Emma Thompson returning to London stage with Sweeney Todd

London: Actress Emma Thompson will return to the London stage for the first time in 25 years in a production of `Sweeney Todd`.

The 55-year-old `Saving Mr Banks` actress will star in Stephen Sondheim`s musical, which will come to the London Coliseum in March and April 2015, suggest reports.

The British actress, who won an Oscar for her performance in `Howards End`, will play Mrs Lovett in the English National Opera`s take on the Demon Barber of Fleet Street story.

Thompson will perform alongside bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the production.

The pair starred in four `Sweeney Todd` shows at New York`s Lincoln Center in March.

The last time Thompson appeared on the London stage was in 1989, in a production of `Look Back in Anger` directed by Judi Dench and also featuring Kenneth Branagh.

Her film `Sold` has been confirmed as the red carpet, opening night film of the fifth annual London Indian Film Festival, which is taking place on July 10-17.

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