Sharman Macdonald
Scottish playwright
Sharman Macdonald
Sharman Macdonald is a Scottish playwright, screenwriter, and former actress. She is the mother of the film actress Keira Knightley.
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Keira Knightley Gets Married! Details of Her Low-Key French Wedding Here
Ok Magazine - almost 4 years
Keira Knightley practically skipped out of the town hall in Mazan, France where she and James Righton got married on Saturday, May 4. The happy couple, who got engaged a year ago, exchanged vows in front of around a dozen guests, including Keira's mother, Sharman MacDonald, and James' father, Nicholas, and brother, Bill. In keeping with the low-key tone of the day, Keira wore a Chanel jacket over her strapless white tulle dress, and she adorned her hair with a delicate garland of tiny flowers. Photos: Check Out Photos from Keira and James' Wedding Here! "It was a very moving ceremony," an onlooker tells MailOnline of the thirty-minute affair. "Keira looked extremely moved by the whole thing—there were certainly tears of happiness." "It was sunny day without a cloud in the sky," continues the witness. "There were cheers of 'Well done, Keira' when she came out, but there were so few people present so they didn't make much noise." Neither did the compact car—a silver Rena ...
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This Is Where We Got To When You Came In, Bush Theatre - The Arts Desk
Google News - over 5 years
Stephen Poliakoff, Sharman Macdonald, Jonathan Harvey amongst many others made their stage-writing entrance within its modest portals. Forgive me while I get a little bit slushy here. Memories are flooding in. The Bush has seen innumerable world
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Complicated romance in The Edge of Love - gulfnews.com
Google News - over 5 years
The plot Written by Keira's playwright mother, Sharman Macdonald, the film is loosely based on David Thomas's book, Dylan Thomas: A Farm, Two Mansions and a Bungalow, about the liaisons and complicated love life of the famous
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Celebrity of the day: 'A Dangerous Method' star Keira Knightley - Globe and Mail
Google News - over 5 years
The daughter of actor Will Knightley and playwright Sharman Macdonald, Knightley sees herself as a child of the theatre, and she looked forward to wrapping her tongue around the script's complex dialogue. (She's currently working on her next project,
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Keira Knightley pacjentką szpitala psychiatrycznego - Plejada.pl
Google News - over 5 years
Jest córką aktora Willa Knightley i scenarzystki Sharman Macdonald. Już od najmłodszych lat interesowała się aktorstwem. W wieku trzech lat poprosiła rodziców, aby wynajęli jej agenta. Na dużym ekranie zadebiutowała w wieku zaledwie 12 lat w
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Classes for young thespians - Bellshill Speaker
Google News - over 5 years
There is also a North Lanarkshire Youth Theatre class who will be working on their autumn production After Juliet by Sharman MacDonald. This class is open to those aged 13 and over and takes place between 6.30 and 7.30pm
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Julie Walters Returns to Stage in NT Haussmans - WhatsOnStage.com
Google News - over 5 years
Her stage credits include Sharman Macdonald's monologue When I Was A Girl I Used To Scream And Shout in 1986 and Peter Hall's 1991 production of Rose Tattoo. Stephen Beresford is himself no stranger to the National' stage, having appeared in both Simon
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BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Doctor Who's Olympic past: Matt Smith to star as gold-winning ... - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
She appeared in Sharman Macdonald's monologue When I Was A Girl I Used To Scream And Shout in 1986, and was last at the National ten years ago, when Howard Davies directed her to Olivier Award success in Arthur Miller's All My Sons
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Keira Knightley 'saved housing money in jar' - Digital Spy
Google News - over 5 years
The 26-year-old star was brought up in Teddington, London, with her mom Sharman MacDonald and dad Will Knightley. Keira told The Mirror: "I was always brought up by Mom to treat people how I wanted to be treated
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Keira Knightley Covers 'Flaunt' Spring 2011 Fashion Issue - becomegorgeous.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Her mother is actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald and her father is actor Will Knightley. On returning on stage in Lillian Hellman's melodrama, 'The Children's Hour' Keira says that, "It's so alive. It's your job every single night to make sure
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THE OSCARS; Commanding Attention In or Out of Costume
NYTimes - about 9 years
IT'S sometimes hard to remember that the British actress Keira Knightley is only 22. Not that she looks or acts old, exactly. She still has the same gangly teenage frame that earned her the label ''sexiest tomboy beanpole.'' Not in the least shy about undressing, however, she has lately appeared nearly naked on the cover of Interview and,
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Arts, Briefly
NYTimes - over 9 years
'Star Wars,' the Way You Like It Twenty-first-century technology will combine with fantasy of ''a long time ago'' beginning today, when a redesigned StarWars.com, unveiled at the time of the 30th anniversary of the first ''Star Wars'' film, directed by George Lucas, right, will empower fans to get into the action. An online video-editing tool from
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Arts, Briefly
NYTimes - almost 10 years
Prison Sentences in Munch Thefts Sentences from five and a half to nine and a half years were imposed yesterday by an appeals court in Oslo on the gunman, the mastermind and the getaway driver in the theft of the Edvard Munch masterpieces ''The Scream,'' above left, and ''Madonna,'' right, The Associated Press reported. Petter Tharaldsen, 35, the
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SUMMER MOVIES; Keira Knightley: Acting Without the Acting Out
NYTimes - almost 13 years
HAD Keira Knightley's parents been doctors or police officers, it might have been a stethoscope or a toy pistol. But the only thing the daughter of the London stage actor Will Knightley and the Scottish-born playwright Sharman Macdonald wanted at the age of 3 was an agent. She got her way at 6, luckily blossomed into an exquisite and photogenic
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THEATER REVIEW; Getting Rid of the Body Is Only Half the Problem
NYTimes - over 17 years
Ideas swarm like fireflies through ''The Brave,'' by the Scottish playwright Sharman Macdonald. But flashing and dying, they never cohere long enough to cast more than fitful light on the human condition or the play's particular characters. Scottish politics of the 1980's. Class resentments. The consequences of anger expressed and repressed.
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Theater Guide
NYTimes - over 18 years
Here is a selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy Broadway and Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show. + means discounted tickets were available at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth last weekend for performances last Friday and Saturday
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THEATER GUIDE
NYTimes - over 18 years
Here is a selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy Broadway and Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show. + means discounted tickets were available at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth last weekend for performances last Friday and Saturday
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THEATER REVIEW; Remembering The Tempests Of Adolescence
NYTimes - over 18 years
Fred Koehler is such a natural in ''When I Was a Girl, I Used to Scream and Shout'' you forget now and then that the play is not about him. As the title broadly suggests, the comedy-drama, by the Scottish writer Sharman Macdonald, is, among other things, a bittersweet look back at the turmoil in the life of a confused teen-age girl. But Mr.
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On Stage and Off
NYTimes - over 18 years
Final Curtains, New Beginnings The circle of life: Struggling shows drop away (''Honour,'' ''The Diary of Anne Frank,'' ''1776,'' ''The Life,'' ''The Sunshine Boys,'' ''The Last Night of Ballyhoo'') as new ones rise to take their place. The Public Theater's revival of ''On the Town,'' which was performed in the Delacorte Theater in Central Park
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Corrections
NYTimes - about 19 years
A film review of ''The Winter Guest'' yesterday referred incorrectly to the author and co-adapter of the play on which the film is based. Sharman Macdonald is a woman, not a man.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sharman Macdonald
    FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 55
    She has written two plays for the National Theatre's Shell Connections programme; After Juliet (in which Macdonald's daughter starred as a young girl), and 2006's Broken Hallelujah.
    More Details Hide Details Macdonald's resume also includes the novels The Beast (1986) and Night Night (1988), the radio plays (for the BBC) such as Sea Urchins and Gladly My Cross Eyed Bear (1999), the libretto to Hey Persephone!, performed at Aldeburgh with music by Deirdre Gribbin, and Lu Lah, Lu Lah (2010) commissioned for a young all-female cast and performed at the Cheltenham Ladies' College in Cheltenham. Macdonald is married to the actor Will Knightley. They have two children, Caleb and Keira Knightley.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1991
    Age 40
    Her other work includes The Brave, commissioned by the Bush Theatre; When We Were Women, first performed at the Cottesloe Theatre; All Things Nice, commissioned by the English Stage Company and first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 1991; The Winter Guest, which was made into a film, in 1997, directed by Alan Rickman; The Girl With Red Hair (2005), which had its first reading in August 2003; and Windfall a film adaptation of Penny Vincenzi's best-selling novel PiVotal Pictures.
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  • 1984
    Age 33
    While working as an actress, Macdonald wrote her first play, When I Was a Girl, I Used to Scream and Shout; it was first performed at the Bush Theatre in 1984, and won her the Evening Standard Award for most promising playwright.
    More Details Hide Details Some of the themes in Scream and Shout were inspired by games that her son, Caleb, played with his friends. Of this, Macdonald has said that "it's the result of a bet, this writing life. I was desperate for a second child. Desperate never to act again. Most of all desperate to stop eating lentils, French bread and tomatoes. We were broke, Will and me. We had one child. My hormones were screaming at me to have another. So. Will bet me a child for the sale of a script".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1972
    Age 21
    Macdonald was born in Glasgow, and educated at the University of Edinburgh, from which she graduated in 1972.
    More Details Hide Details She credits fellow Scot Ian Charleson with supporting and encouraging her to follow her theatrical aspirations, and she later contributed a chapter to the 1990 book, For Ian Charleson: A Tribute. Macdonald moved to London after university, and worked as an actress with the 7:84 Theatre Company and at the Royal Court Theatre. Although her acting career included 7 years of television work, she eventually left it, due in large part to stage fright.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Age 0
    Born on February 8, 1951.
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