By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The man widely known as "Big" gets even bigger: He's playing J.P. Morgan, one of history's towering business magnates.
Director Roland Emmerich's film "Anonymous" portrays William Shakespeare as a barely literate actor who falsely claims credit for the more than 30 plays, to say nothing of the 154 sonnets — all in reality written by Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford.
Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Love Never Dies" is the front-runner as British stage stars gather Sunday for the Laurence Olivier Theater Awards.
Hodge, who follows in some big nose-steps playing Cyrano including Kevin Klein, Gerard Depardieu, Derek Jacobi, Christopher Plummer and Steve Martin, says putting on the prosthetic helps the process.
Derek Jacobi, a prominent member of the trust, says, "I'm on the side of those who do not believe that the man from Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the plays. I think the name was a pseudonym, certainly. [The film] puts the authorship question firmly and squarely on the big screen. It's a very risky thing to do, and obviously the orthodox Stratfordians are going to be apoplectic with rage."