Samantha Bond in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre
Former Miss Moneypenny Joining Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound in the Upcoming West End Show
In November it was announced that Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound would be taking on the roles previously inhabited by Michael Caine and Steve Martin on the big screen as they head to the Savoy Theatre for the stage version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Now more names have been added to the list, with former Miss Moneypenny Samantha Bond set to take on the role of Muriel Eubanks.
As well as Lindsay and Hound, playing the characters of Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson, the announcement in November also saw Katherine Kingsley announced for the role of Christine Colgate, previously portrayed by Glenne Headly.
In addition to Samantha Bond, the updated cast list also adds John Marquez as Andre Thibault and Lizzy Connolly as Jolene. In alphabetical order, further actors include Gavin Alex, Darren Bennett, Niamh Bracken, Lisa Bridge, Darren Carnall, Andy Conaghan, Phoebe Coupe, Claire Doyle, Alice Fearn, Selina Hamilton, Ian Knauer, Lisa Mathieson, Zak Nemorin, Genevieve Nicole, Javier Santos, Todd Talbot, Dominic Tribuzio, Jon Tsouras and Zara Warren.
Samantha Bond appeared in four James Bond movies in the role of Miss Moneypenny, from 1995’s Goldeneye to 2002’s Die Another Day, all of which featured Pierce Brosnan as the famous fictional spy. Her career, however, has also included numerous other roles including Downton Abbey, Outnumbered and The Sarah Jane Adventures, among others. This will be the first time that she has appeared in a West End musical, though she does have a long career as a stage actress in the capital, with credits like Passion Play at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2013, An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2010, Arcadia at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2009 and Donkey’s Years at the Comedy Theatre (now the Harold Pinter Theatre) in 2006.
Meanwhile, John Marquez has appeared in I Caught My Death in Venice at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Doc Martin, Hotel Babylon, Ronni Ancona & Co. and The Trial Of Tony Blair (the latter also featuring Robert Lindsay), among others.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels follows Let It Be at the Savoy Theatre from Wednesday 2nd April 2014 (with previews beginning on Monday 10th March 2014).