The Birdman star was due to return to the London stage for the first time in seven years to portray Rosalind in the National Theatre's production of the classic play, set to open in November (15).

However, Riseborough, who lives in the U.S. with her artist partner Joe Appel, has now withdrawn from the show citing "personal reasons", according to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.

She has been replaced by stage actress Rosalie Craig.