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Academy Award Winner Rachel Weisz to Make Broadway Debut

The actress confirmed the news to the UK talk show, Daybreak. logo

Rachel Weisz
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Olivier and Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener, A Streetcar Named Desire) is set to make her Broadway debut.

"I am going to do a play on Broadway," the actress told British television presenter Aled Jones on the morning chat show Daybreak. "It's confirmed."

Weisz doesn't reveal the title of the play in which she'll star, though the UK's Daily Mail reported in early February that she was in talks to star in a revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal, opposite real-life hubby Daniel Craig (Skyfall). The paper also mentioned that multi-Tony and Academy Award winner Mike Nichols (Death of a Salesman) is in the running to direct. Written in 1978 and told using reverse chronology, Pinter's Betrayal follows a couple as they carry on seven-year affair.

Weisz received the Olivier and the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for her performance as Blanche DuBois in Rob Ashford's revival of A Streetcar Named Desire for the Donmar Warehouse in 2009. Her stage credits also include Suddenly, Last Summer and Design for Living. On screen, her work includes The Mummy, About a Boy, and The Constant Gardener, for which she received the Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors' Guild Award.

Craig has been seen on Broadway in A Steady Rain, and on the London stage in Hurlyburly, A Number, and Angels in America. Best known for his film performances as James Bond, he has appeared in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and the most recent Bond film, Skyfall.