We should be pleased when the mask slips and backbiting begins
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Wednesday 11 December 2013
The Alan Bennett play beat Michael Frayn's 'Noises Off' to top the list
Monday 09 December 2013
The British actor will take on Shakespeare's iconic role in autumn 2014
Friday 06 December 2013
Law is as modern in his way as Richard Burton was 50 years ago
Tuesday 03 December 2013
First night: Noël Coward Theatre, London
Tuesday 15 October 2013
It is obviously impossible to do justice to a career of the length and distinction of Paul Rogers' in a single article. There were, however, two omissions in the one you published (11 October), writes Timothy Gee. There was no reference to his work in films; I recall sitting through the credits on Carol Reed's version of Our Man in Havana to learn the name of the actor who had impressed me in a small but vital scene. Paul Rogers' name was known to me; this was a first encounter with an impressive talent. Other distinguished directors for whom he worked subsequently included Charles Crichton (twice), Ken Hughes and Peter Ustinov.
Tuesday 08 October 2013
Otto Sander carved out a career as one of the foremost actors in postwar German theatre, in particular with the director Peter Stein. He had a flair for comedy and was equally at home in classical repertoire and the avant-garde but was best known internationally for his work in films. In Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire and Faraway, So Close! he played the ironically detached and tragic angel Cassiel, and in the epic Second World War U-boat drama Das Boot he was a troubled lieutenant.
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Classic literature should be taught in its original form, youth worker tells the Tory faithful
Third of Brits don't know who wrote Great Expectations - can you name the authors of these classics?
Wednesday 25 September 2013
A new report has claimed a third of British people do not know the author of Great Expectations. It's Charles Dickens, by the way.
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Some 31 per cent of people don't know that Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations, while one in six clueless over origins of Hamlet
Friday 20 September 2013
His diverse career took in ‘Beyond The Fringe’, Brecht, ‘Blackadder’ and Shakespeare
Thursday 05 September 2013
Hurley will play a fictional Queen who is mourning the death of her son
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