PUBLISHED: 10:45 20 April 2019 Brian Ralph As You Like It (1987) with Don Williams and Brian Ralph, at the original Wolsey Theatre Photo: Mike Kwasniak © Mike Kwasniak Photography 2014 Actor and Shakespeare aficinado Brian Ralph talks about his life-long love of The Bard and why Shakespeare remains Britain’s greatest wordsmith Brian Ralph who has enjoyed a lifelong love of Shakespeare Photo: Brian RalphI think it likely that every adult reading this would be able to name at least three or four plays written by Shakespeare and could probably come up with a few quotes. I suggest that the same could not be said of any other playwright in any other country. Yet many would probably, eagerly contribute very unhappy recollections of their experience of Shakespeare while at school and whilst I cannot comment upon current practice when he is introduced to young scholars, it is certainly the case that, in days gone by, the experience was, for many, far … [Read more...] about Brian Ralph: ‘Shakespeare – a playwright for today and all days’
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THE EXORCIST film director William Friedkin announced on January 13 2017 that the author of the book, William Peter Blatty, had passed away. William Blatty was 89 years old when he died, and he leaves behind a horror legacy. Here's everything we know about the late author... Who was William Peter Blatty? William Peter Blatty was a novelist who penned twelve fiction books between the years 1959 and 2016. Born and raised in New York City, William is of Lebanese descent after his parents moved over from the country before he was born. He graduated Georgetown University and later got a masters in English Literature at George Washington University. Growing up in a poor household, William was a devout Roman Catholic, and his writings often revolved around Shakespeare or a crisis of faith. While he is most known for his work in the horror genre, William actually started his career as a comedy writer, working with director Blake Edwards for a number of screenplays including 1970's Darling Lili … [Read more...] about Who was William Peter Blatty? Author of The Exorcist who died aged 89
KENNETH Branagh is making a return to the big screen with yet another impressive movie, All Is True. Let's take a look at the talented star's background, award-winning movies, and infamous affair with Helena Bonham Carter. How old is Kenneth Branagh and what is his background? Kenneth Branagh is an Olivier, Emmy and BAFTA Award winning actor and director of stage and screen. Born in Belfast in December 1960, his family moved to Reading, Berkshire to escape the Troubles when Kenneth was nine. The star acquired Received Pronunciation at school to avoid bullying. Kenneth, who is the middle of his parents' three children, trained in his craft at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). His contemporaries included Alan Rickman, Juliet Stevenson, and Fiona Shaw, and throughout the 1980s Kenneth performed in numerous stage productions. Known for his Shakespeare roles, Kenneth went on to make a wide range of films and TV, including Disney reboots, Scandi crime drama remakes, Marvel … [Read more...] about How old is Kenneth Branagh, who does he play in All Is True and did he have an affair with Helena Bonham Carter?
Review Movie Reviews Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image L to R: Tom (Jack Colgrave Hirst), Judith (Kathryn Wilder), Will (Kenneth Branagh) and Anne (Judi Dench) smile for the ... portraitist, in All Is True. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption toggle caption Sony Pictures Classics L to R: Tom (Jack Colgrave Hirst), Judith (Kathryn Wilder), Will (Kenneth Branagh) and Anne (Judi Dench) smile for the ... portraitist, in All Is True. Sony Pictures Classics Midway through All Is True, Kenneth Branagh's imaginary wrangle of the troubled last years of William Shakespeare, a young fan approaches the Bard, who has returned to his native Stratford-upon-Avon to lick old wounds and reinsert himself into the family he has neglected for two decades. The eager visitor wants to know how Shakespeare did it — how he understood so deeply what drove the many disparate kinds of people in his plays. The grumpy playwright pauses his inept efforts to … [Read more...] about ‘All Is True’ Finds Melancholy And Magic In Shakespeare’s Final Years