Richard Eyre

Sir Richard Charles Hastings Eyre CBE ( born March 28 1943 in Barnstaple, Devon, England ) is a British theater and film director and writer. Eyre is now one of the most important theater directors in the UK, was honored for his more than 100 productions too often. In addition to his stage work, he also turned television films for the BBC and several feature films.

Life and work

Eyre was born in Barnstaple, a city in south-west England. After studying at Cambridge, he worked first as deputy theater director before his first theater director, he was offered in Leicester in 1965. It was followed by an appointment as director of the Theatre Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh. From 1973 to 1978 he was artistic director at the Nottingham Playhouse, then worked next to the theater even as a producer and director for the BBC.

From 1988 to 1997 he was artistic director of the National Theatre, later the Royal National Theatre in London. Under his leadership, the venue enjoyed a period that has been rewarded with numerous industry awards. Eyre staged during this time even 27 pieces and has published several theater books, such as " Utopia and Other Places " (1993), "Changing Stages" (2000) and " National Service " (2003).

The director is married to television producer Sue Birtwistle.