The shortlist for the 2018 Sunday Times/National Theatre Ian Charleson Awards has just been announced and includes OSD graduate, Daniel Burke. The awards were created to acknowledge the work of actors under 30 in a classical role (defined as written before 1918), in memory of the National’s great 1989 Hamlet, who died of complications caused by Aids two months after his final performance in the role.
Daniel, who graduated from the Three Year Course in 2017, has been nominated for his performance as Diomed in Troilus and Cressida for the Royal Shakespeare, directed by Gregory Doran
The three winners – a first, second and third prize – will be unveiled at a celebratory lunch in May.
Last year’s main prize was won by Natalie Simpson, with recent winners also including Paapa Essiedu, Susannah Fielding and Jack Lowden.