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|Ewan Eyes Up London Stage
- Yet another movie star set to tread the boards
EWAN McGREGOR wants to make a stage comeback after becoming tired of a long stint at movie-making.
The 29 year-old, currently working on Star Wars: Episode 2, said that he would like to take a break from movies and work in theatre. "I've done two films back to back and I've just about had enough of it," McGregor said. "I've been away from home for a year and a half doing really big, big films, which is great. But at the end it's been taxing in a lot of ways so I want to do some theatre next year."
However, McGregor's next project is a biopic of rocker Billy Fury, in which he gets to work alongside his actor and director uncle Dennis Lawson. "It's something we have been trying to get together for a long time," McGregor said. Theatre mogul Bill Kenwright, the man behind the successful musical Blood Brothers, will produce the film, which begins shooting Summer 2001.
McGregor is the latest movie star to be linked with London theatre, following the likes of Nicole Kidman, Donald Sutherland and Macaulay Culkin. Let's hope the charismatic Scot does better than Greta Scacchi, whose stage career came to an abrupt halt this week when the Albery Theatre announced an early closure of her play after just two weeks.