Alice Lowe

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Garth Marenghi: how the Edinburgh award winner found his Darkplace
Our series exploring the stage origins of hit comedies continues with the cult hospital horror show that scared up audiences to become a fringe sensation

Rachael Healy

24, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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New year arts: Observer critics pick the culture to get us through to spring
From laughter punches to legendary artists, rock and romance to drama and dance… our writers on culture to light up the months ahead

03, Jan, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Alice Lowe's teen obsessions: 'Under the bed was Keanu Reeves folded into tiny pieces'
With her new film Eternal Beauty opening soon, the star of Sightseers, Prevenge and Garth Marenghi remembers the gothic thrill of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, bearded men in Excalibur and the otherworldly Kate Bush

As told to Catherine Shoard

24, Sep, 2020 @3:55 PM

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Days of the Bagnold Summer review – bittersweet tale of family strife
Simon Bird’s debut feature captures the comedy and tragedy in the lives of a single mother and her stroppy teenage son

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

07, Jun, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Days of the Bagnold Summer review – sweet tale of a metalhead and his mum
Earl Cave and Monica Dolan are a delight in this charming comedy directed by The Inbetweeners’ Simon Bird

Peter Bradshaw

04, Jun, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Lockdown watch: Alice Lowe on Misery, Muriel's Wedding and musicals
The actor, writer and Prevenge director gorges on the film equivalent of chicken soup – Grease – but also finds comfort in darker places

Alice Lowe

15, Apr, 2020 @10:13 AM

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Stars urged to ditch the red carpet sequins to save the oceans
Although shiny on the outside they ‘hide serious socio-environmental impacts’

Ellie Violet Bramley

07, Feb, 2020 @9:24 PM

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Get Duked review – macabre rural teen horror-comedy
A group of youngsters stuck in the Scottish countryside become the hunted in Ninian Doff’s wacky mashup

Peter Bradshaw

19, Jun, 2019 @7:45 PM

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Sometime Always Never review – a triple-word score of a movie
Bill Nighy is a Scrabble-obsessed father grieving for a missing son

Wendy Ide

16, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Wild Honey Pie! review – flaky and undercooked
Jamie Adams’ rambling style hits a n emphatic dead end with this aimless and implausible drama about a fraught marriage

Peter Bradshaw

12, Jun, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Alice Lowe: ‘I was terrified that Bill Nighy was going to hate me’
The actor, writer and Prevenge director on her new film, demonic possession and Scrabble

Kathryn Bromwich

08, Jun, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Sometimes Always Never review – Bill Nighy spellbinding in Scrabble drama
The veteran actor shines as an ageing word wizard searching for his estranged son in Carl Hunter’s kind-hearted debut

Peter Bradshaw

12, Oct, 2018 @9:16 PM

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