Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen Will Star in BBC's "The Dresser"

News   Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen Will Star in BBC's "The Dresser" Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen will star in a new screen version of Sir Ronald Harwood's The Dresser for the BBC, according to London's Telegraph.

Sir Richard Eyre will direct. A broadcast date has yet to be announced.

McKellen will star in the title role with Hopkins as the actor-manager, known as Sir.

The Dresser, about a lead actor’s relationship with his dresser, was inspired by Harwood’s own time working as a dresser for Donald Wolfit. The play was made into a successful film starring Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay in 1983.

The Dresser was seen on Broadway in 1981 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, co-starring Tom Courtenay as Norman and Paul Rogers as Sir. Directed by Michael Elliott, the production received Tony nominations for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play (Courtenay).

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