Armando Iannucci

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Rosalind Eleazar: a star devoted to the exhilarating thrill of theatre
After drama school, the actor feared she’d made a terrible mistake until she had a run of acclaimed roles on stage, TV and in the hit film version of David Copperfield

Arifa Akbar

17, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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'It's dangerous not to see race': is colour-blind casting all it's cracked up to be?
Casting actors regardless of their heritage may seem to allow for more diversity on screen and in theatre. However, a growing number of critics believe we should be considering race rather than ignoring it

Micha Frazer-Carroll

11, Aug, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Theatre Artists Fund set up by Sam Mendes raises £1.6m
Money will help freelancers affected by coronavirus as experts warn of worker exodus

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

24, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Armando Iannucci: 'We're watching Cats five mins a night – to prolong the agony'
Kurosawa’s ‘uplifting’ film about poverty and Chernobyl are on the viewing roster of the Avenue 5 creator, who calls on the UK government to prioritise the arts sector

As told to Rich Pelley

19, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Streaming: the best Dickens adaptations
Armando Iannucci’s take on David Copperfield is just the latest chapter in TV and cinema’s endless appetite for Pip, Oliver, Miss Havisham and co

Guy Lodge

13, Jun, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The best films of 2020 so far
Adam Sandler is a gem of jewellery dealer, Dev Patel is inspired casting as David Copperfield, while Keira Knightley disrupts the 1970 Miss World contest in these top picks – listed in date order – from the UK release schedule this year

Guardian film

12, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The Personal History of David Copperfield review – Iannucci makes Dickens his own
Armando Iannucci’s absurdist adaptation is full to bursting with fantastic comic performances

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

26, Jan, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The week in TV: Star Trek: Picard; Avenue 5; Travels in Euroland With Ed Balls – review
Jean-Luc Picard returned from retirement in the sophisticated new Star Trek, while there were laughs when Hugh Laurie got lost in space

Euan Ferguson

26, Jan, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Avenue 5 review – Armando Iannucci's cosmic caper gets utterly lost in space
Not even an (inter)stellar lineup can hide the fact that Hugh Laurie’s space cruise is crammed with laboured laughs – and has no clue where it’s headed

Lucy Mangan

22, Jan, 2020 @10:30 PM

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Sunny reality and cruises in space: TV shows to get excited about in 2020
The Love Islanders are back to lift our winter blues, Phoebe Waller-Bridge returns to the small screen, and there’s evil on the wards

Stuart Heritage, Kate Abbott and Hannah J Davies

01, Jan, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Armando Iannucci: ‘I personally am not a sweary, angry man’
He’s famous for expletive-laden satire The Thick of It, but now the comedy supremo is tackling Dickens

Andrew Anthony

30, Dec, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Syrian war documentary For Sama triumphs at British independent film awards
The chronicle of an activist who filmed the destruction in Aleppo wins prizes for best film, documentary, director and editing

Andrew Pulver

02, Dec, 2019 @1:02 PM

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