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Bio:
Thompson's first successful effort on the London stage was a revival of the 1930s musical ME AND MY GIRL. After a 15-month run, Thompson was exhausted but, the role granted her a breakthrough. Her next breakthrough was in 1987 when she had leading roles in two television series: FORTUNES OR WAR and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Thompson's first successful effort on the London stage was a revival of the 1930s musical ME AND MY GIRL. After a 15-month run, Thompson was exhausted but, the role granted her a breakthrough. Her next breakthrough was in 1987 when she had leading roles in two television series: FORTUNES OR WAR and ... (read complete bio)
The Broadway World Beginner's Guide to: Shakespeare Photo The Broadway World Beginner's Guide to: Shakespeare
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jan 22, 2021

One of the few positives that have come out of the pandemic is that there has never been more opportunity to experience something new. Theatre, ballet and opera companies have quickly realised that their reach is now potentially world-wide and a new audience awaits online. For many, their introduction to Shakespeare came at school and this experience probably set up your opinion of his work until this day. You may have fallen in love with him, but often people’s memories are of dry, tedious and impenetrable text. Broadway World would like to try and change that with this beginner's guide.

BWW Flashback: Emma Thompson Sings in SWEENEY TODD & More! Photo BWW Flashback: Emma Thompson Sings in SWEENEY TODD & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2021

More stars have joined the cast of the upcoming film adaptation of the acclaimed musical Matilda. Along with eleven year-old actor Alisha Weir as the title character and Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey, beloved star of stage and screen Emma Thompson is officially the villainous headmistress, Miss Trunchbull.

Wake Up With BWW 1/15: Alex Brightman Talks LAW AND ORDER: SVU, MATILDA Musical Film  Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/15: Alex Brightman Talks LAW AND ORDER: SVU, MATILDA Musical Film Finds its Stars, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2021

Today's top stories: Alex Brightman discusses his recent episode of Law and Order: SVU, the upcoming musical Matilda film finds its stars in Alisha Weir and Emma Thompson, and more!

MATILDA Film Adds Emma Thompson As 'Miss Trunchbull' and Alisha Weir in the Title Rol Photo MATILDA Film Adds Emma Thompson As 'Miss Trunchbull' and Alisha Weir in the Title Role
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2021

The upcoming film adaptation of the acclaimed musical Matilda has found its title star!

VIDEO: Annaleigh Ashford Talks B POSITIVE and More on THE LATE LATE SHOW Photo VIDEO: Annaleigh Ashford Talks B POSITIVE and More on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jan 13, 2021

During last night's episode of The Late Late Show With James Corden, James checked in with fellow Broadway alum Annaleigh Ashford.

Disney's Live-Action CRUELLA Sets May 2021 Release Date Photo Disney's Live-Action CRUELLA Sets May 2021 Release Date
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2020

Cruella, the live-action film about the 101 Dalmations villain Cruella de Vil, will be released in theaters on May 28, 2021, according to a tweet from Rotten Tomatoes.

Broadway From Home: 10 Holiday Movies Featuring Broadway Stars! Photo Broadway From Home: 10 Holiday Movies Featuring Broadway Stars!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 24, 2020

Whether you love them or not, holiday films are designed to make you feel good inside - so it makes total sense that, over the years, Broadway stars (our favorite purveyors of joy) have found themselves appearing in them!

CBS Gives Full-Season Order to New Comedy B POSITIVE, Starring Annaleigh Ashford Photo CBS Gives Full-Season Order to New Comedy B POSITIVE, Starring Annaleigh Ashford
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2020

CBS has given a full-season order to freshman comedy B POSITIVE for the 2020-2021 broadcast season.

Holidays at Home: 40 Christmas Movies You Can Stream This Week! Photo Holidays at Home: 40 Christmas Movies You Can Stream This Week!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 21, 2020

With the holidays well underway, we bet you’re looking for ways to escape into wintery fantasy. And you’re in luck! BroadwayWorld put together a list of where you can stream all of your favorite holiday films.

Dame Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Maggie Smith Take Part i Photo Dame Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Maggie Smith Take Part in FOR ONE KNIGHT ONLY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2020

Tonight is For One Knight Only, a special evening of intimate conversation with British acting legends Dame Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Maggie Smith hosted by Sir Kenneth Branagh. The live Q&A will take place via Zoom tonight, 29 November at 7pm and there will be opportunities for audience members to participate throughout the event.

DOC LA Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival Announces 2020 Awards Photo DOC LA Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival Announces 2020 Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2020

DOC LA Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival announced 2020 Awards. Escape From Extinction, by Matthew R. Brady and American Humane, about the world's leading animal welfare specialists and top conservation scientists who protect and preserve species on the brink of extinction, was recognized with the Best Environmental Film Award.

VIDEO: Hugh Laurie Talks About Working With Emma Thompson on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEY Photo VIDEO: Hugh Laurie Talks About Working With Emma Thompson on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stage Tube - Nov 18, 2020

Hugh Laurie talks about what drew him to join the cast of Roadkill and performing in a revue with Emma Thompson and Stephen Fry.

Stephen Sondheim, Renée Fleming, David Foster, Josh Groban & More to Take Part in NY Photo Stephen Sondheim, Renée Fleming, David Foster, Josh Groban & More to Take Part in NY Philharmonic Virtual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2020

The New York Philharmonic will present its first-ever virtual gala, NY Phil NYC, celebrating New York City, on November 19 at 7:00 p.m. EST. Featured guests include Emanuel Ax, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Katie Couric, Renée Fleming, David Foster, Josh Groban, John Lithgow, Stephen Sondheim, Emma Thompson, John Williams, and Jaap van Zweden.

Lockdown Theatre Announces FOR ONE KNIGHT ONLY With Dame Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi Photo Lockdown Theatre Announces FOR ONE KNIGHT ONLY With Dame Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Maggie Smith
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2020

Lockdown Theatre, in association with Acting for Others today announces For One Knight Only, a special evening of intimate conversation with British acting legends Dame Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Maggie Smith hosted by Sir Kenneth Branagh.

Lily James, Shazad Latif & Emma Thompson Will Star in WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? Photo Lily James, Shazad Latif & Emma Thompson Will Star in WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2020

Lily James, Shazad Latif, and Emma Thompson will star in the upcoming romantic comedy 'What's Love Got To Do With It?'

Emma Thompson Will Lead GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE Photo Emma Thompson Will Lead GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2020

Emma Thompson has joined the cast of upcoming sex comedy 'Good Luck To You, Leo Grande.'

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Socially Distanced Open-Air Film Screenings and The Com Photo Shakespeare's Globe Announces Socially Distanced Open-Air Film Screenings and The Comedy Store Players
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020

The Globe Theatre is to open 13 – 15 November, for a weekend of socially distanced, open-air film screenings.

BWW Interview: Beth Malone Being FUN HOME, An AMERICA's Angel & Celebrating Kritzerla Photo BWW Interview: Beth Malone Being FUN HOME, An AMERICA's Angel & Celebrating Kritzerland's 10TH
by Gil Kaan - Sep 11, 2020

Kritzerland will celebrate their ten years of producing monthly cabarets with their 109th show THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW, livestreaming this Sunday September 13, 2020. I jumped at the chance to pose a few queries to Beth Malone, Tony nominated for her lead role as author Alison Bechdel in FUN HOME, and, as Angel, seen flying over Prior Walter in ANGELS IN AMERICA.

Juliette Burton's Audio Sitcom Released on ACast Photo Juliette Burton's Audio Sitcom Released on ACast
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2020

Juliette Burton is proud to announce the first four episodes of her brand new audio comedy series Sweet Dreams are to be released in association with Acast

Judi Dench, Bebe Neuwirth, Montego Glover, and More Will Celebrate Noel Coward With A Photo Judi Dench, Bebe Neuwirth, Montego Glover, and More Will Celebrate Noel Coward With A MARVELLOUS PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020

The Noël Coward Foundation today announces A MARVELLOUS PARTY, a transatlantic, star-studded collection of performances celebrating the continuing legacy of Noël Coward and coinciding with the 100th anniversary of his West End debut as a 19-year-old playwright.

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