Raymond Coulthard

Raymond trained at the Bristol Old Vic and has worked extensively in television, theatre and in film.

His numerous television credits include regulars in Mr Selfridge and Hotel Babylon. Other recent television credits include, The Rook, Gentleman Jack, and Sister Boniface.

His film credits include The Best Man, Eisenstein, The English Patient, and Red Joan.

On stage, Raymond has performed at the RSC, National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Theatre Royal Bath and Chichester Festival Theatre, amongst many others. He played Antonio alongside Tracy-Ann Oberman’s Shylock in the first production of The Merchant of Venice: 1936. The production toured to Stratford, then nationwide, with a final West End run at the Criterion Theatre from 15 Feb – 23 March.


Merchant of Venice: 1936

Antonio alongside Tracy-Ann Oberman’s Shylock in the tour of The Merchant of Venice: 1936.

This reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s classic set amidst the rise of fascism in the UK, on Cable Street in 1936, ran at the Watford Palace Theatre with transfer to HOME Manchester, then toured.

In 2024 the production was remounted at the RSC in Stratford before being taken into the West End, at the Criterion.

5 Star Reviews for 'What's In A Name?'

What’s In A Name, at the Birmingham Rep, in which Raymond plays Carl, receives fantastic, 5 star reviews.

The press on Raymond & What’s In A Name:

  • “Excellent performances by the entire ensemble cast…Raymond Coulthard’s mildly effete Carl is dismissed by Vincent…as being characterised by what he is not…Coulthard plays him so skilfully that we accept Vincent’s description, while also being true to the rather more complex character gradually revealed to us…quite simply, sublime” 5 STARS, Selwyn Knight, Reviews Hub
  • “The dialogue hurtles across the stage, evoking every audience response from belly laughter to shocked silence…casting is inspired…” 5 STARS, Diane Parks, What’s on Stage
  • ‘The acting was superb throughout and the comic timing was absolutely impeccable.” Jerald Smith, Express and Star
  • “Raymond Coulthard is exasperated and outraged as Carl, his eloquent speech contrasting with flustered hand gestures. He hints at a darker side to Carl’s character, keeping quiet at key moments and quick to excuse the wrongdoing of others…a sharply written script, fast-paced direction and intelligent performances is fabulous rollercoaster ride of love, lies and betrayal.” 4 Stars, Emma Cann, Broadway World
  • “With a great cast, clever, funny script…it’s almost perfect.” 4 stars, Roz Laws, Birmingham Mail
  • “Raymond Coulthard was magnificent as Carl…” 4 stars, Alex Da Silva, The Gay UK

Raymond Coulthard in 'What's In A Name'

Raymond Coulthard to play Carl in Jeremy Sams’ production of What’s In A Name?, running at the Birmingham Rep from 27th January – 11th February 2017