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News: Rory Kinnear narrates Sweet Sorrow audiobook


Hot off the back of his role in BBC drama Years and Years, Olivier award-winning actor, Rory Kinnear, is the narrator of the new audio edition of David Nicholl's critically acclaimed Sweet Sorrow.

From Bond films to award-winning Shakespeare productions, Rory proves he can adapt to any role, with his latest venture seeing him return to narration.

Nicholls says Kinnear was a perfect choice to narrate his book because he is one of the few actors who can capture the tone of Sweet Sorrow, a tragicomedy about the joy and angst of adolescent love and friendship.

In the audiobook, published by W.F. Howes, Rory tells the story of 16 year-old Charlie Lewis and a life-changing summer on his rocky path to adulthood.

David Nicholls said: “Rory is one of the few actors who excels at both comedy and drama and Sweet Sorrow is poised somewhere between the two. Shakespeare is one of the subjects in the book - Rory is an experienced Shakespearean actor, so I knew he’d perform that brilliantly.”

Dominic White, Head of Publishing and Commerce at W.F. Howes, says “We are so excited to be releasing Rory’s utterly absorbing narration of such an outstanding book. The power of audiobooks is closely tied to the narrator’s passion and understanding for the subject, and Rory has created a compelling and unique experience for listeners.”

Kinnear’s impressive credentials include the 2010 Evening Standard Award for Best Actor in Measure for Measure and 2010 Olivier Award for his role as Iago in Othello, as well as a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Southcliffe, screenplay written by Tony Grisoni. Recent credits also include Mike Leigh’s Peterloo, BBC’s Watership Down, Russell T. Davies’ Years and Years opposite Emma Thompson, and HBO’s upcoming Catherine the Great opposite Helen Mirren. Kinnear’s further TV credits include Inside No. 9, The Casual Vacancy, Penny Dreadful, the sitcom Count Arthur Strong, Loving Miss Hatto, Black Mirror, Rupert Goold’s Richard II as Bolingbroke, and the title role in Lucan. Sweet Sorrow is his first audiobook narration.

Published by W.F. Howes, the Sweet Sorrow audiobook is out now, available from all good retailers.


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