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Articles Tagged 'The Tempest'


Colin Morgan Cast in Magical Role

Merlin star Colin Morgan will be playing the sly spirit Ariel in the production of The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe, reports The Independent. Morgan will be joined in the production by The Thick of It star Roger Allam who will play the magician Prospero. Morgan’s character, Ariel, is bound to serve Prospero as he saved […]

Helen Mirren Explains Why Ladies Love Russell Brand

Dame Helen Mirren has done an absolutely great interview with The Guardian‘s Ryan Gilbey, in which she offers some wisdom about aging. “…There’s a scary moment when you realize you’re no longer the youngest person in the room. Especially if you’ve been a successful young person. That’s followed, of course, by the realization that you’re […]

Shakespeare Should be Sexy, Says Russell Brand

In Julie Taymor‘s film twist on the Shakespeare classic, The Tempest, Russell Brand gives quite the colorful performance as Trinculo. But when it comes to exploring England’s beloved Bard of Avon and his extensive collection of literature, Digital Spy reports that the 35-year-old comedian has some rich ideas. “I studied Shakespeare at school, yes,” Brand […]

Leah Rozen Reviews ‘The Chronicles of Narnia,’ ‘The Tempest’

There’s an old dirty joke that goes, “What do French beer and making love in a canoe have in common?” Answer: “They are both f—— near water.” That joke applies, minus the profanity, to The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Tempest, movies that open on Friday. Literally.  Both films […]

Helen Mirren Gets Harsh on Hollywood

Dame Helen Mirren certainly likes to speak her mind and we love her for that. The Academy Award-winning star of The Queen has jeered at her native Britain for their supposed lack of decency. Now, Hollywood is on her hit list, Digital Spy reports. Mirren was in Los Angeles on Tuesday (December 7) to accept […]

Watch: ‘The Tempest’ Trailer Revealed

Calling all Shakespeare fans! Sate your work day with this fancy sneak peek of the forthcoming fantasy drama, The Tempest. Academy Award-nominated director Julie Taymor gives this literary classic a modern twist by switching up the gender roles for the story's main protagonist, which will be played by Dame Helen Mirren as Prospera. Ooooh saucy! […]