Posts Tagged ‘Roger Rees’

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

July 12th, 2015

barbican15aBarbican: The Raft of the Medusa (15*) + ScreenTalk with Richard Heslop, Jeremy Mortimer and Toyah Willcox: After the film, we’re excited to hear Richard Heslop discuss his work, alongside the independent audio producer Jeremy Mortimer in a ScreenTalk hosted by Toyah Willcox – Continue reading…

• Live 2015: Tours, Gigs, Festivals, Events, PAs… Browse Toyah’s official Gig Diary for 2015 at…

The Guardian: Actor Roger Rees dies aged 71: Fans and friends pay tribute to Tony award-winning actor known for roles in The West Wing, Cheers and What You Will – Continue reading…

Heart Of England: Dramatic Looking Women Of Music: Below is Toyah Willcox, who made new-wave punk music in the 1980s. She is from Birmingham, which is a city of a million in the English midlands – Continue reading…

BBC News: Welsh Actor Roger Rees Has Died Aged 71

July 11th, 2015

The actor Roger Rees, who starred with Toyah, Sir Laurence Olivier and Greta Scacchi in The Ebony Tower in 1983, has died aged 71.

BBC News: Welsh actor Roger Rees, star of Cheers and The West Wing, has died aged 71

Mr Rees, who was born in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, won Tony and Olivier awards in 1982 for his title role in the The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. He played millionaire Robin Colcord in 1980s comedy Cheers and Lord John Marbury in US political drama The West Wing from 2000 to 2005. Mr Rees had lived in America for 25 years and died after a short illness.

• Continue reading at BBC News.


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Remember 1983: The Ebony Tower

May 15th, 2013

Late Summer 1983, Toyah filmed The Ebony Tower in the Dordogne area of France with Sir Laurence Olivier, Greta Scacchi and Roger Rees. The 90-minute drama eventually aired on ITV in December 1984, with a TV Times cover accompanying it. 30 years later it’s still one of Toyah’s best remembered acting roles. View a larger version of the Dreamscape advert for the 2011 DVD release here, and the original trailer here. (Thanks to Andi)