Cynthia Nixon shocks viewers with bald head after shaving off her hair to play cancer patient

As Sex and the City’s Miranda, she was one of TV’s most recognisable red heads.

But Cynthia Nixon unveiled a stark new look on Live With Kelly this morning.

The actress, 45, surprised viewers with a bald head after shaving her locks off for her role in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Wit.

She plays cancer stricken poetry professor Vivian Bearing in the play, which opens on January 26 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.