Bertie Carvel

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Sad! Is Donald Trump just too boring for a grand Shakespearean makeover?
Bertie Carvel is brilliant in The 47th, Mike Bartlett’s ingenious play about the former US president, but the real parallel is not with the Bard’s kings but his hollow braggarts

Michael Billington

14, Apr, 2022 @11:02 AM

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The 47th review – Bertie Carvel is devilishly good but this Trumpian satire feels too soon
Mike Bartlett’s script turns US politics into Shakepearean comedy but falls oddly flat despite magnetising performances

Arifa Akbar

10, Apr, 2022 @9:13 AM

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‘I get a chill’: Bertie Carvel on exploring the human side of Donald Trump
Of all the baddies Carvel has portrayed on stage and screen, this may be his most challenging yet. He reveals what lies beneath the bombast of The Donald

John Harris

26, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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What links a US TV televangelist to Frank Sidebottom and Rupert Murdoch?
From Jessica Chastain’s new biopic to a James Graham play, take a dive down the rabbit hole with Tammy Faye Bakker

Larry Ryan

05, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The Tragedy of Macbeth review – Denzel Washington delivers a noirish nightmare
Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand hit top form in Joel Coen’s austere reimagining of Shakespeare’s Scottish bloodbath

Peter Bradshaw

31, Dec, 2021 @10:06 AM

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Phoenix/The Ghost Caller reviews – spiked satire and phone spooks
Mike Bartlett’s monologue brings us the inner life of a despotic public figure and Luke Barnes’s over-the-phone drama is profoundly creepy

Arifa Akbar

10, Nov, 2020 @4:04 PM

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The Sister review – a nail-biting whodunnit that is truly haunting
Russell Tovey and Bertie Carvel star in the latest thriller from Luther writer Neil Cross, complete with dark forests, ghostly apparitions, and mountains of dread

Lucy Mangan

27, Oct, 2020 @10:00 PM

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Bertie Carvel: 'I like playing characters who are massively chipped'
The star of Doctor Foster and The Pale Horse on how becoming a father changed his life, and why he relishes roles that come with a “deliberate flaw”

Sarah Hughes

26, Oct, 2020 @1:08 PM

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Tim Minchin: ‘The world feels a bit post-jokes’
The comedian-composer on his children’s book, Australia’s same-sex marriage vote and why he’s glad to be leaving Hollywood

Michael Hogan

08, Oct, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Ink review – Bertie Carvel is unmissable as Rupert Murdoch
Carvel is a natural as the media mogul in James Graham’s engrossing play charting the rise of the Sun

Susannah Clapp

02, Jul, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Ink review – James Graham's riveting account of the birth of the Sun
First-rate drama about Rupert Murdoch’s move into British newspapers in the 1960s gives us no sermons about press ethics

Michael Billington

28, Jun, 2017 @12:18 AM

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Bertie Carvel: 'His speciality is making monsters and demons understood'
The actor’s former creations include a psychopathic teacher and an adulterous husband, now the son of a former Guardian journalist is to play Rupert Murdoch in a new play, Ink

Mark Lawson

23, Jun, 2017 @2:19 PM

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