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  His Dark Materials are coming to the theatre
Updated 16 September 2003, 16.10
Philip Pullman
A former James Bond will appear in Philip Pullman's stage version of His Dark Materials.

News of some cast members has just been released.

Timothy Dalton - super-spy Bond in Licence To Kill and Living Daylights - will play wicked Lord Asriel.

Christmas opening

Actress Patricia Hodge, who's been in lots of TV and stage shows over many years, will take the role of Mrs Coulter who uses her beauty to get exactly what she wants.

Actor Timothy Dalton
Actor Timothy Dalton
And Niamh Cusack will play Serafina Pekkala. You might recognise her from dramas like Heartbeat and A&E.

The play of the award-winning trilogy will be split into two parts, and opens at London's National Theatre Olivier on 20 December 2003.

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