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Roger Rees

Rees has starred in such films as THE SCORPION KING, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, NEXT STOP WONDERLAND, TROUBLE ON THE CORNER, ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS, and Bob Fosse's STAR 80. He recently completed work on THE PALACE THIEF with Kevin Kline. He also completed directing an episode of HBO's OZ for producer Tom Fontana.

On television, Rees has a recurring role on the Emmy-winning West Wing as Lord Marbury, the British Ambassador to the United States. He has also appeared on Three Sisters, OZ;' My So-Called Life and was a series regular on Cheers, M.A.N.T.I.S. and Boston Common." He has also appeared in such movies of the weeks as The Crossing, Double Platinum, Titanic and Liberty.

Rees is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, RSC productions include Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost, Cymbeline, Much Ado About Nothing, The Suicide, and the title role in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Tony Award, Olivier Award and Emmy nomination for Best Actor).

He has also directed extensively in the theater. Rees was associate Artistic Director for the Bristol Old Vice Theatre in 1984-86, directing, among other plays Julius Caesar, Turkey Time and John Bull. He also directed Red Memories (NY Stage and Film), Mud, River Stone (Playwrightes Horizons), The Taming of the Shrew (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Old Globe Theatre, San Diego) and Arms and the Man (Roundabout).

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Roger Rees Facts

BirthdayMay 5, 1944 (79)
BirthplaceAberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.