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Cannes: Wild Bunch unveils first titles

24 April 2015 5:31 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Company to launch Radu Mihaileanu’s The History of Love and Studio Ghibli co-production The Red Turtle.

Paris-based sales powerhouse Wild Bunch will kick off sales on Radu Mihaileanu’s saga The History of Love, starring John Hurt, Gemma Arterton and Sophie Nélisse at the Cannes Marché next month.

The mainly New York-set saga, spanning three continents and a period running from just before the Second World War to the present day, is based on Us writer Nicole Krauss’s international bestseller.

Hurt will play Leo, an elderly Polish Jewish immigrant still mourning the loss of his childhood sweetheart in the chaos of war, who is strangely linked to a teenage girl through a long, lost book on love… subtitled ‘the most loved woman in the world’.

“It’s a love story spanning 65 years… revolving around three friends in Poland whose destinies change forever when war breaks out,” Wild Bunch chief Vincent Maraval told ScreenDaily.

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John Hurt Plays an Alchemist in This Vibrant Animated Short Film

23 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Bringing his craggy voice to a vivid tale, John Hurt is one reason that The Alchemist's Letter is a true delight.

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- Scott Beggs

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Great TV and film for St George's Day on Netflix

22 April 2015 6:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

St Patrick's Day gets a lot of love, what with all the pub going and the Guinness drinking. In comparison, England's St George's Day tends to be a much more low-key affair, but there is a benefit to this: an evening free to catch up on some great TV.

To celebrate dragon slaying and all the other things that make our country great, we've put together a list of the best films and television shows from the UK available to watch on Netflix right now:

Sherlock

Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have redefined Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective for the 21st century.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have both been heaped with praise for their roles as the dynamic duo of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, in stories that bring a modern twist to the classic mysteries.

Doctor Who

Digital Spy readers hardly need us to list the virtues of Doctor Who. »

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Six British Movies & TV Shows to Get You in the Mood for the General Election

18 April 2015 1:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kirsty Capes with six British movies and TV shows to get you in the mood for the General Election…

Despite being a lover of all things available on the big and small screens, Jeremy Paxman and Dimbleby don’t really do it for me as entertaining television. Many of us are sick to the back teeth of watching our glorious Pm candidates squirm under the fluorescent lights of the ITV television studios, or questions about the NHS. While it’s quite nice to laugh at the incompetence of our delightful parliamentary hopefuls and imagine moulding their play-dough-esque faces into different kinds of rotting fruit (just me?), there’s plenty of other ways to get excited for #GE2015 without wanting to throttle yourself with your own hair. Take a browse, for example, through a catalogue of fantastic television and film – where no one fluffs their lines and nearly everyone is better looking than David Cameron. »

- Kirsty Capes

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23 Actors You Totally Forgot Were In Doctor Who

16 April 2015 1:32 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

BBC

After 51 years in operation, Doctor Who has got a lot to boast about.

Not only does it continue to break ratings records as the world’s longest running sci-fi programme, it also sports an impressive and ever growing list of glittering guest stars who help to continue its presence as one of the most popular and talked about shows on TV.

Over the years, the ongoing liaisons of TV’s favourite Time Lord have featured the best that British acting talent has to offer and, as the show’s success has spread across the globe, so to has the desire for some of the industry’s biggest names to share the screen with our iconic hero.

Even the likes of Robert Downey Jr. have revealed that they’d love to appear in the show and its 50th anniversary festivities were made even more special when it enlisted the services »

- Dan Butler

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Looking ahead to the big blockbusters of summer 2016

9 April 2015 5:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Reboots, videogame adaptations, and a few long awaited sequels are all due for release next year

Now that Fast & Furious 7 has formally opened summer blockbuster season 2015 up, it's time for us to take our traditional look at the big movies gracing multiplexes this time next year.

2016 is set to be a pivotal summer, too. There are big movies in both the DC and Marvel cinematic universes. Warner Bros is looking to launch the first of six King Arthur movies, whilst Universal may get cracking with its classic monster cinematic universe. And - yep - we may even get the world's first great film based on a videogame.

Summer blockbuster season 2016 stretches from March through to August, and here's what treats are lined up. Please note, we've gone with Us release dates, for the purposes of this feature, as that's where most of the films will debut first.

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- simonbrew

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Mip 2015: High-End Dramas Replace Reality TV

8 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In the 1990s, after “Survivor,” “Pop Idol” and “Big Brother” galvanized Europe’s TV biz, the Next Big Thing was assumed to be a juggernaut reality format.

Now, for Europe, it’s the next high-end drama. All over Europe, as Cannes’ Mip TV market will underscore, pay TV operators (Canal Plus and Sky), broadcasters (Italy’s Mediaset, Spain’s Atresmedia), and some of its mightiest film-tv production companies (France’s Studiocanal, Germany’s Constantin) are either moving into English-language drama or amping up production.

Several market factors are at work. “There’s a highly competitive U.S. market for drama in premium and basic cable,” says Tim Westcott, analyst at Ihs Technology. “In international, premium pay TV operators are looking to invest in original series to protect their core business from Svod operators who are offering content more cheaply.”

The result: A near feeding frenzy for the production and acquisition of ambitious, »

- John Hopewell

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Trailers From Hell Boards 'Snowpiercer'

23 March 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Director Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 follow-up to his cult-fave "The Host" was an across-the-board critical hit but suffered from its limited release in art-house theaters. The film’s action is entirely relegated to the interior of a massive train inhabited by the last remaining survivors of earth, the result of a climate change experiment gone tragically wrong. A high speed metaphor for class warfare, the film stars Chris Evans, John Hurt and Tilda Swinton as a memorably eccentric autocrat. Read More: 'Snowpiercer' Director Bong Joon-ho Lists 10 Favorite Films »

- Trailers From Hell

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Mel Brooks Receives British Film Institute’s Fellowship

22 March 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Mel Brooks has been awarded the British Film Institute’s highest honor, the BFI Fellowship, at a private dinner hosted by Greg Dyke, BFI chair.

John Hurt, BFI Fellow and star of Brooks’ films including “A History of the World Part 1″ and “Spaceballs,” gave a citation at the event. Alan Yentob, also a BFI Fellow, interviewed Brooks in front of guests that included Terry Gilliam, Mike Leigh, Simon Pegg and Salman Rushdie.

The Fellowship is awarded by the BFI board of governors, and it is presented for outstanding achievement in film and television. Previous recipients include Ralph Fiennes, David Cronenberg, Judi Dench, Tim Burton, Martin Scorsese and Orson Welles.

Brooks said: “I am deeply honored to be the recipient of the BFI Fellowship and to be inducted into such distinguished company. When I was informed that I had been chosen, I was surprised and delighted. Not many Americans have been offered this prestigious award… »

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Mel Brooks receives BFI Fellowship

20 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The comedy great received the honour in person in London.

Us comedy writer, actor and director Mel Brooks has been awarded the highest honour of the British Film Institute (BFI), the BFI Fellowship, at a private dinner in London tonight (March 20).

Previous recipients include Sir Christopher Lee, Ralph Fiennes, David Cronenberg, Dame Judi Dench, Isabelle Huppert, Tim Burton, Martin Scorsese and Orson Welles. The honour is awarded by the BFI Board of Governors and is presented for outstanding achievement in film and television

Ahead of the presentation, Brooks said: “I am deeply honoured to be the recipient of the BFI Fellowship and to be inducted into such distinguished company.

“When I was informed that I had been chosen, I was surprised and delighted. Not many Americans have been offered this prestigious award…and for good reason.”

BFI chair Greg Dyke, who hosted the event, said of Brooks: “His brilliant wit and satire have continued to surprise and delight »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Signature signs six including 'Dear White People'

17 March 2015 3:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Deals include The Trust and Dear White People.

UK distributor Signature Entertainment has added six titles to add to its slate for 2015, including action-thriller The Trust, starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood, and Sundance 2014 comedy Dear White People.

Violent crime-caper The Trust, about two corrupt cops, was acquired from Highland Film Group.

Dear White People, about a group of African American students navigating campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college, was acquired from The Exchange.

Also new to the slate is supernatural thriller Daughter of God from Fortitude International, starring Keanu Reeves as a detective investigating his partner’s mysterious death, and from 6 Sales and Moonrise Pictures, the Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko and James Purefoy action-thriller Momentum, about a ruthless femme fatale on the run from a deadly assassin squad.

Rounding out the new acquisitions are Damascus Cover from Carnaby International, in which Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars alongside John Hurt and Olivia Thirlby, in the »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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8 Famous Actors Who Were Almost In Doctor Who

16 March 2015 1:31 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

BBC

Doctor Who has been lighting up our screens since 1963 and, throughout its half a century in operation, it’s firmly established itself as a formidable force to be reckoned with.

As one of the most successful and widely discussed franchises in history, it’s no surprise that even the likes of Hollywood actors have been known to hotly pursue a guest stint in the series and the opportunity to share the screen with a 2,000 year old alien is a prestigious accolade to say the least. In fact, the producers make no secret of the fact that they’re actively seeking the industry’s biggest names in the hope that they’ll concede to leave their reputable marks on the ongoing extra terrestrial escapades of TV’s favourite Time Lord. After all, if you don’t ask, you don’t get!

Sometimes, their persistence pays off. In recent years, for example, »

- Dan Butler

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‘The Alchemist’s Letter’ Short Film Trailer: John Hurt Has Built a Glorious Machine

5 March 2015 5:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Alchemist’s Letter is a new short film from animator Carlos Andre Stevens, based at Laika’s commercial subdivision, Laika/house. While Laika is known primarily as a stop-motion animation company, Laika/house did a variety of work, and this is a CG short (reportedly Laika/house’s last) featuring the voices of John Hurt and Eloise Webb. The Alchemist’s Letter trailer […]

The post ‘The Alchemist’s Letter’ Short Film Trailer: John Hurt Has Built a Glorious Machine appeared first on /Film. »

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Star Wars Actor Ford Injured in Plane Accident in Los Angeles Area

5 March 2015 4:43 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Harrison Ford injured in plane accident (image: Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff in 'Ender's Game') Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark actor Harrison Ford was supposed to be in critical condition – later reports have upgraded that to "fair" or "stable" condition – following an accident with a small airplane on Los Angeles' Westside. Earlier this afternoon (March 5, 2015), a vintage, one-engine two-seater crash landed at the Penmar Golf Course, located in the Los Angeles suburb of Venice, not far from the Pacific Ocean and just west of Santa Monica Airport. Its pilot, 72-year-old Harrison Ford, was found "seriously" injured. He was alone on the plane. There were no injuries on the ground. As explained in the Los Angeles Times, "fire officials would not identify the victim of the crash but said he was conscious and breathing when paramedics arrived." Ford was later transported to an unidentified hospital. Eleven »

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Eddie Redmayne Chuffed For ‘Thomas The Tank Engine’

2 March 2015 4:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

His childlike glee was one of the highlights of this year’s Oscar ceremony and it seems Eddie Redmayne really is young at heart. Having secured Hollywood’s highest accolade, he’s jumped aboard a straight-to-dvd animated movie of evergreen kids’ favourite Thomas The Tank Engine.

With an unusual subtitle of Sodor’s Legend Of The Lost Treasure, the new production also stars John Hurt and Jamie Campbell Bower. Sodor is the fictional island location where the stories are set, though sounds for all the world like something out of Lord Of The Rings these days.

Created by the Rev W. Awdry in 1946, the brand has seen a few adaptations, most notably the TV series voiced by Ringo Starr. However its first and only feature length outing was Thomas And The Magic Railroad, a lamentable live action film starring Alec Baldwin and Peter Fonda.

Redmayne voices articulate train Ryan, and »

- Steve Palace

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John Boorman: The Hollywood Interview

27 February 2015 11:58 AM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

John Boorman: Memories of Queen and Country

By Alex Simon

John Boorman first made his name as a filmmaker to be reckoned with upon the release of 1967’s Point Blank, one of the seminal films of that decade. Classics such as Deliverance (1972), Excalibur (1981) and The Emerald Forest (1985) followed, with 1987’s Hope and Glory, Boorman’s personal memoir of growing up in Ww II London during the Blitz, being one of his career high points, garnering five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, as well as winning a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (comedy) and sweeping that year’s BAFTAs in every major category.

2015 finds John Boorman, now 82, releasing what he says might be his swan song as a filmmaker, Queen and Country, the long-awaited sequel to Hope and Glory. The film finds Boorman’s alter ego Bill Rohan (Callum Turner) serving in the British army during the Korean War, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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21th Century Fox’s European Pay-tv Giant Sky Ups Its Content Game

27 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rupert Murdoch’s recently reconfigured Sky paybox looks to have the makings to become a new force in the international TV drama landscape as it begins to flex its pan-European muscles.

At its foundation are 24 million subscribers and $16.7 billion in revenues created through the 2014 merger of the U.K.’s BSkyB and its sister companies in Italy and Germany. It has adopted a multiterritory release strategy, a la Netflix, for certain high-end (and pricier) projects and, to compete in international TV’s current scripted-content arms race, it has greenlit more complex productions aimed to travel.

“There are budgetary, logistical and temporal hurdles to be overcome before the new Sky can be viewed in the same way as an HBO or an AMC can,” cautioned London-based TV analyst Anna Stuart of research firm Ihs Technology, noting that the company still faces challenges as it seeks to become a major player. “But »

- Nick Vivarelli

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15 Famous People Who Turned Down Knighthoods

26 February 2015 10:28 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Myung Jung Kim/Pa Archive

Twice yearly Queen Elizabeth II, as monarch of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, publishes a list of the names of those she is going to bestow honours upon – including the people who are going to be knighted.

At New Year and on the Queen’s official birthday in June, the list of the new “sirs” and “dames” – as well as those receiving other appointments to the Order of the British Empire – are announced, with the most-recent group including actor John Hurt and ChildLine founder Esther Rantzen.

However, there is a prestigious list of names of those who have rejected the chance to be knighted – including some of the best-loved actors, musicians, artists, writers and inventors – for varying reasons, some to much acclaim, others to much criticism.

The majority of rejections have been made privately, although there are a select few examples whereby the person has »

- Chris Waugh

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Eddie Redmayne to voice new Thomas the Tank Engine film

26 February 2015 4:07 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Eddie Redmayne is to star in a new Thomas the Tank Engine film.

The Oscar-winning actor will lend his voice to Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, which is being released to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Thomas & Friends.

Redmayne will voice new engine Ryan, while John Hurt and Jamie Campbell Bower will also record for the film.

"I grew up loving to watch Thomas and his pals getting caught up in unexpected and mischievous adventures," Redmayne said.

"I jumped at the opportunity to get involved and what fun it was! I have never voiced an animated character before, and I had a complete blast."

Hurt, who plays Sailor John, added: "I remember watching Thomas the Tank Engine with my children when they were young and I'm delighted that it continues to appeal to each successive generation.

"I enjoy working vocally and have voiced many animated characters. Sailor John was »

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Eddie Redmayne to voice new Thomas the Tank Engine film

26 February 2015 4:07 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Eddie Redmayne is to star in a new Thomas the Tank Engine film.

The Oscar-winning actor will lend his voice to Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, which is being released to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Thomas & Friends.

Redmayne will voice new engine Ryan, while John Hurt and Jamie Campbell Bower will also record for the film.

"I grew up loving to watch Thomas and his pals getting caught up in unexpected and mischievous adventures," Redmayne said.

"I jumped at the opportunity to get involved and what fun it was! I have never voiced an animated character before, and I had a complete blast."

Hurt, who plays Sailor John, added: "I remember watching Thomas the Tank Engine with my children when they were young and I'm delighted that it continues to appeal to each successive generation.

"I enjoy working vocally and have voiced many animated characters. Sailor John was »

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