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A Fantastic Woman, playing drunk, Lewis Gilbert and paintings under paintings

A Fantastic Woman reviewed, revealing paintings under paintings, a tribute to Bond director Lewis Gilbert, and how to play a drunk on stage.

A Fantastic Woman is a Chilean film about a transgender woman whose partner dies and she has to cope with his transphobic family. The film has been shortlisted for best Foreign Language film at the Oscars. Rebecca Root, trans actress and activist, reviews.

British film director Lewis Gilbert has died aged 97. Critic Jason Solomons assesses his long career with films including Reach for the Sky, Alfie, The Spy Who Loved Me, Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine.

In the wake of recent scientific investigations revealing a hidden landscape beneath a Picasso painting, art critic Jonathan Jones and philosopher and historian Jonathan Rée debate the issues raised by digging beneath the surface of a work of art.

Dionysis, the Greek god of wine was also patron of the theatre and since classical times actors have always needed to be able to act inebriated. Siân Thomas, Rory Keenan and Sam Troughton reveal the secrets of acting drunk.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • A Fantastic Woman

    Duration: 03:59

  • Lewis Gilbert

    Duration: 05:36

  • Paintings under paintings

    Duration: 08:21

  • Acting drunk

    Duration: 09:47

A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman
A Fantastic Woman is in selected cinemas from 2 Mar, cert 15


A Long Day's Journey into Night

A Long Day's Journey into Night
Matthew Beard as Edmund
Rory Keenan as Charlie
Photo credit: Hugo Glendinning

A Long Day's Journey into Night  is at Wyndham's Theatre


The Ferryman

The Ferryman
Sian Thomas
Photo credit: Johan Persson

The Ferryman is at the Gielgud Theatre until 19 May

Beginning

Beginning
Sam Troughton
Photo credit: Johan Persson

Beginning is at the Ambasssador's Theatre

London Borough of Culture

London Borough of Culture
Stig Abell and Sadiq Khan
London Borough of Culture

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest Rebecca Root
Interviewed Guest Jason Solomons
Interviewed Guest Jonathan Jones
Interviewed Guest Jonathan Ree
Interviewed Guest Sian Thomas
Interviewed Guest Rory Keenan
Interviewed Guest Sam Troughton
Producer Dymphna Flynn

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