We’re thrilled to announce the casting for A View from the Bridge! Plus, due to the incredible demand we’ve extended the production until 7 June.
Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Zero Dark Thirty, Sherlock Holmes) and Nicola Walker (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Last Tango in Halifax, Spooks) will lead the cast as Eddie Carbone and wife Beatrice, along with Michael Gould (Alfieri), Phoebe Fox (Catherine), Richard Hansell (Louis), Luke Norris (Rodolpho) and Jonah Russell (First Officer).
Mark Strong returns to the stage following his Olivier Award-nominated performance in Sam Mendes’ production of Twelfth Night at the Donmar in 2002. His theatre work also includes roles for the RSC; four productions for Richard Eyre at the National Theatre, as well as David Thacker’s Death of a Salesman and Patrick Marber’s Closer; The Treatment and Thickness of Skin at the Royal Court; and Peter Gill’s West End production of Speed-the-Plow. A familiar and well-loved actor on television, his extensive credits include Our Friends in the North, The Long Firm (BAFTA nominated), Roger Michell’s The Buddha of Suburbia and two seasons of Prime Suspect. Cinemagoers have seen him most recently in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Young Victoria, Syriana and Zero Dark Thirty. He has enjoyed notable collaborations over the years with directors Guy Ritchie, on Sherlock Holmes, RocknRolla, and Revolver; Ridley Scott, on Robin Hood and Body of Lies, for which he received a London Film Critics’ Circle Award nomination; and Matthew Vaughn, on Kick-Ass and Stardust.
Nicola Walker won an Olivier Award for her performance in the National Theatre’s highly acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2012. Her past roles for the NT also include: Season’s Greetings, Gethsemane, Tales from the Vienna Woods and Edmond. Other work in theatre includes: Mrs Klein, Cloud Nine (Almeida); Relocated, Fresh Kills, Sweetheart (Royal Court); A Lie of the Mind (Donmar); Passion Play (Donmar and Comedy Theatre). She has played numerous roles on television including the character of Ruth Evershed in the hit spy drama Spooks, and more recently audiences have seen her in the BBC’s primetime drama Last Tango in Halifax.
Phoebe Fox played Cordelia in Michael Attenborough’s production of King Lear (Almeida), and was nominated for an Evening Standard Outstanding Newcomer Award in 2011 for her performances in As You Like It (Rose Kingston), The Acid Test (Royal Court) and There is a War (National Theatre). She plays Catherine in her Young Vic debut.
Michael Gould returns to the Young Vic following Ian Rickson’s Hamlet in 2011 and Cruel and Tender in 2004. His numerous roles for the National Theatre include Katie Mitchell’s productions of Attempts on her Life, Waves, Women of Troy and The Seagull, as well as Damned by Despair, Earthquakes in London and Our Class more recently. Theatre work also includes The Ugly One (Royal Court) and Othello (RSC). His numerous TV appearances include ITV’s The Bletchley Circle and Channel 4’s Secret State.
Emun Elliott plays Marco. Emun’s stage credits include the National Theatre of Scotland’s international hit Black Watch and Measure for Measure (Almeida). On screen, television audiences have seen him most recently playing John Moray in the BBC’s Victorian drama The Paradise. Past work also includes HBO’s Game of Thrones, Channel 4’s Labyrinth, and on the big screen in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and in the recent adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Filth.
Richard Hansell plays Louis. He was last on-stage in London in Jamie Lloyd’s Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios), and also appeared in Kemble’s Riot (Pleasance), The Madness of George III (West End and UK tour), As You Like It/The Tempest (Old Vic and BAM for The Bridge Project) and Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare’s Globe).
Actor and playwright Luke Norris plays Rodolpho. As an actor his theatre work includes Hamlet, As You Like It, The Gods Weep and Days of Significance for the RSC; The Habit of Art, The Kitchen and Antigone for the National Theatre; Filumena for the Almeida. As a playwright his work includes Goodbye To All That (Royal Court), Hearts (NT Connections) and So Here We Are (in development with the Royal Exchange).
Jonah Russell’s past theatre work includes Pains of Youth, Waves, Women of Troy, Attempts on her Life, Waves and The Seagull for Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre, Thea Sharrock’s The Emperor Jones at The Gate, and Roisin McBrinn’s Yerma at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
A View from the Bridge is at the Young Vic from 4 April – 7 June 2014 – book now at youngvic.org!