ABOUT Bill Pullman
Bill Pullman will make his Old Vic theatre debut alongside Sally Field in a new production of Arthur Miller’s iconic play All My Sons.
Best known for his film roles in Independence Day and While You Were Sleeping, Bill Pullman has also appeared in several plays off and on Broadway and numerous tv shows.
What role does Bill Pullman play?
Bill Pullman plays businessman Joe Keller, husband, to Kate and father to two sons one of which has been missing in action for several years. For the last three years, he has knowingly placed the blame of corporate malfeasance on his partner and neighbour, Steve.
Bill Pullman’s previous theatre roles
Bill Pullman’s theatre credits include two plays by Edward Albee, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? on Broadway alongside Mercedes Ruehl; and Peter and Jerry off-Broadway for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play. He also appeared in the Broadway production of David Mamet’s Oleanna, co-starring Julia Stiles.
Bill Pullman’s film and tv roles
Bill Pullman’s extensive film career extends to over 70 feature films, 9 tv movies and numerous tv appearances.
He made his film debut in Ruthless People in 1986, and went on to feature in a string of hits in the 80s, 90s and early 2000s including Spaceballs, The Accidental Tourist, Sleepless In Seattle, While You Were Sleeping, Casper, Lake Placid, Lost Highway, The Grudge and Scary Movie 4.
Bill’s more recent films have included The Killer Inside Me, The Equalizer, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Equalizer 2 and Vice.
What is All My Sons about?
Set in America in 1947, All My Sons is the story of a couple who despite hard decisions and tough set backs in life are outwardly successful. They have a family, a comfortable home and run a successful business.
Their lives, however, are over-shadowed by the loss of their eldest son, missing in action for several years. The return of a figure from their past brings long-buried truths to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.
A devastating indictment of war-profiteering, the play exposes the price paid by self-interest and greed fostered by capitalism.
All My Sons will run from 15 April 2019 until 8 June 2019 at the Old Vic Theatre, London