Nell Gwynn


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Noun1.Nell Gwynn - English comedienne and mistress of Charles II (1650-1687)Nell Gwynn - English comedienne and mistress of Charles II (1650-1687)
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The famous Nell Gwynn, stepping one day, from a house where she had made a short visit, into her coach, saw a great mob assembled, and her footman all bloody and dirty; the fellow, being asked by his mistress the reason of his being in that condition, answered, `I have been fighting, madam, with an impudent rascal who called your ladyship a wh--re.
Nell Gwynn plays at the Criterion Theatre in Berkeley Road South from Saturday, March 17 to Saturday, March 24 and starts at 7.
onto an excellent, extremely funny, mildly eccentric Twelfth Night, directed with speed and certainty by that deeply experienced man-of-the-theatre Christopher Luscombe, who knows more than anyone how to give an audience value for money (his production of Nell Gwynn reviewed in these columns in the summer was, for example, a marvellous evening's theatre).
Then he watched wide-eyed as first Henry VIII, then Elizabeth I, Lord Nelson, Nell Gwynn, Robin Hood, Maid Marion and Dick Whittington all paid their respects.
Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this masterpiece.
I love theatre, I will always be in the theatre," exclaims Gemma, who's received two Olivier nominations - in 2015 for Made In Dagenham, where she showed off her musical prowess, and in 2016 for Nell Gwynn.
This year alone, the Gravesend-born star has clocked up starring roles in A Hundred Streets, wartime romantic comedy Their Finest, French drama Orpheline, sprawling saga The History Of Love, as well as theatre stints in the West End's rip-roaring play Nell Gwynn and musical Made In Dagenham.
This year alone, the Gravesendborn star has clocked up starring roles in A Hundred Streets, wartime romantic comedy Their Finest, French drama Orpheline, sprawling saga The History Of Love, as well as theatre stints in the West End's rip-roaring play Nell Gwynn and musical Made In Dagenham.
Pink for Pink tours will be putting the movers, shakers and shimmiers under a large microscopic lens, examining the likes of Emmeline Pankhurst, the lady that challenged the British Establishment and got the vote for women, to Nell Gwynn who became one of the most famous mistresses of Charles II and probably one of Britain's biggest whores.
Now 67, she is currently starring alongside Gemma Arterton in the West End production of Nell Gwynn.
He's joined by our home-grown star Gemma Arterton, who is playing Nell Gwynn, the mistress of Charles II, in her latest play, also in the West End.
While all eyes will be on the new crop of equine stars who will be seeking to lay down their Classic credentials in key trials like the Nell Gwynn Stakes (G3) for fillies or the Craven (G3) for colts, one can't discount the roller-coaster ride that the trainers, jockeys and owners are set to embark on.