Articles Tagged 'Sir Laurence Olivier'

Sir Ian McKellen’s Richard III

Five Great British Interpretations Of Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’

Over the next year or so, both Benedict Cumberbatch and his Sherlock colleague Martin Freeman will be playing the lead in parallel productions of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Martin live in London’s Trafalgar Studios this fall and Benedict on TV in the second part of the BBC’s collection of Shakespeare history plays, The Hollow Crown (due in […]

Vivien Leigh, TWO

London’s Victoria & Albert Acquires Vivien Leigh Collection

Oscar-winning British actress Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind, A Street Car Named Desire) was extremely meticulous in keeping journals and cataloging personal letters from friends and colleagues. London’s The Victoria & Albert museum has acquired the cherished collection, which includes never-before-seen items, from Leigh’s grandchildren. V&A curator Keith Lodwick told the BBC News, “It really […]

William Shakespeare Drawing

Shakespeare Day: In Honor of the Bard of Avon

Poet and playwright William Shakespeare is celebrated on April 23 each year, affectionately known as Shakespeare Day, and while today is not a bank holiday (people don’t get the day off of work) in the U.K., it is indeed nationally observed. Why April 23? He was baptized on April 26 in 1564 but the actual […]