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"Whose Life is it Anyway?"Full cast confirmed!
"Whose Life is it Anyway?"Full cast confirmed!
Full casting has been confirmed for the updated version of Brian Clark's Whose Life is it Anyway?, opening at the Comedy Theatre 25 Jan 2005, following previews from 7 Jan 2005, and booking to 30 April 2005.
Joining Kim Cattrall, who is making her British Theatre debut as 'Claire Harrison', will be Janet Suzman (Dame Jane Millhouse), Ann Mitchell (Sister Anderson), William Chubb (Doctor Emerson), Amita Dhiri (Miss Hill), Alexander Siddig (Doctor Scott), Jotham Annan (John), Rachel Bavidge (Margaret Boyle) and Emma Lowndes (Nurse Kay Sadler).
It is directed by Peter Hall, and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Mark Rubinstein.
Intelligent, sexy and talented, sculptor Claire Harrison is used to being in control of her life. A serious road accident forces her to contemplate a future in which she will remain constantly dependent on those around her. Left with only the use of her sharp mind, wit and indomitable spirit, Claire will not submit quietly to her fate. She can make us laugh, and often does. She could make us cry, but doesn't want to. What she does want is to be heard and to reclaim the decisions about her own life and death. Whose Life Is It Anyway? places the individual at the centre of one of the most complex medical and moral issues of our times - do we have the right to choose how we want to live and when we want to die?
Kim Cattrall is best known for her portrayal of 'Samantha Jones' in TV's "Sex and the City". Kim Cattrall began her theatrical training at LAMDA before joining the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. She made her Broadway debut in 1986 as Sofya opposite Ian McKellen in the National Theatre's production of Chekhov's Wild Honey, directed by Christopher Morahan, in an adaptation by Michael Frayn. Her other theatre work includes Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge, Chekhov's Three Sisters (for which she won a Dramalogue Award), Strindberg's Miss Julie, Moliere's The Misanthrope and repertory work in Vancouver, Toronto and Chicago. On television in the US she starred in Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles and in Oliver's Stone's mini-series Wild Palms. Kim Cattrall's many films include Police Academy 1, Masquerade, John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China and Brian De Palma's Bonfire of the Vanities. Her latest film project, Ice Princess, directed by Tim Fywell, will be released in the US in December. Cattrall's recently founded Fertile Ground Productions is currently developing two projects for HBO including Sexual Intelligence - a feature length documentary with accompanying book, hosted and Executive Produced by Cattrall to be shown on ITV, HBO and The Discovery Channel.
Janet Suzman has worked extensively for the Royal Shakespeare Company where her roles have included Cleopatra, Clytemnestra and Helen of Troy. More recently for the RSC she toured Australia with The Hollow Crown. In the West End her theatre work as an actor includes Three Sisters, Hedda Gabler and Sisters Rosenzweig. Her many film and television credits include Nicholas and Alexandra, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The Draughtsman's Contract, Mountbatten - Last Viceroy of India, The Singing Detective, Leon the Pig Farmer and Fellini's E La Nave Va.
Ann Mitchell's recent West End theatre roles include Martha in Through The Leaves at the Duchess Theatre. Her film work includes Paper Marriage, Yanks and Murder by Decree. Her more recent television work includes EastEnders, Summer in the Suburbs, Supply and Demand and Kavanagh QC.
William Chubb, has worked extensively with Sir Peter Hall most recently in Galileo's Daughter, Don Juan and Man and Superman all for the Peter Hall Company at Bath Theatre Royal. His other theatre work includes Justifying War: Scenes from the Hutton Enquiry at the Tricycle Theatre, A Raisin in the Sun for the Young Vic, The Invention of Love for the National Theatre and Three Sisters and Julius Caesar for the RSC. His film and television work includes Trial and Retribution and Murder in Mind.
Amita Dhiri's theatre work includes Feelgood for Hampstead Theatre, The Crucible for Leicester Haymarket and Disparate Bodies at the Albery Theatre. Her film and television work includes 24 Hours in London, Judge John Deed, Absolute Power and the role of Millie in Amy Jenkins' drama This Life for BBC 2.
Alexander Siddig's theatre work after graduating from LAMDA includes Brother Eichemann and Sinbad the Sailor both for Manchester Library Theatre. His film and television work includes Reign of Fire, A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia, The Hamburg Cell, Spooks and Lieutenant Julian Bashir MD in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Jotham Annan before graduating from RADA Trevor Nunn cast him as Horatio in his production of Hamlet at the Old Vic. Subsequently he played Malcolm in Max Stafford-Clark's Macbeth for Out of Joint. His film and television his work includes The Browning Version, Johnny and the Dead and Watt on Earth.
Rachel Bavidge's theatre work includes The Greater Good for the Arcola Theatre and Aladdin at the Riverside Studios. Her film and television work includes Amnesia, Bad Girls and Who Killed Charlie Bravo?
Emma Lowndes' theatre roles include the title role in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Nina in The Seagull and Rachel Keats in Port, all for the Royal Exchange, Manchester, as well as Lust in Ash Girl for Birmingham Rep. Last year she won the Manchester Evening News Best Actress Award for her work at the Royal Exchange. Her television and film work includes Mike Leigh's All or Nothing, Frozen, This Little Life, Von Trapped and The Walk.