WOLF HALL's Lydia Leonard to Lead LITTLE EYOLF at the Almeida This Winter
From the Tudors to Ibsen!
According to the Daily Mail, WOLF HALL's Anne Boleyn, Lydia Leonard, will star in Richard Eyre's production of LITTLE EYOLF at the Almeida Theatre this winter. The play runs November 19, 2015 to January 9, 2016.
Eyre told the Mail parts of the piece seem like "a prototype for WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?" Coincidentally, Leonard starred as Virginia Woolf in this year's BBC miniseries LIFE IN SQUARES.
The actress will play a "very strong wife" married to a "not so strong husband" (portrayed by Jolyon Coy) in Eyre's adaptation of the classic, which centers on the death of a child.
Leonard originated the role of 'Anne Boleyn' at Stratford before traveling with WOLF HALL to the West End and New York. The portrayal earned her a 2015 Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play. Among her past stage credits include HECUBA with the RSC, TIME AND THE CONWAYS at the National, FROST/NIXON at Donmar and in London, ONASSIS at the Novello.
She also appeared in BBC's 2008 remake of THE 39 STEPS and recently starred alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the film THE FIFTH ESTATE.
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