Award-winning TV chat show host, Jonathan Ross, has been announced as the interviewer who will quiz Hollywood action hero and movie legend Sylvester Stallone live on stage during An Evening with Sylvester Stallone at the London Palladium on Saturday 11 January.
Stallone, the star, writer, producer and director of almost 90 movies and the only actor in history to open a number one film across five decades, has promised to get up close and personal with his UK fans, sharing private moments and unique insights from his long career, from the breakthrough Rocky to his latest blockbuster movie franchise, The Expendables.
So be prepared to be captivated, enlightened and entertained and even ask your own question in a post-interview Q & A session with the audience.
An Evening with Sylvester Stallone is produced by Rocco Buonvino and Joe Ricotta. In June 2013, Mr Buonvino also presented the sold-out, acclaimed An Evening with Al Pacino at the London Palladium.
Sylvester Stallone has established worldwide recognition as an actor, writer and director since he played the title role in his own screenplay of Rocky, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Rocky grew to a franchise of five sequels and in 2006 concluded with Rocky Balboa, a critical and audience success which resolutely confirmed both Stallone and Rocky as iconic cultural symbols. In more recent times, Stallone wrote, directed and starred in Rambo, which continued the saga of Vietnam vet John Rambo 25 years after the debut of Rambo: First Blood. His most ambitious project, the action thriller The Expendables, which he wrote, directed and starred in, saw him hire an all star action cast including Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Eric Roberts, Dolph Lungren and Steve Austin – as well as Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 2002 Stallone was honored by the Video Dealers Software Association when he was presented with the ‘Action Star of the Millennium Award’. In addition, Stallone’s influence and appreciation have been acknowledged worldwide. In 2008 The Zurich Film Festival presented him with the Festival’s Inaugural Golden Icon Award, which recognized his achievements as a great American Actor and Filmmaker and in 2009, The Venice Film Festival honored Stallone with their Glory to the Filmmaker Award. For the release of The Expendables Stallone was honored at the Spike TV’s Guy’s Choice Awards with the coveted GuyCon Award, presented by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. At the 2010 Comicon Convention, he was the first inductee into the IGN Action Hero Hall of Fame. On January 24, he will be seen starring in Grudge Match co-starring with Robert DeNiro. Most recently he was on location in Bulgaria shooting Expendables 3 with many of the original cast as well as with Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford and Antonio Bandaras. In March, 2014, Rocky the Musical will open at The Winter Garden on Broadway. The musical is based on the original film written by Stallone with music by Stephen Flaherty and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime).
Jonathan Ross, OBE, is a stalwart of British TV, currently on ITV with his chat show on Saturday nights. He presented over 200 episodes of his iconic BBC1 chat show, Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, which won five BAFTA Awards. From 2001 to 2010, Jonathan was host of the BBC1 flagship film show. His BBC Radio 2 Saturday morning Jonathan Ross Show won four Sony Awards and ran from 1999 until 2010. He has hosted the BAFTAs and currently hosts the British Comedy Awards on Channel 4.
Producer Rocco Buonvino has staged some of the biggest global entertainment events, from sold-out concerts to musical theatre productions and bespoke events with superstar artists. Rocco’s achievements include organising and staging the world premiere of Robin Gibb’s Titanic Requiem Concert at Westminster Central Hall and The Soldiers Charity Concert at the London Palladium. Other musical credits include promoting and staging of shows by world renowned artists such as Cliff Richard, Rod Stewart, The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, and the star studded Beatles Symphonica, a spectacular orchestral concert of pure classical interpretations with special star singers to celebrate the music of the world’s greatest legendary band –The Beatles. Held at The Royal Albert Hall, star performers included Dame Shirley Bassey, Tony Christie, Beverley Knight and Susan Black.
Rocco Buonvino and Joe Ricotta present an evening with Sylvester Stalone
Saturday 11 January
at 7.30pmThe London Palladium
Box office: 08442 439 475
Ticket prices: £45 – £350 (strictly limited) + booking fee
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