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Andrew Lloyd Webber hints at Sunset Boulevard role for Glenn Close

Published 30/07/2015

Glenn Close could be set to appear on stage in the West End in a new production of Sunset Boulevard
Glenn Close could be set to appear on stage in the West End in a new production of Sunset Boulevard

Fatal Attraction star Glenn Close could be heading to the West End in a new production of the hit musical version of Sunset Boulevard, according to its writer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The actress played the part of Norma Desmond, a faded star of the silent screen era, in the original US version of the musical which is based on a classic 1950 film.

Lloyd Webber told The Stage there is a "strong probability" the show will be put on at the London Coliseum, which is home to the English National Opera and which recently hosted Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson.

He said: "Glenn wants to do it and I said to her that if she really wants to, we should get on with it."

The original film is regarded as a cinematic classic. It famously opens with the body of screenwriter Joe Gillis floating in a swimming pool, before a series of flashbacks explain events leading up to his death at Desmond's Hollywood mansion.

It received 11 Oscar nominations and won three for art directing, music and writing.

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