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London Film Festival 2019 – The Two Popes

Writer:  Anthony McCarten Director: Fernando Meirelles Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Jonathan Pryce has rather cornered the market in famous Argentinians, where he was once Juan Peron to Madonna’s Evita, now he’s playing the most powerful man in religion, the Pope in Fernando Meirelles’ new film The Two Popes. Written by Anthony McCarten based on his own play from 2017, the movie ...

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A Theatre-Lovers Guide to the BFI London Film Festival

Now only a few days away, the sheer volume of films available at the BFI London Film Festival can seem pretty overwhelming. There are Strands which categorise movies by genre including “Thrill,” “Dare” and “Love,” there are glitzy Gala premieres of major international releases where members of the public can walk the red carpet with the stars, and there are ...

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An Evening with Hazel O’Connor – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Hazel O'Connor

Reviewer: Richard Hall Hazel O’Connor burst onto the 80s music scene when she played the lead role in the iconic filmBreaking Glass. O’Connor played Kate, a would-be singer/songwriter in a fledging punk band, mirroring at the time what was happening in her own life. Co-starring Jonathan Pryce and Phil Daniels, the film was a critical and commercial success and spawned ...

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The Merchant of Venice – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jonathan Munby Reviewer: Harry Stern   There is a great deal to admire in this new production of an old favourite and even more to enjoy. Actors and audience have a jolly time alike. Yet it remains a perennially problematic play which seems at first acquaintance to endorse a loathsome anti-Semitism from which the world needs ...

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NEWS: This is the moment as cast of Miss Saigon announced

Following an extensive worldwide search for the perfect cast to star in the new London production of Miss Saigon which opens at the Prince Edward Theatre in May 2014.Cameron Mackintosh has revealed the leading cast for his brand new production which will be directed by Laurence Connor (who also directed the 25th Anniversary productions of Les Miserables and Phantom of ...

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King Lear – Almeida Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Michael Attenborough Review: Steve Barfield [rating:4.5] This is a play which has become almost synonymous with the creative pinnacle of great classical actors who reach the age to play the title rôle and this production is no exception: Jonathan Pryce makes the rôle his own and it is a bravura display of acting by one of ...

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