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Monday 21 March 2011
Friday 28 January 2011
Sunday 16 January 2011
While America is reflecting on the consequences of ideological polarity, this is the English version of a bust-up. The Speaker, John Bercow, who in the film version might be played by Tom Hollander, confronts the burlier Tory figure of Mark Pritchard, in the corridors of Westminster. For some reason, Bercow decides to speak as if he were in Wolf Hall: "The courtesy of the House is that honourable members should stand aside when the Speaker passes by." The honourable member growls: "You are not fucking royalty, Mr Speaker." Bercow squeals after him: " Well a good morning to you, Sir." Pritchard's line is not Wilberforce, but it caught the imagination of his colleagues and is now being printed on T-shirts.
Thursday 09 December 2010
He is the most exacting and pernickety of actors, Derek Jacobi, which means that his long-awaited Lear will never open the floodgates. But it is most beautifully spoken and detailed. It's also terribly polite.
Friday 03 December 2010
Sunday 05 September 2010
Friday 24 July 2009
That a documentary about the most exuberant comic novelist who ever lived should be quite so plodding as this is really a cause for shame.
Friday 24 April 2009
Good performances from Imelda Staunton, Derek Jacobi and Samantha Bond make this a watchable film, which fares better on the small screen.
Monday 20 April 2009
Sunday 28 December 2008
Today I'm thinking of Harold Pinter with sadness, but mostly with gratitude. Wanting to remember everything. Such as the first run through of his play Betrayal, in which I played Emma, in 2003. He turned up in his dark glasses. At the end he took them off and announced to Peter Hall that he thought it could be "the best" and that he was taking us all out to lunch. Peter later reassured us that the invitation was a sure sign of his approval.
Friday 05 December 2008
Apart from his recent shift into movies, Common seems to be approaching his hip-hop career in a perversely roundabout manner
Last Night's Television - The Ascent of Money, Channel 4; The Story of the Costume Drama, ITV3; Sex, Drugs and Rock'N'Roll: The 60s Revealed, Five
Tuesday 02 December 2008
Thursday 27 December 2007
Sunday 13 March 2005
Sunday 06 February 2005
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
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