Sam Mendes

Theatre Review: King Lear, National Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

In this version of King Lear at the National Theatre, Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale have created a dark, violent depiction of the last days of a mad dictator.

Five Ways Sam Mendes Can Make Bond 24 Better Than Skyfall

Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Samuel Luckhurst

Sam Mendes' return to the James Bond canon bodes well for a franchise which has struggled for successive successes since the Sean Connery era. Not commercially, of course, but critically... However excellent Skyfall was it had plenty of flaws, so here are five ways for Mendes to make Bond 24 a better Bond outing.

A Delicious Wonka Whipple-Scrumptious Treat? 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' Musical (REVIEW)

Matthew Tucker | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Tucker

This loud and confident show ticks so many boxes and oozes confidence, a delicious night out for families - long live the magic of the real-life Willy Wonka: Roald Dahl.

PICTURES: SJP Dazzles On Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Red Carpet

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Sarah Jessica Parker may no longer play Carrie Bradshaw but on Tuesday night she showed she's still one of the best-dressed stars, as she dazzled in a...

Sam Mendes In Dramatic U-Turn Over Bond

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

It looks like James Bond will have his 'Skyfall' director, Sam Mendes, at the helm of the next film - currently tagged 'Bond 24' - after all. The ...

Helen Mirren Laments Sam Mendes' 'Lack Of Women'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

It was gracefully done, of course, but Helen Mirren definitely left nobody in the room unsure of her thoughts about director Sam Mendes' speech that s...

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: The Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Musical Trailer!

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

The Huffington Post UK are delighted to bring you the world exclusive trailer for the upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical directed by A...

EXCLUSIVE: Charlie's Chocolate Factory Unwrapped

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Roald Dahl’s 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' will be brought to life this Summer as Sam Mendes opens his brand new musical in London’s West En...

WATCH: Everything That's Wrong With 'Skyfall'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

'Skyfall' has already had the Honest Movie Trailer treatment - and now, to add insult to injury, those funny film geeks at Cinema Sins have brought us...

Skyfall: James Bond has Returned

Tom Ward | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Ward

After the film's BAFTA and SAG awards, there should be no need to convince you that this is a film worth checking out, Bond fan or not.

WATCH: Sam Mendes Gives An Insight Into His Charlie Set

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Earlier this month, we brought you the first look at the highly-anticipated Charlie And The Chocolate Factory musical as director Sam Mendes described...

EXCLUSIVE: Sam Mendes On His Willy Wonka World Of Pure Imagination

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

For almost 50 years Charlie And The Chocolate Factory has captivated readers with its deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious...

Mrs Rocknroll

WENN | Posted 27.12.2012 | Home

Actress Kate Winslet has wed for a third time. The Titanic star secretly exchanged vows with boyfriend Ned Rocknroll in New York earlier this month...

I'm Happy to Sacrifice James Bond to the Gods of Change

Tom Cook | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Cook

Ultimately, I think it might just not be permissible to make an old-school Bond movie in today's social climate. A movie where women are objects of desire, men are either baddies or assistants, and emotions are drowned out by gunfire and martinis. It's sad, because in my eyes Bond is harmless male fantasy, nothing sinister or threatening. I hope the tempering of the franchise's escapist edge is just down to the whim of a certain group of sensitive filmmakers.

Britain is Back - Skyfall Heralds a Return to Great Britishness

John Armstrong | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
John Armstrong

Leaving the cinema, I felt an overwhelming sense of relief. A sense of achievement. Not because our blue-eyed Bond had foiled the evil schemes of a peroxide partisan but because the film captured a true sense of contemporary British identity.

The Other Half of the Skyfall

Wendy Bradley | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Wendy Bradley

Dear Sam Mendes, then, can I just say: thank you. Thank you for a Bond movie - finally! - that I'm not embarrassed to have enjoyed.

Skyfall: James Bond Has Reclaimed His Identity

Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Samuel Luckhurst

Casino Royale took leaves out of Jason Bourne's book, Quantum of Solace took chapters and Skyfall takes its own leaves too, but from Ian Fleming's source material of MI6's most famous agent. The 23rd James Bond film is a wonderful homage to the unrivalled Sean Connery era.

Skyfall - A Review to a Kill

Bennett Arron | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Bennett Arron

I left the cinema feeling cheated. This was meant to be a James Bond film. They could have replaced the long dialogue scenes with more action, they could have replaced the darkness with more elements of fun, they could have.... they could have....... they could have made it better.

The Secret To Bond's Great Physique...

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Craig has confessed his own vanity helped motivate him to get fit for new James Bond film 'Skyfall'. The 44-year-old actor - who plays lothario and...

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Listen To Three Tracks From 'Skyfall'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

'Skyfall' receives its world premiere at London's Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday and will finally arrive in cinemas this Friday. The big brassy titl...

Review - Skyfall

Jack Pelling | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

The masterstroke of casting Judy Dench as M way back in Goldeneye is still paying off, and Skyfall is unquestionably her finest hour. The relationship between Bond and his mothering commanding officer has always been an intriguing one, and now it is fully explored for the first time.

Caroline Frost

REVIEW: Skyfall - Something Old, Something New, A Lot Of Things Borrowed

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

There was something old, something new, and a lot of things borrowed in 'Skyfall', James Bond's 23rd screen outing. Sam Mendes was the Oscar-win...

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Daniel Craig Introduces 007 James Bond In 'Skyfall' Clip

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

As if he needed to introduce himself. 'Skyfall' is the 23rd outing for superspy James Bond but, strange as it may seem, there are still some peopl...

'Worth The Wait'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

'Skyfall' producer Barbara Broccoli has revealed Adele read the whole script for the latest 007 film before agreeing to take on the song of the same n...

LISTEN: Adele's Skyfall Song Is Here, In All Its Big, Brassy Glory

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

Adele's song for Skyfall was leaked, at least a little bit, earlier this week. But here it is in all its glory - LISTEN above and see what you thi...