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July 17, 2018   Jules   Press / Interview Be first to comment

Laura Linney is treading the London boards this month, playing the title character—in fact, the only character—in Rona Munro’s one-woman adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s Booker Prize-longlisted novel My Name is Lucy Barton at the Bridge Theatre. Surprisingly, it’s the first time this theater veteran has appeared on the London stage, and it’s a whole new challenge as she effortlessly commands 90 minutes on stage alone. It reteams her with director Richard Eyre, with whom she last worked on a 2002 revival of The Crucible at the Virginia Theatre in New York. A little over a year ago, she was on the Broadway stage in The Little Foxes alongside Cynthia Nixon, and both plays have received stellar notices. Read More here

July 17, 2018   Jules   ‘Ozark’ Be first to comment

The Byrdes are back. Netflix released a first-look teaser announcing that the second season of Ozark starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney will return for your bingeing pleasure on August 31. Read More here

July 17, 2018   Jules   ‘Tales of the City’ Be first to comment

One of my favorite TV miniseries, “Tales of the City,” is having its 25th anniversary. To celebrate, the streaming service Acorn TV is making it available beginning on June 4. The six-parter, which was followed by two sequel miniseries, is based on the novel by Armistead Maupin. It’s about looking for love, sexual identity, and peace among a group of neighbors in 1970s San Francisco, and it features a number of now well-know names, including Laura Linney, Billy Campbell, Thomas Gibson, Chloe Webb, Parker Posey, Mary Kay Place, and Olympia Dukakis. Read More here

July 17, 2018   Jules   ‘Ozark’, Press / Interview Be first to comment

TheWrap Emmy magazine: “Well, she needed some work,” actress says of her character in the first draft of the script for the Netflix drama. Read More here

At first I feared I wouldn’t get along with Lucy Barton. This Lucy Barton, at least, as there is a danger inherent in opening up something small and perfectly formed, in this case Elizabeth Strout’s marvellous 2016 novel which is essentially a monologue, and exposing its intimacies in a big space, namely the almost bare stage of the 900-seat Bridge Theatre. Constant mitigation, however, is provided by that outstanding American actress, three-time Oscar nominee Laura Linney, who gives a compelling 90-minute solo performance full of her trademark nervous smiles. Read More here

Elizabeth Strout’s novel works outstandingly on stage, thanks to sole performer Linney’s nuanced command of the narrative. Read More here

Stories have a way of opening up on a stage. Elizabeth Strout’s bestselling novel “My Name Is Lucy Barton” looks, at first glance, like a curious choice for a theatrical adaptation. It’s ruminative, reflective, and all but becalmed: a bedbound writer’s hazy recollections looking back on her life. There’s little action, still less drama, scant theatricality. And yet, in Richard Eyre’s understated staging, exquisitely performed by Laura Linney, its stillness and slowness come to seem like strengths. Lucy Barton’s personal meditation blossoms into something bigger than itself – a portrait of America, perhaps even of history as a whole. Read More here

July 17, 2018   Jules   Site News / Updates Be first to comment

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