Geraint Wyn Davies has played many leading roles on major stages across North America and Europe including London and New York, has starred in numerous television series and films, has directed theatre, film, and television, as well as writing music along the way. 8 seasons at the Stratford Festival, 5 seasons at the Shaw Festival and two seasons as associate director of Theatr Clwyd in Wales. On television, '24', "Slings and Arrows", "ReGenesis", “Murdoch Mysteries” , “ Black Harbour”, “Airwolf” and the cult favorite “Forever Knight”. Films,” American Psycho 2”, “Hypercube”, “Wild Dogs” etc.
Currently, Geraint can be seen in "Poetic License" at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street) in NYC throught March 9! John Grier has a charmed career--this professor of literature at a renowned university is about to be named Poet Laureate. He owes much of his success to his wife, Diane, who has been aggressively shepherding his pursuits. But when their daughter and her new boyfriend return home for the weekend, hidden secrets are revealed that threaten to destroy the professor’s career. Has this esteemed poet plagiarized his life's work? "Poetic License" is a biting drama that explores the fall out from the cut-throat, "publish or perish" world of academia. Click here for tickets!
1. Who or what inspired you to become a performer? Watching my father, who is a marvelous Welsh preacher.
2. Who haven't you worked with that you would like to? Antony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett among many others.
3. What attracted you to "Poetic License" and what do you hope audiences come away with after seeing the show? Its exploration of the right of artistic ownership and how that affects the bond of the family; I think the audience has the right to draw their own conclusions.
4. What do you identify most with about your character, "John"? The relationship with his daughter and his desire to protect her.
5. What is your favorite part of the rehearsal/preview period in a show? The first few times you get to perform with the audience as the other character in the show.
6. Where is your favorite place to rehearse on your own? I prefer the interaction with my fellow players than any solitary pursuit.
7. What have you learned about yourself from being a performer? Collaboration is key and ego is the enemy.
8. What was the best part about performing with Christopher Plummer in "King Lear"? What did you learn from working with him? Without question, having the privilege of being with Chris, being one of the greatest living actors, teaches you that there is no end to growing as an actor, and that your best years are always ahead of you.
9. What's the best advice you've ever received? Humility and greatness can go hand in hand.
10. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? My wife Claire.
11. Looking back, what did you enjoy most about starring on "Air Wolf," "24," and "Forever Knight"? What's your most cherished memory of these times? Everything seemed new and exciting and it was a guilty pleasure knowing that you would be in so many people's living rooms every week.
12. Favorite way to spend your day off? Favorite way to stay in shape? Depends on the weather: ideally, sun,sand and water, my wife and an umbrella drink.
13. Boxers or Briefs? Boxers.
14. Favorite website? Flipboard.
15. If you could have any super power, which one would you choose? Healing.