This chuckle-worthy sequel to the animated Gnomeo & Juliet is daft and charming, but creative inspiration is running low.Mike McCahill, The Guardian, 9th May 2018
In his new sitcom, Paul Whitehouse plays multiple mental-health patients - from an agoraphobic to an obese mummy's boy. He talks to Maureen Paton Maguire about therapy, heart surgery - and why Johnny Depp can get lost.Maureen Paton Maguire, The Guardian, 24th February 2015
Radio 4 launched us on Wednesday night into the inexplicably late-scheduled Nurse (11.15pm!), co-written and starring Paul Whitehouse. Johnny Depp once described Whitehouse, without seeming irony, as "the greatest actor of all time", and it's not wholly impossible to understand the compliment.
This was dark and enthralling comedy. It will attract faint criticism - what does Whitehouse, with his comfy Aviva ads, know of mental illness? - but it turns out that Whitehouse, without being quite as close to it as Jo Brand, had, during his Fast Show years, done a little clever research into mental illness. This show, also featuring Esther Coles as a community psychiatric nurse, is, essentially, all about bewilderment: the bewilderment of those on fringes who simply can't understand the way the rest of us think, nor why we should insist on doing so. It's deeply subtle, and the subject matter doesn't lend itself to LOL-itude, but it was a quiet (if inexcusably late-night) delight, and executed with only about four squillion times the sensitivity of Ricky Gervais's Derek.Euan Ferguson, The Observer, 22nd February 2014
Sacha Baron Cohen is in line to appear in the upcoming sequel to Alice in Wonderland. The star has opened talks with Disney about joining Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska in Through the Looking Glass, which will be directed by James Bobin, Variety reports.Jack Klompus, Digital Spy, 21st January 2014