Keira Knightley to return to theatreBy IANS
Saturday, October 23, 2010
LONDON - British actress Keira Knightley is set to make a comeback on the stage after acting in “The Misanthrope” last year.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star took to the stage in December 2009 in an adaptation of playwright Moliere’s classic, opposite Damian Lewis and Tara Fitzgerald. Knightley’s performance was, however, mauled by critics who branded her inexperienced and inadequate.
However, she is returning to the stage with a production of Lillian Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour” opposite “Mad Men” star Elisabeth Moss, reports express.co.uk.
“The Children’s Hour” is set in an all-girls boarding school and tells the story of an angry student who runs away and avoids being sent back by telling her family the two headmistresses are having a lesbian affair.
The story was made into a movie of the same name in 1961 starring Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine.