Roger Rees

Roger Rees, the Welsh actor who rocketed to fame as the title character in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, a sprawling stage adaptation of an obscure novel by Charles Dickens, died July 10. He was 71. He worked virtually to the last weeks of his life, appearing in the Broadway musical The Visit until forced to withdraw due to his declining health.

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  • Born: May 5, 1944 in Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
  • Death: Jul 10, 2015 in New York, NY

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1995 Outstanding Actor in a Play Indiscretions Nominee
Drama League
2015 Distinguished Performance The Visit Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
2003 Outstanding Actor in a Musical A Man of No Importance Nominee
1999 Outstanding Actor in a Play The Uneasy Chair Nominee
Tony Award
2012 Direction of a Play Peter and the Starcatcher Nominee
1995 Actor in a Play Indiscretions Nominee
1982 Actor in a Play The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Winner