Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses ‘In the Heights’ Casting Criticism

Since the film’s release last week, there have been complaints about the lack of dark-skinned Afro-Latino actors in prominent roles.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #chu-jon-m-1979, #hbo-max, #hispanic-americans, #in-the-heights-movie, #miranda-lin-manuel, #movies, #washington-heights-manhattan-ny

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Lisa Banes, ‘Gone Girl’ Actress, Dies at 65 After Hit-and-Run

Ms. Banes was a mainstay of the New York stage who also acted in films and on television. She died on Monday, 10 days after she was struck by a scooter as she was crossing a street in Manhattan.

#actors-and-actresses, #banes-lisa, #broadway-manhattan-ny, #deaths-obituaries, #manhattan-nyc, #the-niceties-play, #theater

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Nine Ned Beatty Movies and Shows to Stream

This prolific actor may not have been the star of these pictures but he brought a depth that made his time onscreen count.

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Rose Byrne and Annie Weisman Get Into ‘Physical’

In an interview, the star and creator of the new Apple TV+ comedy discuss aerobics, ’80s perms and the dark personal experiences that inspired the show.

#actors-and-actresses, #apple-tv-plus, #byrne-rose, #content-type-personal-profile, #exercise, #physical-tv-program, #television, #weisman-annie, #women-and-girls

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In ‘Blindspotting’ Series, Jasmine Cephas Jones Steps Into Full View

After nailing her small role in the 2018 film, the actress takes the lead in a new spinoff Starz series, centered on the people left behind when their loved ones are imprisoned.

#actors-and-actresses, #blindspotting-movie, #blindspotting-tv-program, #casal-rafael, #content-type-personal-profile, #diggs-daveed, #hamilton-play, #hunt-helen, #jones-jasmine-cephas, #television

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How Jodie Turner-Smith Is Reshaping Anne Boleyn’s Story

Jodie Turner-Smith portrays the ill-fated wife of Henry VIII in a new mini-series. The show has stirred debate in Britain, which is sort of the point.

#5tv-channel-5, #actors-and-actresses, #anne-boleyn-tv-program, #black-people, #boleyn-anne, #content-type-personal-profile, #great-britain, #henry-viii-king-of-england, #race-and-ethnicity, #royal-families, #television, #turner-smith-jodie

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Clarence Williams III, a Star of ‘Mod Squad,’ Is Dead at 81

He portrayed Linc Hayes, a hip undercover police officer who was teamed with Peggy Lipton and Michael Cole.

#actors-and-actresses, #cosby-bill, #deaths-obituaries, #lipton-peggy, #television, #the-mod-squad-tv-program, #williams-iii-clarence

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In Praise of Patrick Wilson, Scream King

The classically trained actor has been acclaimed for his work onstage. But in ghost stories like “Insidious” and “The Conjuring,” he’s proven to be a master of horror.

#actors-and-actresses, #annabelle-comes-home-movie, #content-type-personal-profile, #movies, #the-conjuring-movie, #the-conjuring-the-devil-made-me-do-it-movie, #wilson-patrick

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With ‘In the Heights,’ Anthony Ramos Finds Stardom on His Own Terms

Teachers urged him to cultivate a more ethnically ambiguous image. He refused, and now he’s having a breakout moment.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #hamilton-play, #hispanic-americans, #in-the-heights-movie, #movies, #ramos-anthony-1991, #television, #theater

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In ‘Master of None,’ Naomi Ackie Tells a Story ‘I’ve Never Really Seen’

The British actor does most of the dramatic heavy lifting in the new season of Aziz Ansari’s Netflix series, most notably in a raw episode about fertility struggles.

#ackie-naomi, #actors-and-actresses, #ansari-aziz, #content-type-personal-profile, #master-of-none-tv-program, #netflix-inc, #television, #waithe-lena

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Gavin MacLeod, ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ and ‘Love Boat’ Actor, Dies at 90

After years as a journeyman with a long list of credits but little name recognition, he found stardom on two of the biggest television hits of the 1970s and ’80s.

#actors-and-actresses, #deaths-obituaries, #macleod-gavin, #moore-mary-tyler, #movies, #television, #the-love-boat-tv-program, #the-mary-tyler-moore-show-tv-program

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Natalie Morales Makes Her Directing Debut. Twice.

With “Plan B” and “Language Lessons,” the actress is finally getting to start a career behind the camera, a goal one talent agency couldn’t understand.

#abbys-tv-program, #actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #duplass-mark, #language-lessons-movie, #morales-natalie-1985, #movies, #plan-b-movie

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Mike Faist Isn’t Sure About This Whole Acting Thing

“I can’t tell if I hate acting or if I love it too much,” he said ahead of the debut of the Amazon series “Panic.” Coming soon, a major role in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story.” For now, he’s going to Ohio.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #dear-evan-hansen-play, #faist-mike, #movies, #panic-tv-program, #television, #theater, #west-side-story-movie

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Colman Domingo’s Crooked Summer

He’s proud to have appeared in, and championed, films that show off Black men at their soulful best. His roles in “Candyman” and “Zola” are different.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #bravo-janicza, #candyman-2021-movie, #content-type-personal-profile, #dacosta-nia, #domingo-colman, #fear-the-walking-dead-tv-program, #movies, #zola-movie

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‘Cruella’ Lets Emma Stone Be Bad, and That Feels Awfully Good

With “Cruella” and other recent projects, the Oscar winner is drawn to playing an antiheroine: “There’s something so freeing about it,” she says.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #cruella-movie, #movies, #stone-emma

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Mark York, Actor on ‘The Office,’ Dies at 55

The Ohio native, who advocated greater visibility onscreen for people with disabilities, appeared in early seasons of the NBC sitcom as Billy Merchant.

#actors-and-actresses, #deaths-obituaries, #disabilities, #mark-york, #the-office-tv-program

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A ‘Hamilton’ Star Discovers Lunatic Comedy With ‘Girls5eva’

Renée Elise Goldsberry plays a delusional diva reuniting a girl group in a music biz satire executive produced by Tina Fey. It’s her midcareer moment.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #girls5eva-tv-program, #goldsberry-renee-elise, #hamilton-play, #television, #theater, #women-and-girls

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Kevin Spacey Cast in Italian Film After Being Sidelined in the U.S.

He will play a detective in the movie, directed by Franco Nero, in what is believed to be his first film since sexual assault allegations started surfacing in 2017.

#metoo-movement, #actors-and-actresses, #italy, #luomo-che-disegno-dio-movie, #movies, #nero-franco-1941, #redgrave-vanessa, #sex-crimes, #spacey-kevin, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #television

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Stereotypes Are Rife Among Asian and Pacific Islander Film Roles, Study Finds

Two-thirds of characters reflect stereotypes, and just 3.4 percent of movies had leads or coleads who were Asians or Pacific Islanders, the study of 1,300 movies found.

#actors-and-actresses, #amazon-com-inc, #annenberg-inclusion-initiative, #asian-americans, #discrimination, #movies, #research, #university-of-southern-california

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Charles Grodin, 86, Dies; Familiar Face From ‘Beethoven’ and Other Films

Mr. Grodin, who also appeared on Broadway in “Same Time, Next Year,” wrote books and had his own talk show, was especially adept at deadpan comedy.

#actors-and-actresses, #beethoven-movie, #deaths-obituaries, #grodin-charles, #midnight-run-movie, #movies, #same-time-next-year-play, #television, #the-heartbreak-kid-movie

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Evan Peters on That Explosive End of This Week’s ‘Mare of Easttown’

The actor talked about the shocking events of Sunday’s episode, about working alongside Kate Winslet and about those delicious Wawa hoagies.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #mare-of-easttown-tv-program, #peters-evan-1987, #television

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Hannah Einbinder: Portrait of a Young Comic on the Cusp

As the daughter of Laraine Newman, she has an understanding of the ups and downs of early success. Will those lessons be helpful for her first series, “Hacks”?

#actors-and-actresses, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #einbinder-hannah, #hacks-tv-program, #hbo-max, #newman-laraine, #television

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When Covid Dropped the Curtain on Broadway Actors, TV Kept the Lights On

New and returning TV series like “The Gilded Age” and “The Good Fight” have been a lifeline for celebrated theater actors during the pandemic. Will TV, or theater, ever look the same?

#actors-and-actresses, #baranski-christine, #benton-denee-1992, #de-shields-andre, #gevinson-tavi, #king-michelle-screenwriter, #king-robert-screenwriter, #mcdonald-audra, #nixon-cynthia, #ohara-kelli, #pasquale-steven, #patinkin-mandy, #star-darren, #theater

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Norman Lloyd, Veteran Hollywood Hyphenate, Is Dead at 106

In his long career as an actor, producer and director, he worked with some of the best-known names in show business, even if his own was barely recognized.

#actors-and-actresses, #alfred-hitchcock-presents-tv-program, #deaths-obituaries, #movies, #norman-lloyd-1914-2021, #saboteur-movie, #st-elsewhere-tv-program, #theater

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For Lolly Adefope, Comedy Is in the Details

The British actress has a sharp eye for the nuances of human behavior, as we see in the new season of Hulu’s “Shrill.”

#actors-and-actresses, #adefope-lolly, #content-type-personal-profile, #great-britain, #shrill-tv-program, #television

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Ewan McGregor: Dahling, He’s Halston!

For a new Netflix series, the actor dropped his lightsaber and picked up the cigarettes and scissors.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #design, #fashion-and-apparel, #halston-1932-90, #halston-tv-program, #mcgregor-ewan, #murphy-ryan, #netflix-inc, #television

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Johnny Crawford, a Western Hero’s Son on ‘The Rifleman,’ Dies at 75

For five TV seasons he was at the side of Chuck Connors’s widowed sharpshooter. He also had some success as a pop singer, film actor and bandleader.

#actors-and-actresses, #connors-chuck, #crawford-johnny-1946-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #pop-and-rock-music, #television, #the-mickey-mouse-club-tv-program, #the-rifleman-tv-program

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Vira Sathidar, Cultural Figure Who Fought India’s Caste System, Dies at 62

After a career of activism on behalf of the lower castes, Mr. Sathidar was cast in a movie that reflected his life. He died of complications of Covid-19.

#actors-and-actresses, #caste-systems, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #india, #sathidar-vira-1958-2021, #tamhane-chaitanya

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Back in the Girdle Again: Getting Fitted After a Year Untouched

Confessions of an actress seeking reassurance — and sleeves — as she steps before a live concert audience again.

#actors-and-actresses, #costumes, #design, #errico-melissa, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seamstresses-and-tailors, #winterling-eric

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Olympia Dukakis, Oscar Winner for ‘Moonstruck,’ Dies at 89

A veteran of the stage who also had a long list of film and TV credits, she was best known for playing characters who were worldly wise and world-weary.

#academy-awards-oscars, #actors-and-actresses, #deaths-obituaries, #dukakis-olympia, #moonstruck-movie, #movies, #theater

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True Romance: Janet Mock on the Final Season of ‘Pose’

As Mock says goodbye to the groundbreaking drama that changed her life, she is planning to make more television that shows people that they are not alone.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #fx-tv-network, #mock-janet, #pose-tv-program, #television, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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BAFTA Rescinds Award for Actor Noel Clarke

The British actor and director has been accused of sexual assault, harassment and bullying by 20 women in a published report.

#actors-and-actresses, #british-academy-of-film-and-television, #great-britain, #guardian-british-newspaper, #sexual-harassment

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Patti Harrison Wants to See What She Can Do

Known for scene-stealing side characters, the comedian and actress is pushing past her limits with her starring role in “Together Together.”

#actors-and-actresses, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #harrison-patti-actor, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #together-together-movie, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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TV Production Adapted to Weather the Pandemic. Now What?

The unions representing actors and crews are in talks with the studios about extending — and possibly changing — the safety protocols they agreed on in September.

#accidents-and-safety, #actors-and-actresses, #actors-equity-assn, #american-idol-tv-program, #atlanta-ga, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #directors-guild-of-america, #labor-and-jobs, #los-angeles-calif, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sag-aftra, #selena-the-series-tv-program, #television, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Anthony Hopkins Accepts Oscar, Paying Tribute to Chadwick Boseman

“At 83 years of age I did not expect to get this award,” Hopkins said of his best actor win in a video posted early on Monday morning.

#academy-awards-oscars, #actors-and-actresses, #boseman-chadwick, #hopkins-anthony, #ma-raineys-black-bottom-movie, #movies, #the-father-movie, #wales

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South Korea Celebrates Oscar Win for Youn Yuh-jung of ‘Minari’

Ms. Youn is the first Asian woman to win the best supporting actress Oscar since 1957. But it’s her life story — as well her characters — that made her award resonate among Koreans.

#academy-awards-oscars, #actors-and-actresses, #immigration-and-emigration, #korean-americans, #minari-movie, #south-korea, #women-and-girls, #youn-yuh-jung

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The Best and Worst Moments of the 2021 Oscars

In between a cinematic entrance and a letdown of an ending, there were breakthroughs, heartbreaks and a wolf howl. It was a strange night.

#academy-awards-oscars, #actors-and-actresses, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #borat-subsequent-moviefilm-movie, #boseman-chadwick, #king-regina-1971, #mcdormand-frances, #movies, #oscars-2021, #perry-tyler, #race-and-ethnicity, #vinterberg-thomas, #youn-yuh-jung

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Oscars 2021: What to Watch For

It has been a surreal time in Hollywood, but Sunday night’s Academy Awards, which begin at 8 p.m. Eastern, could go down in movie industry history for several reasons.

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How Scott Rudin Wielded Power in Show Business

For decades, the producer has cultivated and castigated people at all levels of entertainment. Now his past is catching up with him.

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How ‘Rocks’ Made Stars of Its Schoolgirl Cast

By casting first-time actors, the film tells a story rarely seen onscreen: what growing up is like for British women of color.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #gavron-sarah, #ikoko-theresa, #london-england, #movies, #rocks-movie, #women-and-girls

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When Co-Stars Compete at the Oscars, Who Wins?

Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield of “Judas and the Black Messiah” are going head-to-head for best supporting actor. Here’s how they might fare.

#academy-awards-oscars, #actors-and-actresses, #judas-and-the-black-messiah-movie, #kaluuya-daniel, #movies, #stanfield-lakeith

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A Tireless Actress, Back at the Scene of the ‘Crime’

Before the pandemic, Catherine Russell had missed only four performances of an Off Broadway perennial since 1987. She was onstage for its reopening.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-reopenings, #new-york-city, #perfect-crime-play, #russell-catherine

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Bradley Whitford Finds Inspiration in the Theater (and Dog Park)

The star of “The Handmaid’s Tale” talks about the magic sauce of Yo-Yo Ma and Aretha Franklin, and is ready to do some Ken Burns voice-overs.

#actors-and-actresses, #burns-ken, #content-type-personal-profile, #dogs, #ma-yo-yo, #television, #the-handmaids-tale-tv-program, #whitford-bradley, #wtf-with-marc-maron-radio-program

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Seth Rogen and the Secret to Happiness

How the comedian (and director, writer, ceramist and weed entrepreneur) has made a career out of mining the pitfalls and possibilities of adolescence.

#actors-and-actresses, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #goldberg-evan, #houseplant-s49-ventures-llc, #movies, #point-grey-pictures-inc, #rogen-seth

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Jeremiah Trusty, Singer, Model, Actor, Dies at 38

Of all his endeavors, singing was the most important. He had recently recorded a song that he hoped would be his breakthrough. He died of Covid-19.

#actors-and-actresses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #trusty-jeremiah-1982-2021

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How Helen McCrory Shone, Even in a Haze of Mystery

She was unforgettable onstage playing seemingly serene women who rippled with restlessness.

#actors-and-actresses, #mccrory-helen, #medea-play, #peaky-blinders-tv-program, #the-deep-blue-sea-play, #theater, #uncle-vanya-play

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Helen McCrory, British Star of Stage, Film and TV, Dies at 52

She was acclaimed for her work on the TV series “Peaky Blinders” and in three Harry Potter movies, but she first gained notice in the London theater.

#actors-and-actresses, #deaths-obituaries, #harry-potter-fictional-character, #lewis-damian, #mccrory-helen, #movies, #peaky-blinders-tv-program, #television, #theater

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The 6 Best Speeches of Awards Season So Far

From a pajama-clad Jodie Foster to the teary “Minari” child star Alan S. Kim, they managed to make their acceptance speeches work from home.

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David Oyelowo, Cynthia Erivo on Navigating Hollywood

How a group of Black British actors have supported one another’s careers and bonded over shared experiences.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #erivo-cynthia, #friendship, #mbatha-raw-gugu, #movies, #oyelowo-david, #theater

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Overlooked No More: Granville Redmond, Painter, Actor, Friend

He was known for his California landscapes. Deaf since childhood, he acted with Charlie Chaplin in silent films, an early example of deaf representation in Hollywood.

#actors-and-actresses, #art, #biographical-information, #california, #chaplin-charlie, #deafness, #movies, #redmond-granville-1871-1935

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