David Yelland



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“David Yelland proves a tremendous Henry IV, capturing all the guilt, filthy temper and physical frailty of the man, as well as his deep grief over his son’s waywardness.” - Charles Spencer (The Telegraph)

“Yelland, striding on with confidence… charts Henry’s mind through expert shaping of the verse.” - Timothy Ramsden (

“It is David Yelland who perfectly portrays the refined art historian Anthony Blunt.” - Julie Watterson (The Stage)

“David Yelland was excellent as the cold, rather hard-boiled Blunt bringing colour to what could have been a long-winded role.” - Carol Evans (The Public Reviews)

“As Blunt, a distinguished-looking David Yelland is by turns waspishly amusing, guardedly courteous and primly evasive – an outsider at the heart of the establishment.” - Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)


“David Yelland pushes the character, wonderfully, to the apex of absurd sententiousness.” - Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“The performances are strong throughout. David Yelland milks every possible laugh from his pompous professor, a hypochondriac” - (The Stage)

“...there is a peach of a performance from David Yelland as her (Yelena) insufferably tetchy, pompous husband”. - Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“David Yelland’s splendidly pompous Professor.” - Kate Bassett (The Independent)

“David Yelland’s interpretation strikes the right note of charmless, speechifying pomposity.” - (

“David Yelland makes the absentee host as memorable as anyone is likely to get in this role. The gouty old codger is cruelly self-centred as he whines and dictates while sucking the family dry.” - Philip Fisher (


Eyes: Blue   
Hair: Mid-Colour   
Height: 5'11"   

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