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Guy Roberts

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Guy Roberts appears as fan favorite Uno Nomesta in Amazon/SONY’s THE WHEEL OF TIME created by Rafe Judkins.

 

He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Prague Shakespeare Company, the professional English-language theatre of the Czech Republic, now celebrating its 16th season.

 

His work in the theatre as actor, director and producer has been seen in the United States, Czech Republic, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Poland, Qatar, Egypt and India.

 

He and his theatre productions have been honored with numerous awards and over 100 US theatre award nominations, including many for Best Actor, Director and Production.  

 

He is a recipient of the Tomas Garrigue Masaryk Medal of Honor from the Masaryk Democratic Movement in the Czech Republic in recognition for his work promoting the arts and artistic freedom. 

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Guy received the inaugural Sidney Berger Award from the Shakespeare Theatre Association in recognition of his talent and dedication to the works of William Shakespeare. 

 

Under his leadership, PSC became the first theatre company in the world to present the entire newly accepted Shakespearean canon (41 plays including Sir Thomas More, Cardenio and Edward III as well as all of the sonnets and poetical works) in a single year as part of the historic 2016 PSC400 Season.

 

Guy is a frequent collaborator with the Czech Republic’s National Theatre and the Czech Republic’s Summer Shakespeare Festival at Prague Castle, created by Vaclav Havel.

 

As a producer, he has produced over 300 professional productions in the United States, Czech Republic and on tour internationally, including the entire canon of Shakespeare’s plays.

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As an actor, Shakespeare roles include Hamlet, Macbeth, Henry V, Iago, Richard III, Pericles, Leontes, Jaques, Cassius, Sir Toby Belch, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Hector, Romeo, Mercutio, Benedick, Bottom, Demetrius, Snug, Puck, Dogberry, and Lucio with numerous productions in association with the Czech National Theatre at the historic Estates Theater including Patrick Doyle’s Shakespeare in Concert among others. 

 

Recent international tours include Richard III in New Delhi and Puducherry, India and Othello in Ostrava and Brno as well as An Iliad in the US and India, Hamlet in the US and Spain; Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing in Egypt; Patrick Doyle’s Shakespeare in Concert in the US and Qatar. 

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As a guest director, his PSC Much Ado served as the basis for a Czech version, which he directed and ran for over six years at Divadlo Bez Zabradli in Prague.

His production of Midsummer for the Bremer Shakespeare Company in Germany recently celebrated its three-year anniversary in the repertory. His new productions of An Iliad starring Karel Heřmánek ml premiered at Divadlo Bez Zabradli in September 2021 and his new production of Macbeth premiered at the Bremer Shakespeare Company in Germany in October 2021. He recently directed a new English-language production of Hamlet at the Bremer Shakespeare Company that opened to rave reviews in October 2023.

 

Guy is a longtime member of the Society of American Fight Directors and has choreographed fight sequences and staged violence for over one hundred theatre productions, ballets and operas in Europe and the United States as well as the First National Tour of big! the musical. 

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Guy frequently lectures and trains Executive Leadership in the Corporate world using Shakespeare's history plays as a model for success. His TEDxYouth talk TO LEAD OR NOT TO LEAD: CHANGING THE WORLD WITH SHAKESPEARE may be viewed online.

 

In addition to his role as Uno THE WHEEL OF TIME, he can also be seen in Amazon’s HANNA among other TV and film appearances including the recently released feature film MEDIEVAL. He also staged the Opera sequences for the feature film CHEVALIER. 

Guy served as the Artistic Director of the Austin Shakespeare Festival in Texas, United States from 2001-2007.

Guy is a member of Actor’s Equity Association, The Society of Stage Directors, British Equity, Society of American Fight Directors, and the Shakespeare Theatre Association. 

 

Guy is married to the actress Jessica Boone and is the proud father of Isabella, Rohan, and Landon.

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