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Half Life

Photographs taken of actors preparing for the stage by Simon Annand for his book The Half which is the half hour before the first actors are due on stage (i.e. 35 minutes before the show begins). All actors must be in their dressing rooms by the Half. Traditionally the audience is allowed into the auditorium at that point. 

Benedict Cumberbatch, Frankenstein, The National Theatre, 2011

Cate Blanchett, Plenty, Albery Theatre, 2000

Tidla Swinton, Mozart and Salieri, Almeida Theatre,1989

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Othello, Donmar Warehouse, 2007

Benedict Cumberbatch, Hedda Gabler, Almeida Theatre, 2005

Tom Hardy, Festen, Almeida Theatre, 2004

Eddie Redmanyne, Red, Donmar Warehouse, 2009

Daniel Craig, A Number, Royal Court Theatre, 1999

David Tennant, The Rivals, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 2000

Colin Firth, The Lonely Road, Old Vic Theatre, 1985

Source: Vanity Fair and www.simonannand.com


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