Photo Coverage: Beverley Knight Leads Cast Of THE BODYGUARD!
Multi award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight leads the cast of Thea Sharrock's hit West End production of The Bodyguard in the role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron. Starring opposite Knight, and playing the iconic title role of Rachel's bodyguard Frank Farmer, is Tristan Gemmill.
Based on Lawrence Kasdan's 1992 Oscar nominatEd Warner Bros. film, Sharrock's production of The Bodyguard has book by Alex Dinelaris. December 2012 saw the world premiere of this production at the Adelphi Theatre, where booking recently extended to 8 March 2014.
Joining Beverley Knight and Tristan Gemmill is Debbie Kurup who continues in the role of Nicki Marron for which she was Olivier Award nominated. They are joined by Richard Lloyd King (Bill Devaney), Stephen Marcus (Tony), Dominic Taylor (Sy Spector), Michael Rouse (Stalker) andStuart Reid (Ray Court). Ensemble members are Gareth Andrews, Kimball Armes, Christopher Birch, Hannah Fairclough, Robert Gill, Nicky Griffiths, Ben Harrold, Jamie Hughes-Ward, Alex Jackson, Genesis Lynea, Fergal McGoff, Sara Morley, Joelle Moses, David O'Mahoney, Stuart Rogers, Kyle Seeley, Danielle Steers, Katy Stredder and Christopher Terry. Elliot Aubrey, Mark Jones, Anton Joseph and Michael Matias will alternate the role of Fletcher, Rachel Marron's young son.
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don't expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a whole host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I'm Your Baby Tonight, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time - I Will Always Love You.
With designs by Tim Hatley, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Richard Brooker and video designs by Duncan McLean, choreography is by Arthur Pita, orchestrations by Chris Egan with musical supervision by Mike Dixon, The Bodyguard is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.
Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight is a singer, songwriter and record producer who has been one of the UK's most consistent artists since the release of her debut album in 1995. Having sold over a million albums in the UK, scoring several top 10's and four gold certified albums as well as the platinum selling Voice: The Best Of Beverley Knight, her latest critically acclaimed album Soul UK, was a top 15 charting album upon its release in July 2011. To date, she has won three MOBO Awards, an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Urban Music Awards, been three times nominated for Best Female at the Brit Awards and twice nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize. Knight has presented four series of Radio 2 show Beverley's Gospel Nights and appeared in two series of hit BBC1 show Just The Two Of Us as well as appearing on stage with the likes of Prince, Stevie Wonder and Take That. Last summer, she wowed a viewing audience of one billion with a rendition of the song I Am What I Am at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Knight, who in 2007 was awarded an MBE for her services to music and charity, is currently working on her eighth studio album.
Tristan Gemmill is best known for playing Dr Adam Trueman in Casualty, a role he played in the BBC's long-running medical drama series. His extensive television credits also include London's Burning, Distant Shores, Strictly Confidential and Cape Wrath. His earlier theatre credits include A Street Car Named Desire for Theatre Clwyd, Dangerous Corner for Chichester Festival Theatre, Design For Livingfor English Touring Theatre and Henry V for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Gemmill can be seen in the newly-released British independent film Flying Blind'starring Helen McCrory and will be appearing again on the big screen later this year in the fantasy adventure film Mariah Mundi And The Midas Boxwith Michael Sheen and Sam Neill.