Tony and Olivier winner Tom Conti is to join the cast of Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men in the West End. Directed by Christopher Haydon, the production is currently running at the Garrick Theatre. Conti will replace Martin Shaw as juror number 8 and will begin performances March 31, joining original cast members Robert Vaughn and Jeff Fahey in the show.
Conti received the Tony and Olivier awards for his performance in Whose Life is it Anyway? His screen credits include Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence , Shirley Valentine The Dark Knight Rises and Street Dance. He received a Best Actor Oscar nod for his role in Reuben Reuben.
In Twelve Angry Men, 12 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 12, 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.