Jeremy Crutchley is British-born and educated and is currently based in the USA. He has a wide range of Theatre, Film and Television credits to his name. In 2014 in the US, he appears as the pirate MORLEY in “BLACK SAILS” (Season 1), Michael Bay’s STARZ TV Series. He recently played the lead role in “Retribution”, and also “FLYTRAP”, an independent sci-fi feature shot in Los Angeles.
“FLYTRAP” (Teaser) 2014
Yet his dedication to Theatre remains strong. His most recent performance is the powerful and poignant solo show “SACRED ELEPHANT” which received rave reviews at the New York Premiere in September 2013, at the legendary La MaMa Theatre – he played the West Coast Premiere with equal success in Los Angeles in August 2014.This also received critical and public acclaim in South Africa, where it originated, attracting three Nominations at the 2013 Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards, for Best Actor, Best Costume Design and Best Solo Performance.
“SACRED ELEPHANT” Official Website
In the UK in the ‘90’s, he performed at The Theatre Royal Windsor, followed by a year of Repertory at the renowned Off-West-End ‘Orange Tree Theatre’, also appearing on UK TV in ‘Kidnap And Ransom’ and ‘Women In Love’ for the BBC. In 2003, he created the role of Dr. Drabble in the black comedy “The Dice House” for a successful West End run.
In 2009, he celebrated more than 30 years in the Theatre, both in South Africa and the U.K., with the opening of Doug Wright’s international hit “I Am My Own Wife”. The production attracted 6 Nominations and won 3 Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards in South Africa, including both Best Actor and Best Solo Performance. He also won Best Actor in the previous year for his performance as Shylock in “The Merchant Of Venice”, going on to play King Alonso in “The Tempest” at Stratford-Upon-Avon and on the sell-out UK national tour for The Royal Shakespeare Company.
He has brought to life many great roles in contemporary & modern works such as Father Flynn in “Doubt” and Jerry in Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal”, then moving to classical roles such as Malvolio in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”. Jeremy made an impact in the 80’s as Slim in Sam Shepard’s “Cowboy Mouth”, then later as Alan Strang in Peter Shaffer’s “Equus”. He has also given award-winning performances of such diverse characters as Bessmertny in “Sarcophagus”, Song Liling in “M.Butterfly”, and H.R.H. The Duke of Windsor in the Solo-show “I Was King”.
Always a rocker at heart, he wrote and played the music & lyrics for his own Rock Theatre work “Bloodbreath Anaesthetic”(1978), “Sloper / Demolisher”(’82), and composed and performed original material for Brian Aldiss’ “Brothers Of The Head”(’84). When “The Rocky Horror Show” finally hit South Africa in 1992, he played Dr Frank’n’Furter in the original cast. His blues-rock music surfaced again in 2010 when he wrote and recorded his first studio album, titled “RELEASE”, for which he also conceived and directed a music video. He named his band The Standing Wave.
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Recent Television appearances include: “Miss Marple: A Carribbean Mystery”(BBC), “Kidnap And Ransom”(ITV); Martina Cole’s “The Runaway” (Sky TV); and “Women In Love” (BBC). He resumes his role as The Glock, with John Cleese in the Feature Film, “Spud:The Madness Continues”.
Jeremy is also in demand as a highly experienced Voice artist.
He is married and in precious free time, loves to paint the odd picture, ride the occasional horse, and play guitar whenever possible.
“SACRED ELEPHANT ” (Theatre: Solo-Show)
* By arrangement with the Summer Shares at La MaMa.