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London Calling: House's Robert Sean Leonard to Star in To Kill a Mockingbird

The Tony Award winner will play Atticus Finch in the upcoming Regent's Park production. logo

Robert Sean Leonard
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Robert Sean Leonard (Born Yesterday), Tony Award winner and former House star, is set to star in an upcoming Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's production of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. The play, which will feature direction by artistic director Timothy Sheader, will run May 16-June 15.

To Kill a Mockingbird tells the story of attorney Atticus Finch and his defense of a black man who is wrongly accused of raping a white woman in a small Alabama town in the 1930s. The Regent's Park production is a Christopher Sergel adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

In addition to Leadard, the cast will include Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Daniel Tuite, Rona Morison, Simon Gregor, Richie Campbell, Hattie Ladbury, and Joe Speare, which further casting to be announced at a later date.

Robert Sean Leonard won a Tony for his performance in Broadway's The Invention of Love. He also received Tony nominations for his performances in Long Day's Journey Into Night and Candida. Among his other credits are the movies Dead Poets Society and Tape, as well as the television series House.