Oliver Cotton trained at the Drama Centre in London during the regime
of the famed, and infamous, Joh Blatchley and Yat Malgrem two of the
major originators in Britain of the Stanislavsky inspired Method school
His theatrical career encompasses some of the most
important productions of British theatre’s recent history. His
extensive work with various royal theatres in Britain - the Royal
Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre the Royal Court Theatre
to name but a few - and in London’s West End has included John Dexter’s
Royal Hunt of the Sun, Peter Hall’s Hamlet, Adrian Noble’s Richard III,
Michael Blakemore’s Benefactors and Peter Hall’s An Ideal Husband.
film and television work is equally extensive, including roles in the
BBC’s David Copperfield (TV, 1986), Peter Hall’s The Camomile Lawn (TV,
1992), Westbeach (TV, 1993) Baby Blue (2001) John Malkovich’s The Dancer Upstairs.