Tony Nominee Sophie Okonedo Will Star Opposite Benedict Cumberbatch

first_img Queen Margaret is the wife of Henry VI, who is murdered by Richard. The Hollow Crown is a series of three films based on Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy and Richard III. View Comments Okonedo received a Tony nod for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun and a 2004 Oscar nomination for her performance in Hotel Rwanda. Her other film credits include Aeon Flux, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Dirty Pretty Things and The Secret Life of Bees. We’re not at all jealous about this. 2014 Tony nominee Sophie Okonedo will play Queen Margaret opposite Benedict Cumberbatch’s previously reported Richard III in the next series of The Hollow Crown. According to Variety, the Shakespeare adaptations, directed by Dominic Cooke for for the BBC, will shoot from late September through early 2015.center_img Sophie Okonedo Star Fileslast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Ripley County Golf Champs

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs Golf Team won The 10th Annual Ripley County Tourney at North Branch Golf Course last Night with a score of 171.The South Ripley Lady Raiders finished second with a 209. Jac-Cen-Del third at 236 and Milan only had two golfers and couldn`t field a team score.The All-Tourney Team consisted of Madison McCreary of Batesville MVP with a score of 2-under par 33.  Alana Pinckley of Batesville, Makenzie Black of South Ripley and Kaleigh Ollman of Milan tied second with a 45 and Madison Harsh of Batesville finished 5th with a 46.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.last_img

ORVC Weekly Report (October 2-7)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report (October 2-7)Congratulations to the Southwestern Lady Rebels and the South Ripley Lady Raiders on their ORVC Varsity Volleyball Co-Championships!!Congratulations to the Milan Lady Indians on their ORVC Reserve Volleyball Championship!!Congratulations to the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles on their IHSAA Boys Class A Soccer Sectional Championship!!ORVC Report (October 2-7)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

Cisse fitness setback leaves Newcastle short of striking options

first_img Press Association Sport understands the 30-year-old Senegal international will be out for four to five weeks after having a procedure to address the groin problem which has seen him miss the last five games. Head coach Steve McClaren revealed last week that Cisse had returned to training after a third opinion on the injury which suggested he may not require an operation, but warned that could prove not to be the case. Newcastle’s search for striking reinforcements has taken a new twist after it emerged that Papiss Cisse will be sidelined for a month after undergoing surgery. Cisse’s absence means summer signing Aleksandar Mitrovic, who scored his fourth goal for the club in Tuesday night’s 3-3 Barclays Premier league draw with Manchester United, remains the Magpies’ only fit specialist striker. They have been tracking a series of possible additions in that department in recent weeks, but with Chelsea’s Loic Remy and QPR’s Charlie Austin now looking unlikely potential signings and Wolfsburg front man Bas Dost facing a six-week lay-off with a broken bone in his foot, the field has dwindled somewhat. West Brom’s Saido Berahino is among a list of players whose situations are being monitored, but the Magpies are far from lone potential suitors. McClaren has been boosted this week by the addition of midfielders Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet to his squad, although there is speculation that Cheick Tiote could leave as a result, with Shanghai Shenhua on his trail. But the goals Newcastle scored against Manchester United were their first in five games in all competitions and added strike-power is a major focus for the club’s recruitment wing. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Croatia Searching for Missing Puzzle Ahead of Clash with England

first_imgThey have experience, bags of talent and there is no questioning their fighting spirit, yet there is something still strangely lacking in the Croatia team which has reached the World Cup semifinals for the second time in their history.Croatia became only the second team to win successive penalty shootouts at the World Cup, following in the footsteps of Argentina in 1990, when they overcame Russia 4-3 on Saturday night to follow up their win over Denmark in the previous round.Neither of those overall performances, however, were worthy of potential World Cup winners, nor did they seem to do justice to the quality of Croatia’s line-up, which is one of the most gifted in Russia. Fourteen members of their squad are based in Europe’s top five leagues – England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France – including Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic at Real Madrid, Ivan Rakitic at Barcelona and Mario Mandzukic at Juventus.When Croatia stormed through the group stage with nine points from three games, they did indeed look like serious contenders.But the spark seems to have gone in knockout stages and instead they have had to rely more on resilience to get them through against less gifted opponents.Coach Zlatko Dalic certainly showed plenty of bold, attacking intentions against Russia.The gifted Modric and Rakitic were fielded in the centre of midfield, with no defensive cover, and there were two wingers in Ante Rebic and Ivan Perisic and two centre forwards in Manduzkic and Andrej Kramaric. But it did not quite work out as planned.Croatia’s long periods of possession were largely unproductive, the final pass was invariably missing and they were surprised by Russia’s aggressive approach.“We were undermanned in midfield,” said Dalic. “We were left to only hit long balls. That’s not how Croatia play. That’s not our style.”Going to extra-time and penalties meant using up valuable reserves of energy that could potentially put them at a disadvantage in their semifinal on Wednesday when they face an England side who coasted to a 2-0 win over Sweden.“There were times when we lacked energy: 240 minutes of football in six days takes its toll on you,” said Modric who, like Mandzukic and Rakitic, is into his thirties.Dalic, however, said there was plenty left in the tank.“Of course there is some power left for the English – we will not stop, we will try to play our best game then,” he said.“We have two matches to play, we are very motivated, we will give our all.”And, if all else fails, Croatia can always go into a penalty shootout confident that they will come out as winners.“The match against Russia is yet another victory of our character. We have nerves of steel,” said Kramaric. “We showed how calm and self-confident we are. Perhaps the match was not the most beautiful, but it will be remembered.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more