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Posts tagged ‘Ralph Fiennes’

Anonymous (2011)

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

3 stars

In a New York theatre, trench-coated Derek Jacobi soliloquises about the greatness of Shakespeare’s works, and then tantalises his audience with the suggestion – no, assertion – that Will was not in fact the author. The scene shifts to early 17th century London where playwright Ben Johnson (Sebastian Armesto), clutching a pile of papers, is chased through the streets of London by soldiers who eventually manage to burn him out of the Globe Theatre and arrest him, sans folio. Read more

Page Eight (2011)

Directed by: David Hare

3 stars

Written and directed by David Hare, Page Eight is a TV movie that aspires to cinematic release (it’s being shown at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, despite having already gone out on terrestrial TV in Britain). Read more