Edward Baker-Duly is an actor with dual US/British citizenship. He is born of English/Swedish heritage and has worked extensively in both the UK and South Africa where he trained at the University Of The Witwatersrand.
His most recent theatre work in the UK includes the UK premiers of The Third Man and The Bridges Of Madison County directed by Sir Trevor Nunn and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas directed by American director Matt August.
For television he appeared in Litvenenko and A Spy Among Friends for ITV and the soon to be released MGM film Boys In The Boat directed by George Clooney. Also upcomming is Apple TV+ The Velveteen Rabbit.
A world first in appearing in the Instagram released short film Eva Stories.
His most recent work in New York includes the Tony Award winning production of The King And I on Broadway at the Lincoln Center (and again at the London Palladium) and off Broadway Peter And The Starcatcher, ABC's pilot Time After Time, Showtimes Billions, CBS's Elementary, NBC's hit series The Blacklist and Shades Of Blue and USA network’s Royal Pains. He also appeared in the Hallmark film A Paris Romance. On first arriving in New York, Edward starred in the Independent Film Welkome Home.
A new foray into Motion Capture has resulted in work on two new major video games for Cloud Imperium Games, Squadron 42 and Rockstar Games, Red Dead Redemption II. Edward continues to work consistently in Voice Over and ADR for film, radio and television.
In London, Edward appeared as Nigel in the West End revival of Salad Days at the Vaudeville Theatre and then played the part of Riff in West Side Story on tour and subsequently in the West End at the Prince Edward and Prince of Wales Theatres under the supervision of Arthur Laurents. He played the role of Cable in Sir Trevor Nunn’s acclaimed production of South Pacific at the Royal National Theatre and again worked with Trevor Nunn playing Ashley Wilkes in the West End production of Gone With The Wind at the New London Theatre. Returning to Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim Edward played Hapgood in a rare production of Anyone Can Whistle at the Bridewell Theatre, London.
Other stage productions include: The UK Tour of The Lady Vanishes adapted from the famous film; Dick Barton Special Agent at the Nottingham Playhouse; Side By Side By Sondheim, Twelfth Night and The Mikado at the Barbados Holders Opera Festival; the role of Don Lockwood in Singing In The Rain in Cork Ireland, Jerry Lukowski in The Full Monty at the Olympia Dublin and The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance at The Helix Theatre, Dublin. He appeared in the plays Secretary Bird and September Tide on Tour in the UK and in Let's Face The Music And Dance a return to Irving Berlin at the Salisbury Playhouse.
In London, he played Clive Popkiss in a revival of Ben Travers Rookery Nook at the Menier Theatre in Southwark directed by Terry Johnson and then Julian Mann in Alistair McGowan’s play Timing at the Kings Head Theatre Islington. He recently played Tony in Barry Manilow's Copacabana at the Watermill Theatre, an actor musician production, directed by Craig Revel Horwood.
Edward has on a number occasions been invited to sing on BBC Radio 2s Friday Nights Music Night and had the pleasure of performing with the original Side By Side By Sondheim cast at a special gala performance at the Novello Theatre in the West End; he was also in concert with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in The world of Rogers and Hammerstein.
On UK television Edward played the recurring role of Joe Fisher in Emmerdale (ITV) and regular character Mr. Malachay in Grange Hill (BBC). He has appeared in Doctors and Holby City (BBC) and played alongside Martin Freeman as Herman Hauser in the BBC4 film Micro Men. Most recently he played Von Ribbentrop in the BBC remake of Upstairs Downstairs, Terrence Margadale in Downton Abbey and Gehard Muller in Yes Prime Minister. Other films include Delovely with Kevin Kline, Botched with Stephen Dorff and The Circle.
In South Africa he starred in Crazy For You, Me & My Girl, OKLAHOMA! Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Brigadoon, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Grease, A Chorus Line & West Side Story. Among other projects for South African television he starred as Jimmy Thorn in Just Nuisance and Morris Parker in Honey Town.