Titus Andronicus played by William Houston
Titus Andronicus (2014)
Written by: William Shakespeare
William makes his Globe debut as the title role in Lucy Bailey's Titus Andronicus.
William trained at Central School of Speech & Drama. Theatre includes: Fortune’s Fool (The Old Vic); Three Sisters (Young Vic) Uncle Vanya (The Print Room); Coriolanus, Believe What You Will, Sejanus His Fall, Speaking Like Magpies (RSC); Bacchae (National Theatre); Henry V, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Troilus and Cressida, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, St Erkenwald, The Broken Heart, After Easter, The Wives’Excuse (RSC); The Clearing (Bush Theatre) and A Month in the Country (Salisbury Playhouse). Film includes: Dracula Year Zero, Age of Heroes, Sawney Flesh of Man, Clash of the Titans, Sherlock Holmes, Fifty Dead Men Walking, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Puffball, The Odyssey, The Gambler, Surviving Picasso and Hamlet. Television includes: Indian Doctor, Endeavour, Bible Series, Robin Hood III, Casualty 1909, Casualty 1907, Lewis –Expiation, North & South, Henry VIII and The Bill.
“There’s a lot of grief and rage involved in these characters, they’re incredibly deep. And I think to get them anywhere near right, you have to push out the boundaries of how perhaps we are today in this modern world.”
In his first interview, William talks about the characters in Titus Andronicus, the parts of the play he was familiar with before starting, and preparing to perform at the Globe.