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|Hollywood Strike to Boost London Stage
- West End eyes rich pickings from dispute
HOLLYWOOD WRITERS go on strike next Wednesday and studios fear actors will follow suit by demanding a cut from video, DVD and internet sales. London producers predict film stars will be seeking work on the stage.
The latest celebrity to follow in the footsteps of Darryl Hannah and Jerry Hall by taking to the West End is Lynn Redgrave, who stars in Michael Frayn's Noises Off currently previewing at the Piccadilly theatre.
Although her performance alongside sister Jemma in the National Theatre's production of Checkhov's Three Sisters won acclaim, Redgrave is most well-known for movies like Gods and Monsters and Georgy Girl.
Mean time, Hollywood Tales at the Donmar Warehouse strikes a timely chord with its depiction of an imagined Tinseltown, a subject perhaps close to the heart of Donmar director Sam Mendes, who shot to movie fame with American Beauty.