Jeffery Kissoon

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Jeffery Kissoon

Jeffery Kissoon is an award winning actor, director and drama teacher who has worked extensively in British theatre, television, film and radio working with leading directors such as Peter Brook, Peter Hall, Trevor Nunn, Nicholas Hytner, Robert Lapage, Calixto Bieto and Janet Suzman. He trained at Canley College, Warwick University and began his acting career playing “Malcolm” in Peter Coe’s production of “The Black Macbeth at the Roundhouse Theatre, London. 

Theatre credits include: Shakespeare in The Abbey (Shakespeare Globe); In The Jungle Of Cities (Arcola); Julius Caesar (title role), Measure For Measure, As You Like It, Love’s Labours Lost, The Jail Diary Of Albe Sachs, The Tempest (RSC); Waiting For Godot (WYP/Talawa); Antony And Cleopatra (Liverpool Everyman); The Mahabharata, Hamlet (Peter Brook, World Tour); Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oedipus, The King, Caucasian Chalk Circle (RNT/ Complicite); Merchant Of Venice, Oedipus The King, Oedipus Colonus, The Coup,  Fix Up (RNT); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nathan The Wise (Chichester); Life Is A  Dream (Edinburgh/BAM); War And Peace (Shared Experience); Orestes (Tricycle/ Tour); Tamburlaine The Great (Bristol/Barbican); The Tempest, Macbeth, Othello, The  Merchant Of Venice, The Sign In Sidney Brutstein’s Window, The Tempest, The Way  Of The World (Birmingham Rep); Othello, Last Missionary (Bristol); Antony And Cleopatra (Talawa/Liverpool/Bloomsbury); Dr Faustus (Royal Exchange); The Free State (Tour); Tamburlaine (Citizens/Edinburgh); Barbarians (Greenwich); The Great  And Small, Marino Faliero, Macbeth, Amazonia (Young Vic); Kingdom Of Earth (English Speaking Theatre Vienna); Life Is A Dream (Lyceum/Barbican/NY); King  Lear (Derby Playhouse); Cheapside, The Island, The Meeting, The Dove (Warehouse Theatre); Resurrection (Lichfield/Garrick); An African Cargo (Nitro); The Archbishop And The Antichrist (Soho Theatre); City Sugar (Bush Theatre); Glorious Things, In The Solitude Of Cotton Fields (Almeida); Marat Sade, Oroonoko,  Threepenny Opera (Citizens Theatre); Reflections (Theatre Royal Haymarket);  Streamers (Liverpool Playhouse); The Gods Are Not To Blame (Talawa).

Television credits include: The Canterville Ghost, De Life, Atlantis, Holby City, Private Banking, Spooks, Doctors, Casualty, Kiss Of Death,  Eastenders, Brothers And Sisters, Miss Marple, Grease Monkeys, Space: 1999,  Beryl’s Lot, Dalziel And Pascoe, Very Like A Whale, Cargo Kings, Grange Hill, Joe  And Mary, Rocky Marciano Is Dead, The Bill, The Young Indiana Jones, and Z Cars.

Film credits include: Allelujah!, Catherine Called Birdy, The Nativity Story, Dirty Pretty Things, The Tragedy Of Hamlet (Peter  Brook); Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh); Only Love, Underbelly, Ham & The Piper, Crossing Bridges, Julius Caesar, and The Mahabharata.  

Radio credits include: Tamburlaine: The Shadow Of God, Rudy’s Rare Records (4 Series), Atonement, The Ministry Of Performing Arts, Gone, Dionysos, The City Speaks: Broken Chain (BBC).

Directing include: Hamlet, The Meeting/Vision Of Youth, Danny And The Deep Blue Sea (Nubian Nights); Knock Down Ginger, Where The Flowers Grow, Naked Soldiers (Warehouse Theatre); Ave Africa (Double Edge Theatre).