The Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children opened last night, 14 January 2015. Below, is a couple of pictures of Elaine and Stephen at the event.
A purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, and with a state of the art heating system, has been specially created on the site on King’s Boulevard, behind King’s Cross Station, which has been loaned to the production for the duration of the run by Google. The York Theatre Royal production, which is in association with the National Railway Museum, once again features a live steam locomotive and a vintage carriage, originally built in 1896.
Icon has been revealed as the name of the Lance Armstrong biopic about David Walsh’s pursuit of the famous cyclist, which is due to hit cinema screens this autumn.
Elaine will be starring as Betsy Andreu in the Lance Armstrong biopic, Icon. Among the cast and crew are Lee Pace (Pushing Up Daisies) and Ben Foster (The Punisher) who will play Lance, Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd, Bridesmaids) and Dustin Hoffman.
An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong’s performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.
Icon is directed by Stephen Frears (High Fidelity, Philomena) and will be released in the USA in August 2015.
Colin Salmon (Arrow, 24: Live Another Day), Will Mellor (Dates, Broadchurch) and Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner, Vera) join them in the mix of tough but big-hearted bobbies who go above and beyond to bring down the criminal rabble in a crumbling cop-shop.
Keeping these streets clean is a Herculean task, enough to demoralize even the keenest rookie – but there’s a reason why this hotchpotch of committed cops are on this force, on this side of town. Drug labs, arsonists, neo-Nazis and notorious murderers are all in a day’s work for this close-knit team, led by the dizzyingly capable but unquestionably unhinged DI Vivienne Deering (Scanlan). But when a particularly twisted serial killer emerges it leaves even the most hardened of these seasoned coppers reeling.
Lou and I went and saw Fathers and Sons last week and we both absolutely loved it! The characters were unique, loveable and thoroughly enjoyable to watch. The set was also just gorgeous (See image below). We loved it that much we hope to go and see it again before the run ends on the 26th July.
We did wait for Elaine outside after the show and she walked past us, but we froze and just let her walk on by. We also didn’t have a pen as it was a last minute decision to wait for her, so it would have been a pointless exercise anyway. Maybe next time …
If you’d like to catch the show yourself, we highly recommend going and seeing it.
Below are some photos from the opening of Rasher’s new exhibition Life’s A Glitch at the Dean Hotel. Photos include Elaine’s sisters, Gillian (Rasher’s wife), Edel and Elaine’s Mum Phil.
You can still catch Rasher’s exhibition at The Blue Room, The Dean Hotel, 33 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 on Sunday 22nd March and Sunday 5th April from 11am – 7:30 pm.
For more details, visit rasher.ie
He was playing a lying sex addict; I was playing a girl in a wheelchair. His character abused my character – and then we fell in love, for real. We’ve also played brother and sister which wasn’t as weird as I thought it would be. Elaine CassidyOn meeting now husband Stephen Lord on the set of The Truth
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