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).

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Rosamund Pike. Theatre - The Cocktail Party, Television - Freefall

From Baz Bamigboye's Daily Mail column:
"This little number adds up

Rosamund Pike was sitting at a computer screen, furiously typing away one second, picking up a phone the next and then studying an index of figures.

Watching her, I got the sense she actually knew what she was talking about. ‘Well, sort of — to a point,’ she laughed .

Sort of is about right. The actress is part of the cast for Dominic Savage’s film Freefall, which explores how the financial downward spiral started from selling dodgy sub-prime mortgages.

Rosamund spent several days at a City brokers and observed a shares plunge at close quarters.

High up in a mammoth office suite with wraparound views of London — St Paul’s, the
National Theatre, the Thames, St Pancras (I could almost see my street in North-West London!) — the director was discussing a scene with Aidan Gillen, the hot DJ rapper Riz Ahmed an Thompson (who, by the way, was very happy yesterday after Revolutionary Road, which he executive produced for BBC Films, won four Golden Globe nominations).

Next, Rosamund turns her attention to the stage.

She’s working on a rehearsed reading of T. S. Eliot’s The Cocktail Party, which will
open at the Donmar on December 17 as part of its T. S. Elliot festival.

The actress will join Anna Chancellor, Charlie Cox, Rosalie Craig, Nicky Henson, Alex Jennings, Paul Phys and Una Stubbs. Jamie Lloyd is directing them.

Then she begins rehearsing Madame de Sade, the third Donmar West End production, which starts at Wyndham’s Theatre from March 13.

She will join Judi Dench, Frances Barber, Deborah Findlay, Jenny Galloway and Fiona
Button, with Michael Grandage directing."

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