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From Bond to ‘Macbeth’: Daniel Craig to return to Broadway stage

From Bond to ‘Macbeth’: Daniel Craig to return to Broadway stage

Cast member Daniel Craig arrives at the world premiere of the new James Bond film "No Time To Die" at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, September 28, 2021.

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The 'James Bond' star and seasoned stage actor is set to play the murderous Macbeth on Broadway next year

James Bond star Daniel Craig has chosen his next act.

The British actor, whose fifth turn as the British secret service agent had its world premiere in London on Tuesday, September 28, is to play the ambitious and murderous Macbeth on Broadway next year, producers said on Wednesday, September 29.

The new production, with British actress Ruth Negga playing Lady Macbeth, will begin performances on March 29 for a limited 15-week run.

Craig, 53, who played Bond for the last time in No Time to Die, is a seasoned stage actor, appearing on Broadway in 2013 couple’s drama Betrayal, and in multiple stage productions in London.

The new staging of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is being produced by Bond movie producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. Tickets went on sale on Wednesday.

“Daniel is not only a great film actor but a magnificent theatre actor as well. I am thrilled that he will be supporting the return of Broadway playing this iconic role,” Broccoli said in a statement.

Dozens of Broadway plays and musicals reopened in September after an unprecedented 18-month shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. – Rappler.com