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Hadley Fraser

Last updated 27 July 2014


Hadley Fraser
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Robert Hugh Fraser

Born: Mon 21st April 1980 (age: 37)

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Hadley Fraser is an English stage actor. He made his critically acclaimed West End debut as Marius in Les Misérables. He also originated the role of Tiernan in the Broadway show The Pirate Queen.

Fraser is the son of Jack and Carol Fraser, and brother of Ed Fraser, an officer in the British Army. He holds a BA from Birmingham University and a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music. In 2011 he was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, or ARAM.

His West End and other British credits include Les Misérables as Marius, Grantaire, and Javert, AssassinsThe Far PavilionsThe Shaughraun, and Pacific Overtures. He played Gareth in the Doctor Who episode "Army of Ghosts" (2006). As a vocalist he can be heard on Scott Alan's releases Keys and Scott Alan LIVE.

In 2009, Fraser played the supporting role of Reed in The Fresh Beat Band season 1. (In season 2, Reed was played by Patrick Levis.) In May 2010, he returned to the West End to play the role of El Gallo in The Fantasticks.

In October 2010, Fraser sang the Les Misérables role of Grantaire in the 25th Anniversary concert.

Hadley is currently writing music in a band called "Sheytoons" with Ramin Karimloo, who costarred as Enjolras on the 25th Anniversary concert of Les Misérables and co-starred as 'The Phantom' in the 25th anniversary of 'The Phantom of the Opera' (in which Hadley played Raoul).

On June 23, 2011, Fraser returned to Les Misérables, this time to play the role of Javert. He has since received critical acclaim for the role and is currently contracted to remain with the show until June 2012.

On October 1 and 2, 2011, Fraser played Raoul in the 25th Anniversary staging of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He costarred with Karimloo, who played the Phantom in the show.

Fraser will appear in the film adaptation of Les Misérables as the Army General of the National Guard.

Biography from the Wikipedia article, licensed under CC-BY-SA