Kenneth ‘The Father’ Cranham honoured by Critics’ Circle!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 by Tricycle

We’re thoroughly delighted for star of stage and screen Kenneth Cranham, who has been honoured by the Critics’ Circle with the prestigious Best Actor Award.

Kenneth’s recent turn on the Tricycle stage in The Father earned him rave reviews, with the production swiftly transferring to the West End before an impending tour, due to commence this summer.

kenClaire Skinner and Kenneth Cranham in The Father. Photo: Simon Annand

Florian Zeller’s award-winning play saw Kenneth in the role of the eponymous Father, whose world falls apart around him as he succumbs to dementia.

After training at RADA in the 1960s, Kenneth’s career spans theatre (notably roles by Joe Orton, who became a close friend and mentor), television (18 million people tuned in to watch him on long-running series Shine On Harvey Moon), and film (recent hits include Valkyrie alongside Tom Cruise and Kenneth Branagh, as well as Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg’s much–loved comedy Hot Fuzz).

Receiving the award, Kenneth said “It’s great to have won the Critics’ Circle Award. The last thing I won was in 1968! The Father is coming back to the West End – I’ve done it 171 times, and I will do almost another 100.”

Florian Zeller’s The Mother – a companion piece to The Father – is currently on stage at the Tricycle Theatre.

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