Adrian Lester

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Prominent black and Asian Britons warn against BBC local radio cuts plan
David Harewood, Doreen Lawrence and others express concern at potential impact on shows aimed at BAME audiences

Jim Waterson Media editor

01, Dec, 2022 @4:54 PM

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‘The greatest director the world has ever seen’ – actors salute Peter Brook
Adrian Lester stripped back Hamlet with him, Janet Suzman can still hear the audience gasp, Glenda Jackson dug deep for the director and for Frances de la Tour he was incomparable

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

04, Jul, 2022 @3:02 PM

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Tony awards 2022: A Strange Loop leads the nominees, while British talents are lauded
Three actors from The Lehman Trilogy go head to head, the musical Six picks up eight nominations and the production MJ – about Michael Jackson – is also recognised

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

09, May, 2022 @2:03 PM

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The week in TV: The Responder; Trigger Point; The Gilded Age; Survivors: Portraits of the Holocaust
As a Liverpool copper in meltdown, Martin Freeman excels in Tony Schumacher’s unmissable drama; the clock’s ticking for ITV’s new bomb disposal series; and Downton Abbey, New York-style

Barbara Ellen

30, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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TV tonight: Jamie Dornan’s identity is finally revealed in The Tourist finale
It’s the last episode of the BBC’s fun lost-identity thriller – and time for the Man’s long-awaited backstory. Plus: David Attenborough takes on a cactus. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Hannah Verdier, Graeme Virtue, Jack Seale

30, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Adrian Lester: ‘I’ll never leave the stage’
As he prepares to return to live theatre, the actor reflects on a tumultuous 18 months, and on why he needs an audience

Rachel Cooke

01, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Hymn; Typical review – first-rate and perfectly balanced
Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani work as one in Lolita Chakrabarti’s brilliantly realised study of male friendship

Susannah Clapp

28, Feb, 2021 @10:30 AM

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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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The week in TV: Life; The Comey Rule; Honour; Brave New World – review
Mike Bartlett fashions a superior soap, while recent US political history rears its Trumpian head

Euan Ferguson

04, Oct, 2020 @8:30 AM

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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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Quarantine Players: stars and theatre fans unite to perform Shakespeare solos
The Guardian and Shakespeare’s Globe present three new versions of speeches from the Bard’s plays, performed by professional actors and theatre lovers around the world

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

23, Apr, 2020 @11:24 AM

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Prominent Britons of colour condemn BBC over Naga Munchetty complaint
Corporation accused of racial discrimination after presenter reprimanded for Trump remarks

Caroline Davies

27, Sep, 2019 @10:36 AM

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