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Theater fans attending a performance of The Drowned Man in London this week were treated to a surprise dash of Hollywood star power, as The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s Andrew Garfield popped up in the ensemble in an unannounced cameo.
Photos of the actor in full costume, chewing a toothpick and looking sultry, spread on Twitter and Instagram Wednesday.
Produced by theater company Punchdrunk — best known for its site-specific, interactive show Sleep No More, which has been performed in a block of Manhattan warehouses since 2011 — The Drowned Man takes place in a four-story former office building near London’s Paddington station, where the space has been refitted to resemble a 1960s Hollywood film studio. The production has a cast of 40, who roam freely through the building for a nightly audience of 600. The lead characters play out a loose tragic love story set in the seedy studio. On Tuesday night, Garfield was among the supporting cast who embellish and add sideline intrigues to the main narrative.
Garfield, now 30, was born in Los Angeles but grew up in Surrey in Southern England. He started his acting career on the stage, playing Romeo at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. In 2012, he was nominated for a Tony for his portrayal of Biff Loman in Mike Nichols‘ Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman.
Garfield and Spider-Man co-star Emma Stone were also recently spotted riding bikes around Beijing’s Forbidden City during their promotional trip to the Chinese capital.
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