Maggie Smith to reprise role in film adaptation of A German Life
Celebrating the 80th birthdays of Britain’s most famous acting Dames, Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith.
Diana Rigg sings Cole Porter’s You’re The Top in Agatha Christie movie classic Evil Under The Sun
BBC Films has announced its new slate for the Cannes Film Festival and it includes a new film adaptation of hit play The Lady In The Van. Maggie Smith will return to the role she immortalised on stage in 1999 as Miss Shepherd, alongside Alex Jennings – who is currently starring as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane – playing Alan Bennett. The movie will reunite the team behind The History Boys – Bennett and director Nicholas Hytner, who also directed the stage play of The Lady in the Van. Kevin Loader, Damian Jones …
Simon Annand’s The Half: London theatre exhibition provides an intimate portrait of West End stars.
British playwright Noël Coward’s plays and musicals are in continuous production around the world, including Thea Sharrock’s current West End revival of Blithe Spirit at the Apollo Theatre, starring Alison Steadman.
Here, journalist and author Clive Hirschhorn remembers a meeting with the ‘Master’ in the 1960’s, an immodest encounter in which the man offered an opinion on just about everything.
OLIVIER AWARDS – Special and Outstanding Achievement Award Winners