ALEX LAWTHER nominated for BEST BRITISH NEWCOMER
Congratulations to ALEX LAWTHER who has been nominated as BEST BRITISH NEWCOMER by the BFI for his performance in THE IMITATION GAME. The awards take place at the London Film Festival in October.
Alex plays young Alan Turing in the movie starring BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH which opens the festival.
TOBIAS MENZIES in one-man show
After his success in OUTLANDER for Starz, TOBIAS MENZIES is set to star in a one-man show for Almeida Theatre, THE FEVER.
'In a hotel in a distant city, a man is looking for answers. Back at home, he can only see questions. Does everything have a price? Do people? Does killing?'
Directed by Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke (1984, Mr Burns), TOBIAS MENZIES (The Honourable Woman, Game of Thrones) performs this searing monologue site-specifically in the uniquely intimate surroundings of a Mayfair hotel suite from 7th January.
SUSANNAH FIELDING reprises Portia at The Almeida
Since Rupert Gould became Artist Director of The Almeida we have been waiting with baited breath for the announcement that he was reprising his brilliant production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE which he directed at the RSC a few years ago.
The announcement arrived and with it the great news that SUSANNAH FIELDING would be returning to play Portia. The Shakespeare production, which garnered fantastic reviews, is on at The Almeida from 8th December and is not one to miss.
Susannah will also appear in BBC One's THE C WORD.
THE IMITATION GAME wins at Toronto Film Festival
We couldn't be happier that THE IMITATION GAME, starring BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH and featuring ALEX LAWTHER and TUPPENCE MIDDLETON won the Grolsch People's Choice Award at Toronto Film Festival this year. This prestigious award is presented to the film that Festival audiences have voted as their favourite.
The film is a biopic of Alan Turing, a brilliant Cambridge educated mathematician who spearheaded the Enigma code-breaking operation in World War II.
Acting royalty TIM PIGOTT-SMITH dons his crown at the Wyndham's
TIM PIGOTT-SMITH is currently starring as the title character in KING CHARLES III. The new play by Mike Bartlett which transferred from the Almeida. The play is directed by Rupert Goold and has received absolutely glowing reviews.
Mike Bartlett’s controversial new play explores the people beneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family.
BREAKING NEWS - KING CHARLES III is extending until the January 31st.
LEE INGLEBY leads new BBC Drama
We are absolutely loving OUR ZOO, the latest from BBC Original British Drama. Our wonderful LEE INGLEBY, of Inspector George Gently fame, is leading the BBC period drama based on how Chester Zoo came to be.
OUR ZOO is an inspiring true story about George Motterhead (portrayed by Lee) and his wife Lizzie who have a dream to open Britain's first zoo without bars.
Written by award-winning playwright Matt Charman and directed by Andy de Emmony.
JULIA FORD stars in new Bryony Lavery play
JULIA FORD, last seen in the hugely popular BBC drama HAPPY VALLEY, is about to being rehearsals for a new play at Sheffield Theatres, QUEEN COAL.
A brand new play from Bryony Lavery (Frozen, Beautiful Burnout) and directed by Robert Shaw Cameron, Queen Coal tells an intensely powerful story of an industry in turmoil and one woman’s struggle at the front of the picket line.
Running from Thursday 30th October – Saturday 22nd November.
SALLY HAWKINS starring in THE HOLLOW CROWN II
SALLY HAWKINS has been announced as playing Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester in the next series of THE HOLLOW CROWN. This time focusing on The Wars Of The Roses, the three filmed adaptations - Henry VI (in 2 parts) and Richard III - are co-produced by Neal Street Productions with Carnival Films / NBCUniversal and Thirteen following the success of BAFTA Award-winning The Hollow Crown.
Dominic Cooke will direct all three films, Ben Power has adapted the plays for the screen and Rupert Ryle-Hodges will produce.
PETER DAVISON returns to London stage
PETER DAVISON has been cast in the first London revival of David Hare’s THE VERTICAL HOUR at the great new north London venue, Park Theatre. The Fifth Doctor is playing Oliver.
It is directed by Nigel Douglas, the show will run from September 23rd to October 26th.
JACK LOWDEN at The Old Vic
JACK LOWDEN achieved indredible success earlier this year, winning an Olivier Award and the prestigious Ian Charleson Award wins for his role in GHOSTS. He is set to return to the London stage in another adaptation of a classic. ELECTRA at the Old Vic stars Kristin Scott Thomas in the title role and Jack will be playing Orestes. The Sophocles play is adapted by Frank McGuinness and will be directed by Ian Rickson.
Since GHOSTS Jack has filmed THE PASSING BELLS and WOLF HALL, both for BBC One.
ELECTRA runs from 22nd September to 20th December. Do not miss out.
SAMANTHA BOND and FRANCES GREY to star in ITV Drama
Our lovely ladies SAMANTHA BOND and FRANCES GREY are set to star in HOME FIRES, an exciting new 6-part series.
Based on the book Jambusters by Julie Summers, new ITV drama HOME FIRES is set in rural Cheshire during World War II and follows a group of “inspirational women”. The war has separated these women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers. By banding together, the women will help maintain the nation’s fabric in its darkest hour.
MICHAEL FEAST , SHEILA REID & GEMMA JONES at the Arcola
Get to the Arcola Theatre pronto. MICHAEL FEAST and SHEILA REID are about to open in the glorious Phillip Ridley's GHOST FROM A PERFECT PLACE. previewing from 11th September. Directed by Russell Bolam.
Shortly after that GEMMA JONES will be starring in THE RIVALS directed by the indisputable Selina Cadell. Previewing from 15th October, this is not to be missed.