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Nicholas Hytner

Nicholas Hytner was born on May 7, 1956 in Manchester, England. He is known for his work on The History Boys (2006), The Crucible (1996) and The Madness of King George (1994). See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 National Theatre Live: The Hard Problem (directed for stage)
 2013 National Theatre Live: Othello (director: National Theatre) / (production)
 2012 National Theatre Live: Travelling Light (directed for the stage by)
 2011 National Theatre Live: Collaborators (directed for the stage by)
 2011 National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (directed for the stage by)
 2010 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (production by - 1 episode)
- Verdi: Don Carlo (2010) ... (production by)
 2010 National Theatre Live: Hamlet (directed for the stage by)
 2010 National Theatre Live: London Assurance (directed for the stage by)
 2010 National Theatre Live: The Habit of Art (directed for the stage by)
 2010 Don Carlo (TV Movie) (directed for the stage by)
 2009 National Theatre Live: Phèdre (directed for the stage by)
 2006 Così fan tutte (TV Movie) (directed for stage)
 2006 The History Boys (director: National Theatre)
 1998 Twelfth Night, or What You Will (TV Movie) (directed for the stage by)
 1995 Great Arias: The Cunning Little Vixen (TV Short) (stage director)
 1995 The Cunning Little Vixen (TV Movie) (stage director)
 1991 La clemenza di Tito (TV Movie) (directed for the stage by)
 1988 Xerxes (TV Movie) (directed for the stage by)
 1985 King Priam (TV Movie) (stage director)
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Other Works:

He directed Kenneth Grahame and Alan Bennett's play, "The Wind in the Willows," in a Royal National Theatre production at the Laurence Olivier Theatre in London, England with Griff Rhys Jones, Michael Bryant, David Bamber, and Richard Briers in the cast. See more »

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4 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

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Personal Quote:

I can't think of anyone who was more loved and admired at the National than John. We've all lost count of the number of shows he did here - and he brought to all of them warmth, wit and an absolute dedication to the truth. He was a superb actor - one of those whose talent and skill make the English theatre pre-eminent. And he was a marvellous man. (On the death of John Normington) See more »


He was awarded the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Drama. See more »

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