"Julian Bird becomes Meslier. The authority with which he speaks and his presence are entirely convincing."
The Scotsman *****
"There are a couple of stand-out performances, particularly from Julian Bird as shifty cabinet minister Stagg." [The Hang of the Gaol].
"Julian Bird gauges the spirit of the piece." [Loving Art]
Julian Bird played the Bishop of London in the popular TV series, The Tudors
"It was Julian Bird's performance as Ryan's father (Colonel Graham) that won my heart - he was nothing short of phenomenal. Starting off as the grumpy and homophobic Army Chaplain he always had been, I saw him developing through the stages of stroke rehabilitation into a redeemed father who became increasingly fond of his loving gay child. His acting was so realistic, I nearly went on stage to try and help him out of bed a few times!” [Treatment]
"There's a brilliantly-pitched performance from Julian Bird as Robert, a hugely intelligent man who is unable to make his mind work in the way it once did as he slips into the depths of mental illness.” [Proof]
What’s On Stage
"As King Lear (at the Rose, Bankside), "Bird's emotions must really be waiting in the very pores of his skin, leaving him malleable and responsive as lightning to the action around him. Lear's descent into madness is beautiful.”
One Stop Arts
"Julian Bird in particular gives a gloriously real performance as Graham, seemingly liberated rather than hindered by his character's inability to speak, and when his speech does return he's changed in more ways than you expect." [Treatment]
One Stop Arts
"The subtlety of Bird's performance leaves your heart breaking.” [Proof]
"As Chebutykin, Julian Bird gave the sense of truth and connection that Chekhov wrote for. His scene in Act Three was breathtaking, and for me his performance was the highlight of the play."