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Derek Jacobi

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  • The Production: How 'The King's Speech' found its voice

    The Production: How 'The King's Speech' found its voice
    It's a peculiar person — if not an unabashed sadist — who takes pleasure in someone's stuttering, particularly at a public event. Yet when filmmaker Tom Hooper heard that Colin Firth couldn't stop stammering while accepting an acting honor for...
  • Movie review: 'The King's Speech'

    Movie review: 'The King's Speech'
    It takes two, it always takes two. Though romantic couples get the attention, some of the most memorable movie pairings, from Marlon Brando and Rod Steiger in "On the Waterfront" to Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon as "Thelma & Louise," feature same gender...
  • 2011 Summer movies list

    2011 Summer movies list
    May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
  • 'The King's Speech' might get a post-Oscars nominations re-edit

    The challenge now is making "The King's Speech" into the lingua franca. With a dozen Oscar nominations under its belt, the movie's executive producer and distributor Harvey Weinstein is ready to unleash a new marketing strategy that aims to rope in...
  • To sleep, perchance to stream: David Tennant's 'Hamlet' is online for free

     
    David Tennant's "Hamlet" -- William Shakespeare's "Hamlet," that is, with David Tennant in it -- a film version of the 2008 Royal Shakespeare Company production, starring the man heretofore best known as the Tenth Doctor, aired on PBS Wednesday night,.......
  • Charles Dickens speaks to 21st century's hard times

    To the jaded Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye," he was the guy responsible for "all that David Copperfield kind of crap." In "The Wire," he's the obsession of a philistine, prize-obsessed editor who can't stop drawing glib parallels between...
  • Peter Dennis dies at 75; actor made a career of one-man 'Pooh' readings

    Peter Dennis dies at 75; actor made a career of one-man 'Pooh' readings
    Peter Dennis, a British actor who toured for decades in his one-man show of readings from “Winnie-the-Pooh” and other A.A. Milne classics, died April 18 of cancer at his Shadow Hills home, said his wife, Diane. He was 75. Dennis was 36 before...
  • Tours and cruises in Australia, Britain and Australia

    Tours and cruises in Australia, Britain and Australia
    ARGENTINA With the tango, a dramatic turnDance the night away at the Hilton Buenos Aires with its Totally Tango package designed for travelers who want to immerse them- selves in this dance of passion. Info: Hilton Buenos Aires; 011-54-11-4891-0101,...
  • 10 books and movies to prep for a trip to Rome

    If you're planning to visit Rome before you die, it pays to prepare for the experience. Here are 10 books and movies to help you understand what you see in the Roman Forum, at the Vatican and on the Piazza Navona. 1. "The Agony and the Ecstasy" (1961, by...
  • Mark Rylance breathes life into 'Boeing-Boeing'

    Mark Rylance breathes life into 'Boeing-Boeing'
    IN THE "Say what?" department, this statement ranks up there: "If Camoletti had written a tragedy of this quality, he'd be up there with Pinter." Few people could get away with comparing Marc Camoletti, the French playwright of the creaky '60s sex...
  • Haunting first season show leaves a lasting impact

    Haunting first season show leaves a lasting impact
    I remember the moment when I realized film could make horror beautiful and thus even more horrifying ("Apocalypse Now") or a stage actor could be so mesmerizing you forget he's on a stage ( Derek Jacobi in "Breaking the Code"). But not like I remember the...