Lolita Chakrabarti to star as Queen Gertrude in Hamlet alongside Tom Hiddleston, directed by Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh’s Olivier Award-winning theatre company will join forces with RADA for a co-production of Hamlet, to support the transformation of RADA’s Chenies Street site in London, further developing the Academy as a world-leader in dramatic arts training. The production will feature RADA alumnus Tom Hiddleston in the title role and will play a strictly limited three week run at RADA’s Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre from … Continue reading Lolita Chakrabarti to star as Queen Gertrude in Hamlet alongside Tom Hiddleston, directed by Kenneth Branagh

charlie hamilton james scoops prize at wildlife photographer of the year 2016

National Geographic photographer Charlie Hamilton James was recognized again for his work on vultures, earning top honors in the story category. He was last recognized in 2015. A hundred photographs from the competition will be shown at an exhibit started on October 21 at the Natural History Museum in London and runs until September 2017. For more on Charlie’s vulture story visit https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/15/demise-of-vulture-puts-africa-at-risk-of-disease Continue reading charlie hamilton james scoops prize at wildlife photographer of the year 2016

ADRIAN LESTER set to direct Julia Stiles and Lena Olin in Sky’s Riviera

Actor and director Adrian Lester has been confirmed as one of the directors of the forthcoming new Sky Atlantic drama Riviera, which is currently filming in the South of France.  Lester, who will also play the part of Robert Carver, will direct two episodes of the series. Having already directed on the popular BBC series Hustle, in which he also starred, Lester said of Riviera … Continue reading ADRIAN LESTER set to direct Julia Stiles and Lena Olin in Sky’s Riviera

adrian lester nominated for olivier award

Star of Red Velvet Adrian Lester has been nominated for Best Actor at this year’s Olivier Awards, which take place on 3rd April. Lester is nominated alongside Sir Kenneth Branagh, nominated for The Winter’s Tale and Kenneth Cranham for The Father. Mark Rylance, fresh from his Oscar win, is also nominated for best actor for the Globe’s new production, Farinelli and the King, at Duke of York’s Theatre. The Olivier awards are … Continue reading adrian lester nominated for olivier award

red velvet opens to critical acclaim

Adrian Lester is brilliant in this role.. he got a standing ovation and deserved it.  The Times **** A triumphant return for Adrian Lester as pioneering black actor Ira Aldridge. Time Out **** But he’s (Adrian Lester) never been better than as Ira Aldridge, the black American actor pelted with abuse when he appeared as Othello at Covent Garden in 1833.  Evening Standard **** Lester’s magnificent … Continue reading red velvet opens to critical acclaim