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"He has a rigour to his approach which inspires those around him and a generosity of spirit; both playful and inclusive. Henry is a pleasure to know and work with." Amit Lahav, Director, Award-winning Gecko Theatre
Henry McGrath is an actor, performance artist, director and filmmaker. He trained at RADA on the MA Theatre LAB. He was a principal performer at the multi-award winning Polish company, Song of the Goat theatre, touring on all projects 2014-18. He played the title role of Hamlet in the company's celebrated production, Crazy God.
Henry appeared as Egon Schiele in BBC Two's Dangerous Desires working with Amit Lahav, Artistic Director of the award-winning company, Gecko Theatre.
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"Henry McGrath plays Schiele with tortured intensity, stripping down and twisting his torso in replication of the artist’s outlandish poses."
Henry is founder and co-director at The Eden's Cave Company, a laboratory theatre company and cultural work centre based in the Forest of Dean. He is Deputy-Artistic director at Animikii Theatre. His work is concerned with illuminating the human experience. His performances are poetic and dramatic expressions on universal subjects that have been described as “Gripping and intense, grand and ambitious” (Upstaged, Manchester on Animikii Theatre's Origins).
He teaches Acting and Physical Theatre at Plymouth Conservatoire, Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester University.
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"He has enormous potential as a screen actor with a quality not dissimilar to Mark Rylance: a quiet intensity that is completely persuasive." Teresa Griffiths, award-winning BBC director