Branagh’s Scouse Shocker

Ken in talks to star in The Revenger's Tragedy

by Willow Green |
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Hard on the heels of his roles in the oh-so-jolly Love's Labour's Lost and Disney's** Road to El Dorado**, Kenneth Branagh is turning his back on wholesome roles. According to the Daily Telegraph the actor/director is in talks with Alex Cox to star in The Revenger's Tragedy - an Elizabethan tale of rape, adultery, incest and murder. First performed at the Globe Theatre in 1607 the play's main character is Vindice - a man consumed with anger and rage against a Duke who killed Vindice's wife in a fit of pique when Vindice's wife refused to sleep with the nobleman. Could this be Branagh's part? Either way, it's said that Branagh is so keen to be in on the production, which begins filming in Liverpool in the near future, that he's willing to fit it in before he takes on his next Shakespeare project.

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