Rebecca Front

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Repression review – mind games get bogged down in big ideas
The atmospheric story of a boy who says he can control his therapist’s actions with his thoughts focuses too much on philosophical questions

Ellen E Jones

24, Sep, 2020 @6:00 AM

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'The National's Olivier theatre needs bodies and music – it’s a modern cathedral'
Michael Longhurst, Rebecca Front, Nathaniel Martello-White and more discuss the theatres that have inspired and challenged them

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

20, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The Other One review: class-clash comedy puts the fizz up family life
Two identically-named sisters – each unknown to the other – are the stars of this sharp, touching comedy full of anguish, tears – and Soda Stream tea

Lucy Mangan

12, Jun, 2020 @8:30 PM

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Rebecca Front: 'I'd love to do Shakespeare – or be the next Bond!'
From The Thick of It to The Day Today, she’s been in every edgy comedy going. But Rebecca Front has now gone interstellar in space spoof Avenue 5. Is she about to crack America?

Emine Saner

10, Feb, 2020 @4:29 PM

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The Other One review – a sisterly sitcom driven more by narrative than gags
Rebecca Front steals the show from a fine ensemble cast in a comedy about coming to terms with the results of a loved one’s infidelity

Sam Wollaston

14, Sep, 2017 @5:02 AM

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War and Peace recap: episode two – forget pecs appeal, it's all about the flop of the fringe
As the war against Napoleon continues, Pierre gets taken for a fool and Princess Marya learns of Prince Vassily’s plans, while Andrei and his quivering quiff go missing

Viv Groskop

10, Jan, 2016 @10:01 PM

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Rebecca Front on the joys of family holidays
The Thick of It star loves nothing more than spending time with her children, so family holidays are her idea of heaven. Apart from that time in Sicily …

Interview by Jane Dunford

08, Jan, 2016 @6:30 AM

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War and Peace recap: episode one – 'costume drama at its most lavish'
BBC1’s new adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic is Sunday-night TV at its best, with Lily James, Paul Dano and James Norton all excelling in their roles

Viv Groskop

04, Jan, 2016 @7:19 AM

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Doctor Who series 35, episode seven – The Zygon Invasion
We revisit the Zygon peace treaty, meet Clara’s insurgent replica, and Osgood returns with the rest of the Unit team. Warning: contains bonus Zygon cave

Dan Martin

31, Oct, 2015 @9:05 PM

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Doctor Who: Rebecca Front to reunite with Peter Capaldi
Actor to be reunited with her former Thick of It co-star in episode featuring the return of the Zygons

John Plunkett

05, Jun, 2015 @8:14 AM

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I’ve Never Seen Star Wars – review: a few gentle, pleasant first-time challenges for Rebecca Front
Priya Elan: riding a motorbike, reading Jim Al-Khalili’s tricky book and watching cricket – it’s not quite essential listening

Priya Elan

15, Jan, 2015 @7:00 PM

Original Observer photography: May 2014
This month’s gallery is packed with striking portraits. Nick Frost, Jack White, Ken Loach and Sam Riley all feature among the best photography commissioned by the Observer

31, May, 2014 @10:32 AM

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