Kristin Scott Thomas to be joined by Diana Quick and Jack Lowden in Sophocles’ epic Greek drama Electra at the Old Vic Theatre.
Further casting has been announced for Ian Rickson’s new production of Sophocles’ tragedy Electra at the Old Vic Theatre.
Joining Kristin Scott Thomas as Electra will be Jack Lowden as Orestes, Amanda Drew as Chrysothemis and Diana Quick as Clytemnestra. Other cast include Golda Rosheuvel, Thalissa Teixeira and Peter Wight.
Frank McGuinness’ adaptation of this Greek classic starts at The Old Vic in the round on 22 September 2014.
MORE ABOUT THE CAST
Kristin Scott Thomas plays Electra
Read more about Kristin Scott Thomas here.
Amanda Drew plays Chrysothemis
Amanda is well known on television as Dr. May Wright in EastEnders, and more recently for her role as Cate in Broadchurch, as Jacqui Whitehead in Southcliffe, Life of Crime, Switch, Silent Witness and Men Behaving Badly. On stage Amanda’s credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Olivia in Twelfth Night and John Gabriel Borkman at the National; Eastwood Ho!, The Malcontent, The Roman Actor, Jubilee and Love in a Wood for the RSC and Love and Information, Enron, The Stone, Faces in the Crowd and The Ugly One at the Royal Court. Films include Elfie Hopkins & The Gammons, This Year’s Love, The Other Man and Mrs Dalloway.
Jack Lowden plays Orestes
Jack has recently received both the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Ian Charleson Award for his latest role as Oswald in Richard Eyre’s production of Ghosts at The Almeida and Trafalgar Studios. On stage he has also starred as Eric Liddell in Chariots of Fire at the Hampstead Theatre and the Gielgud Theatre and Blackwatch at the Barbican and on tour in America. Jack’s television credits include The Tunnel, Mrs. Biggs, Blue Haven and Being Victor, while his film work includes 71 and uwantme2killhim? In 2015 Jack will appear as the poet Thomas Wyatt in the BBC television adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, as well as starring in the World War I BBC drama series The Passing Bells and upcoming film Pan with Hugh Jackman and Amanda Seyfried.
Diana Quick plays Clytemnestra
Best known as Lady Julia Flyte in Brideshead Revisited, Diana has also appeared extensively on stage in productions including Mother Teresa Is Dead, The Old Neighbourhood, The Sea and King Lear for the Royal Court, Hamlet, The Changeling and The Women Pirates for the RSC, A Map of the World, Troilus and Cressida, Tamburlaine, Plunder and Phaedra Brittanica for the National and You Never Can Tell at the Garrick. Diana has appeared regularly on television in Case Histories, Inspector George Gently, Silk, The Queen and The Woman in White among others. Her film credits include Side By Side, Mother’s Milk, Love/Loss, Revenger’s Tragedy, AKA and The Discovery of Heaven.