Peter Dinklage Is Richard III at Public in Fall

News   Peter Dinklage Is Richard III at Public in Fall
Peter Dinklage, the 34-year-old "The Station Agent" actor who stands at 4-foot-6-inches, will play "the character actor's Hamlet," better known as Richard III, at the Public Theater this fall, Variety reported.

Dinklage, for years a fixture in downtown New York theatre, recently became an unlikely film star through the critical success of the independent film "The Station Agent," in which he co-starred with Patricia Clarkson and Bobby Cannavale. He followed up this triumph with a role in Will Ferrell's hit holiday film "Elf." Producers and playwrights have previously looked past Dinklage's height to take gambles on his often vaunted acting prowess and on-stage charisma. Actor-playwright Patrick Breen cast him in the lead role of his Off-Broadway play Marking. In 2000, he co-starred in the Marc Spitz play, I Wanna Be Adored. Other Off-Broadway credits include "Pericles," Jonathan Marc Sherman's "Hollywood," "Imperfect Love," "A Misty Christmas", and "Saint Stanislaus Outside The House."

On March 8, Dinklage was one of many stars to act in a benefit performance of Neil LaBute's Autobahn.

Peter de Bois directs.

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