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Andy Nyman joins Wicked movie

The award-winning musical star will play a pivotal role in the upcoming screen adaptation

Andy Nyman, © Dan Wooller
Andy Nyman, © Dan Wooller

Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories, Fiddler on the Roof) has joined the forthcoming big screen adaptation of Wicked. 

The actor will take on the role of Governor Thropp in the flick – the character is the father of Nessarose and Elphaba, and a senior figure in Munchkinland.

Nyman said today: “I am beyond thrilled to finally be able to announce that I am playing Governor Thropp in the upcoming Wicked movie. Filming it was a truly remarkable experience. Such joy.”

Nyman will soon be seen back on stage in the new revival of Hello, Dolly! opposite Imelda Staunton.

Other credits include Hangmen on Broadway, while Nyman also directed Unbelievable, written by Derren Brown. He also had big screen appearances in the likes of Judy. 

Wicked, led by Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande and based on the beloved Broadway and West End musical of the same name, has been split into two film releases (the first set for November 2024).

It is based on the hit novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, Wicked tells the story of two unlikely university friends in the land of Oz, one destined to become Glinda The Good and the other, the Wicked Witch of the West. Wicked writers Winnie Holzman (book) and Stephen Schwartz (score) are collaborating on the screenplay.