Elizabeth McGovern

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? review – Elizabeth McGovern cracks the whip
The Hollywood star is on top form opposite Dougray Scott in Edward Albee’s classic tale of a marriage gone sour

Clare Brennan

22, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? review – Elizabeth McGovern and Dougray Scott face off
The humour is a little too clownish in Lindsay Posner’s revival of Edward Albee’s classic but the toxic power games are potent

Arifa Akbar

19, Jan, 2023 @3:22 PM

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Downton Abbey: A New Era review – cheerfully risible second helping of snobby melodrama
The second – and hopefully last – film spun off from Julian Fellowes’s successful TV series is as hammy, silly, and undeniably entertaining as ever

Peter Bradshaw

25, Apr, 2022 @11:00 PM

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The Chaperone review – dishing dirt in well-turned hats and hair
Semi-true story from Julian Fellowes sets churchgoing Kansas lady the challenge of keeping the girl about to become Louise Brooks in line in 1920s New York

Leslie Felperin

15, Feb, 2022 @4:00 PM

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The week in theatre: Dr Semmelweis; Ava: The Secret Conversations – review
Mark Rylance mines more drama from the doctor driven mad by his work on hygiene than Elizabeth McGovern finds in the faded glamour of Ava Gardner

Susannah Clapp

30, Jan, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Ava: The Secret Conversations review – Elizabeth McGovern captures Gardner’s Hollywood glamour
Director Gaby Dellal’s striking production splices film and theatre with finesse while McGovern as Gardner riffs on important moments and men in her life

Miriam Gillinson

26, Jan, 2022 @3:11 PM

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Downton Abbey review – mostly harmless TV spin-off
Familiar comforts abound in a big screen outing for the Crawleys and staff

Simran Hans

15, Sep, 2019 @4:30 AM

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Downton Abbey review – ridiculous, vanilla-flavoured fun | peter bradshaw's film of the week
Imelda Staunton joins Maggie Smith and co in this standalone film that feels like an intensely glucose Christmas special

Peter Bradshaw

09, Sep, 2019 @11:01 PM

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The week in theatre: King Hedley II; Rutherford and Son; The Starry Messenger – review
Lenny Henry and Aaron Pierre are supercharged in August Wilson’s epic while Roger Allam excels as a stern Edwardian patriarch

Susannah Clapp

02, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The Starry Messenger review – Broderick and McGovern face up to cosmic failures
Kenneth Lonergan’s tale of astronomy and midlife misery makes fine use of an A-list cast but never truly explodes into life

Michael Billington

29, May, 2019 @10:00 PM

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God of Carnage review – sitcom spirit tames bullying drama's savagery
With a starry cast that includes Elizabeth McGovern and Ralf Little, this revival of Yasmina Reza’s menace-filled comedy emphasises the laughs but loses the play’s savage edges in the process

Arifa Akbar

06, Sep, 2018 @12:58 PM

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This week’s best radio: Bing Crosby and the road to rock’n’roll
Elizabeth McGovern celebrates the 40th anniversary of Crosby’s last visit to the UK where he recorded his unlikely duet with David Bowie

David Hepworth

07, Oct, 2017 @11:00 AM

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