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Benedict Cumberbatch To Read Poem At Richard Iii Reburial

The actor, who will play the king in an upcoming BBC drama, is one of Richard's distant cousins, according to Leicester University scholars. Duffy admits she's thrilled the British star has been...

Dame Judi Dench To Join Cumberbatch In Tv Adaptation Of Richard Iii

Dame Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch have added some real thespian star power to a new British BBC Tv Shakespeare initiative by teaming up for a televised production of The Bard's Richard Iii.Oscar winner Dench...

Zoe Wanamaker Applauds Martin Freeman's Turn In Richard Iii

British actress Zoe Wanamaker has voiced her support for Martin Freeman's turn as Richard Iii, applauding him for attracting new audiences to theatre.The Sherlock star's appearance in the Shakespeare play at London's Trafalgar Studios theatre...

Martin Freeman's Richard Iii Fills Critics With Discontent

Martin Freeman's stage turn as Richard Iii has divided critics, with reviewers branding the actor's performance "highly intelligent" but "disappointingly underpowered".The Hobbit star takes on the role of William Shakespeare's villainous king in a new...

Martin Freeman's Richard Iii Director Denies Disruption Reports

The director behind Martin Freeman's stage turn as Richard Iii has slammed reports the actor's overenthusiastic fans are ruining performances by clapping excessively throughout the shows.The re-imagining of William Shakespeare's royal tragedy debuted at the...

Benedict Cumberbatch Offers Judi Dench Shakespeare Role During Festival Slot

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch secured Dame Judi Dench for his Bbc adaptation of Richard Iii by inviting her to join the cast during a question-and-answer session at a U.K. literary festival.The Bond actress took to...

Kevin Spacey Perfected Richard Iii Gait To Avoid Thespian Injury

Kevin Spacey studied posture and stage tricks to make sure he didn't join the ranks of the actors who were left with painful memories of their portrayals of hunchback king Richard Iii during his 200-performance...

Benedict Cumberbatch To Tackle Richard Iii For The Bbc

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is heading back to the stage to play villainous king Richard Iii in a new Shakespeare adaptation for the Bbc.The Sherlock star will join the likes of Al Pacino, Laurence Olivier and...

Martin Freeman To Take On Richard Iii

The Hobbit star Martin Freeman is set to take on his first Shakespearean theatre role in Richard Iii in London this summer (14).The actor will play the English king in the Bard's play at the...

Kevin Spacey To Release Film Of Global Richard Iii Project

Kevin Spacey's global trip performing an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Richard Iii is to be released on film.The House of Cards star portrayed the villainous king in a London theatre production of Shakespeare's play two...

Judi Dench Joins Campaign Over Richard Iii Burial

British acting veteran Dame Judi Dench has thrown her support behind a campaign against plans to bury King Richard Iii in the city where his remains were discovered under a parking lot last summer (12).The...

Aneurin Barnard Had Nightmares After Richard Iii's Bones Were Found

Aneurin Barnard began having nightmares about Richard Iii after the English monarch's bones were found while the actor was filming his role in The White Queen.The 26-year-old Welshman plays Richard Iii in the historical Tv...

Richard Iii's Remains Uncovered In U.k.

The remains of English king Richard Iii have been discovered beneath a parking lot in the U.K., over 500 years after he was killed in battle.A team of archaeologists and historians found the bones during...

Kevin Spacey's New Tv Character Based On Richard Iii

Kevin Spacey had no trouble slipping into the role of a "wily politician" for his upcoming TV drama House Of Cards because the character is based on William Shakespeare's Richard Iii, who the actor recently...

Kevin Spacey Tears Up During Sam Mendes Tribute

Kevin Spacey was overcome with emotion when director Sam Mendes paid tribute to him on the closing night of their production of Richard Iii in New York.Spacey, who is artistic director of the Old Vic...

Kevin Spacey Wins Over Critics As Richard Iii

Kevin Spacey won a standing ovation and glowing reviews following his debut as Shakespeare's Richard Iii on Wednesday (29Jun11).Spacey appeared onstage at London's Old Vic theatre with his leg in a metal brace for the...

Curtain Falls For London's Theatre Museum

London's legendary Theatre Museum has closed down after 20 years because of lack of finances to fund a major refurbishment. Its owner, the Victoria + Albert Museum, decided to shut its doors to the public...

Actors Campaign For London Theatre Museum

DAME JUDI DENCH, DAME DIANA RIGG and VANESSA REDGRAVE are among the actors calling for London's Victoria And Albert Theatre Museum to remain open. The museum, which houses a collection of stage costumes including SIR...

Imbruglia Heckled By Goffey

Australian singer NATALIE IMBRUGLIA was heckled by SUPERGRASS drummer DANNY GOFFEY during a recent music industry gig. The TORN beauty, 30, was performing tracks from her new album COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS at a...

Kline Turned Down Clouseau

A FISH CALLED WANDA star KEVIN KLINE turned down the lead role in the new PINK PANTHER movie - because he felt he couldn't follow PETER SELLERS. Ironically, Kline plays INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU's boss DREYFUSS...

Alan Cumming Signs For Goodbye Girl Remake

Scottish actor ALAN CUMMING has joined the cast of a TV remake of THE GOODBYE GIRL. The X2: X-MEN UNITED star will join already-signed PATRICIA HEATON and JEFF DANIELS to play MARK BODINE, the...

Pacino Of Venice

GODFATHER star AL PACINO is to star alongside SIR IAN McKELLEN in a new film version of SHAKESPEARE's MERCHANT OF VENICE. Pacino will play SHYLOCK in the $40 million (GBP25 million) film. He...

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