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Film

Official Secrets Dir: Gavin Hood
Classified Films
Exodus Dir: Ridley Scott
Twentieth Century Fox
Silent Hours Dir: Mark Greenstreet
Gallery PIctures Ltd
All You Need Is Kill Dir: Doug Liman
Rocklock FIlms
Mindscape Dir: Jorge Dorado
Studio Canal
Risk Addiction Dir: Michael Caton-Jones
B12 Productions
Bride & Prejudice Dir: Gurinder Chadha
Bride Productions
Jinnah Dir: Jamil Dehlavi
Petra FIlms
Sixth Happiness Dir: Waris Hussein
BFI
Clancy's Kitchen Dir: Duncan Roy
BFI
Pheonix Dir: Kolton Lee
Crucial Films
Kama Sutra Dir: Mira Nair
Rasa  Films

Theatre

Exit The King Dir: Patrick Marber
Royal National Theatre
The Treatment Dir: Lyndsey Turner
Almeida Theatre
Man & Superman Dir: Simon Godwin
Royal National Theatre
Tiger Country Dir: Nina Raine
Hampstead Theatre
Titus Andronicus Dir: Lucy Bailey
Shakespeares Globe
The Hothouse Dir: Jamie Lloyd
ATG
Dance of Death Dir: Titus Holder
Donmar Warehouse
Hysteria Dir: Terry Johnson
Theatre Royal
Ingredient X Dir: Deborah Bruce
Royal Court Theatre
Twelfth Night Dir: Michael Grandage
Donmar Warehouse
The Vertical Hour Dir: Jeremy Herrin
Royal Court Theatre
The Skin Of Our Teeth DIr: David Lan
Young Vic Theatre
Five Gold Rings Dir: Michael Attenborough
Almeida Theatre
The Vortex Dir: Michael Grandage
Donmar Warehouse
Ivanov Dir: Katie Mitchell
Royal National Theatre
Privates on Parade Dir: Michael Grandage
Donmar Warehouse
Celebration Dir: Harold Pinter
Broadway
One For The Road Dir: Robin Lefevre
Broadway
Rememberance of Things Past Dir: Di Trevis
Royal National Theatre
The Country Dir: Katie Mitchell
Royal Court Theatre
Celebration Dir: Harold Pinter
Almeida Theatre
Three Sisters Dir: Dominic Dromgoole
Oxford Stage Company
Othello Dir: Sam Mendes
National Theatre
As You Like It Dir: David Poultney
Nottingham Playhouse

TV

Carnival Row Dir: Paul McGuigan
Amazon Studios and Legendary Television
Melrose Dir: Edward Berger
Sky Atlantic and Showtime
Unspeakable Dir: Dave Nath
Channel 4
Paranoid Dir: Mark Tonderai
Red Planet / ITV
Game of Thrones Dir: Various
HBO
What Remains Dir: Coky Geidroyc
BBC Drama
Hunted Dir: SJ Clarkson
Kudos Productions
Silk Dir: Peter Hoar
BBC
World Without End Dir: Michael Caton-Jones
Scott Free Productions
Human Target Dir: Various
Fox Network
Luther Dir: Brian Kirk
BBC
Hustle Dir: Iain B. McDonald
Kudos Productions
Inside the Box Dir: Mark Tinker
ABC
Moses Jones Dir: Michael Offer
BBC
Bones Dir: Ian Toynton
Fox
Whistleblowers Dir: John McKay
Carnival
3lbs Dir: Ken Girotti
Paramount
Torchwood Dir: Brian Kelly
BBC
Inspector Lynley Mysteries Dir: Brian Kelly
BBC
Waste of Shame Dir: John McKay
BBC
Broken News Dir: Various
BBC
Love Soup Dir: Sandy Johnson
BBC
Quartermass Dir: Sam Miller
BBC
Rome Dir: Michael Apted
HBO
Donovan Dir: Simon Delaney
Granada TV
Reversals Dir: David Evans
Box Television
The Sea Captain's Tale Dir: John McKay
BBC
Attachments I & II Dir: Kenny Glennan
World Productions
The Whistleblower Dir: Ben Bolt
BBC
Other People's Children Dir: Peter Travis
BBC
In A Land of Plenty Dir: David Moore
BBC
Ten Crazy Days Dir: Christian Wagner
SWR TV
Psychos Dir: Andy Wilson
Channel 4

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Reviews

EXIT THE KING

There is much to enjoy here besides the fantastical humour and exquisite one-liners. The contrast between Indira Varma’s magisterial wife number one and Amy Morgan’s would be sex-bomb of a wife number two is joyously given full rein. […] And with a startling change of pace in the final scene, both (Ifans and Varma) open up the cavernous space of the Olivier stage as Varma’s Marguerite coaxes Ifans’ Berenger into taking his long, slow, final walk to acceptance. It’s a memorable and suitably haunting moment.
-The Independent


Indira Varma is commanding as a sceptical, unsparing queen got up like Snow White’s wicked stepmother in hourglass black velvet. The closing moments, in which this gimlet-eyed guide takes the king into the misty places in which he will dissolve, look to anyone who has sat by a deathbed strangely accurate.
Susannah Clapp (The Observer)


Marber’s production ensures the journey itself has variety. It is vivaciously performed and full of regal ritual. Indira Varma lends Marguerite an icy grandeur.
Michael Billington (The Guardian)

Indira Varma is superb as the king’s first wife Marguerite, got up like a Disney villain in a black velvet fishtail gown, all imperious impatience; her comic lines drop like a guillotine.
Holly Williams (Time Out)

Varma as Marguerite is appropriately icy until the final moments when she offers up real tenderness. […]The final moments are impeccably moving, totally and undeniably erasing the stage, the world, the play, and the King. Daring though occasionally stagnant, Exit the King hits profoundly in its examination of the ultimate truth, showing us indeed that ‘Everyone is the first person ever to die’.
Brendan Macdonald (Culture Whisper)


Ifans’ equal proves to be Indira Varma as Lady Marguerite, Bérenger’s first wife, rewarded with some of the largest laughs for her pointed, condescending interjections reminiscent of a regal Sybill Fawlty. More impressive is her winding, trancelike monologue as the play reaches its unexpectedly moving conclusion to the backdrop of Anthony Ward’s stunning design. This finale alone justifies its place in the National’s largest, most iconic theatre.
Matt Owen (The 730 Review)

Indira Varma is elegant and every bit a queen as the king’s first wife, Marguerite. She has a quiet command of the stage and her monologue at the end was entrancing.
Nicole Ackman (Broadway World)

★★★★☆ Superb performances carry the production, however, with Ifans and Varma standing out above the rest. Varma’s Queen Marguerite remains the dignified voice of reason to the very end. Shifting between slapstick comedy and moments of pitiful venerability, Exit The King finds meaning in absurdity.
Georgina Varley (London Theatre)


Indira Varma is riveting as the scorned Queen.
Ann Treneman (The Times)

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