Jonathan Pryce & Michelle Terry Join Globe Summer Season

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Sometimes you receive a press release that just makes you tingle with excitement. We felt that way  today when we opened an email from our friends at Shakespeare’s Globe to find that Jonathan Pryce will be playing Shylock in their summer season this year. When we also realised that the wonderful Michelle Terry would be heading up the cast of As You Like It too we were happy bunnies indeed! Read on for more details:

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce that multi-award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce will play Shylock in Jonathan Munby’s forthcoming production of The Merchant of Venice, opening the Globe’s 2015 summer season on 23 April. Oliver Award-winning actress Michelle Terry will star as Rosalind in Blanche McIntyre’s As You Like It, opening 15 May.

Jonathan Pryce CBE is an internationally-acclaimed stage and screen actor. His extensive theatre work includes Comedians in London and on Broadway, for which he won a Tony AwardHamlet in London, for which he received an Olivier Award, and Miss Saigon, in which he starred on both sides of the Atlantic, winning further Olivier and Tony Awards. Most recently, Pryce gave seminal performances in Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker in London and New York, and as the title role in the Almeida’s King Lear.

Jonathan’s film credits include Something Wicked This Way ComesBrazilGlengarry Glen RossCarrington (for which he won the Cannes Film Festival and Evening Standard Awards for Best Actor), Evita and Tomorrow Never Dies. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his performance in Cranford: Return to Cranford, and he will shortly be appearing as Cardinal Wolsey in the landmark television adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall.

Michelle Terry returns to the Globe following her critically-acclaimed performance as Titania in Dominic Dromgoole’s 2013 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and her 2009 turn in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Michelle won an Olivier Award in 2011 for her portrayal of Sylvia in Tribes at the Royal Court. Her other recent theatre credits include Before The Party (Almeida), In the Republic of Happiness (Royal Court) and Love’s Labour’s Won(RSC).  Her work at the National Theatre includes The Comedy of ErrorsLondon AssuranceAll’s Well That Ends Well and England People Very Nice. Between 2011 and 2013 she co-wrote (with Ralf Little) and starred in the Sky1 comedy drama series The Café.

Matt

Matt has been writing on all manner of subjects for over 15 years. He has written for a number of music magazines, made appearances on BBC Introducing and regularly contributed to local newspapers. These days he mostly writes about theatre, but also enjoys covering sport, especially rugby.

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