Sophie Okonedo

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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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Danny Boyle's Frankenstein reanimated for National Theatre streaming service
Hit 2011 show joins Antony and Cleopatra, starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo, in being broadcast as part of free scheme

Chris Wiegand

23, Apr, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Wild Rose review – Jessie Buckley plucks the heartstrings
A fiery Glaswegian singer and single mother dreams of Nashville glory

Mark Kermode

14, Apr, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Wild Rose review – Jessie Buckley sparkles as an ex-con country singer
In this entertaining if sentimental tale co-starring Julie Walters, a young Glaswegian dreams of becoming a star in Nashville

Peter Bradshaw

10, Apr, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Hamilton and Heathers celebrate big wins at WhatsOnStage awards
The winning musicals earn their lead actors prizes, with Company and The Inheritance also among winners

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

03, Mar, 2019 @9:30 PM

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The week in TV: Traitors; Curfew; Flack; Baptiste – review
Channel 4’s new espionage thriller suffers from excess hindsight, Curfew delivers a stellar dystopia, and Anna Paquin is perfection in the bittersweet Flack

Euan Ferguson

24, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The Inheritance wins best new play at UK Critics' Circle awards
Matthew Lopez’s epic drama wins three prizes, while Marianne Elliott’s production of Company is named best musical

Chris Wiegand

29, Jan, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Love and hisses: Cleopatra star Sophie Okonedo on acting with live snakes
The actor, who is performing in Shakespeare’s tragedy on the Olivier stage, is to make her National Theatre Live debut with one of her real reptile co-stars

Chris Wiegand

29, Nov, 2018 @10:00 AM

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