Desmond Barrit


Curriculum Vitae


Title Character Director Venue
Apologia Hugh Jaime Lloyd Trafalgar Studios
The Rivals Air Anthony Absolute Dominic Hill Bristol Old Vic & Tour
Before I Leave Evan Matthew Dunster National Theatre
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Big Daddy Robert Hastie Theatre Clywd
A Damsel in Distress Keggs Rob Ashford Chichester Festival Theatre
Harvey Judge Gaffney Lindsay Posner Birmingham Rep/West End
Therese Raquin Michaud Jonathan Munby Bath Theatre Royal
The Birthday Party Goldberg Blanche McIntyre Royal Exchange Theatre
Wicked The Wizard Joe Mantello Apollo Theatre
Merry Wives of Windsor Falstaff Phillip Bream RSC
DIe Fledermaus Frosch John Copley National Opera
Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 Falstaff Sir Peter Hall Bath Theatre Royal
Habit of Art Auden Nicholas Hytner National Theatre
Twelfth Night Feste Peter Wilson Theatre Royal Norwich
Merry Wives of Windsor Falstaff Greg Doran RSC
She Stoops to Conquer Hardcastle Braham Murray Royal Exchange Theatre
History Boys Hector Nicholas Hytner National Theatre
Stuff Happens Dick Cheney Nicholas Hytner National Theatre
A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum Pseudolus Ed Hall National Theatre
Mountain Giants Coltrone Bill Gaskill National Theatre
The Wind in the Willows Toad Nicholas Hytner National Theatre
Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 Falstaff Michael Attenborough RSC
A Midsummer Nights Dream Bottom Adrien Noble RSC
Twelfth Night Malvolio Ian Judge RSC
A Comedy of Errors Antipholus Ian Judge RSC
King Lear Gloucester Cicely Berry RSC
The Tempest Trinculo Nicholas Hytner RSC
The Dybbuk Michael Mark Rosenblatt BAC
Accidental Death of an Anarchist Bertozzo Michael Grandage Donmar Warehouse
Real Inspector Hound Birdboot Greg Doran Birdhouse
Dubarry Louis Ian Marshall Fisher Her Majesty's Theatre
Eurydice Moniseur Henry Simon Godwin Whitehall Theatre
The Liar Cliton Jonathan Lynn Old Vic
The Scarlett Pimpernel Brogard / Gelliband Nicholas Hytner Her Majesty's Theatre
The Merchant Of Venice / On The Razzle Shylock / Zangler Peter Wood Chichester Festival Theatre
The Seagull Sorin Steven Pimlott Chichester Festival Theatre
A View From The Bridge Eddie Carbone Rachel Kavanagh Greenwich Theatre
This Is A Chair Tom Stephen Daldry Royal Court
Then Again Ensemble Neil Bartlett Lyric Hammersmith
Fortune's Fool Tropatchov Gail Edwards Chichester Festival Theatre / Tour
The Chinese Wolf Billy Chortles Dominic Dromgoole Bush Theatre
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Title Role Director Production Company
St. Ives Biggerstaff Harry Hook Miramax
Midsummer Nights Dream Bottom Adrien Noble Buena Vista
Rebecca's Daughters Jack Wet Karl Francis Cine Plus
Homer and his Pigeons Des Karl Francis Bloom Street Productions
Lassiter Cop Roger Young Golden Harvest Company


Title Role Director Production Company
It's A Sin Timothy Mottram Red Productions
Holby City Aubrey Various BBC
Endeavour Fitzowen Guiseppe Capatondi Mammoth
Zip and Hollow (TV Movie) Harry Roy Gould Worldwide Theatrix
Midsomer Murders Jonathan Eckersley-Hyde Various Bentley Productions
Northanger Abbery Mr Allen John Jones Granada
Young Arthur Bullwhit Mikael Salomen NBC
Madame Bovary Guillaumin Tim Fywell BBC
A Christmas Carol The Ghost of Christmas Present David Jones TNT
Oliver Twist Flinders Renny Rye Diplomat Films
Alice Throught the Looking Glass Humpty Dumpty John Henderson Channel 4
Dalziel and Pascoe Henry Saltcombe Maurice Phillips BBC
Boon Father McShane Tim Dowd ITV
The Old Devils Tarquin Jones Various BBC
Great Expectations Jaggers' Client Kevin Conner Harlech TV
Poirot Samuel Naughton Renny Rye Granada
A Kind of Living Vicar Paul Harrison Central Independent TV
Somewhere to Run Conductor Carol Wiseman Thames TV
Valentine Park Vicar Nick Phillips Central Independent TV
Follow the Star Shepherd Wendy Toye BBC
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  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Baritone*
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Jive
  • Tap


  • American-Western States
  • Australian
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Black Country
  • Cardiff
  • Devon
  • East European
  • French
  • Italian
  • Scandinavian
  • Welsh-Northern
  • Welsh-Southern
  • Welsh-Standard
  • Yorkshire
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