Tag Archives: Vanessa Redgrave

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julia Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Graham, Leanne Best, James Bloor, Frances Barber, Kenneth Cranham, Isabelle Laughland, Peter Turner, Tom Brittney, Edward Bourne, Susanne Bertish, Joey Batey, Tim Ahern, Luana Di Pasquale.

Imagine, if you can, what it would be to be in a relationship with someone who was once considered Hollywood royalty, who held audiences captive with their ability on screen and who made crowds love them. It is surely impossible to believe such a thing could happen, even if you do read about in the gossip columns and the world of social media, it is almost too good to ever believe it would happen to you.

Foxcatcher, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave, Anthony Michael Hall, Guy Boyd, Brett Rice, Francis J. Murphy III, Jane Mowder, David Bennett, Lee Perkins, Daniel Hilt.

 

Making a film out of sport can be as hit or miss as putting a blindfolded 15 year old goalkeeper up against Lional Messi in the World Cup Final in a best of five penalties on the basis that he once saved a penalty in a school yard against the doddery old headmaster. Sometimes promise never, ever matches reality.

The Thirteenth Tale, Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Olivia Coleman, Vanessa Redgrave, Emily Beecham, Antonia Clarke, Alexandra Roach, Steven Mackintosh, Tom Goodman-Hill, Jacqueline Davis, Lizzie Hopley, Michael Jibson, Adam Long, Madeleine Power, Robert Pugh, Sophie Turner, Gordon Winter.

There are ghost stories and then there are those that play that little bit extra on the mind. They seep through the sub-conscious and get into your dreams during the night and play havoc with your waking hours. Even when the ghost is revealed, it still gets in to your head.

Much Ado About Nothing, Theatre Review. The Old Vic, London.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael Elwyn, Leroy Osei-Bonsu, Beth Cooke, James Garnon, Danny Lee Wynter, Lloyd Everitt, Alan David, Trevor Laird, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Melody Grove, Penelope Beaumont, Peter Wright, Tim Barlow, Katherine Carlton.

 

There really is nothing quite like watching two of the most celebrated actors of their generation giving an audience an evening inside a theatre in which will be remembered for so long and for all the right reasons. When those two actors are the exquisite and commanding Vanessa Redgrave and one of the all-time greatest American actors in James Earl Jones and they are surrounded by a cast that just revelled in the performance, then The Old Vic was on to an absolute winner with their new stage production of Much Ado About Nothing.