OK, so Ralph Fiennes won’t exactly be donning a cape, but he will be starring in the new London revival of George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman in the spring of 2015! The Academy Award nominee will play John Tanner in the new production at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton stage, according to U.K.’s Daily Mail. The mounting will be directed by Simon Godwin. No official dates or additional casting have been set.
Man and Superman, which premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 1905, tells the story of John Tanner (Fiennes) and Roebuck Ramsden, two men who are ordered to take care of Ann, the daughter of the late Mr. Whitefield. Although Ramsden initially distrusts Tanner, Ann accepts him as her guardian and their relationship blooms into a romance.
Fiennes won a Tony Award for playing the title role in Hamlet, and garnered an additional nomination for Faith Healer. He earned Oscar nods for The English Patient and Schindler’s List. His many film and TV credits include Skyfall, The Hurt Locker, Clash of the Titans and the Harry Potter films. He was rumored to be a frontrunner to play Henry Higgins in a forthcoming Broadway revival of My Fair Lady. He stars in The Grand Budapest Hotel, in theaters now.