BWW TV: Robert Foxworth Stars in King Lear at Old Globe
Robert Foxworth plays King Lear and Bruce Turk the Fool in Shakespeare's tragedy, directed by Festival Artistic Director Adrian Noble. The crowns are swapped in Alan Bennett's The Madness of George III, also helmed by Noble, where Miles Anderson will play King George III and Foxworth will play Dr. Willis. The Festival also includes Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew directed by Ron Daniels with Jonno Roberts and Emily Swallow as the two sparring lovers.
"I'm thrilled to begin our 75th Anniversary celebration with this very exciting Shakespeare Festival headed by Royal Shakespeare Company veteran, Adrian Noble," said Spisto.
The 2010 Shakespeare Festival runs through Sept. 26 and begins the Globe's year-long celebration of its 75th Anniversary. Shakespeare was first produced at the Globe in 1935 as part of the California Pacific International Exposition in Balboa Park and has been central to the Globe's mission since that time. King Lear runs June 12 - Sept. 23. Previews run June 12, 13, 24 and 25. Opening night is June 26. The Taming of the Shrew runs June 16 - Sept. 26. Previews run June 16, 17, 27 and 29. Opening night is June 30. The Madness of George III runs June 19 - Sept. 24. Previews run June 19 and 20 and July 1 and 2. Opening night is July 3.
Robert Foxworth (King Lear, King Lear; Dr. Willis, The Madness of George III) is an Associate Artist of The Old Globe and has appeared in Cornelia, Julius Caesar, Private Lives and Below the Belt. Foxworth has been seen on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning August: Osage County, Twelve Angry Men, Judgment at Nuremberg, Honour, Ivanov, Candida, Love Letters, The Crucible (Theatre World Award) and King Henry V, and played Robert In the national tour of Proof. His stage work also includes Claudius in Daniel Sullivan's Hamlet (South Coast Repertory), Cyrano (Great Lakes Theatre Festival), Iago and Macbeth (Guthrie Theater), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Hartford Stage), Galileo (CENTERSTAGE) and Uncle Vanya (Geffen Playhouse). His numerous television and film credits include "Falcon Crest," "Six Feet Under," "Gilmore Girls," Syriana and voice of Ratchet in Transformers I and II.
Miles Anderson's stage appearances in the West End and for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) include The Witch of Edmonton, The Twin Rivals (Best Supporting Actor, British Drama Awards), Macbeth, The Weir, Oliver!, Twelfth Night and Life's a Dream (Best Actor nomination, Olivier Awards). He was awarded three British Drama Awards in his first of 10 seasons with the RSC in Stratford. He has worked with directors Richard Attenborough, Trevor Nunn, Adrian Noble, Max Stafford-Clark, Sam Mendes, Paul Seed, John Caird and Dominic Cooke, as well as actors Peter Ustinov, Judi Dench, Kevin Kline, Denzel Washington, Simon Russell-Beale, Zoe Wanamaker, Harriet Walter, Juliet Stevenson, Richard Griffiths, Jean-Claude Van Damme. Anderson is perhaps best known in recent times for his British television appearances as Colonel Aidan Dempsey in ITV's "Ultimate Force," Roger O'Neill in the award-winning "House of Cards," Terry Fox in BBC's "Holby City" and Colonel Dan Fortune in the hit series "Soldier, Soldier."
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