Greta Scacchi stars as Bette Davis in Bette & Joan at the Arts Theatre in London
Greta Scacchi will star in the world premiere of a new play this spring, based on the long-running feud between Hollywood movie stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.
Bette & Joan by Anton Burge will star Anita Dobson and Greta Scacchi as the famous movie icons, at the Arts Theatre from 5 May to 25 June 2011. The show will be directed by Bill Alexander.
Greta Scacchi grew up in Italy, England and Australia. Her stage credits include Michael Blakemore’s West End production of Uncle Vanya alongside Jonathon Pryce and Michael Gambon, which became the movie Country Life, and the Peter Hall directed production of Bath Theatre Royal’s Private Lives.
Film work includes Heat and Dust, The Ebony Tower, White Mischief and The Player. In 1996 she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Rasputin and she was also nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Broken Trail in 2007.