Today we’re taking a look at three young actors who are all from New Zealand, and for whom this project with Amazon could prove the magic touch, to get their careers off to a flying start.Continue reading “Amazon Casting: Ian Blackburn, Anthony Crum, Leon Wadham”
Today we take a look at what many regard as one of the most exciting casting announcements from Amazon thus far: staffer greendragon delves into the career of a British national treasure, Sir Lenny Henry.Continue reading “Amazon Casting: Sir Lenny Henry”
Director Martin Percy writes: Sir Ian McKellen has created an amazing free interactive video piece for the National Theatre. In it, he talks interactively about the opening speech of Shakespeare’s Richard III (you know, the “Now is the winter of our discontent…” one). He also talk about Shakespeare in general, and asks you the viewer questions like…
“Do you think there’s a link between Shakespeare and modern stories like Lord of the Rings — yes or no?” Continue reading “McKellen in Interactive Video Online”
Sir Ian McKellen received rave reviews for his performance in the title role of “King Lear,” but he’s quick to give credit where credit is due.
“Lear — it’s all there. It’s all pretty obvious what’s going on,” he said. “Although a psychiatrist reviewed the production and praised me for having clearly done my research into the particularity of Lear’s mental problem. I’ve done nothing of the sort. I’ve done no research whatsoever. I just played the part as it seemed to me the words wanted me to. And the brilliance was not mine, but Shakespeare’s. Read McKellen as ‘King Lear’ to the masses