Kyle Soller

Kyle Soller (born July 1, 1983) is an American-British film, stage, and television actor. His accolades include one Olivier Award, and three Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

Kyle Soller
Soller at the UK premiere of The Keeping Room in 2014
Born (1983-07-01) July 1, 1983
ResidenceLondon, England[1]
Alma materCollege of William & Mary
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
OccupationActor
Years active2008–present
Spouse(s)
Phoebe Fox (m. 2010)

Born in Connecticut but raised in Virginia, he attended the College of William & Mary before graduating from London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2008, after which he remained based in England. He has appeared in several films, such as Anna Karenina (2012) and Marrowbone (2017), and earned an Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Inheritance, staged at the Young Vic Theatre in 2018.

Early life

Soller was born July 1, 1983[2] in Bridgeport, Connecticut, but raised in Alexandria, Virginia. He attended the College of William & Mary, where he majored in art history.[3] During his third year of studies, he spent a semester abroad studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London,[4] and was subsequently offered admission into the academy.[3] Soller unenrolled from the College of William & Mary and relocated permanently to London to complete his studies at RADA.[3]

Career

Soller acted in various plays following his graduation from RADA in 2008, and his breakthrough year came in 2011 where he starred in The Glass Menagerie at the Young Vic, The Government Inspector also at the Young Vic and in The Faith Machine at the Royal Court Theatre. Based on these performances he won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer.

In 2012 Soller starred in the West End hit A Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill with David Suchet, Laurie Metcalf and Trevor White at the Apollo Theatre, and in the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Cyrano de Bergerac as Christian at the American Airlines Theatre in New York.[5]

Soller appeared in BBC Three's comedy Bad Education as the new teacher Mr Schwimer.[6] In 2016 he appeared in BBC One's Poldark, playing Ross's cousin, Francis, and in The Hollow Crown, in the role of Clifford. He starred as an expert on apocalypses, Scotty, in Sky 1's comedy drama You, Me and the Apocalypse. In 2015, he appeared as Gerald Croft in Helen Edmundson's award-winning BBC adaptation of An Inspector Calls.[7]

Personal life

Soller is married to actress Phoebe Fox, whom he met at RADA.[1]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2012 Anna Karenina Korsunsky
2013 The Fifth Estate Young Staffer
2014 The Keeping Room Henry
2014 Monsters: Dark Continent Karl Inkelaar
2014 Fury Medic #1
2017 Marrowbone Porter [8]
2017 The Trip to Spain Jonathan
2018 The Titan Dr. Elliot Blake [8]

Television

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013 Bad Education Series 2, Episode 2
2015–2016 Poldark Francis Poldark 14 episodes [9]
2015 An Inspector Calls Gerald Croft Television film
2016 The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses Clifford Episode: "Henry VI: Part II" [9]
2016 You, Me and the Apocalypse Scotty McNeil Miniseries [9]
2016 Silent Witness Episode: "Life Licence"
2016 Counterfeit Cat The Kid (voice)
2017 Bounty Hunters Misha Episode 1.3
2019 Brexit: The Uncivil War Zack Massingham Television film
2019 101 Dalmatian Street Dante (voice) 4 episodes

Theatre

Year Title Character Venue Notes
2019The Inheritance
by Matthew Lopez
Eric Glass Ethel Barrymore Theatre
2018The Inheritance
by Matthew Lopez
Eric Glass Young Vic & Noel Coward TheatreOlivier Award for Best Actor
2016Hedda Gabler
by Henrik Ibsen[10]
George Tesman National Theatre
2013"Edward II"
by Christopher Marlowe[11]
Gaveston / LightborneNational TheatreNominated — WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2012 Cyrano de Bergerac
by Edmond Rostand
Christian American Airlines Theatre
2012"Long Day's Journey Into Night"
by Eugene O'Neill[12]
EdmundApollo TheatreNominated — Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2011The Faith Machine
by Alexi Kaye Campbell[13]
TomRoyal Court TheatreEvening Standard Award for Outstanding Newcomer
2011The Government Inspector
by Nikolai Gogol, version by David Harrower[14]
KhlestakovYoung VicEvening Standard Award for Outstanding Newcomer
2010The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams[15]
JimYoung VicEvening Standard Award for Outstanding Newcomer
2010The Talented Mr. Ripley
by Patricia Highsmith, adaptation by Phyllis Nagy
Tom RipleyRoyal & Derngate, Northampton
2009A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
Demetrius / Francis Flute / MustardseedShakespeare's Globe
2008The Beautiful People
by William Saroyan[16]
Finborough Theatre

References

  1. Steafel, Eleanor (September 4, 2016). "Poldark's Kyle Soller on class, Cornwall – and why American actors lose out to their Brit rivals". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  2. "Kyle Soller". AlloCiné (in French). Archived from the original on June 10, 2019.
  3. "Kyle Soller Biography". TV Guide. Archived from the original on June 10, 2019.
  4. "Introducing Kyle Soller", Official London Theatre, 2011
  5. Roundabout Theatre Company. "Cyrano de Bergerac". Roundabout Theatre Company. Retrieved 2012-11-06.
  6. "The American, Series 2, Bad Education - BBC Three".
  7. "An Inspector Calls - BBC One".
  8. "Kyle Soller". British Film Institute. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  9. "Kyle Soller Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  10. https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/hedda-gabler
  11. "Edward II", National Theatre, 2013
  12. "Long Day's Journey Into Night", Apollo Theatre, 2012
  13. "The Faith Machine", Royal Court, 2011
  14. "The Government Inspector", The Young Vic, 2011
  15. "The Glass Menagerie", The Young Vic, 2010
  16. "The Beautiful People", The British Theatre Guide, 2008
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