Latest Michael Gambon Stories
Irish actor Michael Gambon has called British playwright Harold Pinter, who died of cancer this week, a god for actors. Pinter penned dozens of plays including The Caretaker and The Birthday Party, as well as scripts for the films The French Lieutenant's Woman and Sleuth.
By Lee, Veronica Alan Ayckbourn, so theatre lore has it, is the second-most performed British playwright after Shakespeare. So why has he become so unfashionable among theatre cognoscenti? Partly, it's his own doing.
By Paul Taylor Peter Brook wrote the bible for 1960s theatre's revolutionaries with 'The Empty Space' and, at 83, is still relentlessly pushing boundaries. He tells Paul Taylor why he has to live in the moment Peter Brook is shouting at me. Loudly. And he's shouting at me about Shakespeare.
By JEFF SIMON It isn't that Evelyn Waugh was a man incapable of discretion and moderation. It's just that he was a man who, among many things, understood the pleasures of extravagant opinion.
By Lawrence Toppman, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Jul.
Best enjoyed by those unfamiliar with Evelyn Waugh's classic 1945 novel or the seminal 1981 miniseries version, this new "Brideshead Revisited" is tidy, proper and obvious _ the cinematic equivalent of Cliffs Notes.
By Sarah Lyall The images from the 11-episode mini-series are still vivid, 27 years later. Louche young Oxford students in crisp linen suits (and one teddy bear) drinking endless cocktails.
By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Michael Apted's slave-trade drama "Amazing Grace" has lined up a U.S. distribution deal on the eve of the Toronto International Film Festival, where it will make its world premiere in the closing-night slot.