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Doctor Dolittle (1967)

2 April 2014 2:35 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Rex Harrison charms as the doctor who can talk to the animals in Richard Fleischer's Oscar-winning musical adventure based on Hugh Lofting's classic children's stories. Embarking on a quest to find the Great Pink Sea Snail, the good doctor parlays with great beasts such as the Pushme-Pullyou and the Giant Moon Moth and also gets the chance to belt out If You Could Talk To The Animals. Circus owner Richard Attenborough joins in the witty ditties with the parrot-taught polyglot, and you will too. »

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The acting roles of Richard Attenborough

1 April 2014 2:38 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Aliya Whiteley 3 Apr 2014 - 07:22

Tend to think of Richard Attenborough as a kindly old man? Aliya digs into his early career to find some far nastier roles...

British cinema has always liked its angry young men: Richard Burton, Albert Finney, Laurence Harvey and others all played the 1950s and 60s social animal, raging against the class system and the staid attitudes of post-war Britain.

But they weren’t the first angry young man on the screen. Maybe that crown could be claimed by an unlikely actor – Richard Attenborough. Attenborough is best known now as a director and producer, for films such as Gandhi, Chaplin and Shadowlands. When he gets thought of as an actor, it’s often as a kindly old man with a white beard. Misguided, sometimes, as when he played John Hammond, the owner of Jurassic Park, but not downright nasty. A lot of his earlier »

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Doctor Who: the film careers of William Hartnell & Jon Pertwee

26 March 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Alex Westthorp 28 Mar 2014 - 07:00

In a new series, Alex talks us through the film roles of the actors who've played the Doctor. First up, William Hartnell and Jon Pertwee...

We know them best as the twelve very different incarnations of the Doctor. But all the actors who've been the star of Doctor Who, being such good all-rounders in the first place, have also had film careers. Admittedly, some CVs are more impressive than others, but this retrospective attempts to pick out some of the many worthwhile films which have starred, featured or seen a fleeting cameo by the actors who would become (or had been) the Doctor.

William Hartnell was, above all else, a film star. He is by far the most prolific film actor of the main twelve to play the Time Lord. With over 70 films to his name, summarising Hartnell's film career is difficult at best. »

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'Jurassic World' Visitor Centre Concept Art

24 March 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With production scheduled to begin this spring on Jurassic World, two new pieces of concept art have arrived, showcasing the immense and futuristic "visitors centre" of the working resort on Isla Nublar, the location of the original Jurassic Park. Take a look at the photos below, then read on for more information.

This massive set will be shot on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, which is doubling for Isla Nublar in director Colin Trevorrow's highly-anticipated sequel. The images come from concept artist Nathan Schroeder, whose previous credits include Star Trek Into Darkness and Marvel's The Avengers.

These images are from 2013, but since the script went through several rewrites, it's possible that this artwork is outdated compared to what we will actually see on screen.

It has been widely reported that the plot centers on this working resort, first envisioned by John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), which now attracts millions of visitors every year. »

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A Jurassic Park Character Will Return for Jurassic World

18 March 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Earlier this month, Jeff Goldblum revealed that he wasn't asked to return to Isla Nublar or Isla Sorna or wherever Jurassic World will take place, but that doesn't mean that there won't be a Jurassic Park character returning for the fourth installment. With Goldblum's Ian Malcolm out, does this mean paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) is back? Guess again.

"I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back," Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow told IGN. "But I respect those actors too much to shoehorn them into this story for my own sentimental reasons. Jurassic Park isn’t about the bad luck of three people who keep getting thrown into the same situation. The only reason they’d go back to that island is if the screenwriters contrived a reason for them to go. But there is a character from the first film who makes sense in our world. »

- Ryan Gowland

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B.D. Wong Will Return as Dr. Henry Wu in 'Jurassic World'

18 March 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since Jurassic World was first announced, fans have been wondering if any of the Jurassic Park cast members will be coming back. Director Colin Trevorrow confirmed that one of the original actors will be making a return, although it might not be someone you expect.

Here's what the filmmaker had to say in an interview with IGN.

"I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back. They're iconic. But I respect those actors too much to shoehorn them into this story for my own sentimental reasons. Jurassic Park isn't about the bad luck of three people who keep getting thrown into the same situation. The only reason they'd go back to that island is if the screenwriters contrived a reason for them to go. But there is a character from the first film who makes sense in our world. This hasn't been announced yet, but B. »

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Vincent D'Onofrio Is the Villain in 'Jurassic World'

28 February 2014 11:07 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Vincent D'Onofrio has signed on to play the villain in Jurassic World, with Irrfan Khan also joining the cast in an unspecified role.

The movie will be set on Isla Nublar, 22 years after the events seen in the original Jurassic Park, and the story will feature a brand new dinosaur that has never been seen before. The plot is rumored to focus on an actual working theme park that was first envisioned by John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), which attracts millions of visitors each year.

Vincent D'Onofrio and Irrfan Khan join a cast that also includes Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Idris Elba, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins.

Colin Trevorrow is directing from a script he co-wrote with Derek Connolly. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are producing, although it isn't known when shooting will begin.

Vincent D'Onofrio most recently starred in Charlie Countryman, and he will next be seen in The Judge. »

- MovieWeb

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Save $105 On Columbia Best Pictures 14 DVD Set!

23 February 2014 4:27 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Amazon is offering $105 off The Columbia Best Pictures boxed DVD set containing 11 winners of the Best Picture Oscar. Here are the details:

14-disc set of 11 Best Picture Oscar winning films in an attractive, collectible, black fiber cover with slipcase. The pages within will have film synopsis, details on the Oscar win for each film, and art from key scenes. This set features Columbia Pictures' Best Picture Oscar winners spanning the years from 1934 to 1982 and include the following films:

1934 It Happened One Night

1938 You Can't Take It with You

1949 All the King's Men

1953 From Here to Eternity

1954 On the Waterfront

1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai

1962 Lawrence of Arabia

1966 A Man for All Seasons

1968 Oliver!

1979 Kramer vs. Kramer

1982 Gandhi

Bonus extras include:

Ben Kingsley talks about Gandhi

Designing Gandhi

Lord Attenborough Audio Commentary

From the Director's Chair

In Search of Gandhi

Looking Back

Madeleine Slade: An Englishwoman Abroad

Reflections on »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Elton John To Produce An Animated Version Of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

5 February 2014 4:07 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A crash of drums, a flash of light. Now, Joseph’s coat will be in our sights, thanks to Elton John. Today, John’s production company, Rocket Pictures, picked up the rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s beloved musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, hoping to turn it into an animated musical. John will executive produce the film alongside Rice (John’s partner in writing Broadway musicals) and David Furnish (John’s actual partner).

For those unfamiliar with the tale from the end of the Book of Genesis or Webber and Rice’s lavish musical, Joseph tells the story of forefather Jacob’s favourite son, who received from his father a dazzling multi-coloured coat. After his jealous brothers sell him into slavery, Joseph finds redemption as a Pharoah’s assistant, due to his ability to interpret dreams.

The story of Joseph and his coat of many »

- Jordan Adler

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Costume Stories, This Week: Inside Llewyn Davis & Mockingjay

1 February 2014 12:06 AM, PST | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

This week you may have missed…

Ingenious Costume Design

Good list from Rebecca Clough at Den of Geek of ingenious movie costume design. And while we’re about it, congratulations to another of their regular writers, Ryan Lambie, for his Fda Richard Attenborough Blogger of the Year Award.

Inside Llewyn Davis

Kristin M. Burke has a chat with the Coen brothers’ regular costume designer Mary Zophres.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Trish Summerville out, Kurt & Bart in for the third Hunger Games movie. Odd after Summerville being such a successful choice, but we get the feeling this is most intentional. Cash hungry producers have realised Katniss’ costume designers are a selling point in the world of fashion. They want to keep it fresh.

American Horror Story: Coven

Superqueen looks at the finale. We didn’t read this because there are spoilers within. It’s Superqueen though, and she always writes good stuff. »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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Slave, Gravity win at Regional Critics Awards

30 January 2014 2:14 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Steve McQueen’s drama crowned Film of the Year, as Alfonso Cuarón picks up Director of the Year.

12 Years a Slave was crowned Film of the Year at this year’s UK Regional Critics’ Film Awards.

It was one of two wins for Steve McQueen’s drama, with Chiwetel Ejiofor taking home Actor of the Year.

Fellow Oscar contender Gravity also received two awards as Alfonso Cuarón was named Director of the Year and the sci-fi also won the public vote for Visual Effects.

In the other critic-voted categories, Cate Blanchett scooped Actress of the Year for Blue Jasmine and Spike Jonze took Screenwriter of the Year for Her.

While in the public votes categories, Frozen and Saving Mr. Banks claimed the Best Animated Film and Best On-screen Duo, respectively, as Philomena won British Film of the Year.

The regional critics’ British Breakthrough award went to George MacKay for his performances in Sunshine on Leith, How I Live Now and [link »

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'12 Years a Slave' tops UK Regional Critics' vote

29 January 2014 11:30 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A reader asked me the other day if the UK has county-divided critics' awards to match the multitude of local Us groups. The answer is no -- the nation isn't quite big enough for such madness -- but while the London Critics' Circle (which hands out its awards on Sunday) remains the highest-profile British critics' award, other UK critics and bloggers have banded together to form the UK Regional Critics' Awards, also known as the Richard Attenborough Awards. Despite the "regional" remit, their awards were presented in London last night, and also included a number of public-voted categories. No big surprises, and »

- Guy Lodge

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12 Years A Slave wins Regional Critics' vote

29 January 2014 9:39 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

12 Years A Slave added another trophy to its shelf with a win at the Richard Attenborough Regional Film Critics' Awards last night. To add to its success, Chiwetel Ejiofor took the Best Actor award. It was a home win for both film and actor with director Steve McQueen, receiving the award, saying "I am thrilled... This means so much to me. Thank you for your help in making the film such a success throughout the UK.”

When it cane to Best Director, McQueen was pipped to the post by Alfonso Cuarón, for Gravity, which also took the Visual Effects award. Cate Blanchett took Best Actress for Blue Jasmine; she has been quietly storming through this year's awards and is now favourite for the Oscars.

The British Breakthrough award, which can go to either an actor or a director, was won by 21 year old George MacKay for his work in »

- Jennie Kermode

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Jean Harvey obituary

28 January 2014 6:39 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Our mother, Jean Harvey, who has died aged 83, declared at the age of six that she wanted to be an actress. She went on to a successful stage and screen career, receiving widest recognition for her work in television over more than 30 years.

Her most famous role was in Compact (1962), one of the BBC's first soaps, as the editor of the magazine from which the show took its title. She appeared in several classic serials, including North and South (1975) and two versions of Jane Eyre, playing Mrs Reed in the 1973 adaptation and Mrs Fairfax in 1983. Her favourite TV role was as Sally, the wife of Max (George Cole) in A Man of Our Times (1968), for which she received a Bafta nomination.

Jean was born near Birmingham, daughter of Dorothy and Frederick Hillen-Harvey, and studied at the city's Central School of Speech and Drama before joining Birmingham Rep as a junior member, »

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Jean Harvey obituary

28 January 2014 6:39 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Our mother, Jean Harvey, who has died aged 83, declared at the age of six that she wanted to be an actress. She went on to a successful stage and screen career, receiving widest recognition for her work in television over more than 30 years.

Her most famous role was in Compact (1962), one of the BBC's first soaps, as the editor of the magazine from which the show took its title. She appeared in several classic serials, including North and South (1975) and two versions of Jane Eyre, playing Mrs Reed in the 1973 adaptation and Mrs Fairfax in 1983. Her favourite TV role was as Sally, the wife of Max (George Cole) in A Man of Our Times (1968), for which she received a Bafta nomination.

Jean was born near Birmingham, daughter of Dorothy and Frederick Hillen-Harvey, and studied at the city's Central School of Speech and Drama before joining Birmingham Rep as a junior member, »

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Hotel Rwanda Writer to Pen Mother Teresa Biopic

23 January 2014 10:10 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Hotel Rwanda screenwriter Keir Pearson must be very pleased that he got tapped to write the Mother Teresa biopic I Thirst, and we're all proud of him, but let's cut to the chase: Who is going to portray Mother Teresa? Who can you see as a deeply religious Albanian Nobel Peace Prize recipient? Of course, casting will depend on the tone of the film. Sir Richard Attenborough directed what most consider the definitive Mother Teresa film, but there is still plenty of room for interpretation. »

- Halle Kiefer

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Review: A Chorus Line

20 January 2014 10:23 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

You may not have seen A Chorus Line but most everyone knows the song “One” thanks to its endless use in other productions (think Treehouse of Horror V, Phineas and Ferb, Scrubs) throughout the years. Since the play debuted Off-Broadway in 1975, it has gone on to become one of the best known musicals of the latter 20th Century. One reason it endured a run of 6137 performances on Broadway was its emotional honesty, bare bones set, and soul-bearing songs. As conceived by Michael Bennett, it was brought to life by Marvin Hamlisch (music), Edward Kleban (lyrics), and James Kirkwood Jr. (book) at a time when everyone was doing a little soul searching.

By the time the 1985 film adaptation from director Sir Richard Attenborough arrived, it was heralded as a return of the musical to the movies. Unfortunately, the so-so movie failed to ignite that revival and was mostly rejected by those who adored the film. »

- Robert Greenberger

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8 Great Movies to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

17 January 2014 2:28 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is this coming weekend and what better way to help spread the message of equality and tolerance than with these eight great movies? Gandhi It's no secret that Martin Luther King Jr. was influenced by the nonviolent protests and civil disobedience led by Mahatma Gandhi. This Richard Attenborough-directed film took home eight Oscars in 1983 including Best Picture, Best Actor (Ben Kingsley) and Best Director. A Raisin in the Sun One of the few films that tackled the subject of racism in the supposedly enlightened North, this adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's play finds Sidney Poitier giving one of the best performances of his career. The film centers on a large insurance payment that a black family living in the Southside of...

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A Chorus Line Blu-Ray Review

15 January 2014 8:44 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“What made you start dancing?”

Director Richard Attenborough took on a great challenge in his 1985 adaptation of the hit Broadway musical A Chorus Line, now having its day on Blu-Ray from 20th Century Fox. While this adaptation of the film certainly has its problems, there is still a great deal to recommend with it.

The central question of A Chorus Line leads its cast into personal and professional revelations about show business, about life in New York, and about both the simplest and most complex problems of surviving on your own terms. The film begins with the selection of sixteen dancers – eight men and eight women – to be whittled down to a final eight that will join a major Broadway production as the chorus line. We’re introduced to our main characters in an extended opening sequence as each dancer mentally prays to be one of the chosen few. The »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Special Feature: Vote Gamble for Blogger of the Year

15 January 2014 4:38 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

We're delighted to announce that one of CineVue's finest contributors, Patrick Gamble, has been nominated for Blogger of the Year at the 2014 Richard Attenborough Film Awards. The nod came for his sterling review of J.C. Chandor's sophomore feature All Is Lost, along with a string of other first-class pieces written for the site over the past twelve months. Voting is now open over at the awards' official site moviepreviewnetwork.com and will close at noon on 22 January, with winners in all categories announced by Miquita Oliver on the evening of Tuesday 28 January 2014 in Central London. If you enjoy our site and Patrick's writing, please click here and register your vote for Gamble as Rafa Blogger of the Year.

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