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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Carlos Acosta on moving from ballet to books: 'The world of writing is still new' by Emine Saner

Carlos Acosta rose from humble beginnings in Cuba to become one of the greatest ballet dancers of his generation, and now he's written his first novelIt wasn't until he was well into hi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:00AM
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Johnny Vegas: 'I had no fear of death' by Emine Saner

Channelling an 18-stone drunken loudmouth made him a national icon – but endangered his health, his reputation and his family. Michael Pennington tells Emine Saner how he escaped John…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:00PM
Friday, November 9, 2012

David Morrissey: 'Acting gave me a life' by Emine Saner

Theatre was David Morrissey's first love, making him a star at home, and now in the US, via a major role in hit zombie drama The Walking Dead. But is acting becoming a closed profession?When…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:00PM
Friday, October 5, 2012

Tamara Rojo: 'It's better to jump off while you're at the peak' by Emine Saner

Tamara Rojo spent 12 years as the Royal Ballet's prima ballerina. She explains why she walked away, at her peak, to take a new job as artistic director of the English National BalletIt shoul…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:15PM
Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sandi Toksvig: 'I don't understand boredom' by Emine Saner

Comedian, playwright, novelist, TV personality: Sandi Toksvig is a one-woman cottage industry. She talks about coming out, panel shows and why she's turned her back on the Lib-DemsA few year…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:00PM
Friday, March 2, 2012

Saturday interview: comedian Susan Calman by Emine Saner

Susan Calman has not had it easy. Growing up gay in Glasgow was like being 'a vegan abattoir worker'. At 30 she gave up the law to become a comedian, and it's starting to pay offThe lucky th…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:04PM
Friday, December 30, 2011

The Saturday interview: Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler by Emine Saner

The Vagina Monologues shot writer Eve Ensler to stardom. Now she is a global campaigner who plans to call a billion women out on strike against rapeWho could have predicted what an effe…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:04PM
Friday, September 23, 2011

Wicked's appeal proves evergreen by Emine Saner

Producer attributes Wizard of Oz sequel's five-year run to 'untold story' angle – and social networking sites"I'd rather see The Wizard of Oz 20 times than this ersatz show once," said the…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:34PM
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ian McKellen: 'My ambition is to get better as an actor' by Emine Saner

After 50 years playing everything from Gandalf to gangsters, the beloved 'national institution' explains why acting keeps him saneNext week, it will be 50 years since Sir Ian McKellen first…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:59PM
Thursday, June 23, 2011

Stewart Lee: 'Things going badly is a big part of what I do' by Emine Saner

He divides audiences like no other comedian, his fans hanging on every word of his rambling monologues, his critics raging at the lack of laughs. Stewart Lee explains his pleasure at being h…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:00PM
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The artists' artist: standups by Emine Saner

In the second of a new series of weekly columns, leading comedians choose their favourite performer of all time. Coming up: playwrights and lead vocalists. Reginald D HunterThe standup who h…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:30PM
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tamsin Greig: 'I always think I'll never work again' by Emine Saner

A second Olivier awards nomination, a starring role in Episodes and now Friday Night Dinner. Tamsin Greig has never been busierIt has become a truth, to the point of cliche, that once most f…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:00PM
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Anna Maxwell Martin: 'I don't like playing saps' by Emine Saner

Anna Maxwell Martin is about to become the face of Sunday night TV. She tells Emine Saner what makes a meaty roleAs a drama student, Anna Maxwell Martin used to go for walks along the Thames…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:00PM
Saturday, January 22, 2011

A laughing matter: Comedians Steve Punt and Shappi Khorsandi debate whether comedy is too cruel by Emine Saner

Was Ricky Gervais's Golden Globes turn funny, or just mean? Is comedy getting too cruel? Comedians Steve Punt and Shappi Khorsandi debate what is a joke too farDepending on your sensitivity …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:31AM
Monday, October 25, 2010

A new film presents a revealing portrait of the comedian Joan Rivers by Emine Saner

Hard work and insecurity drive outspoken comic with a career that spans five decadesYou would think that there is nothing that Joan Rivers can do to shock any more. She started her career ma…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:00AM

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