PUBLISHED: 16:53 06 November 2018 Cendrillon rehearsal, directed by Fiona Shaw, Glyndebourne Tour 2018 Credit: Richard Hubert Smith ©Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photo: Richard Hubert Smith John Bultitude chats to actress and director Fiona Shaw as she brings Glyndebourne’s Cinderella to the Norwich Theatre Royal. Glyndebourne - CendrillonFiona is best known for her role as Harry Potter’s auntie Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films and she recently starred as head of the Russian MI6 Carolyn Martens in the hit BBC drama Killing Eve.The operatic fairytale follows sweet-natured Cendrillon who lives the life of a servant at the home of her downtrodden father and cruel stepmother, teased and tormented by her two foolish stepsisters.Why do you think fairy tales continue to hold so much fascination for us? They are stories that have lost almost all of their detail and you’re left with just the essence. Fundamentally, I think fairy stories help explain the … [Read more...] about Killing Eve star directing show at Norwich Theatre Royal
0 Comments Idris Elba will direct and star in Hunchback Of Notre Dame for Netflix BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Idris Elba will swap his trademark Luther coat for a rather different appearance when he stars as the Hunchback Of Notre Dame for a new Netflix project. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/idris-elba-will-direct-and-star-in-hunchback-of-notre-dame-for-netflix-36941363.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/article36941361.ece/a0686/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_d6deb735-66ea-4022-b5d1-b4c328c52a01_1 Email Idris Elba will swap his trademark Luther coat for a rather different appearance when he stars as the Hunchback Of Notre Dame for a new Netflix project. The actor will direct and produce a modern retelling of the classic 19th century gothic romance novel by Victor Hugo. Elba’s production company Green Door will be behind the effort, and he will also produce the music. Idris Elba will star, direct and produce in a modern … [Read more...] about Idris Elba will direct and star in Hunchback Of Notre Dame for Netflix
Idris Elba to star as the Hunchback of Notre Dame for Netflix The Hollywood Reporter brings word Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation, Luther, Avengers: Infinity War) is taking on the classic gothic romance The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Netflix where he is set to star, direct, and produce the modern re-telling. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is being written by Michael Mitnick (The Current War, The Giver), adapting Victor Hugo’s classic French Romantic/gothic novel of the same name that was published in 1831. The original story takes place in the 19th century and follows Quasimodo, a hunchback who falls in love with the gypsy Esmeralda. Elba is producing under his Green Door production banner and will also be producing original music for the feature, which is being described as a “sonic and musical experience.” Fred Berger (La La Land) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special) will produce for Automatik, along with Elba and Green Door’s Ana … [Read more...] about Idris Elba to Star as the Hunchback of Notre Dame for Netflix
The second full trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story has landed. Just days after The Hollywood Reporter reported that the Star Wars spinoff was set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the trailer dropped on the official Star Wars Twitter account. The first full trailer debuted in early February following a quick, 40-second Super Bowl teaser. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as the iconic bounty-hunter-turned-Rebel-hero in his early days, when he first meets Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) during an "adventure" in the criminal underworld. Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War) and Thandie Newton (Westworld) also star. Direction of the film, originally helmed by Christopher Miller and Phillip Lord, changed hands in June 2017, when the pair and Lucasfilm split ways over "creative differences." Ron Howard has since taken over as director, with the … [Read more...] about ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Second Trailer Drops
x There’s a great quote from Tom Holland about his experience working alongside Robert Downey Jr. for Spider-Man: Homecoming. In a nutshell, the young Holland hails Downey Jr. as the perfect role model for actors, what with his tireless work ethic and polite, humble demeanor. That’s not a sentence you would have stumbled upon 20 years ago, when RDJ was in and out of prison for drug possession and other offenses. It’s a credit to Robert Downey Jr., then, that the Hollywood mainstay was able to turn things around – so much so, in fact, that by 2008, he was chosen to be the beating heart of Marvel’s embryonic cinematic universe. And the rest is history. Indeed, fast forward to now, and on the eve of Avengers: Infinity War, co-star Chris Evans has heaped yet more praise on Downey Jr., whose selfless attitude and kindness allowed him to find his feet upon joining the MCU as Captain America. Robert has really been incredibly thoughtful in his care of … [Read more...] about Chris Evans Becomes The Latest Avengers Star To Heap Praise On Robert Downey Jr.