It has been announced that Tom Conti and William Gaminara will join Robert Vaughn and Jeff Fahey in Bill Kenwright’s production of Twelve Angry Men at the Garrick Theatre from Monday 31st March 2014. Directed by Christopher Haydon and currently booking until 14th June 2014, Twelve Angry Men has proved popular with audiences and critics, having already extended its run three times.
Olivier Award Winner, Tony Award Winner, Variety Award Winner and Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Tom Conti is one of the most respected and celebrated actors of his generation. Just a few of his countless film credits include: Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, Shirley Valentine, The Dark Knight Rises and Street Dance. He won an Olivier and Tony for his stage performance in Whose Life is it Anyway?.
William Gaminara is best known for playing Dr Leo Dalton in 11 series of BBC1’s drama Silent Witness. He has also appeared in Spooks, A Dark Adapted Eye, Dangerfield and The House of Eliott. On stage William starred in the premiere of Howard Brenton's Bloody Poetry at the Hampstead Theatre as well as John, Paul, Ringo, George and Bert (Young Vic) and The Children’s Hour (National Theatre).
From 31st March 2014, the full Twelve Angry Men cast includes: Tom Conti as ‘Juror 8’, Robert Vaughn as ‘Juror 9’, Jeff Fahey as ‘Juror 3’, William Gaminara as ‘Juror 10’, Luke Shaw as ‘Foreman’, David Calvitto as ‘Juror 2’, Paul Antony-Barber as ‘Juror 4’, Edward Franklin as ‘Juror 5’, Andrew Frame as ‘Juror 6’, Sean Power as ‘Juror 7’, Christopher Ettridge as ‘Juror 11’, Robert Duncan as ‘Juror 12’ and Jon Carver as ‘the Guard’.
Twelve Angry Men is often described as one of the great ‘must-see’ movies of all time. It originated as a television play and has been successfully adapted for film, radio and stage. The 1957 Academy Award nominated film version starred and was produced by Henry Fonda.
Twelve jurors have murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a dilemma for the twelve, as their prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax...
By Andrew Tomlins