THE rivalry between Mary, Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth I has fascinated generations of scholars, playwrights and novelists — not to mention filmmakers. Previous screen outings have provided great roles for Katharine Hepburn and Florence Eldridge (in 1936’s Mary of Scotland), Glenda Jackson and Vanessa Redgrave (1971’s Mary, Queen of Scots), and Cate Blanchett and Samantha Morton (2007’s Elizabeth: The Golden Age). Now, 431 years on from Mary’s 1587 execution, her story is retold in Mary Queen of Scots — a new take on her turbulent life that sees recent Oscar nominees Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) and Margot Robbie (I, Tonya) go head to head once more. Based on John Guy’s 2004 biography, My Heart is My Own, the film has Ronan’s Mary and Robbie’s Bess as rivals in both power and love, fighting for their sovereignty and independence in a masculine world. Only one queen can win this game of thrones, a … [Read more...] about Queens promise an Oscars ‘battle royal’
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GLENDA Jackson became a first-time Tony Award winner for her performance in Three Tall Women after an acting retirement and a lengthy politician term. The veteran actress made her stage debut over 60-years ago and we've got all you need to know about her legendary career and what happened to her ex-husband Roy... Who is Glenda Jackson and how old is she? Born May 9, 1936, Glenda May Jackson is a British actress and former Labour Party politician. The 82-year-old studied on a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1954 before making her professional stage debut three years later. Glenda initially retired from acting to stand for election in 1992 as an MP for Hampstead and Highgate and went on to become Junior Transport Minister under Tony Blair. She announced she would step down in 2015 and is still the only member of the British parliament to win an Oscar. Glenda was awarded the CBE in the 1978 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama. What are the … [Read more...] about How old is Glenda Jackson, what are the Tony Award winner’s biggest films and who’s her ex-husband Roy Hodges?
The Associated Press Updated 6:42 pm, Sunday, June 10, 2018 Photo: Evan Agostini, Invision Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Glenda Jackson arrives at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Glenda Jackson arrives at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Photo: Evan Agostini, Invision Partial list of winners for the 2018 Tony Awards 1 / 1 Back to Gallery NEW YORK (AP) — Selected list of winners of the 2018 Tony Awards, announced Sunday. Best Book of a Musical: "The Band's Visit." Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Andrew Garfield, "Angels in America." Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role … [Read more...] about Partial list of winners for the 2018 Tony Awards
Mark Kennedy Associated Press Updated 2:05 p.m. UTC Jun 11, 2018 New York – Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane won Tony Awards on Sunday for their work in “Angels in America,” while the shimmering, grown-up musical “The Band’s Visit” began to pull away with a leading seven awards. Garfield, who won his first Tony, plays a young gay man living with AIDS in the sprawling, seven-hour revival opposite Lane, who won his third. Garfield dedicated the win to the LGBTQ community, who he said fought and died for the right to love. He said the play is a rejection of bigotry, shame and oppression. “We are all sacred and we all belong,” Garfield said. He then referenced last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision which ruled in favor of a baker’s right to deny a gay couple a wedding cake based on his beliefs. “(Let’s) just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked,” he said, to rousing applause. Lane said the … [Read more...] about Garfield, Lane win Tony Awards for ‘Angels’
Prolific director Ken Russell (Tommy, Lisztomania, The Devils, Altered States) made his third feature film Women in Love in 1969 (the year it was released in the U.K.) with a terrific cast, starring the infamous Oliver Reed, as well as Alan Bates, Glenda Jackson, and Jennie Linden. The film was nominated for a number of prestigious awards, including several Oscars and BAFTAs; Jackson won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1971. Based off of the novel by D.H. Lawrence, Women in Love is the story of gender and class battles in post-WWI industrialist Britain. The film follows a pair of independent women and sisters as they fall in love and navigate life's rocky emotions. Elementary school teacher and sister Ursula (Linden) falls in love with wealthy school inspector Rupert (Bates) as sister and sculptor Gudrun (Jackson) falls in with the sometimes cruel, strong-willed mining company heir Gerald (Reed). Between the upper crust philosophizing in tony settings, … [Read more...] about Blu-ray Review: WOMEN IN LOVE