Victor Spinetti, who died on 18 June 2012, was a Welsh comedy actor, author, poet and raconteur. He was a well known actor in Britain and appeared in a huge number of films and stage plays throughout his 50-year career . He is best remembered today for appearing in the three Beatles’ films in the 1960s, A Hard Day’s Night, Help! and Magical Mystery Tour. He also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company in many of their productions.
Forming part of the London 2012 Festival, ‘What You Will: Pop Up Shakespeare’ will bring some of William Shakespeare’s most famous speeches and sonnets to life with a number of pop-up performances across London during the late summer.
Led award-winning actor Mark Rylance and developed with the Mayor of London, 50 actors will take part in this once-off series of events.
Pictures from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. Production by Habima National Theatre in Hebrew at Shakespeare’s Globe, London. 28 – 29 May 2012. Part of Globe to Globe Festival.
Jacob Cohen as Shylock. Production by Habima National Theatre in Hebrew at Shakespeare’s Globe, London. 28 – 29 May 2012. Part of Globe to Globe Festival.
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