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thesp

(θɛsp)
n
slang an actor
[C20: short for Thespian]
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Unforgettable work from a quintessential journeyman character actor, precisely the kind of thesp for whom the category was created in 1936.
Meanwhile, veteran thesp Edward Petherbridge, right, joins forces with Liverpool favourites Told By an Idiot to bring his very personal King Lear tale to the Unity from tomorrow to Saturday.
This time he added a one-hour burlesque of Schiller's play William Tell (the mythical fourteenth-century hero who freed Switzerland from foreign control), staged every evening of the show's run by French thesp Gwenael Morin; a lecture each day at four by Berlin philosopher Marcus Steinweg (Hirschhorn's in-house mouthpiece); and a photocopied journal, made daily on-site until the show's January 30 closing, with extracts from Steinweg's lectures, philosophical tracts, and paper works by Hirschhorn.
How sweet to see troubled actor Jude Law, in the process of divorcing wife Sadie Frost, in earnest conversation with his blokey chum, fellow thesp, Jonny Lee Miller.
Playing such a recognizable, iconic figure as Coretta Scott King is always a test, passed with flying colors by the British-born thesp, who balances devotion and pride in her man with devastating disappointment when he lets her down.
The Nazi persecution of gays during the Holocaust gets the TV-movie treatment in this French im port starring up-and-coming thesp Jeremie Renier who rose to attention in Francois Ozon's Criminal Lovers and confirmed his chops last year in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's The Child.
The actress, 19, claims she wants to shed her wild image and be a serious thesp.
Although Antwerp-born Veerle Baetens (pronounced VERE-luh BAHtuns) was already on the radar of most European casting directors for her work in TV and film, her incandescent turn as Elise, the bluegrass-singing mom whose daughter takes ill in Belgian foreign-language Academy Award nominee "The Broken Circle Breakdown" brought her global attention, winning the thesp actress kudos at the 2013 European Film Awards and the Tribeca Film Festival.
Like a real trooper, the thesp continued with the scene.
BRIDESHEAD thesp Anthony Andrews,actors Simon O'Brien and Pauline Daniels,Chief Constable Norman Bettison,and the lead singer of Liverpool band The Bandits in the bar of the Liverpool Playhouse.
Most complex is eldest sister Alice (Irish thesp Charlotte Bradley), worldly-wise wife to a rich, repellent oaf with whom she is stuck for the good of their baby.
Marvel Studios has finally found a way to put Paul Bettany in front of the camera, casting him as the "synthezoid" Vision in "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." The British thesp had voiced the artifically intelligent computer JARVIS in three "Iron Man" movies, as well as "The Avengers." That previous gig is raising questions of how Bettany will be able to play both roles, considering the Vision is created by the evil Ultron to infiltrate the Avengers, during which he falls in love with Scarlet Witch (to be played by Elizabeth Olsen).