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Kim Cattrall Plans to Play Cleopatra in U.K.; Private Lives on Broadway Also Possible

from Playbill.com:

Kim Cattrall

“Sex and the City”‘s Kim Cattrall will return to her birth city to play arguably Shakespeare’s most alluring female character, Cleopatra, in a new production of Antony and Cleopatra at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre.

According to a report in London’s Daily Mail, no dates are yet set, but she has been in discussions with the theatre for two years to play the role, which is now on track for a limited run in the fall. Cattrall was born in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, in 1956, before her family emigrated to Canada when she was three months old. She returned to Britain between the ages of 11 and 16, when she studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), before returning to Canada to complete her schooling.

Cattrall is currently in the West End playing the lead role of Amanda in Noel Coward’s Private Lives opposite Matthew Macfadyen, running at the Vaudeville Theatre through May 1. According to the Daily Mail, there are also plans to transfer this production to Broadway, after Cattrall completes her run in Antony and Cleopatra. (more…)

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