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Oscar winning actress rumoured for The Children's Hour

Friday, 19th Nov 2010

Ellen Burstyn is thought to be joining the cast of the new production of The Children's Hour.

The version of Lillian Hellman's play is set to open at The Comedy Theatre on January 22nd 2011 and it is rumoured that the Oscar winning actress will be taking to the stage, according to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye.

Burstyn won the best actress prize for Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore and has also picked up a Tony award for her performance on stage in Same Time Next Year.

It is thought that she is to take on the role of Amelia Tilford, the grandmother of the schoolgirl who spreads lies about the two mistresses of the school she attends, to be played by Keira Knightley and Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss.

The production is set to run until April 2nd, with audience members advised that the play is not suitable for children under 12 years old.

By Jemma Howard  

Article filed under: Theatre News | New Productions |