News – April 2017

News in brief

  • 3 April
    Revolution – Margy Kinmonth’s documentary film about Russian / Soviet art is to be released on DVD on 3 April. Tom is one of several actors narrating and he reads the words of artist Kazimir Malevich.
  • 9 April
    The Olivier Awards will take place at the Royal Albert Hall, with a live broadcast on Facebook and highlights to be broadcast shortly after on ITV.  Tom Hollander has been nominated for a Best actor award for his role as Henry Carr in the excellent Travesties (running until 29 April 2017). The production has had five Olivier Award nominations in total including for Best supporting actor and actress, best revival and best sound design. [More info]
  • 10 April
    Stagetext will live-caption the 7.30pm performance of Travesties
  • 21 April
    The Promise – Tom plays Garin in this film, which is set in the final days of the Ottoman Empire. It’s due to open in the US on 21 April 2017 and is directed by Terry George. Tom and Terry have previously worked together on Some Mother’s Son and Whole Lotta Sole (aka Stand Off) [More info about The Promise from Wikipedia]
  • 29 April
    Travesties will have its last performance at the Apollo Theatre, don’t miss out.

Other news

  • A Poet in New York – the DVD of this, with Tom portraying Dylan Thomas in his final days, is available to buy from Amazon UK [more info] and available online at Amazon US [link]
  • Tulip Fever – the film “is based on the novel of the same name by Deborah Moggach, and adapted by Tom Stoppard” and stars Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz. Tom plays Dr Sorgh and the film is due for release in August 2017 [more information]. Deborah Moggach also wrote the screenplay for Pride and Prejudice in which Tom starred as Mr Collins.

  • Breathe – “Meanwhile, I’ve finished Breathe, a film directed by Andy Serkis in which I play twin brothers, which was interesting because I had to talk to the memory of myself.” [Interview with Tom Hollander in The Guardian, 12 Feb 2017] – Andy Serkis’ son Louis plays the apprentice to Tom’s character Cholmondeley in Taboo.