There’s much ado about romance for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s resident lothario, Edward Bennett.
Dashing Bennett is treading the boards as Benedick in the Theatre Royal Haymarket’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, where blonde actress Lisa Dillon plays his lover Beatrice, top.
While enjoying a ‘combative courtship’ on stage each night, the thespians, both 37, have fallen for each other off-stage too, my man at the stage door tells me.
Edward Bennett, is treading the boards in Much Ado About Nothing with Lisa Dillon playing his lover Beatrice (left). The thespians, both 37, have fallen for each other off-stage too. Bennett once took on David Tennant’s old girlfriend, Natalie Walker (right)
Love’s labours haven’t been lost on Bennett’s previous leading ladies.
When he took over David Tennant’s role as Hamlet in 2008, after the then Doctor Who star succumbed to a bad back, Bennett also took on Tennant’s old girlfriend, actress Natalie Walter.
Bennett met Walter when they played the lovers in the RSC’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The course of true love never did run smooth. Happily, Tennant, now married to The Bill actress Georgia Moffett, let bygones be bygones.
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