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VIDEO: Rupert Everett talks Pygmalion in VisitBritain advert

June 23, 2011 

The UK’s national tourism agency, VisitBritain, has launched an international TV campaign featuring some of Britain’s best known celebrities, inviting the world to visit Britain.

British theatre is well represented with Dame Judi Dench and Rupert Everett both featured in the campaign, along with Slumdog Millionaire actor Dev Patel, fashion icon Twiggy and chef Jamie Oliver.

Alongside a number of 30 and 60 second commercials that have been created for the campaign, are longer films featuring each of the celebrities. Rupert Everett presents much of his film from the Garrick Theatre, where he is currently starring as Professor Higgins alongside Kara Tointon in George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion.

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VisitBritain extended commercial featuring Rupert Everett


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Pygmalion – Round-up of Reviews

May 26, 2011 

Reviews round-up of Pymalion at the Garrick Theatre, starring Rupert Everett, Kara Tointon and Diana Rigg.

Rupert Everett and Kara Tointon in Pygmalion. Photo: Alastair Muir

Rupert Everett and Kara Tointon in Pygmalion. Photo: Alastair Muir

Following a sell-out run in Chichester, George Bernard Shaw’s classic play Pygmalion comes to town starring Rupert Everett as egocentric Professor Henry Higgins and Kara Tointon (EastEnders) as Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle.

Read a round-up of Pygmalion reviews, below.

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Diana Rigg joins Rupert Everett in Pygmalion at the Garrick Theatre

March 25, 2011 

Dame Diana Rigg is to join Rupert Everett and Kara Tointon in the Chichester transfer of Pygmalion.

Dame Diana Rigg

Dame Diana Rigg

The Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2010 revival of Pygmalion, directed by Philip Prowse, is transferring to the Garrick Theatre this Spring (12 May to 3 September 2011).

Revisiting the part of Professor Henry Higgins will be stage and screen star Rupert Everett, joined by Strictly Come Dancing winner and former EastEnders actress Kara Tointon as Eliza Doolittle. George Bernard Shaw’s famous play was turned into the successful1956 musical My Fair Lady.

The play will also star Peter Eyre as Colonel Pickering, alongside Rigg as Mrs Higgins.

Diana Rigg’s credits include Hay Fever and The Cherry Orchard at Chichester, Honour, Suddenly Last Summer, Follies, All About My Mother, Mother Courage and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. She won a Tony award on Broadway for her performance in the Almeida production of Medea.

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Pygmalion tickets at the Garrick Theatre starring Alistair McGowan and Kara Tointon

March 12, 2011 

Following a sell-out run in Chichester, George Bernard Shaw’s classic play Pygmalion comes to town, now starring Alistair McGowan as egocentric Professor Henry Higgins and Kara Tointon (EastEnders) as Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle. Also stars Diana Rigg.

KARA TOINTON in Pygmalion

March 9, 2011 

Strictly Come Dancing winner Kara takes to the West End stage as Eliza Doolittle

Kara Tointon. Photo: © Roy Tan

Kara Tointon. Photo: © Roy Tan

British actress Kara Tointon is on the fast-track to fame. She beat stiff competition last year on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing to be crowned the winner, and this year takes to the West End stage to play Eliza Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw’s classic play Pygmalion, alongside stage and screen star Rupert Everett as Henry Higgins.

Kara’s career to date includes some early stage work in The Sound of Music and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, but has been dominated by TV acting, including parts in Teachers, Dinotopia, Mile High, Dream Team and four years playing Dawn Swann in EastEnders.

The Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2010 revival of Pygmalion, directed by Philip Prowse, will transfer to the Garrick Theatre this Spring (12 May to 3 September 2011).

George Bernard Shaw’s famous play was turned into the successful1956 musical My Fair Lady.

Book tickets to Pygmalion at the Garrick Theatre in London

RUPERT EVERETT in Pygmalion

March 9, 2011 

Rupert Everett revisits Henry Higgins in Chichester transfer of Pygmalion

RUPERT EVERETT in PygmalionThe Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2010 revival of Pygmalion, directed by Philip Prowse, will transfer to the Garrick Theatre this Spring (12 May to 3 September 2011).

Revisiting the part of Professor Henry Higgins will be stage and screen star Rupert Everett, joined by Strictly Come Dancing winner and former EastEnders actress Kara Tointon as Eliza Doolittle. George Bernard Shaw’s famous play was turned into the successful1956 musical My Fair Lady.

Rupert Everett has had a long and eventful showbiz career that encompasses theatre, film, TV and writing novels and autobiographies.

His stage work includes Waste of Time (Citizens Theatre Glasgow), Don Juan (Glasgow and London), Chinchilla (Glasgow and London), Another Country (Greenwich Theatre and Queen’s Theatre in the West End), Mass Appeal (Lyric Hammersmith), Heartbreak House (Citizens Theatre Glasgow), The Vortex (Citizens Theatre Glasgow and Garrick), The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (Glasgow and London), Some Sunny Day (London), and most recently playing Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit on Broadway.

Rupert’s TV work includes The Far Pavilions, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking, and films range from his first break-out hit, Another Country alongside Colin Firth in 1984, to Dance with a Stranger, Arthur the King, Duet for One The Comfort of Strangers, Pret-à-Porter 1994, The Madness of King George, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Shakespeare in Love, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, the Shrek movies and Stardust. He is currently working on Hysteria alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jonathan Pryce.

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OLIVIER AWARDS – Best Costume Winners

June 7, 2010 

OLIVIER AWARDS – Best Costume Winners

Best Costume Design

2012 Crazy For You designed by Peter McKintosh
2011 After the Dance designed by Hildegard Bechtler
2010 Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert – The Musical designed by Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner
2009 The Histories designed by Tom Piper and Emma Williams
2008 Vicki Mortimer for The Man Of Mode at the National
2007 The Voysey Inheritance, designed by Alison Chitty at the National Lyttelton
2006 The Dog In The Manger designed by Es Devlin at the Playhouse
2005 All’s Well That Ends Well designed by Deirdre Clancey at the Gielgud
2004 Power designed by Christopher Oram
2003 Twelfth Night designed by Jenny Tirimani

Best Costume Designer

2002 Jenny Beavan for Private Lives
2001 Alison Chitty for Remembrance Of Things Past
2000 Julie Taymor for The Lion King
1999 William Dudley for Amadeus and The London Cuckolds
1998 Tim Goodchild for Three Hours After Marriage
1997 Tim Goodchild for The Relapse
1996 Anthony Ward for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Way Of The World and La Grande Magia
1995 Deirdre Clancy for Love’s Labour’s Lost and A Month In The Country
1994 Gerald Scarfe for An Absolute Turkey
1993 William Dudley for Heartbreak House, Pygmalion and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
1992 Mark Thompson for The Comedy Of Errors
1991 Jasper Conran for The Rehearsal

Rupert Everett to play Chichester

February 14, 2010 

Rupert Everett is to star in a brand new production of Pygmalion at the Chichester Festival Theatre as part of its 2010 season.

Rupert Everett and Angela Lansbury in the recent Broadway production of Blithe Spirit

In the new Chichester Festival Theatre season, to be announced later this week, Rupert Everett will star in George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, playing Professor Henry Higgins alongside the inimitable Stephanie Cole as his mother. The play will be directed by Philip Prowse.

Everett takes the role after his Broadway run as Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit alongside Angela Lansbury. Charles Condomine was famously played by Rex Harrison in the 1945 David Lean film, who also played Henry Higgins in the stage and film musical adaptation of Pygmalion, My Fair Lady. Is Rupert reinventing himself as the Rex Harrison of our times?

Chichester’s new season follows their triumphant run last year, including the critical and Olivier Award-nominated success of Enron, a joint effort with the Royal Court theatre and now playing to packed houses at the Noel Coward Theatre in the West End.

Also performing in Chichester will be Sir Patrick Stewart, following his success last year in Waiting for Godot at the Theatre Royal Haymarket by portraying Shakespeare in a revival of Edward Bond’s 1973 play Bingo.

Stewart is no stranger to the Bard’s work, having built his career around playing Shakespeare’s great roles, including his performance as Macbeth at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2007 directed by Rupert Goold, and last year in the RSC’s Hamlet with David Tennant.

Bingo will be staged on the Chichester Festival Theatre’s Minerva stage in April, directed by Angus Jackson, the hot young director who has worked twice before at Chichester: last year directing Wallenstein with Iain Glen (currently starring in Ghosts at the Duchess Theatre in London) and Funny Girl in 2008 with Samantha Spiro.

Other new productions in the season include a brand new stage adaptation of the classic film Love Story.

Based on the novel by Erich Segal, and the 1970 movie starring Ali McGraw, Ryan O’Neal and Ray Milland, this “play with music” will feature music by Howard Goodall and lyrics by Stephen Clark and will be directed by Rachel Kavanagh, to run at Chichester in May.

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