Roger Rees, ator galês vencedor do prêmio teatral Tony e que atuou na série de TV “The West Wing”, morreu aos 71 anos nos Estados Unidos

Rees faleceu na sexta-feira ,10/07/2015, em sua casa de Nova York, onde morava com o marido, o dramaturgo Rick Elice.

Nascido em 1944, o ator começou a carreira no teatro e, em 1982, recebeu o Tony pelo papel de Nicholas Nickleby em uma adaptação do romance “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby”, de Charles Dickens.

Rees ficou famoso com sua participação na série “The West Wing”, na qual interpretou o embaixador da Grã-Bretanha, assim como por interpretar um empresário britânico na série de comédia “Cheers”, nos anos 80.

Interpretou também o xerife de Rottingham, na comédia “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” (“A Louca! Louca História de Robin Hood”), de 1993, de Mel Brooks.

Mais recentemente participou em séries como “Elementary” e “The Good Wife”.

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Filmografia

  • Star 80(as Aram Nicholas), 1983
  • A Christmas Carol(as Fred Hollywell), 1984
  • God’s Outlaw: The Story of William Tyndale(as William Tyndale), 1987
  • If Looks Could Kill – Teen Agent(as Augustus Steranko), 1991
  • Stop! Or My Mom Will Shootas J. Parnell, 1992
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights(as Sheriff of Rottingham), 1993
  • Sudden Manhattan, 1996
  • Trouble on the Corner(as McMurtry), 1997
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream(as Peter Quince), 1999
  • The Bumblebee Flies Anyway(as Dr Croft), 1999
  • The Crossing(as Hugh Mercer), 2000
  • BlackMale(as Bill Fontaine), 2000
  • Frida(as Guillermo Kahlo), 2002
  • The Scorpion King(as King Pheron), 2002
  • Return to Never Landas Edward, 2002
  • Going Under(as Peter), 2004
  • Crazy Like a Fox(as Nat Banks), 2004
  • Game 6(as Jack Haskins), 2005
  • The New World(as Virginia Company Representative, uncredited), 2005
  • The Pink Panther(as Larocque), 2006
  • Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties(as solicitor Mr. Hobbs), 2006
  • The Prestige(as Owens), 2006
  • The Invasion(as Yorish), 2007
  • Falling for Grace(as Andrew Barrington, Sr.), 2007
  • Happy Tears(as antiques dealer), 2010
  • Affluenzaas Mr. Carson, 2014
  • Survivoras Dr. Emil Balan, 2015

Televisão

  • Tales of the Unexpected(in episode 96 as James Howgill), 1984
  • A Christmas Carol(as Fred Holywell/Narrator), 1984
  • Singles(as Malcolm), 1988–1991
  • Cheers(as Robin Colcord), 1989–1993
  • The Young Riders(in episode “Lady for a Night” as Tyler Dewitt), 1990
  • A.N.T.I.S.(as Dr. John Stonebrake), 1994–1995
  • My So-Called Life(in episode “The Substitute” as Vic Racine), 1994
  • Titanic(as  Bruce Ismay), 1996
  • Boston Common(as Harrison Cross), 1997
  • Liberty! The American Revolution1997
  • Extreme Ghostbusters(as The Piper), 1997
  • Double Platinum(as Marc Reckler) 1999
  • Oz(in episode “Medium Rare” as Jack Aldridge), 2001
  • Law & Order(in episode “Kid Pro Quo” as Wyatt Scofield), 2003
  • The West Wing(as Lord John Marbury), 2000–2005
  • Grey’s Anatomy(in episodes “Scars and Souvenirs”, “My Favourite Mistakes” and “Time After Time” as Dr. Colin Marlow), 2007 (season three)
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent(in episode “Alpha Dog” as Duke DeGuerin), 2009
  • Warehouse 13(in episodes “Implosion”, “Breakdown”, “Nevermore” and “MacPherson” (as James MacPherson), 2009
  • The Good Wife(in episode “Nine Hours” as Dr. Todd Grossman), 2010
  • Elementary(in episode 6, “Flight Risk”), 2012
  • The Middle(in episode “The Smile”), 2013
  • Forever(in episode “Diamonds are Forever” as Priest), 2014

 

Teatro

  • The Comedy of Errors(as Antipholus of Syracuse), Stratford-on-Avon and London, 1976
  • Three Sisters(as Tusenbach) Stratford-upon-Avon London and tour, 1979[14]
  • Cymbeline(as Posthumus), Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-on-Avon 1979[15]
  • Cymbeline(as Posthumus), Royal National Theatre, 1980
  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby(as Nicholas Nickleby), Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Aldwych Theatre, London, June 1980 – June 1981[16]
  • Plymouth Theatre, Broadway, September 1981 – March 1982
  • The Real Thing(as Henry), London, 1982
  • Hamletas Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford upon Avon, 1984
  • The End of the Day(as Graydon Massey),Playwrights Horizons, off-Broadway, 1992
  • Indiscretions(as George), Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway, 1995
  • A Man of No Importance(as Alfie Byrne), Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, off-Broadway, 2002
  • Waiting for Godot(as Vladimir, replacing Patrick Stewart), Haymarket Theatre, London, 2010
  • Waiting for Godot(as Vladimir), His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth, 2010
  • Waiting for Godot(as Vladimir), Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, 2010
  • Waiting for Godot(as Vladimir), Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, 2010[17]
  • The Addams Family(as Gomez [Replaced Nathan Lane]), Broadway, 2011
  • Peter and The Starcatcher (director of the play, along with Alex Timbers), Broadway, 2012 (and then it moved to an Off-Broadway theatre in 2013)
  • The Primrose Path(Director), Guthrie Theater, 2013
  • The Visit (musical)(as Anton Schell), Broadway, 2015