Oscar Directors: Hytner, Nicholas–Madness of King George

Nicholas Hytner, the director of “The History Boys,” is the Director of the National Theatre. His films include the Oscar-nominated THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE, THE CRUCIBLE, and the comedy THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION.

Hytner’s work includes productions at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter, Leeds Playhouse, and Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, where he was Associate Director. He has directed Measure for Measure, The Tempest and King Lear for the RSC. For the National: Ghetto, The Wind in the Willows, The Madness of George III, The Recruiting Officer, Carousel, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Winter’s Tale, Mother Clap’s Molly House and, as Director of the NT, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, His Dark Materials, Henry V, The History Boys and Stuff Happens. Other work in London includes Miss Saigon, The Importance of Being Earnest, Cressida, The Lady in the Van, and Orpheus Descending; in New York he has directed Carousel, Twelfth Night, and The Sweet Smell of Success on Broadway.

For the opera, Hytner has staged productions for Kent Opera, ENO, Glyndebourne, Paris Opera, the Thtre du Chtelet, Paris, Geneva Opera, and the Bavarian State Opera, Munich.