Thandie Newton to Make Theater Debut

The actress will star in Death and the Maiden.

Posted: 07/26/2011 03:00 AM EDT
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Thandie Newton is the latest star to step back from Hollywood and prepare for a stage debut. The British actress will be heading home to London to take part in a West End production of the political thriller Death and the Maiden. The show is a revival of the 1990 play penned by Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman.

 

Newton will star as Paulina, a former political prisoner in an unnamed Latin American country who was raped by captors led by a sadistic doctor whose face she never saw. The play will be directed by Jeremy Herrin and will begin previews at the Comedy Theater on Oct. 13.

 

Newton was most recently seen in Huge alongside Noel Clarke and Johnny Harris, as well as Vanishing on 7th Street, co-starring Hayden Christensen and John Leguizamo. She is currently filming Good Deeds, the upcoming film from Tyler Perry.

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