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Dashing into action to the aid of Rachel Weisz

By Ray Bennett Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz, who turns 45 on March 7, is Mrs. Daniel Craig now but there was a moment, a single moment, when she only had eyes for me.

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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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OLIVIER AWARDS: ‘Clybourne Park’, ‘Legally Blonde’ winners

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “Clybourne Park”, a comedy by Bruce Norris that deals with racism in Chicago over 50 years, was named best new play and “Legally Blonde – The Musical,” based on the movie, won as best new … 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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Olivier Awards performances rock the joint

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The joint was jumping at the Olivier Awards Sunday night with performances from the nominated musicals and a tribute to the works of lifetime achievement honouree Andrew Lloyd Webber. Most unforgettable was the reaction of … Continue reading

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OLIVIER AWARDS: Wins for Ejiofor, Scott Thomas, ‘Hairspray’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kristin Scott Thomas (left) and the Broadway smash “Hairspray” won top honors Sunday at the Laurence Olivier Awards, Britain’s equivalent of the Tony Awards. Ejiofor was named best actor for his title … Continue reading

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