Sienna Miller to appear in World War Two play

Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:14am EST
 
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LONDON (Reuters) - British actress Sienna Miller will star in World War Two stage drama "Flare Path," written by Terence Rattigan and based on his experiences as a gunner in Bomber Command.

She will be directed by Trevor Nunn at the Theater Royal Haymarket in London's West End in a production chosen to coincide with the centenary of Rattigan's birth in 1911.

The playwright later adapted Flare Path, which was first performed in London during the war in 1942, into a screenplay resulting in the 1945 movie "The Way to the Stars," featuring Michael Redgrave and John Mills.

The plot of the stage version centers around a love triangle that develops between Teddy, a young bomber pilot, his actress wife Patricia and a heartthrob movie star Peter.

Miller, 29, is the latest British film star to tread the boards in the West End. Keira Knightley opens in "The Children's Hour" next month, and Jude Law, formerly Miller's partner, played the title role in "Hamlet" in 2009.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)

 
<p>Actress Sienna Miller poses at the Esquire House LA grand opening benefit for the International Medical Corps in Los Angeles, California October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Fred Prouser</p>