6 items from 2013
Gavin & Stacey's Mathew Horne has said that it would be "fab" if the sitcom was revived.
The actor - who played Gavin in the popular BBC show before it ended in 2010 - has revealed that he would "love" to do another series but added that it is not his decision to make.
He told West End Frame: "It would be fab if it did [return], but the risk that we take is doing it and all those people who have been asking for it just going, 'Oh it wasn't as good as before'.
"It's also not even up to me, I didn't write it, I didn't create it. There are only so many times you can say, 'I don't know' without people thinking that you are hiding something - because I'm really not!"
Horne is currently starring in the Trafalgar Transformed production of Alexi Kaye Campbell's The Pride. He stars »
The film-maker on the evergreen Leonard Cohen, teashop lithographs and wartime architecture
Nick Broomfield is an award-winning British film-maker best known for his offbeat and sometimes controversial documentaries on a wide range of subjects, including Margaret Thatcher, Eugene Terre'Blanche, Sarah Palin, Courtney Love, Tupac Shakur and Heidi Fleiss. His feature films, made in a style he describes as "direct cinema", include Ghosts (2006) and Battle for Haditha (2008). His latest film, Sex: My British Job, in which he teams up with undercover journalist Hsiao-Hung Pai to investigate the British sex trade, is on Channel 4 on 23 September.
Theatre: The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell
I thought this was fantastic. It dealt with a really complicated subject incredibly well, with a great deal of humour, as well as having very strong dialogue and characters. It was the first time I had seen buggery on stage, which was shocking – and I don't often have »
Hayley Atwell has arrived. If one considers Hollywood fame to be the ultimate destination for any ambitious actor, then she is undoubtedly there. When Marvel singled out her feisty Agent Carter for a film short, following her winning turn in Captain America, they sent a message to the community that Ms. Atwell was one to watch. And Atwell will (Spoiler Warning) reprise the role in the Captain America sequel, playing incarnations of Peggy in both past and present.
Her credibility as an actress has been well established with commendable performances in Brideshead Revisited, The Duchess and Woody Allen’s Cassandra’s Dream (her first feature film) and more recently in Be Right Back – the stand-out episode of Charlie Booker’s excellent Black Mirror 2.
Now Peggy Carter’s popularity marks Hayley out as a bankable commodity too. Yet the 31-year-old star continues to make dynamic and interesting choices in the work she takes on. »
- Emily Breen
What is the point of this stupid, painful life if not to be honest? If not to stand up for what you are in the core of your being?
As the cast of Jamie Lloyd’s revival of The Pride return to take their second bow, before a packed and emotional house, they each bear a placard with a dedication that causes the audience to rise to its feet: To Russia, With Love. The fond gesture is a fitting way to end a play which explores the themes of compassion and courage which punctuate the loneliness of a life half lived. A pair of love triangles intersect, when alternate incarnations of the same threesome try to find a way to live their lives honestly and their sexuality openly. The journey towards self-discovery forces one couple apart but offers hope for the future of another.
In 1958 Philip and Sylvia are waiting »
- Emily Breen
Cast: Hayley Atwell, Harry Hadden-Paton, Al Weaver, Mathew Horne Synopsis: Philip, Oliver and Sylvia exist in a complex love triangle, which spans over half a century, living and loving simultaneously in 1958 and the present against a background of changing attitudes towards homosexuality. Past and present worlds grind together and melt apart, yet the future and its promise of sexual liberation remains ever elusive, as societal repression gives way to self-deception.
The third play in the Trafalgar Transformed season from director Jamie Lloyd opened at the Trafalgar Studios this week. The Pride, from playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell, is a funny, charming and passionate look at attitudes to homosexuality traversing fifty years and the relationships that changed along the way. We begin in 1958 with married couple Philip (Harry Hadden-Paton) and Sylvia (Hayley Atwell) who invite a friend Oliver (Al Weaver) over for dinner. A connection between Philip and Oliver leads to the »
- Victoria Bull
The next production of the ‘Trafalgar Transformed’ season at Trafalgar Studios has today been announced as The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell. The play examines changing attitudes to sexuality over a period of 50 years and debuted at The Royal Court in 2008. The cast will include Mathew Horne (Gavin and Stacey), Hayley Atwell (Captain America), Henry Hadden-Paton (About Time, In The Loop) and Al Weaver (Honeymooner). Director Jamie Lloyd is helming the West End debut and here’s what he had to say about the upcoming production:
“My hope is that each production in the Trafalgar Transformed season engages directly with the world outside the theatre’s walls. Entering into the advancing debate about equal marriage, I am thrilled to announce the third production in the season – the West End premiere of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s modern masterpiece, The Pride.
Only 85 people a night got the chance to see The Pride »
- Victoria Bull
6 items from 2013
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