Declan Donnellan

Declan Donnellan born in 1953, is an English film/stage director and author. He is the co-founder of Cheek by Jowl theatre company with Nick Ormerod and Associated Director of the National Theatre in London. Declan Donnellan receives a star on the Walk of Fame for excellence of his creation and the dialogue imposed between the artists of the European cultures. Since the establishing of Cheek by Jowl, Donnellan directed tens of productions for the company, which are still being performed throughout the world. The shows are presented in three languages: English, Russian and French. As the Associate Director of the National Theatre in London, his performances include Fuenteovenjuna, Sweeney Todd, The Mandate and both parts of Angels in America. He was invited by Claudio Abbado to stage Falstaff in Salzburg, by Lev Dodin to direct The Winter's Tale at the Maly Drama Theatre in St Petersburg, by Peter Brook to direct Andromaque at the Bouffes Du Nord in Paris. In 2000, Chekhov Festival invited Donnellan to form a company of actors in Moscow. Their productions now include Boris Godunov, Twelfth Night, Three Sisters, and The Tempest. In Moscow, he also has a close relationship with the Bolshoi, where he directed Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. In 2008, he received the Charlemagne Award, together with Craig Ventner and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Declan Donnellan received awards in several cities, including Moscow, Paris, New York, and he was distinguished with the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his creation in France. He is the president of the Foundation of Russian Theatre Confederation. His book, The Actor and the Target, originally published in Russian in 2001, has since appeared in over a dozen languages, including Romanian. His film, Bel-Ami, co-directed with Nick Ormerod, was released in 2012.

“Founder, together with Nick Ormerod, of the Cheek by Jowl, Associate Director of the National Theatre in London, invited by Claudio Abbado to stage Falstaff in Salzburg, by Lev Dodin at the Maly Drama Theater, by Peter Brook at the Bouffes du Nord, by Chekhov Festival in Moscow, Declan Donnellan receives a star on the Sibiu Walk of Fame for the excellence of his creation and the dialogue imposed between the artists of the European cultures.”
(Constantin Chiriac)

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