For One Knight Only: what we learned about Judi, Maggie, Ian and Derek in their Zoom knees-up | Theatre | The Guardian
…Derek Jacobi got a copy of Hamlet from Peter O’Toole …In 1963, Jacobi was Laertes to O’Toole’s prince. One day, O’Toole presented him with a book of Hamlet that once … Continue reading
Noël Coward’s Rare Home Movie Footage
Selected extracts from nearly 2 hours of home movies shot by Noël Coward and Jeffery Holmesdale (Lord Amherst) 16mm Cinè Film from 1921 to 1935. Source: Noël Coward’s Rare Home … Continue reading
Irresistible: Cumberbatch, Essiedu, Tenant, Minchin, Walter, McKellen, Kinnear, Dench & Hamlet
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
The First Ever Film Version Of ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Was Made In 1903 And It’s Absolutely Enchanting.
Since its publication in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s classic novel Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland has been unfaltering in its popularity. Considered to be one of the best examples of the literary … Continue reading
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!
Judy Garland – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Meet Me In St. Louis, 1944)
Movie Accent Expert Breaks Down 32 Actors’ Accents | WIRED
Dialect coach Erik Singer analyses the accents of some of Hollywood’s biggest names. How accurate were they really?
Owen Jones meets Michael Sheen | ‘Brexit appealed to abandoned communities’
Michael Sheen is an intelligent actor and an intelligent spokesman for what is happening in Britain. ‘Michael Sheen is a legendary actor who has played, amongst others, Brian Clough, Tony … Continue reading
DEBORAH KERR – A&E Biography narrated by Irish actress Dearbhla Molloy.
DEBORAH KERR – A&E Biography narrated by Irish actress Dearbhla Molloy. Enjoy!
Madeline Kahn — You’d Be Surprised! [YouTube]
A friend posted this on Facebook. Thank you, Sally. Madeline Kahn was unique and I can’t think of her equal today. Let her divine rendition of ‘You’d Be Surprised’, sung … Continue reading
Helen Mirren Holds Her Own (and Then Some) in a Cringe-Inducingly Sexist TV Interview, 1975 | Open Culture
Yes, she may only be famous for being rich and famous—not a particularly admirable cultural achievement. But, “and this is the big word: B-U-T-T-,” says Helen Mirren, “it’s wonderful that … Continue reading
Hoping It’ll Be Alright on the Night
With thanks to blogger Chris White for posting about the actor Richard Thomas (John-Boy in The Waltons) and thus reminding me of my favourite blooper of all time on an … Continue reading
Rolf Lislevand plays A. Stradivari Sabionari, 1679 guitar – Santiago de Murcia – Tarantela
Rolf Lislevand plays A.Stradivari Sabionari, 1679 guitar – Santiago de Murcia – Tarantela. I defy you not to be enchanted when you listen to this.
Footage of original Dad’s Army cast unearthed
News footage of the original cast of Dad’s Army being interviewed has been unearthed. It shows cast members, including Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn interviewed in character … Continue reading
YouTube Interview • NOEL COWARD • Acting • 1966
Here in full, courtesy of YouTube, is Michael MacOwan’s interview with Noël Coward from 1966. It is chock-full of invaluable advice about acting, whether for stage or screen. The productions referred to … Continue reading