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Denzel wants to stay in New York

Published 13/01/2010 | 09:58

Denzel Washington wants a spell in the theatre
Denzel Washington wants a spell in the theatre
Denzel Washington wants a spell in the theatre
Denzel Washington wants a spell in the theatre
Denzel Washington wants a spell in the theatre
Denzel Washington wants a spell in the theatre
Denzel Washington wants a spell in the theatre

Denzel Washington is eyeing up a long-term spell on Broadway.

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The two-time Oscar winner, who will appear in April on the New York stage in a revival of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Fences, fancies going back to his acting roots for an extended period of time, now that his kids are grown up.

"My priorities have changed; the first thing I want to do is theatre, the second is direct movies - acting in movies is now number three on the list," he told the New York Post.

"I always felt bad with eight shows a week - you can't get home. I always felt bad doing it (a Broadway run)."

Denzel - who stars in the movie The Book Of Eli with Gary Oldman - was last seen on Broadway in 2005, playing Brutus in the revival of Julius Caesar.

"Julius Caesar was the first time in a long time I came back to New York, because of the children," he added.

He told Entertainment Tonight: "I started off in the theatre, that's my first love and still is."

:: The Book Of Eli will be released in cinemas on January 15.

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