This week’s global hot list of films, music, art and more…
BOOK: Shooting Stars
The late Terence Donovan was one of London’s most feted photographers throughout the Swinging Sixties. A handsome new acquisition for your coffee table, Terence Donovan Fashion (Art Books), compiled by his wife, Diana, focusses on his many fashion shoots, including these beautiful images of Naomi Campbell (right) and Claudia Schiffer (left). Its foreword is written by another fashion luminary, US Vogue’s Grace Coddington.
Out now; artbookspublishing.co.uk Photographs: Naomi Campbell © 2012 Terence Donovan Archive
MOVIE: The Next Big Thing
Silver Linings Playbook offers Jennifer Lawrence – star of the Hunger Games and British Vogue cover girl – her first adult leading-lady role, and she has metamorphosed beautifully. She plays Tiffany, the would-be girlfriend of the equally troubled Pat, played by a surprisingly brilliant Bradley Cooper. This quirky comedy-drama also features acting heavyweight Robert De Niro as Cooper’s exasperated father.
Out on November 21 (US and UK)
THEATRE: Stage School
The theater world periodically attracts big-screen stars eager to prove their acting mettle by treading the boards, and this winter sees four leading ladies doing just that. Jessica Chastain, Oscar-nominated for The Help, is currently winning praise for The Heiress, her first Broadway role. Playing opposite Downton Abbey’s Matthew Stephens, Chastain plays the titular heiress, whose aloof father is suspicious of her suitor’s intentions. Family drama is also the order of the day in the new adaptation of Tennessee Williams’classic Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, starring Scarlett Johansson as spurned wife, Maggie. In London, Billie Piper is in The Effect, the highly anticipated new play from Lucy Prebble, at the National Theatre, while Anna Friel is Yelena (above) in Checkhov’s Uncle Vanya at the Vaudeville Theatre. She tells us why the best place for a screen star is now on the stage.
The Heiress runs until February; theheiressonbroadway.com; Cat On A Hot Tin Roof runs from January 17 – March 31; richardrodgerstheatre.com; The Effect runs until January 23 [further dates to be announced]; nationaltheatre.org.uk; Uncle Vanya runs until February 16; unclevanyatheplay.com
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