April 5, 2013 |
Hollywood power couple Daniel Craig (a.k.a. James Bond) and Rachel Weisz (most recently in "Oz: The Great and Powerful") are to head to Broadway in the fall, costarring as husband and wife in Harold Pinter's "Betrayal. " Tony Award winner Mike Nichols is to direct the revival and Scott Rudin will produce, Rudin's office announced Friday. The production marks Craig's return to Broadway after the hugely successful "A Steady Rain," which costarred Hugh Jackman, in 2009. The Pinter play will be Weisz's Broadway debut, though she's no stranger to theater.
October 27, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Wielding silence as deftly as he harnessed speech, British playwright Harold Pinter wrote plays that have the precision of musical scores. Much of the joy in encountering these extravagantly minimalist works in performance is noticing where the stresses have been placed and interpretive liberties taken. "Betrayal," first produced in London in 1978, is the Pinter play that has lately been drawing the starriest interpreters. In Ian Rickson's 2011 West End revival, Kristin Scott Thomas was like an icy cinder, coolly burning her way to the heart of this drama that lays bare the gamesmanship of marital infidelity.
November 8, 2012 |
Timothy Dalton, who starred as James Bond in two of the franchise's films, has seen 007 from numerous angles over the decades. But the 66-year-old believes current super-spy Daniel Craig may have his predecessors beat. "There's a case to be made that Daniel Craig is the best Bond ever, or at least in a very long time," Dalton said in a phone interview from London. "With Roger Moore it was a pastiche that almost became a parody at the end. And with Pierce [Brosnan], I think he wanted to go darker and deeper but that wasn't what those movies were.” (Dalton left himself and the pre-Moore Bonds of the 1960s and early 1970s, including Sean Connery, out of the equation.)
October 18, 2012 |
Hopes for “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” a potential follow-up to David Fincher's English-language “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” slowed considerably after the first movie performed only decently at the box office. But star Daniel Craig says he hasn't given up on the possibility of a new installment - and in fact hopes to persuade the director to return. “Of course I'll embrace [the movie], especially if Fincher does it,” Craig told The Times, adding, “I'm definitely going to work on him.” Fincher, who has a range of projects in development, has been publicly noncommittal about returning to the franchise, which follows a Swedish-language art-house hit. The director has never made a sequel in his long career.
October 24, 2004 |
Possessing piercing blue eyes and an intense demeanor, British actor Daniel Craig, 35, has rarely cracked a smile on screen. And no wonder, with the roles he's chosen to play: Paul Newman's jealous, soulless son in "The Road to Perdition," a Nazi scientist in "Copenhagen" and Sylvia Plath's domineering husband, poet Ted Hughes, in "Sylvia." And the trend continues with his latest film, "Enduring Love," which opens Friday.
October 14, 2005 |
STEELY blue eyes, check; cruel mouth, check; cold and ruthless manner, check, check; eerie resemblance to songwriter Hoagy Carmichael -- actually, now that you mention it, yeah. The announcement expected today that British actor Daniel Craig will play James Bond in "Casino Royale" would end months of gossip and speculation that had everyone from Clive Owen to Colin Farrell stepping into the impeccably polished shoes left by Pierce Brosnan.