, who confirmed my exclusive item last week that he and Cameron Mackintosh are discussing the possibility of shooting a new version of the Lionel Bart musical Oliver! Then there’s the task of overseeing future iterations of Peter Morgan’s play The Audience., who starred as King Lear for director Michael Attenborough at the Almeida Theatre.
The public will be able to view his astounding performance at a special fundraising screening of the play at Bafta in London next Friday, March 15.
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He can draft a contract, train a falcon, draw a map, stop a street fight, furnish a house and fix a jury’.
Cromwell was instrumental in securing the annulment of Henry’s marriage to his first wife, Catharine of Aragon, his union with the scheming Anne Boleyn, her execution and Henry’s subsequent marriage to Jane Seymour.
, who is in final negotiations to appear in an ensemble that includes Naomi Watts, Ed Norton, Michael Keaton and Emma Stone in director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s film comedy Birdman, which is about a once-famous actor trying to get back into the limelight by appearing in a Broadway play., who will lead the Sheffield Theatre’s production of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys.
He’ll play Hector, the eccentric teacher who tries to give his class of ‘foul, festering, grubby’ boys an education.
Soon after that, Rylance will be repeating the Shakespeare Globe-Apollo Theatre triumphs of Richard III and Twelfth Night for a season on Broadway, then he’ll go before the cameras to bring Mantel’s study of Thomas Cromwell to life. I always know when a show’s doing well because I suddenly hear from ‘old friends’ and the conversation quickly turns to ‘that show with Helen Mirren’ and ‘any tickets going?