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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.


Jake Gyllenhaal is preparing for

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Director

    20:15, Fri 9th April 2021 - Tue 13th April 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    A Midsummer Night's Dream is a play by William Shakespeare. It is believed that it was written between 1590 and 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and…

  • The Phantom of the Opera - Horn

    20:15, Sun 25th April 2021 - Wed 28th April 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:00, Sun 2nd May 2021 - Wed 5th May 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    16:00, Sun 9th May 2021 - Wed 12th May 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart with additions from Richard Stilgoe. Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe also wrote the musical's book together.…

  • Mary Poppins - Bass

    20:15, Sun 23rd May 2021 - Wed 26th May 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Mary Poppins is a musical with music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers and a book by Julian Fellowes. The musical is based on the similarly titled series of children's books by…

  • God of Carnage - Producer

    12:00, Fri 2nd July 2021 at Random Venue 96

    God of Carnage is a play by Yasmina Reza. It is about two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the…

  • Medea - Writer

    20:30, Tue 13th July 2021 - Fri 16th July 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BC. The plot centers on the barbarian protagonist as she finds her position in…

  • The Comedy of Errors - Lighting Designer

    15:45, Tue 17th August 2021 - Sat 21st August 2021 at Savoy Theatre

    The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays. It is his shortest and one of his most farcical comedies, with a major part of the humour coming from slapstick and mistaken identity…

  • Noises Off - Deputy Stage Manager

    20:30, Thu 9th September 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Noises Off is a 1982 play by the English playwright Michael Frayn. The idea for it came in 1970, when Frayn was watching from the wings a performance of The Two of Us, a farce that he had written for…

  • Cats - Skimbleshanks

    20:45, Sun 24th October 2021 - Thu 28th October 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they…

  • Doctor Faustus - Bad Angel

    19:30, Thu 10th February 2022 - Sun 13th February 2022 at Royal Opera House, London

    The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, commonly referred to simply as Doctor Faustus, is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the Faust story, in which a man sells his soul…

  • Glengarry Glen Ross - Set Designer

    20:30, Tue 12th April 2022 - Sat 16th April 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    Glengarry Glen Ross is a play by David Mamet that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984. The play shows parts of two days in the lives of four desperate Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to engage…

  • Pygmalion - Stage Manager

    21:00, Sun 29th May 2022 - Fri 3rd June 2022 at Royal Court Theatre

    Pygmalion is a 1912 play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological character.
    Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza…

  • The Wiz - Sound Designer

    21:00, Mon 8th August 2022 - Thu 11th August 2022 at Royal Court Theatre

    The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of…


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