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Brendan Coyle and Harry Potter star cast in West End revival of Mojo

Brendan Coyle
Brendan Coyle

IRISH-Scottish actor Brendan Coyle is returning to the stage in a major West End revival of Jez Butterworth’s award-winning play Mojo.

The setting of the play is a 1950’s Soho club and it follows the troubles of an up and coming rock singer who falls into the eerie underworld of the club.

Coyle joins a stellar cast including Rupert Grint (Harry Potter), Daniel Mays (Trelawny of the Wells, Mrs Biggs) and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall, Hamlet).

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Previews of the production will begin at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre on October 26.

An accomplished actor, Coyle studied drama in Dublin before accepting a scholarship to study at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in Britain.

In 1999 Coyle won an Oliver Award for Conor McPherson’s The Weir, but he is more recently well-known for his role as John Bates in period drama Downtown Abbey, for which he received award nominations including BAFTA, IFTA and a Primetime Emmy.

His next project is a film, Noble,  a biopic about Christina Noble, a heroine in Irish society. The film follows the three phases of her life, which begins with her upbringing in the brutal Magdalene Laundries.

Ian Rickson, who directed Mojo when it premiered at the Royal Court in 1995, will direct the production designed by Ultz for its second run.

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