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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
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Wallace Shawn: ‘I live off doing animal voices in cartoons’ by Liese Spencer

You may know him as the teacher in Clueless, the dinosaur in Toy Story, and the baddie in The Princess Bride. But Wallace Shawn wants to open your eyes to sweatshops, starvation and torture.…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:31AM
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
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
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 …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:39PM
Monday, January 19, 2015

Wallace Shawn: ‘I live off doing animal voices in cartoons’ by Liese Spencer

You may know him as the teacher in Clueless, the dinosaur in Toy Story, and the baddie in The Princess Bride. But Wallace Shawn wants to open your eyes to sweatshops, starvation and torture.…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:31PM

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