WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
devotion to Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
began with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival's inaugural production
in which he played Lysander. While studying renaissance drama
as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University a few years later, he
directed another production of the play that led to an offer to
direct "Privileged." A comedy written by Hoffman and
"Restoration" screenwriter Rupert Walters, this undergraduate
film featured the debut performances of Hugh Grant, James Wilby
and Imogen Stubbs.
Hoffman most recently helmed "One Fine Day," with Michelle
Pfeiffer and George Clooney and the Academy Award®-winning
"Restoration" starring Robert Downey Jr. Hoffman's other
credits include "Soapdish," with Sally Field and Kevin
Kline; "Restless Native," "Some Girls" and
"Promised Land," which he also wrote.
A native of Idaho, he is one of the founders and a current member
of the Board of Trustees for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival in
Boise. The festival draws more than 30,000 patrons to summer repertory
performances and is currently in the process of building a $3
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