Colin Firth

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Same old true story: why have TV shows turned into Wikipedia entries?
An overstuffed season of fact-based dramas, from Winning Time to Under the Banner of Heaven to The Staircase, has been more miss than hit

Adrian Horton

31, May, 2022 @6:06 AM

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From high school dropout to Colin Firth co-star: Odessa Young’s big gamble
The Australian ditched her final year of school to chase her acting dream, then did nothing for a year. Now she’s crossing continents for roles and trying not to cry

Steve Dow

29, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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What links a 2001 murder to Donovan and Claire Danes?
With cult true-crime story The Staircase returning as a miniseries, take a dive down the rabbit hole with some British folk and an Oscar nod

Larry Ryan

07, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘I was literally shocked’: the true story behind new TV drama The Staircase
The confounding, and unsolved, case of a man accused of killing his wife that inspired a landmark docuseries has led to a star-studded new crime drama

David Smith in Washington

07, May, 2022 @5:19 AM

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The Staircase review – Colin Firth and Toni Collette scale the heights in riveting true-crime tale
The notorious documentary series about the death of an author’s wife gets a star-packed fictionalisation that is practically fizzing with tension

Lucy Mangan

05, May, 2022 @9:20 PM

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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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Operation Mincemeat review – Colin Firth heads starry cast in wartime spy caper
Stiff upper lips abound in this stranger-than-fiction tale of second world war espionage, with Firth and Matthew Macfadyen in charge

Peter Bradshaw

13, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Mr Darcy’s white shirt from lake scene stars in Jane Austen exhibition
Garment worn by Colin Firth in 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice to go on show at Jane Austen’s House

Steven Morris

25, Mar, 2022 @11:36 AM

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Mothering Sunday review – a portrait of the artist as a young maid
French director Eva Husson bypasses Britflick stuffiness in this passionate period drama adapted from a Graham Swift story of loss and rebirth

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

14, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Mothering Sunday review – Josh O’Connor doomed romance overdoes the ennui
This adaptation of the Graham Swift novel look and sounds lush, but the pace is so languorous your emotions never have a chance to get going

Peter Bradshaw

10, Jul, 2021 @7:53 AM

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Supernova review – a touching long goodbye from Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci
Firth and Tucci trade barbs as a couple on a nostalgic last-chance road trip in this enjoyably bittersweet dementia drama

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

27, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Supernova review – Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci dazzle as a couple facing their fears
The veteran pair are on magnificent form in a marriage drama all the more powerful for its restraint

Peter Bradshaw

25, Jun, 2021 @8:26 AM

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