Beverley Cross
British screenwriter
Beverley Cross
Beverley Cross was an English playwright, librettist and screenwriter. Born in London into a theatrical family, Cross started off by writing children's plays in the 1950s. He achieved instant success with his first play One More River, which dealt with a mutiny in which a crew puts its first officer on trial for manslaughter. The play made its debut in 1959, starring Michael Caine.
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Out & About - Beaverton Valley Times
Google News - over 5 years
“BOEING-BOEING” – The Lakewood Theatre Company in Lake Oswego (368 S. State St., 503-635-3901) presents the Portland-area premiere of the comedy by Marc Camoletti, translated from the French by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans. Ending Aug. 21
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Out & About - Beaverton Valley Times
Google News - over 5 years
... 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm “BOEING-BOEING” — The Lakewood Theatre Company in Lake Oswego (368 S. State St., 503-635-3901) presents the Portland-area premiere of the comedy by Marc Camoletti, translated from the French by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans
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Review: Playhouse's "Boeing-Boeing" a fun but bumpy ride - BurlingtonFreePress.com
Google News - over 5 years
The late playwright Marc Camoletti could have lopped a scene or two from his bloated script (translated from French into English by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans) to make "Boeing-Boeing" fly a little more smoothly. Director and Playhouse veteran
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Beverley's Cross Keys pub may lose licence over disorder fears - Hull Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
BEVERLEY'S most popular late-night pub is being threatened with closure because of mounting concerns about drunken disorder. Police have ordered a review of the licence for the Cross Keys to tackle last-night disturbances in and around the pub in
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Out & About - TheTimes
Google News - over 5 years
“BOEING-BOEING” — The Lakewood Theatre Company in Lake Oswego (368 S. State St., 503-635-3901) presents the Portland-area premiere of the comedy by Marc Camoletti, translated from the French by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans. Through Aug. 21
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Heritage Theatre Festival to present high-flying French farce 'Boeing-Boeing' - Staunton News Leader
Google News - over 5 years
Written by Marc Camoletti and translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans, the play will be directed by William Rough and presented at Culbreth Theatre from July 14 to 16 and on Aug. 1 and 4. There will be a matinee July 16 at 2 pm Tickets are $26
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Lakewood's new comedy 'Boeing-Boeing' opens July 8 - Lake Oswego Review
Google News - over 5 years
The show is directed by Alan Shearman, written by Marc Camoletti and translated from the French by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans. Showtimes are Thursdays through Sundays until Aug. 21 with Sunday matinees. The Lakewood is located at 368 S. State St
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Review: WCP's 'Happy Birthday' is clever, outrageous farce - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Google News - almost 6 years
In the late Beverley Cross, the English husband of actress Dame Maggie Smith, he found an inspired English translator and adaptor. Cross translated Camoletti's even more famous farce, "Boeing Boeing," into a huge hit around the world
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Longing for the Lines That Had Us at Hello
NYTimes - over 6 years
LOS ANGELES -- Have we heard the last (truly memorable) word from Hollywood? Probably not, but it's been a while since the movies had everybody parroting a great line. Like, say, ''Go ahead, make my day.'' That was from ''Sudden Impact,'' written by Joseph Stinson and others, more than 27 years ago. Sticky movie lines were everywhere as recently as
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MOVIE REVIEW | 'CLASH OF THE TITANS'; Beware Of Greeks Bearing Buzz Cuts
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Clanging swords, thundering gods, shrieking monsters -- about all that's missing from the self-consciously kitsch retread of ''Clash of the Titans'' is Laurence Olivier pitching a fit in a toga. Released in 1981, the first ''Clash'' starred Sir Larry as Zeus alongside titans of the stage and screen like Claire Bloom (as Hera), Maggie Smith (Thetis)
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THEATER REVIEW; For a Good Time, Let the Dance Numbers Move You
NYTimes - over 8 years
Back before the Beatles and the Rolling Stones changed everything, British rock stars were a distinctly second-tier commodity, exemplified by the wholesome blond blandness of Tommy Steele. An amiably boyish singer and guitarist with big blue eyes, a dazzling smile and an abundance of cutes, he danced around the stage without a trace of the sexual
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THEATER REVIEW | 'BOEING-BOEING'; Up, Up and Away (and Watch Those Swinging Doors)
NYTimes - almost 9 years
''Boeing Boeing,'' a creaky French comedy that has been given the makeover of the season by the director Matthew Warchus, has no earthly right to be as funny as it is. I mean, think about it. A loud slapstick romp about a roué with three mistresses, born from the middle-class side of the Smirky '60s, that might as well be called ''Too Many
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The Listings: Nov. 4 -- Nov. 10
NYTimes - over 11 years
Selective listings by critics of The New York Times of new and noteworthy cultural events in the New York metropolitan region this week. * denotes a highly recommended film, concert, show or exhibition. Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional
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OPERA REVIEW; When a Sex Slave Makes Her Escape, Revenge Is in the Supernatural Air
NYTimes - over 11 years
The New York City Opera, sensibly enough, regards its large repertory of standard works in efficient, mostly traditional stagings as its box-office bread and butter. But if you think back over the company's productions of the last 15 years, contemporary works -- Zimmermann's ''Soldaten,'' Hindemith's ''Mathis der Maler,'' Carlisle Floyd's ''Of Mice
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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; A Composer Happily Returns To 'The Mines'
NYTimes - over 11 years
THE history of opera is filled with stories of great works that were received indifferently at their premieres and then slipped into oblivion, only to receive their due many years later. But this was not the case with ''The Mines of Sulphur.'' Richard Rodney Bennett was an up-and-coming 28-year-old British composer when this work, his first
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MUSIC: CLASSICAL RECORDINGS; Swirling Currents On a Private Label
NYTimes - over 11 years
Richard Rodney Bennett: 'The Mines of Sulphur' Vocal soloists; Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, conducted by Stewart Robertson. Chandos CHSA 5036; two CD's. WHEN the Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, N.Y., suddenly found itself facing a hole in its schedule for the summer of 2004, Stewart Robertson, the music director, urged the company to present
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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; Glimmerglass Finds Adventure in the Country
NYTimes - over 12 years
Opera buffs can't go wrong with any of the four new productions the adventurous Glimmerglass Opera is offering this summer, its 30th anniversary season. There is an impassioned performance of Puccini's inexplicably neglected tale of homesick miners during the California Gold Rush, ''La Fanciulla del West''; a boldly updated and splendidly sung
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MUSIC; Is There a Masterpiece in the House?
NYTimes - over 12 years
LAST August, the Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, N.Y., suddenly found itself short an opera for the coming -- now current -- season. Stephen Hartke, who had been commissioned to write one, informed the company that the music would not be finished on time. Since opera productions are typically planned three years in advance, the company had
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Beverley Cross
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1998
    Age 66
    He died in London in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details He was the stepfather of Maggie Smith's children from her earlier marriage, actors Toby Stephens and Chris Larkin.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1963
    Age 31
    This opened in 1963 and, like his first play, ran in London for more than a year.
    More Details Hide Details He also wrote opera librettos for Richard Rodney Bennett (The Mines of Sulphur, All the King's Men and Victory) and Nicholas Maw (The Rising of the Moon). Cross later became well known for his screenplays, notably Jason and the Argonauts, The Long Ships, Genghis Khan, and Clash of the Titans. He also adapted Half a Sixpence for the screen. He also worked uncredited on the script for Lawrence of Arabia, although it is doubtful whether any of his material made it to the final edit.
  • 1962
    Age 30
    In 1962, he translated Marc Camoletti's classic farce Boeing Boeing, which went on to have a lengthy and highly lucrative run in the West End.
    More Details Hide Details In 1964, he directed the play in Sydney. Another of his successes was Half a Sixpence, a musical comedy based on the H.G. Wells novel Kipps.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1959
    Age 27
    The play made its debut in 1959, starring Michael Caine.
    More Details Hide Details Cross' second play, Strip the Willow, was to make a star out of his future wife, Dame Maggie Smith, even though the play was staged only in the provinces, never receiving a London production.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1931
    Born
    Born on April 13, 1931.
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