showbusiness is no different to any other family firm, with kids
following their parents into the business from generation to generation.
Redgraves are probably our foremost theatrical dynasty, of course,
followed by father and son directors Sir Peter and Edward
Sir Peter is currently directing a revival of Mrs Warren's Profession
at the Strand, with his own daughter Rebecca Hall as Mrs
Warren's daughter, young Ed's new production of Macbeth,
starring Sean Bean in the title role and Samantha Bond
as Lady M, has just opened at the Albery.
America's finest are sending us their siblings and progeny to test
their acting mettle on the West End stage, too.
in the summer we had Broadway actress Blythe Danner's daughter
(better known as Gwyneth Paltrow) at the Donmar in Proof,
as well as Casey Affleck (brother of Ben) and Summer Phoenix
(sister of the late River and Joaquin) in This Is Our Youth.
new cast of This Is Our Youth
Lonergan's play now returns to the West End's Garrick Theatre,
opening tonight (following previews) with Colin Hanks (son
of Tom) and Kieran Culkin (brother of Macaulay) starring
alongside Alison Lohman (soon to be seen in the film White
Entertainment reporter Amanda Hussain meets
the rest of the cast of This Is Our Youth
(3,987 Kb/ 02'19")
star as a trio of rich but bored New York kids who unexpectedly
find they have $15,000 stolen dollars to blow in this award-winning
comedy, directed by Laurence Boswell who spent the summer
directing Madonna in Up for Grabs.
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