Posts by Carmen Croghan

British Actors You Should Know: Russell Tovey

This month our Carmen Croghan has chosen to profile one of those British actors that she's been following so long he sort of feels like family.

At just 37, he's tackled stage, film and television and tried his hand at sci-fi, comedy, thrillers, animation and period pieces always with his trademark vulnerablity. And though Russell Tovey might not be a name that you recognize immediately, you’re sure to have seen him (and his signature “sticky-out” ears) in action.

'Yesterday': A Fanciful Tribute to the Enduring Power of the Beatles' Music

On its opening weekend, I decided to see for myself if the Danny Boyle film Yesterday was as promising as the trailer made it appear. The details regarding a case of very specific mass amnesia in the story should not be examined too seriously or you’re bound to find issues. However, if you go along for the ride in this fanciful tribute to the enduring power of the Beatles’ music, our own Carmen Croghan has a feeling you’ll enjoy it as much as she did. And here’s why.

'Rocketman' Blends Fact with Fantasy for an Entertaining Musical Ride

Rocketman celebrates the career highs and personal lows of pop music legend Elton John, depicting his childhood as piano prodigy Reginald Dwight, his rise to international fame and the plethora of destructive dependencies he developed.

Make no mistake. Rocketman isn’t your run-of-the-mill account of a celebrity’s life. Even the trailer declares that “the only way to tell his story is to live his fantasy." And it's not wrong.

British Actors You Should Know: Taron Egerton

Taron Egerton as Eggy Unwin in Kingsman: The Golden Circle  (Photo credit: Giles Keyte/Twentieth Century Fox)

In this installment of British Actors You Should Know, we spotlight Taron Egerton, star of the highly anticipated Elton John musical biopic, Rocketman. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art with a golden singing voice, we look back at some of Egerton's earlier work, which includes everything from period dramas and action adventure comedies to voicing a singing primate.

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