Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mark Gatiss: “Tom Hiddleston would be wonderful in Sherlock”

RADIO TIMES
Paul Jones
10:56 AM, 16 April 2014

Mark Gatiss: “Tom Hiddleston would be wonderful in Sherlock”

Ever since Mycroft Holmes made reference to “the other one” in the Sherlock series three finale, Tom Hiddleston has been top of many fans's lists to play the previously unknown third Holmes brother should he ever appear in the series.

The Thor star has just the right blend of eccentric Britishness, quirky good looks and on-screen intensity to convince as Benedict Cumberbatch's second sibling.



And it seems Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss – who also happens to play Mycroft in the BBC detective drama – agrees, admitting “Tom would be wonderful in Sherlock”, but adding "I’m sure but he only does movies now. What can I say?”

“I’ll ask him if you like,” Gatiss told an audience at a recent Q&A in Brazil, continuing (with tongue firmly in cheek), “Well it’s an internet rumour so it must be true. We might as well just wait and see what happens.”


READ MORE HERE: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-04-16/mark-gatiss-tom-hiddleston-would-be-wonderful-in-sherlock

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

5 ways to distract Tom Hiddleston in an interview

RADIO TIMES
Emma Daly
2:57 PM, 15 April 2014


Because there’s only so much promotion any one actor can do…



Tom Hiddleston is certainly keeping himself busy. From his recent turn as Coriolanus at the National Theatre to Thor: The Dark World and Only Lovers Left Alive he’s an actor on many a cast list.

But of course with more parts come more promotional tours. From red carpet events to filmed interviews and award shows, Hiddleston has answered his fair share of questions.



Not that those questions are always enough to completely hold his attention, it seems...


4. A BABY



 2. Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner



5. Anyone else arriving



READ MORE HERE: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-04-15/5-ways-to-distract-tom-hiddleston-in-an-interview







It's definite - Richard Armitage leads cast of The Crucible at the Old Vic

LONDON THEATRE
APRIL 15 ,2014



 Richard Armitage will lead the cast of The Old Vic's new production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller which runs from 24 Jun to 13 Sep 2014.

Armitage will play the lead role of John Proctor, alongside Samantha Colley as Abigail Williams and Anna Madeley as Elizabeth Proctor. This new production will be directed by Yaël Farber and designed by Soutra Gilmour.


Richard Armitage is perhaps best known for his screen role as Thorin Oakenshield in the Hobbit trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson. He has also played villain Heinz Kruger in Captain America: The First Avenger, and will star in the upcoming disaster film 'Into the Storm'. His stage credits include 'The Duchess of Malfi' and 'Macbeth' for the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as 'Hamlet' for the Birmingham Rep.


READ MORE HERE: http://www.londontheatre.co.uk/londontheatre/news/ltg14/thecrucibleoldviccast14162.htm


Benedict Cumberbatch: Still loves Olivia Poulet

SHOW BIZ SPY
Posted by Adam
Monday April 14, 2014



BENEDICT Cumberbatch can’t get over his ex-girlfriend.

The actor split from longtime love Olivia Poulet in 2010, but Cumberbatch says he still loves his former flame.



“It happened very gradually, very mutually,” he said. “We’re still very good friends. There was no acrimony. I love her, adore her, always will.

“It is a wonderful thing to get married young and become a father. I used to think that I’d get married in my mid-30s and have children. But now I think I can wait. I’m no longer in a hurry to get married.”

Benedict, 37, likes women who have a good sense of humor.

“A woman who knows that she doesn’t have to get all decked out to look good is sexy,” he said.



READ MORE HERE: http://www.showbizspy.com/article/270889/hung-up-on-his-ex-benedict-cumberbatch-still-loves-olivia-poulet.html

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tom Hiddleston, Martin Freeman, James McAvoy, Judi Dench - The Olivier awards 2014 red carpet – in pictures, plus winners

THE GUARDIAN
Mark Brown, arts correspondent
The Guardian, Sunday 13 April 2014

Olivier Awards: Stephen Mangan and Louise Delamere

Host Stephen Mangan and Louise Delamere on the red carpet. Photograph: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images






The winners

Best actor Rory Kinnear for Othello at the National theatre, Olivier

Best actress Lesley Manville for Ghosts at the Almeida theatre & Trafalgar studios

Best actor in a supporting role Jack Lowden for Ghosts at the Almeida theatre & Trafalgar studios

Best actress in a supporting role Sharon D Clarke for The Amen Corner at the National theatre, Olivier

American Airlines best new play Chimerica at the Almeida theatre & Harold Pinter theatre

Best new comedy Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense at the Duke of York's theatre

Best director Lyndsey Turner for Chimerica at the Almeida theatre & Harold Pinter theatre

Best actor in a musical Gavin Creel for The Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales theatre

Best actress in a musical Zrinka Cvitešić for Once at the Phoenix theatre

Best performance in a supporting role in a musical Stephen Ashfield for The Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales theatre

Mastercard best new musical The Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales theatre

Best revival Ghosts at the Almeida theatre & Trafalgar studios

Best musical revival Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter theatre

Best theatre choreographer Casey Nicholaw for The Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales theatre

Best entertainment and family The Wind In The Willows at the Duchess theatre

Autograph sound award for outstanding achievement in music Once – Martin Lowe for composition & arrangements, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová for music and lyrics

White Light award for best lighting design Tim Lutkin & Finn Ross for Chimerica at the Almeida theatre & Harold Pinter theatre Paul Pyant and Jon Driscoll for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Best sound design Carolyn Downing for Chimerica at the Almeida theatre & Harold Pinter theatre Gareth Owen for Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter theatre

Best costume design Mark Thompson for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Xl video award for best set design Es Devlin for Chimerica at the Almeida theatre & Harold Pinter theatre

Outstanding achievement in an affiliate theatre Handbagged at the Tricycle theatre

Best new dance production Eastman – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Sadler's Wells for Puz/zle at Sadler's Wells

Outstanding achievement in dance Michael Hulls for his body of lighting work including Ballet Boyz – The Talent at Sadler's Wells

Best new opera production Les Vêpres Siciliennes at the Royal Opera House

Outstanding achievement in opera English Touring Opera for its brave and challenging touring productions at the Linbury studio theatre, Royal Opera House

BBC Radio 2 audience award Les Misérables at the Queen's theatre

READ MORE HERE; http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/apr/13/almeida-theatre-wins-olivia-awards-chimerica-west-end