Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie & Morfydd Clark to Join Glenda Jackson in The Old Vic's KING LEAR

Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie & Morfydd Clark to Join Glenda Jackson in The Old Vic's KING LEAR

As previously reported, 79-year-old politician and Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson will return to the stage in the title role of KING LEAR at the Old Vic this autumn.

Today, The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye reports that a new trio of stars have joined Deborah Warner's gender-blind production, including Celia Imrie as Goneril, Jane Horrocks as Regan, and Morfydd Clark as Cordelia. The company also includes Harry Melling as Edgar and Rhys Ifans as The Fool.

Previews for KING LEAR are currently scheduled to begin 25 October.

Imrie was nominated for the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Actress in the acclaimed Tony and Olivier Award winning comedy, Noises Off, at The Old Vic Theatre. She also starred in Hayfever at The Rose Theatre and in Habeus Corpus at The Donmar Warehouse, directed bySam Mendes. For Acorn Antiques: The Musical, directed by Trevor Nunn, Celia won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2005. Celia was also awarded The Clarence DerwentAward for Best Supporting Actress in The Sea at The National in 1991, with her role opposite Dame Judi Dench, also directed by Sam Mendes. Further credits include Henry V, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, Yerma and The School for Scandal. Film credits include Love Punch, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Bridget Jones'' Diary and Nanny McPhee. Television credits include Bergerac, The Darling Buds of May, Dinnerladies, Gormenghast and Absolutely Fabulous.

Horrocks' Young Vic credits include in Annie Get Your Gun in 2009 and The Good Soul of Szechuan in 2008. Other theatre credits include: East is East (Trafalgar Studios and tour); Aunt Dan and Lemon, Road (Royal Court); Absurd Person Singular (Garrick); Cabaret (Donmar Warehouse) and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (National Theatre/ Aldwych). Film credits include: Sunshine On Leith, Corpse Bride, Chicken Run, Little Voice, Life Is Sweet, The Witches and The Dressmaker. Her television credits include: Trollied, The Road To Coronation Street, Gracie, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, The Street, Never Mind The Horrocks, Absolutely Fabulous, Suffer The Little Children, Bad Girl and Road.

Clark has appeared in LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES at Donmar, Gary Owen's VIOLENCE AND SON at the Royal Court upstairs and ROMEO AND JULIET at Sheffield. She also appeared on in the BBC movie A POET IN NEW YORK and on the big screen in THE FALLING. Her upcoming film projects include LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES.

Pictured: Jane Horrocks; Photo Credit: Paul Clapp

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