Rhys Ifans

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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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La Cha Cha review – caravan park comedy is fun, for the cast
Antics of ageing misfits living off-grid have a decidedly sitcom feel, but don’t expect to laugh

Cath Clarke

14, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Official Secrets review – Keira Knightley shines as a very British whistleblower
Knightley gives a sympathetic performance as Iraq war whistleblower Katharine Gun in this shrewd and relevant spy drama

Peter Bradshaw

18, Oct, 2019 @6:00 AM

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On Bear Ridge review – a potent study of loss
Writing, acting and design combine brilliantly in Ed Thomas’s post-apocalyptic new play

Clare Brennan

29, Sep, 2019 @4:30 AM

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On Bear Ridge review – Rhys Ifans braves a storm of sadness
Ed Thomas’s lyrical new play situates its characters in a post-cataclysmic, Beckettian nowhere in which words are all they have left

Gareth Llŷr Evans

25, Sep, 2019 @10:30 AM

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Notting Hill review – a year-round treat, not just for Valentine's
Julia Roberts delivers a career-best performance as she falls for Hugh Grant in this enduringly lovely, warm-hearted romcom

Peter Bradshaw

14, Feb, 2019 @3:23 PM

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Official Secrets review – Keira Knightley carries whistleblower drama
The actor’s performance is the indisputable highlight of a well-intentioned but often plodding film about Katharine Gun

Benjamin Lee

29, Jan, 2019 @5:23 PM

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More than 200 Welsh actors criticise National Theatre Wales's output
Highly critical letter to NTW chair Clive Jones attacks lack of shows and homegrown performers

Steven Morris

13, Nov, 2018 @12:52 AM

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The week in theatre: Exit the King; Pity; River Stage festival – review
Rhys Ifans ages well in Patrick Marber’s update of Ionesco’s classic, while Rory Mullarkey’s homage often palls. Plus tales of the River Stage…

Susannah Clapp

29, Jul, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Exit the King review – Rhys Ifans’s dying despot is majestic
Ifans’ performance shows he’s ready for the big Shakespeare roles, though Ionesco’s absurdist drama is considerably less compelling

Michael Billington

26, Jul, 2018 @12:16 PM

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A Christmas Carol review – a love song to Christmas
Rhys Ifans stars in a joyous, psychoanalytical reading of Dickens that celebrates the redeeming power of theatre

Claire Armitstead

03, Dec, 2017 @8:00 AM

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