Toby Sedgwick

Toby Sedgwick worked with Danny Boyle on the London 2012 Olympics as Director of Movement and Choreographer for the first 20 minutes (Green and Pleasant land/Industrial Revolution). He won the 2008 Olivier Award as Director of Movement and Horse Choreographer for War Horse, and played Ted Narracot in the original production. He trained at the Jacques Lecoq School in Paris, where he founded The Moving Picture Mime Show, which established itself as one of the innovators of physical theatre throughout the world. His work as Director of Movement has been seen worldwide: A Dog’s Heart for De Nederlandse Opera, La Scala, Lyon opera, and English National Opera, Tintin (Barbican Theatre), Swallows and Amazons (Bristol Old Vic), The 39 Steps (West End, Broadway, Japan, Russia, Korea, Australia and Europe), War Horse productions in New York, Toronto, Berlin, a UK and a North American Tour. He worked with Danny Boyle as Movement Director on Frankenstein at the National Theatre. Other major companies include the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Young Vic and Manchester Royal Exchange where he worked with Pete Postlethwaite on The Tempest. Films include: 28 Days Later and Sunshine for Danny Boyle, and Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang for Susannah White, he also appeared in Nanny McPhee and 28 Days Later. As an actor he has frequently co-devised work with Simon McBurney and Complicite, (most recently in the Master and Margarita), played Harpo Marx in Animal Crackers, appeared in The Play What I Wrote in the West End, Vacuums a film by Stomp, and Laissez Passer for Bertrand Tavernier. He directed The Mill for Ockham”s Razor at The Royal Opera House and for a major UK tour; he is in production as co-director of a stage adaptation of a film for 2015.

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