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Roger Allam - one win, another nomination [February 08, 2011 @ 9:18am]

[ mood | impressed ]

Last night Roger was awarded the Peter Sellers Comedy Award for his role in Tamara Drewe. Congratulations!

Also yesterday, he was nominated for the Olivier Award for his performance in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 at Shakespeare's Globe.
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[October 26, 2010 @ 8:17pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]


I'm new to the comm, and I come bearing picspam. :D

Roger was in La Cage Aux Folles last year with the exquisitely talented Philip Quast, and when I saw it was instantly hooked on both the show and its two delicious leading men. I saw it five or six times altogether before it closed, including seeing Philip and Roger's last night (two days before my 21st birthday) and getting birthday kisses from Roger at the stage door!

Anyway, my obsession with the entire show was thus that between my (equally-addicted) friends and I we tracked down probably every or nearly every photo from the show on the web, most of which I then combined into a PICSPAM OF DOOM. So big it had to be divided up into two parts, I warn you: this is dial-up unfriendly in the extreme. But it does contain one hell of a lot of pictures of the lovely Mr Allam!

The link is here - I've linked to my Picspam tag to preserve my formatting and make it easier for people to know what they're looking at, but the majority of Allamish goodness is in the first half.


New season at the Globe [March 08, 2010 @ 9:38pm]

[ mood | busy ]

*dusts off this community*

Breaking news... :) Roger is to play Falstaff in the Globe Theatre's Henry IV Parts I and II this season.

The full article from Whatsonstage is here. The production also stars William Gaunt as Worcester.

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La Cage Aux Folles [August 24, 2009 @ 9:18pm]

*knock knock* Anyone at home?

Has anyone here been to see Roger in La Cage Aux Folles? The production has been such a success and it's heading to Broadway (with Douglas Hodge) very soon. And John Barrowman's coming to the West End production...

But I saw it a few weeks ago with Roger and the uniquely brilliant Philip Quast. I waited for the Philip/Roger combination before I booked a ticket, and got front row centre seat. So I ended up covered in glitter, sweat, sequins and even got a drag queen's crotch in my face. Not just a typical night at the theatre!

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I told him he was fantastic in City of Angels (the first time I saw him, back in 1993) and he seemed to despair at how much time had gone by since then. He's still as fabulous as ever, and I can't wait to see him in his next production.
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Roger in the new series of Ashes to Ashes [October 08, 2008 @ 2:33pm]

Not sure if I’m looking forward to seeing Roger in lots of 80s outfits or not!


Gene and Alex's relationship is so complex; it is very sparky and they obviously care for each other in a grudging manner so it'll be interesting to see how this evolves. Ray and Chris are still by Gene's side, but when force legend DS "Supermac" Macintosh (Roger Allam) starts working with the team it looks as if Gene's equilibrium could be broken.
The arrival of "Supermac" seems like a blessing to the team because he's been hailed as a star within the force and someone not to be reckoned with. However, it's not long before Gene's gut instinct tells him something isn't quite right. Could this cop legend be up to no good?
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Roger in new BBC Radio 4 show [May 08, 2008 @ 1:10pm]

John Finnemore (Dead Ringers and Mitchell And Webb) has written this brilliant new sitcom starring Stephanie Cole (Doc Martin and Victoria Wood's Housewife 49), Roger Allam (The Thick Of It) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement and Starter For Ten).

Cabin Pressure is set in a small airline business. The flipside of the glamorous world of international air travel is hilariously mundane; small cargo runs, stag nights, shifting a panther for the odd oil sheik, bussing over a load of journos to a freebie in Monte Carlo and trying to avoid getting diverted to Birmingham.

Run by the forbidding divorcée Carolyn Knapp-Shappey (an unfortunate marriage, namewise, but in Carolyn's opinion, marginally better than Carolyn Shappey-Knapp), her two pilots are the smooth, experienced and almost-certainly-fired-by-a-big-airline-for-all-round naughtiness Douglas, and struggling almost-competent pilot and sweaty man Martin. All-round help is provided by Carolyn's near-idiot son, Arthur.

Recording at the BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London on Sunday 1 June and recording at the Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London on Thursday 12 and Sunday 15 June. Doors open at 7.15pm. You can get tickets at bbc.co.uk/tickets

Afterlife [April 07, 2008 @ 5:43pm]

I just found out today that Roger will be appearing at the National Theatre in Michael Frayn's Afterlife.

The play opens in June and is currently booking until mid-August, and the cast looks pretty fabulous. Hope many of you can get to see it!
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Speed Racer [October 22, 2007 @ 2:37pm]

A new film for Roger

Sorry if this is old news, it looks like it’s been out there for a while. Roger with a quite large role in the new film from the Wachowskis.

This is the main page of the official website


The synopsis gives the basics for the script and the photos and video are all very interesting.

I don’t know how often they do a press conference before they even start filming? Looks like it could all be pretty high profile next year; and a world away from doing the Giant on stage next month!
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Desperate need for help [August 08, 2007 @ 10:49pm]

[ mood | dorky ]

Not so long ago my computer decided to crash, and took with it all my images folder.. yes ALL Of it!!! luckily I had a good back up for my photoshop files but all my pics and images went away, so am not asking am BEGGING you, if you have any Roger Allam Pics you're willing to share with the class, I'd really apreciated them.

The good news is the pics I took myself are still safe, but the rest are all gone, HELP please!??

If you can help you can email to ninataus [at] yahoo.com or you can post in here am sure no one would mind ;) or email them and I can make a pic spam in here ;)


A new play for Roger. [July 11, 2007 @ 4:16pm]


Allam Plays Da Vinci in Sher Premiere at Hampstead
Date: 10th July 2007

Hampstead Theatre’s newly announced autumn/winter season comprises eight new plays, including the world premiere of Antony Sher’s latest, The Giant, starring Roger Allam (pictured) as the quintessential Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci. Other highlights include new work by Robin Soans, Diane Samuels, Richard Cameron and Hampstead artistic director Anthony Clark.

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The Thick of It second Special [June 20, 2007 @ 6:10pm]

Hi, some new Roger television to look forward to!

I saw a trailer for a second special episode of The Thick Of It on bbc4 the other night. Roger wasn’t in the trailer but doing some searching I found a description of the episode and he’s listed!


Less than 2 weeks till it’s on and even better is that it will be on BBC2 the following week. All the newspapers and critics raved over the Christmas Special – which is going to be repeated at the same time – so it should get some good reviews and hopefully good viewing figures.

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Roger in upcoming BBC drama. [March 11, 2007 @ 5:42pm]

Last night, I catched a promo for an upcoming BBC drama, which featured none other than our very own Roger. It's called A Class Apart, and will be starting soon (sorry I can't be more specific).
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The Queen [February 25, 2007 @ 2:28pm]

Hey all, I just wanted to let you know, I just watched the movie The Queen (catching up with Oscar movies).
You can see the trailer, catch a glimpse and listening to him at the Apple trailer's site

I'll try and make caps of him but that'll take longer. Wait with a lot of patience please but eventually I'll get those
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A wonderful article on him. [January 31, 2007 @ 2:01pm]

This is from The Telegraph. You can see the article here

Ubiquitous: 'I made a conscious decision not to do any really long runs, so I was available', says Roger Allam

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[January 02, 2007 @ 6:13pm]


Starting late afternoon on Saturday, December 30, the Saturday Play will offer The Real Thing starring Alex Jennings, Imogen Stubbs, Harriet Walter and Roger Allam. Jennings, by the way, plays Prince Charles in the film The Queen and was acclaimed for his Tony Blair in Stuff Happens in London. (He also did a very strong George to Juliet Stevenson's Martha in a radio version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? a couple seasons back.) The Real Thing THE REAL THING will be available at this link early December 31 for a week.

You can still listen to the play online, but I'm afraid I don't know how to download it.

The Thick Of It Christmas Special [December 14, 2006 @ 2:17pm]

Hi, I hope this works, I have no idea about Livejournal and it’s taken me ages to register and join this community!

I just wanted to share the good news that Roger will be on television this Christmas in a special edition of The Thick Of It. I saw a quick trailer for it last night on BBC4 and it’s being touted as one of the Christmas highlights. I hope the link below works.

Nice to find a place with other people who appreciate Roger’s work and great news about another stage appearance next year.


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Allam boards Boeing [December 08, 2006 @ 11:17pm]

From Whatsonstage.com:

"Roger, Mark Rylance and Frances De La Tour will star in a revival of Marc Camoletti’s 1961 French comedy Boeing-Boeing, which will open on 15 February 2007 (previews from 3 February)at the West End’s Comedy Theatre, where it’s initially booking until 28 April 2007."

Here's the skinny.
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Roger on Catherine Tate again. [November 17, 2006 @ 2:27pm]

Roger was on the Catherine Tate show again. The sketch was a '24' spoof. Ycan see the episode here:


The show is repeated on Sunday at 9pm on BBC2.

I recently found out that Roger was in a play with Catherine in 1995, and I also saw her when I saw Roger in 'Blackbird', so I guess they must have a friendly relationship for her to work with him twice.

Pravda [October 14, 2006 @ 4:20pm]

[ mood | cold ]

I live in Birmingham, and last night I went for a bit to eat at the restaurant at the Birmingham Rep Theatre, where some of my friends work.

Sitting enjoying a coffee, I looked around to see what performance was on last night. I found out, to my surprise, that Roger is starring in Pravda here at the Birmingham Rep until TONIGHT.

Sadly I can't go to the showing tonight, and it's been running for a few weeks. BUGGER.

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second attempt [September 11, 2006 @ 4:43pm]

Soorry for the lateness, I tried to post this yesterday but apparently myd ad's laptop doesn't think posting was a good idea, despite the fact that I could write it all, the post justw asn't sent. So here it goes again.


I finally manage to get two clips from my V for Vendetta dvd's. First one ispretty much the begigning nof the movie after the teaser. Both files are about 11 MB, a bit less than 2 min on *.wmv. They are zipped, and please save to your comp and unzipped form there.

If you havent' seen the movie and want to, I recomend you not to watch at least the second video, is still pretyt much in the beggining but it might spoil you part of the story.

And here you have the links:
Roger Alam - V For Venndetta 1
Roger Alam - V For Venndetta 1

There you go, hope you enjoy it. if you have any trouble d/ling please let me know and I'll try to fix it ASAP.
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