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Full casting announced for the Globe's Antony and Cleopatra

Clive Wood (as Stephano) with Nicholas Lyndhurst (Trinculo) in The Tempest. Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore.

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for Jonathan Munby’s Antony and Cleopatra, which runs at Shakespeare’s Globe from May 29 (previews from May 17) to August 24, 2014.

Joining the previously announced Eve Best (as Cleopatra) and Phil Daniels (Enobarbus) are Clive Wood (Marc Antony), Jolyon Coy (Octavius Caesar) and Sirine Saba (Charmian).

Completing the cast are Ignatius Anthony, Peter Bankolé, Jonathan Bonnici, Philip Correia, Kammy Darweish, Paul Hamilton, James Hayes, Rosie Hilal, Daniel Rabin and Obioma Ugoala.

Clive Wood studied drama at LAMDA and first came to notice in the late 1970s playing the title role in Henry V at the Bristol Old Vic. He spent several years as a member of the RSC, touring the United States and, more recently, taking leading roles in Twelfth Night, Richard II and Henry IV parts 1 and 2 among others. His other theatre credits include Trevor Nun’s Flare Path and The Tempest (Theatre Royal Haymarket) and Michael Attenborough’s King Lear and Filumena (Almeida Theatre).

Wood’s television credits include A Touch of Frost, Endeavour and The Bill.

Jolyon Coy recently appeared in the BBC film The Whale alongside Martin Sheen. His other film work includes The Fifth Estate and The Deep Blue Sea. His theatre credits include Posh (Royal Court and Duke of York’s Theatres), Edward II (Royal Exchange, Manchester) and The Prince of Homburg (Donmar Warehouse).

Sirine Saba won critical acclaim for her performance as Hermione in last year’s The Winter’s Tale at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, where she has also played Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For the RSC, her work includes Midnight’s Children, Pericles and Tales from Ovid, and her National Theatre credits include Our Town, Sparkleshark and Pillars of the Community.

Antony and Cleopatra is designed by Colin Richmond and composed by Jules Maxwell.

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