Posted by The Celebrity Group on May, 18 2012

Craig Revel Horwood

Craig is a popular Australian-British dancer, choreographer, and theatre director in the United Kingdom. He has substantial theatre credits in choreography and directing, but is perhaps best known to the public as a judge on the television programme, Strictly Come Dancing. Craig Revel Horwood has extensive West End credits that include Spend Spend Spend and My One and Only, both of which garnered him Laurence Olivier Award nominations for Best Choreography. He was associate director/choreographer of West Side Story, assisted Bob Avian with Martin Guerre, and was resident director of Miss Saigon. He directed the Welsh Première Concert Production of My Land's Shore for the Gate Theatre in Cardiff. During the summer of 2008, he directed a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard at the Watermill Theatre, which transferred to London's West End at the Comedy Theatre. Revel Horwood directed and choreographed the 2010-2011 UK tour of Chess - a remake of the 1986 musical conceived and written by Tim Rice. Regional theatre choreography credits include Pal Joey, Arcadia, On the Razzle, and My One and Only at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Guys and Dolls in Sheffield, Anything Goes and South Pacific for Grange Park Opera, and Hot Mikado at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury. Revel Horwood directed the opening ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester and staged Once Upon a Time - The Life of Hans Christian Andersen, a live concert in Copenhagen to mark the author's bicentenary that was televised worldwide.

Television Work

Horwood is familiar to British television audiences as a member of the judging panel on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. Unqualified praise, or a perfect 10 mark from Horwood, is considered hard won and therefore highly prized by contestants and audiences alike. He was a judge on Dancing with the Stars in New Zealand, along with Brendan Cole. Horwood became a judge on Comic Relief Does Fame Academy in 2005, along with Lesley Garrett and Richard Park. Horwood has recently been made a patron of the National Osteoporosis Society, because of his efforts in raising awareness of osteoporosis and bone health. On 15 April 2010, Horwood was the celebrity guest judge on Daily Cooks Challenge. On 13 August 2010 he appeared on Would I Lie to You?. During 2011, he guested on Celebrity Juice (Episode 6, series 5; 17 March) and on Ask Rhod Gilbert (28 September). In January 2012 Craig appeared on BBC TV series The Magicians. In 2012, he is directing the UK Tour of Strictly Come Dancing for the second year running. One of the most respected choreographers in Britain, Craig Revel Horwood is in demand as an after dinner speaker and event host.