Orlando Wells is an actor and playwright. His artist credits include The History Boys (UK Tour and West End), Pirandello’s Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antony and Cleopatra, Othello (RSC), Turn of the Screw (Almeida) Tonight at 8.30 (English Touring Theatre) and the long-running Channel 4 series As If.
His first play The Tin Horizon was produced to strong reviews at Theatre 503 in April 2009. His adaptation of The Duke in Darkness by Patrick Hamilton was produced at the Tabard Theatre in May 2013 to positive reviews. He co-wrote the libretto for Triptych for Opera Erratica which was produced at The Print Room and Wilton’s Music Hall in May 2014. His play The Woodcutter’s Tale has had a rehearsed reading with David Troughton, directed by Jamie Glover, at the Jermyn St Theatre. The Orange Tree Theatre commissioned Orlando to write Four Days in Hong Kong, a 50′ play about Edward Snowden as part of the 2014 Orange Tree Theatre Festival, directed by Phoebe Barran. Orlando intends to develop the piece as a full-length play.
He has written original crime-comedy feature Bait The Hook and is developing original feature Rigby and the Cave of Stars and original serial idea The Walrus Bones. Orlando is currently writing The Ghosts, an original thriller pilot commissioned by Sly Fox Films (Linda James).
He has also written for children’s animated series Xolight and Noksu (Steve Walsh Productions) and is developing his own children’s series idea Jelicho Pots. His 30min drama Shrike was longlisted for Coming Up.
Orlando Wells is represented by Rochelle Stevens