Patrick Garland is an actor and a director of British theatre, television and film, and a writer. Among many productions, he directed the revival of My Fair Lady on Broadway in the early 1980s with Rex Harrison (about whom he wrote The Incomparable Rex) and the musical Billy with Michael Crawford at Drury Lane, Mozart's Don Giovanni and Handel's opera Ottone. He directed his own play, Brief Lives, based on the life and writing of John Aubrey, and starring Roy Dotrice in the premiere and Michael Williams in the revival. He also directed Eileen Atkins in his own adaptation of Virginia Woolf's book A Room of One's Own. On Queen Elizabeth II's sixtieth birthday he directed Fanfare for Elizabeth at Covent Garden in 1989 he directed the Thanksgiving Service in Westminster Abbey for Lord Olivier. He is married to the actress Alexandra Bastedo.