Colin Hurley


After a successful run in Michelle Terry’s inaugural season at Shakespeare’s Globe, Colin has returned for the 2019-2020 Globe Ensemble.

Prior to this, Colin was seen as John Rich, alongside Mark Rylance, in the Broadway transfer of Farinelli and The King.

He plays Barry in two series of new British comedy, Flowers.

He has extensive theatre credits which includes roles at The National, The RSC and Shakespeare’s Globe.



“Colin Hurley is a brilliant bundle of spitting energy as the definitely drunken and possibly homeless old man Euston, who hops about on two crutches yet feels perpetually in motion. It’s a wonderful character, with hints of Jez Butterworth’s Rooster but entirely original.”
-Miriam Gillinson, The Guardian

“Colin Hurley, in a classic comic man-of the-theater turn…”
-Ben Brantley, New York Times

Supporting actors such as Colin Hurley…impress throughout…”
-Dominic Maxwell, The Times

“There’s impressively nimble and engaging work from…Colin Hurley.”
-Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard

“…there are some brilliant turns from Colin Hurley…”
-Alex Wood, WhatsOnStage

“…the charming and physically loose Colin Hurley…”
-Hilton Als, The New Yorker

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