Ray Fearon

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Ray Fearon (2012)

Ray Fearon (born June 1, 1967 in London , England ) is a British actor in film and television .


Ray Fearon trained as an actor at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London. He has appeared as a stage actor in numerous theater productions on various British stages. He has performed at the Everyman Theater in Liverpool , the Contact Theater and the Royal Exchange Theaters in Manchester , the Oxford Playhouse in Oxford , the Barn Theater in Kent and the Almeida Theater and the Crucible Theater in Sheffield .

He has appeared regularly with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and in London. He played there, among others, Longaville in Lost Love Labor , Prince of Morocco in The Merchant of Venice (1994), Paris in Troilus and Cressida (1996) and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (1997). In the 1999/2000 season he played the title role in Othello with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican Theater in London, and later also in Stratford . He was the first black actor in this role since the American singer and actor Paul Robeson , who played Othello in 1959. In 2000 he played the Marquis von Posa in Friedrich Schiller's play Don Carlos at the Pit Theater in London . In 2000 he played the Marquis of Posa at the Harvey Theater in New York . Later followed the title role in Pericles (2002 at the Round House Theater in London; later in Stratford) and the Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream (2004 at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield).

Fearon also took on roles in film and television . He took on several continuous series roles, recurring episode roles and guest roles. He played in the British television series and soap operas As If , Waking the Dead - On behalf of the dead and doctors . He was best known for his role as the mechanic Nathan Cooper on the long-running soap opera Coronation Street .

In 2010 Fearon was seen on German television together with Rebecca Immanuel in the ZDF television film Ein Sommer in Kapstadt ; he played the role of the South African photographer Gabriel Swart. In the ZDF television film Beate Uhse - The Right to Love (2011), a film adaptation of Beate Uhse's life , he played Jeff, Beate Uhse's black lover. In the 2nd season of the British television series Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators (2019), he took on one of the leading roles in the episode as Major Tony Suffolk, one of the suspected actors in a role-playing group.

His film roles include: the servant Francisco in Hamlet directed by Kenneth Branagh , the centaur Firenze in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and Jimi in Oskar Roehler's road movie Lulu & Jimi .

In 2006 he took part in the fourth season of the British television show Strictly Come Dancing with Camilla Dallerup , but was selected by viewers in week 6 via telephone voting.

Fearon has a daughter from his previous association with actress Jane Gurnett . In 2006/2007 he was in a relationship with the model Elle Macpherson .

Filmography (selection)

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Individual evidence

  1. Ray Fearon  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Biography at Filmportal.de@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / www.filmportal.de  
  2. Ray Fearon Biography (1967-) biography and list of roles at Filmreference.com
  3. ^ First black Othello at RSC since Robeson The Independent, April 16, 1999
  4. Don Carlos (RSC) ( Memento of the original from November 29, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Performance review on Whatsonstage.com January 21, 2000 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.whatsonstage.com
  5. Don Carlos . Performance review by Curtain Up on May 14, 2000
  6. The New York Times Theater Reviews 1999-2000 , p. 324 (performance review online at Google Books)
  7. ^ Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators . Plot, cast and picture gallery. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  8. ^ Ray Fearon voted out of Strictly Come Dancing . BBC press release of November 11, 2006
  9. ^ MacPherson splits from Ray Fearon . Showbiz from April 21, 2007