Actors

Why I’m glad to see the back of Call My Agent!

3 April 2021 9:00 am

For the past few weeks I have been binge-watching the Netflix series Call My Agent! (or Dix pour cent, as…

I hate to admit it, but Spike Lee is right about the Oscars and racism

23 January 2016 9:00 am

In 2017 it will be exactly 50 years since a dapper Sidney Poitier announced to Rod Steiger, in the excellent…

Hold on, should we actors really be speaking for trans people?

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Should actors be speaking for trans people?

Why should we listen to Benedict Cumberbatch on Syrian refugees?

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Because I just don’t know what to think about the Syrian refugee crisis — not even after Simon Schama’s powerfully…

The Heckler: the disingenuous custom of the ‘press night’ should be scrapped

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Sam Mendes once said there is no such thing as the history of British theatre, only the history of British…

The Heckler: Shakespeare's duds should be struck from the canon

16 May 2015 9:00 am

I love Shakespeare. But when he pulls on his wellies and hikes into the forest I yearn for the exit.…

The Heckler: down with the actor-commentariat!

4 April 2015 9:00 am

I’ve never been terribly keen on actors. I prefer hairdressers and accountants. And teachers and builders and lawyers. I may…

A beautiful speaking voice is a window to the soul

6 December 2014 9:00 am

A beautiful speaking voice draws attention to the words spoken

The summer of love

12 April 2014 9:00 am

I spent it skipping about in tights, imagining women wanted me