Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of Howard Brenton's political drama, Never So Good, which will begin performances at the National Theater on March 17. The production, which opens officially on March 26, will be directed by Howard Davies.

Tony Award and Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons will star as Harold Macmillan and Ian McNeice will play Winston Churchill. The cast will include Anna Carteret, Anna Chancellor, Anthony Calf, Bertie Carvel, Pip Carter, Clive Francis, Ben Addis, Jonathan Battersby, Peter Forbes, Tim Frances, Robert Glenister, Terrence Hardiman, Sarah Head, Sioned Jones, Anne Kavanagh, Nicholas Lumley, Charlotte Melia, Roger Ringrose, Janet Spencer-Turner, Terence Wilton, Claire Winsper, and Rupert Young.

In other National news, casting has been announced for Tony Harrison's new play Fram, which the author directs with Bob Crowley (who also designs), beginning on April 10. The cast will be led by Jasper Britton as Norwegian explorer Fram Nansen, Sian Thomas as Sybil Thorndike, and Mark Addy as Hjalmar Johansen, Nansen's suicidal companion in his North Pole bid. Also in the cast are Jeff Rawle, Jim Creighton, Patrick Drury, Viviana Durante, Steven Helliwell, Aykut Hilmi, Clare Lawrence, Carolyn Pickles, and Joseph Thompson.

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