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Among many of the services that "Game Of Thrones" has done (boosting George R. R. Martin's book sales, keeping the fake blood industry alive, etc etc), perhaps the greatest is giving new leases of life to veteran stars. The show's hugely expansive cast features a host of recognizable faces, but given the series' enormous popularity, it's likely that people like Diana Rigg, Stephen Dillane, Iain Glen et al are winning over new generations of fans. One of the biggest beneficiaries has to be Charles Dance, who plays steely patriarch Tywin Lannister on the series. Dance's magnetic presence has been seen in major films like "The Jewel In The Crown," "Alien 3" and "Last Action Hero," but he's been giving one of the finest performances of his career as Tywin, and it's revitalized his career, with roles in big films like "Dracula Untold," "The Imitation Game" and "Child 44" on the way. »
- Oliver Lyttelton
The global cultural phenomenon Game of Thrones returns for its fourth season on Blu-ray and DVD from HBO Home Entertainment on February 17, 2015 and is loaded with exclusive bonus content, including extensive guides and illustrated histories.
This hit HBO series has broken ratings records and topped The Sopranos to become the most popular show in the network's history. Season 4 continues this winning streak with 19 Emmy Awards nominations including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Lena Headey).
Each year, Game of Thrones continues to be one of the best-selling TV programs available on Blu-ray and DVD, and Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season is packed with even more exclusive bonus content including roundtable discussions, on-set interviews, audio commentaries, and brand new animated histories giving fans hours of extensive, never-before-seen material.
In Season 4, while the Lannisters' hold »
Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing is to open this year's London Film Festival
The Imitation Game is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.
The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, TV’s Sherlock) as Alan Turing and Keira Knightley (Atonement) as close friend and fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke, alongside a top notch cast including Matthew Goode (A Single Man), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Charles Dance (Gosford Park, TV’s Game of Thrones), Allen Leech (In Fear, TV’s Downton Abbey »
A new blooper reel released at Comic-Con in San Diego shows “Game of Thrones” stars bumbling lines, clowning around and otherwise adding some levity the serious business of blood and iron in the Seven Kingdoms. Stars like Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage don’t let the show’s heavy themes detract from the fun. In the clip, Charles Dance (Lord Tywin Lannister) sits impatiently on the Iron Throne until he realizes it’s his turn to say lines, only he forgets what they are. [...] »
Following the blooper reel that HBO showed during their Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel in Hall H, the producers announced new cast members for Season 5. Take a look at the video announcement, then read on to learn more about these new characters with the network's official press release.
HBO has confirmed some of the new cast members for the fifth season of the hit series Game of Thrones, with many of them appearing in a video that was unveiled today at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014.
Among the new actors and the characters they will portray are:
Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell
Doran Martell is the ruling lord of Dorne and older brother to the late Prince Oberyn Martell. Unlike his brother, Doran is even-tempered and deliberate. Now, all of Dorne waits to see how their lord will react to his brother's death.
Toby Sebastian as Trystane Martell
Trystane Martell is »
The Game of Thrones cast is growing for season five. HBO announced several new additions to the world of Westeros at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Here's the breakdown of the new Dorne figures coming to shake things up: Alexander Siddig will play Doran Martell, the ruling lord of Dorne and the older brother to Prince Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal). Doran Martell is described as even-tempered and deliberate. Toby Sebastian will play Trystane Martell, son to Prince Doran and heir to the Dorne. He's betrothed to Mycrella Baratehon as part of an alliance offered by Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance). Nell Tiger Free will play Mycrella, the eldest child of Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and King Robert »
Update – here’s the trailer for Season Five, with an introduction of the new characters.
And now a little silliness for the evening while Comic-Con carries on halfway across the world.
Right now the Game of Thrones panel is going on and while fans of George R. R. Martin’s saga await impatiently for a release date for The Winds of Winter to be uttered (Hint: You’ll be lucky…) they kicked off proceedings with the obligatory blooper reel.
While it’s all good and well to see Charles Dance swear at forgetting his lines the best moment comes halfway in when Emilia Clarrke breaks out of her High Valyrian and into a South London estate brogue. ‘I’m a Khalessi, not a Queen F***’s sake mate…’ Wonderful…
Also announced tonight were the new cast members for Season 5, which is filming right now. The extended Martell family plays a »
- Jon Lyus
That was a fine "Walking Dead" panel. And now, Hall H is going from zombies to White Walkers, or from "Walking Dead" to "Game of Thrones." The panel is supposed to include series masterminds David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, franchise creator George R.R. Martin and a slew of cast members including John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane), Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark). Oh and Craig Ferguson will be moderating. That's another big panel. Click through and follow along! 1:45 p.m. Hall H is, again, running a couple minutes behind. No biggie. 1:48 p.m. We get into things with blooper reel footage of Charles Dance on the Iron Throne, of Pedro Pascal giggling with a face covered with blood, »
- Daniel Fienberg
Game of Thrones fans suffering from withdrawal, here is your much-needed taste of season five. The HBO hits Comic-Con panel at Hall H kicked off with a bloopers reel, with Charles Dance (Tywin) cursing, Pedro Pascal (Oberyn) smiling through his mangled face, and most importantly, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) doing their meme-worthy jig during the trial of Tyrion. Photos Titans of Comic-Con: Stars Re-Create Classic Characters The panel reunited author George R.R. Martin, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weis, Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Sophie Turner (Sansa), Natalie Dormer (Margaery
- Aaron Couch
The Imitation Game trailer was released a few days ago, I think, but I'm just now breaking its code. If your patience has expired waiting for me to Yes No Maybe So this, that makes you Charles Dance. Nobody wants to be Charles Dance! He will never understand the importance of Yes No Maybe So but you do.
So join me for indecipherable gadgets, Keira's clipped sass, and elaborate hand gestures after the jump
- NATHANIEL R
Plink. Plink. Plink. Plink. Plink. What’s that? Oh, just the sound that signals that a serious, dangerous, historical trailer is coming on through (consider it on par with the “brrrrannngghhh” of setting a mood). Plink. Plink. Pllllunk. The Imitation Game is indeed serious, dangerous, and historical — fortunately for all involved, it also looks pretty good. After years of development back and forth (remember when Leonardo DiCaprio was going to star in this?), Graham Moore‘s Black List script about the life of Alan Turing (“the father of computer science”) is finally an actual movie with a bunch of actual stars and enough street cred to push it into “hey, maybe we need to think about awards or whatever” territory. Cool beans, and maybe it will get kids interested in computer science! It’s a win-win! (Although we wonder what kind of kids will be checking out the historical Benedict Cumberbatch film this fall, but »
- Kate Erbland
Cumberbatch plays celebrated WWII code breaker Alan Turing who was credited at breaking the German Enigma code and influenced modern-day computing. Working with his brilliant team in a top secret location, the film depicts how they saved thousands of people’s lives, which has been said to have played some significance in shortening the war.
It initially showcases at the London Film Festival on 8th October, and then it’s released in UK cinemas nationwide from 14th November.
Source: StudioCanalUK »
- Louise Tooth
After helping the Allies win World War II with his cryptology skills, British mathematician Alan Turing fights a much more personal war at home in the first trailer for The Imitation Game. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, whose work in cracking the German Enigma Code was essential to the Allies' winning World war II. Upon returning home, taking a job at the University of Machester, he was prosecuted by the U.K. government for homosexual acts that were viewed as illegal.
In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist »
Benedict Cumberbatch fights time and his colleagues to build the first machine able to break Nazi code in the first trailer for “The Imitation Game,” which also stars Keira Knightley. Cumberbatch (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) plays English mathematician and logician Alan Turing, who Winston Churchill said made the single biggest contribution to Allied victory in World War II. Also read: Comic-Con: Legendary Bringing Guillermo del Toro's ‘Crimson Peak,’ Other Surprises The U.K. preview (above) shows Turing clashing with colleagues, played in the drama by Matthew Goode (“Watchmen”), Mark Strong (“Sherlock Holmes”) and Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”). “The Imitation Game, »
- Greg Gilman
The Weinstein Company has released the first The Imitation Game trailer. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a brilliant cryptanalyst whose expertise cracked Germany’s “Enigma code” and helped turn the tide of World War II for the Allies, but his homosexuality made him a target of persecution. Judging by this trailer, I'm sure there will be superficial Sherlock comparisons since Turing is brilliant but off-putting to those around him, but I think this looks like a solid World War II drama with some good performances. Hit the jump to check out The Imitation Game trailer. The film opens November 21st, and also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, and Matthew Beard. Additionally, The Imitation Game will open the 58th BFI London Film Festival on October 8th. [Update: We've added the U.K. trailer after the jump.] Via The Weinstein Company. Via StudioCanal UK. And here's the press release for the »
- Matt Goldberg
Considering The Weinstein Company paid a record $7 million to secure the rights earlier this year, it's no surprise that The Imitation Game has gone on to become one of the most highly anticipated films of 2014. The first trailer for the biopic arrived today, fast on the heels of the announcement that film will have its European premiere as the BFI Film Festival opener in October. The big question then becomes is there still a chance the early Oscar contender could hit Tiff in September for its world debut?
The film sees Benedict Cumberbatch star as mathematician Alan Turing, the man behind the cracking of the German's WWII Enigma code and the British team at the top-secret code-breaking centre at Bletchley Park. Though Turing is credited with significantly shortened the war and saving thousands upon thousands of lives across the world, he went on to be persecuted for his homosexuality, rather than lauded for his contributions, »
- Emma Badame
The first footage has arrived for the potential major awards contender "The Imitation Game" in the form of two quite different trailers. The Weinstein Company and Studio Canal have released a U.S. trailer and a U.K. teaser respectively for Morten Tyldum's film, a biopic of computer genius and WWII hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Rory Kinnear and Allen Leech also star in the story of Turing whose work at Bletchley Park helped cracked the German 'Enigma Code' which was essential to the Allies winning World War II. Rather than celebrated as a hero though, he was chemically castrated by his own Government and ultimately committed suicide.
The UK trailer at the top plays this very much as a straightforward thriller about the code's cracking. The U.S. trailer is a more sentimental and wider ranging piece about the impact »
- Garth Franklin
The 58th BFI London Festival is to open on October 8 with the European premiere of Second World War codebreaking drama The Imitation Game.
Cumberbatch, Knightley and director Morten Tyldum are expected to attend the premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, with simultaneous screenings due to take place at cinemas across the UK.
Clare Stewart, BFI London Film Festival director, said: “Featuring extraordinary performances from the British talent in front of the camera and vividly directed by Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game does cinematic justice to Alan Turing’s vision, determination and personal »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
The film will open the 58th BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday, October 8.
The Imitation Game will be in theaters on November 21st in the Us; UK cinemas on November 14.
In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII.
Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.
Behind-the-camera talent »
- Michelle McCue
One film I fully expect to be part of tomorrow's announcement of the Toronto International Film Festival lineup is the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal. The film co-stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Tuppence Middleton, Tom Goodman-Hill, Rory Kinnear and Matthew Beard. Aiding my suspicion the film will be among tomorrow's announcement is today not one but two trailers for the movie have premiered, one a teaser from the UK and the other the official domestic trailer courtesy of the Weinstein Co. »
- Brad Brevet
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