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'I love London': Katie Holmes reveals her ambition to act on the West End

London Evening Standard
By Tom Teodorczuk

Katie Holmes has revealed her ambition to act in the West End.

The actress filmed in London last summer and said she now is keen to act on stage in the capital. Holmes, 35, has carved out a career in independent film and theatre since her divorce from ex-husband Tom Cruise in 2012 and has appeared twice on Broadway.

At the Cinema Society premiere of her new film Miss Meadows at New York’s NeueHouse venue, Holmes told the Standard: “I would love to act in the West End. It would be great for that to happen.

“I love London and hope to be back soon.”

Coincidentally Tom Cruise has recently been filming Mission Impossible 5 in London.

Holmes, who filmed Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins in London a decade ago, returned to London in June to film art drama The Woman in Gold in West Kensington alongside Helen Mirren and Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern.

Holmes added she wants to work with London-based director-actor Simon McBurney, who directed her in a Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons in 2008 alongside John Lithgow. She said: “I’d love to work with Simon McBurney again. He’s a wonderful director.”

In Miss Meadows, to be released in Britain next year, Holmes plays a gun-toting vigilante but said the film was not a commentary on gun control in America. She said: “My character is a vigilante and kills people that are harmful to children and society but it’s just an entertainment, a dark comedy.”

Holmes added of her recent time in London: “It was such a beautiful time of year. I went to Hyde Park which was gorgeous and I went to a great pub, “ although she added,” I can’t remember the name of it!”