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Michael Loughnan


Physical details

Gender: Male

Eye colour: Blue

Hair colour: Greying

Hair length: Receding

Playing age: 64 - 74 years

Actual age: 73

Height: 5ft 9ins

Weight: 81kg

Build: Medium

Location: London

Nationality type: European

Appearance: White


Michael appeared in many RSC productions between 1987 and 1999 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, London, and on National and International Tours, including Baptista Minola in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (UK Regional Tour and Tokyo Globe Theatre), Priam in TROILUS AND CRESSIDA and Bolshintsov in A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY (Swan Theatre, The Barbican Pit and The Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut.

He has performed as William Blake in two solo plays and in an episode of THE SOUTH BANK SHOW (with Peter Ackroyd as presenter). He currently gives regular performances of his own play about Blake, A GRAIN OF SAND IN LAMBETH ("an intense and powerful performance" (Gloucestershire Echo), "..a quiet vigour that is memorable and subtle" (ThreeWeeks, Edinburgh). See .

He appeared in the film THE BARN, which won the Raindance Award at the 2004 British Independent Film Awards.


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2012 Duncan/Porter/Old Siward, Macbeth , Pistachio Choice at the Drayton Theatre , Jeffrey Kurtz
2011 Duke of Ayr and Stirling, While the Sun Shines , Pentameters Theatre , Bernard Lawrence
2011 St Adrian/Bishop Brown, Divorcing God? , Drayton Arms Theatre , Hilary Wood
2010 William Blake, Visionary Revolutionaries , Landor Theatre/Plato's Ghost
2008 Jim Kielty, Boss , Meridian Theatare Company , Johnny Hanrahan
2007 William Blake, A Grain of Sand in Lambeth , Plato's Ghost/Cheltenham Everyman Studio
2006 Hugh, The Lost Field , Meridian Theatre Company , Johnny Hanrahan
2000 Judge Hathorne, The Crucible , Leicester Haymarket Theatre , Paul Kerryson
1998 Bolshintsov, A Month in the Country , Royal Shakespeare Company , Michael Attenborough
1998 Priam, Troilus and Cressida , Royal Shakespeare Company , Michael Boyd
1996 Joxer Daly, Juno and the Paycock , Leicester Haymarket Theatre , Paul Kerryson
1995 The Bailiff, The Visit , Chichester Festival Theatre , Terry Hands
1995 Athenian Drunk, Lysistrata , Peter Hall Co/Athens Festival @Epidaurus , Edward Hall (Peter Hall)
1990 Baptista Minola, The Taming of the Shrew , Royal Shakespeare Company , Bill Alexander
1989 Lord Montague, Romeo & Juliet , Royal Shakespeare Company , Terry Hands
1989 Caius Lucius, Cymbeline , Royal Shakespeare Company , Bill Alexander
1988 Gerald Morn, The Churchill Play , Royal Shakespeare Company , Barry Kyle
1988 Vincentio, The Taming of the Shrew , Royal Shakespeare Company , Jonathan Miller
Feature Film
2004 Farmer, The Barn , Barn Pictures , Ruaridh Webster
1992 Max (Merlin), Tea and Bullets , Crawforton Film Company , Simon Hunter
2003 Pub Landlord, This is Dom Joly , BBC3
1996 Eddie, The Bill - Open Wound , Thames Television , John Bruce
1995 William Blake, The South Bank Show - Blake , London Weekend Television , David Thomas
TV Movie
2002 Barney McGuigan, Sunday , Channel 4/Box TV , Charles McDougall


Accents & Dialects

RP*, Northern Irish*, Southern Irish*


Spanish, Gaelic, Irish



Other skills

Dancer, Driving, Singer