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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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  • Jersey Boys - Barry Belson

    20:15, Sun 14th June 2020 at Royal Opera House, London

    Jersey Boys is a jukebox musical with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. It is presented in a documentary-style format that dramatizes the formation,…

  • Jersey Boys - Tommy DeVito

    22:45, Wed 23rd September 2020 - Mon 28th September 2020 at Royal Opera House, London

    Jersey Boys is a jukebox musical with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. It is presented in a documentary-style format that dramatizes the formation,…

  • Billy Elliot the Musical - Lighting Designer

    19:30, Wed 18th November 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    Billy Elliot the Musical is a musical based on the 2000 film Billy Elliot. The music is by Elton John, and book and lyrics are by Lee Hall, who wrote the film's screenplay. The plot revolves around moth…

  • Footloose - Flute

    19:30, Thu 17th December 2020 - Sun 20th December 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    19:30, Thu 24th December 2020 - Sun 27th December 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    20:00, Thu 31st December 2020 - Sun 3rd January 2021 at Savoy Theatre

    Footloose is a 1998 musical based on the 1984 film of the same name. The music is by Tom Snow, the lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and the book by Pitchford and Walter Bobbie.

  • Twelfth Night, or What You Will - Valentine

    20:00, Thu 18th February 2021 - Sun 21st February 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Twelfth Night; or, What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play expan…

  • Hairspray - Flute

    19:15, Wed 17th March 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include…

  • Chess - The Russian

    22:00, Tue 6th April 2021 - Sat 10th April 2021 at Random Venue 60

    Chess is a musical with music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, formerly of ABBA, and with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story involves a romantic triangle between two top chess players, an American and…

  • The Taming of the Shrew - Lighting Designer

    20:15, Wed 26th May 2021 - Mon 31st May 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    22:45, Wed 2nd June 2021 - Mon 7th June 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    19:30, Wed 9th June 2021 - Mon 14th June 2021 at Haymarket 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…

  • A Raisin in the Sun - Beneatha Younger

    20:15, Tue 8th June 2021 - Fri 11th June 2021 at London Palladium

    A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes. The story is based upon a black family's experiences in…

  • Mamma Mia! - Sophie

    20:45, Thu 17th June 2021 - Sun 20th June 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:30, Thu 24th June 2021 - Sun 27th June 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    21:00, Thu 1st July 2021 - Sun 4th July 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…

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Trixie Pollitt

    20:45, Wed 11th August 2021 - Sun 15th August 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a play by Tennessee Williams. One of Williams's best-known works and his personal favorite, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. Set in the "plantation home in…

  • King Lear - Producer

    16:30, Thu 12th August 2021 - Mon 16th August 2021 at Random Venue 100
    20:00, Thu 19th August 2021 - Mon 23rd August 2021 at Random Venue 100
    20:15, Thu 26th August 2021 - Mon 30th August 2021 at Random Venue 100

    King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The title character descends into madness after disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequ…

  • Sunset Boulevard - Flute

    11:45, Tue 31st August 2021 - Sun 5th September 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    20:45, Tue 7th September 2021 - Sun 12th September 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    15:45, Tue 14th September 2021 - Sun 19th September 2021 at Almeida Theatre

    Sunset Boulevard is a musical with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the 1950 film of the same title, the plot revolves around Norma Desmond…

  • Brigadoon - Clarinet

    20:30, Wed 15th September 2021 - Mon 20th September 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as "Almost Like Being in Love" have become standards. The story involves two…

  • Carousel - Billy Bigelow, Set Designer

    19:00, Fri 5th November 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Carousel is the second musical by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The 1945 work was adapted from Ferenc Molnár's 1909 play Liliom, transplanting its Budapest setting to the Maine…

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