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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

‘One of the fathers of American film criticism’: Time critic Richard Schickel dies at 84 – LA Times

Richard Schickel, whose erudite prose and piercing critiques made him one of America’s most important film critics in an era when cinema became increasingly ingrained in the cultural consciousness, died … Continue reading

02/20/2017 · 4 Comments

In the (not so bleak) mid-winter – Friends of the Leas Pavilion

After our Christmas break, we’re back with a short update… The Pavilion is still having regular inspections and we are pleased to say that most of the urgent works have … Continue reading

02/19/2017 · 2 Comments

Samuel French bookshop to close after 187 years | Carousel, News | The Stage

Publisher and theatrical licensing company Samuel French is to close its London bookshop after 187 years in the capital, with management blaming an “unsust… Source: Samuel French bookshop to close … Continue reading

02/17/2017 · 8 Comments

John Hurt dead: Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter actor dies aged 77 – Mirror Online

The actor, whose career spanned over six decades, had battled with both cancer and an intestinal complaint in recent years. Source: John Hurt dead: Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter … Continue reading

01/28/2017 · 12 Comments

RIP Mary Tyler Moore…Brilliant Entertainer Broke TV Barriers! – johnrieber

“I’m an experienced woman. I’ve been around…well all right, I might not have been around, but I’ve been…nearby.” RIP Mary Tyler Moore… Very sad news … Source: RIP Mary Tyler … Continue reading

01/25/2017 · 5 Comments

Thoughts: Oscar Nominations and Predictions for the 89th Academy Awards – MovieBabble

Early Tuesday, the Academy released their nominations for the Oscars that will air on February 26th, 2017 on ABC.  With the release of the nominations comes predictions for what the … Continue reading

01/25/2017 · 2 Comments

Theatres Trust announces winning theatres In Spend a Penny campaign

Theatres Trust today announces the eight theatres selected to receive £15,000 each from the Spend a Penny campaign, financed by the philanthropic Chairman of Albourne Partners, Simon Ruddick. Deeply empathetic … Continue reading

01/09/2017 · Leave a comment

The Golden Globes: No Longer Just Respectable, They Now Have Taste | Variety

A lot of people still like to talk about the Golden Globes as if they were the less-serious, more-fun, loose-cannon, everyone-in-the-room-is-relaxed-because-they’ve-had-a-few-drinks alternative to the Academy Awards. Okay, that is what … Continue reading

01/09/2017 · 15 Comments

Om Puri, celebrated Indian actor, dies at 66 | Film | The Guardian

Veteran of Bollywood, Hollywood and UK film industry dies in Mumbai, according to close friend Source: Om Puri, celebrated Indian actor, dies at 66 | Film | The Guardian

01/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Philip Saville obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

TV director whose Boys from the Blackstuff won a Bafta for best drama serial Source: Philip Saville obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

01/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Debbie Reynolds obituary | Film | The Guardian

The Singin’ in the Rain actor, who rose to fame with her youthful exuberance in 1950s musicals, had a prolific and ambitious career and resilience to match Source: Debbie Reynolds … Continue reading

12/29/2016 · Leave a comment

Obituary: Carrie Fisher – BBC News

Carrie Fisher’s acting career was dominated by her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise. It was a part that catapulted her into the limelight as one … Continue reading

12/27/2016 · 4 Comments

Liz Smith, The Royle Family actor, has died aged 95 | Television & radio | The Guardian

Bafta award-winning actor, who also appeared in the Vicar of Dibley and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, died on Christmas Eve… Source: Liz Smith, The Royle Family actor, has died … Continue reading

12/26/2016 · 1 Comment

Coral Atkins, actress who set up home for disadvantaged children – obituary

Coral Atkins, who has died aged 80, was a television actress of the 1970s who turned her back on the entertainment world to care for disadvantaged children. Source: Coral Atkins, … Continue reading

12/23/2016 · 2 Comments

Michele Morgan: French actress and glamour icon dies at 96 – BBC News

Michele Morgan, the star who won the Cannes film festival’s first best actress award, dies aged 96. Source: Michele Morgan: French actress and glamour icon dies at 96 – BBC … Continue reading

12/21/2016 · 1 Comment

Roman Theatre of Cartagena – Cartagena, Spain | Atlas Obscura

The fascinating remains of this Roman theatre are quickly becoming one of the historic buildings that symbolise the ancient city of Cartegena. The theater was built between 5 and 1 BCE, and for … Continue reading

12/18/2016 · Leave a comment

The Hype of The Independent — Michael Sheen Update

See previous post. Before this gets ridiculous I said I’m thinking I might start acting less and maybe even stop for a while at some point but don’t know yet. … Continue reading

12/18/2016 · 1 Comment

Michael Sheen is quitting acting to oppose far-right populism | The Independent

Michael Sheen is to give up acting to fight the rise of the far-right and will leave Hollywood to return to his native Port Talbot in Wales to do so. … Continue reading

12/17/2016 · 1 Comment

I, Daniel Blake sweeps Evening Standard film awards | Film | The Guardian

Ken Loach’s drama wins best British film, best actress and most powerful scene, while Hugh Grant and Kate Beckinsale take acting honours Source: I, Daniel Blake sweeps Evening Standard film … Continue reading

12/09/2016 · Leave a comment

5 London theatres awarded vital funding to improve accessibility and working conditions

Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, have announced five small theatres in London will benefit from the second round of its London Theatres Small Grants Scheme. The … Continue reading

12/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Peter Vaughan, star of Porridge and Game of Thrones, dies aged 93 | Television & radio | The Guardian

The character actor Peter Vaughan, known for his role as Grouty in the TV sitcom Porridge and more recently as Maester Aemon in Game of Thrones, has died aged 93. … Continue reading

12/06/2016 · 2 Comments

Dave Johns lands his first acting award : News 2016 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide

Comedian Dave Johns has won his first major acting award. The veteran stand-up scooped best actor at the British Independent Film Awards for his role in the Ken Loach film … Continue reading

12/05/2016 · Leave a comment

A New Kind of Puppet invented by a British Lad

This is going to change the face of puppetry. And the British lad must surely be on his way to a fortune! Source: This Kid Invented A Clever New Puppet … Continue reading

12/04/2016 · 2 Comments

Andrew Sachs, 86, who played Manuel in Fawlty Towers, dies after secret dementia battle | London Evening Standard

Actor Andrew Sachs, who played the well-loved Manuel in iconic comedy Fawlty Towers, has died aged 86. Mr Sachs, from Kilburn, died at a care home last week following a … Continue reading

12/01/2016 · Leave a comment