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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

  • A Little Night Music - Trumpet, Master Carpenter

    14:45, Tue 24th March 2020 at Barbican Centre
    19:15, Wed 25th March 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
    20:30, Sat 28th March 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of seve…

  • West Side Story - Trombone, Set Designer

    20:30, Thu 16th April 2020 - Wed 22nd April 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    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…

  • Sunday in the Park with George - Charles Redmond

    16:30, Fri 1st May 2020 at London Palladium

    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…

  • The Crucible - Elizabeth Proctor

    20:15, Thu 11th June 2020 - Mon 15th June 2020 at Royal Court Theatre
    21:00, Thu 18th June 2020 - Mon 22nd June 2020 at Royal Court Theatre
    20:30, Thu 25th June 2020 - Mon 29th June 2020 at Royal Court Theatre

    The Crucible is a 1953 play by the American playwright Arthur Miller. It was initially called "The Chronicles of Sarah Good". It is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Provi…

  • The Importance of Being Earnest - Bunbury

    21:00, Thu 6th August 2020 - Tue 11th August 2020 at London Palladium

    The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the…

  • We Will Rock You - Director

    20:30, Thu 13th August 2020 - Sun 16th August 2020 at Gielgud Theatre

    We Will Rock You is a musical based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion,…

  • War Horse - Technical Director

    21:00, Fri 9th October 2020 - Tue 13th October 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
    20:30, Fri 16th October 2020 - Tue 20th October 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
    11:45, Fri 23rd October 2020 - Tue 27th October 2020 at Noël Coward 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 Importance of Being Earnest - Baron Arnheim

    20:30, Sun 18th October 2020 at Random Venue 86

    The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the…

  • Pippin - Horn

    20:45, Thu 22nd October 2020 - Mon 26th October 2020 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses…

  • Chicago - Lighting Designer

    10:45, Fri 18th December 2020 - Tue 22nd December 2020 at Almeida Theatre

    Chicago is a musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Mauri…

  • Romeo and Juliet - Juliet Capulet

    19:15, Thu 24th December 2020 - Tue 29th December 2020 at Gielgud Theatre

    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's…

  • The Book of Mormon - Master Carpenter

    19:30, Thu 14th January 2021 - Tue 19th January 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    19:30, Thu 21st January 2021 - Tue 26th January 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    11:45, Thu 28th January 2021 - Tue 2nd February 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical with book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. Best known for creating the animated comedy South Park, Parker and Stone co-cr…

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Issachar

    20:00, Thu 21st January 2021 - Tue 26th January 2021 at Gielgud Theatre

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis.…

  • The Lion King - Set Designer

    20:00, Thu 11th February 2021 - Tue 16th February 2021 at Barbican Centre

    The Lion King is a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice along with the musical score created by Hans Zimmer with choral arrange…

  • Sunday in the Park with George - Technical Director

    21:00, Sat 3rd July 2021 at London Palladium

    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…

  • In the Heights - Publicity Designer

    20:45, Thu 8th July 2021 - Wed 14th July 2021 at Random Venue 14

    In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story is set over the course of three days, involving an ensemble cast of characters in…

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