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Harold Pinter: The Bobbing of Egos

Interview with Harold Pinter Conducted by James Grissom 1997 Most people are not talented. This is true of the world in general, and this is true of the theatrical world … Continue reading

01/06/2018 · 4 Comments

Interview with Brian Blessed – Published in The South China Morning Post – Etan Smallman

Thespian Brian Blessed, who served as master of ceremonies at the handover 20 years ago, recalls sparring with the Dalai Lama, punching Harold Pinter down the stairs, hospitalising Dr Who’s … Continue reading

07/05/2017 · 9 Comments

Archive Interview • Hugh Bonneville • 2004

FROM THE ARCHIVE Hugh Bonneville is not only a sublime actor but a charming and erudite chap with a fine line in drollery. He sounds a little wary at the start … Continue reading

11/10/2016 · Leave a comment

TRUMP: British actor lays into US presidential candidate | HalfEatenMind

As the presidential campaign in the United States heats up with only a month left to go before elections on the 8th November 2016, a well-loved voice… Source: TRUMP: British … Continue reading

10/08/2016 · Leave a comment

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

06/10/2016 · 2 Comments

Archive Review • FROST/NIXON • Donmar Theatre • 2006

  I always believed that there were two famous people called David Frost. The first, active in the 60s and 70s before I was born, seemed to have been by … Continue reading

05/02/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday, Daniel Day-Lewis!

04/29/2015 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • HOWARD BARKER • The Dying of Today • Arcola Theatre

Howard Barker good-humouredly describes it as “outrageous” that he is not better known in the UK. In fact, he thinks it’s a “scandal” that he is “not presented in theatres … Continue reading

02/27/2015 · Leave a comment

Lucy Kerbel interview

Originally posted on 17percent:
Lucy Kerbel Lucy Kerbel is the Director of Tonic Theatre and an award-winning theatre director. She also researched and wrote 100 Great Plays for Women, an inspiring guide…

01/20/2015 · Leave a comment

Karis Halsall interview

Originally posted on 17percent:
Photo taken during rehearsals for Karis’ show, MEGALOPOLITAN. Karis Halsall is a playwright and performance poet. She is passionate about creating theatre that pushes boundaries and blends…

01/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • BOLA AGBAJE • Gone Too Far! • Royal Court • 2008

Bola Agbaje’s first play, Gone Too Far! debuted at The Royal Court in 2006. While its arrival was a low-key affair – few of the major newspapers picked up on it – … Continue reading

08/28/2014 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • BETTE BOURNE • The Skin of Our Teeth • Young Vic • 2004

Bette Bourne is about to play the gypsy fortune-teller Esmeralda in Wilder’s 1942 play, The Skin of Our Teeth. We met during a lunch break from rehearsals. Bette was wearing … Continue reading

08/15/2014 · 1 Comment

Archive Interview • DAVID TROUGHTON • The Skin of Our Teeth • Young Vic • 2004

David Troughton appears relaxed and at ease with his new role for the Young Vic, playing George Antrobus in Thornton Wilder’s 1942 play, The Skin of Our Teeth. Entering the final stages … Continue reading

08/15/2014 · 1 Comment

Archive Interview • GAWN GRAINGER • You Can’t Take it With You • 2007

Throw a name – any name – at Gawn Grainger and I’d be very surprised if he wasn’t able to conjure up a theatrical anecdote to match. Gregarious, intelligent and fun to … Continue reading

08/08/2014 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • ROBERT DAWS • 2008

Robert Daws has not appeared on stage for seven years and David Harrower’s award-winning Blackbird is only the second play he’s done in eighteen years. Not only that but Ray, his character, … Continue reading

07/20/2014 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • GEMMA BODINETZ • 2003

Liverpool has a treat in store come this September. Gemma Bodinetz takes over as artistic director of both the Everyman and Playhouse Theatres. There’s a buzz in the air as a director … Continue reading

06/28/2014 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • BIYI BANDELE • 2006

Biyi Bandele. Say the name out loud. Go on, try it. It has a sound as lyrical, visceral and satisfying as the author’s own writing. “That’s my vocation,” he says to … Continue reading

06/22/2014 · 1 Comment

Archive Interview • Geraldine James • 2004

Geraldine James is one of our most treasured actresses. In 1978, she made a remarkable impression playing a young deaf girl in Dummy, a television drama directed by Franc Roddam in which she … Continue reading

05/20/2014 · 1 Comment

Archive Interview • KATE O’MARA • 2008

Many people imagine that actors are just like their onstage characters. While this may be true in some instances, there’s no getting away from the fact that some are as … Continue reading

03/30/2014 · 11 Comments

Bill Nighy interview: “You don’t have to be creative to be an actor” | Big Issue

via Bill Nighy interview: “You don’t have to be creative to be an actor” Big Issue . Bill Nighy defends his support for the Robin Hood tax – and debunks some … Continue reading

03/10/2014 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • Stephen Unwin • English Touring Theatre • 2003

The Play as Written Stephen Unwin is energized by the unexpected panic of rehearsing an understudy for Juliet in his latest touring production of Romeo and Juliet. Due to open at the Oxford … Continue reading

01/28/2014 · 2 Comments

Exclusive: Barry Humphries talks about his farewell live show Eat Pray Laugh!

Exclusive: Barry Humphries talks about his farewell live show Eat Pray Laugh!.

11/21/2013 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • Patrick Spottiswoode • Shakespeare’s Globe • 2003

Patrick Spottiswoode has one of those infectious personalities, an evangelical fervour for his project, an intelligent, insightful and determined advocate of the facilities that make up the Globe Theatre in … Continue reading

03/25/2013 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • Hugh Bonneville • 2004

Hugh Bonneville is not only a sublime actor but a charming and erudite chap with a fine line in drollery. He sounds a little wary at the start of our telephone … Continue reading

03/07/2013 · 3 Comments