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Category Archives: Interviews

Archive Interview • DAN STEVENS • Hay Fever • 2006

Dan Stevens is hot property at the moment. The dashing twenty-three-year-old Cambridge graduate has already notched up professional credits with Sam West and Peter Hall and is currently performing in … Continue reading

03/16/2017 · 2 Comments

Archive Interview • SAMUEL WEST • Les Liaisons Dangereuses • 2003

Samuel West’s theatrical pedigree is impeccable. His grandfather was the actor Lockwood West, while his parents are Timothy West and Prunella Scales. He obtained an Equity card through The Browning … Continue reading

03/05/2017 · 3 Comments

Rufus Norris: ‘We are living in an age of extreme selfishness’ | Stage | The Guardian

Shocked by the Brexit vote, the director of the National Theatre embarked on an ambitious countrywide listening project. Rufus Norris explains how everyone from shepherds to shop workers shaped his … Continue reading

02/28/2017 · 4 Comments

Mel Brooks: ‘Donald Trump doesn’t scare me. He’s a song-and-dance man’ | Film | The Guardian

One of America’s great comics for the past 60 years, the maker of films Blazing Saddles and The Producers talks about why he can’t take the president seriously – and … Continue reading

02/17/2017 · 5 Comments

20th Century Women: Annette Bening at her best | The Guardian

Annette Bening has built a career on playing women smarter and spikier than people feel entirely comfortable with – much like her character in 20th Century Women Source: 20th Century Women: … Continue reading

02/15/2017 · 4 Comments

Archive Interview • MICHAEL DUKE • Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme • 2003

The Trouble with Puttees Hi, Michael, thanks for agreeing to the interview, you’re on speakerphone so it might sound a bit strange. It sounds like you’re being held captive somewhere! … Continue reading

02/13/2017 · 3 Comments

Archive Interview • EDWARD HALL • A Midsummer Night’s Dream • 2003

Ed Hall (he’s happy to be called Ed or Edward, ‘most people call me Ed’), props himself into one of those infamously uncomfortable folding director’s chairs at a minuscule kitchen … Continue reading

02/03/2017 · 2 Comments

Older actors weigh up their careers: ‘If you’re not obsessed, you’ll never survive’ | Stage | The Guardian

Don’t expect to be in control, never stop looking for the next role: Siân Phillips, Timothy West and Janet Henfrey on how they turned acting into a life’s work. Source: … Continue reading

01/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Alan Bennett: ‘I don’t fret about posterity. But some things will last’ | Stage | The Guardian

The beloved writer, now 82, talks about trying not to be an old git and waging war on squirrels Source: Alan Bennett: ‘I don’t fret about posterity. But some things … Continue reading

12/19/2016 · Leave a comment

Lyndie Wright in conversation with Ronnie Le Drew and Linda Stanfield (part 1 of 3) #LATat55 – Little Angel Theatre: The Blog

To celebrate the theatre’s 55th birthday we’re sharing a story  or conversation every week for the next year. Expect tales from puppeteers, makers, staff members and brilliant people wh… Source: Lyndie … Continue reading

12/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • JUDE WRIGHT • Spitting Feathers • 2002

For many years, theatre involving young people has been associated with stark issues, usually drugs, drink, or under-age sex or, more likely, all three together with a back beat of … Continue reading

11/27/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • SAMANTHA SPIRO • Twelfth Night • 2008 | Rogues & Vagabonds

“Maria is one of those parts that can be played by any actress, whether a sixty-year-old in a hair net or a saucy young minx. I guess I’m something in … Continue reading

11/24/2016 · Leave a comment

What goes on in the wings: actors’ backstage secrets | Stage | The Guardian

From knitting and piano-playing to late-night poker games, eight stars including Mark Rylance, Anne-Marie Duff and Niamh Cusack reveal all Source: What goes on in the wings: actors’ backstage secrets … Continue reading

11/21/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • GRAHAM COWLEY & TRICIA THORNS • My Real War 1914 – ? • 2007 | Rogues & Vagabonds

Not far from Finsbury Park Station, in a complex of offices and mini warehouses, resides the home of Out of Joint, the theatre production company headed by the enthusiastic and … Continue reading

11/20/2016 · Leave a comment

Mark Rylance: ‘Backstage, I always have one ear to the house’ | Stage | The Guardian

His performance in Twelfth Night was a critical smash – but how did he feel waiting in the wings? Rylance reveals all, while photographer Mary McCartney gets a backstage pass… … Continue reading

11/14/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • FAITH BROOK • The Colour of Poppies • Jermyn Street Theatre • 2004

FROM THE ARCHIVE When I first heard that Faith Brook was to be back on stage to perform in her solo show at the Mill Studio in Guildford, I knew … Continue reading

11/11/2016 · 2 Comments

Archive Interview • Hugh Bonneville • 2004

FROM THE ARCHIVE Hugh Bonneville is not only a sublime actor but a charming and erudite chap with a fine line in drollery. He sounds a little wary at the start … Continue reading

11/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • MAT FRASER • On Blindness • 2004

FROM THE ARCHIVE Mat Fraser is an old hand at treading the boards. He may have been “an impoverished musician” for fifteen years and only realize in the early 1990s … Continue reading

11/07/2016 · Leave a comment

As a jobcentre adviser, I got ‘brownie points’ for cruelty | Mary O’Hara | Society | The Guardian

Former jobcentre adviser Angela Neville has written a play to expose the harsh reality of the benefits sanctions regime… Source: As a jobcentre adviser, I got ‘brownie points’ for cruelty … Continue reading

10/29/2016 · Leave a comment

What I’ve Learned: Jeff Bridges

“I wouldn’t mind if I was mostly recognized for being The Dude. That doesn’t bother me at all.” Source: What I’ve Learned: Jeff Bridges

10/23/2016 · 6 Comments

Ken Stott: ‘Actors can’t make a living from theatre anymore. It’s chilling’ | Interviews, Picks | The Stage

When I go to meet Ken Stott at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre, he’s like a touring actor arriving at the stage door for his latest visit to a familiar … Continue reading

10/22/2016 · 1 Comment

Dave Johns, star of I, Daniel Blake: ‘This film can make things change’ | Film | The Guardian

After 30 years as a standup, the comedian landed the lead in Ken Loach’s excoriating new film. Now he’s being talked of as an Oscar-winner, but it’s the movie’s potential … Continue reading

10/21/2016 · 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

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

How Winona Ryder Kept Her Cool — The Cut

“I’m so sick of people shaming women for being sensitive or vulnerable. It’s so bizarre to me.” Source: How Winona Ryder Kept Her Cool — The Cut

08/31/2016 · 2 Comments

Rebecca Miller on growing up with Arthur and life with Daniel Day-Lewis: ‘He always tells you the truth’

When Rebecca Miller was a child, she wanted to be an air stewardess or a nurse. She’s no longer quite sure where the idea came from and it only lasted … Continue reading

07/12/2016 · 1 Comment

My role on Holby City helps change attitudes about autism – Jules | Scope’s Blog

Jules is an actor and a regular on Holby City. He also happens to have Asperger syndrome, which is a form of autism. As part of 30 Under 30, we … Continue reading

06/30/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • PETER EYRE • Richard II @ The Old Vic Theatre, London • 2005

Peter Eyre languorously tucks into his toasted cheese Panini, snatching a lunch break between rehearsals of Trevor Nunn’s latest production at the Old Vic, Richard II. Just down the road … Continue reading

06/29/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • ANNA CALDER-MARSHALL • The Importance of Being Earnest @ Oxford Playhouse • 2005

Anna Calder-Marshall knows she has it all. Not because she loves playing Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest under Erica Whyman’s direction at Oxford Playhouse — though she … Continue reading

06/28/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • CLARE HIGGINS • Death of a Salesman • Lyric Theatre • 2005

“I’ve worked with American actors on and off. You know, they’re a very down-to-earth bunch, this bunch; they’re from Chicago. They’d much rather sit around telling good stories than anything … Continue reading

06/16/2016 · Leave a comment