Mona Lisa Smile actress Julia Stiles will make her London, West End debut in a controversial sexual harassment play.

The actress, 23, will co-star with another Hollywood star - Aaron Eckhart - in the London revival of David Mamet's male-female conflict play OLEANNA.

According to the EMPIREONLINE website, Stiles is already in rehearsals for the play - in which she plays a struggling student who accuses her unconventional university professor (Echkart) of sexual harassment.

The play has already provoked strong reactions from audiences - especially when the professor uses strong language to describe his student.

Stiles hopes the play will garner the same reaction from London audiences as those in her native America, she says, "Oh, I do hope so. I will have done my job."

29/03/2004 18:17