Claire Danes will take the part of Eliza Doolittle in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of George Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion'.

The production, which opens on 18 October, also stars Tony Award-winning actor Jefferson Mays as Henry Higgins.

'Pygmalion' was the play that inspired the award-winning musical 'My Fair Lady'.

This will mark the Broadway debut for the 28-year-old actress, who starred in the television series 'My So-Called Life'.

She recently appeared on Irish cinema screens in 'The Family Stone' and 'Shopgirl'.