TV celebrity will appear in Amelie, which starts its UK tour in SW19
Strictly Come Dancing favourite and television actor Danny Mac (above) has been confirmed to join the UK tour of Amélie The Musical, which launches its UK tour in Wimbledon in May.
Joining French-Canadian stage and screen star Audrey Brisson as Amélie Poulain, Danny Mac will play the sweet daydreamer Nino Quincampoix from May 22 in a musical based on the 2001 five-time Oscar-nominated film, Amélie is the story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind.
She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Although times are hard for dreamers, Amélie is someone to believe in…
Danny Mac captured the nation's hearts during his time on flagship entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing in 2016, with a series of perfect scores taking him to the final. Having begun his performing career at an early age in Cameron Mackintosh's tour of Les Miserables, he reprised the role a year later in the West End. His other theatre credits include Wicked (West End), Legally Blonde (Curve Theatre), On The Town (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), White Christmas (Leicester Curve) and his award-winning turn in Sunset Boulevard (UK Tour).
Audrey Brisson’s theatre credits include: The Elephantom, Pinocchio and Pericles (National Theatre), Midnight's Pumpkin and The Wild Bride (Kneehigh), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Kensington Gardens), Dead Dog in a Suitcase & Other Love Songs (Kneehigh), Romeo and Juliet (Rose Theatre, Kingston), The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (Kneehigh), The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic), The Strada (UK Tour & The Other Palace). Her film credits include: Hereafter directed by Clint Eastwood and W.E. directed by Madonna. Television includes: Outlander (Amazon), Money (BBC Two). Radio includes the title role in Amy Dorrit (BBC Radio).
The original film, Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain, took more than $33 million in a limited theatrical release, it is to date the highest-grossing French-language film released in the United States, and one of the biggest international successes for a French film.
Amélie won Best Film at the European Film Awards, four César Awards in 2002 (including Best Film and Best Director), two BAFTA Awards (including Best Original Screenplay), and was nominated for five Academy Awards, including best foreign language film.
March 15, 2019