The lead cast of Shakespeare In Love has been announced to coincide with Valentine's Day. We present Tom Bateman and Lucy Briggs-Owen.
Will Shakespeare: Tom Bateman
’s theatre credits include ‘Antonio’ in Duchess of Malfi at The Old Vic
; ‘Claudio’ in Much Ado About Nothing at the Wyndham’s Theatre
; ‘Richard’ in The Lion in Winter at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
and ‘Dante Gabriel Rossetti’ in Lizzie Siddal at the Arcola Theatre. He has played major roles in TV series Da Vinci’s Demons and The Tunnel.
Viola De Lesseps: Lucy Briggs-Owen
Lucy Briggs-Owen’s theatre credits include ‘Maryna’ in Boris Godunuv, ‘Princess’ in The Orphan of Zhao, ‘Helena’ in A Midsummer Nights Dream, ‘Luscinda’ in Cardenio and ‘Anne’ in The City Madam all for the Royal Shakespeare Company; ‘Brooke Ashton’ in Noises Off in the West End; ‘Mrs Fainall’ in The Way of the World at Sheffield Crucible; ‘Cressida’ in Troilus and Cressida at the Barbican and on International Tour; ‘Vivie Warren’ in Mrs Warren’s Profession in the West End and on Tour; ‘Blanche Satorius’ in Widowers Houses at Manchester’s Royal Exchange; ‘Sybil Chase’ in Private Lives at The Hampstead Theatre; ‘Cecily’ in The Importance of Being Earnest; and most recently as ‘Olga’ in Fortune’s Fool at The Old Vic