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Category Archives: Television

Judi, Maggie, Joan and Eileen: all hail British theatre’s great dames | Michael Billington | Stage | The Guardian

Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest. The wheeze of bringing together four of Britain’s distinguished theatrical dames – Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith – and … Continue reading

04/28/2018 · 6 Comments

How Anna Scher’s maverick acting school created so many working-class stars | Stage | The Guardian

For 50 years Anna Scher has taught acting to north London children, with many – such as Kathy Burke, Daniel Kaluuya and Adam Deacon – becoming household names. What is … Continue reading

04/03/2018 · 2 Comments

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

Idris Elba: Why I decided to write the new ‘Only Fools and Horses’ – The i – Friday Arts #14

Spring 2018, and Idris Elba is back – finally – on the small screen. For a while, the Londoner who rose to fame as Stringer Bell on The Wire, David … Continue reading

03/23/2018 · 2 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

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

The Mash Report’s Rachel Parris on going viral, Piers Morgan and Jacob Rees-Mogg – The i – Friday Arts #11

“I think it depends which bit you’re working on,” Parris says. “For my bit, me and the fantastic Mash writing team come up with the weekly topic – we usually … Continue reading

02/23/2018 · 2 Comments

David Threlfall: ‘I have a need to act. For me it’s obsession, it’s curiosity, it’s passion’ – The i – iweekend #21

by Chloe Hamilton You wouldn’t think David Threlfall was about to star in the most expensive drama the BBC has ever made. The actor, best known for his performance as … Continue reading

02/17/2018 · 1 Comment

“You should only be an actor if you can’t not be an actor.”

Originally posted on Art of Quotation:
“You should only be an actor if you can’t not be an actor.” John Lithgow, actor, from the Helen Edison Lecture Series, UC San…

02/07/2018 · 2 Comments

‘It was unbearable’: Tim Minchin on life under Trump and the collapse of his $100m movie | Stage | The Guardian

Back on home soil, the Australian polymath discusses politics, musicals and #MeToo – and the worst year of his professional life. via ‘It was unbearable’: Tim Minchin on life under … Continue reading

01/30/2018 · 1 Comment

BFI Screenonline: Rediscovered TV Drama

The further back in television history you go, the greater are the gaps in the archival record of transmitted material. This is actually true of most areas of cultural activity … Continue reading

01/28/2018 · 1 Comment

Actors on Actors: Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen – Full Video

01/27/2018 · 2 Comments

Quote • JAMES NORTON • Looks

‘I was sitting opposite my great-aunt Grania at a family lunch the other day and she was staring at me, in a quizzical way. Then she said: “Honestly, James, I … Continue reading

01/09/2018 · 11 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

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

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

“I get bored with actors talking about themselves.” – Art of Quotation

“I get bored with actors talking about themselves.” — Alan Rickman, actor, English Source: “I get bored with actors talking about themselves.” – Art of Quotation

10/14/2017 · 2 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

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

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

On the Pivotal Thomas Mitchell: From Classics to “Columbo” | Travalanche

The great Thomas Mitchell (1892-1962) came into the world on this day (11th July). Mitchell remains well-known today as a character actor with parts in an unnaturally long list of … Continue reading

07/12/2017 · 4 Comments

10 Questions for actress Tracy-Ann Oberman: “it’s made me pretty fearless”

What do you call a woman who murdered Dirty Den, is the darling of TV comedy producers, writes radio plays about the golden age of Hollywood, hosted and judged Channel … Continue reading

07/08/2017 · 3 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

Elsa Lanchester – Catford’s Bride of Frankenstein | Running Past

48 Farley Road is an ordinary looking Victorian terraced house in Catford; it has a brief, but important, place in British cinematographic history – in the early 20th century it … Continue reading

06/24/2017 · 10 Comments

Billy Connolly leads the way in Queen’s birthday honours list | UK news | The Guardian

Actor knighted in recognition of services to entertainment and charity, and is joined by Paul McCartney, JK Rowling and Delia Smith on the list Source: Billy Connolly leads the way … Continue reading

06/17/2017 · 5 Comments

Maggie Smith: “I led a perfectly normal life until Downton Abbey”

Dame Maggie Smith, who plays the Dowager Countess of Grantham in ITV’s costume drama, talks to Mark Lawson about why her character should be killed off, forgetting which film she’s … Continue reading

06/10/2017 · 10 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