“Give Hollander the Emmy already” – praise for Tom on Taboo


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“It’s official: Dr. George Cholmondeley is the best non-Delaney character on this show. It’s not even close. After only two episodes, the chemical-crazed doctor (English actor extraordinaire Tom Hollander) has changed from a gas-huffing, shit-eating, sex-loving renegade to a studious mixer of gunpowder and surrogate father to Delaney’s little boy. (Yes, this episode seemed to establish that the cute boy at the barn is Delaney’s son.) The scenes between child and the scientist have a Masterpiece Theater Presents: Breaking Bad vibe. Give Hollander the Emmy already. ” (Source)

Plenty more tweets like that 🙂

Still more! And plenty of pictures over on our Instagram page.

Two of Tom Stoppard’s plays to be live captioned by @stagetext in April: #OVRandG & @TravestiesPlay


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Stagetext help theatres and other arts venues “make their activities accessible to people who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing” by providing “captioning and live subtitling” for plays etc.

They will be live-captioning two of Tom Stoppard’s plays in April – Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (starring Daniel Radcliffe and Josh McGuire) at the Old Vic on Thursday 6th April and the multiple-Olivier-nominated Travesties (starring Tom Hollander (also Olivier-nominated for his role in this play)) at the Apollo Theatre on Monday 10th April 2017.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
Thu 6 Apr 2017, 7:30pm
Old Vic
The Cut

Phone: 0844 871 7628
Email: box.office@oldvictheatre.com
Textphone: 18001 0844 871 7628 (text phone)
Website: Old Vic

The seats held back for captions users are in the Dress Circle, centre of rows A – C.
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 7:30pm
Apollo Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue

Phone: 0330 333 4815
Email: access@nimaxtheatres.com
Website: Apollo Theatre

Stagetext are also captioning a number of science talks at the Royal Society too which made me wonder, if they’d been around a century or so ago, might they have captioned Dr George Cholmondeley’s lecture in Taboo 🙂

Tom Hollander narrates this brilliant ad for @artfund :) h/t @lucky_lazy


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This is lovely, celebrating art and the buildings and spaces in which you can visit it. The ad promotes the National Art Pass which, for £65 per year, gives you free or discounted entry to 240 museums and galleries around the UK and 50% off some exhibitions. For more on the art seen in the video have a look at Art Fund’s blog post about their advert.

Tom Hollander narrates it. You can hear more of his voice showreel here or visit his page at Another Tongue where you can find other voiceovers and snippets from his acting.

‘Miss Nothing’ with a National Art Pass…

Tom Hollander closes Newsnight with Wordsworth’s poem about Westminster Bridge


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Below are several tweets thanking BBC Newsnight and Tom for his performance, you can also read these on Storify.

Hanna on UK TV on Sunday 19th March


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Joe Wright’s Hanna will be on E4 at 9pm on Friday 12 May Film 4 at 11pm on Sunday 19 March. http://www.radiotimes.com/film/cbrmk/hanna

“[Joe] Wright also succeeds in blending the strange, almost fairy-tale atmosphere with some expertly conceived action and unusual, well-sketched supporting characters, with Tom Hollander‘s shell-suit wearing, peroxide-coiffed thug a particularly exotic pleasure.

Interview – Tom Hollander for Hanna on TrailerAddict.

Here’s the whistling clip from the film – and Tom whistling it (pitch-perfectly!) at a separate event, in the Vine below.




Win: a chance to attend the premiere of ‘The Promise’ (Tom Hollander plays Garin)


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Meet Christian Bale, Angela Sarafyan, Terry George, Chris Cornell and Serj Tankian at the Premiere of The Promise [IMDb] [Wikipedia]

The Promise, directed by Terry George, is set in the final days of the Ottoman Empire and tells the story of the Armenian Genocide. The film will have its red carpet premiere on 12 April 2017 at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. This competition will fly a winner and friend to Los Angeles (and put you up in a hotel) to see the film and meet some of the cast. It’s free to enter but, given that it’s in aid of charity (Armenian General Benevolent Union), people are encouraged to donate.

Although Tom Hollander is in the film (he plays Garin) he’s not listed as being involved in the premiere (and it probably clashes with the run of Travesties which continues until 29 April).

Contribution method of entry: https://www.omaze.com/experiences/the-promise
Alternative method of entry (no purchase necessary): https://www.omaze.com/digital-ame?exp=100267



Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest on UK TV on Friday 17 March


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If you’re near BBC One on Friday 17th March (10.35pm) you can enjoy Tom Hollander’s performance as Cutler Beckett in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, the second film in the franchise but the first time we meet his character.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
10.35pm, BBC 1, Friday 17 March 2017

Below you can listen to Kirsty Lang interviewing Tom at the Names Not Numbers event in 2013, further down are some tweets sent from those in the audience. Tom talks about Rev but also about working in the POTC franchise. It’s interesting to note the date 🙂

Tom Hollander in conversation with Kirtsy Lang

Tom Hollander “IN CONVERSATION” with Kirsty Lang
Part of the Names Not Numbers 2013 symposium (click link above to listen)

News in brief

  • Travesties (play) – The revival of Tom Stoppard’s play ‘Travesties‘ (directed by Patrick Marber) has been hugely popular with critics and audiences (search @TravestiesPlay on Twitter). Tom stars as Henry Carr and has been nominated for a Best actor Olivier Award for his brilliant performance. The production as a whole has had five Olivier Award nominations in total including for Best supporting actor and actress, best revival and best sound design. [More info]
  • Revolution (screenings) – Tom reads the words of artist Kazimir Malevich in this documentary film about Soviet art. There’s a screening at 6pm on Friday, a few hours before Pirates of the Caribbean starts 😉
    17 March – UCL, School of Slavonic and East European Studies [info and tickets]
    27 March – Curzon Bloomsbury [info and tickets]

[More news snippets]










Save the date: 10.30pm, 14 March – new radio comedy on BBC Radio 2 ‘The Gentlemen’s Club’


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*UPDATE* This programme is now available to listen again from the link below, for a month following the broadcast date (14 March).

Pinched from the BBC’s Media Centre page (link) – Tom Hollander will appear in this Radio 2 programme next Tuesday evening and available to ‘listen again’ via the link below.

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Harry And Paul Present: The Gentlemen’s Club

Tuesday 14 March, BBC Radio 2, 10.30pm

Harry And Paul Present: The Gentlemen’s Club is a mockumentary sketch show set in Wibbles, London’s oldest member’s club. Listeners will get to eavesdrop on the conversations of Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse’s elderly and eccentric characters across the course of an afternoon. It’s a slice of life in a once-vital, fading British institution, and a peek at the often bizarre stories and attitudes contained within…

Written and performed by Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, it will also star Jim Broadbent (Exile, Harry Potter), Amelia Bullmore (Scott And Bailey, Happy Valley), Tom Hollander (Rev, In The Loop) and Jason Lewis (The Armstrong And Miller Show).

A BBC Studios production produced by Sam Bryant.

News in brief

  • Olivier Award nomination – Tom has been nominated for an Olivier Award (Best actor) for his portrayal of Henry Carr in Travesties at the Apollo. The brilliant production by Patrick Marber of Tom Stoppard’s play has a total of 5 nominations [more info on the nominations and tickets and info about the play]
  • Taboo – a second series has been confirmed. [SPOILERS] One or two people have wondered if Tom’s character will survive his season-finale injuries and the sea voyage – fingers crossed.
  • The Night Manager – there may be more from the people behind this but information is inconclusive. [SPOILERS] – as ‘Corky’ was killed off during the series we can only hope that there might be a twin brother or an ‘it was all a dream’ sequence plot twist to bring him back. There’s also the possibility of a television series based on the film Hanna in development (but no information about whether Tom’s role as Isaacs might be involved).
  • Revolution – there are a few more opportunites to see this documentary film about Soviet art, including Qs and As with the director Margy Kinmonth. Tom is one of several actors narrating and he reads the words of artist Kazimir Malevich
    • 17 March – UCL, School of Slavonic and East European Studies [info and tickets]
    • 27 March – Curzon Bloomsbury [info and tickets]

  • 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). There’s also a screening at the Sonoma
    International Film Festival on 29 March [More info about The Promise from Wikipedia]

  • 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, and Tom Stoppard wrote Travesties.

  • 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.
  • A Poet in New York – the DVD of this, with Tom portraying Dylan Thomas in his final days, was released in February and is available to buy from Amazon [more info]