1980s Dallas heart-throb Patrick Duffy visits Birmingham & he looks so different

Actor Patrick Duffy is starring in a live theatre performance at the Alexandra Theatre and he looks so different from his Bobby Ewing days
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Record-breaking production Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose is currently playing at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham.

It’s the stage adaptation of the classic 1957 film and the cast includes Patrick Duffy who played Bobby Ewing in 1980s American soap opera Dallas. Duffy also starred in Man from Atlantis.

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And he isn’t the only familiar TV face in the show. There’s also Tristan Gemmill who played Robert Preston in Coronation Street and Dr Adam Truemna on Casualty, Michael Greco from Eastenders, Ben Nealon from Soldier Soldier, Gary Webster from Minder and FAmily Affairs and Gray O’Brien from Coronation Street and Peak Practice.

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Patrick Duffy

The 1957 film version of Twelve Angry Young Men starred Henry Fonda as the juror who fights for justice. Considered one of the great ‘must-sees’ of all time, this gripping knife-edge courtroom thriller follows a jury who have murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a huge dilemma, as prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial, and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax.

Patrick Duffy stars as Juror number 8 - the role that Henry Fonda made famous. Patrick has captivated audiences on televisions for more than 45 years, from playing Bobby Ewing over 14 seasons, and Mark Harris in The Man from Atlantis. Aged 74, it’s no wonder the looks different to his 1980s heart-throb role.

Patrick Duffy acting as Juror Number 8 in Twelve Angry Young Men at The Alexandra, BirminghamPatrick Duffy acting as Juror Number 8 in Twelve Angry Young Men at The Alexandra, Birmingham
Patrick Duffy acting as Juror Number 8 in Twelve Angry Young Men at The Alexandra, Birmingham

The Twelve Angry Young Men theatre production arrived at The Alexandra, Birmingham on October 30 and is in town until November 4. You can find out more information and book tickets here: Twelve Angry Young Men at The Alexandra, Birmingham

Here’s a few more details about the rest of the cast of Twelve Angry Young Men at The Alexandra, Birmingham

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Tristan Gemmill stars as Juror number 3. Best known for his long-running roles as beleaguered Bistro owner Robert Preston in Coronation Street, and Emergency Consultant Dr Adam Trueman in BBC’s flagship medical drama Casualty. Tristan also appeared in London’s Burning, The Bill, Poirot, Atlantis, Strictly Confidential, Cape Wrath, Where the Heart Is, Grass, Death in Paradise, and Call the Midwife. Tristan’s most recent appearance in the West End was playing the title role in The Bodyguard opposite Beverly Knight and Alexandra Burke. Other West End credits include Rope, Dangerous Corner and Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell.  Film credits include: The Jacket, with Keira Knightley and Adrian Brody, Flying Blind opposite Helen McCrory.

Michael Greco returns to the stage as Juror number 7. Most recently, Michael appeared in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Due for release this Autumn) and in Wolverhampton Grand’s pantomime as Abanazar in Aladdin. Best known for his role in EastEnders as Beppe Di Marco, and The Dumping Ground (BBC), African Queens (Netflix), Chasing Shadows (ITV), Doctors (BBC), Revenge (ABC TV), Golden Hour (BBC) amongst others. Michael also starred as Billy Flynn in Chicago (West End), as well as many feature films.

Dallas stars Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman attend the cocktail party for the “CBS at 75” television gala at the Hammerstein Ballroom November 2, 2003 in New York City. Dallas stars Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman attend the cocktail party for the “CBS at 75” television gala at the Hammerstein Ballroom November 2, 2003 in New York City.
Dallas stars Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman attend the cocktail party for the “CBS at 75” television gala at the Hammerstein Ballroom November 2, 2003 in New York City.

Ben Nealon stars as Juror number 12. Best known for his 4-year stint in Soldier, Soldier (ITV) as Captain Jeremy Forsythe, Ben also appeared in The Bill (Talkback Thames); Dream Team (Sky One); Kidnapped in the Killing Fields (Channel 4); Doctors, Casualty and Eastenders (all BBC). Stage credits include Catch Me If You Can (UK Tour), The Cat and the Canary (UK Tour), The Case of the Frightened Lady (UK Tour), And Then There Were None (UK Tour) amongst others.On the silver screen, his film credits include The Loneliest Boy in the World (Future Artists Entertainment); The Rising (Kaleidoscope Films); The Locker (Freeform Films); When Only Love Still Counts (FFP Media).

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Twelve Angry Young Men theatre show

Gary Webster plays Juror number 6. Known for his roles in Real Women, Hollyoaks, The Bill, EastEnders and for playing Gary Costello in the Channel 5 soap Family Affairs for which he won a prestigious British Soap award for ‘Best Storyline’ and probably best remembered for playing Ray Daley opposite George Cole in ITV’s Minder series for 4 years.  Gary’s stage credits include: Kay Mellor’s A Passionate Woman (West End, Harold Pinter Theatre), The Cat and The Canary(UK Tour), and Dial M for Murder and Pygmalion at Theatre Royal Windsor.

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Gray O’Brien stars as Juror number 10. Gray is known for regular television roles including Coronation Street, Peak Practice, Casualty, The Loch and Doctor Who, as well as extensive stage credits including The Case of the Frightened Lady (UK Tour), The Sound of Music (UK Tour), Dead Simple (UK Tour), The Perfect Murder, Sleuth (West End, Apollo Theatre), The Slab Boys, Don Juan andCatch Me If You Can(UK Tour).

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