Shaun Prendergast


Shaun is a British actor and writer well known to UK audiences for his many TV and film roles and his work with Sir Kenneth Branagh’s Renaissance Theatre Co. His first TV role, playing the lead in Kay Mellor’s “Place of Safety,” won a New York Critic’s Circle award. Film roles include Peterloo, I Daniel Blake, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Henry V. In 2019 he played Old Joe in the London West End Premiere of Waitress with Kat Mcphee and Jack McBrayer, and before lockdown he completed filming on the upcoming BBC series “Industry.” Shaun has written over thirty TV shows, a hundred audio plays, twenty stage plays and more than a dozen film scripts. He encountered the story of Julia Pastrana as a student but it took twenty years to find a format which would work. He has been the winner of a SONY AWARD (“Travellin’ Light,” BBC ), The ALMOST FREE NAFTALI YAVIN Award, (“Potter’s Wheel”) and a TIME OUT Award (Little Victories). His first novel, a comedy thriller called Benny Blue Eyes was published during lockdown and now has a five star rating on Kindle.


July 16 - August 6


Shaun Prendergast

Shaun Prendergast - Playwright
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