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Matthew Modine to Play Atticus Finch in London Run of To Kill a Mockingbird

Several new actors join the company in November.

Matthew Modine will play Atticus Finch in the London run of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Matthew Modine will play Atticus Finch in the London run of To Kill a Mockingbird.
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New casting has been revealed for To Kill a Mockingbird, as it continues its West End run.

Golden Globe winner Matthew Modine (Birdy, Stranger Things) will play Atticus Finch, while Cecilia Noble (Nine Night, Downstate) will join the show as Calpurnia.

Also joining the show will be Anna Munden (Starcrazy) as Scout Finch, Sam Mitchell as Jem Finch, and Ellis Howard as Dill Harris. Jason Hughes will play Bob Ewell.

Modine and Noble are joined by Cheryl Burniston, Colin R Campbell (Mr Roscoe/Dr Reynolds), Jack Crumlin, Alan Drake, Max Ferguson, Phillipa Flynn, Niamh James, Julie Legrand, Nigel Lister, and George Telfer. The new company will begin performances on November 21, 2022.

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, published in 1960, explores racial injustice in America and features one of the most iconic characters in literary history – small-town lawyer Finch.

Remaining in the company are Harry Attwell (Mr Cunningham/Boo Radley), Helen Belbin (Miss Stephanie/Dill's Mother), Niall Buggy (Judge Taylor), John Hastings (Bailiff), Rebecca Hayes (Mayella Ewell), Simon Hepworth (Link Deas), Tom Mannion (Sheriff Heck Tate), Anna Munden (Scout Finch), Tiwai Muza, Itoya Osagiede, Jude Owusu (Tom Robinson), Oyin Oyija, David Sturzaker (Horace Gilmer), and Natasha Williams (Mrs Dubose's Maid). Candida Caldicot (on organ), Ciyo Brown, and Jack Benjamin (on guitar) also continue with the production.