Cush Jumbo

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Joseph Marcell: ‘I tried to get Will Smith to do Shakespeare instead of Independence Day’
He was adored as Geoffrey the butler in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Now, as he stars opposite Cush Jumbo in Hamlet, the actor discusses stardom, being one of the first Black Othellos – and why Smith should play Mark Antony

Ryan Gilbey

28, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Hamlet; The Mirror and the Light; What If If Only
Cush Jumbo is a perfect prince, Ben Miles bows out as Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell, while Caryl Churchill gets to the heart of love and loss in under 20 minutes

Susannah Clapp

10, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Hamlet review – Cush Jumbo is a remarkable prince
Greg Hersov’s sleek production focuses on familial grief, unfolds with the pace of a thriller and is full of fresh humour and chemistry

Arifa Akbar

05, Oct, 2021 @9:43 AM

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Hamlet, Cabaret and a fistful of Romeos: the best theatre, comedy and dance of autumn 2021
Cush Jumbo tackles the troubled prince, Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne head for 30s Berlin, while standup favourites and dance spectaculars burst back on the stage

Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

26, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Adrian Dunbar cast alongside Cush Jumbo in Hamlet at Young Vic
The Line of Duty actor will play Claudius and the Ghost when the postponed play opens next month

Chris Wiegand

16, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The week in TV: The Beast Must Die; Before We Die; The Great British Photography Challenge; Breeders
BritBox surprises with a gripping thriller while Scandi noir goes to Bristol. Plus the kindness of Rankin and a superb exploration of Afrofuturism

Euan Ferguson

30, May, 2021 @8:30 AM

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The Beast Must Die review – Cush Jumbo plots grief-fuelled revenge
BritBox’s first original drama is a taut revenge thriller, with Jumbo playing the mother of a hit-and-run victim who hunts down odious prime suspect Jared Harris

Lucy Mangan

28, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Cush Jumbo: ‘He’s doing less screen time but being paid three times more? Er, no!’
The Good Fight star went from relative obscurity in the UK to primetime in the US. Now she’s coming home on her own terms

Emma Brockes

15, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Young Vic to livestream all future productions, says artistic director
Kwame Kwei-Armah says theatre can never go back to being something that can only be experienced by physically being there

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

06, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Ian McKellen's long-awaited return as Hamlet set for June
Shakespeare tragedy will be followed by The Cherry Orchard with a cast including Steven Berkoff and Jenny Seagrove

Chris Wiegand

19, Mar, 2021 @8:38 AM

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'There will be orgasms in the aisles!' Cush Jumbo meets Anne-Marie Duff
The actors have been friends since they starred together at the National. They talk about their showbiz debuts, the dangers of getting wrapped up in roles – and the thrills to come when theatres reopen

Chris Wiegand

02, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Stage struck: Tom Stoppard, Cush Jumbo, Brian Cox and more on the magic of theatre
To mark World Theatre Day, leading playwrights, actors and directors share some of their favourite moments

Chris Wiegand

27, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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