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Four Weddings Star Chancellor To Marry Again

FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL star ANNA CHANCELLOR is making another trip down the aisle - the British actress is set to marry for a...


Hathaway 'Too Pretty' To Play Austen

The descendants of late author JANE AUSTEN have slammed the casting of Hollywood star ANNE HATHAWAY in forthcoming biopic BECOMING JANE, claiming she is "too...

Testament of Youth

Picture - Anna Chancellor - London Evening... London United Kingdom, Sunday 17th November 2013

Anna Chancellor - London Evening Standard Theatre Awards held at the Savoy - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 17th November 2013

How I Live Now Review

Remarkably bleak for a teen movie, this drama keeps us gripped as it throws its characters into an odyssey that's seriously harrowing. Gifted filmmaker Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) and a fine young cast make sure that we feel every punch of emotion along the way. And the premise itself gets our minds spinning in unusual directions.

Set in the present day, violent uprisings are growing in Europe as 16-year-old Daisy (Ronan) heads from New York to Britain to spend the summer with her Aunt Penn (Chancellor) on a farm in rural Wales. A sullen loner, she tries to avoid her three chirpy cousins: the quiet genius Eddie (MacKay) is her age, while the more adventurous Isaac (Holland) is 14 and the younger Piper (Bird) is clingy and annoying. Then while Penn is away on business, the violence spreads to the UK, which descends into martial law. The cousins are divided and sent into care. But they promise to meet back at the farm, which is going to be an epic journey for Daisy and Piper if they can escape from their new home.

The story is told from Daisy's perspective, complete with glimpses into her troubled thoughts, dreams and nightmares. We're never sure why she is so deeply fearful of everything around her, but Ronan brings out her fragile mental state beautifully, then takes us along as Daisy is pushed to the limits and must find the inner strength to go forward. As a result, the other characters remain less-defined, although MacKay and Holland bring layers of interest to Eddie and Isaac. As Daisy's companion, Bird is much more present on-screen, and we're as irritated by her as Daisy is.

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Noël Coward's 'Private Lives' Hits The West End

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Described as a 'comedy of manners' - a play that satirises different echelons of the social ladder - Noël Coward's 1930 three-act play centres on Elyot (Toby Stephens) and Amanda (Anna Chancellor) who have been divorced for five years when they run into each other again whilst on honeymoon with their new spouses. The coincidental encounter reignites the divorcee's former passion irrespective of the marital issues they previously had, or the feelings of their current partners.

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Director Jonathon Kent Likens Private Lives To An Exquisite Fabergé Egg.

The play had a successful run at Chichester's Festival theatre, lampooning the glamorous and reckless lives of the rich and will now, according to the theatre's website, "blaze across the West End stage this summer in an explosive production that proves Noël Coward still has the power to thrill, provoke and delight." Accomplished British lead actors Anna Chancellor (Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Toby Stephens (Die Another Day) are praised by The Telegraph for the "sense of unbuttoned intimacy and desire" between them in a "superb production [that] feels forever young, fresh and delightful."

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Picture - Anna Chancellor - The Laurence... London United Kingdom, Sunday 28th April 2013

Anna Chancellor - The Laurence Olivier Awards 2013 held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 28th April 2013

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Allen Leech and Anna Chancellor - The Olivier Awards held at the Royal Opera House - Pressroom - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 28th April 2013

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