Tom Conti & William Gaminara Join Twelve Angry Men At Garrick Theatre
| By Jacob Porteous
Tom Conti and William Gaminara have joined Robert Vaughn and Jeff Fahey in the new production of Twelve Angry Men hailed as ‘the classiest, most intelligent drama in the West End’ (Sunday Telegraph), now playing at the Garrick Theatre for a stricly limited season.
Written by Reginald Rose, this brand new production directed by Christopher Haydon pays tribute to the Academy Award nominated 1957 film which was produced by and starred Henry Fonda. Lauded as one of the great ‘must-see’ movies of all time, Twelve Angry Men originated as a television play and has been successfully adapted for film, radio and stage.
In Twelve Angry Men, the jurors have murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a dilemma for the twelve, as their prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax.
Credits and Awards for the Twelve Angry Men cast:
Tom Conti, one of the most respected and celebrated actors of his generation. Unforgettable as the leading man in hit films such as Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence and Shirley Valentine he has also appeared as a myriad of different characters on both the big and small screens as well as on stage. Recent movies include The Dark Knight Rises and Street Dance. Awards include an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for his stage performance in Whose Life is it Anyway? and a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role in Reuben Reuben. He and Dame Judi Dench were recently jointly voted the Most Popular Actors in the West End in the last 25 years.
Oscar nominee Robert Vaughn who has starred in some of the greatest movie classics of the 20th century, including The City Jungle, and opposite Steve McQueen in The Magnificent Seven, The Towering Inferno and Bullitt. His TV credits include The Man from U.N.C.L.E, The Protectors and as ‘Albert Stroller’ in BBC‘s Hustle.
Hollywood’s Jeff Fahey, who starred as the title role in cult thriller The Lawnmower Man opposite Pierce Brosnan, Roberto Rodriguez’s Machete, Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse, Silverado and White Hunter Black Heart opposite Clint Eastwood. He starred as pilot Frank Lapidus in Lost.
As well as his role in Silent Witness, William Gaminara has a wide range of television credits to his name, including A Dark Adapted Eye, Dangerfield and The House of Eliott. William’s radio work is extensive and is best known as Dr. Richard Locke in The Archers. His theatre credits include, the premiere of Howard Brenton's Bloody Poetry, The Children’s Hour, Body of An American and John, Paul, Ringo, George and Bert.
The full Twelve Angry Men cast now includes: Tom Conti as ‘Juror 8’, Robert Vaughn as ‘Juror 9’, Jeff Fahey as ‘Juror 3’, William Gaminara as ‘Juror 10’, Luke Shaw as ‘Foreman’, David Calvitto as ‘Juror 2’, Paul Antony-Barber as ‘Juror 4’, Edward Franklin as ‘Juror 5’, Andrew Frame as ‘Juror 6’, Sean Power as ‘Juror 7’, Christopher Ettridge as ‘Juror 11’, Robert Duncan as ‘Juror 12’ and Jon Carver as ‘the Guard’.
Twelve Angry Men Reviews:
'Reginald Rose's cracking courtroom drama has to be the classiest most intelligent now playing in the West End'
'The terrific ensemble cast are dynamic and distinct'
'Perfection…. Exquisitely designed…. Lives in the mind long after the final curtain call'
'Electric. Incisive and slick – a fine spectacle'
'This gripping meditation remains the classic expression of liberal humanity'
'Knife-edge stuff. Highly recommended'
Mail on Sunday
'Subtly brilliant. A marvellous construction'