This is a clip from the fourth Dior mini–movie series starring Marion Cotillard, with the Kieslowski-like title of Lady Grey (there have already been Ladies Red, Blue, and Black), Each short is created by a different director using a particular city as the setting, and Grey sees John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus) using London for the glittery backdrop of his 7:56-minute film, which also stars Sir Ian McKellen and The History Boys’s Russell Tovey. Basically, it’s a tale of a showgirl, sparkle, and the secret stored inside her purse. —Vogue.com
John Cameron Mitchell (born April 21, 1963) is an American writer, actor, and director. He is best known for his motion pictures Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Shortbus. He is currently in production for Rabbit Hole starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest and Sandra Oh adapted from David Lindsay-Abaire’s play of the same name.
Mitchell’s first professional stage role was Huckleberry Finn in a 1985 Organic Theater adaption at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. Mitchell’s first New York acting role was Huck Finn in the Broadway musical Big River (1985). He originated the role of Dickon on Broadway in The Secret Garden, and appeared in the original cast of the Off Broadway musical Hello Again. He received Drama Desk nominations for both roles, and can be heard on the original cast recordings for each. (His rendition of the original demo version of “Giants in the Sky” can be heard as a bonus track on the 2007 remastered release of Stephen… read more