Director Ian Rickson and Kristin Scott Thomas reunite to bring Sophocles’ tragedy to The Old Vic in the round. Frank McGuinness delivers a charged adaptation of the classic drama of Electra and Orestes’ revenge on their father’s murderers.
Kristin Scott Thomas gained international recognition in the 1990s for her roles in Bitter Moon, Four Weddings and A Funeral, for which she won the BAFTA Film Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and The English Patient for which she received a Golden Globe nomination as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. In addition, Scott Thomas received many accolades for her performance in Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (I've Loved You So Long), including BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress. In early 2007, Scott Thomas played Arkadina in Anton Chekhov's The Seagull at The Royal Court, for which she won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress. Scott Thomas’s recent films include Bel Ami with Robert Pattinson, based on the 1885 novel written by Guy de Maupassant, and the film adaption of Douglas Kennedy's novel, The Woman in the Fifth, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. Last year, Scott Thomas teamed up with director Nicolas Winding Refn for Only God Forgives, and with director Ralph Fiennes for The Invisible Woman. She also performed on stage in Harold Pinter’s Old Times directed by Ian Rickson.
Ian Rickson's directing credits includes Mojo (Harold Pinter Theatre), Old Times (Harold Pinter Theatre), Hamlet (Young Vic), Jerusalem (Royal Court, West End and Broadway), his last production for the Royal Court, The Seagull, transferred to Broadway.
The Old Vic collaborates with Sonia Friedman Productions again as part of their in the round season following their successful co-ventures with Dancing at Lughnasa and the Broadway transfer of The Norman Conquests.