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Photos: Fatal Attraction opening night in the West End

March 26, 2014 

Photos of the Fatal Attraction opening night at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Trevor Nunn’s new stage adaptation of Fatal Attraction opened tonight at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

The new stage play by James Dearden, who wrote the original 1987 screenplay for Fatal Attraction, stars English actress Natascha McElhone, best known for The Truman Show and Californication, as Alex Forrest alongside Mark Bazeley as Dan Gallagher and Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis as his wife Beth.

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Photos: Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

March 18, 2014 

FIRST LOOK: Production photos of Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Mark Bazeley and Kristin Davis in Fatal Attraction. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Mark Bazeley and Kristin Davis in Fatal Attraction. Photo: Tristram Kenton

The first photos are in for Trevor Nunn’s big new stage adaptation of Eighties classic Fatal Attraction.

Adapted  by James Dearden from his hit movie screenplay, the play stars Natascha McElhone, Kristin Davis and Mark Bazeley.

Photos by Tristram Kenton.

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Rehearsal Photos: Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

February 20, 2014 

Rehearsal Photos of  Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Kristin Davis (Beth Gallagher) and Natascha McElhone (Alex Forrest). Photo by Helen Murray

Kristin Davis (Beth Gallagher) and Natascha McElhone (Alex Forrest). Photo by Helen Murray

Trevor Nunn is currently rehearsing his world stage premiere production of Fatal Attraction, playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 8 March 2014.

The photos include the three main leads of the show, English actress Natascha McElhone as Alex Forrest alongside Mark Bazeley as Dan Gallagher and Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis as his wife Beth.

The new stage play by James Dearden, who wrote the original 1987 screenplay for Fatal Attraction which starred Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, is running for a strictly limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

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Relative Values at the Harold Pinter Theatre starring Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner

February 12, 2014 

Trevor Nunn’s production of Noel Coward comedy Relative Values comes to the Harold Pinter Theatre starring Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner.

Trevor Nunn’s all-star production of Noel Coward’s comedy Relative Values is opening in London this Spring, running from 19 March to 21 June 2014 at the Harold Pinter Theatre. The production got great reviews when it premiered at the Theatre Royal Bath and is now set for a glittering West End revival.

This hilarious Noel Coward play centres on a clash of cultures between the glamour of 1950′s Hollywood and the stuffiness of the English aristocracy, all set in an English stately home.

THE CAST

An all-star cast includes Olivier Award winning actress Patricia Hodge as Felicity, stage and TV actress Caroline Quentin as Moxie and impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner as Crestwell the butler.

THE STORY

There is much consternation at Marshwood House, stately home of Felicity the Countess of Marshwood, when her son Nigel, the Earl of Marshwood, decides to marry Hollywood film actress Miranda Frayle. But things go from bad to worse when Felicity’s maid Moxie reveals that she is actually the long-lost sister of Miranda. In an attempt to cope with this deeply embarrassing situation, Moxie is dressed up in her ladyship’s cast-offs as the family attempts to pass her off as one of their own…. with hilarious results!

REVIEWS

“A production of continuous guilty pleasure…wonderfully entertaining. Caroline Quentin…hilarious” Daily Telegraph
“Three superb performances in the leading roles. Patricia Hodge is delicious, offering a masterclass in comic timing…Caroline Quentin is also terrific. Rory Bremner…a revelation” Guardian
“Patricia Hodge and Caroline Quentin…two of our greatest comic actresses. Beautifully designed, deftly directed” Independent
“Patricia Hodge…pitch perfect. Nunn’s production is a model of polished elegance” Daily Express
“An enchanting set, wit warmth, brilliant observations and sterling performances from every cast member. Patricia Hodge and Caroline Quentin bring the house down” Sunday Mirror
“Rory Bremner plays the Jeeves-like butler with great elegance. Caroline Quentin is a joy.” Mail on Sunday

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Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis joins the cast of Fatal Attraction

January 28, 2014 

Further casting has been announced for Trevor Nunn’s production of Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Sex and the City's Kristin Davis to star in Fatal Attraction

Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis to star in Fatal Attraction

Famous for playing Charlotte in HBO’s long-running series Sex and the City, Kristin Davis has been announced in the line-up for Trevor Nunn’s production of Fatal Attraction.

Kristin Davis, who will be making her West End stage debut in the part of Beth Gallagher, will star alongside already-announced actress Natascha McElhone as Alex Forrest, and Mark Bazeley as Dan Gallagher.

Anne Archer played the part of Beth in the original movie of Fatal Attraction, with Glenn Close as Alex Forrest and Michael Douglas as Dan Gallagher.

Other casting includes Jane How as Joan and Alex Lowe as Jimmy.

Fatal Attraction starts previews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from from 8 March 2014.

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MARK BAZELEY in Fatal Attraction

January 28, 2014 

Mark Bazeley joins the cast of Fatal Attraction directed by Trevor Nunn at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

MARK BAZELEY in Fatal Attraction

Mark Bazeley plays Dan Gallagher in a new stage adaptation of movie Fatal Attarction, in the role immortalised on film by Michael Douglas.

Mark’s theatre credits include Trevor Nunn’s production of Scenes from a Marriage at the St James’ Theatre, Our New Girl for the Bush Theatre, The Seagull for the National Theatre, Death of a Salesman at the Lyric Theatre, Macbeth at the Albery Theatre, Homebody/Kabul at the Young Vic and The Real Thing at the Donmar Warehouse.

Mark Bazeley’s TV credits include Death in Paradise, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Endeavour, The Accused, Mistresses, Hustle, Spooks and Prime Suspect.

On film Mark has appeared in The Queen, The Damned United and The Special Relationship.

Mark Bazeley stars as Dan Gallagher in Fatal Attraction alongside Kristin Davis as Beth Gallagher and Natascha McElhone as Alex Forrest.

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KRISTIN DAVIS in Fatal Attraction

January 28, 2014 

Sex and the City star Kristin Davis stars alongside Natascha McElhone in Fatal Attraction directed by Trevor Nunn at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

KRISTIN DAVIS in Fatal Attraction

Sex and the City star Kristin Davis, who starred as Charlotte in the long-running HBO drama, will make her West End stage debut this spring in Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal Haymarket playing the role of Beth Gallagher.

Kristin’s stage credits include Gore Vidal’s The Best Man at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway, and an off-Broadway production of The Exonerated which transferred to London’s Riverside Studios in 2006.

Her TV credits include Sex and the City, Melrose Place and Bad Teacher.

Kristin Davis’s film credits include Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Sex and The City 1 & 2, Couples Retreat, Deck The Halls, The Shaggy Dog and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D.

Kristin Davis stars as Beth Gallagher in Fatal Attraction alongside Mark Bazeley as Dan Gallagher and Natascha McElhone as Alex Forrest.

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NATASCHA MCELHONE in Fatal Attraction

January 17, 2014 

English actress Natascha McElhone, best known for roles in The Truman Show and Californication, has been cast as Alex Forrest in a new stage adaptation of hit movie Fatal Attraction directed by Trevor Nunn at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

NATASCHA MCELHONE in Fatal Attraction

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Natascha McElhone’s stage credits include Richard III and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Open Air Theatre Regents Park, The Count of Monte Cristo at Manchester Royal Exchange, Mishe Mokiev’s production of The Cherry Orchard at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre and Honour at Wyndhams’ Theatre.

FILM:

Natascha’s film work includes Surviving Picasso, The Truman Show, The Devil’s Own, Ronin, Solaris, The Secret of Moonacre Manor, Mrs Dalloway, Laurel Canyon, Ladies in Lavender, The Kid, Theatre of Dreams, Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Sea.

TV:

Her TV work includes NBC’s mini-series Revelations, The Company, Sleepyhead for Sky TV and Karen in series Californication.

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Fantasy Casting: David Duchovny to join Natascha McElhone in Fatal Attraction?

January 17, 2014 

Might David Duchovny be tempted to join Natascha McElhone in Trevor Nunn’s production of Fatal Attraction?

David Duchovny and Natsacha McElhone in Showtime series Californication

David Duchovny and Natsacha McElhone in Showtime series Californication

It has just been announced that British actress Natascha McElhone has been cast in the Glenn Close role of Alex Forrest in the new stage play based on hit movie Fatal Attraction.

Natascha is just finishing filming the seventh and final season of Showtime’s hit series Californation, alongside X Files star David Duchovny.

This goes into the “Fantasy Casting” category, but might David Duchovny be tempted by producers Robert Fox and Patrick Ryecart to join his Californication co-star Natascha  on the London stage?

He’d be in good company given that his X Files co-star Gillian Anderson will be giving her Blanche DuBois over at the Young Vic this summer.

he role of Dan Gallagher in Fatal Attraction was iconically played by Michael Douglas in the movie, so the part needs a big hitter to do justice to the role and fill the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Natascha and David clearly have chemistry.

Let’s make this happen!!

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Fatal Attraction casting: Natascha McElhone to play bunny-boiling Alex in Fatal Attraction The Play

January 17, 2014 

Natascha McElhone cast in Trevor Nunn’s production of Fatal Attraction at Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Natsacha McElhone in Showtime series Californication

Natsacha McElhone in Showtime series Californication

English actress Natascha McElhone, best known for The Truman Show and Californication, has been cast as Alex Forrest in new play Fatal Attraction.

The role was made famous by Glenn Close in the hit movie Fatal Attraction, and now the screenwriter of Fatal Attraction, James Dearden, has turned his screenplay into a stage drama, to be directed by Trevor Nunn. The show starts previews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 8 March 2014.

The role of Dan Gallagher, famously played by Michael Douglas in the movie, is yet to be cast.

Fatal Attraction is the story of a bunny-boiling (literally!) woman who meets a successful, married New York lawyer in a bar, and following a brief encounter makes his life a living nightmare.

Natascha McElhone is best known for movie and TV roles that include Surviving Picasso, The Truman Show, The Devil’s Own, Ronin, Solaris, The Secret of Moonacre Manor, Mrs Dalloway, Laurel Canyon, Ladies in Lavender, The Kid, Theatre of Dreams, Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Sea. On TV she currently plays Karen in Showtime series Californication. Her stage work includes Richard III and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Open Air Theatre, The Count of Monte Cristo at Manchester Royal Exchange, The Cherry Orchard at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre and Honour at Wyndhams’ Theatre.

Natascha is currently completing the seventh and final series of Showtime series Californication in Los Angeles alongside David Duchovny.

The play will be produced by Robert Fox, TRH Productions and Patrick Ryecart.

James Dearden has adapted to play to be more sympathetic to the Alex character; Glenn Close recently said at a mental illness conference at the White House that she would play the character of Alex differently now and fears her portrayal of Alex Forrest contributed to media stigmas surrounding mental illness.

One of the film’s most scary scenes is when Alex boils Dan’s family’s pet rabbit on the stove. A tongue-in-cheek Robert Fox told Baz in the Daily Mail that: “There will be a very well prepared bunny on stage every night, with its own, very selective dressing room.”

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