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Re: Berkoff sighted
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2014, 04:35:17 PM »
Steven Berkoff and his partner Clara Fisher attended a private view of The Motion Photography Prize exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery on April 16, 2014 in London.

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Ronnie Biggs funeral
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2014, 08:35:55 PM »
Berkoff at the funeral of Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs.  Berkoff appeared in the film Prisoner in Rio about Biggs, and also wrote a book about the filming.

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2533283/Hells-Angels-rogues-gallery-ageing-criminals-turn-send-Great-Train-Robber-Ronnie-Biggs.html

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Berkoff on the BBC
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2013, 10:05:36 PM »
The Herald, Scotland has an interview with Berkoff

Berkoff criticised the "decay of art" in the BBC and theatre... "Last year, I was trying to watch the BBC on Saturday night... They had Strictly Come Dancing and Bruce Forsyth. And I watched almost with tears because I remembered when I was 17, 18 I used to see Hamlet and Death Of A Salesman on a Saturday night. That educated me."

The interview is here:

www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/steven-berkoff-accuses-bbc-of-broadcasting-garbage.1375720680


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Berkoff vs Spacey
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2013, 04:52:42 PM »
Kevin Spacey is artistic director of London's Old Vic theatre.  Berkoff accuses Spacey of ignoring new writing talent and concentrating on revivals- the current season features plays by Terence Rattigan, Tennessee Williams and Shakespeare.  Berkoff's Messiah played at the Old Vic.

Details are here
www.contactmusic.com/news/steven-berkoff-criticises-kevin-spacey-over-theatre-choices_3602227
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Re: Berkoff sighted
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2011, 06:24:01 PM »
"The 15th UK Jewish Film Festival launched with tremendous panache last night (November 1st) when 600 people packed into the Odeon West End to watch the opening film, ‘This Must Be The Place’, directed by Paolo Sorrentino and starring Sean Penn, Frances McDormand and Judd Hirsch.

...The star studded audience included Steven Berkoff, Maureen Lipman, Lesley Joseph, David Schneider, Amina Harris as well as a healthy smattering of high profile business men and women from the world of entertainment."

The article is from frmale first here
www.femalefirst.co.uk/movies/movie-news/Jewish+Film+Festival-101193.html
 

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Re: Berkoff sighted
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 11:39:09 AM »
Steven was at Crazy for You, the Broadway musical with the music of George and Ira Gershwin.  It was at the London West End's Novello Theatre.

www.whatsonstage.com/photos/theatre/london/E8831318935825/1st+Night+Photos%3A+Stars+Go+Crazy+at+Novello.html

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Re: Berkoff sighted
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011, 09:39:07 PM »
Berkoff at the UK premiere of Big Fat Gypsy Gangster held at the Renoir Cinema, London on 14 Sept 2011.

www.contactmusic.com/photo/steven-berkoff-at-the-uk-film-premiere-of-big-fat-gypsy-gangster-held_3511829


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Re: Berkoff sighted
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011, 09:30:30 PM »
Steven Berkoff visits Bedford Modern School

He said: “I am very proud to deliver prizes to these young performers.  Tonight’s performances have shown brilliant and scintillating talent and all the contributors gave something quite special.

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www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/News/Steven-Berkoff-visits-Bedford-Modern-School-26072011.htm


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Re: Berkoff sighted
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2011, 07:57:35 AM »
"The actor Steven Berkoff, wearing a New Age monk’s habit, swayed from side to side in front of a “retro­perspective” three-dimensional painting of Venice. A child stomped on a clown that had been pasted to the floor. Everywhere there were double takes and murmurs of disbelief."

www.islingtontribune.com/news/2011/jul/patrick-hughes-celebrates-50-years-art-flowers-gallery

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Steven Berkoff at E.Pellicci
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 09:37:46 PM »
A really good article about Berkoff at E.Pellicci's Cafe in Bethnal Green Road, London.  It gives a different view of Steven from the usual interview.

"...While Steven’s reputation on stage and film is built upon energetic performances, we enjoyed a relaxed conversation illuminated just occasionally by flashes of Steven’s characteristic brilliance with language... Yet in spite of the stature of his achievements, he is not grand at all. You are immediately aware that Steven possesses a natural authority, but it is a charismatic soulful presence, both contemplative and humorous, reflecting a vivid intellect. You know he is whirling a multitude of thoughts behind those gentle grey eyes.

...When Steven described these years, the tone of his speech and the gestures he enacted for each of the people he recalled, as well as the different voices he adopted, all served to bring the whole vision alive in a moment. Blessed with a natural gift for rhetoric, Steven can unexpectedly compose long sentences elegant sentences with big adjectives spontaneously and deliver them in the rich cadence of his actor’s voice. Always with him there is this sense of so much within, an endless source of stories and even more unspoken.

...Steven does not act the movie star, because he does not need it – because he knows something better. He is here in the East End, and he can always come along to E.Pellicci and greet Nevio Pellicci and Jukebox Jimmy and know that he is one among equals.

...But true to his astonishing vitality– looking many years younger than his age– Steven declared he wanted to play Othello and my heart missed a beat when from deep within him a booming voice spoke lines from the Moor of Venice. He is his own man and he is nobody’s fool, this is the force of nature that is Steven Berkoff".

The link is here:
http://spitalfieldslife.com/2010/07/16/steven-berkoff-at-e-pellicci/


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Berkoff sighted
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 10:42:00 PM »
The Vaudeville Theatre in London is playing Neil Simon’s The Prisoner of Second Avenue with Jeff Goldblum.

"The first night audience included Steven Berkoff, looking spry and mischievous as usual, totally belying his seventy years, on hand to support another of the “minor” players, Linal Haft, who gave a tremendous leading performance of his own recently in Berkoff’s Sit & Shiver."

From whatsonstage

http://blogs.whatsonstage.com/2010/07/14/patti-stirs-madness-memories/

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