Mexican heart-throb Gael Garcia Bernal is returning to London to make his
major theatrical debut.
The actor, who played Latin American hero ERNESTO 'CHE' GUEVARA in this
summer's (04) The Motorcycle Diaries, will tread the boards of the British
capital's Almeida Theatre in a translation of FEDERICE GARCIA LORCA's BLOOD
WEDDING next Spring
Bernal lived in London several years ago when he studied at the city's
prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama.
Director RUFUS NORRIS enthuses, "Gael's got a level of humanity about him
that fits the play.
"I met Gael several times and I've always liked he fact that he simply
wants to do good work, is totally embarrassed by what he calls the 'fame thing'
and hates of idea of being labelled a 'hunk' by celebrity magazines."