Chris Nayak

Actor

Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre & West End Actor

Chris is a professional actor who has worked extensively on stage and screen. 

He has performed nine times to date with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in the West End in London and off-Broadway in New York. 

He has also performed for the Royal National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, on screen for the BBC and ITV, and recorded several audiobooks and radio plays. 

In 2013 Chris was made a Learning Consultant at Shakespeare’s Globe, one of only a handful of practitioners to hold this position. In 2019 he was approached by the Royal Shakespeare Company to become a mentor for young actors, guiding them at the beginning of their careers.

Press

‘Chris Nayak plays George Edalji with exactly the right tunnel-vision earnestness’

– Michael Billington, The Guardian

 

‘Chris Nayak is a deliciously creepy Demetrius, soon revealing pitch-perfect comic timing’

– Kate Maltby, The Times

 

‘Chris Nayak brings comic dash as Dilip’

– The Stage

 

‘A villainous Brummie Borachio, a nice turn by Chris Nayak’

– The Telegraph

 

‘Mention should also go to Chris Nayak who steals the show as Albert’

– The Reviews Hub

 

‘A standout performance from Chris Nayak as Hal’

– Edinburgh Evening News

 

‘Chris Nayak’s engagingly anarchic Tony Lumpkin’

– The Guardian

Acting Credits include

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (TOUR),  National Theatre
MAYDAYS, RSC 
KING LEAR, Shakespeare's Globe, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, RSC/ Theatre Royal Haymarket  
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, RSC/ Theatre Royal Haymarket  
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, RSC 
ANITA & ME, Birmingham Rep 
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, RSC

THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE, RSC 
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, RSC 

 

Acting Credits include

LOVES LABOURS LOST, RSC WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Birmingham RepWHAT YOU WILL, Shakespeare's GlobeARTHUR AND GEORGE, Birmingham Rep 

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, Nottingham Playhouse,
EAST IS EAST, Birmingham Rep 
ROMEO AND JULIET, Northern Broadsides
LISA'S SEX STRIKE, Northern Broadsides 
INDIAN INK, Salisbury Playhouse 
EAST IS EAST, Pilot Theatre Company/York Theatre Royal 
A PASSAGE TO INDIA, Shared Experience

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