An Evening With Dame Joan Collins

An Evening With Dame Joan Collins
Dubai Opera December 12th 2017

Thursday, February 27, 2014

TV ALERT : QVC ITALIA .. FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28TH 2014 .. 10:00 - 11:00 AM ...


Joan is currently in Milan where she will appear on QVC Italia on Friday 28th and    
March 1st to present Timeless Beauty..
Joan Collins, Timeless Beauty
Friday, February 28, 2014
10:00 - 11:00              
Check out QVC Italia. Discover Joan Collins Timeless Beauty created by an icon of glamor that offers inspiration to all women and opportunity 'to feel beautiful at any age'.
Next programming
Friday, February 28, 2014
16:00 - 17:00
Saturday, March 1, 2014
11:00 - 12:00
Saturday, March 1, 2014
16:00 - 17:00
Monday, March 3, 2014
05:00 - 06:00

TV / EVENT ALERT!! JOAN IS COMING TO QVC! TUESDAY MARCH 4TH UK

Joan Collins is coming to QVC!
Joan CollinsThe QVC cast just got classier as we welcome, the one and only, Joan
Collins!
Don’t miss Joan’s premiere on Tuesday 4th March at 2pm!

Known worldwide for her glamour and talent, the actress has starred in classics such as ‘Dynasty’ and ‘Decadence’, as well as modern day successes like ‘Will and Grace’.
Adding to her impressive Hollywood CV, Joan is now joining QVC with her own range!
To find out more about Joan’s latest career adventure, grab this week’s You magazine, with you-know-who as the front cover star! Read the
brilliant interview to find out more about Joan and why she’s joining us!
And here’s the date to add to your diary Tuesday 4th March at 2pm

PHOTO OF THE DAY : STAR GUEST JOAN'S CENTRE STAGE!

Joan takes centre stage as she guests on The Raffaella Carra Show in 1988...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S COLLARED THE MARKET IN GLAMOUR!

I featured some wonderful rarely seen Gary Bernstein portraits from 1989 recently which proved very popular.. Here is another fabulous shot..

Monday, February 24, 2014

PHOTO OF THE DAY : COMEDY IS SERIOUSLY SCRIPTED FOR JOAN!



Joan looks over her ever changing script on set of the sitcom 'Roseanne' on which she guested as Roseanne Barr's cousin Ronnie in 1993..

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

EVENT ALERT : ONE NIGHT WITH JOAN .. HOLDERS SEASON 2014 .. BARBADOS .. MARCH 22ND ...

Joan is scheduled to appear on March 22nd 2014 to perform her internationally successful one woman show 'One Night With Joan' for an exclusive engagement as part of the 2014 Holders Season of Events sponsered by Virgin Atlantic.. 

Holders Season, Barbados - Tickets

 
You can purchase tickets for the 2014 Virgin Atlantic Holders Season from TicketPal here or from the Box Office on +1 246 432 7338.

Holders Season - Holders, Barbados

 
Virgin Atlantic Holders Season 2014 
Programme*
Holders’ 21st Season truly has everything. Major international names, massive variety and a generous serving of its trademark sense of fun – all served up in the exquisite and atmospheric gardens of Holders House.
Stewart Collins – Artistic Director
Thursday 20th March - Dining with the Divas 
The best possible way to enjoy ‘a night at the opera’. The glamorous operatic soprano Melinda Hughes is joined by the equally charismatic tenor Alex Tsilogiannis in an evening of love, laughter, and intrigue. Also featuring the dashing pianistic talents of Jeremy Limb, the wit and words of wisdom of your host Mr. Kit Hesketh-Harvey and all served up with a three course opera supper on the magnificent Holders Gallery.
Saturday 22nd March - One Night with Joan Collins
The 2014 Season’s Little Theatre programme opens with the inimitable, extraordinary talent of  world renown actress Joan Collins, sharing the stories and secrets of her celebrated career as one of the world’s most glamorous and intriguing personalities. With the same engaging wit and frankness that turned her two memoirs Past Imperfect and Second Act into New York Times best-sellers Ms. Collins takes to the stage with honesty, style and grace. When the show debuted in the United Kingdom, the Times of London hailed Joan as “riveting, endearing and a terrific storyteller”.
Monday 24th March - Comedy Night
A regular highlight of the Season, Holders’ comedy night will hit the funny bone with a double bill featuring the hilarity of international headliner, the British comedian Rory Bremner followed by Holders’ favourite, master songsmith Kit Hesketh-Harvey and stage partner James McConnel.
Wednesday 26th March - Lesley Garrett and Friends
The singer who, it is claimed, single handedly transformed the world of classical music with a soprano voice to die for, a dazzling personality and a rare ability to convey her love of music is joined by two virtuoso talents, former BBC Young Musician of the Year, clarinetist Emma Johnson, and leading international pianist Andrew West. Sumptuous, moving and entertaining.
Friday 28th March - The Sinatra Jukebox
Superb jazz interpreter Gary Williams together with pianist extraordinaire Harry the Piano and sax-master Simon Bates spoil us for choice with 100 great Sinatra songs to choose from, but what will tonight’s concert be? You, the audience, choose the songs; they make up the concert on the spot. A virtuoso evening of sure-fire winners.
Saturday 29th March - Indian Night (Artists TBC)
Tuesday 1st April - The Play that goes wrong
Following the huge success in 2013 of the comedy theatre piece, Casablanca – the Gin Joint Cut, Holders Season presents the award winning comedy tour de force that is The Play that goes wrong.What’s it about? It’s a play that goes wrong! Very wrong. A major Edinburgh Festival hit, The Play… has already enjoyed a sell out London West End run and comes to Holders at the start of a major world tour.
Wednesday 2nd April - 100 Years of Jazz (in 99 minutes)
Absolutely the most comprehensive and entertaining evening’s of jazz you will ever come across. Brilliantly compered by the six strong cast of leading ‘jazzers’ from London’s renowned Boisedale’s Club, 100 Years of Jazz is a highly entertaining journey through the decades taking in everything from New Orleans to be-bop, swing to Latin, hot to cool, from Chicago to New York and from thence around the world! An A – Z of jazz’s biggest names from Louis Armstrong to Weather Report’s Joe Zawinul.
Saturday 5th April - Gala Night
Holders Season welcomes its first ever artists from Sweden to headline the closing night of the 2013 Season. A huge star around the world and one of the first western artists to make it huge in China, Robert Wells is a cross between Elton John, Richard Clayderman and Little Richard - a phenomenal pianist and a great showman he is joined by Lars Risberg (Bass) Roine Johansson (Drums) and a guest vocalist.
The Season’s finale is joyous and energetic in the hands of the wildly successful singing sextet, The Magnets. Hugely successful around the world, with their harmonies, humour and beatbox extraordinaire Andy Frost, The Magnets will ensure the 2014 Holders Season ends with a bang.
*Programme subject to change 
About Holders Season
This annual performing arts festival showcases the best in opera, theatre and concerts. A combination of up-and-coming talent and established artists perform in the lush gardens of the spectacular 17th century Holders House.
Past editions have seen Luciano Pavarotti wow audiences and an innovative reinterpretation of The Tempest set to the intoxicating thrum of Caribbean music.
The festival runs annually in late February and March and epitomises the relaxed glamour of Barbados. 
 
Great entertainment, flowing Champagne and the flicker of candlelight set in the warm evening make these nights to remember. 

EVENT ALERT : MARY PORTAS LIVING & GIVING SHOP HAND PAINTED SCARVES AUCTION... NOW LIVE!

Just a reminder that you can now bid on Tara Newley's exclusive hand painted scarf to help raise funds for Save The Children in association with Mary Portas Living & Giving Shop. .. Here is the link to ebay!
http://members.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=maryslivingandgivingshop

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN GIVES THE BLUES.. THE BOLD SHOULDER!

This sensational shot is another gloriously glamorous shot by Fadil Berisha...

Friday, February 21, 2014

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S BOOKED TO BE IN THE CLUB!

I featured a great interview Joan did for Magic FM the other day.. Here is a lovely shot of Joan with presenter Angie Greaves during her Book Club interview..

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

PHOTO OF THE DAY : IT'S A ONE NIGHT SHOT FOR JOAN!

This stunning new shot by Fadil Berisha will be used for upcoming promotion for USA dates of 'One Night With Joan'...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

PROMO UPDATE : ANGIE'S BOOK CLUB ..MAGIC 105.4 .. PASSION FOR LIFE ..



Joan dropped into the Magic 105.4 studios to chat to Angie Greaves about her current bestseller 'Passion For Life'.. Here is a chance to see as well as hear the interview!


Monday, February 17, 2014

EVENT UPDATE :ROYAL ACADEMY DRAMATIC ARTS RECEPTION .. BUCKINGHAM PALACE .. FEBRUARY 17TH 2014

Joan attended a special reception celebrating dramatic arts at Buckingham Palace earlier.. Also in attendance were Angela Lansbury.. Roger Moore.. Lynda LaPlante.. Helen Mirren and David Attenborough among others  Joan also celebrated her 12th wedding anniversary today!
JOAN & PERCY MEET THE QUEEN
JOAN & RICHARD E GRANT CHATS TO THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE

PHOTO OF THE DAY : THE GLOVES ARE ON FOR JOAN & GARY!

This rare shot is by legendary photographer Gary Bernstein..

Sunday, February 16, 2014

ON THE COVER : THE MAYFAIR MAGAZINE.. FEBRUARY 2014 ..

Joan features on the cover of the current issue of The Mayfair Magazine in a classic portrait by legendary photographer Cornel Lucas. Am exhibition of his classic portraits can be seen at The National Theatre's .. Lyttleton Exhibition Area..

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S RAVISHING IN RED!

Joan looks sensationally super in this stunning promo shot by Fadil Berisha....

Saturday, February 15, 2014

PHOTO OF THE DATE : JOAN'S A JEWEL FOR GARY!

This rare shot from 1989 features Joan promoting her then jewellery line is by legendary photographer Gary Bernstein.

Friday, February 14, 2014

PHOTO OF THE DAY : VIP JOAN CHECKS IN FOR FIRST CLASS SERVICE!

As Joan tweeted about British Airways yesterday here is a photo featuring her in the BA advert in the 80's...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S GOT A BONE TO PICK AS TOP DOG CRYSTAL!

Joan takes her seat behind the Solana managers office desk as she checks in to check out the running of the hotel in tonights final episode of Benidorm on ITV1 at 9:00pm.. Joan plays the Solana Group CEO Crystal Hennessy Vass..

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

PHOTO OF THE DAY : DERREN HAS A LITTLE PART NEXT TO JOAN!

Joan is seen here with Derren Little in a promo shot for the final episode of the current series of 'Benidorm' screening this Thursday on ITV1 at 9:00pm... Derren who created the series has a small role of Crystal Hennessy Vass's driver!

PRESS UPDATE: WHAT'S ON TV ... FEBRUARY 8-14..2014

Joan features in the current issue of What's On TV magazine as her guest appearance in the final episode of the current series of 'Benidorm' can be seen this Thursday 13th at 9:00pm on ITV1.. For those outside the UK & Ireland, the dvd of Season 6 is out on Monday 17th on Region 2...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

EVENT UPDATE? : ONE NIGHT WITH JOAN ..LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE .. LONDON FEBRUARY 2014

After Saturday's show in Joan's dressing room..

Had a lovely weekend in London to attend Joan's last two performances of the current run of 'One Night With Joan'. The show will next play in Barbados as part of Holders Season of events, followed by a date in Dubai and two night at Michael Feinstein's new venue at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. See side bar for booking details.. (Dubai details coming soon!) .. Here is a selection of photos with Joan and various friends..
My friend Hunter Gibson after Sunday's show..




Friend Glen Chevannes after Saturday night's show
Joan with my other friend Rob
Glen after the final performance on Sunday
Lovely dinner at Colbert's with Joan on Sunday evening..


Monday, February 10, 2014

PRESS UPDATE : THE AGE ... FEBRUARY 9TH 2014 .. PASSION FOR LIFE BOOK REVIEW..

 
 
PASSION FOR LIFE Joan Collins
Constable, $29.99
Reviewed by Peter Craven
Joan Collins, Joan Collins is an enduring marvel in the world of entertainment - no one who encountered her as Alexis in Dynasty is liable to forget that extraordinary orchid compounded of evil and beauty that she created. Collins' characterisation turned a viable melodramatic '80s soap into a thing of wonder.
It is typical of Collins that when she won a Golden Globe for the role, she thanked Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor for knocking back the part. She has always been a woman who has had the humour to ride the wild horse of her own sense of style and outrage. Her pieces in The Spectator talking about this bit of contemporary life and the glory of that party back then, and a thousand other things, are testament to a personality that can seem by turns glassy and frail, but has an aspect to it that is tough as nails.
 
And she's consistently funny because she packs a fair bit of reality into that extraordinarily glamourpuss persona. When asked about the fact that her current husband, Percy, was decades younger than herself, she said: ''Well, if he dies, he dies''.
There's a sense that Collins was always destined to be a super-diva of the small screen, partly because she brought to it, by some principle of magnetism and distortion, a prior period of stardom. She says herself that Elizabeth Taylor was the last of the truly legendary Hollywood stars, and Collins, who had been a minor deity on the big screen - though everyone in the world who went to the movies knew who she was - somehow realised when her moment had come.
The girl who had been in The Sea Wife with Richard Burton and Young Bess with Bette Davis brought to Dynasty a mature glamour, a black-hearted middle-aged beauty - always at the edge of camp - of which television had previously scarcely dreamt.
Small screen super-diva: Now 80, Joan Collins has yet to dial down the glamour.It's amazing to think that Joan Collins, who turns heads in her eighth decade, was born in '30s Britain; that her dad was a showbiz agent; and that her sister - younger, but forever young - is the bestselling trash-mistress, Jackie Collins.
Unlike Jackie, Joan has never Americanised herself, and her days at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art still show. You can get a BBC DVD set of Joan Collins doing a pile of Noel Coward plays, often playing the minor Gertrude Lawrence - and she acquits herself remarkably well.
There have been a swag of Joan Collins memoirs, but Passion for Life has a wonderfully lush collection of photographs, so if you want to feast on Joan Collins with Jerry Hall or the Queen, or whoever, this is the book for you.
It is light as air, even by the standards of Collins' previous memoirs. There is nothing like the harrowing account of how she fought for the life of her daughter, Katy, in a coma after an accident, and won (though the incident is referred to). No, this is a kind of album with chapters under topics, husbands, Dynasty, whatever, and it has the easy intoxication of a cocktail - exotically sweet and inscrutably potent - sipped in the sun.
It is, in fact, an absolutely traditional, rather gorgeously produced piece of memorabilia that will delight the soul of anyone who thrills at the thought of Joan Collins, but will also capture the attention of the larger world that is aware of her simply because its sumptuousness (which testifies to the ways her stardom was constructed) reminds us of the bite and sparkle of the woman behind it all.

EVENT UPDATE: THE LADY TAVERNERS TRIBUTE LUNCH TO GRAHAM NORTON .. NOVEMBER 1ST 2013.. THE DORCHESTER..

Joan attended a special tribute 
lunch for Graham Norton last November at The Dorchester organised by Judith Chalmers and the Lady Taverners... Here is a lovely shot of Joan and Graham at the event..

EVENT ALERT : FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO .. ONE NIGHT WITH JOAN.. SAN FRANCISCO .. APRIL 10TH & 11TH 2014 ..

Joan Collins,


Joan Collins"One Night With Joan"

Joan Collins "One Night With Joan"

Thursday, Apr 10 & Friday Apr 11th  2014 8:00 PM PDT
Click following link to book!
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4074184

http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4074204

, San Francisco, CA
Joan Collins is making her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut in "One Night With Joan." Hear stories and secrets of her celebrated life and career as one of the world's most glamorous and intriquing actresses during this not to be missed intimate evening. Joan Collins will take the stage with honesty, style and grace and with the same engaging wit and frankness that turned her two memoirs, Past Imperfect and Second Act, into international best sellers. Her latest memoir Passion for Life has just been published by Constable & Robinson.
She'll share the ups and downs of her career and screen rare and often hilarious film footage from her life. It's a chance to hear first hand about her screen test for Cleopatra and why she lost the role to Elizabeth Taylor, her on set encounters with the formidable Bette Davis, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Paul Newman and Richard Burton. Another highlight of the evening are outtakes and her legendary bitch fights with Linda Evans in Dynasty. The evening concludes with a question and answer session which is your chance to ask Joan Collins anything you've always wanted to know about her amazing life.
Joan Collins has appeared in more than 60 feature films and hundreds of tv shows including creating the role of Alexis Carrington on Dynasty, one of the most highly rated television dramas of all time. Her novels and memoirs have sold over 50 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 30 languages. She is a regular diarist for The Spectator and a contributor to the Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Times and Harper's Bazaar. On stage she has performed on Broadway, The West End and in national tours in the UK and North America.
Joan Collins is recognized worldwide as a fashion maven of timeless beauty and is a brand ambassador and spokeswoman for top cosmetic, health aand beauty companies. She is also a great humanitarian dedicated to the wellbeing of women, children and families regularly lending her support and celebrity to causes that include finding a cure for breast cancer and empowering children wiht learning disabilities.
She is married to Theatrical Producer Percy Gibson and they live between their homes in Los Angeles, London, New York and the South of France. In 1997 she received and OBE Award for her lifetime contribution to the arts and her continuing charity work.
"Joan is SUCH entertaining company!" London Sunday Times
"In a word...FAAAAAbulous!" New York Times
"We Spent TWO nights with Joan because she's that good!" Gay Times London

Sunday, February 9, 2014

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN AND SWIFTY ARE IN THE FRAME!

This wonderful shot from 1992 features Joan with legendary agent Swifty Lazar and was photographed by Annie Liebovitz..