Trailer: 1917 (2019)

The official trailer for Sam Mendes’ 1917 a World War I film that has an outstanding cast Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, Daniel Mays and more.

It really does look like it will be a very emotional film.

Theatre: Olivier Awards 2019 – Nominations

The nominations were announced yesterday for the 2019 Olivier Awards which are taking place on Sunday 7th April 2019, at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Theatre: Olivier Awards 2018 – Nominations

Annouced this afternoon are the 2018 Olivier Awards recognising some of the amazing productions and performances over the past year! I have been lucky enough to see quite a few of these productions as well!

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What’s on at the National Theatre?

 

You can’t ‘do’ London without at least one trip to the theatre, and the National Theatre’s ample selection of sell-out shows should be your first port of call. Everything from family frolics and Shakespearean dramas are on offer throughout this year’s spring and summer season, and here’s a pick of the highlights:

A Taste of Honey

One of Shelagh Delaney’s earliest plays, A Taste of Honey is a poignant tale of honour, lust, and rebellion in 1950s Britain. It’s a colourful show that celebrates life in all its often gruelling guises, set to a backdrop of jazz and fiery energy. The show is running until the 11th of May.

A Small Family Business

Returning to the stage on which it premiered in 1987, this dark comedy takes you to a world of dodgy dealings and hilarious antics, as protagonist Jack McCracken tries to maintain his integrity after inheriting his father’s shady family business. Exclusive previews run from the 1st to the 8th of April.

The Silver Tassie

This harrowing and thought-provoking World War One play follows the life of young Irishman Harry Heegan from his home in Dublin to the trenches. Capturing the horrors of war on a level comparable to the acclaimed War Horse and directed by Olivier award-winning veteran Howard Davies, this seldom-performed show begins its run on the 15th of April.

The Elephantom

Whimsical and fun, this show is perfect family entertainment. The story of a little girl and a ghostly elephant that came to stay one Tuesday afternoon is adapted from the picture book by Ross Collins and includes huge blue elephants, fun songs and cheeky, kid-friendly humour. With four and five star reviews all round after its National Theatre run, it’s set for a sell-out season.

King Lear

Critics have showered praise on director Sam Mendes for his re-imagining of this Shakespeare classic. Simon Russell Beale stuns audiences with his performance as the aged King Lear, making this a show well-worth the wait: standard sale tickets are sold out until the end of May. Keep an eye out for new dates released in June and July, or if you’re an American Express card holder, take advantage of American Express

Invites to gain access to sold out shows.

American Express credit cards come with a whole range of benefits, including reserved seating and the chance to buy pre-release tickets for all the best National Theatre shows; just look for the ‘American Express Invites’ box when you book tickets online.

 

Can a woman be more successful than her husband/partner in Hollywood?

After the recent allegations that the most recent best actress Oscar winner Sandra Bullock’s husband Jesse James cheated on her. It got me thinking about the previous best actress winners and there relationships especially after Kate Winslet announcing her spilt from husband Sam Mendes earlier this week. Hilary Swank  split from Chad Lowe not too long after she picked up her second best actress statue. So can men really not handle it if there wife is more successful than them or is it all just a coincidence?

The old-fashioned values and usual relationship rules are that the man is classed as the main earner and “looks” after his wife and children. But in Hollywood that is not often the case when a woman can easily be more successful than her husband. So lets venture down the road of successful actresses and have a comparison with relationships she has had, especially before and even after winning the highest accolade of an Oscar.

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News: Kate Winslet splits from Sam Mendes

Oscar-winning couple of actress Kate Winslet and director Sam Mendes have today announced that they are splitting up and planning on getting a divorce. I was rather shocked by this but thinking back to the Oscars Sam was not with Kate. Are they another couple to fall to the 7 year itch?

I am a big fan of Kate and thought it looked like her and Sam were together for the long haul, the way they spoke about each other when they worked together on Revolutionary Road. They always appeared strong as a couple. But I guess we never know what goes on behind closed doors.

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I wouldn’t usually make blog posts like this one but I am such a fan of Kate and wondering what others thought of this sad news?