Holliday Grainger, Olivia Hallinan, Emily Taaffe and Paul McGann star in Southwark Three Sisters
Holliday Grainger, Olivia Hallinan, Emily Taaffe and Paul McGann will star in a new production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters at Southwark Playhouse in April.
The production comes from the same team – producers Jagged Fence Productions and director Russell Bolam – behind 2012′s The Seagull, and is co-produced by Danielle Tarento, producer of the WhatsOnStage Award-winning Titanic at the same venue.
Three Sisters, which has been “reworked for the 21st century” by playwright Anya Reiss, will run in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from 8 April to 3 May 2014 (previews from 3 April).
Holliday Grainger (Irina) last appeared on stage in London at the Donmar Warehouse in Douglas Hodge’s production of Athol Fugard’s Dimetos. On screen she is known for Jane Eyre, The Borgias and Anna Karenina.
Olivia Hallinan (Olga) is best known as Laura Timmins in all four series of the BBC TV series Lark Rise to Candleford. On stage she has appeared in Precious Little Talent at Trafalgar Studios and Herding Cats at Hampstead Theatre.
Emily Taaffe (Masha) has played Miranda in The Tempest, Viola in Twelfth Night and Luciana in The Comedy of Errors, all for the RSC, while other credits include The Cherry Orchard, The King James Bible and The Veil all at the National Theatre.
Paul McGann (Vershinin) is best known for his starring role in cult classic film Withnail & I. On stage, he most recently co-starred with Dominic West in Simon Gray’s Butley at the Duchess.
The rest of the cast are David Carlyle (Tusenbach), Emily Dobbs (Natasha), Michael Garner (Chebutykin), Dudley Rogers (Ferapont), Tom Ross-Williams (Kulygin), Joe Sims (Solyony), Jane Thorne (Anfisa) and Thom Tuck (Andrey).
Empire Online gives us a first look at Posh which is due to premiere on September 19th.
Also a few other images i’ve ran into:
THEWRAP released today:
Justin Chadwick is directing the Weinstein Company’s adaptation of Deborah Moggach’s beloved romance novel
Hot off a well-reviewed turn as a femme fatale in A&E’s miniseries “Bonnie and Clyde,” British actress Holliday Grainger is in negotiations to star alongside Christoph Waltz in the Weinstein Company’s period drama “Tulip Fever,” TheWrap has learned.
Justin Chadwick (“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”) is directing the adaptation of Deborah Moggach’s beloved romance novel. Alison Owen of British banner Ruby Films (“Saving Mr. Banks”) is producing the long-gestating film with Harvey Weinstein, as “Tulip Fever” has been a passion project for Owen.
Set in 17th century Amsterdam, the story follows a married woman (Grainger) who begins a passionate affair with an artist hired to paint her portrait. The lovers gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together.
Waltz, who signed on earlier this month, has called the script “brilliant” and expects “Tulip Fever” to be his next project, though his role remains unknown. Pre-production is scheduled to begin in April.
“Tulip Fever” has been a talent magnet for years, as Keira Knightley and Jude Law had been eyed to star in a previous incarnation of the project, which has interested directors such as Tom Hooper, John Madden and Peter Chelson over the years. Alicia Vikander had also been circling Chadwick’s adaptation though it appears that TWC has moved on.
Grainger is no stranger to well-known love stories, having previously appeared in Cary Fukunaga’s “Jane Eyre,” Joe Wright’s “Anna Karenina” and Mike Newell’s “Great Expectations,” in which she played the female lead.
The 25 year-old British actress, who played Jeremy Irons’ daughter Lucrezia Borgia on Showtime’s “The Borgias,” will soon be seen in Disney’s “Cinderella” and Lone Scherfig’s indie thriller “Posh.” She’s repped by WME, LBI Entertainment and Troika.
Looking great in a leather dress, long necklace, orange bag by Mulberry and black shoes! Thank you to Far, Far Away for a few pictures.
According to Deadline, Holliday’s new agent in the US is WME, eventhough she is still represented in the UK by Troika and LBI Entertainment.