Lydia Wilson
British actress
Lydia Wilson
Lydia Wilson is a British actress. Since graduating in 2009 from RADA she has performed in numerous television and theatre productions including the Olivier Award winning Blasted by Sarah Kane in 2010 at the Lyric Theatre.
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On the Culture Front: Henry IV, El Vy, The Civilians' War on Christmas, and more
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The immersion into Phyllida Lloyd's meticulously crafted reimagination of "Henry IV" begins before the audience steps foot into the new home of St. Ann's Warehouse. I was cutting it close on a recent evening and walking briskly to the theater as I noticed a chain gang of prisoners being led down the street by stern-faced guards. I slipped in the main entrance a few minutes before their arrival and subsequent parade through the lobby, which was prefaced by a thundering announcement of their arrival. Seating is organized in "blocks" to heighten the mood and guards are positioned through the theater as a reminder that the kingdom being fought over exists within the fragile boundaries of the inmates' imagination. This eerie feeling pulsates throughout the play though there are only a handful of moments that exist outside of Shakespeare's text. Clare Dunne is a particular standout in the all-female cast as next-in-line-for-the-throne Hal. When she stands on a makeshift podium, the drivin ...
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President Obama's Speech: How Can We Fight Terrorism If We're Confused About Its Causes?
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I watched President Obama's speech with a mixture of hope and gratitude and frustration. I was grateful that he reminded us that American Muslims are our friends, neighbors, sports stars, and men and women serving in our military. And I, like other American Muslims, feeling horror and anger and revulsion at the Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks, was glad to hear him talk of defeating ISIS. Moreover, President Obama was absolutely right to distinguish between Muslims and Muslim terrorists. Virtually all of the world's Muslims (about 1.6 billion people) have condemned terrorism and ISIS (about 30,000 people). You can see some statements here but just google "Muslims condemn" if you want tens of thousands more. The Paris terrorists and the San Bernardino terrorists might have been Muslim, but they were unquestionably violating long-established tenets of Islam, which clearly prohibits terrorism and prohibits killing civilians, even in legitimate warfare. (See my previous ...
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The Aftermath of Paris
Huffington Post - over 1 year
I'm sitting in the aftermath of Paris, feeling emotions tear me apart. One of the emotions is joy. My daughter, who lives there, is safe. Has "joy" ever felt so troubling? The aftermath of Paris seems likely to be intensified ("pitiless") bombing raids in Syria, closed borders, heightened fear-based security and the deletion of "the gray zones of coexistence" across the planet. Oh, it's so nice to have an enemy who is truly evil! And the logic of war is so seductive. It simplifies all these complex emotions. Just watch the news. The news is that terror wins. Indeed, terror is the cornerstone of civilization. I couldn't get that notion out of my head. That's because I couldn't stop thinking about an act of extraordinary terror that took place just over a dozen years ago, and its relevance to the world's current state of shock and chaos. Doing so made it impossible to contemplate the raw savagery of the ISIS killings in Paris and Beirut and everywhere else -- the "my God ...
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Stage Door: <i>King Charles III, Thérèse Raquin</i>
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Modern British royals have long fascinated Americans, more often for their romantic scandals than an innate ability to rule. But in Mike Bartlett's King Charles III, at Broadway's Music Box Theater, Prince Charles finally ascends his birthright: The Queen is dead, long live the King. "I am better thoughtful prince than king," he muses, in a play written primarily in blank verse. Starring Tim Pigott-Smith in a riveting performance as Charles, the play makes a Shakespearean tragedy out of the current monarchy. Elements of Henry IV and King Lear are clearly referenced. In this post-Elizabeth II world, Charles is determined to become king on his own terms. And even before his coronation, sparks fly. The Prime Minister (Adam James) has presented Charles with a bill about curtailing freedom of the press, following the News of the World hacking scandal. Given the press' treatment of his family, and especially Princess Diana, one expects him to wholly endorse it. After all, traditi ...
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<i>King Charles III</i>: Dynasty Across the Pond
Huffington Post - over 1 year
New to Broadway at The Music Box, the Olivier Award winning King Charles III is simply the play to see this season. Conceived by playwright Mike Bartlett as a future history, the play's conceit is what happens when the queen dies and Charles finally ascends to the throne. "My life has been a lingering for the throne," Charles says, his language echoing Shakespeare, but what ensues is not quite a simple ascension. After all, these are modern times: Are the royals outdated? As in the best of the bard, King Charles III poses a question for all time: what makes for good leadership? And that crown: It's much heavier than anyone thought. On opening night last Sunday, when the play dazzled everyone with its elegant set, the interior of Buckingham Palace or a raging disco, the question was, would the royal family ever see this take on proper governance? Sally Scott, who wafts through as Diana's ghost said at the Bryant Park Grill afterparty, "We're kind of outside too," noting, "Diana define ...
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"King Charles III": Uneasy May Lie the Head But Tim Pigott-Smith Reigns
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Short of discovering a long-lost Shakespeare play, Mike Bartlett's King Charles III is about as close as one can hope to get to a modern-day Shakespearean drama. Subtitled "a future history play," Bartlett has crafted a dazzling and gripping piece of theater that needs no apologies to the greatest playwright the English language has produced. With a superb performance by Tim Pigott-Smith in the title role, surrounded by an all-round stellar cast, and smartly directed by Rupert Goold, King Charles III is a riveting and highly entertaining tale of an imagined power struggle that first brings the British crown in direct conflict with Parliament over one of democracy's most fundamental freedoms, then devolves into a palace coup that threatens the monarchy itself. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown, indeed. Bows to Shakespeare abound throughout Bartlett's play. Apart from writing it in blank verse and using a five-act format (though it is played in two), Bartlett draws plausible i ...
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Aisle View: Vivat Charles III
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The cast of King Charles III. Photo: Joan Marcus Church bells peal. A dozen actors in modern dress, carrying candles, enter; the set suggests a medieval chapel, with a band of faded ancestors looking on from peeling frescos. The actors sing a mournful Agnus Dei, accompanied by a busy sound tape and two live musicians in a box at the Music Box. The actors then launch into a Shakespearan tragedy, one of those "King" plays; not King Lear or Richard II, but Charles III. At least, it seems like Shakespeare, to the uninitiated, until the oldest man on stage says, "It's not the same, Camilla." We instantly know that this is not one of Will's kings in one of Will's plays; the King Charles in question is you-know-who. Yes, mum has died after a 60-year reign, leaving the Prince of Wales suddenly thrust onto the throne for which he has prepared his entire life. All your favorites are there. William, Harry, Kate, even the ghost of Diana, who roams the halls at night like one of the three we ...
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Rachel McAdams in talks for 'About Time'
KXLY - almost 5 years
The princess of romantic comedies, Rachel McAdams, is at it again. This time, "The Notebook" actress is in negotiations to star in the romantic comedy "About Time," according to the Hollywood Reporter. It's the latest from British filmmaker Richard Curtis, who wrote "Love Actually" and "Bridget Jones's Diary." The script is about a man with the ability to travel back in time and winds up meeting McAdams' potential character, the "girl of his dreams." According to reports, "Harry Potter" actor Domhnall Gleeson (son of actor Brendan Gleeson), will play the leading man. Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Lydia Wilson and Vanessa Kirby are also attached to the project. It's been rumored that if McAdams signs on, she'll be replacing Zooey Deschanel. Filming for "About Time" is expected to start next month in London, and the "Midnight in Paris" actress is also expected to shoot the thriller "Most Wanted Man" in September.
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Rachel McAdams Joins About Time
Movies Web - almost 5 years
Rachel McAdams has boarded director Richard Curtis' time travel drama About Time. The story centers on a man who eventually meets the girl of his dreams (Rachel McAdams) through his ability to travel back into time. Zooey Deschanel was previously cast as the dream girl role. No reason was given for her departure. Domhnall Gleeson is playing the male lead, with Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Margot Elise Robbie, Lydia Wilson and Vanessa Kirby set to co-star. Richard Curtis will direct from his own original screenplay. Production is scheduled to start next month in London.
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Rachel McAdams Takes About Time
Coming Soon - almost 5 years
Rachel McAdams has landed a leading role in Richard Curtis' About Time , says a story at The Hollywood Reporter . She's replacing the previously-attached Zooey Deschanel. McAdams will star opposite Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Lydia Wilson and Vanessa Kirby in the modestly budgeted time-travel romance, also scripted by Curtis and set up at Working Title Films. Curtis' recent writing credits include Steven Spielberg's War Horse and -- in what could be considered a time travel crash course -- the 2010 "Doctor Who" episode, "Vincent and the Doctor," which guest-starred Nighy. McAdams, meanwhile, recently appeared in The Vow opposite Channing Tatum and can soon be seen in Terrence Malick's still-untitled next film....
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Celebrating excellence at Manshead - Dunstable Today
Google News - over 5 years
Upper Sixth subject certificates were awarded to Christopher Jones, Jack Dawson, Chantelle Sambrook, Rhiannon Daniels, Alex Davitt, Kayleigh Fisher, Charlotte Coomber, Aimee Pearson, Michael Moss, Zoe Poole, Katie Lamport, Lydia Wilson, Coral Rushmer,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lydia Wilson
    TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 27
    In 2011 she starred in two new plays at the Royal Court Theatre in London, Richard Bean's The Heretic alongside Juliet Stevenson, James Fleet and Johnny Flynn and the The Acid Test by Anya Reiss playing Denis Lawson's daughter.
    More Details Hide Details For television she has appeared in the critically acclaimed Any Human Heart on Channel Four. She has also appeared in Pete Versus Life, Midsommer Murders, South Riding, and the BBC's The Crimson Petal and the White. Her largest part to date has been as the kidnapped Princess Susannah in Charlie Brooker's TV series Black Mirror in the episode co -starring Rory Kinnear entitled The National Anthem. She made her film debut in Never Let Me Go
    After RADA Wilson performed at the Chichester Festival Theatre in The House of Special Purpose. She then went on to play at the National Theatre in Pains of Youth before starring in Blasted with Danny Webb at the Lyric Theatre which won an Olivier Award in 2011.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1984
    Age 0
    Born in 1984.
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