The Balancing Act: Actor, writer, director Giles Terera shared some of the lessons he has learned about acting and theatre in a career which has taken him from Hamlet to Hamilton (for which he won the 2018 Olivier award for Best actor in a Musical)

About Giles

Giles’ theatre credits include: The Meaning of Zong at the Bristol old Vic, Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre (for which he won an Olivier award for Best Actor in a Musical), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the Donmar Warehouse, The Merchant of Venice at the Globe Theatre and international tour, Pure Imagination at the St James Theatre, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at the National Theatre, King John at the Globe Theatre and UK Tour, The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre, The Tempest for Trevor Nunn at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Hamlet and Death & The King’s Horseman at the National Theatre, Don’t You Leave Me Here at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Playboy of the Western World at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Avenue Q at the Noel Coward Theatre.

Giles played Sammy Davis Junior in The Rat Pack at The Strand Theatre, Jailhouse Rock at The Piccadilly Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth, 125th Street at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Rent at the Prince of Wales Theatre, You Don’t Kiss at Stratford Circus, Up On The Roof at the Chichester Festival Theatre, The Tempest with the RSC, Six Degrees of Separation at the Sheffield Crucible, Generations of the Dead at the Young Vic, Bill Shakespeare’s Italian Job at the Gilded Balloon Edinburgh and the Playbox Theatre Warwick, Demon Headmaster and The Animals of Farthing Wood at the Pleasance Theatre.

Other National Theatre credits include: The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Troilus and Cressida, Candide, Honk! and Darker Face of the Earth.

Film and TV appearances include: London Boulevard, Horrible Histories and Doctors for the BBC.