Peter Cox MBE's Blog (9)

Classy actor dies

Actor Herbert Lom, best known for playing Charles Dreyfus in the Pink Panther films, has died aged 95.

The Czech-born, London-based actor starred opposite Peter Sellers in several films as Inspector Clouseau's irritable boss.

Lom appeared in more than 100 films during his 60-year acting career, including such classics as The Ladykillers, Spartacus and El Cid.

His family said he died peacefully in his sleep on…

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Added by Peter Cox MBE on September 27, 2012 at 19:04 — No Comments

Great Comedy Actor and Writer dies

The great Eric Sykes has just passed away.

Stop the clocks, dodge that pane of glass, duck under that plank.

Heaven just got funnier!

Added by Peter Cox MBE on July 4, 2012 at 11:38 — 1 Comment

Playwright Shelagh Delaney dies

Sad news coming out that one of Britain's most influential women playwrights of the past sixty years has died. 

Her well known play A Taste of Honey played on Broadway and in the West End before being made into an award winning film directed by Tony Richardson with wonderful performances from Dora Bryan, Rita Tushingham and Murray Melvin.

The play and film had a tremendous impact and resonance at the time- a beautiful tender story featuring a young woman falling pregnant, being…

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Added by Peter Cox MBE on November 21, 2011 at 23:10 — 1 Comment

Life as Writer in Residence with No Fit State Circus

No Fit State Circus







Parklife Pontardawe: For photo’s visit… http://nofitstate.org/parklife/?cat=10…







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Added by Peter Cox MBE on September 9, 2010 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Possible problems getting to see NTW in Aberdare tonight and Saturday

Just gearing up to head south to see Alan and John's show at the Coliseum Aberdare.

Note from their website that their may be severe traffic delays / congestion as the A4059 is closed from today for the next few days. That's the Aberdare By-Pass from the Tesco roundabout to Harriet Street, Trecynon.

Anyone travelling is advised to allow extra time.

Added by Peter Cox MBE on March 26, 2010 at 15:30 — No Comments

Gulliver on tour: catch it if you can

Saw the Hijinx Gulliver show last night in Llandrindod Wells. What a very good show. Funny. Entertaining. Moving. Great performances. Lovely concept and writing. Strong and imaginative direction. Excellent design and lighting. A great adventure and a fascinating journey into the human psyche and soul going via madness, creativity, politics, satire, love, paranoia, anxiety and the power of the imagination - all presented with consummate theatrical wit and confidence. A really good night out.

Added by Peter Cox MBE on November 20, 2009 at 7:42 — No Comments

Writer on Fourth Plinth tonight

Many of you will be aware of the Anthony Gormley Fourth Plinth project in Trafalgar Square. One & Other.



None of you will yet be aware that I've been selected to spend one hour on the plinth between 3.00am and 4.00am Wednesday August 12th. (UK time)



To be honest I didn't know myself until lunchtime yesterday when, at 36 hours notice, I was asked if I would take the place of someone who'd had to cancel their hour. (Clearly somebody with a lot more sense than me -… Continue

Added by Peter Cox MBE on August 11, 2009 at 13:21 — 2 Comments

Performances in Harlech Castle

Tonight - 13th July and Tuesday 14th July.



The Mabinogion presented by a cast of 300 teenagers (working with more than 20 artists) with brass and samba bands, interactive digital projections, puppetry, carnival, dance, storytelling, circus, magic and big spectacle.



See www.theatrharlech for info. Starts at 8.30pm in Castle carpark. Running time about 90 minutes.



(Interesting to see how many crossover points there are in this style of theatre with our NTW debates… Continue

Added by Peter Cox MBE on July 13, 2009 at 6:31 — No Comments

NTW members: live in Trafalgar Square???

Anyone out there into a bit of high profile exhibitionism - sorry, live public art / performance? Got a cause to promote? Or a show?



Heard of the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square?



I'm currently helping Artichoke (the producing company behind the Sultan's Elephant and Liverpool's Spider) to raise the profile in Wales of Anthony Gormley's One & Other project which they are also producing.



If you've not picked up on it yet here's what it's all… Continue

Added by Peter Cox MBE on June 29, 2009 at 8:40 — 1 Comment

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