English actor Paterson Joseph made his Royal Opera debut in 2015 as the narrator of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, for which he also presented the cinema relay.
Joseph was born in London and trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His theatre credits include Brutus (Julius Caesar, also television broadcast), Marquis de la Mota (Don Juan), Dumaine (Love’s Labour’s Lost), Oswald (King Lear) and Haaken (The Pretenders) for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Brutus Jones (The Emperor Jones), Cauchon (Saint Joan), Deli (Elmina’s Kitchen) and Worthy (The Recruiting Officer) for the National Theatre, Othello for the Royal Exchange, Manchester, Torvald (A Doll’s House) for Shared Experience, Horatio (Hamlet) for the Almeida, Solomon (Solomon and the Big Cat) for the Young Vic and Hotspur (Henry IV Parts I and II) for English Touring Theatre.
Joseph’s many television appearances include roles in Law and Order, Case Histories, The Fixer, Survivors, Green Wing, Soldier Soldier and Casualty. He has performed in several radio plays for BBC Radio 4, and appeared in films including The Other Man, The Beach and Aeon Flux.
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