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Ian McKellen & Anthony Hopkins to Star in Film Adaptation of The Dresser

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first_img View Comments The Dresser follows a revered and aging Shakespearean actor-manager (Hopkins) and his assistant (McKellen) during World War II. The play premiered in the West End in 1980 before coming to Broadway the following year. It was adapted into a film in 1983. Now that’s a power couple! Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins will join forces in a BBC film adaptation of the 1980 drama The Dresser. According to The Telegraph, Richard Eyre will direct, with original playwright Ronald Harwood penning the screenplay. A timeline for the film has yet to be announced.center_img McKellen earned a Tony Award for his performance in Amadeus and a nomination for Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare. The X-Men and Lord of the Rings star most recently appeared on Broadway in the repertory productions of No Man’s Land and Waiting for Godot. An Oscar winner for The Silence of the Lambs, Hopkins appeared on the Great White Way in Equus. His additional theater credits include Pravda and Antony and Cleopatra with the U.K.’s National Theatre.last_img read more

Women’s hoops notches W over Long Beach State

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first_imgJunior guard Minyon Moore (center) dribbles through opposing defenders at Galen Center. (Josh Dunst | Daily Trojan)Behind 40 combined points from senior shooting guard Aliyah Mazyck and junior guard Minyon Moore Sunday at Walter Pyramid, the women’s basketball team improved to 2-0 after defeating Long Beach State 86-50.Mazyck scored 17 of her 19 points in the first half, shooting 6-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from beyond-the-arc. Mazyck finished the game with 26 minutes, 19 points and four rebounds. Moore was 4-of-4 from the field for 10 points in the first half, including 2 points from the free throw line. The junior guard finished with 21 points in 32 minutes, leading all scorers. She also added seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals to her total. “[Minyon] has an elite skill, and that skill is playing hard,” head coach Mark Trakh said. “She gets after it, she rebounds defends, scores at a high rate … She’s an overall great player.”The Trojans had some solid performances off the bench. Redshirt sophomore forward Asiah Jones  did not wait long to get her college career started. Coming off her first career college game where she scored 4 points with five rebounds, Jones showed improvement by leading all non-starters in minutes, points and rebounds with 18, 9 and six, respectively. In addition, senior Cheyanne Wallace went 5-of-8 at the free throw line. Wallace finished with 5 points in 16 minutes.The Trojans began the game fast, scoring 8 straight points before giving up a 3-pointer to sophomore Naomi Hunt three minutes into the game. The Trojans finished the first quarter with a 23-8 run that extended to a 31-9 run four minutes into the second quarter. USC finished a dominant half shooting 60 percent from the field, taking a commanding 51-22 lead at halftime.“In the first half we focused … we’re executing our offense, we really focused on our defense. So the first half gets an A-plus,” Trakh said. “But we lost our focus, we lost our discipline in the third quarter. We started making mistakes on defense, and made some mistakes on offense … We need to be focused for 40 minutes not 20.”After a trip to the charity stripe by Wallace in the third quarter, the Women of Troy extended their lead to 37, the greatest margin of the night. USC dominated the post with 38 total points in the paint while out-rebounding the 49ers 50-24. Minyon and senior guard Mariya Moore combined for 16 boards on the night. The Trojans also scored 33 points off Long Beach State’s 24 turnovers, another testament to Trakh’s philosophy of taking advantage of turnovers.“[My philosophy first comes from] our defense, we do a good job of forcing turnovers,” Trakh said. “I expect that to continue, we have some kids who can defend and I expect that to continue.”With only two games under their belt, the Trojans have shown what they are capable of, having outscored opponents 159-105 so far.Freshman guard Justina King led Long Beach State with 12 points and five assists in 39 minutes of play. Junior guard Sydney Bordonaro led all bench players for the 49ers, scoring 12 points on two 3-pointers and four free throws in 15 minutes.The Trojans look to extend their undefeated record when they return to Galen Center for two home games. They will face UC Santa Barbara Thursday at 7 p.m., and Santa Clara University Sunday at 2 p.m.last_img read more

DANIEL’S CENTRE DECLARED A HUGE SUCCESS AFTER 5,000 VISITORS IN JUST WEEKS

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first_imgThe Daniel O’Donnell Visitors Centre has been declared a huge success after more than 5,000 people paid to see the star’s memorabilia just a few weeks after it first opened.The centre, which is the brainchild of local businessman Pat Nora Gallagher, opened at the beginning of May in Dungloe.The star has revealed he had no idea how popular his old memorabilia would be. “The centre is doing really well! It has surpassed all of our expectations with over 5,000 visitors through the centre already.“I never expected that people would be that interested in seeing all my memorabilia! Thank you to everyone who has made the effort to come along. It really has benefited the community to no end,” he said.The centre features a catalogue of the singer’s private memorabilia including his wedding suit, his old schoolbag and dozens of his gold disks.The star, who has taken a break long tours, often pops into the centre to the delight of fans. The centre’s visitors book reveals the name of fans who have travelled form as far as America and Australia to see Daniel’s private collection.Despite the miserable summer weather the Donegal star revealed he has been busy learning Irish and improving his golf game.“Apart from the weather, I have been enjoying my time off. I went to Irish college to brush up on my Irish language skills. It was really interesting but very difficult. I was amazed at the number of foreigners that were able to speak Irish fluently! I will definitely go again next year.“I also took some golf lessons which I found really helpful at the time. Unfortunately, since then, I can’t seem to play the new way or the old way,” admitted Daniel.Ends DANIEL’S CENTRE DECLARED A HUGE SUCCESS AFTER 5,000 VISITORS IN JUST WEEKS was last modified: August 1st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Daniel O’Donnell Visitor’s Centrelast_img read more