Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz & Rafe Spall to Star in BETRAYAL; Directed by Mike Nichols at the Barrymore This Fall
Rafe Spall (Jerry) will make his Broadway debut in Betrayal. He has most recently been seen on stage at the Royal Court and then at the Duke of York's in Constellations opposite Sally Hawkins, for which he has been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor. In 2012, Spall appeared in Ridley Scott's Prometheus alongside Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron, as well as in Ang Lee's award-winning film, Life of Pi. Earlier this year, Spall starred in the lead role in Working Title's romantic comedy, I Give It a Year, which will be released in the U.S. by Magnolia Pictures. Spall's earlier film credits include Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Anonymous,and One Day. Spall's other theatre credits include Just a Bloke at the Royal Court, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Michael Grandage's production of John Gabriel Borkman at the Donmar Warehouse, and If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet at The Bush. For television, Spall has starred as the lead in Channel 4's popular comedy "Pete Versus Life," as well as in "The Shadow Line" and "Desperate Romantics."
Harold Pinter (Playwright) was born in London in 1930. He lived with Antonia Fraser from 1975 until his death on Christmas Eve 2008. (They were married in 1980.) He wrote twenty-nine plays including The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming,and Betrayal; twenty-one screenplays including The Servant, The Go-Between, The French Lieutenant's Woman, and Sleuth; and directed twenty-seven theatre productions, including James Joyce's Exiles, David Mamet's Oleanna, seven plays by Simon Gray, and many of his own plays, including his last, Celebration, paired with his first, The Room, at The Almeida Theatre, London in the spring of 2000. In 2005 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Other awards include the Companion of Honour for services to Literature, the Légiond'Honneur, the Laurence Olivier Award, and the Molièred'Honneur for lifetime achievement. In 1999 he was made a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature. He received honorary degrees from eighteen universities.
Mike Nichols (Director) has been one of the leading directors of stage and screen for more than 40 years. His Broadway directing credits include Barefoot in the Park, Luv, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Real Thing,Spamalot,and Death of a Salesman, each of which has garnered him a Tony Award for Best Director. He additionally won Tony Awards for his productions of both The Real Thing and Annie. His film credits include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; The Graduate (Academy Award for Best Director); Catch 22; Carnal Knowledge;Silkwood; Heartburn; Working Girl; Postcards From the Edge; Regarding Henry; Wolf; The Birdcage; Primary Colors; Closer; and Charlie Wilson's War; and, for HBO, "Wit" and "Angels in America" (2001 and 2004 Emmy Awards for Direction of a Miniseries/Movie). In 2010, Nichols received the AFI Life Achievement Award.
BETRAYAL will be produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin.
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