Adrian Lester to play the Prime Minister in new Channel 4 drama: The Undeclared War

Six-part drama series is a Playground and NBCUniversal International Studios co-production for Channel 4 and Peacock Cast includes Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, Adrian Lester, Alex Jennings, Maisie Richardson-Sellers and newcomer Hannah Khalique-Brown APRIL 27 2021: Channel 4 and Peacock today announce the commission of THE UNDECLARED WAR, a timely and provocative six part cyber thriller, directed and co-written by seven-time BAFTA-winner Peter Kosminsky (Wolf Hall, The … Continue reading Adrian Lester to play the Prime Minister in new Channel 4 drama: The Undeclared War

Lolita Chakrabarti to star in Showtrail, from the creators of Line of Duty, as cast announced

Line of Duty and Bodyguard makers World Productions’ new legal drama Showtrial has assembled its cast and there are plenty of big names set to step into the courtroom, including Lolita Chakrabarti. The drama was first announced in December 2019 but the project is now moving forward, with Cobra and Strike writer Ben Richards penning the script. Five-part series Showtrial will centre around a court case and will shine a light on the media frenzy that … Continue reading Lolita Chakrabarti to star in Showtrail, from the creators of Line of Duty, as cast announced

Lolita Chakrabarti’s play Hymn to be streamed on-demand next month

A recording of the Almeida Theatre’s five-star run Hymn will be available on-demand next month. Lolita Chakrabarti’s play stars Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani and follows two men who meet at a funeral – before growing to connect with one another in ways neither of them expected. It has set and costume design by Miriam Buether, lighting by Prema Mehta, sound by Gregory Clarke, musical direction by … Continue reading Lolita Chakrabarti’s play Hymn to be streamed on-demand next month

Adrian Lester joins cast of National Theatre’s Romeo & Juliet

Further casting has been announced for Romeo and Juliet, the filmed version of Shakespeare’s play created at the National Theatre. Led by Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley, the tragedy is directed by Simon Godwin and adapted for the screen by Emily Burns – with the full set being completely Covid-compliant. Adrian Lester will play the Prince in the film. Also joining the cast is Lloyd Hutchinson … Continue reading Adrian Lester joins cast of National Theatre’s Romeo & Juliet

The Almeida announces live streamed performances of Lolita Chakrabarti’s Hymn

The world premiere production which was originally due to play to socially distanced audiences will now be streamed live from the theatre for five performances from Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 February. Directed by Blanche McIntyre, the play features Adrian Lester in the role of Gil and Danny Sapani as Benny. Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said, “After being forced to cancel the run of Hymn, we’re so pleased to have still found a way to offer … Continue reading The Almeida announces live streamed performances of Lolita Chakrabarti’s Hymn