Michael Feast has appeared on many of the UK’s most prestigious stages. In 1999, he made his debut at the Royal National Theatre with The Forest, going on that year to...Read More
Michael Feast has appeared on many of the UK’s most prestigious stages. In 1999, he made his debut at the Royal National Theatre with The Forest, going on that year to play Macheath in Beggars Opera in Wilton’s Music Hall. In 2000 he performed in the English Touring Theatre’s production of The Cherry Orchard, and in The Accused at the Haymarket Theatre Royal in London’s West End. In 2001 he performed Barratt in The Servant at the Hammersmith Lyric Theatre, and in 2002 worked with director Sean Holmes twice, returning to the National to play Ted in The Mentalists and in the part of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at the Chichester Festival Theatre. His subsequent three parts all saw him appear at Chichester (2003-4), as Dr Dorn in The Seagull, the title role in Nathan The Wise, and as Woalnd in The Master and Margarita. Before returning to Chichester as Mephistopheles in Dr Faustus, he played Fagin in the Lyric Hammersmith’s Oliver Twist (2004), and in 2005 appeared as Mr Smith in The World’s Biggest Diamond at the Royal Court. 2006 saw him play Theseus in Phaedra at the Donmar Warehouse, and in 2007 he played Feste in Twelfth Night and Macduff in Macbeth, both of which premiered at the Chichester Theatre, the latter transferring to the West End and Broadway.
Feast’s television roles include Fields of Gold (2002), State of Play (2003) and Peter Ackroyd’s London (2003). In 2005, he appeared in the BBC’s New Tricks, ITV’s third series of Murphy’s Law, Jericho, and as Cardinal Pole in BBC’s Elizabeth: Virgin Queen. He played the head of Naval Intelligence in Lusitania in 2006, and in 2007 featured in Silent Witness, Miss Marple, and Inspector Lynley. Film work includes Young Blades, Sleepy Hollow, Long Time Dead, Boudicca, and in 2006 The Deaths of Ian and Penelope.Read Less
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