Friday, May 12, 2017

The Guardian view on King Charles III: a foreboding play | Editorial by Editorial

The BBC2 broadcast of Mike Bartlett’s play is a reminder that even for republicans, the Queen’s death will loom largeKing Charles III, Mike Bartlett’s play set in a future shortly afte…

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King Charles III airs on PBS Sunday evening by Steven McKnight

King Charles III, a filmed adaptation of the London production of Mike Bartlett’s Tony-nominated play, airs this Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. EDT as a one-off episode of PBS’s Masterpiece T…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017


Uneasy lies the head that waits for the crown. Mike Barlett's King Charles III was a deserved award-winning success when it took the Almeida by storm in 2014, transferring into the West End …

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BBC2’s King Charles III pulls in 1.8 million viewers by Tim Bano

BBC2’s broadcast of King Charles III attracted 1.8 million viewers, according to overnight ratings. The television adaptation of Mike Bartlett’s play starred

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King Charles III starring Tim Pigott-Smith review on BBC2 – ‘a play for today’ by Stewart Pringle

Sweep away the desperate and derelict controversy that’s frothed around its broadcast, and this TV adaptation of Mike Bartlett’s 2014 future-history play

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

King Charles III review – a 21st-century Shakespearean tragedy by Michael Billington

Wyndham’s, LondonTim Pigott-Smith gives the performance of his career in Mike Bartlett’s intelligent meditation on the pressures and purpose of monarchy today• King Charles III: a West…

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King Charles III review – Shakespearean take on future reign raises unique questions for Australia by Steve Dow

Roslyn Packer theatre, SydneyAfter an acclaimed run in the UK and on Broadway, Rupert Goold’s production of Mike Bartlett’s audacious play holds particular resonance for the coloniesThe …

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Odds & Ends: Rise TV Musical Pilot Picked Up by NBC, King Charles III TV Remake Trailer & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Everybody Rise! Musical Pilot Formerly Named Drama High Picked Up by NBC NBC has picked up the new musical TV show Rise, pre…

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King Charles III, BBC2 — a drama with depth and humour

Tim Pigott-Smith gives an understated performance that brims with frustration and melancholy

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

VIDEO: First Look - Tony Nominated KING CHARLES III Comes to PBS, 5/14 by TV News Desk

Masterpiece onPBSand the BBC have teamed on a television adaption of the Tony-nominated play KING CHARLES III. The project will mark a reunion of the hit show's creative team, with writer Mi…

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Watch the Trailer for TV Adaptation of King Charles III by Olivia Clement

The film will air May 14 on Masterpiece on PBS.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

King Charles III: a West End treat for royalists and tourists alike by Mark Lawson

Mike Bartlett's mock-Shakespearean take on constitutional crisis over Prince Charles proves an attraction• 'Royally entertaining' ... Michael Billington's review of the Almeida productionA…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Tim Pigott-Smith: playing with Pelé, channelling Prince Charles and falling in love with my horse by Tim Pigott-Smith

In these exclusive extracts from his posthumously published memoir, the actor recalls filming Escape to Victory and The Jewel in the Crown, and how Buckingham Palace spied on him in King Cha…

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Tim Pigott-Smith: from The Jewel in the Crown to King Charles III by Jasper.rees

The actor played pillars of the establishment, but there was much more to him than that It is the fate of a certain type of well-spoken classically trained actor to wear the livery of the En…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Tim Pigott-Smith: a man born to play kings by Mark Lawson

The actor’s imposing vocal and physical presence equipped him to play Lear and a future Charles III as well as a series of police and army officersCombining height with a voice of unusual …

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Tim Pigott-Smith, 'Jewel in the Crown' Star and Stage Actor, Dies at 70

He became a regular on British TV screens in everything from 'Doctor Who' to 'Downton Abbey,' and starred on Broadway in 2015 in 'King Charles III.'read more

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Tim Pigott-Smith, Tony Nominee for KING CHARLES III, Dies at 70 by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that British actorTim Pigott-Smith, who was nominated for a Tony last year for his turn in Mike Bartlett's KING CHARLES III, has died. He was 70.

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King Charles III – a flawed premise but royally entertaining by Michael Billington

Almeida theatre, LondonMike Bartlett has written a speculative play about the future of the monarchy that has the courage to ask serious questionsMike Bartlett has written a speculative play…

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Tim Pigott-Smith: a life on stage and screen – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Theatre, film and TV actor Tim Pigott-Smith came to the British public’s attention as Ronald Merrick in the 1984 TV series The Jewel in the Crown, and starred in plays and films including …

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Tim Pigott-Smith, 2016 Tony Award Nominee for Mike Bartlett's King Charles III, Dies at 70 by Andy Lefkowitz

Tim Pigott-Smith, the British actor who earned a Tony Award nomination for playing an imagined version of Prince Charles in Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III, has died at age 70, accord…

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Tim Pigott-Smith, a Tony Nominee for King Charles III, Dies at 70 by Ryan McPhee

The British actor was due to star in a U.K. tour of Death of a Salesman beginning April 10.

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Obituaries: West End Stage Legend and Tony Nominee Tim Pigott-Smith Dies at 70

Pigott-Smith appeared on Broadway last season in Mike Bartlett's King Charles III.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

The Subplot Quickens: A Q&A with Michelle Beck About Her Remarkable Role in ‘King Charles III’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by John Stoltenberg

I greatly admired both the writing and the acting in Shakespeare Theatre Company production of Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III, but to be honest it was the character of Jessica and Michel…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

In the Moment: ‘King Charles III’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by David Siegel

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s (STC) production of Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III is a stunner. It is a clever look into a usually unseen political hall-of-mirrors. It is also a mos…

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DC Theater Friday: Political drama on the Potomac by Nelson Pressley

‘Watch on the Rhine’ and ‘King Charles III’ bring intrigue to big stages

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Is there a crown in Charles’s future? ‘King Charles III’ looks into the crystal ball. by Peter Marks

Shakespeare Theatre Company co-produces Mike Bartlett’s Broadway play.

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Spine: ‘King Charles III’ at The Shakespeare Theatre Company by Robert Michael Oliver

They sure don’t make kings like they used to. And maybe that’s a good thing. Mike Bartlett’s historical fantasy, King Charles III, based loosely (very loosely) on the curr…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Robert Joy puts TV and film career on hold for role of a lifetime in King Charles III by Christopher Henley

“This role — and this play — lifts off the Earth. It flies in a certain way. It’s such a great role and a great play.” Robert Joy, who has had a remarkable career in theatre, film,…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘King Charles III’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Barbara Trainin Blank

As often happens when a play has been “hyped” a great deal and receives more awards than one can count, I resisted, in the beginning, the lure of Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III. But…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

King Charles III at Shakespeare Theatre Company (review) by Tim Treanor

It is a bold writer who writes a history of the future. It is a bold writer who bathes his play in high Shakespearean language, replete with iambic pentameter and rhyming couplets. For doing…

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Review: ‘King Charles III’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Sophia Howes

The Ghost in the Machine Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III premiered in 2014, at London’s Almeida Theatre. Both the original production and the Broadway production won numerous awards. Th…

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