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The Winslow Boy - full casting announced

Henry Goodman in Duet for One. Photo credit: John Haynes.

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for Lindsay Posner’s production of Terence Rattigan’s The Winslow Boy which runs at The Old Vic from Friday, March 8 to Saturday, May 25, 2013.

Joining the previously announced Henry Goodman are Sia Berkeley (as Miss Barnes), Deborah Findlay (Grace Winslow), Naomi Frederick (Catherine Winslow), Nick Hendrix (Dickie Winslow), Stephen Joseph ( Fred), Wendy Nottingham (Violet), Charlie Rowe (Ronnie Winslow), Peter Sullivan (Sir Robert Morton), Richard Teverson (John Watherstone) and Jay Villiers (Desmond Curry).

First staged in 1946, The Winslow Boy portrays the battle between personal principles and conscience and an impenetrable establishment under the media.

When fourteen-year-old Ronnie Winslow is sent home from naval college accused of stealing a postal order, his father, Arthur Winslow (Henry Goodman), determines to prove his son’s innocence. Appointing the renowned barrister Sir Robert Morton, Arthur begins a courageous fight to clear his son’s name.

Sia Berkeley’s theatre work includes Ordinary Dreams (Trafalgar Studios) as well as various productions including Balm In Gilead and In The Jungle of Cities (RADA). On screen, she has appeared in Any Human Heart with Jim Broadbent, Wuthering Heights, Skins: Series II, Big Bad World, Holby City and The Bill (TV); Wild Target and Eline (film).

Deborah Findlay’s extensive theatre credits include The Glass Menagerie (Young Vic), Like A Fishbone (Bush Theatre), Separate Tables (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Vortex and The Cut (Donmar Warehouse), Mother Clap’s Molly House and The Winter’s Tale (National Theatre), The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night and Three Sisters (RSC) and Top Girls (Royal Court and Broadway).

For her portrayal of Hilda in Stanley (National Theatre), Findlay won an Olivier Award for best supporting actress. She also received nominations for her performances in The Cut and Bernarda Alba (Donmar Warehouse).

Her equally extensive screen credits include Leaving, Silent Witness, Torchwood, State of Play, Cranford and Wives and Daughters (TV); Summer, Vanity Fair and Truly, Madly Deeply (film).

Naomi Frederick’s previous theatre credits include the lead role of Laura Jesson in Kneehigh’s Brief Encounter (West End, Birmingham Rep and West Yorkshire Playhouse), Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Rosalind in As You Like It (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Chair Plays (Lyric Hammersmith), Mrs Affleck (National Theatre) and Simon McBurney’s Measure for Measure (RSC).

Her television work includes ER, The Trial of Tony Blair, My Family, Foyle’s War and On Expenses.

Nick Hendrix recently played Nicholas Beckett in What the Butler Saw (Vaudeville Theatre) and has also appeared in the UK tours of Journey’s End and Eden End. His screen credits include The White Queen, Call the Midwife, Inspector George Gently, Silk and Black Mirror (TV); Captain America: The First Avenger and Red Tails (film).

Stephen Joseph’s theatre credits include Bacchaefull, Wild Honey, Macbeth and Roberto Zucco (all for Dirty Market Theatre), Breaking (Mama Quilla) and Treats (Hoop Theatre). He has also appeared on screen in the 2012 independent feature film Latvia.

Wendy Nottingham’s previous theatre credits include In Basildon (Royal Court Theatre), Grief, The Shaughraun and The Voysey Inheritance (National Theatre), Blithe Spirit (Manchester Royal Exchange), Abigail’s Party (Hampstead Theatre and West End), The York Realist (Tour and Royal Court Theatre) and Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club (Criterion Theatre).

On screen, she has appeared in Mr Selfridge, The Borgias, Crimson Petal and the White and Getting On (TV); Atonement, Notes On A Scandal, Babel, Vera Drake, Topsy Turvy, Secrets and Lies and Short and Curlies (film).

Charlie Rowe is best known for playing Peter Pan in the Sky mini-series Neverland, which starred Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel and Bob Hoskins. His film work includes Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, Never Let Me Go with Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan, The Golden Compass, The Boat That Rocked and The Nutcracker in 3D. He has also appeared on stage in the West End production of The Snowman.

Peter Sullivan’s theatre credits include The Late Middle Classes (Donmar Warehouse), Rosmersholm, Certain Young Men and Lulu (Almeida Theatre), The Pain and the Itch and Rock ‘N’ Roll (Royal Court Theatre), Stoning Mary (Royal Court/Theatre Royal, Plymouth), Way of the World (Lyric Theatre) and Drummers (New Ambassadors Theatre). At the the National Theatre, he has appeared in Rocket to the Moon, The Power Of Yes, Napoli Milionaria, Richard III and King Lear.

On television, he most recently played Commander Laurence Sterne in The Hour and will soon be appearing as Cardinal Ascanio in the second series of Neil Jordan’s multi award-winning The Borgias. His film credits include Conspiracy, Puritan, Monsieur N, Christie Marly’s Own, Double Entry and The Day of the Jackal.

Richard Teverson last appeared on The Old Vic stage in Rattigan’s Cause Célèbre directed by Thea Sharrock. His credits elsewhere include Somersaults (Finborough Theatre), The Doctor’s Dilemma and After the Dance (National Theatre), The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre), The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre) and Private Lives.

He can currently be seen in the new BBC series Dancing on the Edge directed by Stephen Poliakoff. His other recent television credits include Spies of Warsaw, Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs. His films include Brideshead Revisited and Private Peaceful.

Jay Villiers’ recent theatre credits include Hedda Gabler and In Praise of Love (Northampton Theatre Royal), Fanta Orange (Finborough Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing (Bristol Tobacco Factory), Gone To Earth (Shared Experience Tour/Lyric Hammersmith), Barbarians and The Taming Of The Shrew (Salisbury Playhouse), Betrayal (Bristol Old Vic), Arcadia and The Admirable Crichton (Chichester Festival Theatre) and Ting Tang Mine, Fathers And Sons and Six Characters in Search of an Author (National Theatre).

His television and film work includes Lewis, Spooks, The Government Inspector, The Sea, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Henry V.

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