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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof - Colm Meaney joins cast

Colm Meaney. Photo by Andrew H Walker.

Casting news

COLM Meaney will join the previously announced Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell to play Big Daddy in the Young Vic production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Directed by Benedict Andrews, it runs at the Apollo Theatre for a twelve-week season – from July 24 (previews from July 13) to October 7, 2017.

Colm Meaney was last on stage in London alongside Kevin Spacey in Moon for the Misbegotten at the Old Vic, with the production subsequently transferring to Broadway. His other theatre credits include Breaking the Code, The Cider House Rules and Juno and the Paycock.

Earlier this year, Meaney won the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role in Film for his portrayal of Martin McGuinness in The Journey, opposite Timothy Spall. His other film credits include all three adaptations of Roddy Doyle’s The Barrytown Trilogy (The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van), Die Hard 2, Dick Tracy, The Last of the Mohicans, Far and Away, Con Air, Layer Cake, The Damned United and Halal Daddy, to be released this summer.

He has also appeared in Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa with Steve Coogan, as well as the comedy-drama One Chance, the story of Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Meaney voiced the role of the ‘Miles Standish’ in Free Birds and ‘Grandpa’ in Norm of the North.

He is best known on television for his long-running role as ‘Chief Miles O’Brien’ in the hit series Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Meaney also starred in AMC’s western series Hell on Wheels and will next be seen in TNT’s new period drama Will in the role of James Burbage.

Final casting for Cat On A Hot Tin Roof will be announced in due course.

The truth hurts. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

Read more about Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.

Image: Colm Meaney. Photo by Andrew H Walker.

Trevor Nunn’s production of Terence Rattigan’s comedy Love in Idleness continues at the Apollo Theatre until July 1, 2017.