A Dame and a Sir unveil tribute to Sir John Gielgud

Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen have unveiled a blue plaque commemorating the London home of stage and screen star Sir John Gielgud. The English Heritage plaque at number 16 Cowley Street in Westminster marks the brown brick Georgian townhouse where Sir John lived for 31 years, from May 1945 to February 1976. Started in […]

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‘Upstart Crow’ with David Mitchell continues #Shakespeare400 celebration

Peep Show star and one-half of the comedy duo of Mitchell and Webb, David Mitchell, stars as William Shakespeare in a new 6-part BBC2 sitcom written and produced by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, The Thin Blue Line). Focusing on the playwright’s life before he became famous, the storyline for Upstart Crow, revolves around Shakespeare’s personal and professional life and the rather […]

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Prince Charles schools Britain’s best during Shakespeare Live! celebration

“To be or not to be” was the question of the evening on Saturday as a veritable ‘who’s who’ of the British acting world assembled on stage to honor the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. It was a rather impressive line-up of greatness who performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon to celebrate the Bard’s […]

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London Underground Tube Map gets Shakespearian makeover for 400th

Shakespeare is believed to have died on his birthday, 23 April 1616, in Stratford-upon-Avon. To honor his life this year, there have been endless efforts put together across the land this weekend to celebrate the Bard’s 400th anniversary from television to film to theatre and classical music. One of the most creative and interesting celebrations, however, […]

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Andrew Scott goes from Moriarty to Hamlet in 2017

From Laurence Olivier to Kenneth Branagh to Derek Jacobi to David Tennant to Benedict Cumberbatch, the role of Hamlet has attracted a veritable who’s who of British acting greatness the last half century. Most recently, at the National Theatre, Benedict Cumberbatch continued to showcase his considerable talents by taking on the title role last year […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet hits the cinema on Oct 15!

I know we’re just barely coming to the end of February, but it’s time to put a bigger than life red circle around Thursday, 15 October 2015. What could possibly get you to block out schedule time some 8 months from now? How about the ability to see Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Imitation Game, […]

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