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September 9, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Romola Garai, who starred in the period newsroom thriller "The Hour" - a hit British import that on BBC America was also one of the highlight's of last year's American television - is the star as well of the four-hour BBC miniseries "The Crimson Petal and the White. " Playing here Monday and Tuesday on Encore, it is not "The Hour," but it is full of Romola Garai, an actress in whom strength and sensuality are inextricably mixed. Garai plays Sugar, a brainy prostitute and local legend in Victorian London, working in the house of the pinched Mrs. Castaway (Gillian Anderson, who has let herself be made to look something like a well-dressed pterodactyl)
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September 9, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Romola Garai, who starred in the period newsroom thriller "The Hour" - a hit British import that on BBC America was also one of the highlight's of last year's American television - is the star as well of the four-hour BBC miniseries "The Crimson Petal and the White. " Playing here Monday and Tuesday on Encore, it is not "The Hour," but it is full of Romola Garai, an actress in whom strength and sensuality are inextricably mixed. Garai plays Sugar, a brainy prostitute and local legend in Victorian London, working in the house of the pinched Mrs. Castaway (Gillian Anderson, who has let herself be made to look something like a well-dressed pterodactyl)
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August 25, 2012 | By Irene Lacher
British actress Romola Garai, who grabbed the attention of American audiences with star turns in 2007's "Atonement" and the 2009 Austen miniseries "Emma," returns on Sept. 10 in Encore's presentation of "The Crimson Petal and the White," adapted from Michel Faber's 2002 novel of Victorian London. The Golden Globe nominee costars with Chris O'Dowd and Gillian Anderson as a prostitute who attempts to raise her station in life through a relationship with a wealthy man. When you starred in "I Capture the Castle," you worried that you wouldn't do the book justice since it had so many fans.
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August 25, 2012 | By Irene Lacher
British actress Romola Garai, who grabbed the attention of American audiences with star turns in 2007's "Atonement" and the 2009 Austen miniseries "Emma," returns on Sept. 10 in Encore's presentation of "The Crimson Petal and the White," adapted from Michel Faber's 2002 novel of Victorian London. The Golden Globe nominee costars with Chris O'Dowd and Gillian Anderson as a prostitute who attempts to raise her station in life through a relationship with a wealthy man. When you starred in "I Capture the Castle," you worried that you wouldn't do the book justice since it had so many fans.
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February 4, 2005 | John Clark, Special to The Times
Romola Garai folds her long, lean frame onto a couch in a hotel suite at the Sundance Film Festival, no doubt wishing she had a cigarette. Instead, she rhapsodizes about the sheer size of America, her fellow British actors and her new movie, "Rory O'Shea Was Here," in which she plays Siobhan, a working-class girl who agrees to assist two young quadriplegic men (Steven Robertson and James McAvoy) who have moved from an institution to their own apartment.
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January 23, 2010 | By ROBERT LLOYD, Television Critic
So, they have taken that Alicia Silverstone movie "Clueless" and turned it into a miniseries called "Emma," set in England in the early 1800s, and, what's more, they've issued a novelization by someone named Jane Austen. There is a lot more talking in the book, but it is really quite well done and covers all the major points of the miniseries, which is also excellent. They really capture that original "Clueless" spirit. Or perhaps I have that backward. Hang on while I Wikipedia that.
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January 24, 2010
SERIES American Paranormal: In the premiere of this new series, a team of experts uses advanced scientific analysis to verify or debunk evidence of Bigfoot (5 and 8 p.m. National Geographic). A second new episode visits an allegedly haunted prison (6 and 9 p.m.). Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Ashanti volunteers to help Ty Pennington and his team rebuild the dilapidated Buffalo, N.Y., home of a Jamaican immigrant and community activist (8 p.m. ABC). Planet Earth Extremes: This profile of the planet's most inhospitable locations visits the icy poles and the world's greatest deserts (8 p.m. Discovery)
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July 22, 2004 | Susan King
Starsky & Hutch Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson Warner Home Video, $28 The ABC buddy detective series from the 1970s wasn't a very good show, but what it had going for it was the undeniable charm, chemistry and tight-fitting bluejeans of its two hunky stars, David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser. The two show up in cameos in this unmemorable but fittingly funny film, which stars Ben Stiller as Starsky and Owen Wilson as Hutch.
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March 29, 2003 | Samantha Bonar, Times Staff Writer
"Daniel Deronda," George Eliot's final novel, is such a long (849 pages), complex work, I could not see how it could possibly be squeezed into a 3 1/2-hour time frame on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre" (Sunday and Monday at 9 p.m. on KCET and KVCR).
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August 17, 2011
SERIES The Hour: This six-part espionage thriller set behind the scenes of the BBC newsroom in the 1950s stars Dominic West, Romola Garai and Ben Whishaw (7 and 10:15 p.m. BBC America). Ghost Hunters International: The team looks for ghosts in New Zealand's Napier Prison in the season finale (9 p.m. Syfy). Love in the Wild: It's down to two couples, and their final challenge involves an overnight mission that will put their relationship and their endurance to the ultimate test.
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January 24, 2010
SERIES American Paranormal: In the premiere of this new series, a team of experts uses advanced scientific analysis to verify or debunk evidence of Bigfoot (5 and 8 p.m. National Geographic). A second new episode visits an allegedly haunted prison (6 and 9 p.m.). Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Ashanti volunteers to help Ty Pennington and his team rebuild the dilapidated Buffalo, N.Y., home of a Jamaican immigrant and community activist (8 p.m. ABC). Planet Earth Extremes: This profile of the planet's most inhospitable locations visits the icy poles and the world's greatest deserts (8 p.m. Discovery)
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January 23, 2010 | By ROBERT LLOYD, Television Critic
So, they have taken that Alicia Silverstone movie "Clueless" and turned it into a miniseries called "Emma," set in England in the early 1800s, and, what's more, they've issued a novelization by someone named Jane Austen. There is a lot more talking in the book, but it is really quite well done and covers all the major points of the miniseries, which is also excellent. They really capture that original "Clueless" spirit. Or perhaps I have that backward. Hang on while I Wikipedia that.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2005 | John Clark, Special to The Times
Romola Garai folds her long, lean frame onto a couch in a hotel suite at the Sundance Film Festival, no doubt wishing she had a cigarette. Instead, she rhapsodizes about the sheer size of America, her fellow British actors and her new movie, "Rory O'Shea Was Here," in which she plays Siobhan, a working-class girl who agrees to assist two young quadriplegic men (Steven Robertson and James McAvoy) who have moved from an institution to their own apartment.
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May 20, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
CANNES, France -- “The Last Days on Mars,” one of the most commercial films up for grabs in Cannes' official sections, made a strong impression when it screened as part of the Quinzaine des Realisateurs, or Directors Fortnight, on Monday afternoon. One of the rare science-fiction films to have partial funding from the Irish Film Board, this is the debut feature for Los Angeles-based Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson. Set during the last 19 hours of the first manned mission to Mars, “Last Days” stars Liev Schrieber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai and Olivia Williams as crew members clearly getting on each others' nerves as the clock winds down.
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February 20, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Meryl Streep will portray political activist Emmeline Pankhurst in the historical drama " Suffragette," extending the actress' string of real-life female roles including Julia Child in "Julie and Julia," Anna Wintour in "The Devil Wears Prada" and Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady. "  According to Screen Daily , Streep is in final negotiations to join the project and " will have a small but important role in the film, which will see her character give a 'tour de force' speech on women's rights during a political rally.
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