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Exclusive: “You’re popping our cherry,” Colin Firth laughed as I sat down to lunch with him and his production partner Ged Doherty last week at the Four Seasons. He was referring to the fact that he and Doherty had not done any interviews to date about Raindog Films, the production company they founded in 2011. It has been five years since the Oscar-winning actor of The King’s Speech, and so many other films, teamed with Doherty, the former music company executive who was… »
In Christopher Isherwood’s 1964 novel, “A Single Man,” a homosexual dies unexpectedly and his body is immediately referred to as something akin to the morning’s garbage. In the 2009 film version directed by Tom Ford, Colin Firth doesn’t turn into garbage. Rather, he becomes the best-dressed corpse ever. David Hyde Pierce doesn’t resemble the contents of a body bag in Adam Bock’s provocative new play, “A Life,” nor is he even very well groomed. But he is a single gay man, not entirely satisfied with his life; and as in the Isherwood classic, we experience the ferocious rush of life. »
- Robert Hofler
Writer-producer Peter Morgan and director Stephen Daldry were the royal couple at the Museum of Modern Art on Sunday as Netflix hosted a sneak-peek screening for the pair’s period drama “The Crown,” which bows Nov. 4.
At the dinner that followed at the Modern, guests were quick to genuflect to producers and cast members for the artistry of the series that examines Queen Elizabeth II’s early years on the throne. Claire Foy drew raves for a performance that depicts Qeii as a woman as much as a monarch. Matt Smith impressed with his work as the conflicted Prince Philip, while Jared Harris nearly runs away with the first two episodes with his touching portrayal of the dying King George VI.
Harris was humble about how he landed the part. “Colin Firth was too expensive,” he joked, citing the star of the Oscar-winning 2010 feature “The King’s Speech.”
“The Crown,” from »
- Cynthia Littleton
The unbreakable bond between a dedicated husband and wife is one of the strongest loves that drives humanity. That connection is powerfully showcased in the upcoming biopic, ‘Loving,’ which had its Los Angeles premiere ahead of its U.S. release. The drama is set to be distributed in theaters on November 4 by Focus Features. Among the guests who attended ‘Loving’s premiere red carpet and after party were the lead performers, Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, as well as producer, Colin Firth and writer-director, Jeff Nichols. The L.A. premiere was held after the movie was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. ‘Loving’ follows the [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
While the 1958 marriage between, Mildred, a Native American and black woman, and Richard, a white man, was considered a turning point for American civil rights, writer-director Jeff Nichols stressed that their story wasn’t so black and white.
“There are a lot of forms of activism, theirs happened to be a commitment to each other that wasn’t part of a movement or an agenda, it was very sincere,” Nichols shared.
Although the couple’s union violated Virginia’s anti-miscegenation law at the time, forcing them to leave the Commonwealth for 25 years, producer Colin Firth said that their ultimate U.S. Supreme Court victory had a global reach.
“I was very fired up about this story,” said the British actor. “My father taught »
- Mannie Holmes
Acclaimed British artist Lincoln Townley, who counts the likes of Sir Michael Caine, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro amongst his fans, will head to Los Angeles this week after being commissioned to paint the honourees for this year’s prestigious Britannia Award.
The BAFTA Brtitannia Award is the highest accolade presented by BAFTA Los Angeles, and is a celebration of achievement honouring individuals and companies from the Us, UK and beyond who have dedicated their careers or corporate missions to advancing the art-forms of the moving image.
Honourees over the years have included Sir Michael Caine, Martin Scorsese, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Anthony Hopkins, Colin Firth, Clint Eastwood, Dame Helen Mirren, Steven Spielberg, Ben Stiller, George Lucas, Kate Winslet, Robert De Niro, Daniel Day Lewis and George Clooney.
Last year BAFTA La’s official artist-in-residence, »
- Paul Heath
Colin Firth has become the latest addition to the cast of Disney’s Mary Poppins sequel, with Variety reporting that the Oscar-winner has signed on to play William Weatherall Wilkins, president of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, in Mary Poppins Returns.
The sequel, which takes place 25 years after the original, will reunite Into the Woods director Rob Marshall with Emily Blunt, who is taking on the iconic role of Mary Poppins. She is joined in the cast by Meryl Streep (Into the Woods) as Mary’s cousin Topsy, Ben Whishaw (Spectre) as Michael Banks, Emily Mortimer (The Newsroom) as Jane Banks, and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) as a street lamplighter called Jack.
Mary Poppins Returns is set for release on December 25th, 2018. »
- Gary Collinson
Mary Poppins Returns just got even more British. Colin Firth has signed on for the Disney sequel, joining Emily Blunt as the practically perfect nanny and Lin-Manuel Miranda as her lamplighter buddy Jack. Also starring are Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, and Emily Mortimer. Find out which character Firth is playing below. Variety reports Firth is in negotiations to play William […]
- Angie Han
According to a report by Variety, Firth would take the role of William Weatherall Wilkins of the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, at which George Banks, the children’s father, works in the first film.
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- Alan Evans
The film will start shooting next year and will actually be set 25 years after the events of the first movie where Michael and Jane Banks (Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer) get a visit from their childhood nanny, the magical Mary Poppins (Blunt).
Variety reports that Firth will be playing William Weatherall Wilkins, president of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank.
Rob Marshall is directing the film for Disney with a release date of December 25th 2018 already set.
- Paul Heath
According to Variety, Colin Firth has joined the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, the upcoming Emily Blunt-starring sequel to the original Julie Andrews film—or at least the P.L. Travers book that the original film was based on. The decision to cast Firth probably came after some Disney executive looked over the cast list and wondered where Colin Firth was. “You’ve got Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, and Meryl Streep,” this imaginary person said, “But where’s the cranky-yet-charming Englishman played with typical aplomb by Colin Firth? You can’t have a movie about British people without Mr. Darcy!”
At that point, Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall sheepishly hung his head and tried to come up with a character—any character—that could be played Firth. “Oh yeah,” he perks up. “Colin Firth is playing William Weatherall Wilkins, the president of the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. That »
- Sam Barsanti
Despite the fact that the announcement of a Mary Poppins sequel was met with something of a mixed response, the way the cast has since come together understandably has a lot of people very excited. The latest addition should help ensure that continues being the case, as Bridget Jones’ Baby and Kingsman: The Golden Circle […]
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- Josh Wilding
Variety has the scoop, revealing the British thesp is in line to land the role of William Weatherall Wilkins, president of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. On board to craft what Disney hopes to be a super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious screenplay is David Magee, with Marc Platt and John DeLuca attached to produce.
Meanwhile, Sicario star Emily Blunt will takes point as the magical caretaker, headlining a story that “will take place in Depression-era London (when the books were originally written) and follows a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, who, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins (Blunt) following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack (Miranda), she helps the family rediscover the joy »
- Michael Briers
Colin Firth is in negotiations to play William Weatherall Wilkins, president of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, in Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” TheWrap has learned. Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Lin Manuel-Miranda have already been cast in the film. Emily Mortimer was also recently cast in Disney’s live-action musical. The English actress will play Jane Banks in the film, being directed by Rob Marshall. Also Read: Disney CEO Bob Iger to Write Book for Random House Her character will be featured alongside Michael (to be played by Ben Whishaw), as they portray the children cared for by famed nanny Mary Poppins. »
- Meriah Doty
Firth will play William Weatherall Wilkins, president of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank.
The movie is set 25 years after the original. Michael and Jane Banks (Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer) are all grown up and suddenly get a visit from the magical nanny.
The movie also stars Meryl Streep as Poppins’ cousin. Blunt will be playing the title character, with “Hamilton” star Miranda portraying a street lamplighter named Jack.
The screenplay will be written by Oscar nominee David Magee based on “The Mary Poppins Stories” by P.L. Travers. Marc Shaiman is composing an all-new score and Scott Wittman will be writing original songs.
“Mary Poppins Returns” will hit theaters on Dec. 25, 2018.
Firth has had a busy year »
- Justin Kroll
dick clark productions announced today that acclaimed new director and established fashion designer Tom Ford will receive this year’s “Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award” for “Nocturnal Animals,” Academy Award-nominated producer Marc Platt will receive the “Hollywood Producer Award” for his numerous films this year including “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” “The Girl on the Train” and “La La Land,” and two-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan will receive the “Hollywood Screenwriter Award” for his screenplay “Manchester by the Sea” at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards. The awards ceremony, celebrating its 20th anniversary as the official launch of the awards season®, will be hosted by actor and comedian James Corden, and will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 6, 2016. The Hollywood Film Awards honors some of the most acclaimed films and actors, as well as artists in Cinematography, Visual Effects, Film Composing, Costume Design, »
Grant will play the Paddington sequel’s main villain, Phoenix Buchanan, a vain, charming acting legend whose star has fallen in recent years. Gleeson will play “Knuckles” McGinty, a notorious safe-cracker and legendary strongman who becomes an unexpected new ally for Paddington.
The anticipated sequel finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to »
- email@example.com (Matt Mueller)
I don’t know about anyone else, but I loved the superb action-comedy that was Kingsman: The Secret Service when it landed back in 2014. The fact that a sequel was soon put into motion due to the first’s huge success was slightly worrying as we were always afraid that the filmmakers couldn’t top the genius of the original.
What Fox have done though is bring back everyone that was involved in the first movie – screenwriter Jane Goldman, director Matthew Vaughn and stars Taron Egerton and even Colin Firth (!) Well, on the trailer for her new film Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children, Goldman has teased us with what we can expect with ‘Kingsman 2’, which is formally known as Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Here’s what she had to say to Collider.
“It’s more crazy than the first one, if such thing is possible, it’s pretty crazy… »
- Paul Heath
Simon Brew Oct 5, 2016
Kingsman: The Golden Circle promises to be an even more off-the-wall treat than the first movie...
Director Matthew Vaughn has been busy filming Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the sequel to last year’s surprise hit Kingsman: The Secret Service. Taron Egerton is returning in the lead role, and the cast also includes Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Elton John and Jeff Bridges.
Filming has wrapped on the movie, and post-production work is well underway. But its screenwriter, Jane Goldman, has been on the publicity trail for her new film, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. And whilst chatting with Collider, the subject of Kingsman 2 came up.
“It’s more crazy than the first one, if such thing is possible, it’s pretty crazy”, she teased.
“We’re very fortunate to have Julianne Moore playing the villain, and she’s incredible… I think that people »
Everett is joined in the cast of the film by Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Edwin Thomas (Churchill: 100 Days That Saved Britain), Colin Morgan (Merlin), Emily Watson (War Horse), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1), Beatrice Dalle (Betty Blue) and John Standing (The Elephant Man).
- Gary Collinson
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