Rudi Dharmalingam

Rudi Dharmalingam

Born in Maidstone, Kent, Rudi Dharmalingam became a member of the National Youth Theatre in 1998. He then went on to train at The University of Salford and obtained a B.A in Performing Arts in 2002.

He was cast in the original production of The History Boys,…

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Born in Maidstone, Kent, Rudi Dharmalingam became a member of the National Youth Theatre in 1998. He then went on to train at The University of Salford and obtained a B.A in Performing Arts in 2002.

He was cast in the original production of The History Boys, under studying Dominic Cooper in 2004. He played the role of Crowther on Broadway in the same production which also starred James Corden.

He has since performed in numerous productions at the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 2013 he played the male lead in David Greig's two-hander, The Events for the Young Vic. The Play won numerous awards and was voted The Guardian's best play of 2013.

He has since performed in plays at the Royal court and the Almeida Theatre. Notably Oresteia and Mary Stuart, the later of which was directed by Olivier Award winner Robert Icke. He played the male lead role of Mortimer alongside Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams. Both Oresteia and Mary Stuart both opened to huge critical acclaim.

He performed in the record breaking production of Hamlet at the Barbican in 2015 playing Guilderstern alongside Benedict Cumberbatch.

He is working on Electric Dreams 'The Commuter' with Timothy Spall for Amazon/Sony/Channel 4. He will then shoot 'Rellik' for BBC 1 a new drama from the makers of 'The Missing.'

Most recently he played 'Milan' a series regular leading role in Our Girl for the BBC. He is currently playing 'James' another leading series regular in The Split by Abi Morgan for the BBC and Sundance. He will then go onto reprise his role as 'Mortimer' in Mary Stuart at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End. _

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