Clint Dyer (Direction/Book/Lyrics)
was appointed as Deputy Artistic Director of the National Theatre in 2021, where he recently directed Othello, the first Black director to do so at the theatre. He directed the Olivier®, Evening Standard, and WhatsOnStage-nominated show The Big Life at Theatre Royal Stratford East, which become the first Black British musical to go the West End. He went on to write and direct Sylvia Plath and direct the award-winning The Westbridge at the Royal Court; Roy Williams’s hit play Kingston 14 at Theatre Royal Stratford-East; write Starter Motor for the BBC’s “Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle” monologues; and write and co-direct with Simon McBurney The Happy Tragedy of Being Woke for Complicité. Clint Dyer reopened the National Theatre in 2020 with Death of England: Delroy, which won Best Play at the Visionary Awards and was directed and co-written with Roy Williams. It was the sequel to the celebrated Death of England (nominated for Best Director, Black British Theatre Awards). This made him the first Black artist to act, write and direct at the National Theatre. Death of England: Face to Face, his feature-length film for the National Theatre and SKY TV, was nominated for Best Single Drama at the BAFTA TV awards, Royal Television Society Awards, Broadcast Digital Media Awards, Broadcast Awards and C21 International Awards. Clint Dyer directed Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, which received four 2022 Olivier Award® nominations including Best New Musical and won Best Original Score/New Orchestrations, was nominated for 10 WhatsOnStage awards, had two nominations for the Best Musical and Best Actor at the Evening Standard Awards and won for Best Actor in a Musical and Best Musical Director at the Black British Theatre Awards. As an actor, his work includes Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Best Actor, I.A.R. Awards) at the National Theatre. Over the course of his extensive acting career in theatre, film and television, he has worked with heralded directors Mike Leigh, Dominic Cooke, Ian Rickson, Simon McBurney, Michael Attenborough, and Alejandro Amenábar. He has won many acting awards most notably for his starring role in the film SUS. Clint Dyer was recently nominated for Best Actor for Ferryman at the Alberta Film Festival.