Harold Pinter

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Henry Woolf obituary
Actor, playwright, poet, teacher and lifelong friend of Harold Pinter

Irving Wardle

24, Nov, 2021 @5:05 PM

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The Servant review – Losey and Pinter’s nightmarish version of Jeeves and Wooster
The subversive 1963 classic crackles with undertones of class, sexuality and communism, with Dirk Bogarde at his finest as the sociopathic manservant

Peter Bradshaw

10, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Dumb Waiter review – Thewlis and Mays’s supreme double act beefs up Pinter’s menace
David Thewlis and Daniel Mays add rich new shades to the over-familiar 1957 two-hander in this filmed adaptation

Arifa Akbar

11, Jul, 2021 @12:13 PM

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The Dumb Waiter review – Pinter's enigma picks at the roots of power
This revival of Harold Pinter’s two-hander about a pair of Beckettian hitmen raises questions for the age of strongman politics

Arifa Akbar

10, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Betrayal review: Pinter's love triangle offers fresh pleasures and shorter pauses
Theatre Royal Bath
Staged in a Covid-safe auditorium, this rattling revival of Harold Pinter’s mind-stretching drama is enjoyably brisk

Mark Lawson

22, Oct, 2020 @11:39 AM

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10 UK theatre shows to see in October
As plays return to the stage here are some of the best – from Rent in Manchester to James Graham’s Bubble in Nottingham

Chris Wiegand

01, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Why Harold Pinter’s widow feels his screenplays deserve greater recognition
The playwright would have been 90 next month. Lady Antonia Fraser says a season of his films would be a fine tribute

Vanessa Thorpe

06, Sep, 2020 @7:34 AM

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Ignore the relentlessly cheery and take comfort in something from the dark side | Vanessa Thorpe
The times demand indulging in a spot of Pinter or Strauss, not listening to ministers insisting that all is well

Vanessa Thorpe

05, Jul, 2020 @6:15 AM

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Ian Holm, star of Lord of the Rings, Alien and Chariots of Fire, dies aged 88
The versatile actor went from the RSC and Harold Pinter to international movie stardom with roles as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins and an android in Alien

Andrew Pulver

19, Jun, 2020 @11:32 AM

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Six of the best plays about confinement | Michael Billington
Dramatists have long focused on the agonies and irritations of self-imposed or enforced isolation

Michael Billington

03, Apr, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Conclusions by John Boorman review – film gossip and nostalgia
The filmmaker on Gerard Depardieu’s snoring, Burt Reynolds’s sexual skills and why boxset TV is disappointing

Sukhdev Sandhu

25, Mar, 2020 @12:00 PM

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The Michael Billington archive: highlights from five decades of reviews
Ken Dodd’s laugh riot, Dustin Hoffman as Willy Loman, Lucy Prebble’s dazzling debut and ‘off-with-your kit Harington’ … revisit the hits and flops assessed by our outgoing theatre critic

20, Dec, 2019 @7:49 AM

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