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British acting dynasties to join forces on London stage

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Apr 16, 2014 | 4:34am EDT

Members of Britain's most famous theatrical families will come together on the London stage when Vanessa Redgrave's granddaughter makes her debut alongside Jack Fox. Daisy Bevan, daughter of Nip/Tuck star Joely Richardson, is following her mother and grandmother into the family business after landing a leading role in a stage production of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. The title character will be played by Fox, who is also a member of one of the U.K.'s most famous acting dynasties - his father is James Fox, his brother is Lawrence Fox, and he is the cousin of Freddie and Emilia Fox. It will also mark the actor's professional stage debut, and Fox admits he has asked his father for advice. He tells the London Evening Standard newspaper, "He has wonderful pearls of wisdom. He said, 'Think about what your character wants in every scene and if you do that you will be able to get into his head a little bit'. My dad's a model professional and a perfect dad. He's my idol. My family have always been there for me." Bevan is equally as thrilled to get her big break in theatre: "I was very excited to get my first theatre job. The world of theatre is so different from film acting. Being in a rehearsal room is electrifyingly exciting. But there's an added pressure because of the work my family does. What if I'm the black sheep, the one who can't do it?" The play will open at the Riverside Studios in London on Thursday (17Apr14).

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