John Lithgow Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


12th December 2016

Quote: "Thank you for the Critics' Choice Awards for giving me this lovely gift on what happens to be my 35th wedding anniversary. It's for me and my wife, thank you." John Lithgow had double the reason to celebrate his win for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for The Crown at Sunday's (11Dec16) Critics' Choice Awards.


25th June 2014

Fact: Actors Annette Bening, Ellen Burstyn, Lucy Liu, John Lithgow and Nathan Lane and director Oliver Stone were among the stars in the audience for Kenneth Branagh's final Macbeth performance at New York's Park Avenue Armory on Sunday night (22Jun14). The production of the classic Shakespeare play came to an end after a sold-out limited run, which lasted less than three weeks.


19th June 2014

Fact: Bryan Cranston, America Ferrera, Matthew Morrison, Steve Martin, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and John Lithgow were among the stars who turned out for the opening night performance of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at the Delacorte Theater in New York City on Monday night (26Jun14).


3rd June 2014

Quote: "I just finished another project and I was exhausted, and I found it such an icky story. I told my agent I just didn’t want to play something so grotesque." Actor John Lithgow turned down the lead in The Fly. Jeff Goldblum eventually landed the part of Seth Brundle in the 1986 David Cronenberg film.


30th August 2012

Fact: Actor John Lithgow will be spending Christmas in London after signing up to star in a stage production of Sir Arthur Wing Pinero's The Magistrate. The National Theatre show will begin previews at the Olivier Theatre on 14 November (12) and run through January (13).


2nd March 2012

Quote: "For preparation, I'm into athletic training. Building pure stamina. Building voice and breath. Ten pounds must come off. I'm dieting, walking, not taking cabs. Dinner is early afternoon, and nothing else until after the show." Actor John Lithgow is trying to drop the pounds before hitting the stage in upcoming New York City play The Columnist.


13th September 2009

Quote: "So far, I have committed nefarious acts, I have sung a song, and three times I have appeared naked as a jaybird." John Lithgow teases fans with his new role as a killer on TV drama DEXTER.


21st October 2008

Fact: Actor John Lithgow - currently starring alongside Katie Holmes on Broadway - has written a new children's book, called I GOT TWO DOGS.


24th September 2008

Quote: "He's very uxorious; he's been to it about five times already." Actor John Lithgow reveals ALL MY SONS co-star Katie Holmes' husband Tom Cruise is a big fan of her new Broadway play.


28th December 2005

Fact: <p>A host of celebrities including Liza Minnelli, John Lithgow and Barbara Walters will take part in New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's inauguration on New Year's Day (01JAN06). </p>


11th December 2005

Fact: <p>The stormy feud between Disney boss Michael Eisner and Hollywood agent Michael Ovitz is to be immortalised in movie form - John Lithgow and Alec Baldwin are in talks to play the tempestuous twosome in TWO BLIND MICE . </p>


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