Diana and Anthony

Diana Rigg and Anthony Hopkins, 1972

Dame Diana Rigg and Sir Anthony Hopkins taking a stroll in London whilst appearing at the National Theatre In Macbeth in 1972.

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Sir Anthony Hopkins & Johnny Flynn Play The Same Role In New Drama ‘One Life’

Anthony Hopkins and Johnny FlynnThe TV feature tells the story of humanitarian Nicholas George Winton.

The story of humanitarian Nicholas George Winton, who helped save hundreds of children from the Nazis before World War Two, is the subject of a brand new TV drama. One Life stars Sir Anthony Hopkins and Johnny Flynn as the real-life hero, both of whom will portray the role of Winton throughout different stages of his life. If you’re hoping to find out more about this poignant new series, here’s everything you need to know. Continue reading

How ‘The Remains of the Day’ Helped Me Understand Brexit and Trump

Hidden within Nobel winner Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel is a powerful critique of neoliberalism

At the end of Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the DayStevens, the former butler whose reminiscences constitute the entire plot of the novel, wonders what kind of dignity is to be salvaged from his life.

Stevens is an indelible narrator because he is in the business of convincing himself, over and over again, that his life has significance, that he is a consummate professional, a loyal butler, one of great standing. Underneath the voice lies the tremulous undercurrent of his shattered self: feelings of shame, heartbreak, worthlessness. Continue reading

Anthony Hopkins in “Elephant Man”

Welsh-born actor Anthony Hopkins has long been one of Johnny Foreigner’s favorite artists. Hopkins’ brilliant performances include his roles as Hannibal Lector in Silence of the Lambs, Mr. Steven in The Remains of the Day, Corky (and “Fats”) in Magic, and Dr. Treves in Elephant Man.

This scene, when Treves first meets John Merrick, is an example of profoundly great acting without speaking a sing word.