Trevor Nunn continues his strong season as artistic director of the Theatre Royal Haymarket with a revival of James Goldman’s The Lion in Winter.
And he has brought in the big-guns for this production including Robert Lindsay as Henry II and Joanna Lumley as Eleanor of Aquitane.
Comedienne and actress Joanna Lumley is best known for playing Patsy Stone in the award-winning BBC television series, Absolutely Fabulous.
Her previous TV appearances include Purdy in The New Avengers as well as major roles in Sapphire and Steel, Jam and Jerusalem and Sensitive Skin.
Following a run in the West End, Lumley recently made her Broadway debut in La Bête alongside Mark Rylance and David Hyde Pierce.
Her other screen appearances include Shirley Valentine, Trail of the Pink Panther and Curse of the Pink Panther and she starred opposite Ben Kingsley as Mrs Lovett in The Tale of Sweeney Todd.
Author of several best-selling books and a human rights and animal welfare activist, Lumley headed a successful campaign in recognition of the Gurkhas. Lumley was awarded an OBE in 1995.
Joining Joanna Lumley in The Lion in Winter is Robert Lindsay as Henry II, Joanna Lumley as Eleanor of Aquitane, Sonya Cassidy as Alais, Joseph Drake as John, Rory Fleck-Byrne as Philip and James Norton as Geoffrey.
The Lion in Winter runs from 5 November 2011 to 28 January 2012 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.