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© James Hyland 1998-2018

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James Hyland is Artistic Director and Founder of Brother Wolf.


He is also an award-winning actor/writer/producer as well as a director and film-editor. James made his professional acting debut in 'The North Pole', winning the Guardian International Student Drama Award in 1996. Since then he has appeared in over 60 productions, working with a variety of directors including Michael Boyd, Adrian Noble and Matthew Warchus as well as acclaimed companies such as Brother Wolf and the RSC. Under the mantle of Brother Wolf, James has written, produced and acted in several projects that have gained universal acclaim including the   box office hit 'A Christmas Carol - As told by Jacob Marley (deceased)', a ground-breaking one-man show for which he won Best Performer in Theatre (Fringe Report Awards 2012) as well as receiving a nomination for The London Theatre Award (London Awards for Art and Performance 2012). This was followed by two more award-winning one-man shows: 'Fagin's Last Hour' and 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'; also serving as actor, adapter and producer on all three productions (for which he received recognition from The Queen for their part in Dickensian Scholarship). All of the shows have toured nationally including his historical drama 'A Lesson from Auschwitz', of which he is the writer, director, producer and co-actor (commended by The Foundation of Memory Sites Near Auschwitz-Birkenau). His very latest touring production sees him playing the role of Inspector Nicholas Gammell in 'Magic Circle', a sinister two-handed mystery play written by acclaimed novelist and film historian Kim Newman.


Screen credits include 'We Are Monster', nominated for The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film (Edinburgh Festival, 2014) and the award-winning music videos from Kaskade and Tinie Tempah: 'A Little More' and 'Disappoint You', for which James also served as writer and improviser of the dialogue. His latest screen roles see him performing in Unstoppable Entertainment's 'The Sound', selected for the HollyShorts Film Festival 2017, and the award-winning short film 'Transmission' showing at 70+ festivals worldwide including The Fisheye Film Festival, The Horrible Imaginings Film Festival and Torino Underground Cinefest for which James has received three Best Actor nominations.



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Artistic Director

James Hyland