Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

London’s Cinema Museum is keeping cinephilia alive. Can it be saved? | Sight & Sound | BFI

The threatened sale of the south London premises of the Cinema Museum would sacrifice a rare, grassroots collection of cinephile memorabilia – and a key community resource – to the forces … Continue reading

03/17/2018 · 6 Comments

The Life of Actress, Mary Wells – All Things Georgian

Mary Stephens Davies was baptised on 14th December 1761 in the village of Little Haywood near Colwich, Staffordshire, the daughter of Thomas Davies and his wife, Anna. At the tender age of … Continue reading

03/16/2018 · 2 Comments

GIULIETTA MASINA (1921-1994) – Beauty Bellezza Beauté

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03/13/2018 · 2 Comments

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies aged 90 two days after marrying partner of 40 years at home – Mirror Online

via Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies aged 90 two days after marrying partner of 40 years at home – Mirror Online Advertisements

03/12/2018 · 3 Comments

“The most dangerous enemies of truth and freedom are the majority!” – Art of Quotation

“The most dangerous enemies of truth and freedom are the majority!”  Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian, playwright, from “An Enemy of the People” via “The most dangerous enemies of truth and freedom are the majority!” … Continue reading

03/11/2018 · 1 Comment

The Cherry Orchard (Bristol Old Vic) –

There’s an art to restoration, and Bristol Old Vic embodies it. Its refurbished gold-gilt Georgian auditorium is, at once, old and new. Its shape showcases its original form. There’s an … Continue reading

03/10/2018 · 2 Comments

How ‘Strange Fruit’ Killed Billie Holiday –

“Strange Fruit” may have been written by American songwriter and poet Abel Meeropol (a.k.a. Lewis Allen), but ever since Billie Holiday sang the three brief stanzas to music in 1937, she’s … Continue reading

03/07/2018 · 1 Comment

Returning to Haifa review – disturbing drama is a plea for peace | Stage | The Guardian

Finborough, London A Palestinian couple return to their former home to be confronted by its new Israeli owner in this unsentimental, gently political family drama… via Returning to Haifa review … Continue reading

03/05/2018 · Leave a comment

In Memory: “Even though you may have listened to the same performance, what you heard could be vastly different from what anyone else heard.” – Art of Quotation

“The thing I love about the arts — music, theater, museums, galleries — is that everybody wins.  You are touched and hopefully moved, and it is unique to each person. … Continue reading

03/05/2018 · 10 Comments

Young Brixton activists recreate film posters with black leads | UK news | The Guardian

Shiden Tekle and his friends became so frustrated about the lack of black actors in films and TV shows that they decided to recreate famous movie posters, including Titanic, Harry … Continue reading

03/03/2018 · 5 Comments

“The best director is the one you don’t see.” – Art of Quotation

“The best director is the one you don’t see.” Billy Wilder, director, screenwriter, 7 time Academy Award winner via “The best director is the one you don’t see.” – Art … Continue reading

03/01/2018 · 1 Comment

James Bond director Lewis Gilbert has died, aged 97 | The Independent

Lewis Gilbert, who directed three iconic James Bond films, has died at 97. He was best-known for directing The Spy Who Loved Me. Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli … Continue reading

02/28/2018 · 3 Comments

Emma Chambers obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

The Vicar of Dibley, conceived by the writer Richard Curtis, began in 1994, the year in which the first female Church of England priests were ordained. The TV sitcom starred … Continue reading

02/28/2018 · 7 Comments

Quote • LYN GARDNER • Audiences

There is an undoubted pleasure in watching a classic play unfold to an unknowing audience. I once saw Hedda Gabler in a regional theatre where it was clear from the … Continue reading

02/26/2018 · 4 Comments

The Mash Report’s Rachel Parris on going viral, Piers Morgan and Jacob Rees-Mogg – The i – Friday Arts #11

“I think it depends which bit you’re working on,” Parris says. “For my bit, me and the fantastic Mash writing team come up with the weekly topic – we usually … Continue reading

02/23/2018 · 2 Comments

King Lear starring Ian McKellen review at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester – ‘intensely moving’ | Review | Carousel, Theatre | The Stage

King Lear transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre, London, in the summer, running from 11th July to 3rd November 2018. A stunning studio version of Shakespeare’s play has an … Continue reading

02/22/2018 · 1 Comment

David Threlfall: ‘I have a need to act. For me it’s obsession, it’s curiosity, it’s passion’ – The i – iweekend #21

by Chloe Hamilton You wouldn’t think David Threlfall was about to star in the most expensive drama the BBC has ever made. The actor, best known for his performance as … Continue reading

02/17/2018 · 1 Comment

Audrey Hepburn says: | The Müscleheaded Blog

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” Source: Audrey Hepburn says: | The Müscleheaded Blog Advertisements

02/16/2018 · 5 Comments

Archive Review • SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER • Richmond Theatre [tour] • 2008

If ever a production showed just how important it is to get the set and costumes right, this touring version of She Stoops to Conquer from Birmingham Rep and The Touring Consortium, … Continue reading

02/12/2018 · 2 Comments

In Memory: “there’s the actor in every human being” – Art of Quotation

“If I should have the good fortune to become a star, I certainly don’t intend to become a star twenty-four…” via In Memory: “there’s the actor in every human being” … Continue reading

02/10/2018 · 5 Comments

Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville on starring in what might just be the greatest American play ever

‘I’ve done a lot of plays,’ says Lesley Manville, with some understatement. ‘A lot of great plays: Caryl Churchill, Chekhov, Ibsen, Strindberg, Shakespeare. But I don’t think I’m overselling it … Continue reading

02/07/2018 · 3 Comments

“You should only be an actor if you can’t not be an actor.”

Originally posted on Art of Quotation:
“You should only be an actor if you can’t not be an actor.” John Lithgow, actor, from the Helen Edison Lecture Series, UC San…

02/07/2018 · 2 Comments

Preserving Vivien Leigh’s Photo Albums – Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier

I’ve been collecting original Vivien Leigh (and Laurence Olivier, but mostly Vivien) memorabilia in earnest for about 10 years now. It began with vintage fan magazines and playbills, and gradually … Continue reading

02/06/2018 · 1 Comment

Journey’s End: behind the scenes of the new First World War film – History Extra

RC Sherriff wrote his celebrated play Journey’s End in 1928, ten years after the end of the First World War. Praised for capturing the claustrophobia and viciousness of trench warfare … Continue reading

02/05/2018 · 7 Comments

Quote • IMELDA STAUNTON • Film Stardom

‘Well, my parents were working people. You just worked. I’ve always wanted a long career, not an instant one. I left RADA [Royal Academy of Dramatic Art], I worked in … Continue reading

02/03/2018 · 3 Comments

Archive Review • BASHMENT • Theatre Royal Stratford East, London • 2005

In Britain, our multi-ethnic society may pay lip service to celebrating difference and we are even giving legal recognition to gay partnerships but there is a continuing pattern of racial … Continue reading

02/02/2018 · 2 Comments

‘It was unbearable’: Tim Minchin on life under Trump and the collapse of his $100m movie | Stage | The Guardian

Back on home soil, the Australian polymath discusses politics, musicals and #MeToo – and the worst year of his professional life. via ‘It was unbearable’: Tim Minchin on life under … Continue reading

01/30/2018 · 1 Comment

BFI Screenonline: Rediscovered TV Drama

The further back in television history you go, the greater are the gaps in the archival record of transmitted material. This is actually true of most areas of cultural activity … Continue reading

01/28/2018 · 1 Comment

Actors on Actors: Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen – Full Video


01/27/2018 · 2 Comments

Theatre and Morality: Synge’s Playboy of the Western World | A R T L▼R K

On the 26th of January 1907, The Playboy of the Western World, a three-act drama, written by Irish playwright John Millington Synge, was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in … Continue reading

01/26/2018 · 3 Comments