A new article in The Stage magazine, by Mark Shenton, offers a list of favourite theatre actors who provide a guarantee of quality on stage, and it includes Joseph Millson - "we are also blessed in the UK with lots of brilliant actors who largely make their careers in the theatre. Though they may not necessarily sell tickets in their own right, they offer a benchmark guarantee of quality".

Joseph Millson

With a versatile career on stage and television, Millson’s notable stage roles have stretched from originating the role of Raoul in Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, panto at the Old Vic, the title role in Macbeth at Shakespeare’s Globe and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing for the RSC (opposite Tamsin Greig) to most recently playing the title role in the RSC’s The Rover and both sons to Stockard Channing in Apologia at the Trafalgar Studios. An American friend who saw the latter without knowing he was playing both seriously thought it was two separate actors, testament to his brilliance.