Acting

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¡Showmanism! review – astonishing lip-sync solo raises spirits
Dickie Beau offers a merry miscellany, featuring stories from Ian McKellen and Fiona Shaw, in a meditation on theatre that is closer to possession than parody

David Jays

24, Nov, 2022 @10:34 AM

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A new start after 60: I became an actor – and I’ve never made so much money
Anabel Graetz has always known she had an interesting and unusual face. At the age of 80, it’s now paying the bills

Paula Cocozza

14, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘I make dreams come true’ – the star-maker who shot Letitia Wright, John Boyega and more to glory
As Wright pulls on the Black Panther catsuit, we meet Femi Oguns, whose acting school for black Brits – started two decades ago with a handful of flyers – is now Hollywood’s go-to talent hotspot

Steve Rose

09, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Playing Under the Piano by Hugh Bonneville – note-perfect self-deprecation
The Downton star is happy to be the butt of his own jokes in this tremendously entertaining account of the ups and downs of his career

Rachel Cooke

30, Oct, 2022 @8:30 AM

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‘I wouldn’t admit I was an actor. I once said I was a tree surgeon’: Gina McKee on confidence, class and #MeToo
After more than 40 years in film and TV, the star of Our Friends in the North is about to share the screen with Harry Styles. She talks about 90s sexism, her start in drama and playing the villain

Zoe Williams

20, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Larry Rew obituary
Other lives: British stage and film actor who spent a number of years working in theatre in New Zealand

Ross Berkeley Simpson

18, Oct, 2022 @6:23 PM

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'I’ve got a feeling I won’t be on stage again’: Derek Jacobi on age, ego, Igglepiggle and unrequited love
Sixty-five years after his first rave reviews, the star of I, Claudius and Last Tango in Halifax is still drowning in work – and self-doubt. Can a man who won Ian McKellen’s heart really see himself as ‘bland and uninteresting’?

Ryan Gilbey

17, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Gwyneth Powell obituary
Actor best known for her role as the no-nonsense headteacher Mrs McClusky in Grange Hill

Toby Hadoke

14, Sep, 2022 @11:33 AM

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Pauline Stroud obituary
Other lives: Actor who started in film and ended as an extra in opera and ballet productions in Covent Garden

Olive Simpson

04, Sep, 2022 @5:08 PM

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‘He thought the world was bad and life was rubbish’ – Jared Harris’s shock at his dad Richard’s worldview
He topped the charts, dated a princess and was a screen star from the kitchen sink 60s to Harry Potter. Yet his achievements were eclipsed by his hell-raising image. As a new film searches for the real Richard Harris, his son Jared looks back

Andrew Male

30, Aug, 2022 @5:16 PM

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I have started wearing a leather thong to meetings – and find it oddly helpful | Amrou Al-Khadi
In my drag stage persona, I feel invincible. Now I have worked out how to channel a little of that into my off-stage self, writes drag performer, actor, screenwriter and author Amrou Al-Khadi

Amrou Al-Kadhi

29, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Shakespeare inspired to write Othello after being booed off stage
The bard learned from his humiliating experiences as an actor at the Globe to hone his playwright skills, academic says

Dalya Alberge

27, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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