Recent theatre includes: The Conquering Hero (Orange Tree); workshop performances of Sting’s new musical The Last Ship (Live Theatre Newcastle); Dr Dillamond in Wicked (Apollo Victoria); Woman in Black (Fortune Theatre); Cyrano de Bergerac (Chichester Festival Theatre); Harrison Birtwistle’s Down By The Greenwood Side (Royal Opera House); The Wizard of Oz (Royal Festival Hall); Gerald O’Hara in Gone With The Wind (New London), Blue/Orange (New Vic); Ben in Follies (Northampton).
Also Measure for Measure, The Blue Angel (RSC), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (NT), O’Casey’s The Silver Tassie, Wedekind’s Lulu, Howard Barker’s Scenes from an Execution (all Almeida), Barker’s The Europeans (Wrestling School), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, St Joan, Les Miserables, Martin Guerre (all West End), Salieri in Amadeus, Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd (Derby Playhouse), Brothel Madam and Shogun’s Mother in Pacific Overtures (Leicester Haymarket), The Tattooist in Tangier Tattoo (Glyndebourne), Prospero in The Tempest (Tampa, Florida), Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles (Belgrade Coventry and tour), the Lord Chancellor in Iolanthe (Carl Rosa Opera), Oedipus, Tobaccoland (Royal Exchange Manchester), The Miser (Chichester), Banquo in Macbeth (BAC), Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet (tour), A Doll’s House (Scarborough), The Diary of Anne Frank (Birmingham Rep), Communicating Doors, Travels with my Aunt (Salisbury), The Mikado (Orange Tree), The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni (Music Theatre London), Fagin in Oliver! (Sadler’s Wells, Leicester Haymarket, Sheffield Crucible). His Fagin can be heard on the TER recording with Sheila Hancock and Sally Ann Triplett.
Television and film includes: A Touch of Frost; The Curse of Steptoe, Dalziell and Pascoe, Diamond Geezer, Footballer’s Wives, Holby City, Doctors, EastEnders, Do The Right Thing, Poirot, This is David Harper, Heroes, Not Quite at the Opera, Falstaff, Peter Warlock: Some Little Joy.
As Associate Director of Greenwich Studio Theatre in the mid-1990s, Julian won a Time Out Award and the London Fringe Best Director Award for his adaptations of plays from Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. He directs regularly at some of London’s leading theatre schools.Back