PETER DAVISON Joins GYPSY Transfer
We are so pleased to announce that the marvellous PETER DAVISON has joined the cast of GYPSY, which is set for a West End run beginning in March.
GYPSY is transferring into the Savoy Theatre from a sold out run in Chichester. Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver will reprise their roles in this hit musical directed by Jonathan Kent. Peter is taking the principal role of Herbie.
This marks his return to musical theatre since his successful turn in Legally Blonde: The Musical.
BBC Audio Drama Awards
AISLING LOFTUS and CHARLOTTE RILEY have both been nominated in the Best Actress category for the BBC Audio Drama Awards. We're thrilled that their excellent work for radio has been recognised.
Aisling has been nominated for her performance in radio drama EDUCATOR and Charlotte for SLIPPING.
ALEX LAWTHER wins at London Critics' Circle Awards
We're very proud that ALEX LAWTHER won Young British Performer of the Year last night at the London Critics' Circle awards.
Alex played Young Alan Turing in THE IMITATION GAME, a biopic about Turing's incredible achievements throughout his life.
Alex will next be seen in the fantastic British film, X+Y, which is released in March this year.
SALLY HAWKINS Short Film Up For An OSCAR
We're so delighted that THE PHONE CALL, a brilliant short film starring SALLY HAWKINS, has been nominated in the Best Short Film Live Action category by the Academy Awards.
The film, directed by Mat Kirkby, has achieved huge success in international film festivals and also stars Jim Broadbent.
OSCAR Nominations Are In
We couldn't be more thrilled and delighted that BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH has been nominated in the Best Actor category by the Academy Awards. His performance as Alan Turing in THE IMITATION GAME has also garnered him Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations.
This is Benedict's first Oscar nomination.
WAR AND PEACE
We couldn't be more thrilled that three of our wonderful CvGGers have been cast in the upcoming BBC and Weinstein Company co-production of WAR AND PEACE.
GRETA SCACCHI (Broken Trail), AISLING LOFTUS (Mr Selfridge), JACK LOWDEN (The Passing Bells) and TUPPENCE MIDDLETON (The Imitation Game) are to star in this epic adaptation of the Tolstoy classic as Countess Rostov, Nikolai and Sonya respectively.
The story will be told over six one-hour episodes, directed by Tom Harper. Filming begins in January 2015.
WOLF HALL on BBC Two
The hotly anticipated WOLF HALL is scheduled to begin on BBC Two on Wednesday 21st January at 9pm. ANTON LESSER plays Thomas More & RICHARD DILLANE plays Duke of Suffolk. The Tudor based drama is based on the hit novel by Hilary Mantel and was recently adapted by the Royal Shakespeare Company to great success.
COCKROACHES begins on ITV2
COCKROACHES is a post-apocalyptic rom-com new to ITV2. Featuring JAIME WINSTONE, the show is produced by Big Talk Productions and also stars Jack Whitehall.
The first episode airs on 13th January at 10pm.
JOANNE FROGGATT wins Golden Globe
We couldn't be more proud and delighted that JOANNE FROGGATT has been honoured with a Golden Globe Award.
The winning performance is that of Anna Bates in ITV's DOWNTON ABBEY, a part she has played since the beginning of the iconic series. Joanne is now due to start filming her 6th series.
TANYA FRANKS at Park Theatre
The wonderful Tanya Franks, who can currently be seen in Broadchurch series 2 on ITV, is starring in new comedy CONTACT.COM by Michael Kingsbury. The play is directed by Ian Brown and plays at the Park Theatre from 14th January.
Praise for SUSANNAH FIELDING's Portia at The Almeida
In December Rupert Goold's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE opened to 5* reviews and sold out houses. SUSANNAH FIELDING reprises her Portia which she originated at the RSC in 2011.
Her performance has been particularly praised, some snippets below:
'It’s a fabulous, standout performance' The Times
'She’s one of our finest actresses, and her Portia is superb' The Sunday Times
Golden Globe Nominations
We are thrilled and delighted that two of our clients have received Golden Globe nominations this year.
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH has been nominated in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama category for his inspirational portrayal of Alan Turing in THE IMITATION GAME.
JOANNE FROGGATT has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie category for her heartbreaking performance as Anna in DOWNTON ABBEY.