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Bill Milner to star with Sheila Hancock in Harold and Maude at Charing Cross Theatre

Bill Milner

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BILL Milner is to star with previously announced Sheila Hancock in the London premiere of the black comedy romantic drama Harold and Maude, which runs at Charing Cross Theatre from Monday, February 19 to Saturday, March 31, 2018.

Bill Milner, who made his acting debut in 2007 in the film Son of Rambow, recently appeared in Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed WW2 film Dunkirk and played the role of young Erik Lensherr/Magneto (Ian McKellen’s character) in the superhero film X-Men: First Class. He also starred alongside Michael Caine in Is Anybody There? and portrayed Ian Dury’s son Baxter in the biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.

Milner played the title role of iBoy, a teenager who suffers severe head injuries after a previous incident, and develops cybernatural powers, alongside Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams in the Netflix oiriginal film, IBoy.

The cast also includes Anthony Cable (The Woman in White, Death Takes a Holiday, Charing Cross Theatre), Rebecca Caine (Flowers For Mrs Harris, Crucible Sheffield, Christine in The Phantom Of The Opera, Cosette in the original cast of Les Miserables), Christopher Dickins (Ragtime, Charing Cross Theatre, War Horse, National Theatre), Joanna Hickman (Off West End Award Best Supporting Actress nominee for Ragtime, Charing Cross Theatre), Samuel Townsend (84 Charing Cross Road, Cambridge Arts Theatre), Anne White (Love in the Past Participle, The Other Palace), and Johnson Willis (Dido Queen of Carthage, Salome, RSC).

Written by Colin Higgins, Harold and Maude will reunite Sheila Hancock with director Thom Southerland after their acclaimed sold-out success with the UK premiere of the musical Grey Gardens in 2016.

Harold and Maude is an idiosyncratic romantic fable told though the eyes of the most unlikely pairing: a compulsive, self-destructive young man and a devil-may-care, septuagenarian bohemian.

Harold and Maude is directed by Thom Southerland and designed by Francis O’Connor, with costume design by Jonathan Lipman, lighting by Matt Clutterham and sound by Andrew Johnson. Composer is Michael Bruce and casting is by Stephen Crockett for David Grindrod Associates.

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