Richard McCabe

Richard McCabe


Described by critic Michael Billington as ‘one of our finest actors’, (The Guardian) Richard McCabe is renowned for his stage and screen work. This is his ENO debut.

Previously for ENOThe Yeomen of the Guard




Career Highlights

As an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Richard has played a broad range of roles including Iago, King John and Puck. He most recently played Cicero at the Gielgud Theatre in the RSC’s six-hour epic adaptation of Robert Harris’s Imperium. Other West End credits include Jim Hacker in Yes, Prime Minister and Harold Wilson in The Audience, for which he was awarded both an Olivier Award and a Tony Award on Broadway.

Theatre credits include: Older Romeo A Tender Thing, King John King John, Iago Othello, Marlowe The School of Night, Plotwell Three Hours after Marriage, Apemantus Timon of Athens, Thersites Timon of Athens, Sir Toby Belch Twelfth Night, Falmineo White Devil (RSC); Ford The Merry Wives of Windsor, Fainall The Way of the World (RNT); Hamlet (Birmingham, Elsinore, UK tour); Salieri Amadeus (City of London Sinfonia); Harold Wilson The Audience (Gielgud, Schoenfield Theatre, New York); Mephistopheles Doctor Faustus (Young Vic); Tropatchov Fortune’s Fool (Old Vic); Pinglet A Little Hotel on the Side (Theatre Royal Bath); Jonson Bingo (Chichester, Young Vic); Scapino Scapino (Chichester); Jim Hacker Yes, Prime Minster (West End, UK tour).

Film credits include: 1917, SAS: Red Notice, The Duke, Master and Commander, Notting Hill, The Constant Gardener, The Duchess.

TV credits include: Death in Paradise, Peaky Blinders, Poldark, Spooks, Wallander (BBC); The Pentaverate, Anatomy of a Scandal (Netflix); Doc Martin, Harlots, Midsomer Murders (ITV).

Last updated: 30th December 2022