Oscar-winning actress Ellen Burstyn, 77, to make West End debutBy ANI
Saturday, November 20, 2010
LONDON - Ellen Burstyn, who won an Oscar for her performance in Martin Scorsese’s film ‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’, is to make her London stage debut opposite Keira Knightley next year.
She will play the role of a grandmother of a pupil in The Children’s Hour, opening at the Comedy theatre in January, reports the BBC.
American actress Carole Kane has also joined Knightley and ‘Mad Men’ star Elisabeth Moss in the West End production.
Set in a New England girls’ boarding school, Lillian Hellman’s 1934 play was last seen in London in 1994.
Knightley and Moss - also making her West End debut - play teachers accused of having a lesbian relationship. (ANI)