Tag: Alan Rickman

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Lust, Actually

It’s that time of year again, when the films on TV change from reruns of Bridget Jones to holiday classics… including Bridget Jones. Of course, the holiday classic that gets us Brits the most excited is the star-studded Love, Actually. Now, before I begin going in on one of this country’s most loved Christmas film,…

Film

Michael Collins: A fun but misleading piece of pseudohistory

In 1996, Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire) directed Michael Collins, a biopic focusing on the life of the titular Irish revolutionary. This film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and remains a much-loved depiction of an influential time in history. As a stickler for biopics, I personally adore…

Arts, OldVenue

Alan Rickman – a tribute

Alan Rickman was born in Acton, London in 1946. After finishing high school he attended Chelsea College of Art and Design, then the Royal College of Art. He then co-founded a graphic design studio, where he worked successfully for three years. Then he quit, set off for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and thus…

Film

Gambit – review

As the old saying goes, “if something seems too good to be true, it probably is” and this has never been more pertinent than in the case of Gambit.

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