Tag Archives: Mark Rylance

Six things we learned from the 88th Academy Awards

By Ray Bennett LONDON – There were not many surprises at the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday but we did discover a few things about Oscar, predictions, balloting, marketing, music, and sentimental choices. 1/ Hollywood will always protect the brand.

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London Critics’ Circle film awards: Ovation for Alan Rickman

By Ray Bennett LONDON  – There was only one standing ovation at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards Sunday night and it was for someone who was not there: Alan Rickman, who died on January 14. The audience responded immediately … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Mark Rylance in ‘Jerusalem’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “We are an unruly people,” Queen Elizabeth I warned the King of Spain, by which she meant the likes of Johnny “Rooster” Byron the Romany outlaw who cries freedom from his little patch of English … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: David Hirson’s ‘La Bete’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “La Bete” is a 1991 American play by David Hirson set in 17th century France and besides being extremely funny it has a lot say about the dumbing down of art and entertainment. Mark Rylance … Continue reading

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OLIVIER AWARDS: Rachel Weisz, Mark Rylance big winners

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Rachel Weisz was named best actress in a play as Blanche DuBois in “A Streetcar Named Desire” (for which Ruth Wilson, pictured left with Weisz, was named best supporting actress) and Mark Rylance (pictured below) … Continue reading

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BERLIN FILM REVIEW: ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’

By Ray Bennett BERLIN – Anne Boleyn was the one who managed to stay alive married to England’s King Henry VIII for 1000 days but her sister Mary in “The Other Boleyn Girl” would have been his queen if only … Continue reading

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