Sunday, August 21, 2011

COLIN FIRTH TO STAR IN MY FAIR LADY

Having won an Oscar for his portrayal of George VI’s attempts to overcome his speech impediment, Colin Firth is to teach a Cockney flower seller to “talk proper”.
Mandrake hears that the actor has told Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Duncan Kenworthy that he will play Professor Henry Higgins to Carey Mulligan’s Eliza Doolittle in their remake of My Fair Lady. “He is keen,” says an associate.
The script for the musical has been written by Emma Thompson. As with Firth’s role in The King’s Speech, his part was offered, but rejected, by Hugh Grant.
Kenworthy is coy. “It’s in the planning stages, so it’s not the time to talk about casting,” he tells me. Keira Knightley took singing lessons to play Eliza before Mulligan was cast.

2 comments:

Anglophile said...

Luke Evans should be on this! He's been on musicals and will be in Vivaldi.

maisiebird said...

Perfect casting, oh I can't wait to see Luke in Vivaldi. I adore the music and well Luke is easy on the eye!