Shakespeare's Globe welcomes back multi award-winning actor Mark Rylance to perform in its 2012 Theatre Season.
The main theatre season, begins on 7 June 2012 with Dominic Dromgoole's new production of Henry V.
Mark Rylance will take on the title role in a new production of Richard III and a reprisal of his widely celebrated performance of Olivia in Twelfth Night. He will be joined by Johnny Flynn as Viola and Samuel Barnett who playing Lady Elizabeth / Sebastian respectively.
Also joining the cast of Twelfth Night as Malvolio is Stephen Fry (recent screen credits include Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, Q.I., Bones).
The Globe's main house programme is completed by a new production of The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Toby Frow.
Touring the UK in 2012 is the award-winning Anne Boleyn and before opening at the Globe Henry V will perform in six regional venues.
The Globe will continue its popular tradition of small-scale touring with revivals of its 2011 productions of Hamlet and As You Like It.