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Jake Gyllenhaal

Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal is an American actor. The son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting at the age of ten. Following his first lead role in 1999's October Sky, he starred in the indie cult hit Donnie Darko, in which he played a psychologically troubled teenager alongside his older sister, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. In 2002, he starred in another indie film, The Good Girl, alongside actress Jennifer Aniston. In 2004, he appeared in the science-fiction film The Day After Tomorrow, portraying a student caught in a cataclysmic global cooling event.
Gyllenhaal then played against type as a frustrated Marine in Jarhead. The same year, his role as Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain earned him critical acclaim. For his performance he won the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the Academy Award in the same category. He has since played the lead roles in many notable films, including Zodiac, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Love and Other Drugs, Source Code, and End of Watch.

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Jake Gyllenhaal is preparing for

  • All My Sons - Sound Designer

    20:30, Fri 23rd October 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    All My Sons is a 1947 play by Arthur Miller. The play was twice adapted for film; in 1948, and again in 1987.
    The play opened on Broadway at the Coronet Theatre in New York City on January 29, 1947,…

  • Starlight Express - Set Designer

    17:45, Fri 25th December 2020 - Mon 28th December 2020 at The Old Vic

    Starlight Express is a rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe and Arlene Phillips, with revisions by Don Black, David Yazbek and Alistair Lloyd Webber & Nick Coler. The story follows a…

  • Gypsy: A Musical Fable - Technical Director

    12:45, Wed 30th December 2020 - Tue 5th January 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    12:00, Wed 6th January 2021 - Tue 12th January 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:00, Wed 13th January 2021 - Tue 19th January 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and…

  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead - Costume Designer

    16:45, Sat 20th February 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, first staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966. The play expands upon the exploits of two minor…

  • South Pacific - Capt. Brackett, USN

    20:15, Wed 19th May 2021 - Sun 23rd May 2021 at London Palladium
    21:00, Wed 26th May 2021 - Sun 30th May 2021 at London Palladium
    20:45, Wed 2nd June 2021 - Sun 6th June 2021 at London Palladium

    South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate success,…

  • Next to Normal - Harspichord

    17:15, Fri 21st May 2021 - Mon 24th May 2021 at Globe Theatre, London

    Next to Normal is a rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Its story concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness…

  • The Producers - Producer

    20:30, Fri 28th May 2021 - Mon 31st May 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    22:00, Fri 4th June 2021 - Mon 7th June 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    22:30, Fri 11th June 2021 - Mon 14th June 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks' 1968 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug…

  • Elisabeth - Archduchess Sophie

    20:15, Wed 15th September 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    Elisabeth is a Viennese, German-language musical commissioned by the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, with book/lyrics by Michael Kunze and music by Sylvester Levay. It portrays the life and death of Empress…

  • My Fair Lady - Bass

    19:15, Wed 6th October 2021 - Mon 11th October 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    20:30, Wed 13th October 2021 - Mon 18th October 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    20:45, Wed 20th October 2021 - Mon 25th October 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    My Fair Lady is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl…

  • Faust - Valentin

    21:00, Wed 13th October 2021 - Sat 16th October 2021 at Globe Theatre, London
    18:15, Wed 20th October 2021 - Sat 23rd October 2021 at Globe Theatre, London
    20:45, Wed 27th October 2021 - Sat 30th October 2021 at Globe Theatre, London

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts: Faust. Der Tragödie erster Teil and Faust. Der Tragödie zweiter Teil. Although rarely staged in its entirety, it is the play with the…

  • The King and I - King Mongkut

    20:30, Thu 28th October 2021 - Tue 2nd November 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    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…

  • Uncle Vanya - Ilya Ilych Telegin

    20:15, Fri 29th October 2021 - Tue 2nd November 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Uncle Vanya is a play by the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. It was first published in 1897 and received its Moscow première in 1899 in a production by the Moscow Art Theatre, under the direction of…

  • South Pacific - Costume Designer

    19:30, Wed 10th November 2021 - Sun 14th November 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    15:45, Wed 17th November 2021 - Sun 21st November 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    19:15, Wed 24th November 2021 - Sun 28th November 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate success,…

  • Beauty and the Beast - Lumiere

    19:45, Wed 19th January 2022 - Sun 23rd January 2022 at Random Venue 94

    Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Woolverton, based on the 1991 Disney film of the same name. Seven new songs were…

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