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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Obituary: John Forgeham by Michael Quinn

John Forgeham carved something of a niche on television playing gruff, opinionated characters bolstered by machismo and exuding an alluring sense of

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Obituary: Ken Bennett-Hunter by Michael Quinn

Ken Bennett-Hunter was one of the most experienced and well-respected figures in British theatre over the last half-century. Had he been an

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Playwright David Storey dies aged 83 by Michael Quinn

The playwright and Booker prize-winning novelist David Storey has died aged 83. His death on March 27 was confirmed in a statement

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Obituary: Derek Walcott by Michael Quinn

Derek Walcott decided to become a poet at the age of eight and published his first poem at 14 – to find

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Obituary: Tony Haygarth by Michael Quinn

A seasoned performer on stage and screen, Tony Haygarth was a character actor of enormous resource and variety, whose lived-in face and

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Former TMA president Ken Bennett-Hunter dies aged 70 by Michael Quinn

Ken Bennett-Hunter, a former president of the Theatrical Management Association and long-time contributor to The Stage, has died at the age of

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Poet and playwright Derek Walcott dies aged 87 by Michael Quinn

The Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright Derek Walcott has died at the age of 87. His death earlier today (March 17) at

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BBC iPlayer top 20 records ‘clean sweep’ for drama in February 2017 by Michael Quinn

Drama programmes dominated the BBC’s iPlayer catch-up service in February 2017, taking a clean sweep of all top-20 places in the list

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Obituary: Peter Skellern by Michael Quinn

A singer-songwriter and pianist who eventually became a priest, Peter Skellern’s most famous song was the 1972 hit single You’re a Lady.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tributes paid to actor Tony Haygarth by Michael Quinn

Tributes have been paid to actor Tony Haygarth following his death on March 10, aged 72. His death was confirmed by his

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Obituary: Philip Saville by Michael Quinn

One of the most innovative directors of his generation, Philip Saville was responsible for a number of television firsts and the era-defining

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Obituary: Maggie Lunn by Michael Quinn

An aspiring journalist who turned her theatregoing “hobby” into a successful career as one of the leading casting directors of her generation,

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Dublin’s Abbey dominates Irish theatre awards by Michael Quinn

Dublin’s Abbey Theatre has won in four categories at the Irish Times Theatre Awards, including best play for David Ireland’s Cyprus Avenue.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Obituary: Victor Platt by Michael Quinn

Victor Platt was an unsung hero of television and film in the second half of the last century. A conscientious and reliable

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Obituary: Keith Salberg by Michael Quinn

In 1948, aged 16, Keith Salberg left school, spent six months in a variety of jobs at the King’s Theatre, Gainsborough, and

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Obituary: Alan Simpson by Michael Quinn

Together with Ray Galton, Alan Simpson helped define the tone of television comedy for 20 years with the hugely popular Hancock’s Half

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Top casting directors Maggie Lunn and Doreen Jones die on same day by Michael Quinn

Tributes have been paid to two leading casting directors who died within hours of each other on February 19. Maggie Lunn, who

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Obituary: Barry Cassin by Michael Quinn

A leading figure in Irish theatre, Barry Cassin’s career spanned seven decades as both an actor and director. As co-founder of Dublin’s

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Obituary: Trish Arnold by Michael Quinn

Trish Arnold pioneered an innovative approach to the teaching of movement and dance specifically designed for actors that is now widely employed

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Obituary: Alec McCowen by Michael Quinn

Few actors were as consistently intelligent and engagingly relaxed on stage and screen as Alec McCowen. They were qualities that shone through

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Irish theatres get £8 million cash injection by Michael Quinn

Ireland’s regional theatres and arts centres are to benefit from new capital funding of €9 million (£7.6 million) in what was described

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Obituary: John Hurt by Michael Quinn

Craggy-faced and with a distinctive, cracked voice, John Hurt was an actor of immense resources and a deep emotional wellspring that forged

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Remastered: the legendary Argo Shakespeare recordings by Michael Quinn

Of all the celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death last year, for many of a certain age none will have

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Obituary: Gorden Kaye by Michael Quinn

Despite its setting in Nazi-occupied France and gleeful revelling in wartime irreverence, double entendres, homophobia and racial caricatures, David Croft and Jeremy

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Obituary: Michel Julian by Michael Quinn

A self-styled ‘creative animateur’, Michel Julian spent his life committed to advocating, enthusing and enabling involvement in theatre. Born in Bedford in

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Rosemary Jenkinson named Belfast Lyric’s artist-in-residence by Michael Quinn

Playwright Rosemary Jenkinson has been appointed artist-in-residence at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. The writer, who was born in Belfast, succeeds composer

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Monday, January 23, 2017

‘Allo ‘Allo! star Gorden Kaye dies aged 75 by Michael Quinn

Actor Gorden Kaye, best known as hapless cafe owner Rene in ’Allo ’Allo!, has died aged 75. Although he found fame on

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Obituary: Calvin Rand by Michael Quinn

Born into a wealthy banking family, well connected in business and a practising professor of philosophy, Calvin Rand was also one of

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Obituary: Bernard Fox by Michael Quinn

Born into a performing family – his parents were both actors and his uncle was Wilfrid Lawson – Bernard Fox made his

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What’s ahead for Hull in its year as City of Culture? by Michael Quinn

The extra second added to clocks as 2016 turned into 2017 served only to heighten expectations in Hull of what the new

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Obituary: Deddie Davies by Michael Quinn

For a generation of filmgoers, Deddie Davies will be forever remembered as Mrs Perks, wife of Bernard Cribbins’ station porter, in the

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