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Bradley Cooper’s play heading to London stage

'American Sniper' star Bradley Cooper will take his play 'Elephant Man' to London's Theatre Royal Haymarket in May.

By: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles |
January 25, 2015 11:46:04 pm
Bradley Cooper Cooper is nominated in Best Actor category at the upcoming 87th Academy Awards for his performance in ‘American Sniper’.

‘American Sniper’ star Bradley Cooper will take his play ‘Elephant Man’ to London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket in May.

The play will start from May 19 and run till August 8 after its Broadway run will conclude on February 21, reported Aceshowbiz.

The 40-year-old actor plays a man named John Merrick, who has some body deformities. Instead of using prosthetics, the actor contorts his face and limbs to portray the character.

“Never did we think we would have the privilege to perform this show on Broadway, let alone in London. I’m honoured that Alessandro Nivola, Patricia Clarkson, the entire company and I have the opportunity to continue to tell his story,” Cooper said in a statement.

Nivola plays a surgeon, who is also Merrick’s friend while Clarkson plays an actress, who introduces Merrick to high class society.

Cooper is nominated in Best Actor category at the upcoming 87th Academy Awards for his performance in ‘American Sniper’.

He is vying for the trophy against Benedict Cumberbatch (‘The Imitation Game’), Eddie Redmayne (‘The Theory of Everything’), Michael Keaton (‘Birdman’) and Steve Carell (‘Foxcatcher’).

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