For One Knight Only


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Lockdown Theatre, in association with Acting for Others today announces For One Knight Only, a special evening of intimate conversation with British acting legends Dame Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Maggie Smith hosted by Sir Kenneth Branagh. The live Q&A will take place via Zoom on Sunday 29 November at 7pm and there will be opportunities for audience members to participate throughout the event.

All proceeds will be donated to leading theatrical charity Acting for Others who provide emotional and financial support to theatre workers in times of need through its 14 member charities. For more information and to buy tickets please visit: - all tickets must be booked in advance and box office closes 1 hour before.

This is the latest from Lockdown Theatre, a quarantine initiative set up to present exclusive live table reads with all-star casts, raising money to support Acting for Others. Previous events have included Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot, NoëI Coward’s Private Lives and Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound, with actors including Sanjeev Bhaskar, Emilia Clarke, Robert Lindsay, Joanna Lumley, Michael Palin, Jennifer Saunders and Emma Thompson, raising over £112,000 for those in need.

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Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh appearing at this event

One the giants of British theatre over the last few decades. As an actor, director and producer, he has played all of the great Shakespearian roles on the greatest stages in the country. He is also a star of many films, from his own 4-hour version of Hamlet, to his show-stealing comic turn as a celebrity-obsessed magician in Harry Potter.

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Dame Judi Dench

Dame Judi Dench appearing at this event

The renowned British actress whose versatility over the years has never failed to astound her audience. She is just as convincing in sitcom as she is on screen as Queen Victoria.

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Sir Derek Jacobi

Sir Derek George Jacobi, an English actor and director, was knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre. Like Laurence Olivier, he bears the distinction of holding two knighthoods, Danish and British. He is regarded to have one of the most outstanding speaking voices ever with studied tonality and an exceptional elocution in drama.

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Maggie Smith

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Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen appearing at this event

Twice nominated for the Oscar, and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian McKellen is widely regarded as one of the world's finest actors.

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