Tag: Actors and Actresses

David Corenswet, a Breakout Star in ‘The Politician,’ Takes Flight

LOS ANGELES — If you haven’t given much thought to the correlation between flying planes and milking cows, the actor David Corenswet may be your man. Mr. Corenswet, 26, came to attention last year in “The Politician,” Ryan Murphy’s addictive twist on high school feudalism for Netflix. With his arctic blue eyes and dimples deep […]

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No Lack of Chemistry, Onstage or Off

Kate Hamill, a New York-based playwright and actress, recalled the drama that unfolded as she was introduced to Jason O’Connell in July 2011 at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Garrison, N.Y. It was shortly before Mr. O’Connell went onstage to perform in “Around the World in 80 Days.” “I was dating someone else at […]

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Six Angels Singing the ‘Blues’

Pearl Cleage’s drama “Blues for an Alabama Sky” drops the audience into the world of Harlem Renaissance artists after the Champagne has stopped flowing. They include the tantalizing lounge singer Angel Allen and her roommate, Guy, a confident gay costume designer. Leland, an Alabama transplant, comes to be part of their dysfunctional family of artists, […]

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Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Groping Trial Can Include Testimony From 2 More Women

A judge on Wednesday ruled that two additional women who have accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of unwanted sexual touching will be allowed to testify in his groping trial, giving prosecutors the chance to argue that the actor has exhibited similar behavior for years. The Manhattan district attorney’s office asked permission to admit as witnesses 19 […]

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Terry Jones, a Python and a Scholar, Is Dead at 77

Terry Jones, who earned a spot in comedic lore as a member of the British troupe Monty Python and also had success as a director, screenwriter and author, died Tuesday. He was 77. His death was confirmed by his ex-wife, Alison Telfer. Mr. Jones announced in 2016 that he had primary progressive aphasia, a neurological […]

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‘Before Sunrise’: The Making of an Indie Classic

No one knew how “Before Sunrise” would end. In addition to leaving the audience on a cliffhanger — would the visiting American Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and the French student Céline (Julie Delpy) meet again after one night of passionate conversation on the streets of Vienna? — the filmmakers themselves were at a loss until the […]

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Aidy Bryant’s Week: Music and More Music, With a Side of Garbage

Aidy Bryant has two full-time jobs: She’s an Emmy-nominated cast member of “Saturday Night Live” on NBC and a star, a creator and an executive producer of “Shrill” on Hulu. But eliciting laughs live from New York eight months of the year, then bopping to Portland to shoot the bittersweet “Shrill” in the off-season, makes […]

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Gillian Anderson Listens to Fleetwood Mac and Loves Toni Morrison

When she was cast as a sex therapist raising a teenage son in the Netflix comedy “Sex Education” (which debuts its second season on Friday), Gillian Anderson didn’t need to do much research. “I’m a mom of three kids, I’ve been in therapy since I was 14 and I have sex,” said Anderson. “I spent […]

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In Hamlet and in Life, Ruth Negga Does Not Hold Back

LOS ANGELES — What stage actor wouldn’t jump at the chance to play Hamlet? Ruth Negga, for one. When she was offered the role at Dublin’s Gate Theater in 2018, her first impulse was to say thanks, but no. Too tough, too daunting, “too much,” she said. In 2010, Negga had tackled Ophelia at the […]

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