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Thursday, July 9, 2020

'He's so strapping and virile': Patrick Stewart at 80 – by Shatner, McKellen, Tennant and more by Interviews By Chris Wiegand, Catherine Shoard and Toby Moses

Horse rides in stockings, rehearsals in deep freezes, fights in string vests ... as Patrick Stewart hits 80, friends from Harriet Walter to Brian Blessed pay tribute to the great actor Conti…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

British musicals 'at risk without subsidies like other theatre' by Lanre Bakare and Catherine Shoard

Leading figures call for public money to be spent on original work and developing talent British musical theatre is at risk of being left behind by America unless there is investment in orig…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

'I even loved his Twankey': Dench, Hopkins, Mirren and more on Ian McKellen at 80 by Interviews By Catherine Shoard and Chris Wiegand

Wild parties, stunning performances, silhouette erections and marrying Patrick Stewart twice. As the actor turns 80, friends including Derek Jacobi, Janet Suzman, Michael Sheen, Bill Condon …

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Teen drag queen musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie to become movie by Catherine Shoard

British stage success’s big screen transfer to be made by Warp Films and overseen by stage director Jonathan ButterellEverybody’s Talking About Jamie, the hit musical based on 2011 BBC d…

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Burlesque – review | Catherine Shoard by Catherine Shoard

Like the dancers on Sunset Boulevard, Burlesque knuckles down, scrubs up, and makes the goddamn best of thingsWhat do Cher and Christina Aguilera share, other than top billing in this double…

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Jeremy Irons: ‘I have the natural tendency of a benign dictator’ by Catherine Shoard

The veteran actor’s run of flawed gentlemen continues with his roles in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and High-Rise. He explains his trouble with democracy – and why his statue of b…

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

'We are all so devastated': acting world pays tribute to Alan Rickman by Catherine Shoard, Liese Spencer, Chris Wiegand, Nancy Groves and Ben Beaumont-Thomas

Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Helen Mirren among those remembering the giant of movies and theatre – known best to many as Professor Snape in Harry Potter …

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Alan Rickman, giant of British film and theatre, dies at 69 by Catherine Shoard

Much-loved star of stage, TV and films including Harry Potter and Die Hard – and owner of one of the most singular voices in acting ­– has died in London Related: Alan Rickman: an actor…

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Why Doon Mackichan, star of Smack the Pony and The Day Today, has fallen for Joe Orton by Catherine Shoard

Doon Mackichan has spent her life causing offence and hilarity. The Day Today and Smack the Pony star tells Catherine Shoard why she relishes starring in a shocking Joe Orton playIt has been…

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Down with women-only literary prizes by Catherine Shoard

Real men write books and real men drink Baileys, so why is the Baileys fiction prize only open to women?The unveiling of the Baileys prize for female fiction is a reminder that the drink has…

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Into the Woods review: trees fall in a forest, making one hell of a sound by Catherine Shoard

Rob Marshall’s big screen version of the Stephen Sondheim musical has taken nearly three decades. Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep just about make it worthwhile Continue reading...

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Women successful yet sidelined in film writing and directing by Catherine Shoard

A new study for the BFI finds that UK independent films were more likely to be profitable if they had women in key backstage roles, yet the gender is still under-representedEmploying women i…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

August: Osage County: Toronto 2013 - first look review by Catherine Shoard

Meryl Streep claws the walls well, but the trappings of theatre hobble this movie version of Tracy Letts' award-winning playThe auguries for August were good. Tracy Letts' play about a pill-…

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts to star in August: Osage County by Catherine Shoard

Actors will play mother and daughter in film adaptation of Tracy Letts's Pulitzer prize-winning play, to be directed by John WellsMeryl Streep and Julia Roberts are to play mother and daught…

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Bafta awards: British women vie for writing prizes by Catherine Shoard

Abi Morgan nominated for The Iron Lady and Bridget O'Connor posthumously for Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyOn Sunday, the flashbulbs will pop at Brad and George; the pundits shall scrap over the …

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Rocky the Musical to debut in Germany by Catherine Shoard

Sylvester Stallone and two boxing brothers will co-produce a stage version of the 1976 film. But will it be a thinker or a stinker?Two Ukranian boxing brothers have teamed up with Sylvester …

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Nun sues Disney for stealing Sister Act by Catherine Shoard

Veteran campaigner Queen Mother Dr Delois Blakely claims Whoopi Goldberg film is based on her 1987 autobiography The Harlem Street NunAlmost 20 years after Sister Act was released in the US,…

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

South Park writers on a mission to make The Book of Mormon a movie by Catherine Shoard

Trey Parker and Matt Stone have confirmed plans to turn their award-winning Broadway musical into a filmBroadway hit The Book of Mormon is to be made into a film, its writers have confirmed.…

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Monday, September 12, 2011

The Deep Blue Sea – review by Catherine Shoard

Terence Davies dives into a faithful adaptation, but Terence Rattigan's dated play is doomed to sink on the big screenThe good news is that Terence Davies's adaptation of Terence Rattigan's …

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Anna Massey: a career in clips by Catherine Shoard

The actor Anna Massey has died aged 73. We look back at her career in clips, from Peeping Tom to The MachinistAnna Massey, who has died aged 73, had two distinct stages to her career: first …

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Jig – review by Catherine Shoard

It's compelling for 40 minutes, but Sue Bourne's documentary about the 40th Irish Dancing championship stumbles into X Factor-style pathos, says Catherine ShoardTo kick Sue Bourne's document…

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Catherine Zeta-Jones in final negotiations to join Rock of Ages by Catherine Shoard

Zeta-Jones is set to play the music-hating villain, a newly created character, in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of AgesCatherine Zeta-Jones is set to play the music-hating…

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Pete Postlethwaite: a career in clips by Catherine Shoard

The actor Pete Postlethwaite died yesterday at the age of 64. We look back over his career in clipsIt's difficult to know which is the more telling statement about Pete Postlethwaite, who di…

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Burlesque – review | Catherine Shoard by Catherine Shoard

Like the dancers on Sunset Boulevard, Burlesque knuckles down, scrubs up, and makes the goddamn best of thingsWhat do Cher and Christina Aguilera share, other than top billing in this double…

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Burlesque – review by Catherine Shoard

Like the dancers on Sunset Boulevard, Burlesque knuckles down, scrubs up, and makes the goddamn best of things Continue reading...

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