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We welcome families and offer lots of fun things to do for all ages of children and their parents including a full programme of events this Summer Holiday. He was thoroughly engaged in the episode, finding its message very important due to his own work with Amnesty International:. In other words, sometimes actors and actresses may take on a big movie role for a big paycheck, but also because, frankly, the stories being told there speak to the human condition in similar ways to that of Shakespeare or any other legendary writer although, of course, not in the same way.
LD, I definitely had Guinness in mind when I was thinking about the few precedents out there of this type of casting, and LOTR is another important series to consider here— although, other than Ian McKellen, were there other classically trained British actors involved? I really like what you have to say about the importance of a certain elite level of craft that comes from or is believed to come from a Shakespearean training.
Your question about elites and games of distinction is really the central, necessary question, and lands us in a remarkable place: Was Bourdieu wrong, or is he just obsolete?
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I looked up some of the other directors involved in recent superhero films and no one else seems to have a background in directing Shakespeare although the Wikipedia bio of Matthew Vaughn, director of X-Men: A few more genre credits for John Hurt: Speaking of the last, it was Sir Alec Guinness who in the miniseries so memorably played the role of George Smiley, interpreted in the movie by Gary Oldman another Harry Potter veteran.
I mean, Laurence Olivier Olivier! Not a super hero movie, but not Shakespeare, either. Producers have always been grabbing prestige names to lend their productions prestige. As Ray noted in his initial comment, Hollywood has been borrowing fron the theater for as long as there as been a Hollywood. Film as a genre was lowbrow, so if you went from the stage highbrow, natch to the silver screen you were betraying your art. They will be disabused of the notion.
Oh, and speaking of Robert Vaughn, I was quite surprised to learn a few years ago that he wrote a book on the Hollywood Blacklist. It was based on the doctoral dissertation he wrote at USC.
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David Tennant and Judi Dench are the best recent examples of this — both worked for the RSC for a large proportion of their career before finding fame on the large or small screen. You asked if many of the LotR actors had been classically trained.
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I suggest you look up the biographies of actors such as Ian Holm to answer that — he, for example, is a stalwart of British theatre and has appeared alongside Judi Dench on several occasions on stage as well as screen. Andy Seal June 6, Queensland College of Art Library. Open to the public ; PR Open to the public Y The University of Melbourne Library.
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