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Phyllida Lloyd



British director Phyllida Lloyd made her Royal Opera debut in 2002 on Macbeth. Her production of Gloriana for Opera North was seen at the Royal Opera House in 1993.

Lloyd studied English and drama at Birmingham University and is now widely known for her work in theatre, opera and film. Her opera credits include La bohème, Albert Herring, Carmen and Peter Grimes for Opera North, The Carmelites for English National Opera and Welsh National Opera, The Handmaid’s Tale for Royal Danish Opera and ENO, the Ring cycle and a staged production of Verdi’s Requiem for ENO, Macbeth for Paris Opéra and an award-winning film of Gloriana for BBC2. Her theatre and musical credits include Josephine and I (Bush Theatre/Public Theatre, New York), Mary Stuart (Donmar Warehouse, West End and Broadway; winner of a 2006 South Bank Show Theatre Award), Six Degrees of Separation and Wild East (Royal Court), Henry IV and Julius Caesar (Donmar Warehouse), Pericles, The Duchess of Malfi, What the Butler Saw, The Way of the World and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (National Theatre), The Virtuoso and Artists and Admirers (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Mamma Mia!. She directed the films Mamma Mia! and The Iron Lady.

Lloyd’s awards include a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2006 for Peter Grimes and a South Bank Show Award in 2007 for Mary Stuart. She was Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Oxford University in 2006, and was made a CBE in 2010.

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