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Upcoming Television Appearances
Inspector Morse - Series 3 - Episode 4 - The Secret of Bay 5B - 3 June 2013 - ITV3 - 20:00
New Tricks - Series 10 - Episode 1 - The Rock - 1 September 2013 - BBC1
New Tricks - Series 10 - Episode 2 - The Rock - 8 September 2013 - BBC1
GeorgeIrving.co.uk is a site dedicated to the work of British actor George Irving. He is probably most well known for his portrayal of Anton Meyer in Holby City. However, he has made regular appearances on TV since the 1970's and his first TV role in 'When the Boat Comes in' (1976).
Since then he has appeared in numerous classic series including The Sweeney, The Professionals, Dempsey and Makepeace and Bergerac. He has also had starring roles in Holby City, Dangerfield, The Best Man, Dalziel and Pascoe and the BAFTA nominated Wing and a Prayer.
More recently he has appeared in several theatre production including the 2006 touring production of The French Lieutenant's Woman, Shining City, The Dying of Today, All My Sons, Ghosts, Landscape and starred in the opening production of the Bolton Octagon's 2011-2012 season, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
George starred in Gibraltar by Alastair Brett with Siân Evans at The Arcola Theatre between 27 March 2013 and 20 April 2013.
The play is based on the 1988 highly contentious shooting of three unarmed Provisional IRA terrorists by the SAS in Gibraltar.
Gibraltar analyzes the fallout from a subsequent television documentary, “Death on the Rock”, which controversially claimed the deaths could have been the result of a ‘Shoot to Kill’ policy.
The play is written by Alastair Brett, a media law expert, and playwright Sian Evans.
- Fourthwall Magazine – 5 April 2013
- Reviews Gate – 5 April 2013
- N16 Magazine – 5 April 2013
- The Times (Subscription Required) – 4 April 2013
- Bloomberg – 4 April 2013
- The Upcoming – 3 April 2013
- A Younger Theatre – 2 April 2013
- The Evening Standard – 2 April 2013
- The Stage – 2 April 2013
- Londonist – 1 April 2013
- Exeunt Magazine – 1 April 2013
- The Guardian – 1 April 2013
- Plays To See – 1 April 2013
- What’s Peen Seen? – 31 March 2013
- The Public Reviews – 31 March 2013
- There Ought to Be Clowns (written for The Public Reviews) – 31 March 2013
- British Theatre Guide – 31 March 2013
- Civilian Theatre – 31 March 2013
- One Stop Arts – 30 March 2013
- everything theatre – 30 March 2013
- The MiddlePeg – 30 March 2013
- Rev Stan’s Theatre Blog – 30 March 2013
- Bargain Theatreland – 30 March 2013
- Marianka Swain (for Bargain Theatreland) – 30 March 2013
- Spoonfed – 30 March 2013
- The Telegraph – 29 March 2013
- BroadwayWorld.com – 29 March 2013
- London Theatre – 28 March 2013
- The Arcola Theatre
- The Arcola Theatre Gibraltar Flyer
- The Arcola Theatre on Twitter
- The Arcola Theatre on Facebook
- GibraltarPlay on Twitter
- Gibraltar Production images from Simon Annand
- Centre Stage on What’s Peen Seen?: George Irving
- London Calling
- All in London
- SAS Rock deaths brought back to life after 25 years – Panorama Gibraltar’s Online Daily – 26 March 2013
- SAS Rock deaths brought back to life after 25 years – FreeNewsPOS.com (From Gibraltar Daily Online) – 26 March 2013
- Death on the Rock Shootings Revisited in Former Times Lawyer’s Play – The Guardian – 25 March 2013
- Death on the Rock – 25 Years Later – The Irish Times – 23 March 2013
- Play about IRA shooting to debut in Hackney – Hackney Post – 14 March 2013
- ‘Gibraltar’, a New Play: a Look at ‘Death On The Rock’ 25 Years On – Jason Holmes for HuffingtonPost.co.uk – 12 March 2013
- The Gibraltar Three − Journalistic Truth vs Political Expediency – Gibraltar Chronicle – 9 March 2013
- The Gibraltar Three − Journalistic Truth vs Political Expediency – TotalPolitics – 5 March 2013
- ‘Gibraltar’ Play on 1988 IRA Incident Opens in London – Gibraltar Chronicle – 1 March 2013
- LondonTheatre.co.uk – 28 February 2013
- Arts Preview – 28 February 2013
- Theatre Girl – 28 February 2013
- Gibraltar – 25 Years On – Léargas – 26 February 2013
Cast and Crew
- Greer Dale-Foulkes
- Karina Fernandez
- George Irving
- Billy McColl
- James Robert Carson – Director
- Cordelia Chisholm – Designer
- Mike Robertson – Lighting
- Marco Devetak – Audio Visuals
Recorded at the Arcola Theatre in November 2008 it starred George Irving as The Barber and Duncan Bell as The Visitor.
New upcoming TV appearance added 1st December 2012
Updated 16th December 2012
George is to star in the opening two episodes of Series 10 of New Tricks in 2013.
In the midst of several high profile cast changes in the upcoming series of New Tricks with the departure of both Amanda Redman and Alun Armstrong details of the first two episodes of the new series have been released.
Series 10 will premiere on 1 September 2013 on BBC opening with the first part of a two part story entitled “The Rock”, the second episode is currently scheduled for broadcast on 8th September 2013.
George is playing William Embleton.
As well as the departures of Amanda Redman and Alun Armstrong it was also recently announced that Nicholas Lyndhurst would be joining the cast.
- Brian Lane – Alum Armstrong
- Detective Superindendent Sandra Pullman – Amanda Redman
- Gerry Standing – Dennis Waterman
- Steve McAndrew – Denis Lawson
- Esther Lane – Susan Jameson
- William Embleton – George Irving
- Laura Highsmith – Amanda Drew
- Raphael Cruz – Dhaffer L’Abidine
- Harry Truman – Vincent Regan
- Scenes for BBC drama filmed in Gibraltar – The Olive Press – 9 December 2012
- BBC Films First Ever Episode of New Tricks Set Abroad in Gibraltar – GBC News – 28 November 2012
- BBC Detective Series Finds a Surprise Welcome from Fans – Gibraltar Chronicle – 27 November 2012
- New Tricks Filming in Gibraltar – Gibraltar Chronicle – 24 November 2012
- New Tricks on The Rock – Gibraltar Chronicle – 15 November 2012
- IMDB – The Rock – Part 1
- IMDB – The Rock – Part 2
William Gallagher has written a very interesting piece about the recent unrest in the New Tricks camp after promotions for their latest series.
The reason I mention here is that the author recalls the launch interviews for Holby City and George features prominently.
The piece can be found at Is this why actors claim to rewrite their scripts? No.
The Manchester Theatre Awards is hosting a celebration of Manchester Theatre with a get-together of the winners and nominees from the 2011 awards.
The invitation only event is taking place at New Century House in Manchester on Friday 18 May 2012. The winners of the 2011 awards will be receiving their trophies.
See the Manchester Theatre Awards site for more details.
“For nearly a thousand years there have been, across Europe, ritualistic sacrifices with the victims being children and teenagers. Five years ago, a boy named Eric Frasier witnessed one of these sacrifices and the experience has driven him insane. He is now resident in a psychiatric home in a district where similar killings have suddenly become increasingly common. The investigation into the recent murders is being headed by DI Gabriel, assisted by DS Monroe, who has been looking into the pseudo-religious background of the sacrifices. They learn of Eric Frasier and a seemingly coincidental link between the recent murders and Eric’s psychotic episodes. Despite Dr Holmwood’s insistence that Eric’s behaviour could not possibly be linked to any of the murders, other than the one he witnessed, Gabriel reluctantly allows Monroe to investigate along those lines. Even in the face of overwhelming evidence, the detective constable refuses to believe that any of the suspects are guilty and instead starts hunting down a man that no-one else can see.” Written by Philip L Milne – IMDB
George plays the role of Dr Holmwood.
Promotional video on YouTube.
The winners of the Manchester Theatre Awards were announced at 10am on 14 March.
Margot Leicester won the accolade for best actress for her performance in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Full details of all the awards can be found at the Manchester Theatre Awards website
- MTA – Best Production – The Manchester Theatre Awards – 14 March 2012
- MTA – Best Actor – The Manchester Theatre Awards – 14 March 2012
- MTA – Best Actress – The Manchester Theatre Awards – 14 March 2012
- MTA – Best Actor in a Supporting Role – The Manchester Theatre Awards – 14 March 2012
- MTA – Best Actress in a Support Role – The Manchester Theatre Awards – 14 March 2012
- Octagon wins four prizes at Manchester Theatre Awards – The Bolton News – 14 March 2012
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has secured a plethora of nominations in the newly revamped Manchester Theatre Awards.
Announced today at 10am Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has nominations for the entire cast and production, as follows:
- Best Production: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
- Best Actor: George irving
- Best Actress: Margot Leciester
- Best Supporting Actor: Kieran Hill
- Best Supporting Actress: Tammy Joelle
Full details of the nominations in all seventeen categories are available from The Manchester Theatre Awards.
- Manchester Theatre Awards Announced – The Stage – 24 January 2012
- Theatre in running for string of awards – The Bolton News – 19 January 2012
- The Manchester Theatre Awards: The Oscars of the North – CheshireLife – 19 January 2012
- Manchester Theatre Awards: The Nominations – Manchester Confidential – 19 January 2012
- Manchester Theatre Awards Nominations Announced – The British Theatre Guide – 18 January 2012
George starred in an episode of Midsomer Murders, series 14 episode 7, A Sacred Trust, broadcast on 26 October 2011 on ITV1 and ITV1HD at 20:00.
The series is also available to download from iTunes on a per episode basis or with a season pass.
When a nun is strangled to death in the cloistered world of Midsomer Priory Barnaby and Jones are faced with an investigation involving teenage trysts, missing antique silver, African art and holy orders.
Jones visits the local pub, where he learns that a woman was seen acting strangely on the day of the murder, and that teenagers in the area sneak into the priory grounds for romantic liaisons.
Later, the nuns discover that a valuable silver altar set has vanished, then the chaplain is found murdered. Can Barnaby and Jones work out the connection between the holy orders, the missing silver, the African art and uncover the killer?
- DCI John Barnaby – Neil Dudgeon
- DS Ben Jones – Jason Hughes
- Sarah Barnaby – Fiona Dolman
- Dr. Kate Crawford – Tamzin Malleson
- Lauren Hendred – Emma Davies
- Callum – Josh Parris
- Duncan Hendred – Jamie Blackley
- Matthew Hendred – George Irving
- Tamsin Bickford – Martha Mackintosh
- Mother Julian – Joanna David
- Sister Catherine – Fiona Glascott
- Mother Thomas – Susan Sheridan
- Mother Jerome – Rosalind Knight
- Father Behan – Michael Colgan
- Bishop Graves – Hugh Ross
- Katy – Hannah Arterton
- Peter De Winter – Philip Anthony
- Barry – Cliff Parisi
- Colin Flemming – Tom Knight
- Serena Fleming – Louise Bangay
- George Norrington – Richard Walsh
- Delia Norrington – Jessica Turner
- CID Officer – Nick Thomas-Webster
New theatre appearance added 13th May 2011
George is to star in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee, running from 22 September to 15 October 2011 at The Octagon Theatre in Bolton.
After the success of All My Sons and A Streetcar Named Desire launching his first two seasons David Thacker opens his third season as Artistic Director of the The Octagon Theatre with another classic contemporary American drama, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Opening at the Billy Rose Theatre, on Broadway, in October 1962, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is the multi award winning play written by Edward Albee.
A newly arrived professor and his wife are the unsuspecting guests inexorably drawn into the confrontational web of machinations arising from the volatile relationship between George (George Irving), a professor suffering a moribund career and his demanding, coquettish wife Martha (Margot Leicester).
- The Bolton News – September 2011
- George Isn’t Afraid to Recall Holby – Manchester Evening News – City Life – September 2011
- Margot Leicester on ALLFM – 11 September 2011
- Margot Leicester on ALLFM – 18 September 2011
Part 1 of an interview with Margot Leicester about Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Part 2 of an interview with Margot Leicester about Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
- First Night Review – GeorgeIrving.co.uk – 24 September 2011
- What’s on Stage – 24 September 2011
- The Public Reviews – 24 September 2011
- The British Theatre Guide – 25 September 2011
- UKTheatre.net – 25 September 2011
- The British Theatre Guide – 25 September 2011
- Artbeat – 25 September 2011
- The Stage – 26 September 2011
- This is Lancashire – 26 September 2011
- The Bolton Evening News – 26 September 2011
- The Lancashire Telegraph – 26 September 2011
- The Guardian – 27 September 2011
- Daily Mail – 29 September 2011
- The Theatre Show – 29 September 2011
- Reviews Gate – 1 October 2011
- The Mancunian – 11 October 2011
- David Chadderton – Twitter – 23 September 2011
Creating The Set
- The Octagon Theatre
- The Bolton News – 14 May 2011
- The British Theatre Guide – 15 May 2011
- What’s On Stage – 16 May 2011
- Full Circle Arts – 17 May 2011
- North is the Right Direction for Octagon Shows – CityLife – 19 May 2011
- David Thacker on The Theatre Show – 21 July 2011
- Lyn Gardner’s What to See – The Guardian – 16 September 2011
- Full Circle Arts – 22 September 2011
- Lyn Gardner’s What to See – The Guardian – 23 September 2011
- Visit Manchester – September 2011
David Chadderton interviews David Thacker about the 2011-2012 season at The Octagon
- David Thacker – Director
- Mark Gill – Assistant Director
- Edward Albee – Author
- Patrick Connellan – Designer
- Mick Hughes – Lighting Designer
- Andy Smith – Sound Designer
- Lesley Hutchison – Associate Artist (Movement)
- Sophia Horrocks – Deputy Stage Manager
- Danielle Fearnley – Assistant Stage Manager
Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf? and Edward Albee
- ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ Returning to Broadway – New York Times – 26 April 2011
- Quiz: Who’s afraid of Edward Albee? – The Guardian – 17 May 2011
- Edward Albee Talks About Revival of ‘Tiny Alice’ – San Francisco Chronicle – 2 June 2011
- Playwright Albee Defends ‘Gay Writer’ Remarks – NPR – 6 June 2011
- Edward Albee Is 2011 MacDowell Medal Recipient – Playbill.com – 29 July 2011
- The MacDowell Medal Day – ArtsEditor – 5 August 2011