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Richard Griffiths

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  • Review: Melancholic 'Private Peaceful' orchestrated with grace

     Review: Melancholic 'Private Peaceful' orchestrated with grace
    Melancholy runs deep in "Private Peaceful," a richly appointed British period piece about fraternal loyalty adapted from the book of the same name by "War Horse" author Michael Morpurgo. Set in rural England during the turn of the 20th century, the...
  • One Direction Concert Movie to Be Released on 3,000 Screens Worldwide

    Event cinema distributor Arts Alliance has inked a pact with Simon Cowell's Syco, Modest! and Sony Music Entertainment to release pop band One Direction's latest concert movie in theaters worldwide. Arts Alliance plans a release of more than 10,000...
  • Dave Legeno, 'Harry Potter' films' Fenrir Greyback, found dead at 50

    Dave Legeno, the actor who played werewolf Fenrir Greyback in three "Harry Potter" films, was found dead Sunday in Death Valley. The 50-year-old was found by a couple of hikers early in the morning near a remote wash, L.A. Now reported. A California...
  • Richard Griffiths' World War I Drama 'Private Peaceful' Gets U.S. Distribution

    BBC Worldwide North America has acquired all rights in the U.S. and Canada to "Private Peaceful," featuring the final performance by the late Richard Griffiths. The World War I drama, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, is directed by Pat O'Connor ("...
  • Judd Hirsch and Danny DeVito will reunite for 'Sunshine Boys'

    Judd Hirsch and Danny DeVito will reunite for 'Sunshine Boys'
    Judd Hirsch will fill the shoes of the late Richard Griffiths in the revival of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" coming to the Ahmanson Theatre in September.   Griffiths had been scheduled to costar alongside Danny DeVito at the Ahmanson, but the...
  • David Krumholtz pulls out of 'Sunshine Boys' at Ahmanson Theatre

    David Krumholtz pulls out of 'Sunshine Boys' at Ahmanson Theatre
    Actor David Krumholtz has left the upcoming revival of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" at the Ahmanson Theatre. The production, starring Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch, is scheduled to begin preview performances Sept. 24. A spokesman for Center Theatre...
  • Fall theater season listens to new voices and old

    Theater festivals have the potential to galvanize an audience, but in a sprawling city already awash in performance, the importance of sharp curating can't be overemphasized. Radar L.A., an adventurous amalgam of international theater, made a winning...
  • Sunshine Boys Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch crack wise

    Sunshine Boys Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch crack wise
    Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch blow into a downtown steakhouse like a comedy hurricane. They've arrived straight from rehearsal for their upcoming show, "The Sunshine Boys," at the Ahmanson Theatre, and the tone of their entrance shtick owes something...
  • Review: 'The Hollow Crown' on PBS a princely Shakespearean treasure

     Review: 'The Hollow Crown' on PBS a princely Shakespearean treasure
    "The Hollow Crown," which begins Friday on PBS under the venerable standard of its "Great Performances," comprises four Shakespeare plays, often called the Henriad as there is a King Henry (Henry IV, then Henry V) in each of them. It's too much to say...
  • Review: Time has overtaken 'The Sunshine Boys'

     Review: Time has overtaken 'The Sunshine Boys'
    The knock against Neil Simon in the early days was that he cared more about his punch lines than his characters. "The Sunshine Boys," his 1972 play about the rocky reunion of a pair of elderly vaudeville comics, attempts to turn this playwriting vice into...
  • Finally a sweet transfer of 'Life is Sweet'

    Finally a sweet transfer of 'Life is Sweet'
    Despite the relative success of such later features as "Secrets and Lies" and "Topsy Turvy," Mike Leigh's 1990 "Life Is Sweet" — the film that first got him noticed internationally — has apparently never been released on disc in the U.S. until...