1. Bond girl Gemma Arterton joins The Little Dog Laughed

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-09-25

    Gemma Arterton, known best for her role as Bond girl Agent Strawberry Fields in last year’s Quantum of Solace, will be making her West End stage debut early next year.

    Gemma Arterton

    Gemma Arterton

    What’s On Stage reports that Arterton will join Rupert Friend and Tamsin Greig in the UK premiere of Douglas Carter Beane’s Tony Award-winning Broadway comedy The Little Dog Laughed, which opens on 20 January 2010 at the Garrick Theatre.

    Preview performances of the play are scheduled to commence on 8 January.

    The Little Dog Laughed is a cautionary tale of Hollywood film actor Mitchell (Friend) who wants to come out of the closet, his agent Diane (Greig) who wants him to stay in it and the love triangle created when Mitch falls for rent boy Alex, who has a girlfriend named Ellen (Arterton).

    Arterton first made her stage debut as Rosaline in the Globe’s 2007 production of Love’s Labour’s Lost.

    The Little Dog Laughed will be directed by Jamie Lloyd, whose other West End credits include Three Days of Rain, Piaf and the Pinter double bill of The Lover and The Collection.

    Ticket prices range from £19.00 to £59.50. For further information, visit What’s On Stage.

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