Welcome to GeorgeIrving.co.uk
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 also recently appeared in Tyne at the Live Theatre in Newcastle as part of the Festival of the North East.
New upcoming TV project added 21st December 2013
George is narrating The Taste, a new 10 part Channel 4 series starring Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain and Ludo Lefebvre.
The series starts on 7th January 2014 at 9pm and continues at the same time each week with each episode repeated the following Saturday at 12:30.
- Revenge is a dish best served… HOT! The Daily Mail – 24 December 2013
- Nigella Lawson on The Taste – Radio Times – 7th January 2014
- Nigella Lawson’s new food reality show lacked spice – DigitalSpy – 7th January 2014
- Nigella Lawson returns to television in new cookery show The Taste – The Independent – 7th January 2014
- Nigella’s The Taste on Channel 4 was deliciously enjoyable but best taken with a pinch of salt – The Mirror – 7th January 2014
- The Taste: ‘Anyone who knows Nigella is lucky’ – The Telegraph – 6th January 2014
New upcoming TV appearance added 1st December 2012
Updated 22 July 2013
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 30th July 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 6th August 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. Nicholas Lyndhurst discusses his feelings about New Tricks in an interview in the Radio Times.
- 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
New Tricks Trailer
Albeit a “blink and you might miss it” appearance in the pre-release trailer for series 10 of New Tricks George is there! Appearing in the first few seconds George’s character is on the receiving end of Brain Lane’s (Alun Armstrong) fist.
In case you don’t manage to catch George’s fleeting appearance there are two stills below the video, courtesy of the BBC.
Detailed programme information is available from the BBC:
Filming in Gibraltar
- Nicholas Lyndhurst on how New Tricks has taken down the talent and reality shows – Radio Times – 22 July 2013
- 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
New theatre appearance added 24th May 2013
George is to star in Tyne, by Michael Chaplin, at the Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne in June and July 2013.
Tyne is based on the work Tyne View. Tyne View follows the July 2011 journey of four Tynesiders, Michael Chaplin, Birtley Aris, Charles Bell and Christy Ducker walking the length of the River Tyne from South Shields to Tynemouth via Wylam, through changing communities, industries and myriad landscapes.
Interviewing a whole range of Tynesiders along the way the book is an eclectic work of illustrations, photographs, poetry and a written narrative that perfectly captures the entire adventure.
- The Shields Gazette – 8 July 2013
- The Journal – 4 July 2013
- The Chronicle Live – 4 July 2013
- Live Theatre Newcastle – 3 July 2013
- The Stage – 3 July 2013
- The Guardian – 3 July 2013
- Cuckoo Review – 3 July 2013
- The British Theatre Guide – 30 June 2013
- Jowheretogo – 29 June 2013
- Post show Tyne discussion with Max Roberts, Michael Chaplin and Kathryn Tickell
- Live Theatre
- Live Theatre on Twitter
- Live Theatre on Facebook
- Tyne View at Amazon.co.uk
- The Festival of the North East – Official Site
- Tyne – Pinterest
- Tyne Set Design – Facebook
- Tyne Production Images – Live Theatre Newcastle
- New Play About the River Tyne Opens at Live Theatre – 27 June 2013
- The Shields Gazette – Tyne is Right for Hebburn Star’s New Role – 8 July 2013
- The Shields Gazette – How I Hid My Geordie Accent – 27 June 2013
- Michael Chaplin Interview – BBC Newcastle – Simon Logan Show (From 1:39) – 26 June 2013
- Kyeo.tv – Tyne – Live Theatre’s 40th Birthday Gets Close To Home – 25 June 2013
- The Chronicle Live – Secret Roots for Geordie TV Star – 24 June 2013
- The Guardian – What to See – 23 June 2013
- The British Theatre Guide – The Festival of the North East – 1 June 2013
- The British Theatre Guide – 26 May 2013
- Paul Dodds
- Victoria Elliott
- Jane Holman
- George Irving
- Zoe Lambert
- Assad Zaman
- Writer – Michael Chaplin
- Musical Director – Kathryn Tickell
- Director – Max Roberts
- Designer – Gary McCann
- Moving images by Phil Shotton
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.
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