April 16th, 2012

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Hawking, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, to be screened on BBC4 tonight (Midnight)

Photo credit: http://www.dangerousminds.net/tag/Thinkers

BBC4 is screening Hawking, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, tonight at midnight. I have not seen this but I have been reliably informed by Cumberbatchfans who have that it is amongst the best, if not THE best, of his work. So I will be glued to my TV!

Tuesday 17th April 2012, BBC4, Midnight

Cut and pasted from the BBC website:
Drama-documentary relating the remarkable story of Stephen Hawking's early years as a PHD student at Cambridge, following his search for the 'beginning of time' and his courageous struggle against life-threatening illness.

Follow the link for the full details:

Photo credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawking_(TV_film)
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The Matildas at the Oliviers

From left, Best Actress in a Musical winners, Sophia Kiely, Eleanor Worthington Cox, Kerry Ingram and Cleo Demetriou (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)
Photo credit: http://washingtonexaminer.com/entertainment/movies/2012/04/matilda-mops-7-prizes-theaters-oliviers/490151

I think they were happy to win - what do you think?!

Cut and pasted from the Guardian website:

RSC's stage version of children's novel takes record seven prizes at UK theatre's most prestigious awards ceremony

It features quite breathtaking parental neglect, appalling child cruelty and a monstrous headteacher swinging girls by their pigtails, but audiences of all ages love it, and last night Matilda the Musical dominated the UK's most prestigious theatre awards, winning a record seven Oliviers at the ceremony in London.

Matilda began life as the RSC's Christmas 2010 show at Stratford-upon-Avon and has gathered a seemingly unstoppable momentum. It is selling out at the Cambridge theatre in the West End and next year opens on Broadway, generating extremely welcome extra income for the publicly subsidised company.

All four Matildas – Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington Cox – were honoured, jointly awarded best actress in a musical.

The four leads in Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge theatre, London.
Left to right: Eleanor Worthington Cox, Sophia Kiely, Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram
Photograph: Linda Nylind
Photo credit: http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/apr/15/matilda-the-musical-dominates-oliviers?newsfeed=true
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In tribute to Frankenstein and Benedict's outstanding performance as Creature

I have just found THE most stunning image from Frankenstein (National Theatre) with Benedict as Creature which I have not run before. Here it is:

Photo credit: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/reviews/article-1360112/Danny-Boyles-Frankenstein-The-National-Theatre-life.html

THE most appropriate time to run the image considering Benedict and Jonny have just won the Olivier for Best Actor for Frankentein, National Theatre.