Geoffrey Rush is set to star in Vadim Jean’s musical feature CONSIDER YOURSELF. The King’s Speech star will portray composer-lyricist Lionel Bart, best known for creating the book, music and lyrics for the musical Oliver!
Rush will be joining fellow actors Stephen Fry, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan, Matt Lucas, Michelle Dockery and Al Weaver.
The musical follows Bart’s life as he becomes the the first person to have three West End musicals running, despite his inability to read or write music, and his subsequent fall from grace.
The script was written by Elliot Davis, the award-winning composer of Loserville: The Musical and Best Friends And Butterflies. Paul Brooks and Vadim Jean are set to produce with Tony Award-winning choreographer Peter Darling also on board.
Rush is recognizably known as Barbossa in the Pirates of The Caribbean franchise. He is also credited with roles in Mystery Men, The Book Thief and Shakespeare In Love and voice acting in Finding Nemo, Legends of the Guardians, and Green Lantern.
Olivia Diaz | Film Journalist