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Thursday, December 17, 2020

We Begin Again: a musical for 2020 – video by Noah Payne-Frank, Jess Gormley, Amy Hodge, James Graham, Jim Fortune, Emily Lim and Lara Taylor

Written by the Olivier award winner James Graham and produced by the Guardian in partnership with the National Theatre, this short musical film is a unifying song for the country to take …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:18AM
Friday, March 6, 2020

Europeans: our new foreign language drama series from across the continent by Jess Gormley

A year in the making, this fictional video series uses personal stories to explore the relationships of member countries to the European Union Support Guardian journalism today by making a c…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:24PM
Thursday, November 22, 2018

'Dance gave me a way to find a life’: English National Ballet's Isaac Hernández by Iman Amrani, Noah Payne-Frank, Bruno Rinvolucri and Jess Gormley

The 28-year-old lead principal of the English National Ballet talks to the Guardian's Iman Amrani about his plans to make dance a human right in his home country of Mexico and elevate it as …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:32AM
Thursday, November 15, 2018

'There's a lot of power in being young': Hamilton lead actor Jamael Westman on making change - video by Iman Amrani, Jess Gormley, Noah Payne-Frank and Marina Costa

Jamael Westman, the lead actor in the West End production of Hamilton, talks to the Guardian's Iman Amrani backstage at the Victoria Palace Theatre, discussing the power of youth to make cha…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:33AM
Monday, June 26, 2017

Brexit Shorts: The End by Abi Morgan, starring Penelope Wilton – video by Jess Gormley, Noah Payne-Frank, Liese Spencer and Chris Wiegand

‘There’s no coming back from this’ … After 43 years together, Helen is shocked that her husband is leaving Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:36AM

Brexit Shorts: The Pines by Gary Owen, starring Steffan Rhodri – video by Jess Gormley, Noah Payne-Frank, Liese Spencer and Chris Wiegand

‘But if I don’t do this, what else can I do?’ … A Welsh dairy farmer reflects on the real cost of a flat white Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:36AM

Brexit Shorts: Shattered by Maxine Peake, starring Nasser Memarzia – video by Jess Gormley, Noah Payne-Frank, Liese Spencer and Chris Wiegand

‘People are petrified’ … An immigration lawyer in Manchester sees fear – and hope – in his community Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:12AM

Brexit Shorts: Burn by James Graham, starring Joanna Scanlan – video by Jess Gormley, Noah Payne-Frank, Liese Spencer and Chris Wiegand

‘I’m a warrior who’s been waiting for a war’ … Internet troll Carol whips up Brexit fury in Mansfield Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:12AM
Monday, March 6, 2017

How a German prison is using theatre to de-radicalise young Isis volunteers – video by Jess Gormley and Alex Healey

In the juvenile prison of Wiesbaden in Germany there are more than 300 inmates, including returning Isis fighters from Syria. A pilot project by the German government seeks to reintegrate in…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:06AM
Thursday, December 8, 2016

'Don't look at my feet!': Royal Ballet principal ballerina prepares for Nutcracker – video by Tom Silverstone, Jess Gormley and Irene Baqué

Royal Ballet principal ballerina Lauren Cuthbertson prepares for her opening performance of the classic Christmas production The Nutcracker at London’s Royal Opera House. Alone in the stud…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:06PM
Saturday, August 13, 2016

'Bit daunting, really': the Edinburgh standups reading Chilcot in full – video by Amir Amirani and Jess Gormley

At 2.6m words it’s something of a mouthful, but John Chilcot’s Iraq war report is being tackled by comics at the 2016 fringe in a performance expected to take two weeks. Here, they expla…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:21AM
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Impressions masterclass with Alistair McGowan and Rory Bremner – video by Stephen Moss, Jess Gormley, Tom Silverstone, Noah Payne-Frank and Kara Fox

Stephen Moss learns the art of impersonation from two masters: Alistair McGowan and Rory Bremner. Will Moss impress his tutors with his Boris Johnson? Can he manage to stretch his words and …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:14AM
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Zawe Ashton as Jaques in As You Like It: ‘All the world’s a stage’ – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Liese Spencer, Emma John and Chris Wiegand

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Zawe Ashton speaks Jaques’s lines on the seven ages of man fro…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:36PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Paterson Joseph as Shylock: 'You call me misbeliever' – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Liese Spencer, Emma John and Chris Wiegand

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Paterson Joseph speaks Shylock’s lines from The Merchant of Ve…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:11AM

Zawe Ashton as Jacques in As You Like It: ‘All the world’s a stage’ – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Liese Spencer, Emma John and Chris Wiegand

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Zawe Ashton speaks Jacques’s lines on the seven ages of man fr…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:10AM

Damian Lewis as Antony in Julius Caesar: 'Friends, Romans, countrymen' – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Liese Spencer, Emma John and Chris Wiegand

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Damian Lewis performs Antony’s lines from act III, scene 2 of …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:10AM

Laura Carmichael as Portia: 'The quality of mercy' – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Liese Spencer, Emma John and Chris Wiegand

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Laura Carmichael speaks Portia’s lines from The Merchant of Ve…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:10AM

Riz Ahmed as Edmund in King Lear: 'Now, gods, stand up for bastards' – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Liese Spencer, Emma John and Chris Wiegand

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Riz Ahmed speaks Edmund’s soliloquy from the start of Act I, S…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:10AM
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Juste Debout: the world's biggest street-dance competition – video by Iman Amrani , Noah Payne-Frank and Jess Gormley

Dancers from all over the world compete in the international tour of Juste Debout in the hope that they will get the chance to battle in the preliminary rounds in France and perform at the f…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:20AM
Monday, February 29, 2016

Camille O'Sullivan as Constance in King John: 'Thou art not holy' – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Liese Spencer, Chris Wiegand and Emma John

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Camille O’Sullivan plays Constance in King John, Act III, Scen…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:15AM

Joanna Lumley as Viola in Twelfth Night: 'I left no ring with her' – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Liese Spencer, Chris Wiegand and Emma John

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Joanna Lumley speaks Viola’s soliloquy from Twelfth Night, Act…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:15AM

Sacha Dhawan as Shakespeare's Parolles: 'Are you meditating on virginity?' – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Liese Spencer, Chris Wiegand and Emma John

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Sacha Dhawan delivers an edited version of Parolles’s lines fr…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:15AM

David Threlfall as Prospero in The Tempest: 'Our revels now are ended' – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Liese Spencer, Chris Wiegand and Emma John

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, David Threlfall speaks Prospero’s lines from The Tempest, Act …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:15AM

Daniel Mays as Macbeth: 'Is this a dagger which I see before me?' – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Liese Spencer, Chris Wiegand and Emma John

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Daniel Mays speaks Macbeth’s lines from Act II, Scene 1. As Ma…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:15AM

Samuel West as Henry V: 'Upon the king' – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Liese Spencer, Chris Wiegand and Emma John

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Samuel West speaks Henry V’s soliloquy from Act IV, Scene 1. O…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:15AM
Monday, February 1, 2016

Joanna Vanderham as Juliet: ‘The mask of night is on my face’ – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Chris Wiegand, Emma John and Liese Spencer

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Joanna Vanderham speaks Juliet’s monologue from the balcony sc…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:20AM

Eileen Atkins as Emilia in Othello: ‘If wives do fall’ – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Chris Wiegand, Emma John and Liese Spencer

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Eileen Atkins speaks Emilia’s lines from Othello, act IV scene…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:20AM

David Morrissey as Richard III: ‘Now is the winter of our discontent’ – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Chris Wiegand, Emma John and Liese Spencer

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, David Morrissey speaks the opening lines from Richard III in whi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:20AM

Roger Allam as King Lear: ‘Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks’ – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Emma John, Liese Spencer and Chris Wiegand

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Roger Allam plays King Lear in act III, scene 2 of the tragedy. …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:20AM
Friday, January 29, 2016

Coming soon: Adrian Lester, Roger Allam and Joanna Lumley star in Shakespeare Solos – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Chris Wiegand, Emma John and Liese Spencer

Adrian Lester as Hamlet, David Morrissey as Richard III, Joanna Lumley as Viola, Daniel Mays as Macbeth … To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:14AM
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tobias Menzies' self portrait: 'I feel younger than my years' – video by Tom Silverstone, Noah Payne-Frank, Jess Gormley and Juliet Riddell

Actor Tobias Menzies analyses his reflection while looking down the lens of the camera and drawing his self-portrait on an iPad. Through this intimate process he reveals his thoughts about h…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:32AM

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