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Annie Castledine
Ann "Annie" Castledine (26 February 1939 – 4 June 2016), was a British theatre director, teacher and dramaturg. Described in The Guardian
The Guardian
as "one of the arts world's best-known secrets"[1] who "shaped some of the most influential players in British theatre" and had a "genius for doing work that is unfashionable".[2] Peter Brook
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Sheffield
Sheffield
Sheffield
(/ˈʃɛfiːəld/ ( listen)) is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. With some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely industrial roots to encompass a wider economic base. The population of the City of Sheffield
Sheffield
is 575,400 (mid-2016 est.)[2] and it is one of the eight largest regional English cities that make up the Core Cities Group.[3] Sheffield
Sheffield
is the third largest English district by population. The metropolitan population of Sheffield
Sheffield
is 1,569,000.[1] The city is in the eastern foothills of the Pennines, and the valleys of the River Don and its four tributaries, the Loxley, the Porter Brook, the Rivelin and the Sheaf
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Bryony Lavery
Bryony Lavery (born 1947) is a British dramatist, known for her successful and award-winning 1998 play Frozen. In addition to her work in theatre, she has also written for television and radio
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Theatr Clwyd
Theatr Clwyd
Clwyd
(Welsh pronunciation: [θɛːatr klʊɨd]), known from 1998 until 2015 as Clwyd
Clwyd
Theatr Cymru, is a regional arts centre located 1 mile (2 km) from Mold, Flintshire, in north-east Wales. The complex contains five auditoria:The Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
Theatre (570 seats) The Emlyn Williams
Emlyn Williams
Theatre (adaptable studio space, up to 250 seats) Studio 2 (adaptable studio space, up to 120 seats) The Clwyd
Clwyd
Room (multifunction area, up to 300 seats) Cinema (120 seats).The complex forms part of the County Civic Centre at Mold
Mold
(Yr Wyddgrug), being immediately adjacent to the Shire Hall (the administrative offices of the former administrative county of Clwyd, now the offices of the Flintshire County Council)
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Chichester Festival Theatre
Festival Theatre: 1206 Minerva Theatre: 283ConstructionOpened 1962Architect Philip Powell and Hidalgo MoyaWebsitehttp://www.cft.org.uk Chichester
Chichester
Festival Theatre, located in Chichester, Sussex, England, was designed by Philip Powell and Hidalgo Moya, and opened by its founder Leslie Evershed-Martin in 1962. The smaller and more intimate Minerva Theatre was built nearby in 1989. The inaugural Artistic Director was Sir Laurence Olivier, and it was at Chichester
Chichester
that the first National Theatre company was formed. Chichester's productions would transfer to the NT's base at the Old Vic in London. The opening productions[1] in 1962 were: The Chances by John Fletcher (first production 1638) which opened on 3 July; The Broken Heart (1633), by John Ford, opened 9 July; Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya
(1896), by Anton Chekov, opened 16 July
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Simon McBurney
Simon Montagu McBurney, OBE (born 25 August 1957)[1] is an English actor, writer and director. He is the founder and artistic director of the Théâtre de Complicité, London. He has had roles in the films The Manchurian Candidate, Friends with Money, The Golden Compass, The Duchess, Robin Hood, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Magic in the Moonlight, The Theory of Everything and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography4.1 Film 4.2 Television5 Accolades 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] McBurney was born in Cambridge, England. His father, Charles McBurney, was an American archaeologist and academic. Charles McBurney was the grandson of the American surgeon Charles McBurney (who was credited with describing the medical sign McBurney's point)
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Annabel Arden
Annabel Arden (born 11 November 1959)[1] is a British actress, theatre and opera director, and one of the co-founders of Théâtre de Complicite.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career2.1 Théâtre de Complicité 2.2 Opera 2.3 Theatre3 Personal life 4 Productions with Théâtre de Complicité 5 ReferencesEarly life and education[edit] Arden was born in London in 1959 and studied English from 1978 to 1981 at Newnham College, Cambridge. Career[edit] Théâtre de Complicité[edit] After university, she trained at Jacques Lecoq's theatre school in Paris[2] with Monika Pagneux and Philippe Gaulier. She then toured internationally with Neil Bartlett
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Josette Bushell-Mingo
Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE (born 16 February 1964) is a Swedish-based English theatre actress and director of African descent, who was born in London and has been living and working in Sweden
Sweden
for many years. She is currently the artistic director for The Swedish National Touring Theatre Tyst teater ensemble.[1]Contents1 Background 2 Honours and awards 3 Personal life 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksBackground[edit] Josette Bushell-Mingo was born in 1964 in Lewisham, south-east London, to Guyanese parents – her father was a bus driver, her mother a nurse – and grew up in Plaistow, going on to train at Barking College in Technology, Romford.[2][3] In 1999 she appeared as Solveig in the Royal Exchange, Manchester production of Peer Gynt
Peer Gynt
and she returned to Manchester in 2005 to play Cleopatra
Cleopatra
in Antony and Cleopatra
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Kathryn Hunter
Kathryn Hunter
Kathryn Hunter
is an award-winning British actress and theatre director. Hunter is believed to have been born Aikaterini Hadjipateras on 9 April 1957 in New York to Greek parents but was raised in England.[1][2] She trained at RADA
RADA
where she is now an associate, and regularly directs student productions.Contents1 Career1.1 Stage work 1.2 TV and film2 Personal life 3 References 4 External linksCareer[edit] Stage work[edit] In her stage work, Hunter is particularly associated with physical theatre, having even been described as a "virtuoso physical performer."[3][4] She has worked with renowned companies in that field including Shared Experience and Complicite.[4] She won an Olivier Award in 1991 for playing the millionairess in Friedrich Durrenmatt's The Visit.[5] Critics have noted Hunter for her unusual physical presence and her range
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Gillian Wright
Gillian Wright
Gillian Wright
(born 5 May 1960)[1] is an English actress who is best known for portraying the role of Jean Slater
Jean Slater
on the long-running BBC soap opera EastEnders
EastEnders
since 2004. She is a graduate in drama, English and dance, and was a teacher and theatre director before occupying acting roles.Contents1 Career1.1 Television 1.2 Theatre2 Filmography 3 References 4 External linksCareer[edit] Television[edit]This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (December 2013)Wright was originally signed for one episode on EastEnders
EastEnders
in December 2004, but bosses brought her back into the show a year later for four more episodes
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Beatrix Campbell
Mary Lorimer Beatrix Campbell, OBE
OBE
(née Barnes; born 3 February 1947[1]) is an English writer and activist who has written for a number of publications since the early 1970s. Her books include Wigan Pier Revisited (1984), Goliath: Britain's Dangerous Places (1993) and Diana, Princess of Wales: How Sexual Politics Shook the Monarchy (1998). She has also made films, including Listen to the Children (1990), a documentary about child abuse.Contents1 Early life 2 Personal life 3 Working and political life 4 Honours and citations 5 Selected publications 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Campbell was born in Carlisle, England
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Royal Shakespeare Company
The Royal Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Company (RSC) is a major British theatre company, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. The company employs over 1000 staff and produces around 20 productions a year. The RSC plays regularly in London, Newcastle upon Tyne and on tour across the UK and internationally. The company's home is in Stratford-upon-Avon, where it has recently redeveloped its Royal Shakespeare
Shakespeare
and Swan theatres as part of a £112.8-million "Transformation" project. The theatres re-opened in November 2010, having closed in 2007. The new buildings attracted 18,000 visitors within the first week and received a positive media response both upon opening, and following the first full Shakespeare performances
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Corin Redgrave
Corin William Redgrave (16 July 1939 – 6 April 2010) was an English actor and far-left political activist.[1][2][3]Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Politics 4 Family 5 Health problems and death 6 Select stage work 7 Filmography 8 References 9 External linksEarly life[edit] Redgrave was born on 16 July 1939 in Marylebone, London, the only son and middle child of actors Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
and Rachel Kempson
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Kika Markham
Erika S.L. "Kika" Markham (born 1940)[1] is an English actress.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 References 4 External linksEarly life[edit] Markham was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire. She is a daughter of actor David Markham and writer Olive Dehn (1914–2007). She has three sisters: Petra, Sonia, and Jehane Markham. Career[edit] Markham has had a long career in the cinema, television and theatre as an actress. Among her television appearances are roles in Edward & Mrs. Simpson, The Life and Times of David Lloyd George, A Very British Coup, Van der Valk, The Line of Beauty, Minder, Cracker, Agatha Christie's Poirot (The Double Clue), and Mr Selfridge
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Jane Birkin
Jane Mallory Birkin, OBE (born 14 December 1946) is an English-French actress, singer, songwriter, and model. She attained international fame and notoriety for her decade-long musical and romantic partnership with Serge Gainsbourg. She also had a prolific career as an actress in British and French cinema. A native of London, Birkin began her career as an actress, appearing in minor roles in Michelangelo Antonioni's Blowup
Blowup
(1966), and Kaleidoscope (1966). In 1969, she met Serge Gainsbourg
Serge Gainsbourg
while co-starring with him in Slogan, which marked the beginning of a years-long working and personal relationship. The duo released their debut album Jane Birkin/ Serge Gainsbourg
Serge Gainsbourg
(1969), and also appeared in the controversial film Je t'aime moi non plus (1976) under Gainsbourg's direction
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