Clive Owen to make Broadway debut in Old Times


Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Clive Owen will make his Broadway debut in the opening production of The Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary Season - a revival of Harold Pinter's Old Times, directed by Tony winner Douglas Hodge. Previews begin on 17 September 2015, before an official opening on 15 October 2015, at a theatre yet to be named.

Artistic director Todd Haimes released the following statement:

“In planning our 50th anniversary season it was important to me to include a play by one of the most influential modern dramatists: Harold Pinter. My first season with Roundabout included Old Times, our first Broadway season opened with The Homecoming and we opened the first Laura Pels Theatre with Moonlight. It is with great joy that we open our 50th season with Harold Pinter, and welcome Clive for his Broadway debut.”

Synopsis: "Old Times is an unsettling drama of desire and blurred realities by Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter. Deeley (Owen) is a man quite looking forward to meeting Anna, his wife Kate's friend from long ago. But as the night goes on, Anna's visit quickly shifts from an ordinary sharing of memories to a quiet battle for power."

Full casting, creative team members and venue will be announced at a later date.

Clive Owen picked up a BAFTA and a Golden Globe, as well as an Academy Award nomination, for his role as Larry in 'Closer' in 2005. He earned an Emmy nomination and Golden Globe nomination for 'Hemingway & Gellhorn' in 2012/13, and a further Golden Globe nomination at this year's ceremony for 'The Knick.' His previous West End credits include 'Romeo & Juliet,' 'Design for Living,' 'Closer,' and 'A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.' Other screen credits include 'Children of Men,' 'Inside Man,' 'The Bourne Identity,' 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age,' 'Sin City,' 'Gosford Park,' and 'King Arthur.'

Douglas Hodge earned both an Olivier (2009) and Tony Award (2010) for his portrayal of Albin in 'La Cage aux Folles.' He also received Olivier nominations for 'Inadmissible Evidence' in 2012 and 'Guys and Dolls' in 2006. He also appeared on Broadway in the title role of the Roundabout production of 'Cyrano de Bergerac.' Screen credits include 'Robin Hood,' 'Mansfield Park' and 'Diana.'

- by Tom Millward

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