Sean Martinfield Arts Contributor
Jonathan Pryce, the two-time Tony Award-winning actor of stage and screen, stars in a new production of Harold Pinter’s acclaimed play, THE CARETAKER opening Wednesday, March 28th at the Curran Theatre and running through April 22nd. With this production, Pryce joins the pantheon of legendary actors who have played the part of the enigmatic drifter, “Davies”. Directed by Christopher Morahan, the play opened first at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre in October 2009 and then moved to London’s West End. It has been acclaimed as one of the finest versions ever produced.
Jonathan Pryce (right) and Alex Hassell. Photo, Shane Reid
Harold Pinter – described as an original, disturbing, and arresting talent – brings the play’s three characters to life in one of his greatest psychological dramas. An elderly tramp finds lodging in the derelict home of a mentally challenged younger man and his brother. Their interactions expose struggles and fears which alternate between terror and hilarity. The result: something close to the unbearable.
ABOUT JONATHAN PRYCE
Jonathan Pryce is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning actor, known for his outstanding performances on both stage and screen. Pryce was awarded an honorary doctorate from Liverpool University in 2006, and in 2009 he was awarded the C.B.E in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
His theatre work includes Comedians (Tony Award/Best Actor), Hamlet (Olivier Award/Best Actor), Miss Saigon (Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier and Outer Circle Critics Awards/Best Actor in a Musical), Oliver! My Fair Lady, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? Glengarry Glen Ross, Dimetos and his recent landmark performance as “Davies” in The Caretaker.
JONATHAN PRYCE and HAROLD PINTER
Pryce’s film credits include: Voyage of the Damned, Breaking Glass (Evening Standard Awards/Best Newcomer), Something Wicked This Way Comes, Barbarians at the Gate (Emmy and Golden Globe Nominations/Best Actor), The Age of Innocence, Glengarry Glen Ross, Carrington (Cannes Film Festival and Evening Standard Awards/Best Actor and BAFTA Award nomination), Evita, and three films directed by Terry Gilliam: Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and The Brothers Grimm. He also played James Bond villain “Elliot Carver” in Tomorrow Never Dies. More recent film credits include: Hysteria, Bedtime Stories, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, My Zinc Bed, Leatherheads, De-Lovely, What A Girl Wants and The Affair of the Necklace. Pryce is also recognized as “Governor Weatherby Swann” in the Pirates of the Caribbean productions: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End. Jonathan recently filmed G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
Pryce’s television work includes: The Man from the Pru, Selling Hitler, Great Moments in Aviation, Baker Street Irregulars, Thicker Than Water and “Mr Buxton” in Cranford: Return to Cranford (Emmy Nomination /Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama).
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