Lily James
Lily James
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According to Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail, Cinderella stars Lily James and Richard Madden have been signed up by Kenneth Branagh to play star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet in the West End next year.

The production will play at the Garrick Theatre in the Spring of 2016 and reunites the pair who worked with Branagh on the new live-action Disney blockbuster, Cinderella.

James has been seen on screen recently playing Lady Rose in Downton Abbey, whilst Madden is best known for playing Robb Stark in Game of Thrones.

The production will be launched at the Garrick in October and forms part of a season of three productions in the West End helmed by Branagh. The season will also include a production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, which Branagh will direct before taking to the stage himself in a revival of John Osborne's post-war drama The Entertainer, directed by Rob Ashford.

Lily Allen and Richard Madden in Disney's Cinderella
Lily Allen and Richard Madden in Disney's Cinderella
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