STEPHEN WIGHT is MCQUEEN
Finally we are able to announce the most thrilling news that STEPHEN WIGHT is to play legendary designer Alexander McQueen in new play by James Phillips and directed by John Caird.
Stephen is best known for his character Simon in BBC Three comedy BLUESTONE 42 and Comedy Central show THREESOME. He won an Evening Standard Outstanding Newcomer Award for his performances in DON JUAN IN SOHO and DEALER'S CHOICE, for the latter of which he was also nominated for an Olivier Award.
MCQUEEN will run at St James Theatre from 12 May to 6 June and also stars Dianna Agron and Tracy Ann Oberman.
CLARE HIGGINS cast in CLARION
The incomparable CLARE HIGGINS has been announced to star in new play by Mark Jagasia, CLARION , set in the office of "Britain's worst newspaper", at the Arcola Theatre.
First seen as part of the Arcola's 2014 Playwrought new writing festival, it will run from 15 April to 16 May 2015, directed by the venue's artistic director Mehmet Ergen.
Having most recently been starring on Broadway in A DELICATE BALANCE, we're very pleased to welcome the theatre legend back to the UK stage.
AMANDA ABBINGTON to lead new BBC Drama
The wonderful AMANDA ABBINGTON, known for her work in SHERLOCK and MR SELFRIDGE, has been cast in a new BBC One Drama called CUFFS.
Filming begins today in Brighton. CUFFS is written by Julie Gearey and also stars Ashley Walters.
ELLORA TORCHIA cast in BEOWULF
New client ELLORA TORCHIA has gone from strength to strength since graduating RADA. She can currently be seen in Channel 4's popular drama INDIAN SUMMERS and she is about to begin filming ITV's new 13-part drama BEOWULF.
GÍSLI ÖRN GARDARSSON to star in BEOWULF
The marvellous GÍSLI ÖRN GARDARSSON is coming back to UK television in ITV’s epic re-imagining of the iconic Old English poem BEOWULF following the exploits of the titular warrior as he battles a fearsome monster during Britain’s Dark Ages.
The Icelandic actor will play Breca in this 13 episode series which is set to begin filming this month.
Welcome to FIONN WALTON
Another warm welcome is in order, this time to FIONN WALTON. He is a native Dubliner and has achieved success in Ireland's Film. Television and Theatre industry. We're thrilled he's joined the ranks.
Welcome to CALLUM WOODHOUSE
We'd like to give a very warm welcome to CALLUM WOODHOUSE. He is a very talented actor in his final year at LAMDA. He is currently rehearsing Passing Places for LAMDA before graduating.
TOM BROOKE cast in THE DRESSER
The incomparable TOM BROOKE has been cast in THE DRESSER, a television adaptation by Richard Eyre of Ronald Harwood's popular play.
TOM BROOKE is best known for playing Wiggins in SHERLOCK and has recently played Edgar in KING LEAR at the National Theatre, directed by Sam Mendes.
THE DRESSER tells the story of an ageing actor's personal assistant, who struggles to keep his charge's life together. Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen have been announced to star in this drama co-produced by BBC Two and Sonia Friedman Productions.
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CIAN BARRY cast in BBC Drama
DOCTOR FOSTER is a new 5 part drama produced by Drama Republic for BBC One. It is written by Mike Bartlett (King Charles III, The Town) and will be directed by Tom Vaughan (What Happens In Vegas, Starter For 10).
CIAN BARRY has been cast alongside Suranne Jones and Bertie Carvel.
DOCTOR FOSTER tells the story of a woman seemingly in control: she is a trusted GP, the heart of her town, a woman people can trust. But Doctor Gemma Foster’s life is about to explode: when she suspects her husband is having an affair she is determined to find out the truth.
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TUPPENCE MIDDLETON to star in WAR AND PEACE
We are rather excited to announce that TUPPENCE MIDDLETON will star in BBC/Weinstein Company's WAR AND PEACE as Helene Kuragin.
She will be joining fellow CvGGers JACK LOWDEN, AISLING LOFTUS, GRETA SCACCHI and BRIAN COX.
Tuppence was most recently seen in THE IMITATION GAME and has since been filming Netflix series SENSE8.
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LENNY HENRY to star in EDUCATING RITA
The new season at Chichester Festival Theatre has been announced and with it the news that the wonderful LENNY HENRY is to star in the iconic Willy Russell play EDUCATING RITA.
To be directed by Michael Buffong, the play will run in the Minerva Theatre from 18th June to 25th July.
THE PHONE CALL wins ACADEMY AWARD
We're so delighted that THE PHONE CALL, a brilliant short film starring SALLY HAWKINS, won in the Best Short Film Live Action category last night at the Oscars.
The film, directed by Mat Kirkby and cast by Dan Hubbard, has achieved huge success in international film festivals and also stars Jim Broadbent.
CONGRATULATIONS to all who worked on the film.