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Adrian Noble To Direct A Stage Version Of The King’s Speech

10 August 2011 10:47 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Adrian Noble To Direct A Stage Version Of The King’s Speech

Adrian Noble will be directing the Broadway production of The King's Speech, which will be based on last year's Academy Award-winning film that chronicles the true story of King George VI's quest to find his voice. Noble, who has directed such Broadway plays as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Herbal Bed and A Midsummer Night's Dream, is aiming to open his newest production sometime during Fall 2012.

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- Karen Benardello

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Alfred Burke obituary

18 February 2011 4:03 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor best known as the private detective Frank Marker in the television series Public Eye

For 10 years, the actor Alfred Burke, who has died aged 92, starred as the downbeat private detective Frank Marker in the popular television series Public Eye (1965-75). The character was intended as a British rival to Raymond Chandler's American gumshoe Philip Marlowe. Tough, unattached and self-sufficient, Marker could take a beating in the service of his often wealthy clients without quitting. "Marker wasn't exciting, he wasn't rich," Burke said. "He could be defined in negatives."

An ABC TV press release introduced the character as a "thin, shabby, middle-aged man with a slightly grim sense of humour and an aura of cynical incorruptibility. His office is a dingy south London attic within sound of Clapham Junction. He can't afford a secretary, much less an assistant, and when he needs a car, he hires a runabout from the local garage. »

- Dennis Barker, Michael Coveney

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Alfred Burke obituary

18 February 2011 4:03 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor best known as the private detective Frank Marker in the television series Public Eye

For 10 years, the actor Alfred Burke, who has died aged 92, starred as the downbeat private detective Frank Marker in the popular television series Public Eye (1965-75). The character was intended as a British rival to Raymond Chandler's American gumshoe Philip Marlowe. Tough, unattached and self-sufficient, Marker could take a beating in the service of his often wealthy clients without quitting. "Marker wasn't exciting, he wasn't rich," Burke said. "He could be defined in negatives."

An ABC TV press release introduced the character as a "thin, shabby, middle-aged man with a slightly grim sense of humour and an aura of cynical incorruptibility. His office is a dingy south London attic within sound of Clapham Junction. He can't afford a secretary, much less an assistant, and when he needs a car, he hires a runabout from the local garage. »

- Dennis Barker, Michael Coveney

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