Drawing: George Asprey in The Lion King

Autographed drawing of George Asprey in The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre on London's West End

Continuing my drawings from the hit Disney musical THE LION KING after my wife and I saw the West End production at the Lyceum Theatre last month. It’s an annual tradition for us to catch something Shakespearean for our wedding anniversary and since the show is loosely based on HAMLET, we decided to take in a Sunday matinee.

English stage and screen actor George Asprey plays the murderous villain, Scar, who is even more loosely based on Shakespeare’s main antagonist King Claudius. George’s extensive television credits include appearances in THE CROWN (Seasons 1 & 2), THE BILL, HOLBY CITY and THE DYING OF THE LIGHT for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 1994. His notable stage roles were Billy Flynn in CHICAGO, Rusty Charlie in GUYS & DOLLS for Birmingham Rep and Rolf in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Sadler’s Wells and the UK Tour.

I managed to catch up with George to sign my sketch last Tuesday, when he arrived for the evening performance.

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