Shaw, the acclaimed playwright and winner of the 1925 Nobel Prize in Literature, was one of the early members of RADA’s council, joining in 1911, just seven years after the school opened. After Shaw’s death, one third of his royalties have been given to RADA.
AMAZON GIVES LEE CHILD’S HERO A PROPER METAMORPHOSIS AT LONG LAST! OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED ON 4 SEPTEMBER. WELCOME ALAN RITCHSON.
At 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds, 37 years old Ritchson is the new Reacher – much closer to Lee Child’s description of the physically imposing character (who is described as standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 250 pounds) – Tom Cruise is 5’6” and 170 lbs – that must be one of the worst bit of casting I can remember.
Child said of the recasting:
“I really enjoyed working with Cruise. He’s a really, really nice guy. We had a lot of fun. But ultimately the readers are right. The size of Reacher is really, really important and it’s a big component of who he is…So what I’ve decided to do is – there won’t be any more movies with Tom Cruise. Instead we’re going to take it to Netflix or something like that. Long-form streaming television, with a completely new actor. We’re rebooting and starting over …” Lee Child in November 2018.
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BBC Radio 5 Live@bbc5live·7 Sep”A cold shower a day keeps the doctor away.”
Wim Hof aka ‘The Iceman’ [@Iceman_Hof] explains to @tonylivesey why his freezing shower technique is worth trying.
Listen via @BBCSounds
“EXERCISED A QUITE CLINICAL MANIPULATION OF POWER WORLDWIDE WHILE MASQUERADING AS A FORCE FOR UNIVERSAL GOOD.
Harold Pinter – Nobel Lecture https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/2005/pinter/25621-harold-pinter-nobel-lecture-2005/
I LITERALLY GREW-UP WITH HER AND THE AVENGERS 1961 – 1969. While staying at Nain & Taid’s, I used to watch Emma and Jonathan Steed, with them, as a treat, on their black and white TV, of course.
She enjoyed a long and distinguished acting career on stage, in film and on television. The range of her roles was enormous, from serious drama to high camp – becoming a Dame was well deserved. And, of course, she was the only Bond girl to get 007 to the altar.a
As for the tune? Encapsulates a big part of my teenhood! The Avengers TV Intro – Season 5 – 1966 https://youtu.be/10QW3Az1FTw via @YouTube