Owen Teale is best known for his performances as John O'Brien, the hero
in Catherine Cookson's The Fifteen
Streets both in the West End and on TV; Lopahkin in
The Cherry Orchard, the film by
Mikhail Cacoyannis starring alongside Alan Bates and Charlotte Rampling; and
Torvald in the ground breaking production of Ibsen's
A Doll’s House, which was a huge hit both in
London’s West End and on Broadway, culminating in his winning the
prestigious Tony Award.
He recently starred alongside Kenneth Branagh, Stanley Tucci, and Colin
Firth in the multi award winning film
Conspiracy, about the meeting which took place at Wannsee on Jan
20 1942 when Nazi officials planned ‘the final solution.’
During two seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company, roles included
Hotspur in Henry IV, Mark Anthony in Julius Caesar and Edmund
in King Lear, all with the late Sir Robert Stephens.
Recently Owen has returned to Wales to take the title role in
Macbeth for Terry Hands at Clwyd Theatr Cymru .
At the National Theatre he played the title role in Ivanov by
At the Royal Court he created the role of Richard in The Country
by Martin Crimp.
He has just returned from Australia where the West End production of
Dance Of Death, in which he starred
alongside Sir Ian McKellen and Frances de la Tour, headed the Sydney
Owen is currently filming the latest series of Spooks for the
Born in Swansea, South Wales, Owen grew up in the small town
of Cornelly. After leaving the Guildford School Of Acting in 1984 his
career began as Albie in The Mimosa Boys, the BBC film telling the
tragic story of four Welsh Guards on their way to the Falklands War.