Headed by Sir Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, “King Lear” cast list reads like a Who’s Who in British acting

Sir Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson will cross paths for the third time (Remains of the Day, Howard’s End) in the latest adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear. Hopkins stars as the titular king with Emma Thompson as his eldest daughter Goneril. Joining Thompson as Lear’s other daughters are Emily Watson (Theory of Everything) as the middle daughter Regan and Florence Pugh […]

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Upcoming release of ‘Mr. Holmes’ may not be so ‘elementary’

Sir Ian McKellen has played King Lear, MacBeth, Richard II and Hamlet in addition to himself on The Simpsons. Now with his upcoming role as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the film, Mr. Holmes, one of the greatest actors of all-time will have achieved the Gordie Howe Hat Trick of film by adding Conan Doyle to his earlier roles […]

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EMMA – a classic Masterpiece

If you didn’t see Sunday’s broadcast of part one of Jane Austen’s Emma on Masterpiece Classic, you missed, well, a classic. I know, it’s been done before, both on film and for television. It’s also had a veiled American teen re-make in the movie, “Clueless”.  What is shaping up to be a great season for the […]

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