Ralph Fiennes

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The week in theatre: Straight Line Crazy; The Human Voice – review
Ralph Fiennes is firing on all cylinders in David Hare’s new play about a New York highway builder; and Ruth Wilson is beguiling in an unsubtle staging of Cocteau’s monologue

Susannah Clapp

27, Mar, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Straight Line Crazy review – Ralph Fiennes enthrals as the man who shaped New York
Fiennes heads an electrifying cast in David Hare’s dynamic portrait of Robert Moses, an aggressive yet visionary urban planner who refused to back down

Mark Lawson

24, Mar, 2022 @12:01 AM

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The King’s Man review – Ralph Fiennes is stranded in crass no man’s land
Matthew Vaughn’s laddish origin story for the Kingsman franchise finds the first world war masterminded by a shadowy villain with a Scottish accent

Simran Hans

26, Dec, 2021 @11:30 AM

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The King’s Man review – spy romp origin story is a spectacular splurge of bad taste
Matthew Vaughn turns his reckless dad-humour energy to the first world war for a tongue-in-cheek history lesson with some surprising twists

Peter Bradshaw

14, Dec, 2021 @5:00 PM

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David Hare furious at BBC after it rejects his Covid play, starring Ralph Fiennes
Playwright, who was gravely ill with the virus, says it’s ‘nonsense’ that viewers don’t want a pandemic drama

Dalya Alberge

24, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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No Time to Die review – Daniel Craig dispatches James Bond with panache, rage – and cuddles
The long-awaited 25th outing for Ian Fleming’s superspy is a weird and self-aware epic with audacious surprises up its sleeve

Peter Bradshaw

28, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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The Forgiven review – Chastain and Fiennes light up darkly comic thriller
John Michael McDonagh’s mostly entertaining adaptation of Laurence Osborne’s novel offers an unusual mix of provocation and penance

Benjamin Lee

11, Sep, 2021 @11:45 PM

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In Bruges: on unexpected holiday with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson’s hitmen
While the comic possibilities of incompetent hitmen are endless, In Bruges is a true masterpiece of art and absurdity that rewards multiple viewings

Elizabeth Quinn

26, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Four Quartets review – Ralph Fiennes meets TS Eliot in a triumphant return
The actor and director gives a compelling performance of the poet’s wartime epic in this solo show

Clare Brennan

06, Jun, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Four Quartets review – Ralph Fiennes triumphs with bold TS Eliot monologue
Fiennes imbues Eliot’s last great poem with all the drama of a Shakespearean soliloquy in a magnificent, intimate theatrical experience

Arifa Akbar

03, Jun, 2021 @11:04 AM

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From Hamlet to Hullabaloo: what to see as theatres and comedy clubs reopen
As stage shows return, we pick the best post-lockdown offerings – featuring Egyptian gods, rebelling vicars, dancing youths ... and Ian McKellen playing the Dane at 82

Arifa Akbar (theatre), Brian Logan (comedy), Lyndsey Winship (dance)

16, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Ralph Fiennes to direct and star in TS Eliot's Four Quartets
A solo theatre adaptation, co-produced by Theatre Royal Bath and the Royal & Derngate, will tour the UK this summer

Chris Wiegand

17, Mar, 2021 @2:29 PM

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