NOMA DUMEZWENI in HARRY POTTER leaves WEST END spellbound
Theatre critics from both home and abroad have been left spellbound after the press night of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, starring NOMA DUMEZWENI as HERMIONE.
The WALL STREET JOURNAL writes that 'Noma Dumezweni proves herself an actress of deep grace and emotional power'.
WHAT'S ON STAGE writes that 'Noma Dumezweni's ardent, clever Hermione quite often made me want to cry; she illuminates each moment she is on stage'.
JK Rowling's latest instalment of the HARRY POTTER story has received five stars from: The Financial Times, The Evening Standard, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Stage and What's On Stage.
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ROSE REYNOLDS and TOM CANTON in E4's WASTED
ROSE REYNOLDS and TOM CANTON star in E4'S new surreal comedy WASTED. From the BAFTA award-winning writing team James Lamont and Jon Foster, WASTED follows four friends as they try and break free from the monotony of every day life in the West Country.
WASTED starts on Tuesday 26th July at 10pm on E4.
NOMA DUMEZWENI is HERMIONE
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD begins previews today, starring the magical NOMA DUMEZWENI as HERMIONE.
It is the eighth part of the HARRY POTTER story, co-written by J.K. Rowling and Jack Thorne, and directed by John Tiffany.
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is a play in two parts, and will play at the Palace Theatre London.
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VERSAILLES begins on BBC TWO
The new critically acclaimed series, VERSAILLES, begins on BBC TWO! After having some of the highest ratings of any show in France, the show debuts on Wednesday 1st June at 9.30.
The series follows King Louis XIV as he turns the French Court upside-down in his decision to move the courts of Paris to Versailles.
Amira Casar stars as femme fatale Béatrice, and Lizzie Brocheré stars as scalpel wielding Claudine.
VERSAILLES is on BBC TWO on Wednesdays at 9.30pm.
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SUSANNAH FIELDING to star in CBS' THE GREAT INDOORS
We are thrilled to announce that SUSANNAH FIELDING will star as BROOKE in CBS' new comedy THE GREAT INDOORS this autumn! The Great Indoors will follow a group of millenials working in a magazine's digital department, who write about the great outdoors but have never actually set foot outside...
LENNY HENRY to receive BAFTA SPECIAL AWARD
CvGG are thrilled that LENNY HENRY will receive this year's SPECIAL AWARD at the BAFTA's.
Toby Weidmann writes in BAFTA's announcement: 'As well as his incredible back catalogue, it’s such progressive thinking as this that underlines why Sir Lenny is a worthy recipient of BAFTA’s Special Award. His ambitions may have changed since those early days – “Today, I am driven by an ambition to do good work and to work with people who feel the same” – but his drive to succeed and make a difference to the television industry remain the same.'
Read Toby Weidmann's article here:
TOBIAS MENZIES returns to OUTLANDER
Series 2 of OUTLANDER has begun, and TOBIAS MENZIES returns as FRANK RANDALL and BLACK JACK. Tobias, who was nominated for a 2015 GOLDEN GLOBE for his role in the series, has had high praise for the premiere episode. The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER writes that he is 'terrific in his dual roles of old evil and modern-day sweetness'.
OUTLANDER SERIES 2 is availble on Amazon Prime.
[Photo credit: Starz Entertainment 2016]
Welcome to AURE ATIKA
We are delighted to welcome international star AURE ATIKA. Aure has recently been on your screens as Sophie Alekan in the hit BBC series THE NIGHT MANGER, and stars as Gabrielle Tackichieff in the critcially acclaimed political drama SPIN.
Aure can next be seen in the French feature TOUT POUR ETRE HEUREUX.
[Photo credit: Romain Rigal]
ANTON LESSER nominated for BAFTA
We are absolutely thrilled that ANTON LESSER has been nominated for BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR at this year's BAFTA Awards, for his performance as THOMAS MORE in WOLF HALL.
Anton has starred in a number of the past year's greatest shows, including DICKENSIAN and GAME OF THRONES.
Well done Anton, and best of luck!
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The contenders have been announced, and plenty of CvGGers have featured in the nominated programmes.
POLDARK has been nominated for the RADIO TIMES AUDIENCE AWARD, which you can vote for here: http://www.radiotimes.com/win/radio-times-audience-award-2016/443.html
Others include: THE LAST PANTHERS, CHEWING GUM and DOCTOR FOSTER.
Good luck all!
ALEXANDER HANSON and TANYA FRANKS in THE TRUTH
There have been rave reviews for ALEXANDER HANSON and TANYA FRANKS in THE TRUTH at the MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY.
A new play by Florian Zeller, and directed by Lindsay Posner, THE TRUTH is a pacy comedy that follows Michel as he struggles to maintain his marriage, and his affair.
With THE TIMES' Ann Treneman giving it five stars, THE TRUTH is not one to miss.
[Photographer: Marc Brewer]
OLIVIERS 2016 nominations for CvGG stars!
We are thrilled to announce that THREE Conway van Gelder Grant stars have been nominated for 2016 Oliviers! They are:
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH nominated for BEST ACTOR for HAMLET.
TRACIE BENNETT nominated for BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL for MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS.
PETER DAVISON nominated for BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL for GYPSY.
Along with that, JEMIMA ROOPER'S show HAND TO GOD has been nominated for BEST NEW COMEDY.
Well done CvGGers!