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NICHOLAS HYTNER (Director) earned a distinguished reputation as one of Britain's most lauded theatre directors before turning his attentions to motion pictures.

He made his motion picture directorial debut with "The Madness of King George," which received four Academy Awarded nominations. His next project was the film adaptation of Arthur Miller's acclaimed play "The Crucible," starring Daniel Day Lewis and Winona Ryder.

Hytner staged numerous productions at the Royal National Theatre including the premieres of Joshua Sobol's "Ghetto," "Alan Bennett's "The Madness of George III" as well as Bennett's adaptation of"The Wind in the Willows" and Martin McDonagh's "The Cripple of Inishmaan."

He directed the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1988 production of "Measure for Measure," as well as "The Tempest" and "King Lear." His most recent West End production was "The Importance of Being Earnest," with Maggie Smith.

For the musical theatre, Hytner staged the original production of "Miss Saigon" which has toured internationally and is still running in London and on Broadway. His National Theatre production of "Carousel," which opened on Broadway in 1994, earned five Tony Awards including Best Director.

Hytner has also directed operas in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Geneva, Munich, Chicago and Moscow.

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