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2015. ‘Waiting for Godot‘

Royal Lyceum Edinburgh with Brian Cox, John Bett and Benny Young.

Winner of CATS Scottish critics award Best Ensemble and Best Production.

Donmar Warehouse with Mark Gattis, Catherine Tate, Judi Dench and Timothy West etc. Also broadcast live on More4

2015 ‘The Vote’

Bill played Adam Smith in Bruce Norris’s extraordinary play‘The Low Road‘ at the Royal Court Theatre in London” until 11th May 2013   Described by Michael Billington in The Guardian as ‘this indispensable play’ “

2013 ‘The Low Road’

2012    Bill's own play  ‘Astonishing Archie‘

with Kenny Ireland at Oran Mor in Glasgow.

2012   ‘And No More Shall We Be Part’ 

On August 26th 2012 Bill won the ‘The Stage’Best Actor Festival Awardafter finishing the award winning play‘And No More Shall We Be Part’ by Tom HollowayWith Dearbhla Molloy at the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh from4th to 26th August. Directed by James MacDonald.

2010. ‘Earthquakes in London‘

Photo by Manuel Harlan

‘Earthquakes in London’by Mike Bartlett and directed by Rupert Goold

July 28th to September 22nd 2010 at the National Theatre Cottesloe Theatre

2001. ‘The Marriage Play‘

with Sheila Gish and by Edward Albee at The National Theatre. May – July 2001.

with Ralph Fiennes and Harriet Walter at the Almeida Theatre.

1997 ‘Ivanov’

at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh.

1994 ‘A Mongrels Heart’

1992 - 93. ‘Misery‘

with Sharon Gless at the Criterion Theatre

 with Juliet Stevenson and Micheal Byrne at the Royal Court and the Duke of Yorks. 

1991 - 92 The original production of ‘Death and the Maiden’

at the Traverse, Edinburgh and at The Royal Court. 

1988 ‘A Man with Connections’

1983    Bill's own play  ‘Crime and Punishment‘

at the Lyric Hammersmith directed by Yuri Lyubimov with Micheal Pennington.


Harry the Horse in the original National Theatre production with Ian Charleson, Bob Hoskins, Julia McKenzie and Julie Covington.

1983 ‘Guys and Dolls’


Schweyk at the National Theatre (Olivier nomination)

1982 Brecht’s ‘Schweyk in the Second World War’

Bill took over from Tom Conti at the Savoy

1979 ‘Whose Life is it Anyway’

at the Edinburgh Festival and the Bush Theatre.

1994 John Brynes ‘Writers Cramp’

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