Christopher Hampton

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The Son review – laceratingly painful drama of familial fear and loathing
Venice film festival: Florian Zeller’s follow-up to The Father features a tremendous performance from Hugh Jackman, as a divorced lawyer who agrees to look after his troubled offspring

Peter Bradshaw

07, Sep, 2022 @5:15 PM

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How the acclaimed Billy Wilder tried and failed to snub Hollywood
The new film Mr Wilder & Me reveals how a search for funding led the director on an uneasy journey back to the central Europe he fled

Richard Brooks

05, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Two Billion Beats; Running With Lions; The Forest; The Chairs – review
A Hindu schoolgirl challenges all around her; Toby Stephens and Gina McKee star in Florian Zeller’s sketchy new play; and Kathryn Hunter excels in a frisky reworking of Ionescu

Susannah Clapp

20, Feb, 2022 @10:30 AM

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'I almost believed her': Christopher Hampton on Goebbels' secretary and A German Life
Based on 30 hours of interviews with Brunhilde Pomsel, Hampton’s play – now at the Adelaide festival – asks the audience to decide how much she really knew

Kelly Burke

09, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Baftas 2021: the full list of nominations
From Nomadland to Promising Young Woman, the films up for a gong at this year’s British film awards

Guardian film

09, Mar, 2021 @2:15 PM

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Golden Globes 2021: full list of nominations
All the nominees for the first big event of this pandemic-affected awards season, in film and TV categories

Guardian film

03, Feb, 2021 @2:55 PM

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Sunset Boulevard review – Hollywood musical is milder than Wilder
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s version of the 1950 film is smartly staged by Leicester’s Curve, starring Ria Jones and Danny Mac

Chris Wiegand

04, Jan, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Youth Without God review – anti-Nazi drama calls out liberal bystanders
Christopher Hampton’s disturbing adaptation of Ödön von Horváth’s 1937 novel is a promising text, albeit let down by an imperfect production

Michael Billington

24, Sep, 2019 @7:00 PM

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'Like a bullet from a gun': Laurie Kynaston on playing a tormented teen
He dresses like a New Romantic and played Johnny Marr and Danny Baker. Now the rising Welshman is taking on his most painful role yet

Ryan Gilbey

01, Sep, 2019 @2:00 PM

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The Son review – Florian Zeller's frightening tale of teen depression
Fear and fleeting joy punctuate an exploration of family dynamics, charting the upheaval of divorce and adolescence

Michael Billington

27, Feb, 2019 @12:44 PM

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Maggie Smith returns to theatre to play Goebbels’ secretary Brunhilde Pomsel
Downton Abbey actor stars in Christopher Hampton’s A German Life about Nazi leader’s assistant, who died in 2017

Chris Wiegand

13, Feb, 2019 @12:30 PM

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The Height of the Storm review – Pryce and Atkins are magnetic
Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins excel in Florian Zeller’s beautifully elusive play, translated by Christopher Hampton

Michael Billington

09, Oct, 2018 @8:00 PM

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