Twenty-three-year-old Lady Bird actor Timothée Chalamet is set to appear on the London stage in 2020 and his fans are over the moon. From 6th April – 23rd May 2020, he’ll be starring in Amy Herzog’s acclaimed play 4000 Miles, at London’s Old Vic.
Tickets are selling fast, no doubt thanks to Chalamet’s dedicated fanbase. Since his big break, Call Me By Your Name, the coming of age tale about a teenage boy’s love affair with an older man, Chalamet has become Gen Z’s heartthrob. He’s undeniably handsome (those angles could cut glass), but it’s his sensitivity, quirkiness and intellect that’s won millions of girls and boys over. He’s the anti-hunk, if you like.
Thankfully it’s not just his looks that have got the young actor where he is, he’s genuinely talented, clocking up several awards and nominations – he even won the acclaimed New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for Call Me By Your Name. This winter he stars alongside the new generation A-list (Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh) in the 2019 Little Women remake, set to be one of the year’s biggest films.
In London he’ll be taking to the stage with theatre royalty alongside the legendary Dame Eileen Atkins who’s starred in the likes of Doc Martin, Upstairs Downstairs, The Crown and countless theatre productions. At 84, she’s still the grande dame of the stage.
4000 Miles follows 21-year-old Leo and his best friend as they cycle from the West Coast to New York City. Leo eventually shows up at his grandmother’s doorstep in Manhattan in the middle of the night. While Leo is just entering adulthood and his grandmother is coming to the end of her life, the two find a special, emotional bond. We’re sure Dame Eileen is going to be a huge inspiration to Timothée on and off the stage, too.
4000 Miles runs from 11th April – 23rd May 2020 at the Old Vic Theatre, The Cut, Lambeth, London SE1 8NB
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