Tributes have been pouring in to award-winning theatre director Howard Davies CBE, who has died aged 71.
Best known for his work with the RSC and National Theatre, recent productions included his acclaimed Russian trilogy at the National, All My Sons in the West End, Temple at the Donmar Warehouse (pictured) and 55 Days at Hampstead Theatre.
Twitter has lit up with tributes to Davies and his work. Orange Tree artistic director Paul Miller wrote: "Howard Davies' work exemplified the RSC's politics in the 70s/80s and the NT's aesthetic from the 90s onwards. A colossal body of work. RIP."
Max Stafford-Clark said: "Howard Davies will be much missed. I've always admired his meticulous work which invariably put the writer at the centre of the drama."
Actor Mark Gatiss, who starred in 55 Days, tweeted: "Honoured to have worked with the great Howard Davies. Simply one of the very best. Funny, forensic, passionate. A huge loss to the theatre."
Director Jamie Lloyd labelled him "one of the greatest ever", adding: "[He had] an exceptional career built on attention to detail, respect for others and support for fellow artists."
These are just a handful of a huge number of tributes, and Curtain Call would like to add its own. Davies was both one of the most understated artists working in theatre, and undoubtedly one of the greatest. His legacy will endure.Back to news