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James Bond is the archetypal British spy, the one name that description brings to mind. So when you hear that a show titled London Spy is coming to BBC America, you might assume that its straightforward title is a nod to Bond’s legacy of camp; you might not expect an affecting, upsetting, nuanced series whose key act of espionage is less about getting to the bottom of an international affair than it is about getting to the bottom of a very personal one.
The much-awaited (both by those excited to see Eddie Redmayne’s transformative performance, and by those eager to underscore how Redmayne’s transformative performance — while indeed transformative — could have been played by a trans actor) trailer for Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl is finally here.
Scott Rudin Is Producing ‘The Crucible’ on Broadway, Starring Saoirse Ronan and Scored by Philip Glass
Arthur Miller’s classic Salem Witch Trial-set, McCarthyism-allegorizing The Crucible is returning to Broadway, thanks to EGOT-winning producer Scott Rudin and the renowned and innovative theatre director, Ivo Van Hove (seemingly immediately following his direction of David Bowie’s The Man Who Fell to Earth adaptation).
Since the news broke that the team behind the Ian Curtis/Joy Division film Control may be working on another music biopic of the formidable Steven Patrick Morrissey, our absolute favorite sex idiot of music, the man behind The Smiths and immortal lyricist responsible for sulks like, “I am human and I need to be loved/ Just like anyone else does,” we haven’t been able to stop arguing about which actors out there would be fit to stuff some flowers into their back pocket while dancing.