Ralph Fiennes to Star in MAN AND SUPERMAN in the West End, Spring 2015

Ralph Fiennes to Star in MAN AND SUPERMAN in the West End, Spring 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Ralph Fiennes will return to the National Theatre to star as 'John Tanner' in George Bernard Shaw's MAN AND SUPERMAN next spring. The play will be directed by Simon Godwin, who has worked at both the National Theatre and the Royal Court.

MAN AND SUPERMAN will likely also be a candidate for the National Theatre's live broadcast series.

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MAN AND SUPERMAN originally opened at the Royal Court in 1905. The plot follows a man named Mr. Whitefield's will, which indicates that his daughter, Ann, should be left in the care of two men, Roebuck Ramsden and Jack Tanner (Fiennes). Ramsden doesn't trust Tanner, an anarchist revolutionary, but Ann welcomes Tanner as her guardian anyway, and their relationship eventually turns into a romance.

Fiennes has had a storied stage career in the UK, including appearances in Regent's Park's Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Romeo and Juliet; National Theatre's Six Characters in Search of an Author, Fathers and Sons, Ting Tang Mine, The Talking Cure and Oedipus the King; the RSC's The Man Who Came to Dinner, Playing with Trains, Troilus and Cressida, King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost and many more.

Fiennes has also appeared on Broadway in 2006's Faith Healer and Hamlet, for which he won the 1995 Tony Award.

The actor can currently be seen on the big screen in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. His upcoming projects include Two Women, Salting the Battlefield, Bond 24 and Flying Horse. Among his past credits include The Invisible Woman, Skyfall, Great Expectations, Wrath of the Titans, the Harry Potter series (as Voldemort), Coriolanus, The Reader, In Bruges and more.

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