Samantha hits the stage: Kim Cattrall to star in Noël Coward’s Private Lives this fall

Samantha hits the stage: Kim Cattrall to star in Noël Coward’s Private Lives this fall

Kim Cattrall stars as Amanda in Private Lives (Image: Nobby Clark) 

Sex and the City’s one-woman Canadian contingent, Kim Cattrall, is set to star in the Noël Coward play Private Lives at the Royal Alex this fall. During the show’s run in London last year, Cattrall, no stranger to the stage, received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Amanda, the alluring newlywed who runs away with an ex while honeymooning in Deauville. But Cattrall, a British-Canadian who grew up in Vancouver, won’t stop in Hogtown for long—the play is slated for a run on Broadway after its Toronto debut.

Cattrall’s previous theatrical roles have been marked departures from the sexpot image of Sex in the City‘s Samantha Jones: in 2006 she starred as Donny, a housewife whose marriage unravels in a production of David Mamet’s The Cryptogram in London, and in 2005 she played Claire Harrison, a bed-bound quadriplegic with a death wish in Brian Clark’s Whose Life is It Anyway, also in London and directed by Peter Hall. Cattrall has been gushing to the press about her role in Private Lives. She told the CBC:

“You see this woman who still has so much hope and curiosity. To play someone like that and also give her my own little spin of determination and guts and stubbornness—it’s a very good combination.”

Inappropriate romantic liaisons and infidelity? Perhaps her stage roles are moving a little closer to her screen ones.

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• Kim Cattrall to hit Toronto stage in Private Lives [CBC News]