John Malkovich headed for Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Hollywood star will direct a celebration of Harold Pinter.

John Malkovich is to make his Edinburgh debut at this year’s Fringe Festival, putting together a theatrical piece on the life and works of playwright Harold Pinter.

The play, A Celebration Of Harold Pinter, will be based on the English writer’s plays as well as the story of the man’s life as told by Julian Sands, an actor who worked with him just before his death in 2008. Sands will also perform in the show.

Malkovich, a friend of the writer’s despite their political differences, has previously directed a number of Pinter plays as part of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.


Malkovich‘s screen credits include Dangerous Liasons, Of Mice and Men, Con Air, Changeling and Being John Malkovich. The latter, written by Charlie Kauffman, is about a puppeteer who enters the actor’s mind.

He was nominated for Oscars for his roles in Places in the Heart and In The Line Of Fire.

Malkovich can next be seen in Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, released in the UK on June 29.