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Not only does he act and write, he has also directed many stage plays, notably "Two Gentlemen of Verona" for the opening season at The Globe, and "King Lear" at Southwalk Playhouse, "The School of Night" by 'Peter Whelan' at Chichester, and "A Midsummers Night Dream".

He appeared in American Buffalo as 'Teach', and won 'best actor' for his performance as 'Roma' in Glengarry Glen Ross. He appeared as 'Hickey' in The Iceman Cometh and a variety of biblical characters in the mysteries which was recently revived to celebrate the millennium.

He worked at the Royal Court Theatre from 1965 to 1969, and here he was involved in the first production of "Saved", by Edward Bond, "Narrow Road to the Deep North" and "Early Morning", all by the same author. He won the "Most Promising Actor of the Year" in 1967, for his performance in David Storey's "The Restoration of Arnold Middleton".

In 1971, he teamed up with the actor Richard Wilson and together they ran a drama studio in north London. Their intention was to provide workshops for professional actors to meet and develop their skills. Shepherd and Richard Wilson took the classes on alternative weeks, each taking part in the others. It was during these times that Shepherd developed an interest in devising plays for theatre. He wrote "The Sleep of Reasons" which was produced at the Edinburgh festival in 1974, in 1982 he wrote "Real Time", in 1983 he wrote the play "Revelations", "Underdog" and "Clapperclaw" were both written for the for the BBC. Most recently in 1998 Shepherd wrote "Half Moon".

He was a member of the National Theatre from 1978 to 1986 and was a regular member of Bill Bryden's company in Cottlesloe.

(1991) He acted in Hugh Whitemore's play, "It's Ralph", at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Timothy West and Connie Booth in the cast. Clifford Williams was the director.

Impossible Plays: Adventures With the Cottesloe Company by Keith Dewhurst and Jack Shepherd (Methuen, 2007) ISBN: 0413775852 & ISBN-13: 9780413775856.

(1976) He acted in John Webster's play, "The White Devil", at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Glenda Jackson, Jonathan Pryce, Frances de la Tour, Patrick Magee, John Kane, James Villiers and Miriam Margolyes in the cast. Michael Lindsay-Hogg was the director.

(1998) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice", at the Playhouse Theatre in London, England with Kathryn Pogson, Norbert Kentrup, Mark Rylance and Lilo Baur in the cast. Richard Olivier was the director.

(March 1969) He acted in Edward Bond's play "Early Morning", at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Nigel Hawthorne, Tom Chadbon, Henry Woolf, Peter Blythe, Moira Redmond, Shirley Anne Field, Kenneth Cranham, Queenie Watts, Brian Croucher, James Hazeldine, Peter Sproule and Anna Wing in the cast. William Gaskill was the director.

(1972) He acted in John Ford's play, "Tis Pity She's A Whore", in an Actors' Company production at the Arts Theatre in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England with Ian McKellen (played "Giovanni"), Felicity Kendal, Robert Eddison, John Moreno, Edward Petherbridge, Frank Middlemass, Tenniel Evans, Robin Ellis, John Tordoff, Ronnie Stevens, Matthew Long, Moira Redmond, Sheila Reid, Margery Mason, Annette Badland, Caroline Blakiston and Marian Diamond in the cast. David Giles was the director.

(1974) He acted in Trevor Griffiths's play, "The Party", in a National Theatre Mobil production in London, England with Fulton Mackay, Carole Mowlam, Hugh Thomas and Sebastian Graham Jones in the cast. David Hare was the director.

(January 1978-December 1978) He acted in Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Lyttelton, Olivier, and Cottesloe Theatres in London, England in William Wycherley's play, "The Country Wife;" Sean O'Casey's play, "The Plough and the Stars;" Harley Granville Barker's play, "The Madras House;" Ben Jonson's play, "Volpone;" Ferenc Molnar's play, "The Guardsman;" play, "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight;" Georges Feydeau's play, "The Lady from Maxim's;" Robert Bolt's play, "State of Revolution;" Alan Ayckbourn's play, "Bedroom Farce;" Victor Hugo's play, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame;" Julian Mitchell's play, "Half-Life;" John MacKendrick's play, "Lavender Blue;" Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard;" Arnold Wesker's play, "Love Letters on Blue Paper;" Keith Dewhurst's play, "Lark Rise;" Henrik Ibsen's play, "Brand;" David Hare's play, "Plenty;" Odon Von Horvath and Christopher Hampton's play, "Don Juan Comes Back From the War;" William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth;" P.L. Travers's play, "Plunder;" play, "Lost Worlds;" David Mamet's play, "American Buffalo;" play, "The Woman;" William Congreve's play, "The Double Dealer;" George Bernard Shaw's play, "The Philanderer;" play, "The World Turned Upside Down;" John Galsworthy's play, "Strife;" Harold Pinter's play, "Betrayal;" Charles Wood's play, "Has 'Washington' Legs;" and play, "Herold;" with Joss Ackland, Polly Adams, Brian Blessed, Brenda Blethyn, Judi Bowker, Michael Bryant, Ian Charleson, Patience Collier, Julie Covington, Kenneth Cranham, Andrew Cruickshank, Cyril Cusack, Timothy Davies, J.G. Devlin, Edna Dore, Avril Elgar, Lynn Fairleigh, Albert Finney, Paul Freeman, Susan Fleetwood, Brenda Fricker, Michael Gambon, John Gielgud, Brian Glover, Michael Gough, Edward Hardwicke, Nicky Henson, Bob Hoskins, Richard Johnson, Sara Kestelman, Ben Kingsley, Dinsdale Landen, Susan Littler, Daniel Massey, Mark McManus, Stephen Moore, Peggy Mount, Kate Nelligan, Hugh Paddick, Richard Pearson, Ralph Richardson, Diana Rigg, Paul Scofield, Elizabeth Spriggs, John Standing, Robert Stephens, Dorothy Tutin, and Penelope Wilton in the cast.

(January 1979-December 1979) He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre, Olivier Theatre, and Cottesloe Theatre in London, England in John Galsworthy's play, "Strife;" William Congreve's play, "The Double Dealer;" play, "The Woman; William Shakespeare's plays, "Macbeth," "As You Like It," and "Richard III;" Harold Pinter's play, "Betrayal;" George Bernard Shaw's play, "The Philanderer;" P.L. Travers's play, "Plunder;" play, "Herod;" Charles Wood's play, "Has 'Washington' Legs?;" play, "The World Turned Upside Down;" Thomas Middleton's play, "A Fair Quarrel;" Eugene O'Neill's play, "The Long Way Home;" Leo Tolstoy's play, "The Fruits of Enlightenment;" Somerset Maugham's play, "For Services Rendered;" Keith Dewhurst's plays, "Lark Rise" and "Candleford;" play, "Beowulf;" Simon Gray's play, "Close of Play;" Aeschylus's play "The Oresteia;" Friedrich Schnitzler and Tom Stoppard's play, "Undiscovered Country;" play, "Dispatches;" Peter Logan's play, "Fall;" Arthur Miller's play, "Death of A Salesman;" Arthur L. Kopit's play, "Wings;" Peter Shaffer's play, "Amadeus;" J.B. Priestley's play, "When We Are Married;" play, "A Country Calendar;" and Henrik Ibsen's play, "The Wild Duck;" with Robin Bailey, Brenda Blethyn, Judi Bowker, Michael Bryant, Yvonne Bryceland, Selina Cadell, Simon Callow, Anna Carteret, Oliver Cotton, Andrew Cruickshank, Constance Cummings, J.G. Devlin, Edna Dore, Michael Feast, Albert Finney, Alison Fiske, Susan Fleetwood, Paul Freeman, Michael Gambon, Brian Glover, Gawn Grainger, Nicky Henson, Greg Hicks, Ian Hogg, Bob Hoskins, Harold Innocent, Peter Jeffrey, Felicity Kendall, Sara Kestelman, Dinsdale Landen, Phyllida Law, Doreen Mantle, Anna Massey, Daniel Massey, Mark McManus, Warren Mitchell, Stephen Moore, John Normington, Bill Owen, Joyce Redman, Ralph Richardson, Joan Sanderson, Leslie Sands, Paul Scofield, John Standing, Robert Stephens, Dorothy Tutin, June Watson, Penelope Wilton, and John Wood in the cast.

(January, April, June-December 1980) He acted in the British National Theatre Season Repertoire of Athol Fugard's play, "A Lesson From Aloes," Peter Shaffer's play, "Amadeus," William Shakespeare's plays, "As You Like It," "Othello," and Richard III;" Arthur Miller's plays, "Death of a Salesman and "The Crucible;" David Storey's play, "Early Days," Terence Rattigan's plays, "Harlequinade" and "The Browning Version;" Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's play, "Hiawatha," Eugene O'Neill's plays, "Hughie," "The Iceman Cometh," and "The Long Voyage Home;" Nigel Williams's play, "Line 'Em," Alan Ayckbourn's play, "Sisterly Feelings," Henrik Ibsen's play, "The Wild Duck," Bernard Pomerance's play, "The Elephant Man," Howard Brenton's play, "The Romans in Britain," Bertolt Brecht's play, "The Life of Galileo," John Vanbrugh's play, "The Provok'd Wife," religious plays, "The Passion" and "The Nativity;" Harold Pinter's play, "The Caretaker," play, "Thee and Me," Tom Stoppard's play, "Undiscovered Country," Lillian Helman's play, "Watch on the Rhine," and J.B. Priestley's play, "When We Are Married," at the Olivier Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, and Cottesloe Theatre in London, England with Peggy Ashcroft, Robin Bailey, Gillian Barge, Brenda Blethyn, Michael Bryant, Yvonne Bryceland, David Burke, Selina Cadell, Simon Callow, Anna Carteret, Kenneth Cranham, Andrew Cruickshank, Phil Daniels, J.G. Devlin, Mark Dignam, Edna Dore, Lindsay Duncan, Susan Engel, Michael Gambon, Brian Glover, Gawn Grainger, Nicky Henson, Greg Hicks, Ian Hogg, Harold Innocent, Peter Jeffrey, Felicity Kendall, Sara Kestelman, Michael Kitchen, Phyllida Law, Alec McCowen, Peter McEnery, Geraldine McEwan, Mark McManus, Warren Mitchell, Stephen Moore, John Normington, Bill Owen, Jonathan Pryce, Joyce Redman, Ralph Richardson, Joan Sanderson, Leslie Sands, Paul Scofield, Frederick Treves, Dorothy Tutin, Penelope Wilton, and John Wood in the cast.

(1980) He acted in the play, "The Nativity", in a British National Theatre production at the Cottesloe Theatre in London, England with Brian Glover, David Bradley, J.G. Devlin, Edna Doré, Tony Haygarth, John Tams, Barrie Rutter and Bryan Pringle in the cast. Bill Bryden was the director.

(1982) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream", in a British National Theatre production at the Cottesloe Theatre in London, England with Paul Scofield, Susan Fleetwood, Derek Newark, James Ellis, Karl Johnson, David Rintoul, J.G. Devlin, Tony Haygarth, Edna Doré and Edward de Souza in the cast. Bill Bryden was the director.

(July 1982-September 1982) He acted in the British National Theatre Season Repertoire at the Cottesloe, Lyttelton, and Olivier Theatre in London, England in Georg Buchner's play, "Danton's Death;" Moliere's play, "Don Juan;" Frank Loesser's musical, "Guys and Dolls;" Anton Chekhov's play, "Uncle Vanya;" Arthur Wing Pinero's play, "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray;" Tom Stoppard and Johann Nestroy's play, "On The Razzle;" John Gay's play, "The Beggar's Opera;" Heinrich Von Kleist's play, "The Prince of Homberg;" Alan Ayckbourn's play, "Way Upstream;" Bertolt Brecht's plays, "The Caucasian Chalk Circle," and "Schweyk In the Second World War;" Miguel De Cervantas's play, "Don Quixote;" Oscar Wilde's play, "The Importance of Being Earnest;" and Thomas Kyd's play, "The Spanish Tragedy:" with Michael Bryant, Ian Charleson, Julie Covington, Brian Cox, Judi Dench, J.G. Devlin, Edna Dore, Lindsay Duncan, Susan Fleetwood, Brian Glover, Nigel Havers, Tony Haygarth, Anthony Head, Greg Hicks, Bob Hoskins, Harold Innocent, Martin Jarvis, Paul Jones, Felicity Kendal, Dinsdale Landen, Patti Love, Cherie Lunghi, Alfred Lynch, Anna Massey, Julia McKenzie, John Normington, Bill Paterson, Paul Rogers, Paul Scofield, Nicholas Selby, Imelda Staunton, Zoe Wanamaker, June Watson, and Janet Whiteside in the cast.

(February 1983 to March 1983; July 1983 to September 1983) He acted in the British National Theatre Season Repertoire at the Cottesloe, Lyttelton, and Olivier Theatres in London, England in Frank Leosser's musical, "Guys and Dolls;" John Gay's play, "The Beggar's Opera;" Alan Ayckbourn's play, "Way Upstream;" Bertolt Brecht and Eisler's play, "Schweyk In the Second World War;" Oscar Wilde's play, "The Importance of Being Earnest;" Thomas Kyd's play, "The Spanish Tragedy;" David Hare's play, "A Map Of the World;" George Bernard Shaw's play, "Major Barbara;" Peter Gill's plays, "A Kick for Touch," and "Small Change;" William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream;" Harold Pinter's play, "Other Places;" Alfred Du Musset's play, "Lorenzaccio;" Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play, "The Rivals;" Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's play, "You Can't Take It With You;" Jean Giradoux's play, "The Trojan War Will Not Take Place;" John Marston and David A. Blostein's play, "The Fawn;" plays, "One Woman Plays;" Christopher Hampton's play, "Tales from Hollywood;" and David Mamet's play, "Glengarry Glen Ross;" with Clive Arrindell, Norman Beaton, Michael Bryant, Yvonne Bryceland, Kenneth Cranham, Annette Crosbie, Edward De Souza, Judi Dench, J.G. Devlin, Jane Downs, Susan Fleetwood, Barry Foster, Michael Gambon, Brian Glover, Stefan Gryff, Nigel Havers, Patricia Hayes, Tony Haygarth, James Hazeldine, Greg Hicks, Ronald Hines, Michael Hordern, Martin Jarvis, Karl Johnson, Paul Jones, Jane Lapotaire, James Laurenson, Patti Love, Brewster Mason, Anna Massey, Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Bill Nighy, John Normington, Nicola Pagett, Bill Paterson, Trevor Peacock, Edward Petherbridge, Sian Philips, Diana Quick, Ralph Richardson, Paul Rogers, Patrick Ryecart, Paul Scofield, Roshan Seth, Fiona Shaw, Belinda Sinclair, Imelda Staunton, Maggie Steed, Zoe Wanamaker June Watson, Billie Whitelaw, Penelope Wilton, and David Yelland in the cast.

(May 22, 1984) He acted in Clifford Odets' play, "Golden Boy", in a British National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Derek Newark, Lisa Eichhorn, Jeremy Flynn, Karl Johnson, Trevor Ray and Edward de Souza in the cast. Bill Bryden was the director.

(January-February 1986, June 1986, October-December 1986) He acted in the British National Theatre Repertoire Season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, and Olivier Theatre in London, England in Peter Shaffer's play, "Yonadab;" Tom Stoppard's plays, "The Real Inspector Hound," and "Dalliance;" Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play, "The Critic;" Alan Ayckbourn's plays, "A Chorus of Disapproval," and "Tons of Money;" Howard Brenton's play, "Pravda;" Neil Simon's play, "Brighton Beach Memoirs;" William Congreve's play, "Love for Love;" George Bernard Shaw's play, "Mrs Warren's Profession;" John Webster's play, "The Duchess of Malfi,;" Charlotte Chandler's play, "Not About Heroes;" William Shakespeare's plays, "Hamlet," and "King Lear;" Athol Fugard's play, "The Road to Mecca;" Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard;" Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's play, "The Threepenny Opera;" Sarah Daniels's play, "Neaptide;" play, "Futurists;" David Wood's play, "The Pied Piper;" Richard Peaslee's play, "Animal Farm;" Franz Werfel's play, "Jacobowsky and The Colonel;" Arthur Wing Pinero's play, "The Magistrate;" David Hare's play, "The Bay At Nice;" Arthur Miller's play, "The American Clock;" Stephen Poliakoff's play, "Coming In To Land;" and Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz's play, "The Mother;" with Robin Bailey, Desmond Barrit, Alan Bates, Suzanne Bertish, Brenda Blethyn, Eleanor Bron, Michael Bryant, Yvonne Bryceland, Selina Cadell, Simon Cadell, David Calder, Charlotte Cornwell, Gemma Craven, Tim Curry, Daniel Day Lewis, Frances De La Tour, Sally Dexter, Russell Dixon, Simon Dutton, Julian Fellowes, Alison Fiske, Michael Gambon, Robert Glenister, Sheila Hancock, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Head, Greg Hicks, Clare Higgins, Anthony Hopkins, Kelly Hunter, Geoffrey Hutchings, Jonathan Hyde, Barry Ingham, Sara Kestelman, Roy Kinnear, Leigh Lawson, Nicholas Le Prevost, Nigel Le Vaillant, Hugh Lloyd, Stephen Mackintosh, Anna Massey, Tim McInnery, Ian McKellen, Claire Moore, Stephen Moore, Wendy Morgan, Bill Nighy, Bob Peck, Edward Petherbridge, Joan Plowright, Amanda Redman, Moira Redmond, Michael Simkins, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Stewart, Ken Stott, Zoe Wanamaker, Marcia Warren, Jane Wenham, and Irene Worth in the cast.

(1991) He acted in Hugh Whitemore's play, "It's Ralph," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Timothy West and Connie Booth in the cast. Clifford Williams was director.


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