Stage and film director Rufus Norris, whose works have included a collaboration with Blur star Damon Albarn, is to be the head of the National Theatre, succeeding Sir Nicholas Hytner.
Norris has been an Associate Director of the National for the past two years and worked with Damon Albarn on the opera Doctor Dee. He said:
"The National is an extraordinary place, full of extraordinary people, and I look forward with relish to the task ahead - that being to fill our theatres with the most exciting, accessible and ground-breaking work our unique and broad community of artists has to offer."
Rufus Norris will take over in April 2015.