Photos with Adrian Sparks
Born in the UK and raised in the US, Adrian Sparks is an award winning veteran actor of the American stage. He has played leading roles at some of the most prestigious theaters in the country including The Tyrone Guthrie in Minnesota, Seattle Repertory, Long Wharf, and the Shakespeare Theater Company in Wash, DC, to name a few. His 2005 Los Angeles performance of Ernest Hemingway in the one-man play Papa, by Pulitzer Prize winning author John deGroot, garnered Adrian an Ovation Award nomination for Best Actor. Read more... CEA Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Sharky in The Seafarer, at the Ensemble Theater in Cincinnati. Since 2010, he has spent multiple seasons at The Old Globe in San Diego as a leading member of the Shakespeare Company created by Adrian Noble. During his tenure at The Globe, his portrayal of Matthew Harrison Brady in the acclaimed production of Inherit the Wind, led to a nomination for a Craig Noel Award as Best Actor 2013. As a film actor, he has appeared in more than 75 film, television, and commercial productions. Most notable is his portrayal of Ernest Hemingway in the 2015 film Papa (2015), written by Denne Bart Petitclerc and directed by Bob Yari.