Henderson Presents: Drama. Directed by Stephen Frears. At Bay Area theaters. There really was a Mrs. Her performance is simultaneously broad and intimate -- showing us glimpses of the demons driving Mrs.
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in Register. Costume deer SandyPowell and production deer Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski achieve an affection senseof London in the s on what can only have been a modest budget. The project has been alabour of love for Bob Hoskins, also an executive producer, and he brings awelcome restraint and delicacy to his role.
Bob Hoskins proves a worthysparring partner as the theatre's manager in a combination that provides thesame level of pleasure as Dench's teaming with Billy Connolly in Mrs Brown. Subscribe now for monthly editions, awards season weeklies, access to the Screen International archive and supplements including Stars of Tomorrow and World of Locations.
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She even persuades the Lord Chamberlain Guest of the show's artistic merits. Positive critical reviewsand strong word of mouth should combine to make this a potent upscaleattraction able to transcend a simple nostalgic appeal to its core olderaudience. Adeliciously witty script by Martin Sherman is seized upon with relish by JudiDench who gives a spellbinding, tour de force as the merry widow behindLondon's Windmill Theatre: filled with mischief and mystery, it is aperformance that should put her in the front line of contenders for Oscar andBAFTA consideration.
No comments. Subscribe to Screen International Screen International is the essential resource for the international film industry. A jaunty combination ofsocial history, screwball comedy and theatrical kitsch, Mrs HendersonPresents offers a sparkling, emotion-charged stroll down memory lane.
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Dir: Stephen Frears. Screen International is the essential resource for the international film industry. But the crowning glory isJudi Dench, who gives a masterclass in screen magnetism as she captures everyaspect of Mrs Henderson's character from acerbic observations delivered with anAuntie Mame-like aplomb to the emotional scars hidden beneath the bluster ofher eternally chipper public facade.
Evoking memories ofeverything from To Be Or Not To Be to The Last Metrodirector Stephen Frears is also on top form, masterminding a strongsense of period from the pastiche opening titles to the Busby Berkeley-styleroutines. Brutally frank and mercilessly witty, she is restless for a biggerchallenge. Only registered users or subscribers can comment on this article. Noted as the theatre thatnever closed, the Windmill was notorious for presenting naked woman whose stilllife poses circumvented Britain's strict code on stage nudity.
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Mrs Henderson Presents. A smash hit, the theatre eventually comes to embody the spirit ofBlitz-battered London as its doors never close and its mission to entertain isnever abandoned.
That isn't the case with Mrs Henderson Presentswhich gleefullyembraces the world of backstage intrigue, English eccentrics and larger thanlife personalities. The performances areuniformly impeccable. Find out more. No comments yet. Widowed inHendersonis not the kind of woman to be satisfied with philanthropic deeds and mundanehobbies. She decides to purchase the Windmill Theatre, hiring Van Damm toproduce a musical revue.
Site powered by Webvision Cloud. When the initial flush ofsuccess fades, she has the inspired notion that the girls should appear naked. The dialogue is often inspired and hilarious whilst theemotional content is honestly handled as the film takes on an unexpectedcontemporary resonance with its Churchillian stance of defying bombers andensuring that the show must go on.