Jun. 17th, 1982
Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
Arthur Darvill's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Robin Hood
Guest TV Roles
Darvill attended the Bromsgrove School in Worcestershire from 1993 to 2000, Stage2 Youth Theater Company from 1991–2000 and landed a job presenting CITV in 2000, presenting the in vision continuity links between the shows. He left in 2001, and founded his own theater company - 'Fuego's Men' - performing in the Midlands. He trained in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 2006. He made his professional stage debut playing condemned criminal Harrison in Edmund White's Terre Haute, which ran at the Assembly Rooms during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His performance was praised by Nicholas de Jongh of the Evening Standard and Susannah Clap of The Observer. Darvill appeared in Terra Haute's transfer to the Trafalgar Studios in 2007. His performance gained him a Best Newcomer nomination at the 2007 Evening Standard Theater Awards.
In 2007, Darvill played Rob in the monologue Stacy, in a performance described as compelling in The Times. Later the same year, he appeared in the Vaudeville Theater's production of Swimming with Sharks, alongside Christian Slater, Helen Baxendale and Matt Smith, which gained him a London Newcomer Award nomination. In 2008, Darvill made his television debut in the ITV crime drama He Kills Coppers. The same year, he played Edward "Tip" Dorrit in the BBC serial Little Dorrit.
Darvill is also a musician and composer; he has written songs and music for The Bush Theater, Che Walker's Frontline at the Globe Theater and has worked with other writers. In June 2009, the musical Been So Long, based on Ché Walker's 1998 play, opened at the Young Vic. Darvill had worked with Walker for a number of years, since they had first met at RADA, developing the songs and music for the show. The musical was also performed at the Latitude Festival in July and had a run at the Traverse Theater in August. Darvill received a Judge's Discretionary Award from MTM for his music.
- Often works with theatre company Nabokov.
- Nominated for the 2007 Evening Standard Theatre Awards for Most Promising Newcomer.
- Is also a musician and composer. Has provided original music for stage shows including "Artefacts" by Mike Bartlett (2007) and "The Frontline" by 'Che Walker' (qv) (2008).
- Member of a band called Edmund.
- Also a musician and part of the band Edmund, in June 2009 he and Che Walker had their musical 'Been So Long' premiered in London.
- Trained at RADA.
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