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Gabriel Woolf's first life was spent an an actor on television, stage and film. His second was in radio, where he happily read aloud most of the books he admired. Subsequently lives are being spent on the platform presenting a large number of literary and musical portraits, and assembling his own collection of audio recordings.


He presents his wide range of literary and musical programmes across the English-speaking world, which has included twelve of the states of North America. In Britain every major and many minor festivals have presented his programmes, solo, duo and with ensembles. As a broadcaster he has written many plays and documentaries, and performed in hundreds of programmes, and has chosen, edited and read more than forty major novels, including George Eliot's.


He won the Gold Medal at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has starred in film and television.


As a narrator he has worked with some of the finest orchestras here and abroad, performing The Soldiers Tale, Carnival of the Animals, The Snowman, The Oxford Elegy, King David, Bargbar, Peter ands the Wolf, Koi Nidrei, Enoch Arden, and Façade.


The BBC has recently issued a DVD of Pyramids of Mars in which he features as Sutekh, one of the most sinister of Dr Who's enemies, (This sold 30,000 copies in the first 5 months!), and has also returned to reading for Poetry Please on Radio 4 on a regular basis.


  • Victorian Voices;

  • Dylan Thomas - a Christmas pudding;

  • Jerome K Jerome;

  • Dickens;

  • Saki, Kipling, Keats.

Gabriel Woolf
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