Tag Archives: Jane Lapotaire

Henry V, Theatre Review. Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Alex Hassell, Oliver Ford Davies, Antony Byrne, Sean Chapman, Simon Thorp, Joshua Richards, Jennifer Kirby, Jane Lapotaire, Keith Osborn, Andrew Westfield, Daniel Abbott, Martin Bassindale, Nicholas Gerard-Martin, Robert Gilbert, Jim Hooper, Sam Marks, Dale Mathurin, Christopher Middleton, Evelyn Miller, Sarah Parks, Leigh Quinn, Obioma Ugoala, Simon Yadoo.

Following on from David Tennant’s portrayal of Richard II, and Jasper Britton’s turn as Bolingbroke, Henry IV, the R.S.C. concludes it’s King and Country series with the reign of Henry V, in the 600th anniversary year of the battle of Agincourt, portrayed here by Alex Hassell, reprising the role following a successful run as Prince Hal in both parts of Henry IV.

Lucan, Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * *

Cast: Rory Kinnear, Christopher Ecclestone, Paul Freeman, Michael Gambon, Catherine McCormack, Leanne Best, Gemma Jones, Alistair Petrie,  Lasco Atkins, Ann Bell, Tim Bentinck, Alexander Bracq, Helen Bradbury, James Bradshaw, Alan Cox, Benjamin Dilloway, Rupert Evans, Julian Firth, Michael Gould, Claudia Harrison, Leo Hart, Erick Hayden, Robert Horwell, Kevin Hudson, Jane Lapotaire, Olivia Llewllyn, Ruth McCabe.

The passage of time has never seemed to erase any interest or mawkish fascination in the case of Lord Lucan and his alleged crime of murder, in fact like Jack the Ripper nearly 90 years before him or Dr. Crippen, the more years pass, the stronger the interest seems to get, human nature becomes overwhelming in the search for the truth; even when that truth will certainly never be found.