Matthew Macfadyen

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Operation Mincemeat review – Blimpish take on Ben Macintyre’s spy thriller
Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen and Kelly Macdonald provide some ballast in John Madden’s overburdened adaptation

Xan Brooks

17, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Need a warped, tortured or evil character for a Hollywood film? Cast a British actor
UK stars Olivia Colman, Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch are all in demand with US directors. We look at why

Vanessa Thorpe

18, Dec, 2021 @3:28 PM

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Succession review: smash hit reaches fabulous new heights of comedy – and cruelty
From the bloody machinations of Logan and Kendall to Cousin Greg’s buffoonery, the third series of the HBO drama continues to deliver the most thrilling and beautifully obscene TV there is

Rebecca Nicholson

18, Oct, 2021 @9:05 PM

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Succession season three review – as glorious and furious as ever
We’re back with the monstrous Roy family in the immediate aftermath of Kendall’s live TV address – and the hit show is still exquisite agony to behold

Lucy Mangan

04, Oct, 2021 @7:26 PM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2020, No 6: Quiz
Michael Sheen was at the uncanny heart of ITV’s meta-drama about the scandal that symbolised a grubby showbiz era

Hannah J Davies

15, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The Assistant review – eloquent sexual harassment drama
Julia Garner excels as a junior assistant to a predatory media mogul boss in Kitty Green’s powerfully understated #MeToo drama

Mark Kermode

03, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The Assistant review - #MeToo drama offers unsettling study of day-to-day abuse | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Film about assistant to a New York film mogul details how stress, humiliation and bullying become the enablers for abuse by powerful men

Peter Bradshaw

30, Apr, 2020 @10:06 AM

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Quiz review – would you like to ask the audience, Major?
Matthew Macfadyen, Sian Clifford and Michael Sheen star in this new three-part series about the cheating plot that rocked Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? – and the entire nation

Lucy Mangan

13, Apr, 2020 @9:00 PM

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Spooks watch along, series one, episode one: Spies, sex and deep fat fryers
Welcome to the first of our new weekly watchalong – join Sarah Hughes for a chat in the comments

Guardian community team and Sarah Hughes

07, Apr, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Why you should join us to watch Spooks
We’ll be watching an episode a week of the first season of the BBC spy thriller, so join us to remember when Matthew Macfadyen was young and we could all still go outside

Sarah Hughes

06, Apr, 2020 @10:56 AM

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Matthew Macfadyen: 'We are all living by the seat of our pants'
The British actor on the triumph of HBO’s Succession - and being cast as the ‘coughing major’ in ITV’s Quiz

Tim Adams

29, Mar, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Succession season 2 review – chilling, despicable and horribly addictive
The hit black comedy about a monstrous media dynasty is back – and it’s as ruthless and flawless as ever

Rebecca Nicholson

12, Aug, 2019 @9:10 PM

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