KEVIN SPACEY is Artistic Director of The Old Vic Theatre Company. He directed its inaugural production Cloaca, before appearing in National Anthems, The Philadelphia Story, Richard II, A Moon for the Misbegotten, which subsequently transferred to Broadway and most recently Speed-the-Plow, with Jeff Goldblum, directed by Matthew Warchus.
Previous theatre includes The Iceman Cometh (Evening Standard and Olivier Awards for Best Actor) directed by Howard Davies (Almeida, Old Vic and Broadway); Lost in Yonkers (Tony Award, Best Supporting Actor); Long Day's Journey into Night, with Jack Lemmon, directed by Jonathan Miller (Broadway and West End) and The Seagull (Kennedy Center).
Films include: Superman Returns, Beyond the Sea (director and actor), The Usual Suspects (Academy Award, Best Supporting Actor), American Beauty (Academy and BAFTA Awards, Best
Actor), Swimming with Sharks, Se7en, LA Confidential, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Negotiator, Hurlyburly, K-Pax and The Shipping News.
His production company Trigger Street has produced the films The United States of Leland, The Big Kahuna, 21 for Sony Pictures, Bernard And Doris starring Ralph Fiennes and Susan Sarandon, which was nominated for 10 Emmy Awards and 3 Golden Globes. Their next feature Fanboys will be released in early 2009. His latest film Shrink with Robin Williams will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
In addition he will be seen in Nick Moran's film Telstar opposite Colm O'Neil and Pam Ferris, which recently debuted at the London Film Festival. He was most recently nominated for an Emmy and Golden Globe Award as Best Actor for his performance as Ron Klain in Recount, a co-production between Trigger Street and HBO, a behind-the-scenes account of the 36-day battle for the Presidency in 2000 between Bush Gore and won the Emmy for Best Film of the Year.
He is currently Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Oxford University. He was recently honored with a special Evening Standard Theatre Award for bringing new life to the Old Vic.
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