You can book your tickets for “Romeo & Juliet” here.
WHATS ON STAGE – Kenneth Branagh will direct and star in a year-long season of plays at the Garrick Theatre, opening in October with The Winter’s Tale co-starring Judi Dench.
The season, which marks Branagh’s first return to the West End since his acclaimed performance in Michael Grandage’s revival of Ivanov in 2008, will also feature Harlequinade, The Painkiller (with Rob Brydon), Romeo and Juliet (starring Richard Madden and Lily James) and The Entertainer (with Branagh as Archie Rice).
Branagh told WhatsOnStage that all the productions featured in the season – tickets for which go on sale at 9am on Friday (17 April) – have been “long-standing passions”.
“I felt as though a moment was approaching whereby some of this work could come together,” he said. “Finally, Nica Burns, who I worked with many years ago at the Donmar, suggested the Garrick, where we could do both intimate and epic stuff, and it suddenly became possible.”
The season opens with The Winter’s Tale, which runs from 7 November 2015 (previews from 17 October) to 16 January. Branagh will play Leontes with Dench as Paulina.
“The Winter’s Tale has been on my radar since I was 17 when I saw it for the first time and was enchanted,” revealed Branagh, who will co-direct the production with his Macbeth collaborator Rob Ashford.
It marks the latest chapter in a 30-year working relationship with Dench, who was part of his Renaissance Theatre Company in the 1980s,
“It’s such a privilege to be in the room with someone who has the knowledge of the play that she does [Dench starred in a landmark RSC revival in 1969]… and it’s a thrill for me that all our scenes are together,” he added.Continue Reading
Two new beautiful outtakes from the People magazine photoshoot have been added to the gallery. You can find the scans here.
New images from a ‘Cinderella’ photoshoot have been added to the gallery. Lily and Richard look adorable!
Film Productions > Cinderella (2015) > Promo Shoot
I’ve updated the gallery with two french magazines, Screen Mania (March) and Air Le Mag (April) featuring Lily and ‘Cinderella’.
Thanks to my friend Helen, scans of Lily in the March 22, 2015 issue of Sunday Times Style magazine have been added to the gallery!
Magazine Scans > 2015 > Sunday Times Style (March 22)
Just imagine sitting in a room full of people, everyone staring at you waiting for your reaction to you winning that coveted award… How would you react? Or you’ve just lost, and are simply holding back the rage.
Either way, we put the very same question to the likes of Gemma Arterton, Maisie Williams, Bella Thorne, Richard Madden and Lily James, to see what reactions they’d go with.
It’s no wonder they’re all super successful actors, as we were left utterly convinced by their performances!