Tag: Actor

Global

TV comedian elected as Ukrainian president

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, an actor and comedian, won with a landslide margin in Ukraine’s presidential election, with over 70 percent of the vote. He defeated his closest rival, former president, Petro Poroshenko on 31 March and 21 April in a two-round system. Zelenskiy had zero political experience prior to the election except for playing the role…

Film

Actor and activism

Actors inspire me in more ways than just through their talent. The most admirable actors, in my eyes, use their stardom to evoke change and contribute to brilliant causes, subsequently raising awareness through their mass following. The financial benefit of having celebrities on board with causes cannot be questioned, but the word of mouth that…

Film

A case for Tom Hardy

One of the brightest celebrities shining all over my desktop screens (even if my current desktop wallpaper of Mad Max: Fury Road is an extreme wide shot concealing his pretty face) and one of the most prolific and versatile contemporary British film stars today is Tom Hardy. What is extremely fascinating about the subtle choice…

Arts

Review: Stacy at London’s Etcetera Theatre

Inkwell Productions set up by UEA students Seàn Bennett and Keelan Swift-Stalley with their friend Ruby Lambert, staged Jack Thorne’s Stacy, at Etcetera Theatre, London. Ned Caderni and Caoimhe Blair both made their debuts, in producing and directing respectively. The one-man play follows Rob, played by Peter Hardingham. In his twenties and working as a…

Film

Velvet Buzzsaw: Satirising the politics of the art world

Velvet Buzzsaw, directed by Dan Gilroy – the director and writer of 2014’s sleeper hit Nightcrawler, is an American satirical mystery thriller. The film’s star studded cast include the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Zawe Ashton, Rene Russo, John Malkovich, Natalia Dyer and Toni Collette. This is the first collaboration of Dan Gilroy with all the…

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