Laurence Olivier

Michael Coveney: Geraldine McEwan was a great comic stylist

McEwan, who has died aged 82, had a 'syrupy, seductive voice and a forthright, sparkling manner'

Award-winning actress Geraldine McEwan dies aged 82

McEwan worked with figures including Laurence Olivier, Kenneth Branagh and Richard Briers

Tributes paid to actor David Ryall

The veteran of the RSC, National Theatre and Harry Potter series has died aged 79

Maggie Smith's top 10 theatrical films

Our chief critic Michael Coveney, who is Maggie Smith's biographer, selects ten of her most theatrical films to tie in with the BFI's new season

My Perfect Mind (Tour-Tobacco Factory)

My Perfect Mind is a wonderful biographical show, especially for the theatrical junkie.

20 Questions: Sheila Reid - 'I needed to be an actor'
By Editorial Staff

The Benidorm star has returned to the stage to star in a revival of Philip Ridley's controversial play Ghost From A Perfect Place at the Arcola Theatre

My Theatre Firsts: Land of Our Fathers' Clive Merrison

Merrison's Theatre Firsts include Laurence Olivier, Guinness and doing the rumba with fruit on his head!

Michael Coveney: 'Richard Attenborough's roots were in theatre'

Lord Attenborough, who died on Sunday, was a man of enormous influence on stage as well as screen

Chichester Festival Theatre relaunches on time in the sunshine

Michael Coveney talks to executive director Alan Finch and architect Steve Tompkins about the £22m redevelopment of the Festival Theatre

Rattigan's debut play revived in Jermyn Street 30s season

First Episode was written while the playwright was still a student at Oxford