Sheila Hancock

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Will they work again? Fears over insurance for older actors after coronavirus
Glenda Jackson’s nomination for her second Bafta aged 84 opens up debate on safety of veteran actors

Vanessa Thorpe

26, Jul, 2020 @6:54 AM

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'The nearest to God we get': stars pick the Beethoven work they cherish
Ali Smith does an opus a month, Tony Hall saw Fidelio on Robben Island, and Lady Brenda Hale used to march to his Grosse Fuge. As the Proms celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, stars reveal a favourite work

Compiled by Imogen Tilden

16, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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This Is My Family review – terrifically funny musical is a triumph
James Nesbitt and Sheila Hancock star in Tim Firth’s touching comedy about a dysfunctional group of relatives

Mark Lawson

30, Apr, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Edie review – the height of tedium
A mountaineering drama in which Sheila Hancock strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young man lacks chemistry

Simran Hans

27, May, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Sheila Hancock on Edie: 'There aren't many actors still around who can leap up and down'
For her latest film, the 85-year-old actor had to scale one of Scotland’s most spectacular mountains. But, as her career attests, she’s not afraid of a challenge

Rebecca Nicholson

25, May, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Edie review – one last Highland fling with Sheila Hancock
Hancock lifts this drama about an older woman’s last-gasp adventure hiking in Scotland, but it’s familiar terrain

Peter Bradshaw

24, May, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Harold and Maude review – a honking seal can't save this clunky adaptation
There’s witty live music and convincing performances by Sheila Hancock and Bill Milner but this staging of the cult movie feels coy and dated

Lyn Gardner

27, Feb, 2018 @12:30 PM

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Music is at the very heart of one East End school | Letters
Letters: Gallions primary school has successfully integrated music into the curriculum to help teach pupils life skills, imagination and perseverance, writes Sheila Hancock


25, Jun, 2017 @5:45 PM

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Grey Gardens review – splendidly odd couple of the Kennedy circle
Jackie K’s aunt and cousin are joyfully on song in a tale of Long Island squalor and co-dependency

Susannah Clapp

10, Jan, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Sheila Hancock: ‘Dying or going senile – that’s my role nowadays’
The actor and writer on her new musical, her love of fast cars, and why she hates being called a national treasure

Michael Hogan

03, Jan, 2016 @9:00 AM

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'I'm awful, I'm awful': writers spill the secrets of their diaries
What is it like to read your diary later in life? Sheila Hancock, Tracey Thorn and Rae Earl share their stories

Sheila Hancock

12, Sep, 2015 @10:00 AM

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Sheila Hancock on Jack Gold: he was the director my husband John Thaw loved and respected above all others
Sheila Hancock writes: Jack Gold was there at the start of John’s professional life and at the end

Sheila Hancock

16, Aug, 2015 @3:29 PM

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