William Thomas: A Provincial Life

Date - 6 March, 2012, All News Press Nights Theatre
William Thomas | Sainou Talent Agency London

William Thomas plays Andrey Ivanov in the National Theatre Wales production of A Provincial Life. Press Night for the show at the Sherman Cymru in Cardiff is tonight.

Peter Gill, playwright and director, heads the new production of A Provincial Life, a play he adapted from Chekhov’s story My Life – The Story of A Provincial, and first directed at The Royal Court Theatre in 1966.

Set in 1890s Russia the play centres on the life of Misail Poloznev, a young gentleman who renounces the “privilege of capital and education” in favour of earning his living through manual labour.


William Thomas has become a household name through his television and film work. His work spans four decades and he received a nomination for Best Actor at the BAFTA Cymru Awards (2007) for his portrayal of Glyn in the award winning Con Passionate.

Other television credits include Doctor Who, Midsomer Murders, Alys, Gavin & Stacey, Belonging (10 Series), Grass, Fun at the Funeral Parlour and We Are Seven.

Film work includes Mr Nice (Kodak Award Winner); Assassin in Love (RiverRun International Film Festival Winner); Longitude (2001 BAFTA Winner for Best Drama Serial); Oscar nominated & BAFTA Award winning Solomon & Gaenor; and of course the iconic portrayal of Bryn Cartwright in the award winning Twin Town.

William also plays Geraint Cooper in the BBC & US Series, Torchwood.

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