Call it nepotism, or call it good genes. From the Barrymores to the Bridges family, the Fondas to the Douglases, talented families have dominated Hollywood since its inception. And Britain has its own share of gifted acting dynasties, but who is the greatest ever? That’s the question Siobhan Thompson set out to answer in the […]
This week Doctor Who fans will get to see mother-daughter duo Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling in “The Crimson Horror.” The actresses will also be playing a mother-daughter pair in the show with Rigg as Winifred Gillyflower and Stirling as Ada Gillyflower. This is not the first British family affair in show business, let […]
Good Queen Bess. The Virgin Queen. Elizabeth Tudor. Elizabeth Regina. Elizabeth I. No matter what name she goes by, the monarch who reigned over England for 43 years, until her death at age 69 in 1603, was a formidable presence. The actresses portraying her on screen and TV over the years form an impressive club […]
British actress Joely Richardson stars in the new historical thriller Anonymous playing Queen Elizabeth I in a cast that also includes her mother Vanessa Redgrave. The older Redgrave also plays Queen Elizabeth I but in her later years. I sat down with Richardson to discuss the movie, the debate it’s reigniting about who really wrote […]
Joely Richardson — the 46-year-old daughter of Vanessa Redgrave — has been getting some glowing reviews for her portrayal of a bipolar wife in the play Side Effects, which has just opened in New York. The play chronicles the disintegrating marriage of an American couple.
Deadline has shared the new trailer for Anonymous, the forthcoming Roland Emmerich-directed period drama, which explores the idea that William Shakespeare‘s beloved plays may have been written by someone else (Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford), while also tying in some of the political commotion surrounding the end of the Elizabethan era. Anonymous […]