Timothée Chalamet to Make London Stage Debut With '4000 Miles'

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Timothée Chalamet

The Oscar nominee will appear alongside Eileen Atkins in the Old Vic production of Amy Herzog's Pulitzer-nominated drama.

Timothée Chalamet is to tread London's boards for the very first time, making his British stage debut next year in a production of 4000 Miles at the Old Vic Theatre.

The star — an Oscar nominee for Call Me by Your Name, recently seen in Netflix's The King and due to open next month in Greta Gerwig's Little Women remake — will appear alongside Eileen Atkins (The Crown) in Amy Herzog's play.

The 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist is set in the New York apartment of a woman whose 21-year-old grandson unexpectedly turns up on her doorstep in the middle of the night after losing a friend during a disastrous cross-country bike trip.

The play originally ran off-Broadway in 2011, and again in 2012, making its European premiere the following year at the Theatre Royal, Bath.

The Old Vic's artistic director Matthew Warchus will stage 4000 Miles, due to begin previews April 6 ahead of an April 16 opening night, in an engagement scheduled to run through May 23. 

Chalamet has been absent from the stage since turning heads with his leading role, opposite Robert Sean Leonard, in the off-Broadway premiere of John Patrick Shanley's autobiographical drama Prodigal Son in 2016. He won a Lucille Lortel Award — the top prize for off-Broadway theater — for that production, beating out such veterans as Ed Harris and Reed Birney to take the honors for lead actor in a play.

Three-time Olivier Award winner Atkins currently is starring opposite Jonathan Pryce in the Broadway transfer of Florian Zeller's The Height of the Storm, while Warchus is directing Campbell Scott on Broadway in Jack Thorne's adaptation of A Christmas Carol, which has its official opening tonight.