Charles Dance

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The Play What I Wrote review

This is a great fun night out with lots of laughs for all the family that gives audiences a bit more than a 'tribute' or impressions show while still bringing the essence of the greatness of Eric and Ernie. But after this discussion of keeping double acts together, I'd love to see a reunion of writers Sean Foley and Hamish McColl - perhaps trapped in a bathroom for 26 years?

David Chadderton, British Theatre Guide, 1st February 2022

Review: The Play What I Wrote - a stupidly funny tribute

It's not exactly a Morecambe and Wise impersonation act, but it's certainly set within that world of comedy and they play homage to a lot of sketches and mannerisms you'll know and love if you're a fan. You're in for an enhanced experience if you already know the duo.

Gina, Culturebean, 1st February 2022

Comedians feature in Channel 4's festive schedule

Channel 4's 2020 Christmas TV offerings will include comedians staying overnight in a toy shop, David Walliams creating a new version of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car, and episodes of Big Fat Quiz Of The Year and The Last Leg.

British Comedy Guide, 21st October 2020

Top cast lined-up for Stephen Fry film The Liar

David Walliams, Charles Dance, Hugh Bonneville, Rupert Everett, Warwick Davis and Sally Phillips are amongst the cast lined-up for The Liar, a film based on Stephen Fry's book.

British Comedy Guide, 18th March 2020

What was Pierce Brosnan banned from doing while he played James Bond? Which film was released in Poland as Electronic Murderer? And who is Digger the Crab? All these questions and more from the last 100,000 years of human history will be answered as unflappable question-master Jimmy Carr tests the knowledge of Sandi Toksvig, Joe Lycett, Katherine Ryan, Big Narstie, David Baddiel and Frank Skinner. As always, he is aided and abetted by Jon Snow, Charles Dance and a phalanx of celebrity question-setters.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 4th January 2019

It would not be Christmas without Jimmy Carr's annual quiz and, given the news cycle, there is much for him to smirk at, from Danny Dyer's Brexit bashing to the royal wedding. The teams include Richard Ayoade, Noel Fielding and Claudia Winkleman, with Jon Snow and Charles Dance playing quizmasters.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 26th December 2018

Seasonal shenanigans of a different sort course through Ben Wheatley's new film Happy New Year, Colin Burstead, a nightmarish vision of familial disharmony starring Kill List's Neil Maskell as the eponymous host of a New Year's Eve get-together that starts going pear-shaped before his extended family even get through the door of the Downton Abbey-style heritage home he's rented for them. Hayley Squires, Charles Dance, Bill Paterson and Doon Mackichan are among the top-notch cast Wheatley has assembled to play Colin's squabbling relatives, but it's Sam Riley's appearance as the black sheep of the family that pushes everyone ever closer to the edge, particularly Colin, whose beleaguered, unappreciated effort to honour his family ties feels like an apt representation of the chaos of Brexit-era Britain.

Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 30th November 2018

Hang Ups DVD review

What a surprise when an American concept gets reworked into a British series and actually works.

Samuel Payne, Entertainment Focus, 20th October 2018

Johnny English Strikes Again review

It's not for everyone, but there's a lot of fun to be had in Johnny English Strikes Again.

Jason Palmer, Entertainment Focus, 2nd October 2018

Hang Ups review

A great first episode and it's so good to have a new funny sitcom on terrestrial television once again!

Telly Binge, 18th August 2018

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