Feb 02

According to Variety, the upcoming Amazon anthology series “Solos” has lined up a star-studded cast. Academy Award-winning actors Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway and Helen Mirren, Emmy Award-winning actor Uzo Aduba, Nicole Beharie, Anthony Mackie, Dan Stevens, and Constance Wu will all star in the series. “Solos” is a seven-part anthology series that is described as exploring the deeper meaning of human connection, as explored through the lens of the individual. It will tell stories, each from a different perspective and moment in time, that illuminate that even during our most seemingly isolated moments, in the most disparate of circumstances, we are all connected through the human experience. The series is slated to debut in 2021. David Weil serves as executive producer and showrunner and will also make his directorial debut on the show. Weil previously created and serves as co-showrunner on the Amazon series “Hunters.” Weil is currently under an overall deal at Amazon Studios. “I am beyond thrilled to be bringing Solos to life alongside this group of artists who I so deeply admire,” Weil said. “I created this piece with a desire to capture stories about connection, hope and the search for that common hum of humanity that binds us all. I’m immensely grateful to Jennifer Salke and my incredible partners at Amazon for their unwavering support and collaboration on this special project.” Along with Weil, Sam Taylor-Johnson and Laura Lancaster also executive produce with Pixie Wespiser serving as a producer. Taylor-Johnson will be directing two episodes. Additional directors include Zach Braff and Tiffany Johnson.

Dec 19

It’s that time of the year again – only that this year has been very different from what we have known. I hope you and your loved ones have made it safe through the year and that you can enjoy the Christmas holiday and celebrate some positive things. To all the visitors, friends and contributors – have a Merry Christmas and a safe start into the new year. For the site’s last update of the year, I have compiled a batch of missing magazine scans, inlcuding some fantastic cover stories. A full list of updates is below, with many thanks to Alvaro for his contributions. See you all in 2021.

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Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Vogue (Japan, September 2020)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – The Weekender (United Kingdom, July 22, 2020)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Woman (United Kingdom, June 01, 2020)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Silver Digest (United Kingdom, December 2019)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – O Estado de Sao Paulo (Brasil, November 19, 2019)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Hello! (United Kingdom, April 20, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – The Mail on Sunday Event (United Kingdom, March 29, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – The Herald Sun Weekend (Australia, July 05, 2014)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – Metro (Canada, December 24, 2010)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – The Daily Mail Weekend (United Kingdom, September 08, 2007)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – ES Magazine (Spain, September 29, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – The Sunday Telegraph (United Kingdom, September 25, 2005)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Articles & Scans – TV Times (United Kingdom, September 24, 2005)

Dec 19

The Curt Bergfors Food Planet Prize was established to find, recognize, and support initiatives and projects that can help us shift to resilient food systems and achieve food security already within this decade. This inaugural year, we received 650+ nominations, illustrating a diverse global community devoted to re-imagining food in all its complexity. Reshaping the food system requires an abundance of ingenious ideas and a broad range of approaches and solutions, some of them disruptive enough to radically cut through value chains and confront current perceptions of what food can be – and how it can be sourced. The challenge is global, this is why the solutions must have the potential to scale, preferably globally. To make it happen requires political will, ample funding, and consumers taking responsibility. It requires insight, and it will take courage. The prizewinners – and finalists – represent some of the many areas we need to explore to save the Food Planet. Responding to the ever-louder emergency calls from both People and Planet, the Curt Bergfors Foundation is doubling its stake in the rescue mission. This year, we’re awarding four – instead of two – US $1 Million prizes. At the recommendation of the Food Planet Prize Jury, one of the Prizes will be shared as the two recipients already collaborate on a key area: alternative sourcing of food and feed.

Nov 03

Following the success of the first series of Talking Shakespeare earlier this year, the RSC have today announced the return of the popular online conversation from Monday 16 November. Hosted by RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, guests confirmed for the new series of Talking Shakespeare include Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Roger Allam, David Oyelowo and Jane Lapotaire with further dates and names to be announced. The live, online event series runs weekly on a Monday from 6-7pm from 16 November – 14 December and is open to Subscribers, Members and Patrons of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The events are free as a thank you for the ongoing support given to the Company during the pandemic, but with a suggested donation of £10. Those interested can become subscribers for as little as £20 per year. Booking opens on Wednesday 4 November at 10am and further details of how to support can be found here. All donations received will go towards the Keep Your RSC campaign to help secure the future of the RSC and its mission to transform lives through amazing experiences of Shakespeare and great theatre. You can find more information on the event and booking options on the Official London Theatre website.

Oct 29

Sarah Cooper’s new comedy special on Netflix includes a skit in which she and Helen Mirren parody Donald Trump’s infamous Access Hollywood tape. In 2016, an Access Hollywood outtake from 2005 resurfaced, in which the future president boasted about his ability to sexually harass and assault women, saying: “Grab them by the p***y.” The show’s co-host Billy Bush could be heard laughing along. In the new Netflix special, Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine, Cooper offers an “exclusive look” at Trump and Bush’s conversation. The skit sees Cooper lip-sync the role of Trump, while Bush is played by Mirren. In a review for Vanity Fair, Yohana Desta said Mirren “gamely embodies the weaselly Bush, egging Trump on”. The LA Times’s Robert Lloyd, meanwhile, called the re-enactment “somehow even more disturbing than the real thing”. Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine is out now on Netflix. (article courtesy The Independent).

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Photo Gallery – Miscellaneous – Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Miscellaneous – Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine – Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Miscellaneous – Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Miscellaneous – Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine – Posters & Key-Art