My blog has quite a lot of posts about Samuel West (Julius Caesar, On Chesil Beach and Darkest Hour) and Charles Edwards (My Fair Lady Australian tour and Henry IX).

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Samuel West. Narration - Peer Gynt. Time to Talk. London's 1000 most influential people. Theatre - Zone of Silence. Narration - Warsaw Ghetto. Narration - Lines of Flight. Television - Garrow's Law. Arts funding in Somerset.

'Wellington Crack on film' by Sal Brown. Picture used with permission.
(sources: Southampton Philharmonic, Young Vic, channel4.com, Sal Brown - used with permission, artscampaign.org.uk)

Two reminders: narration of Peer Gynt with the Southampton Philharmonic at the Southampton Guildhall on this Saturday, 27 November (previously blogged here); and Time to Talk at the Rose Kingston Theatre on 7 December (previously blogged here).

Sam has been included (among others such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Rebecca Hall, Lucy Prebble, Tom Stoppard, Simon Russell Beale and Ruth Wilson) in the theatre section of the Evening Standard's London's 1000 most influential people.

Ian McKellen, Jude Law and Sam will make guest appearances in Belarus: Zone of Silence presented by Index on Censorship and the Young Vic, at the Young Vic on 5 December (via whatsonstage).

He narrated the More4 documentary Warsaw Ghetto: The Unfinished Film, which was broadcast on 30 October (via his Twitter, @exitthelemming). In other narration news, Lines of Flight won the Jury Prize at the Torello Mountain Film Festival (via the film's Twitter, @LinesOfFlight). Lines of Flight will next be screened at the Fernie Mountain Film Festival in February 2011 (previously blogged here).

Sam plays Thomas Erskine in series 2 episode 4 of Garrow's Law, which will be broadcast on BBC1, 5 December.

On 10 November, Sam attended a council meeting in Taunton, as a representative of the National Campaign for the Arts to protest cuts to arts funding in Somerset. Press coverage: the Guardian and This is Somerset.

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