Cleopatra played by Eve Best
Antony & Cleopatra (2014)
Written by: William Shakespeare
Eve returns to the Globe as Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra.
Eve trained at Oxford University and RADA.
Previous work for Shakespeare’s Globe includes: Macbeth (director); Much Ado About Nothing and Macbeth.
Other theatre credits include: The Duchess of Malfi (The Old Vic); The Homecoming (Broadway: Nominee for Best Actress, Tony Awards 2009, Winner of Outstanding Ensemble Performance – Drama Desk Award 2008); Moon for the Misbegotten (Broadway/ Old Vic, Outer Critics Circle Awards: Best Actress); Hedda Gabler (Oliver Award: Best Actress and Critic Circle Award: Best Actress) As You Like It (Sheffield Crucible and RSC); Mourning Becomes Electra (National Theatre, Critics Circle Award: Best Actress); Three Sisters, The Coast Of Utopia, The Heiress, The Cherry Orchard (National Theatre); The Misanthrope (Chichester); ‘Tis Piy She’s a Whore (Young Vic, Evening Standard Award; and Critics Circle Award: Most Promising Newcomer); Sisters Brothers (Gate Theatre, Dublin); The Promise (BAC) and Uncle Vanya (National Theatre Studio).
Film includes: Someone You Love, The King’s Speech, The Lodge and Brilliant.
Television includes: New Worlds (Channel 4); The Honourable Woman, Final Flight, The Shadowline, Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Prime Suspect, Waking the Dead, Shackleton, Casualty and Other People’s Children (BBC); Nurse Jackie (Showtime); Up All Night (CBS); The Shadow Line (Company Pictures); Lie With Me (ITV); HG Wells (Hallmark); Vital Signs (Tiger Aspect); The Bill, (Pearson) and Shackleton (Channel 4, A&E, Firstsight).
"Cleopatra certainly feels like the ultimate woman, and to have the opportunity to explore her, is the opportunity somehow to explore one’s femininity in all its facets. It’s like the idea of perfection, a perfect womanhood – Venus – the ultimate feminine. It’s indescribable, so how on earth to embody that? It’s terrifying."
Listen to Eve's first interview as she discusses the rehearsals for Antony & Cleopatra.