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Theatre news: Spacey as Darrow, Suchet as Lady Bracknell

By Ray Bennett Latest casting news in London’s West End includes Kevin Spacey’s return as Clarence Darrow at The Old Vic, Lara Pulver and Peter Davison with Imelda Staunton in the transfer of “Gypsy” and David Suchet as Lady Bracknell. … Continue reading

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CANNES FILM REVIEW: Mike Leigh’s ‘Another Year’

By Ray Bennett CANNES – Mike Leigh’s latest slice of British life picture is titled “Another Year,” and many viewers will be grateful it’s just the one. Acutely observed but gloomy and lacking narrative, it tells of 12 months in … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW BRIEF: Mackenzie Crook in ‘Three and Out’

By Ray Bennett LONDON — Suicide is played for laughs in Jonathan Gershfield’s odd little British film “Three and Out,” in which a subway train driver is told that if a third person goes under his wheels in a month … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins in ‘Cranford’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – As pretty as an English village green in summer and as bracing as a winter’s meadow brook, the BBC-TV’s new five-part period drama “Cranford”, which starts on Sunday, is an instant classic. Starring some of … Continue reading

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MUSIC REVIEW: Patrick Doyle: Music From the Movies

By Ray Bennett “Wherever there is Pat, there is laughter, and his laugh can be heard across several counties,” said Imelda Staunton on Sunday at the Royal Albert Hall concert of film music by the great Scottish composer Patrick Doyle. … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Calico’ by Michael Hastings

By Ray Bennett LONDON – In the moving and brilliantly acted new play “Calico” by Michael Hastings, James Joyce’s daughter Lucia (Romola Garai, pictured above) falls in love with Samuel Beckett. She is caught, therefore, between a father who uses words too … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Charlotte Church in ‘I’ll Be There’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “I’ll Be There” follows the Elvis Presley pattern of how to introduce a hot young musical talent to the movies – in this case, Welsh classical singer Charlotte Church – and it’s the right way … Continue reading

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