londontheatre.co.uk – Jonathan Bailey and Taron Egerton will star in a West End revival of Mike Bartlett’s Cock next year. Cock is at the Ambassadors Theatre from 5 March – 4 June 2022, and Cock tickets will be on sale exclusively on LondonTheatre.co.uk next week.
Cock follows a gay couple whose relationship is called into question when John takes a break from his boyfriend. While on a break, John meets the girl of his dreams, and must decide what path to take sexually.
The Olivier Award-winning actor Jonathan Bailey will star in Cock. Previously, he’s played Jamie in Company at the Gielgud Theatre and Tim Price in American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre. Bailey is currently starring as Anthony Bridgerton in the hit Netflix series Bridgerton, and is also in W1A and Crashing.
The Golden-Globe winning actor Taron Egerton joins the cast of Cock, making a return to the stage after an eight year hiatus. The Rocketman star portrayed Elton John in the hit biopic, but has also been in The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre and No Quarter at the Royal Court.
Jade Anouka joins the Cock cast as W, who has starred in The Phlebotomist and Doctor Faustus. Phil Daniels completes the company, last in This House at the Garrick Theatre.
Marianne Elliott will direct Cock. The creative team includes set designer Merle Hansel, lighting designer Paule Constable, sound designer, Ian Dickson, composer Femi Temowo, movement director Annie-Lunette Deakin-Foster, associate director Chloe Christian, and voice work by Hazel Holder.
Elliott said about Cock: “I feel so excited to be working on this beautifully crafted and hilarious play by Mike Bartlett. It keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. A truly theatrical piece in that it asks the audience to enter the imagination of the storytelling – as only live theatre can do. It’s also all about the acting so to have such a talented, highly experienced, stellar cast is an absolute dream!”
Written by Tiffany on September 24 2021
Written by Tiffany on September 08 2021
liveforfilm.com – Mr. Kite has released a new trailer for the VR film Glimpse starring Taron Egerton and Lucy Boynton which is currently screening at the Venice Film Festival and available at select satellite venues around the world. The trailer includes new footage and the first extracts from Julianna Barwick’s original score.
The animated short, directed by the Irish filmmaking duo of Academy Award winner Benjamin Cleary (Stutterer, the upcoming Swan Song) and VR creator Michael O’Connor, stars Taron Egerton (Rocketman, Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Lucy Boynton (Sing Street, Bohemian Rhapsody) with an original score by Julianna Barwick (Healing is a Miracle, Will).
GLIMPSE is written and directed by filmmaking duo Benjamin Cleary and Michael O’Connor. In 2015, Cleary wrote, directed and edited his first short film Stutterer, which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short. His upcoming release, feature film Swan Song, stars Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris and Glenn Close. O’Connor is an XR writer, director and producer who has worked on flagship video games such as Donkey Kong Country and Super Smash Brothers. GLIMPSE is his directorial debut.
GLIMPSE is a co-production of Mr. Kite and Albyon, the studio branch of the Atlas V group. It is Albyon’s first co-production. Lee Harris produced GLIMPSE for Electric Skies.
GLIMPSE was made with in association with Fis Éireann/Screen Ireland and with the support of the British Film Institute (BFI) (awarding National Lottery funding), Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée, Viveport, Epic Megagrants and Unreal Dev Grant, BCP, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpe, StoryFutures Academy, The National Film and Television School, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom Research & Innovation (UKRI) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and DN Pictures.
Written by Tiffany on July 07 2021
Hollywoodreporter.com – The film is based on Denis Johnson’s 1980s novel of the same name, with the star replacing Robert Pattinson opposite Margaret Qualley. Taron Egerton has boarded Claire Denis’ romantic drama thriller Stars at Noon, based on the 1980s Denis Johnson novel of the same name. He replaces Robert Pattinson, who dropped out of the project due to conflicting shooting commitments.
The film is set in Nicaragua amid a period of violence and political turmoil. Egerton will play an employee of a shady British oil company who becomes entangled with a struggling female reporter, played by Margaret Qualley, whom he meets in the bar of a faded luxury hotel.
Egerton made a big splash on the Croisette in 2019 with his performance as Elton John in Rocketman, latter winning a Golden Globe for the role. He will next be seen in the Apple series In With The Devil and Jon S. Baird’s big-screen treatment of Tetris.
The actor is stepping in for Pattinson, who previously collaborated with Denis on High Life, but had to drop out due to a shooting conflict.
Stars at Noon is produced by France’s Curiosa Films, in co-production with Brazil’s RT Features. A24 has the U.S. rights to the project, and Canal+ and Arte have French TV rights.
Written by Tiffany on March 22 2021
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