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Steven Berkoff discussion / An Afternoon with Steven Berkoff, UK
« Last post by Iain Fisher on February 17, 2024, 06:25:46 PM »
An Afternoon with Steven Berkoff at Beccles Public Hall And Theatre, in Beccles, Suffolk on 18 February 2024.
Tickets are available from Beccles site click https://www.becclespublichall.co.uk/.



For more on Berkoff click here
https://www.iainfisher.com/berkoff/index.html
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Steven Berkoff discussion / Lovelock Hostage Bridge
« Last post by Iain Fisher on February 10, 2024, 10:09:44 PM »
The 'Lovelock Hostage Bridge', will feature thousands of padlocks autographed by well-known figures, symbolising solidarity with those still held captive by Hamas.  The opening, taking place at London's Jewish Community Centre, JW3, in Finchley Road, Hampstead, UK on Sunday, February 11 at 11.30am.

Steven Berkoff as well as Maureen Lipman, Simon Schama, Martin Sorrell, Howard Jacobson, Simon Sebag Montefiore and Luciana Berger will be attaching their signed padlocks to the bridge.

More details at the Ham and High website here
https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/24110166.maureen-lipman-open-lovelock-hostage-bridge-jw3/

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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Music Videos by Jon Sorensen
« Last post by Iain Fisher on February 06, 2024, 05:44:34 PM »
Hi Jon,

Thanks for all these.  I have watched a few of the videos, all good stuff, music and stunning imagery.  I liked the Edinburgh reference, I always though of Edinburgh as a city of various levels.

Clouds of Glory is better than my copy.  I was at the BFI filming (Melvyn Bragg was there).  Good seeing it on a large screen and an even better copy but still still with some damaged film.  The  BFI said their copy was very fragile, but is the best copy still around.

Iain
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Steven Berkoff discussion / Under the Cherry Moon in New York
« Last post by Iain Fisher on January 31, 2024, 06:36:43 PM »
The  Museum of the Moving Image in New York present Under the Cherry Moon on 10, 11 Feb 2024.

Prince stars and directs.  His love interest is Kristin Scott Thomas, her first film, and Berkoff plays her father.

For more on the film click here (bottom of page)
https://www.iainfisher.com/berkoff/berkoff-film-1980s-2.html

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 New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles present Altered States and Lair of the White Worm.  They are on 3, 4 Feb 2024.

The cinema website is here
https://thenewbev.com/

More on Altered States is here
https://www.iainfisher.com/russell/ken-russell-film-altered-states.html

More on Lair of the White Worm is here
https://www.iainfisher.com/russell/ken-russell-film-lair-white-worm.html







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Steven Berkoff discussion / Re: Steven Berkoff as Polonius in Hamlet
« Last post by Iain Fisher on January 26, 2024, 07:02:16 PM »
The film is in cinemas in the UK from 27 February 2024.  There is also a filmed Q&A with Ian McKellen and Director Sean Mathias.

"A tale of revenge that has stood the test of time, Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is reimagined for the modern day as a gripping psychological thriller! Transcending the confines of the stage in a uniquely modern take, the film utilises nearly every room of the Theatre Royal Windsor to transform it into the immortal Elsinore Castle, from basement dungeon to roof-top battlement.

Ian McKellen - reprising his lead role as Hamlet, a man who descends into madness as he seeks vengeance against his uncle for the apparent murder of his father - leads a stellar cast with stage and screen legend, Steven Berkoff, and stars of the critically acclaimed, recent stage cast of ‘Hamlet’: Frances Barber (King Lear, Chekhov’s The Seagull), Jonathan Hyde (King Lear, Titanic, Crimson Peak), Jenny Seagrove and BAFTA-winner Francesca Annis, bringing their iconic roles to life in this compelling new film adaptation".
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Steven Berkoff discussion / The Trial in Gibraltar
« Last post by Iain Fisher on January 26, 2024, 06:53:14 PM »
Gibraltar College BTEC Acting presents The Trial (An Extract) on 15 March 2024. It is part of the 67th Gibraltar International Drama Festival 2024.

For the festival website click here
https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/press-releases/67th-gibraltar-international-drama-festival-2024-292024-9551

For more on The Trial click here
https://www.iainfisher.com/berkoff/berkoff-play-adaptation-kafka.html
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Whore in New York
« Last post by Iain Fisher on January 26, 2024, 06:16:40 PM »
The IFC Centre in New York are showing Whore from 19- 27 Jan 2024

"This searing melodrama investigates the life of a prostitute in a pseudo-documentary style. The life of a hooker isn’t easy…".

It is on at the IFC Centre, for the website click here
https://www.ifccenter.com/

For more on Whore click here
https://www.iainfisher.com/russell/ken-russell-film-whore.html



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Sarah Kane discussion / Cleansed in USA
« Last post by Iain Fisher on January 15, 2024, 01:38:04 PM »
Sarah Kane's Cleansed is performed in Connecticut from 15 Jan- 26 Jan 2024 at the David Geffen School of Drama, Yale, Connecticut, USA.

There is an all Black cast (with special permission from Simon Kane).

For more details click the Yale website here
https://dgsd-tickets.yale.edu/events



For more on Cleansed click here
https://www.iainfisher.com/kane/eng/sarah-kane-play-cleansed.html
For a detailed analysis click here
https://www.iainfisher.com/kane/eng/sarah-kane-study-tp.html

Thanks to Garrett for the information..
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Georgina Hale passes away
« Last post by Iain Fisher on January 10, 2024, 06:28:57 PM »
Sadly Georgina Hale has passed away.  For me her most memorable performance were in Maher (wife Alma Mahler) and The Devils (Philippe).  More soon.




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