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After Love review – Joanna Scanlan offers a masterclass in drama

The actor is outstanding as an English widow uncovering her husband’s secret existence in FranceThe debut feature from English-Pakistani film-maker Aleem Khan is a tale of secrets and lies, a portrait of people caught between identities and cultures. At its heart is a constrained yet wonderfully expressive performance by the versatile Joanna Scanlan, best known […]

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Joanna Scanlan: ‘People do seem to ask me to take my clothes off all the time’

Loved for her biting comedy roles, the actor is enjoying a late-blooming career. She talks about playing a convert to Islam in After Love, and her TV series about women’s sex lives during lockdownJoanna Scanlan is sitting in splendid isolation in a country house hotel in Sussex, where she has been transforming herself into He […]

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‘Avenue 5’: Armando Iannucci Space Comedy Starring Hugh Laurie Is on Its Way to HBO

With satire dying an excruciating death on earth, Armando Iannucci is officially heading to space. Variety is reporting that HBO has given a series order to “Avenue 5,” a comedy set decades in the future in a world where interplanetary travel is a successful, viable industry.Comedy vet Hugh Laurie, who’s also appeared on the Iannucci-created […]

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Ralph Fiennes & Chris Addison Team Up On Comedy-Drama ‘Hallelujah!’ From The Producers Of ‘Rush’ & ‘Yardie’

Exclusive: The Grand Budapest Hotel star Ralph Fiennes is set to flex his comedy muscles again as composer George Frederick Handel in period comedy-drama Hallelujah!, I can reveal. Veep helmer and The Thick Of It star Chris Addison will direct the movie which comes from Rush producer Andrew Eaton and Yardie producer Gina Carter. Jon […]

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Dev Patel to star in Armando Iannucci’s ‘modern take’ on David Copperfield

The Slumdog Millionaire actor will play the title role in The Personal History of David Copperfield, from The Death of Stalin directorDev Patel is set to star in The Personal History of David Copperfield, a reworking of Charles Dickens’ novel from The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci.According to Variety, Patel will take the lead […]

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