Michael Keith Billington is the longest-lived British theater critic. His reviews have been published by “The Guardian” for 47 years and he is the author of the most famous monograph about Harold Pinter. Billington was born in 1939 in Leamington Spa, in Warwickshire. He has been passionate about theater since he was a boy. AtRead More
We all know that the first on stage performances of Harold Pinter’s plays were torn to shreds by the critics. Except for rare exceptions, everybody wrote that he was eccentric and untalented and that it was impossible to understand his works. Who knows…maybe the critics themselves started to use the term “Pinteresque”, that is todayRead More
And Pinter said “no” to Hercule Poirot!
He is known as TV’s longest-surviving Hercule Poirot, the famous Belgian detective born of the fervid imagination of Agatha Christie. David Suchet is actually a very intelligent, versatile and refined actor, in the movies, on television and also in the theater. Born in London in 1942 Suchet has been passionate about theatre since an earlyRead More
Pinter on Screen
At BFI Southbank of London, on the 1st of July the review “Pinter on Screen: Power, Sex & Politics” will start. It will celebrate Harold Pinter ’s significant contribution to movies and television, on the 10th anniversary of his death. The event, curated by Michael Billington, famous theater critic of The Guardian and also HaroldRead More
On stage with Spandau Ballet
They made musical history selling over 25 million records worldwide. Renowned British band Spandau Ballet, conquered the charts in the 1980s with hits such as “Through the barricades”, “True”, “Only when you leave”, “I’ll fly for you” and continues to conquer generations of fans still today. All right but… how are Spandau Ballet connected toRead More