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Cinema Retro Covers David McCallum At "The Great Escape" 50th Anniversary Screening, Omaha

7 December 2013 2:54 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

David McCallum with event host Bruce Crawford. (Photo: Steve Gray)

By Jon Heitland

On any list of the best films based on World War II, The Great Escape, directed by John Sturges and based on the novel by Paul Brickhill, will always rank near the top. The compelling story of a group of British and American prisoners of war and how they outwitted their Nazi captors observes its 50th anniversary this year, and actor David McCallum, who plays Ashley-Pitt in the film, travelled to Omaha, Nebraska on November 9, 2013, to help celebrate the classic film. Proceeds went to the Nebraska Kidney Foundation, which was why McCallum took time from his busy television schedule to make an appearance. The evening event centered around a showing of the film at the large, concert-style theater at the prestigious Joslyn Museum, to an enthusiastic, full house crowd of 1000.

The Great Escape 50 year retrospective was another »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Paul Rogers obituary

15 October 2013 3:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor who played many major Shakespearean roles on the stage

Few actors played as many major Shakespearean roles as did Paul Rogers, a largely forgotten and seriously underrated performer, who has died aged 96. It was as though he was barnacled in those parts, undertaken at the Old Vic in the 1950s, by the time he played his most famous role, the vicious paterfamilias Max in Harold Pinter's The Homecoming at the Aldwych theatre in 1965 (and filmed in 1973).

Staunch, stolid and thuggish, with eyes that drilled through any opposition, Rogers's Max was a grumpy old block of granite, hewn on an epic scale, despite the flat cap and plimsolls – horribly real. Peter Hall's production for the Royal Shakespeare Company was monumental; everything was grey, chill and cheerless in John Bury's design, set off firstly by a piquant bowl of green apples and then by the savage acting.

The Homecoming »

- Michael Coveney

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Paul Rogers obituary

15 October 2013 3:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor who played many major Shakespearean roles on the stage

Few actors played as many major Shakespearean roles as did Paul Rogers, a largely forgotten and seriously underrated performer, who has died aged 96. It was as though he was barnacled in those parts, undertaken at the Old Vic in the 1950s, by the time he played his most famous role, the vicious paterfamilias Max in Harold Pinter's The Homecoming at the Aldwych theatre in 1965 (and filmed in 1973).

Staunch, stolid and thuggish, with eyes that drilled through any opposition, Rogers's Max was a grumpy old block of granite, hewn on an epic scale, despite the flat cap and plimsolls – horribly real. Peter Hall's production for the Royal Shakespeare Company was monumental; everything was grey, chill and cheerless in John Bury's design, set off firstly by a piquant bowl of green apples and then by the savage acting.

The Homecoming »

- Michael Coveney

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Terence Stamp: The Hollywood Interview

24 September 2013 2:21 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Terence Stamp Finds His Song

By Alex Simon

One of the iconic actors and faces of London’s “swinging” sixties; Terence Stamp was discovered by actor/director Peter Ustinov for the titular role in his adaptation of Melville’s “Billy Budd” in 1962. The Cockney lad from London’s notorious Bow district was thrust into the limelight almost overnight, becoming a symbol of the English working class “intelligentsia,” which helped shape that decade’s pop culture. Along with game-changers like Joe Orton, (Stamp’s former roommate) Michael Caine, and the Beatles, Stamp et al proved to the world that one needn’t have graduated with a First from Oxford to make a mark on the world.

Terence Stamp marked his 50th year in show business with the release of last year’s “Unfinished Song,” being released today on DVD and Amazon Instant Video by Anchor Bay Entertainment. Stamp plays grumpy pensioner Arthur Harris, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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'Unfinished Song' Star Terence Stamp on Becoming 'the Kind of Performer I Wanted to Be' (Video)

21 June 2013 11:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

It has been 50 years since Terence Stamp, the strikingly handsome British actor, earned a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for his big screen debut, at the age of 24, in Peter Ustinov's Billy Budd. In the years since, he has morphed from an icon of the sixties to a has-been of the seventies to one of the premier character actors of the eighties and ever since. Today, Paul Andrew Williams' Unfinished Song (aka A Song for Marion), in which Stamp stars opposite Oscar winner and fellow septuagenarian Vanessa Redgrave, opens in New York and Los Angeles. Last week,

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- Scott Feinberg

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Giveaway - Win tickets to the Terence Stamp season at BFI Southbank

27 April 2013 12:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Acclaimed English actor Terence Stamp will present a selection of his finest films this month at the BFI Southbank with a season co-curated by the man himself, and we're offering two readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to a film of their choosing. Read on for a synopsis, and details of how to enter the giveaway...

Along with the aforementioned Theorem, the season also includes Billy Budd, The Collector, Far from the Madding Crowd, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, The Hit, Toby Dammit +Hu-Man, Poor Cow, Prince of Shadows, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Hit, The Limey, Bowfinger, Prince of Shadows and Song for Marion. You can check out a full list of all the screenings and purchase tickets here.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, firstly make sure you like us on Facebook (or follow »

- Flickering Myth

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This week's new film events

26 April 2013 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Terence Stamp | Southend Film Festival | Sci-Fi London | Rooftop Film Club

Terence Stamp, London

His beauty is often admired before his acting skills, but while the former has faded somewhat the latter survives, at least when Stamp isn't topping up the retirement fund with another offhand baddie role. Those dodgier movies have thankfully been omitted from this selective retrospective (don't worry, Superman II is still in there). He lit up the screen, and the 1960s, with early films such as Billy Budd, The Collector, Far From The Madding Crowd, Poor Cow and Theorem, then took an extended break in an Indian ashram. Since his return to the day job, he's reminded us what he can do, in The Hit, The Adventures Of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, even last year's Song For Marion. He's a terrific writer and talker, too, which should make his on-stage interview (8 May) a hot ticket.

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- Steve Rose

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British Legend Terence Stamp Talks On Becoming An Urban Icon

25 April 2013 4:37 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

British actor Terence Stamp is a bit of an institution and with Man Of Steel just around the corner, he has been speaking to Es magazine to discusses his love of fashion, a blind date with Brigitte Bardot and his position as an ‘urban icon’. Stamp’s iconic role as General Zod in Superman and Superman II places him in movie history but that’s just the tip of acting iceberg for this highly experienced man of the big screen.

His debut film appearance in 1962 was in the title role of Billy Budd directed by Peter Ustinov and in that part, he earned himself an Oscar Nomination, not bad for a beginner. From there, Stamp worked all number of highly respected directors and actors, and it’s easy to say that this instantly recognisable man is a remarkable screen presence, every time. Stamp was once also lucky enough to have »

- Dan Bullock

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Film Review: 'Theorem' (BFI rerelease)

11 April 2013 3:20 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ Rereleased in selected UK cinemas this week by the BFI ahead of the second half of their Pier Paolo Pasolini season, the Italian provocateur's 1968 film Theorem (Teorema) sees British actor Terence Stamp (Billy Budd, The Limey) star as a divine young bachelor who enters the lives of a well-to-do Milanese household, only to suddenly leave them in complete disarray. Banned in its native Italy for its overt sexual nature - tame, of course, by today's standards - Theorem remains one of Pasolini's most satisfying works, thanks in no small part to a magnificent supporting cast, including a quite sublime Silvana Mangano. Read more » »

- CineVue UK

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