Goodbye, thank you, and good onya, John Bell! You made my day when I got to meet you and have a chat almost two years ago. I was so chuffed you were excited about the article I’d written on “Just Macbeth!”. I have loved Bell Shakespeare productions for as long as I can remember, and know your input and guidance will be sorely missed.
Bell Shakespeare’s 2015 season has been announced: As You Like It, Hamlet, The Tempest, and Romeo and Juliet (with Sydney Symphony Orchestra). Looking forward to seeing Hamlet when it makes its way to WA.
Coming soon to TV: Morgan Freeman, Kim Cattrall, Hugh Bonneville, David Harewood, Christopher Plummer, and Joseph Fiennes have signed up to study the works of Shakespeare in a new documentary series, My Shakespeare.
Introducing the cast of the second series of The Hollow Crown
Judi Dench will play Cecily, Duchess of York, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Richard III. Sophie Okonedo has been cast as Queen Margaret across all three films. Hugh Bonneville will play Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester and Sally Hawkins his wife Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester in Henry VI part 1. Keeley Hawes plays Queen Elizabeth in Henry VI part 2 and Richard III and Tom Sturridge has been cast as Henry VI in parts 1 and 2.