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Gillian Lynne  

Gillian Lynne, international director and choreographer, has over 40 London and Broadway shows to her credit including Roar of the Greasepaint, The Match Girls, Pickwick, How No Dow Jones, Tonight at Eight, Songbook, Tomfoolery, Jeeves Takes Charge, Once Upon A Time, My Fair Lady, Cabaret, Cats and The Phantom of the Opera.

Her work on Cats earned her an Olivier Award, as well as the Austrian Government’s Order of Merit for her direction and choreography of Cats in Vienna, a production which subsequently played in East Berlin and Moscow. The Paris production of Cats, which Gillian also worked on, won the Moliere Award for Best Musical in 1989.

Her credits for the Royal Shakespeare Company include: The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, The Boyfriend, The Way of the World and Once in a Lifetime.

Her credits for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden include: Midsummer Marriage, The Trojans and Parsifal.

Other Opera credits include: The Flying Dutchman for the English National Opera and Faust for The Metropolitan Opera House, New York.

Her major films include: Half A Sixpence, Man of La Mancha, Vacation 2 and Yendl.

Her two latest ballets, A Simple Man and Lipizzaner, are performed as part of the Northern Ballet Theatre’s repertoire.

Gillian’s numerous television credits include her own creation of The Fool on the Hill, a show based on the music of The Beatles, for Australian television. The Fool on the Hill won three major awards. She also devised, directed and choreographed the show A Simple Man – based on the life and works of L S Lowry – which won her the 1988 British Academy Award.

Other television credits include: The Muppet Show; the BBC production of Le Morte d’Arthur, which netted her the Engel International Television Drama Award; and, most recently, directing and choreographing The Look of Love, a show based on the music and lyrics of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, also for the BBC. 

Gillian is married to actor-producer Peter Land.


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