Admittedly this is all about me and the people I like to see on the stage but I'm wracking my brain to think of any other actors that feature at the top of my favourites list that haven't been cast in a play this year, yet.
This is what I've got so far:
James McAvoy, Macbeth - Trafalgar Studios
Ben Whishaw, Peter and Alice - Noel Coward Theatre
Harry Melling, Smack Family Robinson - Rose Theatre, Kingston
Colin Morgan, The Tempest - Shakespeare's Globe (bit of a double-edged sword that one what with the Globe being top of my least favourite theatre venues list)
John Heffernan, Edward II - National Theatre
Rory Kinnear, Othello - National Theatre
David Tennant, Richard II - Stratford and London.
Not content with that I've already had my dose of Antony Sher for the year having seen him in Captain of Kopenick last week.
Simon Russell Beale is sort of missing but not really, he's still appearing in Privates on Parade and I saw it on New Year's Eve which kind of feels like this year. His next confirmed appearance is King Lear in January but I don't see him 'resting' until then.