Published On: Wed, Jan 8th, 2014

Rachel Weisz Breaks A Broadway Record

Weisz starred alongside her real-life husband, Daniel Craig, better known as the current James Bond in a  revival of Harold Pinter’s play Betrayal breaking  box office records.

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Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig / Getty

The undoubted drawing power and chemistry of one of the UK’s most successful couples in the world of entertainment,  Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig played to packed houses during the entire  fourteen week run of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal.

Betrayal ran  at the 1096 seat Ethel Barrymore theater from 1 October until 5 January 2014, with box office receipts totaling $17.5 million for the length of the run, in the process setting  a new Broadway record by bringing in $1.44m in a single week making for  the highest-grossing non-musical in history.

Tickets for Betrayal, based around the true story of English playwright and Nobel Prize winner’s  extramarital affair with Joan Bakewell a well-known BBC television presenter during the late 1970s brought in top prices of between $275 and $499 consistently during its run.

Betrayal took the prize for being the second most successful Broadway show for 2013 behind Lucky Guy written by the late  Nora Ephron’s play with Tom Hanks taking the starring role.  Lucky Guy grossed  slightly less than $23 million, although it did run  for four weeks longer than Betrayal in a theatre with 160 more seating capacity.


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Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig / Getty

Rachel Weisz first came to public attention in the UK during the early 1990s, on the small screen, appearing in a number of TV series.

Rachelmade her film début in Death Machine in 1994, going on to appear in in the film Chain Reaction two years later. Appearances which led to her being offered a more high profile role in the films The Mummy and its follow-up The Mummy Returns.

Ms. Weisz has also appeared in About a Boy, Constantine, Enemy at the Gates, the Fountain and the Constant Gardener, a role for which she an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors’ Guild award for best supporting actress in 2006, as well as the BAFTA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year in the same year.


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