Christopher Ravenscroft

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Poetry’s force is best conveyed by the spoken word. Today, acclaimed actor Christopher Ravenscroft may be one of the art form’s greatest voices. Trained at Bristol’s Old Vic School, Christopher has played some of the world’s best known theatrical roles, most recently as Dr. Rank in the Peter Hall Company production of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Prospero in Shakespeare’s The Tempest at the Liverpool Playhouse, AEH in Invention of Love at the Salisbury Playhouse, and the Rev. Winemiller in Summer and Smoke at the Nottingham Playhouse and in London’s West End.

Ravenscroft was featured in various Royal Shakespeare Company performances, including its original production of Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nicklesby, and Shakespeare's Richard III, Macbeth, and The Merchant of Venice. He has lent his critically praised acting talent to other popular media as well. Millions know Ravenscroft as Inspector Burden in The Ruth Rendell Mysteries on television, as a radio broadcaster, as the voice of many books on cassette, including a nine-hour reading of Vergil's The Aeneid, and in films such as Gents, Tom and Thomas, and Kenneth Branagh's Henry V.

Ravenscroft also contributed to the 2010 Peace Concert by reciting a poem  for unity to further the Harmony for Peace mission.