Chris Rankin's 'Hedda Gabler' to debut

  April 19, 2004 at 9:35 AM ET
  Cheeser     The Leaky Cauldron (via BBC)

Actor Chris Rankinopens in new window (Percy Weasley) debuts his new theatre company's first playopens in new window, Hedda Gabler, this weekend.

In addition to directing and producing, Chris plays a character in the production. "I'm learning very fast about how a to run a company and do all the complicated things, like trying to get hold of the set, designing the programmes, looking after the cast and making sure everyone's happy," he told the BBC.

The play is a tragedy exploring the role of women in the nineteenth century. Hypocrisy and double moral standards are explored by dramatising the hidden conflicts in society by opening the doors to the private rooms of the bourgeois homes.

Rankin portrays the romantic lead Loevburg in the play. Read more about his company, Painted Horseopens in new window.

Update: This play has since been performed, and pictures are availableopens in new window on


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