Toby Sedgwick

Movement Director

Toby trained at the Jacques Lecoq School in Paris, where he founded The Moving Picture Mime Show, which established itself as one of the innovators of physical theatre throughout the world.

He won the 2008 Olivier Award as Director of Movement and Horse Choreography for War Horse, playing Ted Narracott in the original production. He has worked internationally and extensively in UK theatres foremost as an actor, including the RSC, Chichester Festival Theatre, the Royal Exchange and the National Theatre. He has performed and co-devised productions with Complicité, including Help I’m Alive, Out of a House Walked a Man, The Noise of Time, Light, The Master and Margarita, and A Dog’s Heart. He played Harpo Marx in Animal Crackers in the West End and appeared in a UK tour of The Play What I Wrote.

Toby’s work as Director of Movement has been seen worldwide: The 39 Steps (West End and Broadway), War Horse productions (global), A Dog's Heart (De Nederlandse Opera), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Glyndebourne) and The Mill for Ockham’s Razor (ROH and UK tour) amongst others.

Toby collaborated with Danny Boyle on the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony as Director of Movement and Choreographer of the Industrial Revolution and The Green and Pleasant Land. He had previously worked on Boyle’s NT production of Frankenstein and appeared in his film 28 Days Later. In 2017 he was Director of Movement for the film Stan and Ollie directed by Jon S Baird and in 2021 he was the Movement Coach on Pistol, a film about the Sex Pistols directed by Danny Boyle.

Toby also appeared in the films: Vacuums a film by Stomp, Laissez Passer for Bertrand Tavernier, The Last Planet directed by Terrence Malik, and Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang directed by Susanna White, on which he was also Movement Director.

In 2022 he performed with Kathryn Hunter and Marcello Magni in The Chairs by Ionesco, directed by Omar Olerian at the Almeida Theatre, London.