After a sellout 2017 run at the Almeida Theatre in London, Olivier Award-winning director Robert Icke’s staging of Hamlet set in a modern-day Denmark transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End in mid-2017.
Dame Judi Dench is celebrating her 60th year in acting in 2017. Her professional debut occurred in September 1957 with the Old Vic Company at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, as Ophelia in Hamlet. In six decades, Dame Judi Dench has won an Oscar, a Tony, seven Oliviers, six film and four television BAFTA Awards. […]
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 […]
Designed to mark the 400th anniversary since the death of William Shakespeare, a recent Channel 4 documentary focused its cameras on the first ever archaeological investigation of Shakespeare’s grave in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and appears to have concluded that, wait for it…wait for it…his head quite probably is missing. Shakespeare’s Tomb, which will transmit in the […]
For several years now, in an effort to make live theater more accessible to everyone, National Theatre Live (NTLive) decided to make ‘all the world its stage’ by connecting with local theater venues around the globe to stream selected performances. Over the past couple of years, having seen several National Theatre productions such as Othello […]
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 […]
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, […]
With an Oscar caliber performance just around the corner in which he plays Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch is more than just a household name. He’s a fixture. Not only has the star of Sherlock dominated the small screen with award-winning performances in both the BBC/PBS 21st century adaptation of the world’s most famous consulting detective and as a military officer in HBO’s Parade’s End, the big screen (The Hobbit, 12 Years a Slave, War Horse, Tinker Tailor, Star Trek Into Darkness), the stage (Frankenstein) and radio where, for the 70th anniversary of Normandy landings during World War II, he read the original radio bulletins from June 1944 for BBC Radio 4, he has three films coming out between now and the end of the year.
Filming for the second cycle of Shakespeare’s history plays airing on BBC2 and PBS in America under the Hollow Crown is now underway. As with the first set of programs, this years follow-up sports quite the line-up that plays out like a who’s who of British actors who will lend their talents and star in […]
It seems as though Benedict Cumberbatch is adding casting director to his ever-growing list of CV accomplishments. According to the BBC, his initial efforts came at the conclusion of the Hay Festival in Powys this past weekend.