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Actor best known for his role in The Great Escape who became a stalwart of TV drama
The tall frame and dark good looks of the actor Tom Adams, who has died of cancer aged 76, made him a natural for casting directors. He will be best remembered on the big screen for his role as Dai Nimmo, the Raf officer in charge of “diversions”, in the 1963 prisoner-of-war drama The Great Escape, alongside Richard Attenborough, James Garner and the rising star Steve McQueen. The money he earned from the classic movie enabled Adams to buy his first car after years of earning a pittance on stage and teaching English and drama at a London school.
“It was a lovely summer,” Adams recalled of filming in Germany, talking to the journalist Sinclair McKay last year. “I had a hell of a time.” It also gave him an insight into the power of stardom. »
- Anthony Hayward
Tom Adams, an actor who appeared in the film The Great Escape and on shows such as Doctor Who, has died. He was 76. His agent, Emma Harvey, confirmed to the Guardian that Adams died following a battle with cancer. "A true gentleman, his personality was as big and warm as his voice," Harvey said. "We’ll miss him very much." See more Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 Adams is perhaps best known for playing Dai Nimmo in the 1963 World War II classic The Great Escape opposite Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough. "It was a lovely summer.
- Ryan Gajewski, Mike Barnes
Irrfan Khan has spoken briefly about his role as the Masrani, the billionaire owner of the dinosaur park in Colin Trevorrow's "Jurassic World". In the film, Masrani bought InGen after the death of John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) and sought to realise his original vision.
Khan tells THR his character is flamboyant and good intentioned but lacking in wisdom. Describing the film's tone, he says:
"It's the Jurassic World of these times, with all the technical experimentation. It has now become a fully-bloomed dinosaur amusement park. Dinosaurs in this film will definitely be scary, but this is not a horror film, so it will be like a scary adventure."
Asked about how difficult a shoot it was, the actor had a refreshingly pragmatic approach regarding what's important when filming on a big-budget blockbuster like this:
"As an actor what's most important is how the story and the director make you »
- Garth Franklin
When Digital Spy and other press spoke with Frost back in October on his final day of shooting, the actor and comedian imparted 12 festive facts - here's Frost on everything from Steven Moffat's dancing to Richard Attenborough's spectacles...
"Sometimes I just see him in the street. I see him and I say, 'It's Doctor Who!' under my breath. I think it's one of those roles.... it's like playing the President in something - once you've done it, you're always that, to a certain extent."
2. Nick is proud to be a "nerd" and a fan of »
Jurassic World has premiered its first full-length trailer.
The eagerly-awaited Jurassic Park sequel casts Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt in the lead role, with Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins among the supporting cast.
Jurassic World will open in cinemas on June 12, 2015. »
One of next year's most anticipated movies has got to be Jurassic World and Universal Pictures has chosen to drop the trailer two days earlier than the expect Thanksgiving evening premiere. Not a whole lot is known about the film other than the fact it takes place 22 years after the events in Jurassic Park, with Isla Nublar now featuring a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, known as Jurassic World, desigend as originally envisioned by John Hammond (played by Richard Attenborough). Directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), the film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy and Judy Greer. Jurassic World hits theaters on June 12, 2015, watch the trailer below.. sb id="1195923" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
Not even two dodgy sequels and 21 years passing can erase the magic of the very first time you watched Jurassic Park.
The Steven Spielberg dino adventure brought gasps from audiences - young and old - when it premiered around the world in 1993. Even today, a couple of seconds of that classic score can give you tingles and take you back to first time you saw The Park.
Like all great films, everything felt and looked like it slotted together perfectly. But that wasn't necessarily the case, as there were plenty of other big-name stars who so very nearly got the lead roles.
If it wasn't already greedy enough that Harrison Ford had landed himself awesome cool roles in two of the biggest movie franchises of all time - Star Wars and Indiana Jones - he could have almost have added a third dino-sized »
Like those generated by the distant, thundering footfalls of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, the ripples being made by early publicity for the fourth Jurassic Park film are growing in size. We have slowly progressed from still images being shared on social media, through tiny snippets, to this first official footage from Jurassic World – before the full trailer is finally revealed, on Thursday.
The journey of Jurassic World to the big screen has been a long and tortuous one – it having been in development for over ten years. A sizeable list of directors and writers have come and gone, while names reportedly under consideration for casting have included Keira Knightley, Jeremy Piven, Emmy Rossum, David Boreanaz, John Krasinski and Josh Brolin, in addition to the involvement of original stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough having been rumoured at various points. The lengthy process sadly saw the passing of »
- Sarah Myles
Universal Pictures has released the first Jurassic World teaser trailer for director Colin Trevorrow’s (Safety Not Guaranteed) highly anticipated sequel. The movie takes place 22 years after Jurassic Park and is set on a fully functional park on Isla Nublar. This is the perfect kind of teaser trailer in that it offers a tiny taste of footage tinged with a hint of nostalgia (the minimal take on John Williams' iconic theme is great), all underlined with a sense of foreboding. We don't have to wait long until we see the the full trailer though, as it will debut on Thanksgiving at 6pm Pt/ 9pm Et during NBC football. Hit the jump to watch the Jurassic World teaser trailer and click here to peruse through the viral site for more background on the film's story. The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio, »
- Adam Chitwood
Jurassic World's official website appears to be hinting that a trailer could be released next week.
A countdown currently running on the movie's official website is scheduled to end at 9pm Et on Thanksgiving night (November 27), leading many fans to speculate that its culmination could be the unveiling of a trailer.
Jurassic World tweet offers fans fresh teaser for sequel
Universal Studios has also launched a separate viral site based around the Masrani Global Corporation, a company founded in the upcoming movie by magnate Simon Masrani (Irrfan Khan).
The Masrani viral site includes details on events that occurred after Jurassic Park III, including Simon purchasing the InGen theme park from the late John Hammond (Sir Richard Attenborough) and opening the dinosaur attraction in 2005.
Visitors can learn even more about the Masrani Global Corporation's history and investors on the new viral site.
The Masrani corporation has launched a new website, outlining its work in communications, genetic research, and oil production -- oh yeah, and a little place called Jurassic World, home to some genetically-engineered dinosaurs.
Yes, while MasraniGlobal.com appears at first glance to be just your run of the mill corporate web presence, it's in fact a new viral site promoting "Jurassic World," the forthcoming fourth installment in the "Jurassic Park" series. According to the site, the Masrani company acquired InGen -- the corporation behind the creation of the first film's titular theme park -- in 1998 and continued its work resurrecting long-extinct creatures, eventually opening the park that John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) couldn't.
The site introduces visitors to company head Simon Masrani (played in "Jurassic World" by Irrfan Khan), who boasts that he's created "the safest theme park in the world," a claim that should in no way come back to »
- Katie Roberts
Busy with the schedule of films, Amitabh Bachchan will be taking time out to attend the festival that celebrates the art of filmmaking, the 45th International Film Festival of India (Iffi) which will be held in Goa from November 20 to 30.
While Amitabh Bachchan will attend the ceremony as the chief guest, the festival will also honour the work of superstar Rajinikanth by conferring him with the Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year.
Moreover, the festival will have films coming from the globe whereby it will screen 170 films that have come from 75 countries. The President directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf will be screened at the opening ceremony and The Grandmaster by Wong Kar-wai will be a part of closing ceremony.
Wong Kar Wai’s Grandmaster will close Iffi 2014
Celebrated Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the 45th International Film Festival of India (Iffi), to be held in Goa from November 20-30.
The festival will open with Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s The President. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan will be the Chief Guest of the opening ceremony of the festival to be held on November 20 which will be attended by Chinese film actress Zhang Ziyi and Swedish filmmaker Jan Troell. Polish film maker Krzysztof Zanussi will be the Guest of Honour of the ceremony.
Wong Kar Wai’s Grandmaster will close the festival on November 30.
Superstar Rajnikanth will be honoured with the Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year.
Top 100 horror movies of all time: Chicago Film Critics' choices (photo: Sigourney Weaver and Alien creature show us that life is less horrific if you don't hold grudges) See previous post: A look at the Chicago Film Critics Association's Scariest Movies Ever Made. Below is the list of the Chicago Film Critics's Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time, including their directors and key cast members. Note: this list was first published in October 2006. (See also: Fay Wray, Lee Patrick, and Mary Philbin among the "Top Ten Scream Queens.") 1. Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock; with Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam. 2. The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin; with Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow (and the voice of Mercedes McCambridge). 3. Halloween (1978) John Carpenter; with Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Tony Moran. 4. Alien (1979) Ridley Scott; with Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt. 5. Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero; with Marilyn Eastman, »
- Andre Soares
Hollywood got a touch of British class on Thursday night as Robert Downey Jr., Mike Leigh, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson and Dame Judi Dench all were honored at the 2014 Britannia Awards. The event held at the Beverly Hilton was a lively affair put on annually by BAFTA-la. Hosted in fine style for the second year by British comedian/actor Rob Brydon (My Trip To Italy) who welcomed the crowd by claiming he was really Renee Zellweger, the awards show also served to be a nice stop early in the Oscar/BAFTA season for potential contenders like honorees Robert Downey Jr. (The Judge), Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher), and director Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner). If you’re in the race, it never hurts to turn up at these things already looking like a winner and getting to make an acceptance speech. And though they didn’t sport any winners of this »
- Pete Hammond
Fda and Creative Skillset also launch comprehensive training programme for distribution sector.
Lord Puttnam, President of Film Distributors’ Association (Fda), yesterday launched the UK film distribution sector’s first co-ordinated internship programme.
At an industry event at London’s Ham Yard Hotel, Lord Puttnam announced that up to 20 paid placements would be available in 2015, accommodating university graduates and school leavers from a range of backgrounds across the UK, with each placement lasting up to a year. Some placements will also be at exhibition and international sales companies.
The new programme - complementing existing internships at individual companies - will be delivered by Fda, the Independent Cinema Office (Ico) and Film Export UK, with the funding and support of Creative Skillset.
At least one distributor placement each year will be underwritten by a new Fda fund. In honour of film industry champion, Lord Attenborough Cbe, who passed away in August 2014, this will be named The Fda Richard Attenborough Scholarship »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
As this is the first time I’ve spoken in public since Richard Attenborough passed away a couple of months ago, on 24 August, I hope you’ll allow me to share a few reflections about a man who was an irreplaceable friend to all of us.
From the distance of just a couple of months, the warmth of the tributes paid to Richard, and the vast range of them, from so many different walks of life, continue to speak volumes about the impact of his extraordinary generosity on everyone of us in the industry.
That he was a brilliantly charming ‘force of nature’ who liked to get his own way is certainly true – but his own way was always about making the finest film possible, or giving a deserving cause every scrap of his »
- email@example.com (Wendy Mitchell)
30. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Scene: Coin Flip
There was a brief period of time from 2006-2009 when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made some more daring, but wholly deserved choices for Best Picture. It began in 2006, when Martin Scorsese finally won for The Departed which, while not his best and not nearly as dark as, say, Taxi Driver or Raging Bull, still leaned that direction. Three years later, they handed the Oscar to The Hurt Locker over the blockbuster Avatar, rewarding quality over audience love. But in between the two it was given to No Country for Old Men, an incredibly dark neo-Western based on the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name. It’s still one of the Coen Brothers’ best films, an incredible cat-and-mouse journey through West Texas in the 1980′s. The film stars Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, »
- Joshua Gaul
“Inspirational stories for the damned” is the label given by one blinded soldier to survival tales like his in “Testament of Youth” — it’s also an apt description of this rousing, robust adaptation of Vera Brittain’s landmark First World War memoir. Deftly balancing restrained sentimentalism with tough-minded human tragedy, this impressive, unashamedly classical feature debut by TV helmer James Kent has the populist heft one expects from producer David Heyman, while preserving the solemn intimacy of Brittain’s account of lives and loves severed by the conflict. Sumptuously appointed and attractively cast — with Swedish up-and-comer Alicia Vikander a luminous Brittain — “Youth” may be lower in profile and star wattage than a comparably skilled wartime weeper like “Atonement,” but should be appreciated by much the same audience.
Previously adapted by the BBC as a television serial in 1979, Brittain’s 1933 tome has taken several years to reach the big screen under Heyman’s guidance. »
- Guy Lodge
Paris– Gaumont TV France, the television division of the Paris-based major, is set to produced “Spy City,” a 10 one-hour English-language series that will be showrun by William Boyd (“Any Human Heart”) and directed by Pascal Chaumeil (“Heartbreaker”).
Created and written by Boyd, the series takes pace in the early 1960’s, in Berlin. It sheds light on the personal lives of spies and focuses on a group of men and women of different nationalities and backgrounds who are in the “hornet’s nest” of divided Berlin.
“Spy City” will be co-produced by Odeon in Germany. Mischa Hofmann, Odeon CEO, and Britta Meyermann, head of international co-productions, negotiated the deal.
Boyd’s most recent works include his novel “Ordinary Thunderstorms,” the latest James Bond book “Solo,” and the espionage novel “Waiting for Sunrise.” Boyd wrote the screenplay for Richard Attenborough’s “Chaplin,” which earned two Emmy Awards nominations.
In the run-up to Mipcom, »
- Elsa Keslassy
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