British Writer-Director Robert Icke Signs With CAA

EXCLUSIVE: British award-winning writer and director Robert Icke has signed with CAA.

Icke, who has worked in theater, television, and film, won the Olivier Award in 2016 for his production and adaptation of Oresteia, making him the youngest person to ever win the award. He also won the Evening Standard Best Director Award for the production, and three years later again won that award for his productions of The Wild Duck and his adaptation of The Doctor.

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Icke directed Hamlet, starring client Andrew Scott, at the Almeida and on the West End in 2017 and at New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2022.

He is set to direct Sir Ian McKellen this spring in the West End’s Player Kings, Icke’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2. McKellen will play Falstaff.

Icke also is set to direct a production of Oedipus, starring Mark Strong and Lesley Manville, in the West End in October 2024.

On the film side, Icke has adapted Thomas Hardy’s novel Tess of the D’Ubervilles for Heyday Films and Film 4, and he also will direct.

For television, he is adapting and is attached to direct the series version of his play The Doctor, which is set up at Wiip.

Icke was formerly the Ibsen Artist in Residence at International Theater Amsterdam.

For New York’s Armory, Icke’s productions include the 2021 transfer of Enemy of the People, Hamlet and Oresteia in 2022 and The Doctor in 2023.

Icke is represented in the UK by Rachel Taylor and Anthony Mestriner at Casarotto Ramsay.

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