Jason Connery woos industry insiders
Actor hires theatre to showcase himself
In an attempt to drum up some interest in his less than spectacular acting career, Jason Connery, son of Sir Sean, is putting on a play to an audience made up purely of movers and shakers from the movie business. The former Robin Hood actor, who at 38 is still firmly in the shadow of his father, is putting on a production of a new play called Faithful Dealing at the Soho Theatre. The actor is hoping to attract some investment both for himself and for the play, intriguingly billed as an ‘erotic political thriller,’ about the death of the Elizabethan playwright and spy Christopher Marlowe. Connery will play the lead role of spymaster Thomas Walsingham. Although only 20 tickets for this performance were made available for those not on the exclusive guest list of industry insiders, the public is not exactly beating at the doors of the theatre and there are plenty of tickets available. Sir Sean was expected to drop in on his son’s play sometime in the week. (peoplenews.com)
Jason Connery returns to London stage in bursary production 29-12-2000
Jason Connery will appear in a workshop production of Faithful Dealing, a new play by Rowan Joffe, the son of film maker Roland. Chronicling the death of Christopher Marlowe, the political thriller will be seen by an invited audience at Soho Theatre from January 24-27. The play has been developed by Dominic Madden who has just won an award from the new producers bursary scheme run by the Theatre Investment Fund in association with the Society of London Theatre. The son of Sean Connery last appeared in the West End in Trelawney of the Wells at the Comedy Theatre in 1992. He also won an Olivier Award for Best Newcomer for his performance in Journey's End. (London Theatre News)
Connery jnr makes trial West End return 22-12-2000
Jason Connery will return to the West End next month to appear in a new play about the death of the 16th century writer Christopher Marlowe. Mr Connery's last London stage appearance was in Trelawny of the Wells at the Comedy six years ago. His role in Faithful Dealing by Rowan Joffe, son of film director Roland Joffe, will only be seen by invited audiences at the Soho Theatre from January 24 to 27. It amounts to a pilot of the new play which young producer Dominic Madden has been working on with Joffe for the past two years. If it is a success, they intend to bring it to a wider audience.