Sebastian Armesto & More to Join Frank Langella in Chichester & BAM's KING LEAR
Three time Tony Award-winning, Oscar nominated Broadway and film star Frank Langella plays King Lear at Chichester, prior to the Harvey Theater at BAM (Brooklyn Academy Of Music) in New York, joined by Sebastian Armesto, Max Bennett, Denis Conway, Isabella Laughland, Catherine McCormack, Harry Melling, Lauren O'Neil and Steven Pacey.
Sebastian Armesto plays Edgar. His theatre credits include A Woman Killed with Kindness (National Theatre) for which he was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award 2012, Damned by Despair (National Theatre), Les Enfants du Paradis, The Four Stages of Cruelty, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Moby Dick (all for Simple 8 theatre company, for whom Armesto also writes and directs). Screen credits include Parades End, Anonymous, The Tudors, The Palace and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Max Bennett plays Edmund. His theatre credits include A Time to Reap and In Basildon (Royal Court Theatre), Posh (Royal Court Theatre and West End), Danton's Death (National Theatre), Luise Miller (Donmar Warehouse), and the West End production of Relatively Speaking. Screen credits include Anna Karenina and The Duchess.
Denis Conway plays Gloucester. He previously appeared at Chichester in Wallenstein; numerous other theatre credits include the title role in Richard III for which he won the 2002 Irish Times/ESB Theatre Award for Best Actor and The Walworth Farce (Edinburgh Festival, Brooklyn and National Theatre). Film credits include I Went Down, Michael Collins and The Wind That Shakes The Barley.
Isabella Laughland plays Cordelia. Her screen credits include the role of Leanne in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and 2 and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Now Is Good, The Hollow Crown and Without You.
Catherine McCormack plays Goneril. She previously appeared at Chichester in Top Girls (also West End). Other theatre credits include an Olivier Award nominated performance in All My Sons, Dinner (both at The National Theatre) and the West End production of The 39 Steps. Screen credits include Braveheart, Spy Game and 28 Weeks Later.
Harry Melling plays The Fool. His screen credits include the role of Dudley Dursley in five Harry Potter films, Merlin and Just William. Theatre credits include Smack Family Robinson (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Mother Courage and Her Children and Women Beware Women (both for The National Theatre) and The School for Scandal (Barbican Theatre).
Steven Pacey plays Kent. His theatre credits include By Jeeves, for which he received an Olivier Award nomination, and West End productions of The Birthday Party, Celebration and The Admirable Crichton.
The cast also includes Rob Heaps as France/Knight/Guard, whose credits include South Downs and The Browning Version (Chichester and West End), and Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat (National Theatre); Tom Mothersdale as Oswald, whose theatre credits include Boys (Soho Theatre), The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare's Globe and UK tour) and Romeo and Juliet (Headlong Theatre); Chu Omambala as Albany, Michael Sheldon as French Commander/Servant, whose credits include Timon of Athens, Hamlet, The Seagull, Democracy and Three Sisters (all for The National Theatre); Parth Thakerar as Servant/Herald/Messenger; Tim Treloar as Cornwall whose Chichester credits include Macbeth (also West End and Broadway) and Twelfth Night; and whose other credits include Henry V (National Theatre), Richard II and Romeo and Juliet (both for the RSC) and Alan Vicary as the Doctor, whose credits include Goodnight Mister Tom (West End and UK tour) and The Power of Yes (National Theatre).