This is Alan’s first time working at the Abbey Theatre. His theatre credits include Private Lives, Variety Club Award, Olivier and Tony Nominations for Best Actor (Noel Coward Theatre and New York), Antony and Cleopatra (National Theatre, London), Hamlet (Riverside Studios), Tango at the End of Winter, Time Out Award for Best Actor (Edinburgh Festival and Playhouse Theatre), Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Tony Nomination for Best Actor (RSC, West End and New York), Mephisto, As You Like It, Troilus and Cressida, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Tempest, Captain Swing (RSC), The Lucky Chance, The Grass Widow, The Seagull (Royal Court), The Last Elephant, Commitments (Bush Theatre), The Devil Himself (Lyric Studio), Bad Language (Hampstead), The Brothers Karamazov (Edinburgh Festival), Seasons at Glasgow Citizens, Sheffield Crucible, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Haymarket Leicester, Library Manchester. He directed Creditors (Donmar Warehouse and Brooklyn Academy, New York), My Name is Rachel Corrie, Theatregoers’ Award Best Director (Royal Court, West End, Edinburgh Festival and New York), Wax Acts (West End), The Winter Guest (Almeida). Television credits include The Song of Lunch, Something The Lord Made (Emmy Nomination for Best Actor), Rasputin (Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Awards for Best Actor), Fallen Angels, Revolutionary Witness, Spirit of Man, Benefactors, Busted, The Barchester Chronicles and Romeo and Juliet. Films include Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter series, Bottle Shock ,Best Actor (Seattle Film Festival), Sweeney Todd, Nobel Son, Perfume, Snow Cake, Love Actually, Play, Blow Dry, Galaxy Quest, Dogma, Dark Harbor, Judas Kiss, Michael Collins, BAFTA Nomination, Sense and Sensibility, BAFTA Nomination, An Awfully Big Adventure, Bob Roberts, Mesmer Best Actor (Montreal Film Festival), Truly, Madly, Deeply, BAFTA Nomination, Close My Eyes, Evening Standard Best Actor Award, Prince of Thieves, BAFTA Award, Quigley Down Under, Closetland, The January Man and Die Hard. Alan directed the film of The Winter Guest, CinemaAvvenire Award, OCIC Award (Venice Film Festival) and Best Film (Chicago Film Festival).