My blog has quite a lot of posts about Samuel West (Julius Caesar, On Chesil Beach and Darkest Hour) and Charles Edwards (My Fair Lady Australian tour and Henry IX).

Friday, 21 November 2008

Hayley Atwell - Theatre - A View From the Bridge

From Baz Bamigboye's Daily Mail column:
"Hayley Atwell is currently playing a number in the re-interpretation of Sixties cult TV drama, The Prisoner, but very soon she will have a name to play.

The actress will star opposite Ken Stott and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in Arthur Miller's play View From The Bridge.

She will play Catherine, with Stott and Ms Mastrantonio as her aunt and uncle.

Stott's Eddie Carbone is a Brooklyn docker whose incestuous desires for his niece bring about his downfall.

It's a fabulous play and Lindsay Posner's production begins rehearsals next month, with performances at the Duke of York's Theatre from January 22.

Producers Kim Poster and Sonia Friedman are hoping to cast Harry Lloyd as Rodolpho, who incurs Carbone's wrath when he shows a healthy interest in Catherine.

Hayley, who was in the films The Duchess and Brideshead Revisited, returns to London - just in time for rehearsals - from South Africa, where she has been starring with Ian McKellen, Jim Caviezel and Ruth Wilson in The Prisoner.

Hayley plays 4-15, a character who turns out to be a facet of another character. She lives in the weird village controlled by McKellen's No 2.

The six-part series will be broadcast on ITV next year. McKellen will be toasting Hayley's stage role during one of the regular soirees he throws for The Prisoner inmates."

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