Artistic Director, Producer and Actor
Ross trained at Guildford School of Acting and graduated with a BA First Class Honours in Theatre.
London appearances as an actor include the Almeida Theatre, Arts Theatre and New Players Theatre. Alongside national tours in the UK and Germany with productions of The Tempest, Figaro-the play, Black Comedy, The Real Inspector Hound and The Caretaker, Ross has performed regularly with Worthing’s acclaimed open-air Rainbow Shakespeare having played the roles of Hamlet, Leontes in The Winter’s Tale, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He has also enjoyed playing Santa Claus for Paul Holman Associates and Worthing Theatres in the festive family show The Night Before Christmas.
As a founder of Conn Artists he has produced all of their shows to date. He directed the company’s debut production Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play in 2013 and a revival of Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor in 2014. As an actor, he starred in the lead role of Silas Marner in the company’s 2019 tour, and as Myself (Hilaire Belloc) in the 2017 tour of The Four Men. Ross has also performed two one-man shows for Conn Artists as J.M. Barrie in Courage, and he received a standing ovation for his performance in the Worthing Literary WOW Festival production of The Importance of Being Oscar about the life of Oscar Wilde.
“Muir, in the title role, gave a magnificently nuanced performance, moving through a range of emotions culminating in a thundering rage when Eppie, the child that he raised, is to be taken from him. His subsidence into tears, when she elects to stay with him, was most moving.”
(The Brighton Argus on Silas Marner)
“Ross Muir’s performance is exceptional, capturing the audience’s attention with the character’s fragile state of mind, evoking powerful empathy as the play progresses.”
(Theatre South East on Silas Marner)
“As Belloc, or Myself as he names himself, Ross Muir could not be bettered. He gives a marathon performance that segues effortlessly from narrator to character.”
(The Brighton Argus on The Four Men)
“Myself, played with subtle charm by Rainbow Shakespeare’s Ross Muir”
(The Stage on The Four Men)
“Muir’s performance was a tour de force that kept his audience mesmerised . . . For many the highlight was Muir’s emotive telling of The Ballad of Reading Gaol.”
(The Brighton Argus on The Importance of Being Oscar)