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Wayne Sleep

(1948-), Dancer, actor and choreographer

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Noted as a virtuoso dancer, Sleep joined The Royal Ballet in 1966. He was made a principal in 1973. For Ashton he created roles as Squirrel Nutkin in the film The Tales of Beatrix Potter (1971) and Kolia in A Month in the Country (1976). He formed his own dance company Dash in 1980 and choreographed The Hot Shoe Show for stage and television. Dancer, choreographer and actor, he appeared in the original West End productions of Cats (1981) and Song and Dance (1982) and played the Child Catcher in the stage version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2003).

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Wayne Sleep, by Liam Woon - NPG x126765

Wayne Sleep

by Liam Woon
bromide print, 13 August 1988
NPG x126765

Wayne Sleep, by Alan Bergman - NPG x126235

Wayne Sleep

by Alan Bergman
bromide fibre print, 17 September 2003
NPG x126235

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