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Articles Tagged 'National Theatre'

Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet (Photo: National Theatre)

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Hamlet’ Trailer

In all the hubbub and kerfuffle around Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance of Hamlet at the National Theatre the amount of people who’ve been lucky enough to see it and make their own minds up is still relatively small. Thankfully, this is all about to change, as the broadcast of the show as part of National Theatre […]


WATCH: Olivia Colman Sings in ‘London Road’ Clip

Broadchurch star Olivia Colman is set to star in the film adaptation of 2011’s National Theatre’s stage production of London Road. Both the stage and film productions are musicals, but the story is no Mary Poppins. London Road is based on the true story of five women who were murdered during 2006 in Ipswich, England, located in […]

Olivia Colman in ‘London Road’  (Pic: BBC Films)

WATCH: Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy in ‘London Road’ Trailer

Let’s make a prediction: this probably won’t get quite as much attention as Avengers: Age of Ultron over the next few weeks. What we have here is the first trailer for a movie adaptation of the stage musical London Road, starring Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy. It was a National Theatre production, telling the true […]

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston is the Best Actor in London Theater

…according to the London Evening Standard theatre awards, at least. Last night, Tom Hiddleston was the grateful recipient of the best actor trophy at the 60th London Evening Standard theatre awards, for his performance in the title role in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse last year. You may have seen it as part of […]

Actress Naomie Harris: From First Grade to ‘Frankenstein’

Naomie Harris is busy these days. The 34-year-old British actress, best known for her roles in 28 Days Later and the second and third installments of Pirates of the Caribbean, finished her final performance of Frankenstein, opposite co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, on stage at the National Theatre in London on a Monday. […]

U.S. Plays Win Top Honors at London’s Olivier Awards

We’ve been writing at length here at Anglophenia about the British invasion of our cultural scene, but last night in London, Americans led a successful counterattack on British soil, with a series of impressive victories at the Olivier Awards, the UK’s rough equivalent to Broadway’s Tonys. Among the big Yankee winners: Legally Blonde – the […]