Sophie Okonedo

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Young Soul Rebels review – life-giving ode to diversity in silver jubilee London
Part thriller, part drama, part comedy, Isaac Julien’s urban pastoral set in the aftermath of a homophobic murder still feels fresh, buoyant and likable

Peter Bradshaw

26, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Grenfell: System Failure; Medea; Trouble in Butetown – review
Playground; @sohoplace; Donmar Warehouse, London
Richard Norton-Taylor and Nicolas Kent’s second Grenfell drama is a shocking dissection of negligence; Sophie Okonedo breathes fire as Medea; and Diana Nneka Atuona brings wartime Cardiff to life

Susannah Clapp

26, Feb, 2023 @10:30 AM

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Medea review – Sophie Okonedo is magnificent as ancient Greece’s preeminent rebel woman
Medea is as much victim as villain in Dominic Cooke’s psychologically subtle and subversive production, and Ben Daniels is superb playing all the puffed up men in her life

Arifa Akbar

18, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Charlotte review – absorbing animation about a remarkable artist, murdered at Auschwitz
Keira Knightley gives voice to Charlotte Salomon, the German-Jewish painter who said she killed her own grandfather after he abused her, in a powerful but flawed biopic

Peter Bradshaw

07, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Raymond & Ray review – Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke wasted in meagre comedy-drama
The pair play estranged brothers reuniting on a road trip in a sentimental and silly film which wastes everybody’s acting talents

Peter Bradshaw

20, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Sophie Okonedo to play Medea at new West End theatre
The production, beginning next February, will be directed by Dominic Cooke for @sohoplace in London

Chris Wiegand

19, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Stars urge Commonwealth to oppose UK plan to send refugees to Rwanda
Celebrities including Sophie Okonedo and David Harewood say scheme shows ‘colonial view’ of Africa as ‘dumping ground’

Geneva Abdul

25, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Death on the Nile review – Kenneth Branagh makes heavy weather of Christie caper
Branagh’s spirited performance as Poirot and a big-name ensemble cast can’t keep this stale and two-dimensional whodunnit afloat

Peter Bradshaw

07, Feb, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Song of the Reed: Swallowtail review – Mark Rylance and Sophie Okonedo shine in hyped eco drama
Recorded on a bird reserve in Norfolk, the first instalment of this new Radio 4 play sees its stars bring their A-game using sound alone

Mark Lawson

21, Jun, 2021 @1:45 PM

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Scenes of a Sexual Nature review – hit-and-miss Hampstead romcom
Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy and Sophie Okonedo are among the big names doing small roles in this mostly pleasant portmanteau film from 2006

Leslie Felperin

30, Oct, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Adrian Lester: ‘We’ll never have another TV villain like JR Ewing’
The theatre actor and Hustle alumnus – soon to star in Mike Bartlett’s Life – shares his TV loves and hates, from the Dallas patriarch to Geordie Shore

Interview by Hannah J Davies

22, Sep, 2020 @12:24 PM

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To Egypt, with love: Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre
As the NT streams the epic tragedy online, Hildegard Bechtler recalls bringing a monumental setting to the Olivier stage while creating an intimate atmosphere

Interview by Chris Wiegand

05, May, 2020 @8:55 AM

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