Acting

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Antony Sher on acting: ‘You have simply got to be honest’
Antony Sher was not only a superb performer but also an insightful observer on the craft of acting and the theatre – as shown in these extracts

Chris Wiegand

03, Dec, 2021 @5:45 PM

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Why do we Britons still genuflect before age-old class caricatures? | Nick Cohen
Elocution classes are enjoying a revival, and the aristocratic ‘swell’ remains a winning type. We need to grow up

Nick Cohen

27, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Lady Gaga, be warned – method acting may bag you an Oscar, but where does it end? | Rebecca Root
Jeremy Strong and Lady Gaga are the latest actors to try the time-honoured technique. As an actor, I’ve seen its strange effects, says Rebecca Root

Rebecca Root

15, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Ian Gardiner obituary
Other lives: Actor who had a surprise hit with his role in a public information film

Rob Champion

24, Oct, 2021 @4:11 PM

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Dan Aykroyd: ‘I still have the lizard brain of a 20-year-old’
The actor, 69, tells Roz Lewis about crying over his kids, not being able to cook and still having 80% of his dance moves

Roz Lewis

18, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘The laughs hit me in the heart’: a view from the stage at Shakespeare’s Globe
After months of uncertainty and being told to retrain, I got my chance to act at a beautiful and iconic theatre. Fair bit of pressure not to be rubbish …

George Fouracres

08, Sep, 2021 @11:35 AM

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‘I felt completely lost’: the actors navigating an arts crisis and long Covid
Three performers – among the one million people suffering from long Covid – explain the painful process of getting back on stage

Matilda Martin

03, Sep, 2021 @12:23 PM

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Sarah Grazebrook obituary
Other lives: Actor who later turned to writing comedy scripts and novels

David Donachie

16, Aug, 2021 @4:55 PM

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‘There was a distinct lack of help’: can theatre clean up its act on mental health?
Raffaella Covino is leading the charge for change in an industry whose workers do unstable jobs under unprecedented pressure

Anya Ryan

13, Aug, 2021 @10:39 AM

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Experience: I was stabbed while playing Hamlet
The audience thought it was part of the play and gave us a round of applause. I remember thinking I was about to die

Conor Madden

16, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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I’ve been cast as a bitchy theatre critic – it’s a role I couldn’t turn down | Michael Billington
Starring in a Zoom production of the play Masks and Faces tested my acting skills – not to mention my singing

Michael Billington

13, Jul, 2021 @1:33 PM

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Lucinda Riley obituary
Bestselling author of historical fiction known for her Seven Sisters series

Anthony Hayward

23, Jun, 2021 @12:28 PM

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