Tuesday June 2, 2020

Great Danes

Claire Danes’s insistence on foregoing blockbuster roles in favour of developing as an actor has paid enormous dividends for the New Yorker

5th December, 2009

Sometimes, Claire Danes is happy to make absolutely clear, life really doesn’t imitate art. In her new movie, Me and Orson Welles, she plays an ambitious young theatre assistant who is prepared to do anything to get to the top.

In the Depression-era of 1930sNewYork, she works for no money, endures various humiliations and sleeps with powerful men who can help her career. As charming and vivacious as she is, it’s hard not...

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