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Nicole Holofcener: ‘Actors over 50 have distorted their faces so badly’

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A lot of your films have, I think, been autobiographical. How much of yourself were you able to put into The Last Duel [Holofcener focused on the section from the point of view of Jodie Comer’s Marguerite]? Is the “co...

‘You’re in a new world’: refugee actors share their journey on stage

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For most people, bed is a place of comfort, somewhere to recline and switch off. For others, it is a scene of displacement, a symbol of the precariousness of life. For eight months, Syed Haleem Najibi moved from bed t...

Roger Michell: a superb director who brought the unexpected out of actors

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Roger Michell, who has died aged 65, had two great qualities as a theatre director: a love of actors and a reverence for writers. You might think those qualities are an indispensable part of the job but, at a time whe...

Lord of the Rings actors praise Italian man who lives as a hobbit

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Lord of the Rings actors including Elijah Wood have expressed their support for the project of an Italian man who lives as a hobbit and is building his personal “shire” from JRR Tolkien’s fictional Middle-earth in Ita...

‘I felt completely lost’: the actors navigating an arts crisis and long Covid

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In 2019, the actor and director Helen Oakleigh was hired to stage a number of shows in China that would be playing throughout 2020. They flew from London to Wuhan on 1 January last year and then on to Chengdu but, soo...

Game (voice)over: actors turn to video game work during pandemic

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It was not only audiences that turned to video games during the pandemic. With theatres closed, and TV and film production on hiatus, British actors chose work they could do from isolation – and the booming gaming ind...

Stephen Dorff: ‘Who would play me in the film of my life? I’m not a big fan of young actors working today’

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Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Stephen Dorff, 47, started acting as child. His films include The Power Of One, Blade and Somewhere. He also co-starred in the third series of True Detective. His latest film, Embattled, is r...

Not only the brave: why straight actors playing gay are no longer automatically acclaimed

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In February 1994, Hollywood seemed to change for ever. Tom Hanks – the epitome of the American everyman – won a best actor Oscar for playing the out gay protagonist in a major studio movie. In retrospect, Philadelphia...

Black actors speak out on hair mistreatment: ‘I was told they didn’t have the budget’

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Hollywood figures are calling for more diversity in hair and makeup departments on sets, after Black actors came forward about their experiences of racism including being told there was no budget to cut hair of their ...

Maria Bakalova: ‘I dedicate every award to all the eastern European actors’

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Bulgarian actor Maria Bakalova broke through last year as Sacha Baron Cohen’s co-star in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. She has won more than 20 awards for the performance, including best supporting actress at the Critic...

Screen Actors Guild awards 2021: The Trial of the Chicago 7 takes top honor

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The starry cast of Aaron Sorkin’s 1960s courtroom drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 took the top prize on Sunday at a virtual Screen Actors Guild awards, where actors of color, for the first time, swept the individual ...

An Actor’s Revenge: Kon Ichikawa’s phenomenal kabuki thriller

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We sometimes talk of scene-stealers in the theatre. What might acting and thieving have in common? Performers demand attention while pickpockets evade it, but to excel at both you need to closely study human behaviour...

My Name Is Gulpilil review – sublime, humane, elegant traversal of Indigenous actor’s life in film

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People in the entertainment industry sometimes speak about performers having the “it” factor – a difficult to define quality not necessarily apparent in real life, but ushered into shimmering existence on stage or scr...