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Fleming to direct West End production with Gillian Anderson

The Flemish theatre director Ivo van Hove is to direct a theatre production of Joseph L. Manekiewicz's 1950 film All About Eve in London’s West End. The 59-year-old has been the General Director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam, one of The Netherlands’ leading theatre companies and the official municipal theatre company of Amsterdam, since 2001.

 

The West End production will see the American actress Gillian Anderson take to the stage in the role of Margot Channing. The role of Margot Channing was played by Bette Davis in the original Hollywood film production that was shot almost 60 years ago.

Gillian Anderson is best known for her role as Dr. Diana Scully in the X-Files. She has also appeared in films such as The Last King of Scotland, aBBC production of Dickens’ Great Expectations and in the BBC/RTE co-production The Fall (see photo below) . In addition to her television and film work, Gillian Anderson has appeared in West End productions such as Tennessee Williams’ A Street Car Named Desire.  

The West End production of all About Eve will premiere on 12 February 2019  

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