Actor Paddy Considine has confirmed that he will be stepping down from the role of Quinn Carney in The Ferryman three months ahead of the show’s final dates.
Considine confirmed the news in a tweet, saying “Due to the large number of people asking I can confirm my final performance of The Ferryman will be the evening of Saturday October 7th.”
— Paddy Considine ☠️ (@PaddyConsidine) August 31, 2017
The role of Quinn Carney will be played William Houston known to film goers as Constable ‘Clarky’ Clarke in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and Sherloc Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
Sussex born Houston grew up in Northern Ireland so shouldn’t have any trouble doing a convincing Irish accent.
Houston’s many stage credits include Troilus and Cressida, Henrvy IV, Henry V, Sejanus, and Coriolanus for the Royal Shakespeare Company; Fools Fortune at The Old Vic and Titus Andronics at Shakespeare’ Globe.
Also joining the company from 9 October will be Maureen Beattie, Charles Dale, Laurie Davidson , Sarah Greene, Ivan Kaye, Mark Lambert, Catherine McCormack, Fergal McElherron and Glenn Speers.
Written by Jez Butterworth, The Ferryman is directed by film and theatre director Sam Mendes. The highly anticipated and much acclaimed play opened at the Royal Court Theatre earlier this year before transferring to the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End.
The Ferryman runs from 20 June 2017 until 6 January 2018 at the Gielgud Theatre.