Full casting for "Epitaph For George Dillon"

Full casting for "Epitaph For George Dillon"

Full casting has now been confirmed for Epitaph For George Dillon by John Osborne and Anthony Creighton, which opens at the Comedy Theatre 27 Sep 2005, following previews from 20 Sep 2005, booking to 14 Jan 2006.

Joining Joseph Fiennes (George Dillon), Francesca Annis (Ruth Gray), Geoffrey Hutchings, Zoe Tapper and Dorothy Atkinson, will be Anne Reid (Kate Elliot), Stephen Greif, Hugh Simon , Alex Dunbar.

It is directed by Peter Gill, designed by John Gunter, with lighting by Hugh Vanstone.

It is produced by Act Productions, Roger Chapman, Matthew Mitchell and Kim Poster.

Osborne's domestic and political drama is set in a lower middle class household in post-war South London. The Elliots live a conventional, suburban life until 'Kate Elliot' brings home the charismatic 'George Dillon', a surrogate for her son killed in the war. George is an aspiring actor and playwright, recently freed from the constraints of employment as a clerk, and sustained by Kate's kindness and generosity. But when she moves him into the household alongside her thoughtless young daughter Josie, and her attractive, divorced sister Ruth, the results are more complicated than she expects.

ANNE REID has worked extensively in television, film and theatre. Her acclaimed performance in Roger Michell’s film “The Mother”, with Daniel Craig, won her the 2004 London Critics Circle Award for ‘Best Actress’ and nominations for a BAFTA, European Film Award, Evening Standard Film Award and Cinnesonne European Film Festival Award. She has appeared in many TV series, including “Coronation Street” (1961-1971) as ‘Valerie Tatlock/Barlow’ and most recently as ‘Brenda’ in the ITV comedy drama series “Life Begins”, and as ‘Grace’ in the ITV comedy “The Booze Cruise”. Amongst her London theatre include "Wild Oats" at the Olivier, NT in 1995 & "The York Realist" at the Royal Court & Strand Theatres in 2002. Anne will play ‘Mrs Rouncewell’ in the BBC’s “Bleak House”, alongside Gillian Anderson and will also appear in the sequels to “The Booze Cruise” due to be screened on ITV (all for this Autumn). Anne’s future projects include the film “A Little Trip to Heaven” with Julia Stiles and Forest Whitaker, due for release this year.

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