David Haig is a British actor and playwright. He was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, the son of an opera singer and an army officer. His stage plays include My Boy Jack (1997) and The Good Samaritan (2000), both of which Haig also performed in. His third play Pressure premiered at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh before transferring to the Minerva Theatre, Chichester in 2014. Haig also adapted My Boy Jack for TV in 2007, with a cast including Haig, Daniel Radcliffe and Kim Cattrall.
On stage, Haig has appeared in the West End in plays such as Yes, Prime Minister, Art, Journey’s End, The Country Wife, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Our Country’s Good (for which he won the Olivier Awards for Best Actor). Haig was nominated for Olivier Awards for his performances in Donkeys’ Years, Guys and Dolls, The Madness of George III, and Mary Poppins. He has also regularly appeared at London’s National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
On TV and film, Haig’s appearances include Yes, Prime Minister, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Thin Blue Line, Crime and Punishment, and Killing Eve. He was awarded Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2013 for his services to drama.
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