Moore, Lapaine, Rooper Join Suchet & Wanamaker for ALL MY SONS; Opens May 2010
A compelling story of forbidden love, loyalty, guilt and the corrupting power of greed, All My Sons stars David Suchet and Zoë Wanamaker and will be directed by Howard Davies. Joe Keller (David Suchet) is alleged to have supplied World War II fighter planes with defective engines, leading to the deaths of innocent pilots - a crime for which his business partner took the fall. One of Keller's sons, himself a pilot, is thought to have been killed in action. But his mother (Zoë Wanamaker) can't accept his death and equally can't accept that her dead son's fiancée Ann Deever (Jemima Rooper) has transferred her affections to her other son Chris (Stephen Campbell Moore). The confrontations that ensue lead to the uncovering of a world-shaking family secret...
Arthur Miller is arguably America's finest playwright whose other landmark works include The Crucible, A View from the Bridge and Death of a Salesman.
David Suchet is best known for his role as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's Poirot. His other television work includes The Life of Freud, the BBC drama Victoria and Albert, Murder in Mind, Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now (BAFTA nomination) and Maxwell (Best Actor, 2008 International Emmy Awards). Suchet's film credits include Executive Decision, A Perfect Murder, Flood and The Bank. Aside from his television and film work, David has also worked extensively in theatre. His recent stage credits include Complicit (The Old Vic), Once in a Lifetime (National Theatre),The Last Confession (Theatre Royal Haymarket) and the Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Troilus and Cressida, The Tempest and Othello. Other credits include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Critic's Circle Award), Separation (Olivier Award nomination), Oleanna and Amadeus (Best Actor, Royal Variety Club Award, Tony nomination on Broadway and Olivier Award nomination).
Zoë Wanamaker has appeared extensively in film, television and theatre including the Harry Potter movies, the award winning BBC series My Family and on stage in Much Ado About Nothing, The Rose Tattoo and His Girl Friday at the National Theatre. She was awarded the Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance in Electra at the Donmar Warehouse and on Broadway as well as a Tony nomination for The Lincoln Centre production of Awake And Sing!
Jemima Rooper can be seen in ITV1's forthcoming remake of Bouquet of Barbed Wire with Trevor Eve and has previously appeared in popular series Poirot, Midsomer Murders, Silent Witness and the critically acclaimed Lost In Austen. Her film credits include Black Dahlia and Kinky Boots. She has appeared on stage in Howard Davies' Her Naked Skin and The Power Of Yes, both at the National Theatre as well as Now Is The Time at the Tricycle Theatre.
Stephen Campbell Moore made his film debut in Stephen Fry's Bright Young Things and has since appeared in Season Of The Witch alongside Nicholas Cage, Sea Wolf, A Good Woman with Scarlett Johansson and Alan Bennett's The History Boys, a role which he first played in the stage production at the National Theatre and on Broadway. His other stage credits include Coriolanus at The Almeida Theatre and the RSC's Anthony and Cleopatra and Much Ado About Nothing. His television credits include A Short Stay In Switzerland with Julie Walters, Byron and more recently Ben Hur.
Daniel Lapaine plays George Deever. His previous theatre credits include Scenes From The Back Of Beyond and F***ing Games at the Royal Court. His television work includes the new ITV1 drama Identity, Moonshot, Hotel Babylon and Sex, The City And Me. Having made his name in the film Muriel's Wedding, he has since appeared in Shanghai, Last Chance Harvey, Collusion, The Abduction Club and Double Jeopardy.
Director Howard Davies won the Olivier Award for Best Director for his production of All My Sons at the National Theatre in 2000. He is an Associate Director at the National Theatre
and was previously Associate Director at The Almeida Theatre and the RSC. Davies established and ran The Warehouse Theatre for the RSC where he directed and produced 26 new plays in four years. His many National Theatre, West End and Broadway productions include Burnt By The Sun, Gethsemane, Her Naked Skin, Piaf, Never So Good, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Iceman Cometh, Private Lives, Mourning Becomes Electra, Breath of Life, A Moon for the Misbegotten and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. He has produced several operas in the UK and one musical, My Fair Lady, on Broadway. He has won numerous awards including Oliviers, Evening Standard, Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards (NY).
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