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James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones is an American actor who in a career of more than 50 years has become known as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" and "one of the greatest actors in American history." Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has won many awards, including a Tony Award and Golden Globe Award for his role in The Great White Hope. Jones has won three Emmy Awards, including two in the same year in 1991, and he also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the film version of The Great White Hope. He is also known for his voice acting, most notably as Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise as well as in many other film, stage, and television roles.
As a child Jones overcame a stutter that lasted for several years. A pre-med major in college, he went on to serve as a U.S. Army Ranger during the Korean War, before dedicating his career to acting.
On November 12, 2011, he received an Honorary Academy Award.

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James Earl Jones is preparing for

  • All My Sons - Director

    21:00, Sat 28th August 2021 at The Old Vic

    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,…

  • Phèdre - Musical Director

    11:00, Sat 9th October 2021 - Tue 12th October 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Phèdre is a dramatic tragedy in five acts written in alexandrine verse by Jean Racine, first performed in 1677.

  • Godspell - Drums

    19:30, Sat 6th November 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    19:15, Mon 8th November 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    19:15, Tue 9th November 2021 at Random Venue 49
    19:30, Fri 12th November 2021 at Barbican Centre
    19:45, Sat 13th November 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    19:15, Mon 15th November 2021 at Random Venue 99
    19:15, Thu 18th November 2021 at Random Venue 29
    15:30, Fri 19th November 2021 at The Old Vic
    19:15, Sun 21st November 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Godspell is a musical by Stephen Schwartz and a book by John-Michael Tebelak. It opened off Broadway on May 17, 1971, and has played in various touring companies and revivals many times since, including…

  • The Imaginary Invalid - Beline

    19:30, Sun 5th December 2021 - Thu 9th December 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    The Imaginary Invalid is a three-act comédie-ballet by the French playwright Molière with dance sequences and musical interludes by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. It premiered on 10 February 1673 at the Théâ…

  • South Pacific - Bloody Mary

    19:15, Tue 7th December 2021 - Sun 12th December 2021 at Chichester Festival 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,…

  • Peter and Wendy - Lighting Designer

    22:15, Fri 10th December 2021 - Mon 13th December 2021 at London Palladium
    19:30, Fri 17th December 2021 - Mon 20th December 2021 at London Palladium
    19:15, Fri 24th December 2021 - Mon 27th December 2021 at London Palladium

    Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel, respectively. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan,…

  • Hair - Reeds

    19:30, Mon 20th December 2021 at Random Venue 81
    19:15, Tue 21st December 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    21:00, Fri 24th December 2021 at Barbican Centre
    19:30, Sun 26th December 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    19:45, Wed 29th December 2021 at Gielgud Theatre
    20:00, Sat 1st January 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolu…

  • Hamlet - The Gravediggers

    19:15, Fri 28th January 2022 - Tue 1st February 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King…

  • Romeo and Juliet - Lady Montague

    19:45, Sun 20th February 2022 - Wed 23rd February 2022 at Noël Coward 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…

  • A Raisin in the Sun - Assistant Stage Manager

    20:15, Sat 16th April 2022 - Thu 21st April 2022 at Almeida Theatre

    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…

  • Starlight Express - Wrench

    20:45, Mon 2nd May 2022 - Fri 6th May 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    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…

  • Bye Bye Birdie - Musical Director

    20:15, Sun 7th August 2022 - Thu 11th August 2022 at Savoy Theatre

    Bye Bye Birdie is a stage musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse.
    Originally titled Let's Go Steady, the satire on American society is set in 1958.…

  • The Book of Mormon - Writer

    20:30, Sat 13th August 2022 - Thu 18th August 2022 at Almeida 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…

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