Toby Jones

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‘Roger Moore collapsed one night. I thought he’d died’: how we made The Play What I Wrote
‘Ralph Fiennes strode into the dressing room and said he loved the show – we booked him there and then. The whole thing was very kick-bollocks-scramble’

Interviews by Andrew Dickson

22, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain review – Cumberbatch’s cat artist drowns in quirk
Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of eccentric Edwardian artist famed for his cute cats is brimful of star cameos but gets lost in mannered performances

Peter Bradshaw

03, Sep, 2021 @6:15 AM

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First Cow review – celebrating the milk of human kindness
Kelly Reichardt’s offbeat gem about an unlikely friendship founded on biscuits is a satisfying fable of America’s past and present

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

30, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Danny Boy review – the tremendous Toby Jones deserves all the awards
This excellent, eye-opening drama about the Iraq war probes the line between military violence and unlawful killing. Essential viewing

Ellen E Jones

12, May, 2021 @9:25 PM

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Toby Jones: ‘Nobody is just one thing’
From Chekhov to Capote to Harry Potter, Toby Jones is one of our most brilliantly versatile actors. So why do people keep trying to tell him who he is?

Eva Wiseman

09, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The week in radio and podcasts: Marcovaldo; Peter Brook; Shedunnit; The Archers – review
Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook revel in the rich imagination of Italo Calvino

Susannah Clapp

17, Apr, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Angela review – Mark Ravenhill's tale of dance and dementia
The playwright takes us inside the mind of his late mother in a poignant audio play that dramatises her shifting sense of self

Arifa Akbar

25, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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A dramatic year: the 10 best theatre shows of 2020
As the industry faced turmoil, there were triumphant stagings of classics by Sarah Kane, David Mamet and Alan Bennett – and bold new experiments

Arifa Akbar

23, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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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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If everyone was a little bit shameless, it might deflate the ‘anti-woke’ right | Keith Kahn-Harris
The human need for transgression is key to the backlash. Liberals must allow room for this without it harming others, says author Keith Kahn-Harris

Keith Kahn-Harris

02, Mar, 2020 @12:48 PM

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First Cow review – Kelly Reichardt’s superbly chewy tale of milk cakes in the old west
The Meek’s Cutoff director returns with a distinctive story about a pair of drifters trying to make money by stealing milk from a newly-arrived cow

Peter Bradshaw

22, Feb, 2020 @6:30 PM

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The Last Thing He Wanted review – misfiring Anne Hathaway thriller
Mudbound director Dee Rees stumbles with a confused Netflix adaptation of Joan Didion’s political thriller about a conflicted journalist in the 80s

Benjamin Lee in Park City

28, Jan, 2020 @9:26 PM

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