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Tony Winner Mark Rylance to Star in the BBC's Wolf Hall, Eyes Broadway Return

Tony Winner Mark Rylance to Star in the BBC's Wolf Hall, Eyes Broadway Return

Tony winner Mark Rylance will star as Thomas Cromwell in the BBC’s TV adaptation of the bestselling novel Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up The Bodies. The project is just one of many in development for Rylance, who is also planning to return to Broadway in Richard III and Twelfth Night, according to The Daily Mail. Rylance recently ...

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Tony Winner Mark Rylance to Star in and Direct World Premiere of His New Play Nice Fish at the Guthrie

Tony Winner Mark Rylance to Star in and Direct World Premiere of His New Play Nice Fish at the Guthrie

Two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance has an affinity for reciting the work of poet Louis Jenkins at award show podiums, and now the actor is teaming with the poet for a new play at Minneapolis' Guthrie Theatre. Rylance will star in the world premiere of Nice Fish, which he co-wrote with Jenkins. Co-directed by Rylance and his wife Claire van ...

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Mark Rylance Withdraws From Olympics Opening Ceremony Due to Stepdaughter’s Death

Mark Rylance Withdraws From Olympics Opening Ceremony Due to Stepdaughter’s Death

Two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance will no longer perform in the Olympics opening ceremony, according to the Associated Press. The British actor, who was scheduled to recite passages from The Tempest during the July 27 ceremony in London, pulled out due to the sudden death of his 28-year-old stepdaughter, filmmaker Nataasha van Kampen. Directed by Danny Boyle, the opening ceremony ...

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Nice Fish by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins Set for Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater

Nice Fish by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins Set for Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater

Nice Fish, written by two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance and poet Louis Jenkins, will premiere at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as part of the theater's 2012-13 season. The new play, based on the poetry of Jenkins, will be directed by Rylance and Claire van Kampen. At both the 2008 and 2011 and Tony Awards, Rylance recited poems ...

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Tony Winner Mark Rylance Set for the West End's Richard III and Twelfth Night

Tony Winner Mark Rylance Set for the West End's Richard III and Twelfth Night

Two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance will play the title role in Richard III and Olivia in Twelfth Night in London’s West End. Both productions, which originally opened at Shakespeare’s Globe, will transfer to the Apollo Theatre on November 2. Helmed by Tim Carroll, Richard III and Twelfth Night will both open November 17, and play a limited engagement ...

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Mark Rylance Gives Away Tony Trophy to Man Who Inspired Jerusalem Role

Mark Rylance Gives Away Tony Trophy to Man Who Inspired Jerusalem Role

As he first told Broadway.com, Mark Rylance has followed through with his plan to give away his 2011 Best Actor Tony Award to Micky Lay, the man who inspired his character, Johnny "Rooster" Byron, in Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem, according to the U.K.'s Independent. Rylance previously told Broadway.com about his intentions to give away the statue ...

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The Book of Mormon Tops 2011 Tony Awards With Nine Wins

The Book of Mormon Tops 2011 Tony Awards With Nine Wins

Broadway’s big night has arrived! With a brand new venue (the Beacon Theatre) and award-winning host (Neil Patrick Harris), the 2011 Tony Awards telecast was an exciting evening celebrating the best shows, performances and creative efforts of the season. The Book of Mormon reigned over the evening with nine awards, including Best Musical. Lincoln Center Theater's War Horse ...

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Read the Latest Poem/Acceptance Speech from Best Actor Tony Winner Mark Rylance!

Read the Latest Poem/Acceptance Speech from Best Actor Tony Winner Mark Rylance!

In what has become a Tony Award tradition, Mark Rylance took the stage of the Beacon Theatre after his name was called as Best Actor in a Play for Jerusalem and shared a poem with the expectant crowd.

“Unlike flying or astral projection, walking through walls is a totally earth-related craft, but a lot more interesting than pot making or ...

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Video Flashback! Mark Rylance's Poetic Tony Acceptance Speech Is Music to Bengal Tiger Star Arian Moayed

Video Flashback! Mark Rylance's Poetic Tony Acceptance Speech Is Music to Bengal Tiger Star Arian Moayed

In the final days leading up to the 2011 Tony telecast, Broadway.com is posting videos of favorite Tony memories of this year’s nominees, with their own commentary. Arian Moayed, a Best Featured Actor nominee for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, was charmed by Mark Rylance's not-so-traditional 2008 acceptance speech, in which the actor recited Louis Jenkins ...

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Jerusalem Playwright Jez Butterworth on the Englishness of His Work, the Tonys and Writing for Mark Rylance

Jerusalem Playwright Jez Butterworth on the Englishness of His Work, the Tonys and Writing for Mark Rylance

About the author:
Accomplished British scribe Jez Butterworth’s works Parlour Song, The Night Heron and Mojo have received New York mountings, but Jerusalem marks his first Broadway production. The show and its headliner, Tony winner and current nominee Mark Rylance, has earned raves for its quirky storyline and staging. Here, Butterworth recalls crafting the outlandish character of Johnny "Rooster ...

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