Shameless star Anne-Marie Duff will star as the title role in Donmar Warehouse’s production of the ancient tragedy Berenice, according to the Daily Mail. Adapted by Alan hollinghurst, the story of a royal love triangle will be directed by Donmar’s artistic chief, Josie Rourke. Berenice is set to run at the Donmar from September 27 through November 24.
Berenice is a five-act drama by Jean Racine about the Palestinian queen who waits for the Roman emperor Titus to come and marry her, despite his subjects' objection to the marriage. Meanwhile, Antiochus, the King of Commagene, is also vying for Berenice’s love. No casting for either male role has been announced.
Anne-Marie Duff is best known for her role as Fiona Gallagher on the original U.K. TV series Shameless. She gained acclaim for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in the BBC miniseries The Virgin Queen. Her stage credits include King Lear, War and Peace, Collected Stories, Saint Joan, Days of Wine and Roses and A Doll’s House. She is married to her Shameless co-star James McAvoy.