Hadley Fraser

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Hadley Fraser
Hadley Fraser - 12 Bar Club London.jpg
Fraser at 12 Bar Club London, 4 July 2012
BornRobert Hugh Fraser
(1980-04-21) 21 April 1980 (age 34)
Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK
NationalityBritish
OccupationActor
Known forThe Pirate Queen
Les Misérables
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
 
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Hadley Fraser
Hadley Fraser - 12 Bar Club London.jpg
Fraser at 12 Bar Club London, 4 July 2012
BornRobert Hugh Fraser
(1980-04-21) 21 April 1980 (age 34)
Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK
NationalityBritish
OccupationActor
Known forThe Pirate Queen
Les Misérables
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall

Robert Hugh "Hadley" Fraser (born 21 April 1980) is an English stage actor. He made his West End debut as Marius in Les Misérables. He also originated the role of Tiernan in the Broadway show The Pirate Queen.

Life and career[edit]

Hadley is the son of Jack and Carol Fraser, and brother of Ed Fraser, an officer in the British Army. He holds a BA from Birmingham University and a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music. In 2011 he was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, or ARAM.

His West End and other British credits include Les Misérables as Marius, Grantaire, and Javert, Assassins, Longitude (Greenwich), The Far Pavilions, Putting It Together (Harrogate Theatres), The Shaughraun, and Pacific Overtures, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance (Savoy Theatre, 2004), Peter Pan (Savoy Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Royal & Derngate). He played Gareth in the Doctor Who episode "Army of Ghosts" (2006). As a vocalist he can be heard on Scott Alan's releases Keys and Scott Alan LIVE.

In 2009, Fraser played the supporting role of Reed in The Fresh Beat Band season 1. (In season 2, Reed was played by Patrick Levis.) In May 2010, he returned to the West End to play the role of El Gallo in The Fantasticks.

In October 2010, Fraser sang the Les Misérables role of Grantaire in the 25th Anniversary concert.

On June 23, 2011, Fraser returned to Les Misérables, this time to play the role of Javert. He received critical acclaim for the role and remained with the show until June 2012.[citation needed]

On October 1 and 2, 2011, Fraser played Raoul in the 25th Anniversary staging of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He costarred alongside Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess, who played the Phantom and Christine respectively. Fraser also costarred with Karimloo in the 25th Anniversary concert of Les Misérables. Hadley has written music for a band called "Sheytoons" with Ramin, including "Heading West" and "Driftwood."

Fraser appeared in the film adaptation of Les Misérables, as the Army General of the National Guard.

In October 2013, he became engaged to actress Rosalie Craig.

In December 2013, he played Tullus Aufidius in Donmar Warehouse's adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, Coriolanus, alongside Tom Hiddleston as Caius Martius Coriolanus.

In December 2014, he will return to the Donmar Warehouse to play Stine in City of Angels, alongside his fiancée Rosalie Craig as Gabby/Bobbi and Samantha Barks as Mallory/Avril.[1]

On August 21, 2014, Fraser made public a pre-release of his first EP, "Just Let Go" via social media. The album has a general release on August 25, 2014 as a digital download.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006Doctor WhoGarethTV series (Army of Ghosts)
2009-2010The Fresh Beat BandReedTV series - 13 episodes
2010The Lost TribeChris
2010Les Misérables in ConcertGrantaireLive concert at The O2
2011Convincing ClooneyChris
2011Phantom of the OperaViscount Raoul de ChagnyLive adaptation of the musical
2011ShackledJesseShort film
2012Les MisérablesNational Guardsman
2014CoriolanusTullus AufidiusNational Theatre Live
2014PompidouMaitre D'TV series

Theatre[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002–03Les MisérablesMarius PontmercyPalace Theatre (West End debut)
2003–04Peter PanCurlySavoy Theatre
2003–04The Pirates of PenzanceFredericSavoy Theatre
2004The ShaughraunCaptain MolineauxAbbey Theatre, Dublin
2004Putting It TogetherYoung ManHarrogate Theatre
2005The Far PavilionsAshton Pelham-MartynShaftesbury Theatre
2005LongitudeWilliam HarrisonGreenwich Theatre
2006AssassinsJohn Wilkes BoothSheffield Crucible
2006Pacific OverturesKayama YasaemonLeicester Haymarket
2006My Fair LadyFreddy Eynsford-HillLarnaca Amphitheatre, Cyprus
2006-07The Pirate QueenTiernanCadillac Palace, Chicago & Broadway
2007The Last Five YearsJamieTheatre Aspen, Colorado
2009A Christmas CarolBob CratchitBirmingham REP
2010The FantasticksEl GalloDuchess Theatre
2010Les Misérables in ConcertGrantaireO2 Arena
2011Phantom of the OperaViscount Raoul de ChagnyRoyal Albert Hall
2011–12Les MisérablesJavertQueen's Theatre
2013The Pajama GameSid SorokinChichester Minerva Theatre
2013The MachineGarry KasparovM.I.F. & Park Avenue Armoury, NYC
2013-14CoriolanusTullus AufidiusDonmar Warehouse
2014-15City of AngelsStineDonmar Warehouse

Discography[edit]

Just Let Go

  • Released: Pre-Release 21 Aug 14
  • Format: Digital EP
  • Writer: Hadley Fraser
  • Tracks: "Just Let Go", "Heading West", "Herne and the Red Kite", "But For Me", "On Constellation Street"

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