Felicity Kendal and Paul Chapman in Clouds (Hampstead Theatre/Duke of York's Theatre, 1976)

Hampstead Theatre: A History in Pictures

Hampstead Theatre has seen many famous actors tread its boards over the years – from Edward Fox, John Hurt and Rowan Atkinson in the 60s and 70s to Alan Rickman, John Malkovich, Jude Law and Faye Dunaway in the 80s and 90s. Our 2012 Autumn Season also sees the return of a few familiar faces in the gallery, including Maureen Lipman and Rupert Everett.


Edward Fox in Country Dance by James Kennaway (1967)
Leonard Rossiter in The Strange Case of Martin Richter by Stanley Evenling (1968-9)
Cyd Hayman, Stuart Wilson and Patience Collier in Awake and Sing by Clifford Odets directed by Viviam Matalon (1971)
David Warner and Penelope Wilton in The Great Exhibition by David Hare (1972)
John Hurt in Ride a Cock Horse by David Mercer (1972)
Pamela Moiseiwitsch, Sheila Hancock and Yvonne Antrobus in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel (1972)
Rowan Atkinson in Beyond a Joke (1972)
Elaine Stritch and Frances de la Tour in Small Craft Warnings (1973)
Gayle Hunnicut in Ride Across Lake Constance (1973)
George Cole in Country Life by Nicholas Wood (1973)
Tom Conti and Ian Holm in Other People by Mike Stott (1974)
Billie Whitelaw in Alphabetical Order (1975)
Felicity Kendal and Paul Chapman in Clouds (Hampstead Theatre/Duke of York’s Theatre, 1976)
Nigel Hawthorne and Barbara Ferris in Clouds (Hampstead Theatre/Duke of York’s Theatre, 1976)
Janine Duvistski, Alison Steadman, Tim Stern, John Salthouse and Harriet Reynolds in Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh (1977)
Alan Rickman in Bad Language by Dusty Hughes (1983)
Rupert Graves and Dinsdale Landon in Sufficient Carbohydrate by Dennis Potter (1983)
Jane Gurnett and Fiona Shaw in Bloody Poetry by Howard Brenton (1984)
Faye Dunaway and Stephen Jenn in Circe and Brave by Donald Freed (1986)
Albert Finney and Jeff Fahey in Orphans by Lyle Kessler (1986)
Mel Smith and Bob Goody in The Gambler by Peter Brewis (1986)
Brid Brennan and Timothy Spall in Smelling a Rat by Mike Leigh (1988)
Eileen Atkins in A Room of One’s Own (1989)
Juliet Stevenson in Burn This by Lanford Wilson (1990)
John Malkovich in Burn This by Lanford Wilson (1990)
Jude Law in The Fastest Clock in the Universe by Philip Ridley (1992)
Phyllis Logan, Carmel McSherry, Alison Steadman, James Hillier-Brook and Aden Gillen in Marvin’s Room by Scott McPherson (1993)
Zoe Wanamaker and David Haig in Dead Funny by Terry Johnson (1994)
Helen Baxendale, Reece Dinsdale, Laura Harling, Alex Kingston and Jonathan Cullen in Morning and Evening by Astrid Saalbach (1995)
Rupert Everett in Some Sunny Day by Martin Sherman (1996)
Harriet Walter and Rupert Penry-Jones in Sweet Panic by Stephen Poliakoff (1996)
Haydn Gwynne in The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson (1996)
Maureen Lipman in Peggy For You by Alan Plater (1999)