Gawn Grainger is a British stage and screen actor. Recently he performed in Onassis at the Derby and Novello Theatres (2010), A Woman Killed With Kindness at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton (2011), and in The Recruiting Officer at the Donmar Warehouse (2012).Read more >>
Gawn Grainger is a British stage and screen actor who trained for the stage at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.
Grainger made his first London appearance as a boy in 1950, when he played the Boy King in Ivor Novello's King's Rhapsody at the Palace Theatre. He joined Laurence Olivier's National Theatre at the Old Vic company in 1972 and has appeared in well over 20 National Theatre productions. As well as various regional and Broadway appearances, he has also performed at a great number of West End theatres, including the Garrick, Duke of York’s, Harold Pinter, Wyndhams and Novello Theatres, and in prestigious London theatres, including the Almeida, Donmar, Bush, Hampstead and Southwark Playhouse. Recently he performed in Onassis at the Derby and Novello Theatres (2010), A Woman Killed With Kindness at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton (2011), and in The Recruiting Officer at the Donmar Warehouse (2012).
Among Grainger’s notable television roles are the Apostle Andrew in Son of Man (play) by Dennis Potter (1969); the Earl of Kildare in The Shadow of the Tower (1972); and George Stephenson in the Doctor Who serial The Mark of the Rani (1985). American fans of game shows may remember Gawn Grainger as an occasional panelist on the syndicated, New York-based What's My Line? series in 1968.
Grainger is also a playwright, authoring Four to One (1976), Vamp Till Ready (1978), Lies in Plastic Smiles (1979) and Paradise Lost (1980).