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4 items from 2016


Theatre Review: Pride and Prejudice (UK Tour)

27 October 2016 11:28 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Pride and Prejudice review: ‘It is a truth universally accepted that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife’.

Simon Rede’s most recent adaptation of the novel by Jane Austin of the same name is a play to be greatly enjoyed. It is a humorous tale of life in Georgian England through the eyes of Mrs Bennet and her five daughters all of marriageable age, whose challenge is to see her daughters make good marriages.

Felicity Montagu is excellent as Mrs Bennet and fusses and attends to her daughters and husband’s needs, but seems frustrated at times by the role dictated to her by society. Her five daughters seem to echo the different strands of her personality, which is all gently tolerated by Mr Bennet (Matthew Kelly). The arrival of Mr Bingley (Jordan Mifsud) gets Mrs Bennet’s hopes up that one of her daughters, »

- Katey Thompson

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Pride and Partridge: Felicity Montagu's comedy gold with Coogan and Austen

15 September 2016 8:18 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

She played the loyal Pa to Norwich’s deluded DJ and the cake-scoffing vicar’s wife in Nighty Night. Now back on stage as Mrs Bennet, Felicity Montagu explains why humour is a deadly serious business

“I don’t want to scene-steal,” Felicity Montagu tells me. But perhaps she just can’t help herself, given the whirlwind of accents – Aussie, northern, estuary, Rp – that she uses to animate her anecdotes in our hour together. Certainly, she has pinched scenes from some of comedy’s biggest names – whether as Lynn, the tight-lipped, long-suffering Pa to Alan Partridge, or as Sue, the voluptuous, cake-scoffing vicar’s wife in Nighty Night. Then there’s that hugely satisfying scene in the first Bridget Jones film, where Montagu’s sloaney Perpetua – all Alice band, pearls and raised eyebrows – rises sharply from her swivel chair to witness Bridget quit her job. “Because if she gives one inch, »

- Nancy Groves

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Filming begins on Hank Zipzer Christmas Special

4 August 2016 12:50 PM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Filming has begun in Dewsbury, Yorkshire this week on a feature length Christmas special of Cbbc’s popular series Hank Zipzer.The 90-minute film 'Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe' joins Hank (played by Nick James) in the run up to Christmas as he prepares for a new baby brother. But Hank’s life never runs smoothly and soon Miss Adolf (played by Felicity Montagu) is turning Mr Rock’s Rudolph the Rock’n’Roll Reindeer into a one-woman Christmas Carol – two school inspectors are getting injured in a bizarre sleighing accident and Mr Joy (played by Javone Prince) is trying to cancel Christmas altogether. In his attempt to drag triumph from the glittering jaws of doom, Hank will ice skate into disaster, nearly crash a Christmas tree into a crowd, get himself and his best friends arrested, get his favourite teacher sacked and lose the love of his life. »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Dad's Army review

3 February 2016 10:13 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The new take on Dad's Army gives a standout role to Toby Jones. Here's our review of the new comedy.

Don't panic! Oliver Parker's big screen version of classic British sitcom Dad's Army (48 years old this year) is remarkably faithful to Jimmy Perry and David Croft's much-loved original and by no means the travesty that some had feared. It benefits chiefly from a note-perfect cast and a warm glow of reverential nostalgia that pervades the entire project, but it's slightly let down by a meandering script and the playing-it-safe comedy moments tend to generate amused smiles rather than out-and-out laughter.

Set in 1944, in the fictional seaside town of Walmington-on-Sea, the film stars Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, the leader of an elderly platoon of the Home Guard that comprises Oxford-educated Sergeant Wilson (Bill Nighy), doddery Private Godfrey (Michael Gambon), excitable Lance Corporal Jones (Tom Courtenay »

- simonbrew

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