Arts and Entertainment Jamie Lloyd has become the youngest director to break into The Stage 100 power list since Sam Mendes

Jamie Lloyd has become the youngest director to break into The Stage 100 power list since Sam Mendes.

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Harold Pinter by Michael Gambon and Tony Benn

Further to the obituary of Harold Pinter (26 December), he wasn't just a good director – he was the best, writes Michael Gambon. Harold was very plain speaking, not really going in for lavish phrases.

Exit stage left: Harold Pinter dies

Harold Pinter, playwright, actor and political activist, dies aged 78

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Harold Pinter, master of realism, dies aged 78

The Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter has died, his second wife confirmed today.

The Smoking Diaries: The Last Cigarette, By Simon Gray

This valedictory from Simon Gray, who died in August, is a delight, full as it is of all that is best and worst about human nature: hatred, fear, joy, generosity, compassion, honesty. In it, he is facing up to the end of 60 years of smoking, so a certain irascibility is inevitable, but it's always amusing how the small things cause the greatest outbursts – for example his utter disgust at the woman next to him on a plane who can't stop sneezing and blowing her nose and stuffing paper cups with used hankies.

Terence Rigby: Actor admired by Harold Pinter

With his burly physique, deep voice, and a special gift for suggesting underlying menace, Terence Rigby had a stage and screen career included several memorable heavies and monsters. On sceen he was a London villain in Get Carter (1971), opposed James Bond as Bukharin in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and was a memorably brooding Stalin – a part he had played previously in the theatre – in Testimony (1988).

Terence Rigby loses his battle with lung cancer

Stage and screen actor Terence Rigby has died at 71, his spokesman announced yesterday.

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