Rufus Hound to Star in One Man, Two Guvnors – The Tour
The Celebrity Juice, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Nevermind The Buzzcocks star, Rufus Hound is to play the coveted role of Francis Henshall in the UK tour One Man, Two Guvnors. The role, now famously played by Tony Award winner James Corden will be Hound’s second theatre achievement, as he is currently playing in Utopia at the Soho Theatre.
One Man, Two Guvnors is currently played at the Theatre Royal Haymarket with Corden’s previous understudy, Owain Arthur playing the lead role, whilst he has been taking the show to Broadway.
Rufus has James to thank for introducing him to the play, as it was Corden who first got tickets for him. This ultimately sparked his desire for the role. Hound said the day after he auditioned for the part, he got the phone call confirming he would be Francis Henshall on the UK tour!
We wonder what doors this role will open for Rufus, he seems to be well on his way to becoming a stage star!
The tour, which will run from October 2012 – February 2013 will travel to 11 theatres, including Leeds, Glasgow, Norwich and Nottingham.