Jeremy studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He trained at both the National Theatre and Royal Court, where he became Deputy Artistic Director in 2009 until 2012.
Between 2000 and 2008 he was Associate Director at Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Jeremy has most recently directed The Plough and the Stars (NT, co-directed with Howard Davies), Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (UK Tour), People, Places and Things (NT / West End), The Absence of War (UK Tour) and The Nether (Royal Court / West End) for Headlong, and also the world premiere of Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies in two parts for the RSC, which transferred to the West End in May 2014 and Broadway in March 2015 and for which he was nominated for an Olivier and Tony Award for Best Director.
Jeremy has directed several productions at the Royal Court including That Face by Polly Stenham, which transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End. He was nominated for an Evening Standard Best Director Award for Stenham’s second play Tusk Tusk in 2009. Other work at the Court includes Stenham’s No Quarter, E V Crowe’s Hero and Kin, Richard Bean’s The Heretic, Michael Wynne’s The Priory, which won an Olivier award for Best Comedy and David Hare’s The Vertical Hour.
Other theatre directing credits include Noises Off (American Airlines Theatre, Broadway) The Moderate Soprano (Hampstead Theatre),Another Country (Chichester/West End), the critically acclaimed This House by James Graham at the National Theatre, for which he was nominated for an Olivier award for Best Director, The Tempest at the Globe, David Hare’s South Downs at Chichester Festival Theatre subsequently transferring to the Harold Pinter Theatre, Uncle Vanya with Roger Allam at Chichester, Absent Friends at the Harold Pinter and Much Ado About Nothing with Eve Best and Charles Edwards at the Globe.
Jeremy was also named as one of the Stage top 100 in 2014.
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