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BBC One has announced the three-part drama series "Rillington Place" which Bandit Television and Endemol Shine Group will produce. The story is based on a series of murders that took place in the 1940s and 50s in London's Notting Hill area at the infamous No. 10 building on the titular street.
The series unfolds from the viewpoints of three key players - the multiple murderer John Christie, his wife Ethel, and their neighbor Timothy Evans. John murdered at least eight women and was hanged, while Evans was hanged for the murders of his own wife and daughter.
It was later learned Christie killed Evans' wife, Evans was granted a posthumous pardon in 1966 and that miscarriage of justice was said to have been a major contributor to the abolition of capital punishment in Britain.
- Garth Franklin
Veteran naturalist says the corporation – which has been forced to take on the £750m cost of free TV licences for the over-75s – is often taken for granted
Sir David Attenborough has said he is “always fearful” for the future of the BBC.
The veteran naturalist was speaking during a visit to the Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester, which was championed by his late brother, the film-maker Lord Attenborough.
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- Press Association
Going where many a documentarian have gone before, and often to poor results, Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna) has been tapped for the fiction feature Silver Ghost. It’s perhaps fitting that this also concerns the world of automobiles, albeit in a more relaxed area than Formula 1 racing, being the story of “the creation of the [Rolls-Royce], the odd-couple relationship between Charles Stewart Rolls and Henry Royce, the early days of the aviation industry and a passionate romance.” [Screen Daily]
It’s a passion project-of-sorts for producer Martin Scorsese, who’s been involved since the late Richard Attenborough was developing it. There’s no further word at this moment, but with the director’s Sikelia Productions at the helm (Zuma Productions and Anthony Haas are also involved on that front), one expects it’ll move along quickly.
- Nick Newman
From the pulse-pounding Senna to his intimate (and button-pushing) Amy Winehouse documentary, filmmaker Asif Kapadia has developed a knack for transitioning real-life events on the silver screen with aplomb. It’s a talent that hasn’t gone unnoticed, either, and the director’s next project will pave the way for an exciting collaboration with Martin Scorsese.
Getting behind the wheel of Rolls Royce origins drama Silver Ghost, Kapadia’s next foray behind the lens will be brought to life in partnership via Sikelia Productions and Zuma Productions, with Scorsese on board to produce. First hatched back in 2012 by the late, great Richard Attenborough, Scorsese has been attached to the feature film for years, and now that Silver Ghost has landed a director, the wheels will surely creak into motion.
Held up as two mavericks that dared to be different in the hyper-competitive world of car manufacturing, Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, »
- Michael Briers
Though perhaps not on the scale of Ridley Scott, Martin Scorsese also tends to put his name to projects that sometimes disappear down the rabbit hole of development never to be seen again. And so it's not quite surprising that four years after "Silver Ghost" was first announced, not much was heard about it. But the project is now back on track, with a director going behind the camera for the Scorsese produced joint. Read More: Review: Asif Kapadia's Powerful Amy Winehouse Documentary 'Amy' "Amy" and "Senna" director Asif Kapadia will helm the project that will detail the origins of the Rolls-Royce, and likely also detail Rolls-Royce collaborator Lord Montagu of Beaulieu's affair with his secretary, Eleanor Thornton, who was the model for the signature Rolls-Royce hood ornament, “The Spirit of Ecstasy.” Fun fact: many years ago, this movie almost happened with Christian Bale starring, and Lord Richard Attenborough directing. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Asif Kapadia is set to direct Silver Ghost, a fact based drama that will be a coproduction betwen Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions and Zuma Productions. Scorsese, who was first brought the project years ago by the late Richard Attenborough, will produce with Anthony Haas. Kapadia helmed the terrific racing docu Senna, called the film a “true story [that] weaves together the lives of five remarkable people that changed the destiny of the Western world and I am… »
Hot off directing the Oscar-nominated documentary feature “Amy,” Asaf Kapadia will direct the drama “Silver Ghost” about the making of the classic Rolls-Royce model of the same name. Alongside the narrative about the making of the iconic car, the film will also follow a passionate affair that explores the theme of love and loss. The project was initially developed by the late director Richard Attenborough and producer Anthony Haas. The feature film will be a co-production between Martin Scorsese‘s Sikelia Productions and Zuma Productions. Also Read: Martin Scorsese Hopes to 'Direct a Few More' Episodes of 'Vinyl' “I’ve been captivated by the story. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
The project, first unveiled in 2012, will be a co-production between Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions and Zuma Productions. “Silver Ghost” is set at the turn of the 20th Century, and traces the story of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce founding the iconic British motor company.
Kapadia is nominated with James Gay-Rees for an Academy Award for best documentary for the Amy Winehouse biopic “Amy.” His 2010 doc “Senna,” on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, won the BAFTA award for top documentary.
“What struck me when I read ‘Silver Ghost’ was how this true story weaves together the lives of five remarkable people that changed the destiny of the Western world and I »
- Dave McNary
Silver Ghost was developed by the late Richard Attenborough and encompasses the creation of the car, the odd-couple relationship between Charles Stewart Rolls and Henry Royce, the early days of the aviation industry and a passionate romance.
Kapadia, whose credits include BAFTA best documentary winner Senna, said: “What struck me when I read Silver Ghost was how this true story weaves together the lives of five remarkable people that changed the destiny of the Western world and I am delighted to be working together with the legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese and Anthony Haas to bring it to the screen.”
Scorsese said: “I’ve been captivated by the story of [link »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
The story deals with the iconic car, born out of an extraordinary odd-couple relationship between the maverick genius of Charles Stewart Rolls and Sir Frederick Henry Royce. Their teaming also marked the genesis of aviation and the western world was never the same.
The film will also include a love story that runs parallel to the invention tale. The film joins two other auto manufacturer films in the works - one a biopic about Lamborghini, the other being Michael Mann's Enzo Ferrari film.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
When Agatha Christie’s murder mystery play The Mousetrap opened in London in 1952, the actor Sheila Sim, who has died aged 93, had doubts about its ability to last for six months. But the fact that she could wait until just before its 50th anniversary before publicly confessing those doubts, at a lunch at the Savoy hotel with 300 other actors who had appeared in the play, showed them to be unfounded. By then it had long passed its 20,000th performance, and it is still going strong, as the world’s longest initial run of a play.
Through starring as Mollie Ralston, owner of the snowed-in Monkswell Manor, Sim set the seal on her growing reputation as an actor. Her husband, Richard Attenborough, co-starred in the play as Detective Sergeant Trotter, who arrives on a pair of skis, »
- Dennis Barker
Sheila Sim, the British actress who was the widow of British actor and director Richard Attenborough, and starred with him in several films as well as in the original stage production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap,” died on Tuesday. She was 93.
Her death was announced after a performance of “The Mousetrap” in Nottingham’s Theatre Royal. In the world premiere of the whodunit there in October 1952, she starred as Mollie Ralston, the proprietor of Monkswell Manor, opposite Attenborough. The couple moved with the production to the West End, where it has been playing continually ever since.
Since 2013 Sim had been living in Denville Hall, a London retirement home for actors, and she had been suffering from dementia.
Sim and Attenborough were married from January 1945 until his death in August 2014 at age 90.
- Carmel Dagan
London — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is to present the 175-year-old costume company Angels Costumes with its annual award for outstanding British contribution to cinema at BAFTA’s film awards ceremony on Feb. 14.
The award is presented in honor of Michael Balcon, the British film producer known for his work with Ealing Studios. Previous recipients include Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jarman, Ridley and Tony Scott, Working Title Films, the Harry Potter franchise and former Film4 boss Tessa Ross. Last year’s recipient was BBC Films.
Angels, which was established in 1840, is a seventh-generation family business. Today it is led by chairman Tim Angel, who has also served as chairman of BAFTA and as a governor of the British Film Institute.
Angels has a collection that spans eight miles of hanging rails, and is made up of more than 1 million items of clothing. Angels supplied costumes to »
- Leo Barraclough
Sarah O’Brien, Lady’s Maid to the Countess of Grantham, talking about Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham (Siobhan Finneran): I’d like to giver her the old heave-ho – in a dark alley somewhere.”
Lady Sybil Crawley (Jessica Brown Findlay): No one ever learned anything from a governess except for French, and how to curtsy.
Carson: Not worse than a maid serving a duke.
Mary Crawley, eldest daughter (Michelle Dockery): Our dentist is horrid
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith): What’s a weekend?
I’ve been binging on Downtown Abbey the past couple of weeks in preparation for the show’s sixth and final season, which »
- Mindy Newell
To mark the release of The Angry Silence on 4th January, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD. The first film to be produced under Richard Attenborough and Bryan Forbes’s newly formed production company, Beaver Films, The Angry Silence is a politically charged drama and an early example of the British New Wave of cinema that was just
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