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Emma Corrin is following in the footsteps of Tilda Swinton and leading Virginia Woolf’s ‘Orlando’

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Emma Corrin is going from role of a lifetime to another. First entering the public consciousness for their portrayal of a naive Princess Diana in The Crown, Corrin has since gone on to be nominated for an Olivier Award for their performance as a thinly veiled Anna Delvey-character on the West End, and is starring alongside Harry Styles in the highly anticipated queer drama My PolicemanThey're also a Miu Miu muse, so there's that too. But with all of this on their résumé, somehow Corrin has managed to trump it all with their next role which will see them follow in the footsteps of Tilda Swinton and take on Orlando by Virginia Woolf.

Unfortunately for those of us who don't currently have a London address, you're going to have to catch a plane to see Corrin in Orlando. Rather than taking place on the big screen, like in the 1992 adaptation directed by Sally Potter, this particular iteration of Orlando will take place on the stage instead.

Written by Neil Bartlett and helmed by Michael Grandage, this will be the second time Corrin will work side-by-side with Grandage who is steering the ship that is My Policeman.

What is Orlando about?

For those who haven't read Orlando or seen its many adaptations, it was written by Virginia Woolf and published almost a century ago in 1928 as a homage to her lover Vita Sackville-West. It follows Orlando, an androgyne, whose lust for passion, adventure and fulfilment has lifted them out of their own time, allowing them to live for 300 years travelling the world and inexplicably moving through genders. Needless to say, Corrin is the perfect casting for the role and we can't wait to see what they bring to it.

If you're keen to see the stage adaptation of Orlando, it's due to land on the West End sometime in Spring.

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