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News: Micky Flanagan Gets Painted In New Portrait Artist of the Year

Comedians Micky Flanagan and Omid Djalili will be among of the subjects sitting when Stephen Mangan and Joan Bakewell return in 2020 for a new series of Portrait Artist of the Year.

For the sixth year running, the series will see aspiring artists compete to see who has what it takes to be crowned Portrait Artist of the Year 2020. Throughout the series we will see 24 celebrity sitters from the worlds of stage, screen, sport and music become the subject for our painters. 

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News: Man In The White Suit Starring Stephen Mangan To Close Early

West End production The Man In The White Suit is to close early.

The producers issued a statement about the decision: "Despite winning praise from audiences, sales for the show have not proved strong enough and producers have taken the difficult decision to end the run early."

The show, starring Stephen Mangan in the role made famous by Alec Guinness in the Ealing Comedy film of the same name, was due to close on January 11, 2020. It will now close on December 7, 2019.

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Theatre Review: The Man In The White Suit, Wyndham's Theatre

I was faced with a slightly awkward situation when it came to reviewing The Man In The White Suit. I couldn’t get to the press night but had two tickets for the second night so invited a friend. Then in the morning I read the reviews, which mainly ranged from three stars to a rather mean-seeming one star in The Times. So what’s the etiquette? Tell my friend not to come? Cancel my own ticket? Or be professional and go and book a nice table for dinner as pre-emptive compensation?

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News: Stephen Mangan To Star In Stage Version Of The Man In The White Suit

Stephen Mangan is to star in a stage version of the classic Ealing Studios comedy The Man in the White Suit, which will play a three week season at Theatre Royal Bath, prior to receiving its world premiere at Wyndhams Theatre in preview from September 26th with an opening night of October 8th. The production will be directed by Sean Foley and will star Mangan as Sidney Stratton and Kara Tointon as Daphne Birnley. Set and costume design will be by Michael Taylor.

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TV: Hang Ups, Channel 4

Boy oh boy that Stephen Mangan has a hell of a work ethic. As well as appearing in lots of other shows he now stars in Hang Ups, a UK version of the US hit Web Therapy, in which he plays online therapist Richard Pitt. Not only that but it's made by his production company. And he also writes it. Well, I say writes it, the programme is largely devised via improvisation with a stellar cast. And judging by the first episode it works a treat.

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Interview: Stephen Mangan On New Comedy Hang Ups

Hard-working Stephen Mangan talks about his new sitcom Hang Ups below. It starts on Channel 4 on August 8 at 10pm.

Explain a bit about the show – what’s Hang Ups all about?

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News: Stephen Mangan Replaces Frank Skinner As Portrait Artist of the Year and Landscape Artist of the Year Co-Host

Stephen Mangan is to join Joan Bakewell as co-presenter of Sky Arts’ hit shows Portrait Artist of the Year and Landscape Artist of the Year.

The news follows Frank Skinner’s decision to step down from his hosting duties on the series. Frank presented three series of Landscape Artist and four series of Portrait Artist alongside Joan, helping to establish the shows as the most popular series on Sky Arts.

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TV Review, Bliss, Sky One

When I heard that American comedian David Cross was writing a comedy starring Stephen Mangan as an Englishman with two families who do not know about each other I assumed that one family would be in America, one in the UK. Maybe the budget didn't stretch that far. On the other hand there is plenty of additional tension as both families live in Bristol.

News: First Images From New Stephen Mangan Comedy Bliss

The first pictures have been released from the new Sky One comedy Bliss. The series stars Stephen Mangan (Episodes), Heather Graham (The Hangover I & III, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me) and Jo Hartley (This Is England). 

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News: Stephen Mangan To Star and Co-Write New C4 Comedy

Written by Robert Delamere and Stephen Mangan, who also stars, Hang Ups is an unconventional comedy about an unconventional therapist trying to keep his unconventional life, and patients, from falling apart.

Stephen Mangan (Episodes, Green Wing, Dirk Gently) stars as Dr. Richard Pitt, a therapist with a chequered professional career, who finds himself at a crossroads in life – a crossroads precipitated by the startling realisation that his life appears to be falling apart at the seams….

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