Gawn Grainger joins the cast of Branagh's The Entertainer

Gawn Grainger joins the cast of Branagh's The Entertainer

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By Nicki McIntyre
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    Gawn Grainger joins the cast of The Entertainer as Billy Rice, when the final production of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season begins previews at the Garrick Theatre from 20th August 2016.

    Gawn Grainger began his career as the Boy Prince in Ivor Novello's King's Rhapsody at the Prince's Theatre when he was twelve years old. Recent stage credits include The Cherry Orchard (Young Vic), Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe) and The Recruiting Officer (Donmar Warehouse). Other work in the West End includes Onassis, Absolutely Perhaps and The Crucible.

    Grainger was also a company member in Laurence Olivier’s inaugural season at the National Theatre’s South Bank venue in 1976. Previous productions at the National Theatre include A Woman Killed With Kindness, Some Trace Of Her, Sing Your Heart Out For The Lands, The Passion, The Seagull and The Misanthrope. At the Almeida, Gawn has appeared in Harold Pinter’s productions of No Man’s Land, Party Time and Mountain Language and Rupert Goold’s The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

    Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the unforgettable Archie Rice, with cast members Phil Dunster (Graham), Jonah Hauer-King (Frank Rice), Crispin Letts (Brother Bill), Sophie McShera (Jean Rice), and Greta Scacchi (Phoebe Rice).