Rogues & Vagabonds

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

Quote • CAROLE LOMBARD • Humour & Egos

“Humor is nothing less than a sense of the fitness of things. Something that’s out of proportion, like an inflated ego, should strike you funny, particularly if it’s your own … Continue reading

09/29/2016 · Leave a comment

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Claudia Cardinale – If It Happened Yesterday, It’s History

Foreign films are a guilty pleasure in my household. Among them are some of the greats Amelie, Cinema Paradiso, 8 ½, and The Leopard (II Gattopardo). The last two films … Continue reading

09/28/2016 · Leave a comment

A Very Short Biography of George Bernard Shaw | Interesting Literature

The interesting life of the great playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was a prolific writer of plays but also of essays justifying his plays: the two (double-columned) volumes of his … Continue reading

09/27/2016 · Leave a comment

Quote • ROBERT MITCHUM • ‘That bum…’

“You know what the average Robert Mitchum fan is? He’s full of warts and dandruff and he’s probably got a hernia too, But he sees me up there on the … Continue reading

09/26/2016 · 8 Comments

Just been watching…(20) | beetleypete

Fury (2014) ***No real spoilers. But it is about WW2, so you know that the Germans lost*** This is a modern war film that is a lot like many not-so-modern … Continue reading

09/25/2016 · 1 Comment

On this day: the premiere of Haddon Hall | In Times Gone By…

Haddon Hall, a light opera by Arthur Sullivan and Sydney Grundy, premiered at the Savoy Theatre in London on the 24th of September, 1892. The production was based on a 16th-century … Continue reading

09/24/2016 · Leave a comment

“No Man’s Land” by Harold Pinter #Theatre – The Last Island

I saw the original — can it really be forty years ago? — with John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson and Terence Rigby. I didn’t much care for the play but I … Continue reading

09/23/2016 · 1 Comment

Follies Of God by James Grissom: Tennessee Williams on Edward Albee: Love and Love Denied

From Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog By James Grissom (Knopf/Vintage) “The love that I feel for Edward Albee extends far beyond his work,” Tenn … Continue reading

09/22/2016 · Leave a comment

Network Rail fined £4m over level crossing death of actress – BBC News

Network Rail is fined £4m over the death of a former film actress at a level crossing. Source: Network Rail fined £4m over level crossing death of actress – BBC … Continue reading

09/21/2016 · Leave a comment

Wanting more from the eminent Rose Collis | Planet Nation

Delighted to read this excellent review for my friend Rose Collis. On another muggy September night, we were invited down to The Bread and Roses in Clapham for a press … Continue reading

09/21/2016 · Leave a comment

Don’t underestimate the understudies | Stage | The Guardian

Understudies power West End shows and many use social media to say when they’re taking over a lead role. But those in Cameron Mackintosh Ltd’s productions must… Source: Don’t underestimate … Continue reading

09/20/2016 · Leave a comment

Charmian Carr – Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music – dies, aged 73 | Film | The Guardian

The actor, who performed Sixteen Going on Seventeen in the 1965 film, said people should consider singing the musical’s songs ‘like going to a therapist’ Source: Charmian Carr – Liesl … Continue reading

09/19/2016 · 1 Comment

2016 Emmy Awards Complete Winners List – DPNews

Outstanding Drama Series Game of Thrones (HBO) The Americans (FX) House of Cards (Netflix) Downton Abbey (PBS) Better Call Saul (AMC) Mr. Robot (USA) Homeland (Showtime)… Source: 2016 Emmy Awards … Continue reading

09/19/2016 · Leave a comment

Quote • DAVID NIVEN • Acting

“Can you imagine being wonderfully overpaid for dressing up and playing games?” – David Niven, actor, novelist, English Source: “Can you imagine being wonderfully overpaid for dressing up and playing … Continue reading

09/19/2016 · 2 Comments

Typecast as a terrorist | Riz Ahmed | The Long Read | World news | The Guardian

The Long Read: As my acting career developed, I was no longer cast as a radical Muslim – except at the airport Source: Typecast as a terrorist | Riz Ahmed … Continue reading

09/18/2016 · 4 Comments

Edward Albee, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? playwright, dies aged 88 | Stage | The Guardian

The three-time Pulitzer-winning playwright challenged theatrical convention through sharp-tongued humor and dark themes Source: Edward Albee, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? playwright, dies aged 88 | Stage | The Guardian

09/17/2016 · Leave a comment

Underrated actresses | beetleypete

I know that it is correct to refer to actresses as ‘female actors’ these days, or just the plain ‘actor’, with no reference to gender. However, for the purposes of … Continue reading

09/17/2016 · 1 Comment

Faces on the wall | Restaurant-ing through history

People love seeing celebrities in a restaurant. Trouble is, celebrities can’t sit around in restaurants all the time. Solution: put a photograph or a cartoon of them on the wall, … Continue reading

09/17/2016 · Leave a comment

[Book Nerd News] Playwright Edward Albee Has Died

Originally posted on A Small Press Life:
Edward Albee, Audacious American Playwright, Dies at 88 [THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER] Edward Albee. Public Domain.

09/17/2016 · Leave a comment


“You’ve got to have steel in you somewhere.” — Alan Bates, actor, English Source: “You’ve got to have steel in you somewhere.” – Art of Quotation

09/16/2016 · Leave a comment

The Great Escape (1963) Review – Reviews by Rhiannon

A classic film, a great story, a stellar cast, to sum up: a must see film! Although there are detractors who dismiss it for not being historically accurate, as a … Continue reading

09/14/2016 · Leave a comment

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: Sergio Leone’s Mexican Standoff. – Robert Horvat’s Rearview Mirror

In the late sixties, Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1966) was harshly criticized for its glorified violence and savagery, mostly by American critics. Oh how times … Continue reading

09/13/2016 · Leave a comment

Dame Judi Dench donates £1,000 for Victoria Wood statue – BBC News

Oscar-winning actress Dame Judi Dench donates £1,000 to the appeal to build a statue of Victoria Wood in her home town. Source: Dame Judi Dench donates £1,000 for Victoria Wood … Continue reading

09/12/2016 · 1 Comment

Quote • JULIE WALTERS • Drama in Schools

“Drama should have a place in schools. It helps with communication, vocabulary, understanding of yourself and of the wider world. Socially, politically it is really good for kids, and I … Continue reading

09/12/2016 · 4 Comments

Why E4’s Stage School is all your fault | Chris Neville-Smith’s blog on theatre

Stage School has got the acting community up in arms. But if you’re one of these people who watches so-called “structured reality” TV shows, you are partly responsible for this … Continue reading

09/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Stephanie Beacham: ‘We need more difficult women like Princess Margaret’

Made famous by her stint as Sable Colby in 80s US soap, Dynasty, British actress STEPHANIE BEACHAM is returning to the stage to play… Source: Stephanie Beacham: ‘We need more … Continue reading

09/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Wanting the Moon – The Bread & Roses Theatre

*First London Theatrical Run* If I really had a free hand I’d wish to broadcast on my hundredth birthday,  fly round the world…Oh, I forgot — I have often wanted … Continue reading

09/11/2016 · Leave a comment

“I have formulated my own directing style … without any unnecessary imitation of others” – Art of Quotation

“I have formulated my own directing style in my head, proceeding without any unnecessary imitation of others” — Yasujiro Ozu, Japanese, director, film director, screenwriter, cine… Source: “I have formulated … Continue reading

09/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Gone With The Wind’s Olivia de Havilland breaks silence on sibling rivalry as she turns 100 | Daily Mail Online

Gone With The Wind’s Olivia de Havilland, who turns 100 on Friday, has finally broken her silence on Hollywood’s most famous sibling rivalry. Source: Gone With The Wind’s Olivia de … Continue reading

09/09/2016 · 5 Comments

The Charming World of Monsieur Hulot – Silver Screenings

Did you travel to the French seaside for your vacation this year? No? Sadly, neither did we. However, there is a way to experience a holiday on the French coast without cramped … Continue reading

09/09/2016 · 3 Comments