A stunning, South African-born actress, Janet Suzman became and established star of the London stage from the late 1960s through her association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. The strong-featured...
The Sense and Sensibility star has confirmed she has been enjoying a new romance "for a while" after the couple ended its relationship.
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In a statement, Stubbs says, "After 21 wonderful years together, very sadly Trevor and I are separating... The testament to our friendship and respect for each other is the dignity with which Trevor has dealt with this knowledge."
The 50 year old also insists she is "happy about any new friendships (Sir Trevor) is forging".
Stubbs married Nunn in 1994 and they are parents to daughter, Ellie, and son, Jesse. The theatre mogul was previously married to actresses Janet Suzman and Sharon Lee Hill.
It's 1918 in Munich and Germany has just suffered the humiliating defeat of the Great War. Max Rothman (John Cusack) a once-promising artist has returned from the war minus an arm and unable to paint. But he is a wealthy man one of vision and generous spirit and he opens what becomes a successful gallery in the hopes of furthering the talents of others and exploring emerging trends in art. His personal life in a cultured and assimilated Jewish family is less settled as he juggles responsibilities as husband father and son and indulges in the pleasures of Liselore his mistress. At one of his gallery openings Max meets the young Adolph Hitler (Noah Taylor) also a war vet and painter. But Hitler as artist is frustrated and unrecognized; he's a bitter and destitute loner without friends family or money. In other words he's ready to blame his failures and misery on others so why not the Jews? In spite of their differences Hitler and Rothman grow friendlier if not friendly. Rothman's artistic tastes veer toward the avant-garde and Hitler's toward traditionalism but they share common views about the recent war. Rothman is game so he takes Hitler's work on consignment. But while appreciating Hitler's sketches he ultimately rejects the work. Falling under the influence of an anti-Semitic army captain Hitler learns he's skilled at oratory. Instinctively knowing how to play to a crowd and tapping into his own fury he wins over an audience of anti-Semites with anti-Jewish rhetoric at a beer hall meeting. Having experienced both rejection and acceptance Hitler pursues an obvious course.
John Cusack is terrific as the wealthy Jewish gallery owner who befriends struggling artist Adolph Hitler. Noah Taylor as Hitler however delivers an overwrought performance that veers upon caricature striking some false notes. Not that Australian actor Taylor had an easy job of delivering the young Fuhrer but he plays the part too forced too mannered too theatrical. The role is thankless but surely some actor perhaps in the hands of another director might have delivered the goods. Other performances are fine including Leelee Sobieski as Max's mistress and vet actress Janet Suzman as his mother.
Writer-director Menno Meyjes who adapted The Color Purple for Steven Spielberg makes his directorial debut here. While Meyjes coaxes more than serviceable performances from his actors especially Cusack other decisions no doubt made by the filmmaker are questionable. Production values are solid but some aesthetic choices fall short especially the film's highly stylized sets that are more otherworldly than 1918 Munich. Meyjes gives us apocryphal sets like the artists' vast loft that is more 21st than 20th century that distance us from rather than immerse us in an interesting story suggested by history. Meyjes deserves much credit for daring to explore the psychology and circumstances that might have contributed to his pathology evil and power over the masses.
Played the Mother Superior in the comedy "Nuns on the Run"
Made guest appearance in an episode of "Inspector Morse" (PBS)
Played the Egyptian queen in "Anthony and Cleopatra" (ABC)
Left the RSC to concentrate on her TV career
Hade featured role in Herbert Ross' "Nijinsky"
Worked for five months in repertory in Ipswich, Sheffield, Manchester (where she first played Shakespeare) and Worthington
Cast as Lady Edwina Mountbatten in the six-part biography "Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy" (PBS)
London stage debut with the RSC, "The Comedy of Errors"
Returned to stage acting after taking time off after the birth of her son; co-starred with Ian McKellen in Sean Mathias' play "Cowardice"
Stage debut, "Billy Liar" in Ipswich, England
Co-starred in "Nicholas and Alexandra", playing the Czarina; earned Oscar nomination as Best Actress
Appeared with the Oxford Playhouse
Made British TV debut in the BBC series "Lord Raingo" opposite Kenneth More
Rejoined the RSC
Won praise for her Portia in "The Merchant of Venice" and Ophelia in "Hamlet"
Joined Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in December
Decided to pursue an acting career; moved to London in 1959
Played Eleanorof Aquitaine in the CBS TV-movie "The ZAny Adventures of Robin Hood"
Stage directorial debut, "Othello" for the Market Theatre in South Africa (also broadcast on TV)
Starred in BBC productions of "Three Sisters" (1969), "Macbeth" and "Hedda Gabler" (both 1970); productions aired in the USA on PBS in 1975
Won plaudits for her turn in "A Dry White Season"
Starred in a British TV adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan"
Last feature role to date in "Leon, the Pig Farmer"
Appeared in the British TV adapation of Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Agent" (BBC and PBS)
Born and raised in South Africa
Toured the USA with the RSC
Had featured role in Federico Fellini's "And the Ship Sails On"
Played Frieda Lawrence in the biopic "Priest of Love", opposite Ian McKellen
Starred in Peter Greenaway's "The Draughtsman's Contract"
Traveled to the USA to appear at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles; later toured USA in "Much Ado About Nothing"
Screen debut "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" (US release, 1972)
Co-starred in the acclaimed British TV series "The Singing Detective", starring Michael Gambon and written by Dennis Potter
A stunning, South African-born actress, Janet Suzman became and established star of the London stage from the late 1960s through her association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. The strong-featured actress with piercing blue eyes has made occasional film appearances since her debut as the mother of an autistic child in "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" (1970; released in the USA in 1972). Perhaps Suzman's most notable role was her Oscar-nominated portrayal of the Russian Czarina in "Nicholas and Alexandra" (1971).