Spotlight: GREG HAISTE


GREG HAISTE by Arthur Wilson
Photo: Arthur Wilson
113 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JN
Phone: 020 3950 6333
Chester House, Studio 1:04, 1-3 Brixton Road, London SW9 6DE
Phone: 07702 228185
Mobile: 07809 549887
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'7" (170cm)
Weight:10st. (64kg)
Playing Age:45 - 50 years
Appearance:Scandinavian, White
Eye Colour:Blue-Grey
Hair Colour:Blond(e)
Hair Length:Short

About me:

"Greg Haiste - priceless" New York Times. Currently one of the twins in the RSC 'The Comedy of Errors' if/when theatres can reopen. 'Pennyworth' for Warner Horizon out now. Original cast for BEST COMEDY OLIVIER AWARD for 'Nell Gwynn', and for 'Quiz', nominated 2019. As double act Haiste and Lawrence: WINNER Straight8/Cannes Film Festival, WINNER ShortCom for 'Ken Loach's Star Wars' WINNER SketchFest "Greg Haiste commandeers the evening with comic vitality. He's a joy" Times of London.

Stage Television Film Radio Short Film Further Credits
2021, Stage, Dromio of Ephesus, The Comedy of Errors, Royal Shakespeare Company, Phillip Breen
2020, Stage, Erich, Festive Tales, Royal Shakespeare Company, Erica Whyman
2020, Stage, Sinon/Anchises, Troy Story, Royal Shakespeare Company, Gregory Doran "Readers' favourite theatre of the year 2020" The Guardian
2019, Stage, Henry/Hugo/Charles Baskerville, Lestrade, Daisy, Baskerville, Ambassador Theatre Group, Loveday Ingram
2018, Stage, Paddy Spooner/Paul Smith (Lead Role), Quiz (nominated BEST NEW COMEDY, Olivier Awards 2019), West End Transfer (CFT/William Village/Playful), Daniel Evans
2017, Stage, Paddy Spooner/Paul Smith, Quiz (world premiere), Chichester Festival Theatre, Daniel Evans
2016, Stage, Black Stache (Lead Role), Peter and the Starcatcher (European premiere), Royal and Derngate, Luke Sheppard
2016, Stage, Edward Kynaston (originated role), Nell Gwynn (West End transfer), Globe Theatre/Nimax, (Olivier Award, Best New Comedy), Christopher Luscombe
2015, Stage, Edward Kynaston (originated role), Nell Gwynn, Shakespeare's Globe, (Olivier Award, Best New Comedy), Christopher Luscombe
2015, Stage, Bushy, Richard II, Shakespeare's Globe, Simon Godwin
2014, Stage, Man 1 (20 different roles), The 39 Steps, Fiery Angel/West End, (Olivier Award, Best New Comedy), Lucy Skilbeck/Maria Aitken
2013, Stage, Man 1 (20 different roles), The 39 Steps, West End (Olivier Award Best New Comedy), Lucy Skilbeck/Maria Aitken
2012, Stage, Bob Cratchit/Mrs Fezziwig, A Christmas Carol, Royal and Derngate, Gary Sefton (***** whatsonstage)
2011, Stage, The Magistrate, Lysistrata, Rose Theatre Kingston/AOD, James Albrecht
2011, Stage, Greg (Lead Role), Relatively Speaking, Newbury Watermill Theatre, Orla O'Loughlin
2010, Stage, Giovanni (Lead Role), Low Pay? Don't Pay!, Salisbury Playhouse, Paul Hunter
2009, Stage, The Rector of Stiffkey (Lead Role), The Missionary's Position, Penny Dreadful, Mick Barnfather
2008, Stage, Costard, Love's Labour's Lost, Rose Theatre, Kingston, Sir Peter Hall
2008, Stage, Brindsley Miller (Lead Role), Black Comedy, Watermill Theatre, Orla O'Loughlin
2008, Stage, Julian Court, The Bowmans, Watermill Theatre, Orla O'Loughlin
2007, Stage, Lead Role, The Play What I Wrote, National Tour, Michael Gyngell/Kenneth Branagh
2006, Stage, Hal, Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2), Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, Chris Geelan
2005, Stage, Mario, 20 Shorts, Soho Theatre, Suzanne Gorman
2005, Stage, Trinculo/Sebastian, The Tempest, Southwark Playhouse, Tom Wright
2004, Stage, Kafka/Don, All in the Timing, Peepolykus, Gerry Mulgrew
2004, Stage, Harry/Gosforth, Confusions, Limitless, Michael Gyngell
2003, Stage, Fortnum, The Madness of George III, West Yorkshire Playhouse/Birmingham Rep, Rachel Kavanaugh
2003, Stage, Tom (Lead Role), The Accrington Pals, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Rebecca Gatward
2002, Stage, Marcellus/Player Queen, Hamlet, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Ian Brown
2002, Stage, Alfred, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Gemma Bodinetz
Stage, Lout/Doctor, The Lady In The Van, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Ian Brown
Stage, Scottie, Blackrock, Young Vic, Tim Roseman
Stage, Malcolm/Porter, Macbeth, Theatre Unlimited, Chris Geelan
Stage, Elbow, Measure For Measure, Theatre Unlimited, Chris Geelan
Stage, Horse, Europe, Traverse Theatre Company, Philip Howard
Stage, Tom, Away, Traverse Theatre Company, Ian Brown
Stage, MC, Services, Gate Theatre Company, Annie Siddons
Stage, Leslie, It Runs In The Family, E & B Productions, David Warwick
Stage, Schwartz, Lulu, Harrogate Theatre Company, Andrew Manley
Stage, Regular director, writer and actor, SCENE AND HEARD, Scene and Heard charity mentoring project, which won the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
2020, Television, Anchor, Pennyworth Season 2, Warner Horizon, Danny Cannon
2019, Television, Anchor (5 episodes), Pennyworth, Warner Horizon, Danny Cannon / China Moo-Young / Jon East
2019, Television, Norman, Timewasters, Big Talk/ITV, George Kane
Television, Government Inspector, Home Fires, ITV, Bruce Goodison
Television, Guy Barrand, Emmerdale, ITV, Piotr Szkopiak
Television, Alan, Touch Me, I'm Karen Taylor, BBC3/Avalon, Ben Kellett
Television, Jonathon Hall, Jane Hall, Red Productions / ITV, Syd Macartney
Television, Geoff Bishop, Heartbeat, ITV, Noreen Kershaw
Television, Laddie, See How They Run, BBC Television, Graham Harper
Television, Bomber, True Crimes, ITV, Nigel Miller
2018, Feature Film, South Dakota Delegate, The Current War, Bazelevs/Fourth Floor/Film Rites, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
2017, Feature Film, Tour Guide, The Time Of Their Lives, Bright Pictures/Universal Pictures, Roger Goldby
2016, Feature Film, Tom's Father, Starfish, Origami, Bill Clarke
Radio, Regular cast, The Nothing To Do With Anything Show Season 5, British Comedy Guide/Resonance FM, A 'COMEDY PODCAST OF THE YEAR 2020' The Week
Radio, Ron Tulip, Doctor Who: Doorways in the Darkness, Big Finish, Nicholas Briggs
Radio, Colin the Cobbler, Fags, Mags and Bags, BBC Radio 4/Comedy Unit, (Writers Guild, Awarded Best Radio Comedy), Iain Davidson
Radio, 30 different characters, The Nothing To Do With Anything Show (3 series), Resonance FM/British Comedy Guide, "Podcast Heaven" Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
Radio, 'The Actor Greg Haiste' / Don Durbridge et al, The Nothing To Do With Anything Show Season 4, Resonance FM/British Comedy Guide, Winner, Podcast of the Year,
Short Film
2021, Short Film, Simon, Pops, Bridgeway Films/Chris Hees, Lewis Rose
2016, Short Film, Lead role, Social Networking Socially - Society Through Technology, (Winner Straight8/Cannes Film Festival 2016), Paul Murphy
2015, Short Film, Darth Glover/ Princess Leia, Ken Loach's Star Wars, (Winner ShortCom 2016), Haiste and Lawrence, Nick Reed
2015, Short Film, Short Film, Wipeout, (Winner, Saltburn Festival 2015), Day 18, Paul Murphy
2015, Short Film, Serge Gainsbourg, Les Chuckle Brothers, (Winner SketchFest 2015), George Kane
2014, Short Film, Jeff, Jeff and Caroline, Official Shortlist Encounters Film Festival, (2014, Cofilmic Fest - Silver Medal), Plum Stupple-Harris
Further Credits
Commercial, Hero Dad, Halloween Scream, Sainsbury's, Ornette Spenceley
Commercial, Hero Dad, Clover, Ben Gregor
Commercial, Hero petrol guy, Total Oil, Rudi Rosenberg
Commercial, Greg, Grand National, BBC Television, Matt Carter
Commercial, Marco, Co-op Supermarket, Graham Rose
Workshop, Percy Pilbeam, P. G. Wodehouse's Summer Lightning, Neil Laidlaw Productions, Maria Aitken
Workshop, Blair/Brown/Churchill/Eden, The Audience, Nuffield Theatres, Sam Hodges
Workshop, Lead performer, Shakespeare Masterclass, Rose Theatre, Sir Peter Hall
Comedy, Writer and performer, Ken Loach's Star Wars, (Winner, ShortCom Jury Prize, Funniest Film of 2016), Nick Reed
Comedy, Writer and performer, WINNER London SketchFest SKETCH OF THE YEAR 2015, (performing as Haiste and Lawrence), George Kane
Comedy, Runner-Up, Secret Policeman's Ball New Act Competition, (performing as Haiste and Lawrence)
Comedy, Live Character Comedy, Haiste and Lawrence, Various Comedy Clubs, Comedy Circuit
Comedy, Live Character Comedy, Solo and double act, Various Comedy Clubs, Comedy Circuit
Internet, Various Roles, First Fart (First Kiss parody), Haiste and Lawrence, Paul Murphy
Internet, Prince William, Still Pregnant, Betsyworks / Haiste and Lawrence, Peter Maynard
Improvisation, Improviser, Second City Comedy, Second City, Kevin Frank, Lisa Merchant and Jason DeRosse
Workshop, Bingo/Roger, Peepolykus - The Musical, Royal National Theatre Studio, Orla O'Loughlin
Workshop, Lev, Spyski, Peepolykus/Lyric Hammersmith, Ben Keaton
Comedy, Lead Writer/Performer, How to Make it Huge, Jollygoodlarks, Greg Haiste/Marie Lawrence
Rehearsed Reading, Skink, Look About You (Read Not Dead), Shakespeare's Globe, John Hopkins
PC Gaming, Tiktaq'to, Master of Skies, Warhammer - The Prophet and the Warlock, Creative Assembly


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Australian, Birmingham, Black Country, Cockney, East European, Geordie, Glasgow, Irish-Northern, Irish-Southern, Lancashire, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, RP, Scottish-Standard, Welsh-Standard, West Country, Yorkshire*
(* = Native/Fluent)
English*, French
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Ballroom Dancing, Baritone, Folk Dancing, Keyboards, Period Dancing, Piano, Recorder
Performance:Clown, Comedy, Comedy Improv, Compere, Physical Theatre, Role Play, Stand-up Comic, Writer/Director - Comedy Fringe
(* = highly skilled)
Cricket*, Fencing*, Skiing*, Snooker*
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Improvisation, Juggling, Mime


Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now RCS), BA (Dramatic Studies)


Peter and the Starcatcher: 'Show-stealing performance of the night comes from Greg Haiste as Black Stache' ReviewsHub. '...played with consummate dastardliness by Greg Haiste' Telegraph 'Greg Haiste commandeers the evening with comic vitality. He's a joy' Times of London.

As Kynaston in Nell Gywnn: 'Greg Haiste - priceless' New York Times. 'The comedy is note-perfect – take Greg Haiste’s neurotic, preening actor Edward Kynaston' Telegraph

As Costard in Love's Labour's Lost: 'Greg Haiste as Costard is the sunniest-natured Shakespearean clown I have seen in ages' FT. 'Greg Haiste's Costard is a genuinely funny clown...' The Telegraph. 'Greg Haiste... boisterously funny as Costard' Sunday Times.

As Brindsley Miller in Black Comedy: 'Greg Haiste is exhaustingly funny as Brindsley Miller' The Stage. 'Greg Haiste reveals himself as a true farceur as Brindsley' The Telegraph.

As Tom in The Accrington Pals: 'Greg Haiste is heart-breakingly tender'