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Articles Tagged 'Vanessa Redgrave'

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10 On-Screen Queens Who Totally Rule

Storytellers have been intrigued by queens for centuries. Unlike kings, their female counterparts often represent a universal conflict: that between the desire for a private life, and the duty we all feel to uphold a public persona. Nowhere is this struggle better portrayed than in Victoria, which stars Jenna Coleman as an independent-minded, proto-feminist Queen Victoria, who sounds and looks like […]

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WATCH: The Five Greatest British Acting Families of All Time

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 […]

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More Fun And Games For Olivia Colman

Fresh – if that’s not entirely the wrong word – from her appearance in the harrowing Broadchurch, and newly awash with BAFTAs, Olivia Colman has signed up to make what the BBC are calling a “haunting psychological mystery” with Vanessa Redgrave, which will air later this year. The Thirteenth Tale is a novel by Diane […]

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What’s in Store for the Cast of ‘Call the Midwife’?

The cast members of Call the Midwife can do more than just deliver babies. The hit British series, which airs on BBC in the U.K. and concluded its second season last month on PBS in the U.S., features a large ensemble cast of 11 main players plus Vanessa Redgrave, who is heard only in voiceover. The period drama’s […]

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‘Call the Midwife’ Recap, Season 2, Episode 8

There were happy endings and new beginnings even as possible threats gathered on the horizon by the time the end credits rolled on the Season 2 finale of Call the Midwife, the popular BBC-produced series that airs on PBS in the U.S. It was a terrific episode, containing many of the “aww” moments that fans […]

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