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Miloš Forman: the director who brought the spirit of anti-Soviet rebellion to Hollywood

The divine inspiration of madness – its ambiguity, its creativity, its higher sanity, and the cover and legitimacy it gives to protest against oppression and bullies of all stripes – … Continue reading

04/14/2018 · 1 Comment

Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard dies at 89 – BBC News

Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard has died at the age of 89 after a career spanning eight decades. Daughter-in-law Jacqueline Reddin said he died in hospital in Leicestershire, shortly after breaking … Continue reading

03/30/2018 · 5 Comments

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

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

03/12/2018 · 3 Comments

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

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

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

London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket goes up for sale | Stage | The Guardian

London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket, which has staged premieres of Oscar Wilde plays and was John Gielgud’s temporary home during the blitz, has been put up for sale by its owners. … Continue reading

01/24/2018 · 3 Comments

More than 30 UK theatres at risk of being lost | Stage | The Guardian

Theatres around the UK are in danger of being lost for ever unless more local authorities start seeing them as opportunities, rather than liabilities, according to a new report. via … Continue reading

01/23/2018 · 5 Comments

The Latest: Stars mingle and dance at SAG Awards after-party

Sam Rockwell, from left, Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson, nominees for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” introduce a clip from … Continue reading

01/22/2018 · 5 Comments

Return to the Forbidden Planet creator Bob Carlton dies

Bob Carlton, who created Return to the Forbidden Planet, has died. The writer and director created the jukebox rock and roll musical, which is loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, … Continue reading

01/20/2018 · 1 Comment

Patrick Stewart: my nerve-racking RSC audition with the great John Barton | Stage | The Guardian

In a cold, wet November evening in 1965, I plodded nervously across the Bancroft Gardens in Stratford-upon-Avon. I had at last been accepted to audition for the Royal Shakespeare Company, although … Continue reading

01/19/2018 · 3 Comments

John Barton obituary | Stage | The Guardian

Through his work as a director, and above all as a teacher, John Barton, who has died aged 89, changed the way we play and hear Shakespeare. His editing and … Continue reading

01/19/2018 · 2 Comments

Caryl Churchill honoured for outstanding contribution to writing | The Stage

Playwright Caryl Churchill has been honoured for her outstanding contribution to writing at the 2018 Writers’ Guild awards. Fellow playwright Lucy Kirkwood presented Churchill with the award at a London … Continue reading

01/16/2018 · 1 Comment

10 Reasons to Remember Terence Marsh (1931-2018) | thedullwoodexperiment

It’s easy to forget when watching a movie that what you’re actually looking at, the physical environment that the cast is working within, has either been designed or adapted to … Continue reading

01/13/2018 · 4 Comments

Natalie Portman Calls Out Lack of Women Directing Nominees at Golden Globes

Despite the rapidly growing awareness of women’s issues in Hollywood and high-profile films from female directors in the past year, not a single woman was nominated for best director award … Continue reading

01/08/2018 · 6 Comments

James Barber death: Tributes pour in for ‘loved and respected’ chief executive of Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre – Get Surrey

Tributes have been paid to the chief executive and director of Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre James Barber, who has died aged 59. Mr Barber, commonly known as Jamie, died suddenly … Continue reading

01/03/2018 · 2 Comments

Coronation Street’s first barmaid Doreen Keogh dies at 91 – BBC News

Actress Doreen Keogh, who played the first Coronation Street barmaid, has died aged 91. Keogh pulled Rovers Returns’ first pints as Concepta Riley, starring in the soap in the 1960s … Continue reading

01/03/2018 · 2 Comments

Bollywood star Shashi Kapoor dies aged 79

Veteran Indian film industry stalwart Shashi Kapoor has died at the age of 79, it has been confirmed. His nephew Randhir told the Press Trust of India (PTI) that the actor had … Continue reading

12/04/2017 · 4 Comments

A Complete Break

My recent experience in hospital and the prospect of further investigations into other health problems has made me realise I need to take a complete break from blogging and social media, … Continue reading

10/28/2017

Rosemary Leach obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

Stage and screen actor who was admired for her roles as Helene Hanff in 84 Charing Cross Road and Mrs Honeychurch in the 1985 film A Room With a View… … Continue reading

10/25/2017 · 3 Comments

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
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