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A leading figure in Irish theatre, Niall Tóibín was familiar to British audiences for spells with the National Theatre and television appearances that included...

As a child, Nell Gifford dreamed of running away to join a circus. She went one better than that, co-founding her own eponymous touring...

Born in Australia and raised in America, Tom Hodgkins came to the UK in his late teens and took a master’s in robotic engineering...

Stage-struck from his debut in pantomime at the age of four, Ian Cullen found early tele­vision fame as a dashing David Balfour in Robert...

For all his many achievements in the world of theatre and opera, there was often a feeling Jonathan Miller wasn’t quite sure if “footling...

Chris Ellis was a prolific lighting designer from the 1970s through to the middle of this decade who for many years also held positions...

Playwright, poet and novelist Tom MacIntyre was one of the most provocative figures in recent Irish theatre, his avantgarde-accented work challenging theatremakers and audiences...

Jean Heywood was in her 40s before she began what was to be a long and successful acting career. Television viewers will remember her...

Alistair Grant – ‘Ali Barrel’ to all who knew him, a nickname he enjoyed enough to take as his online address – was a...

William ‘Bill’ Talbot played a key behind-the-scenes role in the emergence of the Welsh television and film production industry in the 1980s with his...

Dancer and inspiring dance teacher Shirley Rees-Edwards’ passion for the art form was evident from early childhood when she attended the Ajello Dance School...

Hazel Vincent Wallace, founder and director of the Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead, died on November 3, just one month short of her 100th birthday. Celebrating its...
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