed 3rd March 2021 at Barbican Centre
    19:45, Sat 6th March 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    19:15, Mon 8th March 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    22:15, Wed 10th March 2021 at Random Venue 16
    20:00, Fri 12th March 2021 at Random Venue 24
    19:45, Sun 14th March 2021 at Random Venue 100
    20:00, Tue 16th March 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:15, Fri 19th March 2021 at Almeida Theatre

    Funny Girl is a musical with a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne…

  • War Horse - Captain Nicholls

    21:45, Mon 29th March 2021 - Sun 4th April 2021 at Royal Court Theatre

    War Horse is a play based on the book of the same name by acclaimed children's writer Michael Morpurgo, adapted for stage by Nick Stafford. Originally Morpurgo thought "they must be mad" to try to make…

  • The Mousetrap - Miss Casewell

    20:15, Mon 7th June 2021 - Sun 13th June 2021 at Random Venue 99

    The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. It has the longest initial run of any…

  • The Visit - Bailiff

    21:00, Tue 22nd June 2021 - Fri 25th June 2021 at The Old Vic

    The Visit is a 1956 tragicomic play by Swiss dramatist Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

  • Mamma Mia! - Lighting Designer

    20:30, Mon 5th July 2021 - Fri 9th July 2021 at Savoy Theatre

    Mamma Mia! is a stage musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA, composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, former members of the band. The title of the…

  • The King and I - Keys

    20:45, Tue 3rd August 2021 - Sat 7th August 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which deriv…

  • Measure for Measure - Technical Director

    15:45, Wed 29th September 2021 - Sun 3rd October 2021 at Gielgud Theatre
    20:30, Wed 6th October 2021 - Sun 10th October 2021 at Gielgud Theatre
    19:45, Wed 13th October 2021 - Sun 17th October 2021 at Gielgud Theatre

    Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604. It was classified as comedy, but its mood defies those expectations. As a result and for a variety…

  • As You Like It - Corin

    19:45, Wed 15th December 2021 - Sat 18th December 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    19:15, Wed 22nd December 2021 - Sat 25th December 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    19:30, Wed 29th December 2021 - Sat 1st January 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in the First Folio, 1623. The play's first performance is uncertain,…

  • Sunday in the Park with George - Old Lady

    19:15, Sun 30th January 2022 at London Palladium
    20:00, Wed 2nd February 2022 at Almeida Theatre
    15:30, Sat 5th February 2022 at London Palladium
    20:00, Mon 7th February 2022 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    19:45, Tue 8th February 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    19:15, Thu 10th February 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    19:45, Sun 13th February 2022 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    20:00, Wed 16th February 2022 at The Old Vic
    19:45, Sat 19th February 2022 at Random Venue 11

    Sunday in the Park with George is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical was inspired by the painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande…

  • Hedda Gabler - Thea Elvsted

    19:45, Mon 31st January 2022 - Thu 3rd February 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Hedda Gabler is a play first published in 1890 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The play premiered in 1891 in Germany to negative reviews, but has subsequently gained recognition as a classic of…

  • Spring Awakening - Trumpet

    19:15, Wed 9th February 2022 - Sat 12th February 2022 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the controversial German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind which was banned in…

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Christopher Walken has been involved with