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Meet the Cast – Jamie O’Neill

Jamie O'Neill

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
Jamie O’Neill, Young Mortimer

Where in the world are you from?
Wimbledon

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
Seeing Peter Pan with my Grandmother.

What was your first experience of Marlowe?
Dr Faustus when I was at school, went over my head if I’m being honest, love reading it now.

What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
I’m really excited to see what the dynamic throughout the play between Mortimer (myself) and Edward will be like this time round.

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
Edward, I can relate to him in plenty of ways.

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Sweet Bird Of Youth

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
I saw ‘Blasted’ by Sarah Kane at the Lyric Hammersmith when I was 16 and that completely transformed my concept of what theatre could be.

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
I have so many, but the last performance I saw that stunned me was Steve Carrell in ‘The Big Short’. He’s up there.

What’s your favourite game show?
The Chase, lol.

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The cast talk about Edward II

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Meet the Cast – Jamie O’Neill

Jamie O'Neill

Give us your full name and the character you are playing.
Jamie Anthony O’Neill – Young Mortimer.

Where in the world are you from?
Wimbledon

What was your first theatrical experience, either on stage or in the auditorium?
Seeing the pantomime with my grandmother, and the first time I ever acted was in Oliver at a local drama club.

What was your first experience of Marlowe?
I studied Doctor Faustus for a term back at secondary school, however most of it went over my head, sadly I didn’t fully appreciate the language and themes back then but I still remember the images the play conjured up when I first read it.

What’s the event in the play that you’re most excited about discovering?
Wouldn’t want to give it away!

Who’s your favourite character, other than your own?
Edward II, I admire how he fights for what he loves.

Tell us the title of your favourite play.
Sweet Bird Of Youth.

Who is your theatrical inspiration?
I saw Kevin Spacey play Clarence Darrow front row at The Old Vic, it was in the round and he captivated the entire audience for two hours completely on his own, hugely inspiring. He also shook my hand mid performance…

If you had to choose, who is your favourite actor?
Stellan Skarsgård – his performance in River is mind blowing.

What’s your favourite game show?
Took longer than 60 seconds to even get close to one I like so guess I have to leave it blank, sorry!

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