Born in Scotland. Studied Theatre at the University of Warwick. Trained with Jacques Lecoq.
Theatre includes: Three Sisters (Almeida Theatre) Summer and Smoke (Almeida Theatre and West End) Olivier Award Winner 2019 – “Best Revival”. Brave New World (Creation Theatre); 1984(Creation Theatre); A Tale of Two Cities (Chung Ying Theatre); Government Inspector, Annie Get Your Gun (Young Vic); Backwards (Station House Opera); Gormenghast (David Glass Ensemble);One Snowy Night (Slot Machine); Henry V (Southwark Playhouse); Half-Life (National Theatre of Scotland); Get Carter, Orlando, The Hammer, The Way of All Flesh (Red Shift); Private Lives, Romeo and Juliet (Volcano Theatre) The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Orange Tree) The Sirens of Titan, The Odyssey, Pericles, (London Bubble); Hang On, Salt (Theatre-Rites) Without Trace (V- TOL Dance Company); Here’s What I Did With My Body One Day (Lightwork); Animal Crackers, Cyrano de Bergerac (Royal Exchange Theatre and West End); MSM (DV8 Physical Theatre and Royal Court); Summer Lightning (Salisbury Playhouse); Marat/Sade, All My Sons (Bristol Old Vic);The Double (Glasgow Citizens Theatre); As You Like It (TAG Theatre);The Asylum of Antonin Artaud (Gate Theatre); Tip Top Condition (Lumiere and Son)
Television includes: The Night Manager, The Borgias, Hububb.
Film includes: Mary Queen Of Scots; Darkest Hour, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Tale of Tales, Anna Karenina.
Radio includes: The Scarlet Pimpernel, Faith Without God.
Eric also makes his own work, which includes the hybrid art installation/performance – A Voyage Around My Bedroom. www.avoyagearoundmybedroom.com
He is currently developing a new piece of work commissioned by the Turner Contemporary -The Open Air Drawing Room – which will combine painting with performance. www.ericmaclennan.com/the-open-air-drawing-room .
Founded Stan’s Cafe with James in 1991. They worked closely together until late 1995 when Graeme joined the company’s board and formed a new company, The Resurrectionists, with Richard Chew. He returned as an Associate Artist in 1999, devised Lurid and Insane in 2001 and took a post as half of the education team 2005-2007. Graeme continues to perform with a range of companies including Bodies In Flight, Red Shift, Talking Birds, Black Country Touring and Kindle as well as directing his own work and producing projects with The Resurrectionists.
Selected Stan Work: Perry Como, Memoirs Of An Amnesiac, Canute the King, Voodoo City, Framed, It’s Your Film (touring), The Black Maze (touring), The Carrier Frequency, Lurid and Insane, Of All The People In All The World (touring), The Cleansing Of Constance Brown, Tuning Out With Radio Z (touring), The Cardinals. The Commentators, The Voyage, The Anatomy of Melancholy, Noise into Notes, Living Toys, Finger Trigger Bullet Gun, The Camp and Siegfried in Twilightofthefreakingods.
In recent years Graeme has enjoyed working on many projects; Choke directed by Chris O’Connell (2018), Behind Bars: Ghosts of Lock-up directed by Jo Gleave, Fred Jeffs: The Sweetshop Murder directed by Steve Johnstone, Bodies In Flight in Wickham Theatre, Bristol and of course you’ll know him from 1984 directed by Jonathan Holloway in 2017. Next, he will be appearing in Don Quixote by Jonathan Holloway in The Covered Market.
“The most perceptive character in a play is the fool, because the man who wishes to seem simple cannot possibly be a simpleton.”
23 August to 28 September, The Covered Market, Oxford
Our Don Quixote, adapted and directed by Jonathan Holloway, will remain faithful to Cervantes’ beautiful paean to growing old while simultaneously re-fashioning it as a fable for our times. A Honda 50cc moped represents a noble steed, a folding Formica topped camping table accommodates a great feast, the woman in accounts handing out the P45s stands-in as Dom’s unattainable beauty, Dulcinea del Toboso.
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Watch our backstage pass from Don Quixote.