director of London's National Theatre [September 2003]
Director of the British National Theatre in London, England [December 2009]
He was awarded the 1996 Drama Logue Award for Direction for "Carousel" in the Royal National Theatre production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
He was awarded the 1996 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Director of a Musical for "Carousel" in the Royal National Theatre production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Personal Quotes (2)
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)
On being awarded Knighthood in 2010: I'm delighted and flattered.