• Lu Kemp Artistic Director

Day 9 - An Actor's Choice No. 1

Happy World Theatre Day!


Today we launch a strand in which actors we love tell us about a play they love and would love to perform in.


Here Grant O'Rourke - Algernon in our production of The Importance of Being Earnest and Rupert MacKenzie in Outlander - talks about his favourite play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern by Tom Stoppard.


'Whenever I was watching romantic comedies, I was always fixated on the side characters, you know, the two main characters always get together and that's their happy ending and I always wondered what happened to the side characters. What's their happy ending?'


Grant introduces the play:



Rosencrantz's monologue, performed by Grant O'Rourke.



With our thanks to Tom Stoppard and United Agents.


Grant O'Rourke


Grant trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  A multi award winning theatre actor, he is better known as series regular Rupert MacKenzie on Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Outlander [STARZ].


He has over 25 credits with BBC Radio 4, recording stories, dramas and serials including McLevy, Rebus and Look Back In Anger with Ben Wishaw.


Grant has worked extensively in theatre appearing in 40 productions over the last 15 years with companies such as The Royal Lyceum, The Traverse, The Tron and the Citizens.


TV/Film include Outlander [STARZ], In Plain Sight [ITV], Scot Squad [Comedy Unit/BBC], M.I. High [BBC], Still Game [BBC], Bob Servant [BBC], High Times [STV], Up There [Wilder Films], Crying With Laughter [Synchronicity Films]





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