Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham will star in the West End transfer of The Mentor.

Best known for playing CIA Black Ops Director Dar Adal in the American thriller series Homeland, Abraham will star in German author Daniel Kehlmann’s compelling comedy about art and artists and the legacy of fame.

F. Murray Abraham won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Salieri in Miloš Forman’s masterpiece Amadeus, with numerous screen credits including Scarface, Star Trek: Insurrection, The Good Wife, Inside Llewyn Davis and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

His theatre credits include It’s Only A Play, Othello, Richard III and Uncle Vanya, for which he was awarded an Obie Award for Best Actor.

The production will also feature Daniel Weyman (Sideways), Naomi Frederick (Hobson’s Choice) and Jonathan Cullen (Love and Sinner).

The play has been translated by Christopher Hampton and is directed by Laurence Boswell.

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The Mentor will run from 24 June 2017 until 2 September 2017 at the Vaudeville Theatre.