Gene Wilder | One Year On

I don’t know about you but Gene Wilder was one of those men who you instantly recognised just by the sound of his voice, and it was great. He reminded you of all those films you loved and it’s still shocking now to know he’s gone. August 29 marks the one year anniversary of actor, director, producer and writer Gene Wilder’s unexpected death. To celebrate his life, Millennial London has decided to honour him by taking a look back at some of his greatest acting moments.

Gene Wilder | IMDb

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

There’s no need for an introduction here. Wilder is Willy Wonka – the king of confectionary. Even a film made before our time is still loved now and will continue to be just as much loved by future generations. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a well loved classic and adored by every child and adult alike. We sing along and know all the words and even appreciate the great taste in fashion Mr Wonka had. Mr Wonka will never be the same. Although there was an adaptation which saw Johnny Depp take on the role as the Candyman, the original classic will always be our favourite.

Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka | IMDb

Young Frankenstein (1975)

Wilder is Dr Frederick Frankenstein, the American grandson of that other Frankenstein. He tries to prove that he isn’t as insane as people make him out to be (like his infamous grandfather) and with that he is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers how to bring a dead body back to life. This spoof plays comedic homage to the original classic tale by Mary Shelley in which Wilder himself co-wrote along with Mel Brooks. Dr Frankenstein makes it obvious that he doesn’t want to be connected to his grandfather, (even with his distinguishable American accent) he tries everything he can to refuse that connection – even correcting the pronunciation of his last name so as to not be confused.

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Gene Wilder as Frederick Frankenstein | IMDb

See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) 

Wilder is Dave, a deaf man who meets a blind man called Wally (played by Richard Pryor) after accidentally witnessing the murder of a man. With the police laughing at them and with a target on their backs by the real killers, the duo try to work together to save themselves and bring the real killers to justice. Wilder and Pryor make the ultimate laugh-out-loud pair. With quotes like “Today I threatened to shoot a naked woman with my erection” from Dave and Wally’s “I hear prison isn’t so bad if you like it up the butt” – it’s hard to not laugh at those two on screen trouble makers.

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Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder as Wally and Dave | IMDb 

Alice in Wonderland – TV Movie (2000)

Wilder is the Mock Turtle in this TV-film adaption of Alice in Wonderland. Although he makes only a small appearance in the film, his acting and singing is simply beautiful that it lasts throughout its entirety. Alongside the Gryphon (voiced by Donald Sinden), together they sing Will You Won’t Join The Dance and Beautiful Soup with Alice herself (played by Tina Majorino). It’s a memorable few minutes that make you sing along – blissfully unaware of the outside world of reality.

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Gene Wilder as Mock Turtle | IMDb

Graduation: life changing or just another day?

Attending University can be one of the pinnacle moments in a person’s life. You’ve gone through three or more years of hard work, dedication, sleepless nights and a shit load of alcohol. But here you are, at the final hurdle of student life: Graduation.

Millennial London spoke to several undergraduates who’ve recently graduated about what it was really like for them. From lining up for their cap and gowns to finally walking across that dreaded platform as your name was being read out, carefully trying not to fall over and look like a total idiot. Must be easy right?

Graduation Ceremony at Royal Festival Hall | Alex Clement 

You only really graduate once in a lifetime and it plays a huge part in our lives. We always have some sort of expectation when it comes to what really goes on at a graduation. What are the steps? And how can you picture it before it’s even happened?

“I thought it would be hot, stressful, long and I wouldn’t enjoy it that much” says Jack Leslie, who graduated with a BA in Journalism. “I had been to my sister’s graduation a few days prior, so I had a vague idea of what it’d be like”.

“I assumed it would be more traditional, with inspirational speeches and the whole cliché slow-motion cap toss after which I would feel like a liberated individual” says Laura Grable, a graduate in Public Relations and Advertising. “Although not far from the mark, the actual graduation experience did differ from the more glorified, poetic version I’d had in my head”.

Jack Leslie with Journalism course leader Jim | Jack Leslie 

When it comes to the term graduation, its meaning differs amongst people. “It was the conclusion of this period of my life and my time at university. It’s basically the closing ceremony of your time there” Says Jack. “So I was just thinking of getting it over with”.

Amy Kelly, a recent graduate in Radio Production says “When I thought of graduation, the stereotypical American graduation comes to mind. The massive crowd of people, the mass of students standing around outside posing for photos, and then the throwing of the graduation cap. But when it came to reality it’s quite different”.

“Graduation was like saying, “I was here”, making a marker, moving onwards. The fact of the matter is, life doesn’t stop after graduation and become a chore, life begins. You have all this knowledge and these skills behind you (hopefully) which you can now apply to everyday life” says Laura.

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Zynab Sandhu | Zynab Sandhu

But what matters the most? After spending time thinking of what outfits to wear, how to get to the venue, what restaurants to eat in afterwards? It all boils down to experience and what would the graduates appreciate the most. After all, graduation is a right of passage for some people. So, what advice would they pass down to their fellow undergraduates who will be following in their footsteps?

Jack says to “Go in with a more upbeat attitude and make the most of seeing everyone”.

“Don’t panic” says Amy. “Don’t worry about what you or anyone else is wearing but feel comfortable in your own skin. Feel proud that you’ve finished university”.

Ioana Alazaroae, a recent graduate in Photography and Digital Imaging Technologies says “Don’t be so stressed over your guests being happy, it’s a day in which you’re celebrating something special so enjoy it”.

“Don’t get caught up in the context of the day” says Laura. “Graduation day is for you; it’s a celebration of your hard work. Breathe a sigh of relief and let yourself enjoy the moment. That moment goes by in a flash”.

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Ioana Alazaroae | Ioana Alazaroae 

Graduation takes a toll on anybody attending. The day is a whirlwind of friends, family and a lot (and we mean a lot) of clapping and concentration. But what one thing do these graduates love and appreciate the most? Jack says “Going up on the stage and hearing all my family cheering and shouting. I know it seems silly, but it was a little overwhelming after three years working so hard, to hear their cheers and support. Family is always going to be there for you”.

“When I had my cap and gown fitted beforehand, It felt like a very personal and symbolic moment, perhaps even more than the graduation itself” says Laura. “It’s not every day I have a stranger silently place a heavy cloth on my shoulders and an unusual hat on my head. It felt like I was being crowned, or getting into character before a play”.

Zynab Sandhu, another Journalism graduate says “The moment that I really loved was when we were taking pictures. It makes you feel proud that you’ve achieved something major in your life. Degrees are not easy to get. It marked the end of a chapter, moving on to the next one”.

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Laura Grable | Laura Grable 

So what can you expect from your university graduation? Happiness, feeling elevated and being proud of how far you’ve come. Or for it to all finally be over? No more exams, no more deadlines and no more 9am lectures which nobody ever turned up to.

So when it comes to that big day, don’t worry too much about the little things – what to wear, where you should eat afterwards or if your family are getting bored. None of that matters and it shouldn’t be part of the stress you’re already having to face.

Your graduation is exactly that, your graduation. Be proud that you’ve made it this far, all the hard work is out the way. You now have your whole life ahead but this is the part where you decide what to do next.

Graduation is your ticket into adulthood. A new chapter beings and the world is waiting, so what will you do?

The Circle | Review 

★★☆☆☆ The Circle, Imagine Nation Abu Dhabi & Likely Story & Playtone 

This techno-thriller fails to keep us wanting more. The combination of actors such as Emma Watson, Tom Hanks and John Boyega gives us all kinds of hope for a triumphant film, which sadly gets shattered.

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The Circle Official Poster |

Its sudden release onto Netflix this July sparked an interest as to why it barely made it into British cinemas. At first it was intriguing. Technology, mystery and Emma Watson. What was not to love? Now that Harry Potter is a thing of the past and Beauty and the Beast has had it’s 15 minutes of fame; this could be the next big thing. Your heart sank the moment you realised it was never going to be this great techno-thriller you thought it was going to be.

Mae gets a job at The Circle with thanks to her friend Annie (played by Karen Gillian). From the steps of a boring job at a water company to the doors of The Circle, Mae is ecstatic and couldn’t be happier. Mr Bailey (played by Tom Hanks) is co-founder of The Circle and soon takes a shine to Mae and invests his time and effort into pursuing a better world with her help. Things take a turn for the worse but with such minimal effort. 

In an age where technology has grasped everyone’s interest and the use of social media is forever constant, The Circle’s aim is to engage the audience and to think about the use of technology and its consequences. How much information can one store? What actually is privacy and do we really have it? So many questions yet hardly any answers are given within the film. It’s thought provoking yes, but only at rare moments.

Mae Holland (played by Emma Watson) and her totally fake American accent is humorous. You can’t help but laugh a little as soon as her mouth opens in the first few minutes. It doesn’t suit the beloved British actress. Its feeling of fakeness is a letdown but you have to give her credit for trying.

Sadly, two of its finer actors are lost to us. The death of actors Bill Paxton and Glenne Headley before and after this film was released was truly shocking. Paxton played Mae’s father, Vinnie who suffers from MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and his wife Bonnie is played by Headley. Both these actors worked beautifully together and the scenes that gave us the real emotions always had the two together, along with their daughter Mae. Each scene that saw the couple struggling to do mundane things like eat food or go to the bathroom or even have sex felt raw and pulled at the heartstrings. You forget for a moment about the film’s main plot, and you simply focus on the reality of home life for Mae. How it’s about family and how it can be about nothing else.

Its pace is slow at first and the storyline pretty much non-existent. However, It’s a thought provoking film at times, which makes you think a little too hard. In some parts throughout it can be difficult to keep up as It goes from 0 to 60 in such a short space of time. You think to yourself ‘have I missed something?’ The film simply lacks suspense and disappoints thoroughly.

Imagine Dragons @ Roundhouse | Review

★★★★★ Imagine Dragons, Roundhouse

For one night only, Imagine Dragons were back and this time they performed at London’s Roundhouse. The evening of 7 June came and things were getting intense. Time ticked on and it soon came to be 9pm, call time for the band yet there was nothing.

Finally, twenty minutes later, as the four-piece from Las Vegas were about to come on, the staging was set and things started to take its shape. A spectacular vision of pink smoke filled the stage as the music for Thunder started to play, taken from their new album Evolve which is due to be released 23 June.

Imagine Dragons | Alex Clement
Imagine Dragons | Alex Clement

The last time they toured the UK was back in 2015 with the release of their second album Smoke + Mirrors. Lead singer Dan Reynolds was his usual charismatic self, talking about how all music is simply made up of “peace and love”. He even dedicated their performance of It’s Time to the tragic horrors of the Manchester Attack.

Imagine Dragons | Alex Clement
Imagine Dragons | Alex Clement
Imagine Dragons | Alex Clement

With applauses and waves of cheering spreading throughout the venue, the band carried on through the night with tracks such as Gold, Whatever it Takes, On Top of the world, I Bet My Life, Amsterdam, Hear Me, Demons and even a cover of Creep and a snippet of Bleeding Out.

Imagine Dragons | Alex Clement

Some songs were unfortunately left out – favourites like Friction, The Fall, Roots and Thief. Each song built up the tension and excitement within the audience. They all went wild to each beat, each melody, each song.

Imagine Dragons’ next tour will be announced soon after the release of Evolve on 23 June.


Pluto | Review

★★★★☆ Moonchild Theatre Company| Baron’s Court Theatre

Moonchild Theatre Company stages an impressive first production of a new play that captures many important issues in today’s world, by personifying likeable planets, comets and moons.

Liam Joseph (Pluto) and Charlotte Price ( Professor Furtham/ Charon) |Moonchild Theatre Company

The New Horizons probe lands on Pluto in 2006 and brings bad news for the planet, who is currently having a party which no one has turned up to, except for his best friend Charon. The probe that arrives bears news from NASA telling PLUTO that he’s no longer a planet. He’s now labelled a ‘Dwarf Planet’ which throws Pluto into total chaos, “I’ve been conned into hosting my own funeral”. He’s confused about his identity and has only Charon (and a stripper she hired), to cheer him up and help him to understand.

“Pluto: The subject of much confusion,” as his friend Charon puts it, is mirroring people in our society who have things decided for them, often by men in power who cannot even begin to understand their situation.

The production touches on a fair amount of social and political issues, maybe too many to completely be sure of its message. The staging is sparse but it works, due to the dark walls of the tiny Baron’s Court Theatre, giving you a feeling of deep space.

Liam Joseph (Pluto) | Moonchild Theatre Company

Callum O’Brien takes Pluto and turns his story into a perfect metaphor for issues such as labelling others, accepting people for who they are and feeling lonely. His direction is clear, fresh and ideal for millennials who would love to see their first play but are daunted by big Shakespearian productions.

The stripper scene is hilariously awkward. The overall humour of the play manages to cover up many of the issues and problems in today’s society.  Liam Joseph’s Saturn impression is brilliant and draws the audience on his side. He brings Pluto to life and turns him into a character that you like instantly. He’s not just a planet but a man with a heart and soul.

Charon, played by Charlotte Price is extremely gripping and intriguing. You find yourself hanging to every word during her monologue about her friendship to Pluto. She simply leaves you wanting more.

Pluto might not be as smooth sailing as a West End production might be, but as a brand new play, it definitely is a strong first production for the Moonchild Theatre Company who’ve managed to capture the current issues perfectly.

Pluto runs at Baron’s Court Theatre until 23 April and will transfer to the Cockpit Theatre from 14 August until 17 August.

#iheartPLUTO @MoonchildPluto

Chinglish | Review

★★★★☆  Johanson Productions, Park Theatre

David Henry Hwang returns to the Park Theatre with his European premiere of Chinglish. It explores the contemporary issues of doing business between two different cultures, East and West.

Chinglish Production PhotosCredit: The Other Richard
Lobo Chan (Cai Guoliang), Candy Ma (Xi Yan), Windosn Liong (Bing) and Gyuri Sarossy (Daniel) | Richard Davenport for The Other Richard

Andrew Keates directs this laugh-out-loud comedy, that starts with Daniel doing a presentation on poorly translated Chinese signs. “To take notice of safe: The slippery are crafty” and “Fuck the certain price of goods” pull the audience in with laughter in the first few seconds of the play.
Daniel, an American, wants to start a business arrangement with China on the behalf of his company ‘Ohio Signage’. When he meets Peter, an English teacher, he employs him as his business consultant.

Peter has lived in China for over a decade and gives Daniel advise on how to close a deal with the Chinese. The one important thing he says, is taking the time and trouble to build a relationship and understand the customs of the Chinese people in order to be successful.

When Daniel meets Xi Yan, the Vice-Minister for Culture, secrets are uncovered and a forbidden relationship begins.

Chinglish Production PhotosCredit: The Other Richard
Duncan Harte (Peter Timms) | Richard Davenport for The Other Richard

Gyuri Sarossy and Candy Ma are an ideal leading duo who bounce off each other perfectly.

The theme of the play looks at the language barrier between different cultures, as well as how to make business deals. A plethora of funny incidents occur over the duration of the show, which makes it so relatable, we’ve probably all encountered the problem of trying to communicate with someone who doesn’t speak our language. It also goes deeper – as it seems that everyone has something to hide from each other, and it shows the nature of making business decisions.
The staging is incredibly clever, by using a closet-like backdrop with small doors that open in different sizes and ways -transforming the stage into something completely different for each scene.

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Gyuri Sarossy (Daniel) and Candy Ma (Xi Yan) |Richard Davenport for The Other Richard

Chinglish runs at the Park Theatre until 22 April.

@ChinglishUK, @ParkTheatre

An Insight into the Agent Carter fan community

It’s clear that the show Agent Carter has a unique fan base. People all over the world have become one massive community celebrating their love for Peggy (played by Hayley Atwell) and her universe. One thing that brought them together is cosplay.

Hayley Atwell as Peggy - Flickr
Hayley Atwell (Peggy) | Flickr 

In London there is a group called Stucky and Peg Legs, which is run by dance teacher Colbert and student Nicole, both 21, who through mutual love of the show, became really good friends.

They formed in October 2015 when Colbert bumped into Captain America and Bucky cosplayers, asking if they wanted to join her at a marvel meet. On the way, they also met more Peggy’s as well as a Howard Stark – this is where Colbert met Nicole. After spending three hours together, they decided they wanted to do it again.

The name of the group was created that same day through wordplay of the character’s names which starting as a joke at first, but because they loved it so much, they stuck with it. “We were like oh, we sound like a 40s jazz band” said Colbert and Nicole.

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Colbert and Nicole | Sasha Wickenden

Since that first meet up, the numbers have expanded dramatically, and they hold each cosplay meet at every MCM Expo in London. “I don’t know what I would do without these guys, it’s really weird” says Nicole. The pair formed an almost sisterly bond from mutual love of the show and all things vintage.

During Comic Con, the group always aim to meet at a certain point for what Colbert described as “in character shenanigans”. By aiming it around a big Marvel meet, they see more photographers and potentially more cosplayers.

During their meet ups, they do a variety of photoshoots in different Peggt outfits. “Most of the time we take lots of silly photos. We will think what can we do with a lot of Peggys? I know, let’s chase Captain America or let’s pick up Howard and pretend to throw him in the water. You might as well have those funnier photos”.

Group shot ; photo credit to Joseph Leeder
Stucky and Peg Legs | Joseph Leeder 

Whilst some of her outfits and accessories are recreated by different companies, a lot of what she wears is not easily found. Nicole and Colbert have obtained various items she wears relying on sources such as eBay, vintage shops and social media, where fans work together in sharing sources and patterns. When it comes to sourcing the costumes, there’s a lot of work that goes into creating the perfect Agent Carter replica.

Colbert explained that she uses a lot of 80’s clothes because they are quite similar in style, they’re affordable and can be altered for accuracy. The community work together in getting companies on board in creating things they want. Glasses company Old Focals was able to create Peggy’s red sunglasses from high demand.

Group shot; photo credit to Joseph Leeder
Colbert and Nicole | Joseph Leeder 

When talking about the show’s cancellation, both ladies expressed their sadness and how shocked and disappointed they were when they heard the announcement. It had a huge impact on their lives. Nicole says “it’s hard to put into words. I suppose i’ve always been the really shy one that didn’t have a lot of confidence and was kind of always the outsider of the friendship groups”.

Agent Carter has given her confidence to be the person that she is today. “It’s weird that a TV show has had such a positive impact on my life. I can’t just laugh it off as just a TV show, I can’t dismiss it as a silly thing because it’s really changed me”.

When someone brings up the show, Nicole gets excited about what it represents. It gives her the feeling of self worth. “That show was my self-conscious saying you need to cut the crap”.

Colbert fell in love with the character and everything the show represented straight away. “I really love old movies, but Katherine Hepburn never got to be the detective in any of those movies”. Her love for old movies started early on, “I saw Casablanca when I was seven, which is a hard thing to talk to your friends about the next day at school”.

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Colbert and Nicole | Joseph Leeder 

That passion for old movies evolved from there, accept everyone around her didn’t understand the interest. “I used to think all adults knew what black and white movies were and it wasn’t until I got to secondary school that I found out that it was just my parents”.

Being a detective film enthusiast, it had inspired her own idea for a film involving a female lead detective beating men up to swing music. “It got to that scene in season one where she is beating up the guys in the diner to Peggy Lee and I started crying because for me, this is the happiest I will ever be”.

Agent Carter has become more than a TV show, it’s become a movement. It has given fans a strong female heroine to admire with the power of showing them they can do, and be who they want. It’s one of the first shows of its kind that is female led without being overly romanced. Instead, focusing mainly on issues of the time that still occur today, which include sexism and racism.

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Mourning Peggy | Mark Saint 

It carries a lot of empowering messages for women. Nicole emphasised that when watching the show, you can’t afford to miss anything. “If you miss a line you won’t understand what’s going on. If you miss the joke or you miss the statement that they’e making or miss a line, you miss the context completely”. Colbert highlighted that it addressed feminist issues in a non-aggressive way and showed a happier representation of the time, “a lot of vintage shows are afraid to be funny”.

It created a community of strong, kind and empowering young women with passion for the show running in their veins

Cosplayers around the world

Jessica, 26 from Italy – Angie Cosplayer

“The show is proof that women face many adversities because of men, yet they accomplish great things”.

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Angie Cosplay | Jessica 

Alana, 22 from New York – Peggy and Captain America Cosplayer

“Peggy Carter appeared at a time in my life where I was really low and going through a lot of personal things”.

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Captain America Cosplay | Alana 

Elle | Review

★★★★☆ Elle, SBS Productions & Twenty Twenty Vision Film Produktion & France 2 Cinéma 

This French film is at its finest. Elle is intense with a surprising sense of humour embedded into the mix, and will leave you hanging on to the edge of your seats, right until the very end.

Isabelle Huppert (Michèle Leblanc) 

Michèle (played by Isabelle Huppert) is sexually assaulted in her own home by an unknown masked man. However, the only witness to the crime is her cat. Without giving it much thought, Michèle refuses to involve the police and begins to track her attacker down, but in her own time and in her own way. This involves the purchase of very strong pepper spray, an axe and learning to fire a gun with the help of colleague Kevin, (played by Arthur Mazet).

This is a game of cat and mouse with the roles being some what unclear, and which at any given minute, everything could spiral out of control.

If you don’t realise this film is in French, then the credits at the beginning might just give it away. Directed by the legendary Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, this film is perfect for any psychological thrill seekers out there. It’s gripping, more modern than classic and at times, will make you gasp out of shock and horror.

Isabelle Huppert (Michèle Leblanc) 

However, there are times throughout the film where you find yourself laughing, whether that be at the witty banter about sex between Michèle and her mother Irène, (played by Judith Magre) or because of the clever comebacks Michèle constantly comes up with, despite the trauma she just went through. It is surprisingly funny throughout, but that doesn’t take over the elements of shock amongst the graphic scenes of sex and violence.

Each scene is beautifully shot and with the mixture of the music and sounds, creates an element simply unexplainable. The hairs on your arms would stand and you would find yourself clenching your fist not in anger, but in fear of what came next. The suspense; torturous and the intriguing feeling in the pit of the stomach was tense and just about all you could take.

Isabelle Huppert (Michèle Leblanc) and Arthur Mazet (Kevin)

Amongst all the drama with colleagues, the secret affairs, trouble with friends and disputes with family, it’s revealed that Michèle is the daughter of serial killer Charles Leblanc, who is rotting away behind prison bars. “A monster” in the eyes of Michèle and “no more than a man” according to mother Irène. Although many years have passed, there are still whispers that linger in the dark that Michèle was somehow involved in these crimes, at a tender age of just ten.

Haunted by her father and the past she carries on her shoulders, Michèle is a fierce woman with no signs of giving up on life just yet. 39 years after her father was arrested, Michèle won’t give up any fight and refuses to be seen as anything but a strong leader.

Elle is an outrageous black comedy, volatile and deadly and its leading lady delivers a standout performance, one yet to be forgotten.

Elle is in UK cinemas March 10 and is rated 18.


Beau Brummell- An elegant madness | Review

★★★☆☆ European Arts Company, Jermyn Street Theatre

This dark comedy about the celebrity Beau Brummell is entertaining but too long.

Seán Brosnan (Beau Brummell) and Richard Latham (Beau’s valet) | Savannah Photographic

Beau Brummell; the first person who was famous for being famous. Nowadays, there are many alike him, The Kardashian clan being one of them. In the 18th century he was the modern narcissist, watching himself in the mirror all day long and letting people stare at him while he was getting dressed.

After a public incident with his friend the Prince of Wales, he’s forced to live in exile in Calais. Now poor, due to his lifelong addiction to gambling and driven into madness by Syphilis, Beau lives in a small flat in a covent with his valet. When the Prince of Wales, now King, comes to visit, Brummell hopes to be reinstated and be able to go back to his old life.

Richard Latham (Beau’s valet) and Seán Brosnan (Beau Brummell) | Savannah Photography

On the surface, this play is well done. The set design is beautiful and intriguing, the acting is superb and leaves no reason for criticism. It’s funny and the dialogue is written well and witty with a lot of opportunities to make the audience chuckle. The story and the length of the the show is what lets the production down. It’s not clear what we’re meant to take away from the story.

Seán Brosnan (Beau Brummell) and Richard Latham (Beau’s valet) | Savannah Photography

The production would’ve worked better in a shorter more compact version, as a lot of the conversations didn’t lead anywhere or uncover something essential. After a while it just felt stale.

Overall, it had its highlights through jokes and funny anecdotes, or the way that putting on his clothes was almost a sacred act.

Beau Brummell- An Elegant Madness runs at the Jermyn Street Theatre until 11 March.

@EuropeanArtsCo. #BeauBrummell @jstheatre

BAFTA’s | 2017

Courtesy of BAFTA and David Doran

Here is a run down of the winners (and losers) of last night’s BAFTA ceremony held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Outstanding British Film: I, Daniel Blake.

Nominations: American Honey, Denial, Notes on Blindness, Under the Shadow & Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

EE Rising Star: Tom Holland. 

Nominations: Lucas Hedges, Anya Taylor-Joy, Laia Costa and Ruth Negga.

Adapted Screenplay: Lion.

Nominations: Nocturnal Animals, Hidden Figures, Hacksaw Ridge and Arrival.

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis.

Nominations: Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Hayley Squires and Nicole Kidman.

Animated Film: Kubo and the Two Strings.

Nominations: Finding Dory, Moana and Zootropolis.

Special Visual Effects: The Jungle Book.

Nominations: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Arrival, Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Outstanding Debut: Babak Anvari / Emily Leo / Oliver Roskill / Lucah Toh – Under the Shadow.

Nominations: Mike Carey / Camille Gatin – The Girl With All The Gifts.

John Donnelly / Ben A. Williams – The Past.

George Amponsah / Dionne Walker – The Hard Stop.

Peter Middleton & James Spinney / Jo-Jo Ellison – Notes on Blindness.

Supporting Actor: Dev Patel. 

Nominations: Mahershala Ali, Dev Patel, Hugh Grant, Jeff Bridges and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema: Curzon.

Original Screenplay: Manchester by the Sea.

Nominations: La La Land, Moonlight, I, Daniel Blake and Hell or High Water.

Leading Actor: Casey Affleck.

Nominations: Andrew Garfield, Viggo Mortensen, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Gosling.

Director: Damien Chazelle – La La Land.

Nominations: Denis Villeneuve – Arrival.

Ken Loach – I, Daniel Blake.

Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea.

Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals.

Leading Actress: Emma Stone.

Nominations: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Natalie Portman and Emily Blunt.

Best Film: La La Land.

Nominations: I, Daniel Blake, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight and Arrival.

The Fellowship: Mel Brooks.


Makeup & Hair: Florence Foster Jenkins.

Original Music: La La Land.

Costume & Design: Jackie.

Sound: Arrival.

British Short Animation: A Love Story.

British Short Film: Home.

Editing: Hacksaw Ridge.

Production Design: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Documentary: 13th.

Film Not In The English Language: Son of Saul.

Cinematography: La La Land.