JEMIMA ROOPER returns to the West End
We're thrilled that JEMIMA ROOPER has joined the original London cast of HAND TO GOD. The Broadway hit is coming to the West End's Vaudeville theatre in February next year.
Described as Avenue Q meets The Book Of Mormon, the Tony nominated dark comedy is directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and written by Robert Askins.
[Photograph - Faye Thomas]
JOANNE FROGGATT and TOBIAS MENZIES nominated for Golden Globe Awards
We are thrilled that JOANNE FROGGATT and TOBIAS MENZIES have both been nominated for a Golden Globe Award in their respective categories of 'Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television'.
JOANNE FROGGATT is nominated for her performance as Anna Bates in ITV's DOWNTON ABBEY. She was nominated for a Golden Globe in the same category last year and subsequently took home the trophy!
TOBIAS MENZIES is nominated for his performance as Frank/Jack Randall in popular Starz/Amazon drama OUTLANDER. This is his first Golden Globe nomination.
NOMA DUMEZWENI stuns in LINDA
The wonderful NOMA DUMEZWENI has had a stunning reception for her performance as the titular role in LINDA at the ROYAL COURT after stepping in last minute.
Dominic Maxwell at THE TIMES writes that Noma's performance is 'a star-making turn', and Dominic Cavendish for THE TELEGRAPH writes 'If they can bottle and mass-produce whatever it is that Noma Dumezweni has got then, please, I want to order a life-time’s supply.'
Well done Noma!
LINDA runs at the ROYAL COURT until 9th January.
HELENA BONHAM CARTER nominated for BIFA
We are thrilled to say that HELENA BONHAM CARTER has been nominated for a BIFA for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS for her performance as Edith Ellyn in SUFFRAGETTE. Well done HELENA!
The Moët British Independent Film Awards 2015 will take place on Sunday 6 December.
[Photo credit: Pathé]
TIM PIGOTT-SMITH rules Broadway
KING CHARLES III has opened on Broadway to rave reviews. TIM PIGOTT-SMITH continues his reign in the title role, which he originated at the Almeida Theatre, directed by Rupert Goold, in Spring 2014 and went on to star in the West End. In 2015 he was nominated for an Olivier Award in the Best Actor category. Mike Bartlett won the award for Best New Play.
Tim has recently been seen in ITV's LEWIS and Warner Bros' JUPITER ASCENDING. He will also appear next year in features WHISKEY GALORE and 6 DAYS.
EMMA CUNNIFFE leads at Royal Shakespeare Company
EMMA CUNNIFFE is set to star as the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company's upcoming production of QUEEN ANNE.
Written by Helen Edmundson and directed by Natalie Abrahami, QUEEN ANNE will play in the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon from November to January.
Emma last appeared at the RSC in the critically acclaimed WENDY AND PETER PAN. She recently finished filming THEIR FINEST HOUR AND A HALF for BBC Films and was last seen on our televisions earlier in October as Bryony Willett in ITV's LEWIS.
TRACIE BENNETT transfers to West End
The sublime TRACIE BENNETT will reprise her role of Mrs Henderson in the new musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS which opened at Theatre Royal Bath earlier this year. The musical, directed by Terry Johnson, will open at the Noel Coward Theatre in the West End in February next year.
RICHARD WILSON will direct JACK O'CONNELL
Sheffield Crucible is the place to be in March 2016. RICHARD WILSON, an associate director at Sheffield Theatres, is set to direct a new Richard Bean play - THE NAP. JACK O'CONNELL is to play the lead in this new play, a drama set in the world of Snooker. Performances begin in March 2016.
Jack is currently shooting a WWII thriller HHHH alongside Rosamund Pike and Mia Wasikowska.
Richard is currently filming A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM for the BBC. This adaptation by Russell T Davies is directed by David Kerr and will air in 2016.
[Photographer: Luke Fontana]
MATTHEW MARSH and NATHAN WILEY in TEDDY FERRARA
Dominic Cooke directs the UK premiere of Christopher Shinn’s TEDDY FERRARA at the Donmar Warehouse. The play is inspired by real events and stars MATTHEW MARSH and NATHAN WILEY.
MATTHEW MARSH returns to theatre after a critically acclaimed run of A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT in New York earlier this year. NATHAN WILEY can be seen in THE PROGRAM, Stephen Frears' Lance Armstrong biopic, which opens at the London Film Festival on 10th October.
[Photo Credit: Jack Ladenburg]
Star of Tomorrow ALEX LAWTHER
ALEX LAWTHER has been named by Screen International as a 'Star of Tomorrow' in their prestigious annual list.
Alex is currently starring in CRUSHED SHELLS at Southwark Playhouse. He wowed critics and audiences as Young Alan Turing in THE IMITATION GAME and his most recent feature film DEPARTURE premieres at the London Film Festival this month.
Funny Woman HELEN MONKS
Best of luck to HELEN MONKS who will be competing in the stand up final of the FUNNY WOMEN AWARDS on Wednesday 23rd September at KINGS PLACE. Helen starts filming the second series of RAISED BY WOLVES next month, back on your televisions soon!
[Photographer: Carys Lavin}
CALLUM WOODHOUSE in THE DURRELLS
Our wonderful new LAMDA graduate CALLUM WOODHOUSE has already landed a lead role in new ITV drama THE DURRELLS.
The Durrells is based upon Gerald Durrell’s classic trilogy of Corfu memoirs including the much loved ‘My Family and Other Animals’.
Already filming in Corfu, Callum is among a wonderful cast including Keeley Hawes. It is written by acclaimed screenwriter Simon Nye and produced by Sid Gentle Films.