Roger Allam

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Frank and Percy review – McKellen and Allam’s banter meanders into romance
Ian McKellen and Roger Allam star in a rambling but unabashed depiction of desire after middle-age

Ryan Gilbey

15, Jun, 2023 @11:19 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Heathers, Alvin Ailey and more
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes Panti Bliss’s drag journey, Athol Fugard’s ballroom dreamers and Alain Platel’s nightmarish dance-theatre

Chris Wiegand

01, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Talking posh still pays – that’s why Boris Johnson is rolling in it | Emma Beddington
The former PM’s high earnings have been partly attributed to the way he speaks. But I’ll take Bill Paterson or Maya Angelou’s sonorous tones over the voice of privilege any day, writes Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

26, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘I’ve never watched a moment of Morse!’ The secrets of ITV’s smash hit Endeavour
The pacy, racy Inspector Morse spin-off has millions of fans – but it has stunned even its cast by sticking around so long. Could its new eighth series be the last?

Mark Lawson

12, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Uncle Vanya review – coronavirus gives Chekhov a shot in the arm
The pandemic supercharges the atmosphere in this film version of Ian Rickson’s recent stage production

Susannah Clapp

18, Oct, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Say Your Prayers review – goofy Christian hitman comedy
Smart pacing, sharp editing and classy cameos elevate this Yorkshire-set tale above many recent crime capers

Mike McCahill

23, Sep, 2020 @4:00 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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The week in TV: Flesh and Blood; Endeavour; Hunters; Home
ITV gets dramatic thrills from a toxic Imelda Staunton and a compelling Endeavour denouement

Euan Ferguson

01, Mar, 2020 @5:30 AM

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A Number review – Caryl Churchill's clone fable counts cost of progress
Roger Allam plays a father with multiple versions of the same son in a drama that feels like an early noughties Black Mirror

Arifa Akbar

19, Feb, 2020 @10:00 PM

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The week in TV: The Pale Horse; Endeavour; The End; The Split – review
Sarah Phelps retro-fettles with aplomb in her latest Agatha Christie adaptation, while Endeavour hits a tricky 1970

Euan Ferguson

16, Feb, 2020 @5:30 AM

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The week in theatre: King Hedley II; Rutherford and Son; The Starry Messenger – review
Lenny Henry and Aaron Pierre are supercharged in August Wilson’s epic while Roger Allam excels as a stern Edwardian patriarch

Susannah Clapp

02, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Rutherford and Son review – Roger Allam is magnificent in Edwardian classic
Allam shines as the tyrannical capitalist patriarch at the heart of Githa Sowerby’s powerful story of a society in transition

Michael Billington

29, May, 2019 @1:00 PM

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