Rogues & Vagabonds

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

Category Archives: News

RIP Harry Dean Stanton! A Great Actor! A Class Act! An American Original… – johnrieber

Just before I went into hospital, this great American actor died. Farewell, Harry! RIP Harry Dean Stanton… One of Hollywood’s most interesting, unique and singular talents passed away at the age … Continue reading

10/01/2017 · 6 Comments

Benjamin Whitrow obituary | Stage | The Guardian

‘Benjamin Whitrow has never given a bad performance,” said Laurence Olivier, who employed the actor in his National Theatre company at the Old Vic for seven years in the late 1960s. By … Continue reading

10/01/2017 · 3 Comments

Sir Peter Hall, theatre, film and opera director, dies aged 86 | Stage | The Guardian

Founder of Royal Shakespeare Company and former National Theatre director dies surrounded by his family in London Source: Sir Peter Hall, theatre, film and opera director, dies aged 86 | … Continue reading

09/12/2017 · 4 Comments

RIP Jerry Lewis! Comic Legend Was “Nutty Professor” AND Jerry Langford! His “Clown” Drama Will Never Be Seen… – johnrieber

RIP Jerry Lewis… RIP to comic legend Jerry Lewis, who died at the age of 91…one of comedy’s biggest movie stars in the 50’s and 60’s, he was known for … Continue reading

08/20/2017 · 7 Comments

Sir Bruce Forsyth: 8 little-known facts about his career – BBC News

Sir Bruce Forsyth, who has died at the age of 89, hosted some of the biggest shows on British TV of the past 60 years – from Sunday Night at the … Continue reading

08/19/2017 · 4 Comments

Robert Hardy and Shakespeare | The Shakespeare blog

On Thursday 3 August 2017 one of the UK’s best-loved actors, Robert Hardy, died. His family described him as “Gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified” and most of his admirers … Continue reading

08/07/2017 · 5 Comments

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright and Actor, Is Dead at 73 – The New York Times

07/31/2017 · 10 Comments

Jeanne Moreau, actress, 1928-2017

Paris-born star of stage and screen rose to prominence in the 1960s in career spanning eight decades Source: Jeanne Moreau, actress, 1928-2017

07/31/2017 · 5 Comments

£2m in Arts Council funding for Emma Rice’s new company is everything that’s wrong with the arts | Opinion | ArtsProfessional

If the national funder really cared about equality, it wouldn’t endorse a £2m application from a nine-day-old organisation, argues Christy Romer. Source: £2m in Arts Council funding for Emma Rice’s new … Continue reading

07/28/2017 · 2 Comments

Barrie Rutter on leaving Northern Broadsides: ‘We were told that our 25 years’ work was irrelevant’ | Opinion, Picks | The Stage

This is appalling news. Shame on the Arts Council. A figurehead of northern theatre, Barrie Rutter resigned from the pioneering touring company he founded a quarter-century ago. He explains why … Continue reading

07/27/2017 · 5 Comments

Michelle Terry is a bold, unexpected and possibly inspired choice for Shakespeare’s Globe | Stage | The Guardian

Forget all the stuff about poisoned chalices. Running Shakespeare’s Globe is a huge opportunity and Michelle Terry strikes me as a bold, unexpected and possibly inspired choice to be the … Continue reading

07/26/2017 · 3 Comments

RIP Martin Landau! Oscar-Winning Actor And “Mission: Impossible” Star! – johnrieber

Such a very fine actor. RIP Martin Landau… The great Actor Martin Landau died July 15th at the age of 89 following “unexpected complications”, his publicist Dick Guttman confirmed Sunday. … Continue reading

07/17/2017 · 12 Comments

Archive Interview • BARRY NORMAN • Have a Nice Day • 2004

Reblogged from the original R&V site in tribute to the film critic who died last night at the age of 83. Have a Nice Day by the writer, film critic and … Continue reading

07/01/2017 · 7 Comments

The Bush Theatre, Shepherd’s Bush, London. | reviewdonkey

The Bush Theatre has just had a big refurbishment. The first thing you notice when you arrive on a warm sunny evening is the new terrace and bar. It is … Continue reading

06/25/2017 · 5 Comments

‘Trump death’ in Julius Caesar prompts threats to wrong theatres – BBC News

Several US theatres with Shakespeare in their name receive abusive messages in an apparent mix-up. Source: ‘Trump death’ in Julius Caesar prompts threats to wrong theatres – BBC News

06/20/2017 · 6 Comments

Peter Sallis: Last of the Summer Wine actor dies aged 96 – BBC News

Last of the Summer Wine actor Peter Sallis, voice actor in Wallace and Gromit, dies aged 96. Source: Peter Sallis: Last of the Summer Wine actor dies aged 96 – … Continue reading

06/05/2017 · 8 Comments

Actor Sir Roger Moore dies aged 89 – BBC News

Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family announces. Source: Actor Sir Roger Moore dies aged 89 – BBC News

05/23/2017 · 9 Comments

James Nesbitt gives passionate speech supporting equal pay for actresses at BAFTA TV Awards

James Nesbitt showing his support for equal pay in the industry. Source: James Nesbitt gives passionate speech supporting equal pay for actresses at BAFTA TV Awards

05/16/2017 · 1 Comment

“We are living in a mass surveillance state” – George Mann on politics, privacy and the power of the dystopian – Battersea Arts Centre: Blog

Dystopian thriller Light returns to Battersea Arts Centre at the end of May following two sell-out runs last year. Director, George Mann, talks to us about why audiences aren’t yet … Continue reading

05/11/2017 · 1 Comment

Obituary: Michael Bogdanov, provocative director who co-founded the English Shakespeare Company | The Independent

Idiosyncratic and provocative, Michael Bogdanov, who has died aged 79, brought a modern approach to the Bard’s work, most notably as co-founder (with actor Michael Pennington) of the English Shakespeare … Continue reading

04/22/2017 · 2 Comments

Britain is no longer a country for & says “Farewell” to director/designer Bill Mitchell

Bill, theatre director/designer, who has died at the age of 65, recalled in 2012 that : “The name ‘landscape theatre’ came out of almost a joke” when he was “outside … Continue reading

04/19/2017 · 2 Comments

Christopher Morahan obituary | Michael Billington | Stage | The Guardian

Director and producer whose 60-year career spanned television, theatre and film – from The Jewel in the Crown to Pinter plays Source: Christopher Morahan obituary | Michael Billington | Stage … Continue reading

04/12/2017 · 1 Comment

Olivier Awards 2017: Winners in full – BBC News

The full list of winners and nominees for this year’s Olivier Awards which took place at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 April. Source: Olivier Awards 2017: Winners in … Continue reading

04/11/2017 · 1 Comment

Actor Tim Pigott-Smith dies aged 70 – BBC News

British actor Tim Pigott-Smith, who was best known for his Bafta-winning role in 1984 TV series The Jewel in the Crown, has died aged 70. His agent described him as … Continue reading

04/07/2017 · 5 Comments

Ann Beach obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

Actor who made her name with Joan Littlewood and went on to play the nosy neighbour in the 1980s sitcom Fresh Fields Source: Ann Beach obituary | Television & radio … Continue reading

03/20/2017 · 2 Comments

Derek Walcott is Dead – The St. Lucia STARThe St. Lucia STAR

Derek Walcott is dead. Relatives and sources close to the Saint Lucian poet and playwright who had been suffering with health issues have confirmed that he passed away in the early … Continue reading

03/17/2017 · 6 Comments

Tony Haygarth obituary | Stage | The Guardian

Tony Haygarth, who has died aged 72, was a salt-of-the-earth Liverpudlian actor who became a familiar face on television in series such as Emmerdale (in which he played Mick Naylor), … Continue reading

03/15/2017 · 1 Comment

Disabled actor Mat Fraser cast as Richard III in new play – The i newspaper online iNews

An actor born with defects resulting from the drug Thalidomide has been cast as Shakespeare’s loathed and lauded villain Richard III in a new theatre produ… Source: Disabled actor Mat … Continue reading

03/13/2017 · 5 Comments

R.I.P. Frank Delaney – charles french words reading and writing

The literary world lost an important figure in late February. Frank Delaney, (October 29, 1942-February 21, 2017) the novelist and historian from Ireland, died at the age of 74. Delaney, … Continue reading

03/05/2017 · 2 Comments

Croatia: Great Excitement For “The General” Feature Movie – Croatia, the War, and the Future

It’s been about a week and much of Croatia is buzzing with excitement about the start of the filming of a new feature movie called “The General”. Most say: About … Continue reading

03/02/2017 · 2 Comments