Jeffrey Tambor

  • 18 February 2005

Occupation

Actor

Jason Bateman Criticised For Defending Jeffrey Tambor Over Harassment Claims

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 24 May 2018

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Bateman's remarks came during a cast interview ahead of series 5 of 'Arrested Development'.

Jason Bateman is currently on the end of a social media backlash after he defended ‘Arrested Development’ co-star Jeffrey Tambor over verbal harassment claims – as fellow star Jessica Walter, who had been on the receiving end of that treatment, cried just a few feet away.

‘Arrested Development’ is about to make a comeback to TV after a five year hiatus for its fifth season, and the cast gave a collective interview to the New York Times this week, published on Wednesday (May 23rd).

Jessica Walter, who played Tambor’s on-screen wife and Bateman’s mother in the series, claimed that Tambor verbally harassed her on-set. Tambor himself then admitted that he had done this, and that he had “profusely apologised” and called Walter a “walking acting lesson”.

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Jeffrey Tambor Will Be A Part Of 'Arrested Development' Season 5

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 05 May 2018

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Despite being dropped from Amazon series 'Transparent', Jeffrey Tambor will still be a part of the fifth season of 'Arrested Development'.

73-year-old Jeffrey Tambor will be returning to his role as George, Sr. in the fifth season of Netflix original series 'Arrested Development', it's been confirmed. Production on the new episodes came to an end in November of last year, but it's only this week that Tambor's involvement has been brought up by a Netflix spokesperson.

Image caption Jeffrey Tambor will return to Netflix's 'Arrested Development'

No official return date has yet been set for the show, but we imagine Netflix are now gearing up for a release if they're testing the waters with announcements such as this one. Controversy may of course surround Tambor's involvement, due to a pair of sexual harassment allegations levelled at him by a 'Transparent' guest star, and a former assistant.

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Jeffrey Tambor Hits Out At "Deeply Flawed" Amazon Investigation After He's Dropped From 'Transparent'

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 16 February 2018

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Following allegations of sexual harassment that emerged last November, Tambor has been formally dropped from 'Transparent' this week.

Jeffrey Tambor has hit out at Amazon for what he calls its “deeply flawed” investigation into sexual harassment allegations levelled against him, after it was announced this week that the actor had been formally dropped from the series ‘Transparent’.

The 73 year old said that he was “profoundly disappointed” in Amazon’s handling of the “false accusations” made against him, and also hit out at Jill Soloway, the creator of ‘Transparent’, in which he had starred for four series. His role as Maura Pfefferman, in which he portrays a transgender woman, had won him two Emmys and a Golden Globe.

In November last year, in the context of the #MeToo movement, at least three women came forward to accuse Tambor of sexual misconduct, including his ‘Transparent’ co-star Trace Lysette and a former assistant.

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Jeffrey Tambor Quits 'Transparent' Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20 November 2017

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The actor says playing Maura Pfefferman has been a privilege.

Over the weekend, it became clear that Jeffrey Tambor may not be written into the fifth season of 'Transparent' over at Amazon Studios. Having led the show for four years in the role of trans-female Maura Pfefferman, many thought it would be an odd move for a show that has put so much of a focus on the character. Still, 'Transparent' has always been a series more about the ensemble and the cast coming together, rather than any one person.

Image caption Jeffrey Tambor has starred as Maura Pfefferman in 'Transparent' for 4 seasons

The news came after two separate allegations of sexual misconduct by trans-women who had worked with Tambor in the past. The first was his former assistant Van Barnes, who alleged he had played pornography at loud volumes, repeatedly propositioned her for sex, and threatened to sue her if she spoke out about his habits. The second came from 'Transparent' co-star Trace Lysette, who claimed Tambor had stood on her feet so she could not move, before rubbing his body and penis against her.

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Jeffrey Tambor May Not Star In 'Transparent' Season 5

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 18 November 2017

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The actor is faced with two allegations of sexual harassment.

A few weeks back, 'Transparent' lead actor Jeffrey Tambor - who plays the celebrated show's leading character Maura Pfefferman - was hit with a pair of allegations of sexual harassment by two transgender women attached to the series. It comes at a time when Hollywood is facing a whole slew of allegations against legions of different big names in the entertainment industry, and has cast a huge stain on the critically-acclaimed show.

Image caption Jeffrey Tambor has starred in four seasons of 'Transparent' to-date

Amazon instantly launched an investigation into Tambor after finding a post on social media by his former assistant Van Barnes, which suggested a former boss had repeatedly groped and propositioned her, suggesting she should sleep with him if she were to climb the industry ladder. She also said her employer played pornography at loud volumes, made a number of rude comments and threatened to sue her if she ever spoke out.

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'Transparent' Star Jeffrey Tambor Being Investigated By Amazon Over Sexual Misconduct Claims

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 09 November 2017

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Tambor has been accused of sexually inappropriate behaviour by his former assistant on Amazon's 'Transparent'.

Amazon Studios is investigating claims that Jeffrey Tambor, the star of its hit series ‘Transparent’, behaved in a sexually inappropriate way toward his former assistant.

The star, who was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame less than three months ago, is accused by his former assistant Van Barnes, a 42 year old transgender actor who served as a crucial part of the ‘Transparent’ team behind the scenes. Barnes made the allegations in a private Facebook post on Monday (November 6th), according to Deadline.

Amazon Entertainment’s vice-president of global communications, Craig Berman, told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday (November 8th) that the inquiry is in its “very early” stages but offered no precise details about the case.

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The Death Of Stalin Review

Very Good

Fans of the film In the Loop and the TV series Veep will definitely not want to miss this raucously hilarious political satire from the same creator, Armando Iannucci. This time he has gone back in history to 1953, giving his snappy dialogue to the Russians jostling for control after the Soviet leader's sudden demise. The setting makes it a lot darker than Iannucci's previous work, but it's packed with unforgettable one-liners, visual gags and pointed observations on politics today.

In the wake of Stalin's death, his successors aren't sure whether they should continue with his campaign of terror against Russian citizens. Dopey deputy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor) wants to maintain the status quo, while more progressive Krushchev (Steve Buscemi) is looking for change. Their main rival is Beria (Simon Russell Beale), a thug who likes young girls. Then the enthusiastic General Zhukov (Jason Isaacs) charges in, deciding that they need to push Beria out and go in another direction. Meanwhile, Stalin's spoiled children (Rupert Friend and Andrea Riseborough) are determined that they should have a say in any new government, but everyone else knows that their days are numbered.

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It's 1953 and our story takes place in Russia - then known as the Soviet Union - a nation terrorised by their communist leader Joseph Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin). But this is not a story about the inhumane acts of oppression and cruelty in his regime that resulted in the death of millions, it's about the events that occurred both immediately prior and following his shocking death from an apparent stroke at the age of 74.

Of course, this movie is as loosely based on the real events as it possibly could be - but it's certainly how we'd want to imagine events transpiring. There becomes an intense power struggle between several members of the Council of Ministers including Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi) - who would later go on to be the First Secretary of the Communist Party - Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale), Vyacheslav Molotov (Michael Palin), Lazar Kaganovich (Dermot Crowley), Anastas Mikoyan (Paul Whitehouse) and Nicolai Bulganin (Paul Chahidi).

Meanwhile, Marshal Georgy Zhukov (Jason Isaacs) is throwing a spanner in the works - not being the best of friends with Malenkov - and of course Joseph Stalin's renegade son Vasily (Rupert Friend) needs to be kept a close eye on. But nothing compares the chaos that they face from the public when they find out that their 'great' leader is dead.

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Jeffrey Tambor seen with various friends and family at his Star Ceremony. The actor has been honoured with his own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 8th August 2017

Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Bateman, Jessica Walter and Will Arnett seen at Jason Bateman's star naming ceremony. The actor was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 26th July 2017

Jeffrey Tambor speaks on a panel and signs books for fans at the 2017 BookCon event held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - New York, United States - Sunday 4th June 2017

The Accountant Review

OK

While this slick dramatic thriller plays with some intriguing ideas and themes, it never actually breaks the surface, relying on silly plotting and simplistic moralising. It also uses autism as little more than a plot point. Still, it's sharply shot and edited to create plenty of interest, with comical asides and some intense action. So it's entertaining even if it's both preposterous and shallow.

It centres on Christian (Ben Affleck), a mild-mannered autistic accountant with a big secret: he's not only cooking the books for top gangsters around the world, but he's also an efficient killer. In his day job, he's hired by Lamar (John Lithgow) and his sister Rita (Smart) to locate an anomaly in their robotics company's books. Working with company accountant Dana (Anna Kendrick), Christian crunches the numbers and finds more than anyone expected. Meanwhile, Federal Agent Ray (J.K. Simmons) wants catch this mythical mob accountant-killer before he retires, so he coerces analyst Marybeth (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) into tracking him down. But just as they close in on Christian, so does hyperactive hitman Brax (Jon Bernthal).

The script by Bill Dubuque (The Judge) never even remotely holds water. Christian's autism provides some intriguing flashbacks, which build throughout the movie to a climactic moment, as his militaristic father cruelly treats his condition by sending him to Karate Kid-style training in Indonesia with his silently annoyed little brother. Where a real autistic child would revert into the horror of all of that, Christian emerges as adeptly skilled at engaging with everyone he meets and also able to fight more efficiently than experienced military commandos, whom he kills by the dozen as Brax and his army surround him. No, it makes absolutely no sense, but as a movie it's a rather amusing waste of time.

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Trolls Review

Excellent

Almost pathologically buoyant, this brightly colourful animated comedy is so cheeky that it's impossible to dislike. The plot may be thin, and the wackiness a bit too full-on, but every moment is packed with smart verbal and visual jokes. This rapid-fire energy keeps us laughing all the way through, while the lively song score has us humming along and wishing we could get up there and dance.

It's set in a garish fantasy world in which sweetly happy trolls are locked in a mortal battle with gloomy bergen who think the only way they can achieve happiness is to eat a troll. It's been 20 years since the trolls escaped to form a secret forest community, so they throw a party to celebrate. Led by Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the festivities feature so much music, glitter and hugging that the bergen's Chef (Christine Baranski) spots their location. The paranoid troll Branch (Justin Timberlake) had warned that this might happen, and sure enough Chef sweeps in and grabs a handful of trolls to take back to bergen King Gristle (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). Feeling responsible, Poppy sets out on a quest to rescue them, and Branch grudgingly accompanies her. They also get help from the lovelorn bergen scullery maid Bridget (Zooey Deschanel).

There isn't a moment in this story that carries even a hint of actual suspense, but the action scenes are still exhilaratingly madcap, and the darker moments along the way generate proper emotion. Thankfully, the lesson is so painfully obvious (you don't need to eat a troll to be happy!) that the filmmakers don't bother hammering it in. Instead, they fill every scene with deranged wit, ridiculous gags and lively character detail.

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Judith Light and Jeffrey Tambor - A host of celebrities were snapped as they arrived to the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards which were held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York, United States - Saturday 9th May 2015

Jeffrey Tambor - Saturday 21st February 2009 at Santa Monica Pier Los Angeles, California