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Date of Birth: December 28, 1934 (80)
Birth Place: Ilford, Essex, ENGLAND
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Eddie Redmayne, Helen Mirren & More Among Toronto Film Festival Line-UpEddie Redmayne, Helen Mirren & More Among Toronto Film Festival Line-Up
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The 40th Toronto Film Festival has just announced the Gala Presentations and Special Presentations films for this year's event. (more...)

Snubs and Surprises from the 67th Emmy Nominations!Snubs and Surprises from the 67th Emmy Nominations!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 16, 2015

The nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards were just announced, and well, let's just say there is a lot to talk about! Many good, promising things for the future of TV, but also some things that worry me. There are so many categories in which I have something to say, but for the sake of your time, we will stick to the main categories: Best Drama Series, Best Comedy Series, Lead Actor/Actress, and Supporting Actor/Actress: (more...)

Theatre Rhino to Encore BREAKING THE CODE - THE ALAN TURING STORY This AugustTheatre Rhino to Encore BREAKING THE CODE - THE ALAN TURING STORY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Due to popular demand and great reviews when it played in San Francisco in March, BREAKING THE CODE - THE ALAN TURING STORY by Hugh Whitemore is coming back for a return engagement for 20 performances only -- Aug. 5 - 29, 2015 (Wed. - Sat. - 8:00 pm / Sat. Matinees - 3:00 pm) in this exclusive Theatre Rhinoceros production in San Francisco. (more...)

Ovation to Air 2015 Actors Hall of Fame Induction Special, 10/10Ovation to Air 2015 Actors Hall of Fame Induction Special, 10/10
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The Actors Hall of Fame, which will honor 15 exceptional film, television and theatre actors this year, has partnered with Ovation TV, America's only arts network, to present the premiere of the 2015 Actors Hall of Fame inductions specia (more...)

Raise Your Voice! Disney Developing New Installment of SISTER ACTRaise Your Voice! Disney Developing New Installment of SISTER ACT
by Movies News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is currently developing a new installment of one of the most successful comedies of 1990's, SISTER ACT. (more...)

Emily Blunt & James McAvoy in Talks for GNOMEO AND JULIET SequelEmily Blunt & James McAvoy in Talks for GNOMEO AND JULIET Sequel
by Movies News Desk - May 28, 2015

The Daily Mail reported today that James McAvoy and Emily Blunt, who voiced the title charcters of GNOMEO AND JULIET are hoping to play the gnomes in the upcoming sequel to the movie, SHERLOCK GNOMES. Both have been offered the roles, but deals have yet to be finalized. (more...)

Sheen Center Cancels PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Event Due to Offensive Material by Neil LaButeSheen Center Cancels PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Event Due to Offensive Material by Neil LaBute
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, the political controversy surrounding the release of The Interview, and continued suppression of plays, books, and art in American schools, libraries and museums, the battle for freedom of speech and expression is more essential than ever. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity will present an evening of world premiere plays by Erik Ehn, Halley Feiffer, Israel Horovitz and Neil LaBute addressing censorship in the arts in Playwrights for a Cause, to be held at 7:30pm on June 14, 2015 at the Sheen Center, located at 18 Bleecker Street. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Quotidian Theatre Co.BWW Reviews: LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Quotidian Theatre Co.
by Pamela Roberts - Apr 23, 2015

Why let the boring old truth stand in the way of a compelling story? Lettice Douffet lives her life by a code her flamboyant actress mother taught her: 'Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten!' She eschews "the mere" - the regular, tedious, mundane, or mediocre in life. Lettice and Lovage contrasts dreamer and free spirit Lettice Douffet with bureaucrat Lotte Schoen, a rigid realist. Despite their differences the two find commonality and camaraderie. Quotidian Theatre - theatre dedicated to the poetry of everyday life, no-frills storytelling, and realistic situations and dialogue - brings us Peter Shaffer's witty clash of opposites ultimately finding solidarity. (more...)

CALL MY PUBLICIST Set for Single Performance at York Theatre Company TonightCALL MY PUBLICIST Set for Single Performance at York Theatre Company Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, presents Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis. This premiere reading, directed by Gretchen Cryer will be presented for one-performance only TONIGHT, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Dowager Countess Heading to Julian Fellowes Next Historic Drama for NBC?DOWNTON ABBEY's Dowager Countess Heading to Julian Fellowes Next Historic Drama for NBC?
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

DOWTON ABBEY writer and creator Julian Fellowes teased that the beloved character Dowager Countess, played in the ITV drama by Maggie Smith, may indeed be featured in the writer's next project. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Rep's Hilarious VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEBWW Reviews: The Rep's Hilarious VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Chris Gibson - Apr 1, 2015

Although a handful of playwrights have used elements from Anton Chekhov's canon of classics (such as Neil Simon's The Good Doctor), I can't think of any other writer who's displayed such ingenuity in incorporating bits and pieces from his work the way that Christopher Durang has in his play VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. Referencing Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, The Seagull, and The Cherry Orchard, Durang has put together a show that's so absurdly funny it hurts! It's not a parody of Chekhov, but instead neatly walks a tightrope that utilizes these traces in enjoyable and amusing ways that act to provide an intelligent depth that engages while it entertains. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis closes their season on a gloriously high note that will make you wish their productions continued year round. Don't miss this hilarious show! (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY Creator Julian Fellowes to Receive 2015 International EMMY Founders AwardDOWNTON ABBEY Creator Julian Fellowes to Receive 2015 International EMMY Founders Award
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will present the 2015 International Emmy® Founders Award to Julian Fellowes, the writer and creator of Downton Abbey, one of the most acclaimed, widely watched and best reviewed television series in the history of the medium. (more...)

Adelaide Repertory Theatre to Present QUARTETAdelaide Repertory Theatre to Present QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Adelaide Repertory Theatre's next production Quartet is a moving and comical tale about a group of ageing opera singers reunited in a retirement home for musicians. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Host Reading of Joshua Ellis' CALL MY PUBLICIST! Next MonthYork Theatre Company to Host Reading of Joshua Ellis' CALL MY PUBLICIST! Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, presents Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis. This premiere reading, directed by Gretchen Cryer will be presented for one-performance only on Wednesday evening, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

BWW Review: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Has All The Makings Of A Hit Broadway PlayBWW Review: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Has All The Makings Of A Hit Broadway Play
by Alan Henry - Mar 18, 2015

Christopher Durang's Tony Award winning play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, opened last night at the Panasonic Theatre. The play's premise is reminiscent of a sitcom: Masha, a famous actress past her prime (and the most successful sibling) returns home for a weekend to visit her siblings Sonia and Vanya. Sonia and Vanya have spent the last 15 years caring for their aging parents who have since passed away. Sonia is especially jealous of the success Masha has had. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kate Middleton Visits the Set of DOWNTON ABBEY!Photo Flash: Kate Middleton Visits the Set of DOWNTON ABBEY!
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, visited the set of the hit ITV historical drama DOWNTON ABBEY today, Thursday, March 12th. Below, check out photos shared on the official Kensington Palace Twitter page. (more...)

Neil LaBute, Halley Feiffer and More to Address Censorship in PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE This JuneNeil LaBute, Halley Feiffer and More to Address Censorship in PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, the political controversy surrounding the release of The Interview, and continued suppression of plays, books, and art in American schools, libraries and museums, the battle for freedom of speech and expression is more essential than ever. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity will present an evening of world premiere plays by Erik Ehn, Halley Feiffer, Israel Horovitz and Neil LaBute addressing censorship in the arts in Playwrights for a Cause, to be held at 7:30pm on June 14, 2015 at the Sheen Center, located at 18 Bleecker Street. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch DOWNTON ABBEY Characters Get Their 'Uptown Funk' On in New Parody Music VideoVIDEO: Watch DOWNTON ABBEY Characters Get Their 'Uptown Funk' On in New Parody Music Video
by Stage Tube - Mar 7, 2015

With the recent end to DOWNTON ABBEY's latest season, many fans are going through DOWNTON withdrawals as they anticipate waiting a whole year to see new episodes of the British drama. Fortunately, some DOWNTON super-fans from College Humor have a remedy. Below, check out the team's music video, 'Downton Funk,' a new parody of Mark Ronson's hit pop song 'Uptown Funk'! (more...)

PTC to Present I HATE HAMLET, 3/20-4/4PTC to Present I HATE HAMLET, 3/20-4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the comedy I Hate Hamlet by PAUL RUDNICK, March 20 - April 4, 2015. Visiting guest artist ART MANKE directs the production. (more...)

MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS & More Set for Theatre Royal Bath's 2015 Summer SeasonMRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS & More Set for Theatre Royal Bath's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The Theatre Royal Bath has announced its 2015 Summer Season, 1st July - 5th September, comprising three productions and starring Anita Dobson, Stephanie Cole and Janie Dee. (more...)

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