James Earl Jones is ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ around London

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James Earl Jones is currently playing London’s West End in the UK production of Driving Miss Daisy. The play opened today (Sept 26) at the Wyndham Theatre, prior to an official opening date of Oct. 5, while running through Dec. 17

Jones was last seen on the London stage reprising his Broadway performance as Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He won Tony Awards for the Broadway productions of The Great White Hope and Fences and a Tony nomination for the revival of On Golden Pond. Other Broadway credits include Master Harold and the Boys, Of Mice and Men and The Iceman Cometh. Film credits include “The Great White Hope” (for which he received an Oscar nomination), “Dr. Strangelove,” “Coming To America,” “The Hunt for Red October,” “Patriot Games,” “Clear and Present Danger” and “Field of Dreams.” On television his credits include “Gabriel’s Fire” and “Heat Wave,” receiving Emmy Awards for both, “The Defenders,” “Two and a Half Men” and “House.” He is well known for his voiceover work with perhaps the most prominent roles being Darth Vader in the “Star Wars” films and the voice of Mufasa in Disney’s “The Lion King.”


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