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'Avengers,' Emma Watson and Eddie Redmayne hit the 2014 Britannia Awards

48 minutes ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The beginning of the show and tell portion of awards season has often been marked by many with the Hollywood Film Awards (sigh) or, more recently, the Academy's Governors Awards.  Depending on where it falls on the calendar, that designation actually falls on BAFTA's annual Britannia Awards.  The latest incarnation of the show took over the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday night and some of the world's biggest stars took part.  And, surprise, a number of those famous faces are fighting for the Oscar spotlight. Emma Watson received the British Artist of the Year, Mark Ruffalo was lauded with the Humanitarian Award, Dame Judi Dench made a rare non-Oscars visit to Los Angeles to accept the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment, Mike Leigh was honored with the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Direction, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss earned the Charlie Chaplin Award for Excellence in Comedy and Robert Downey, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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BAFTA/La’s Britannias Confer Honors With a British Accent

15 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Albert Finney scored a supporting actor nomination for “Erin Brockovich” in 2000, the conventional wisdom was that the Oscar was his to lose. Yet Benicio del Toro walked off with the prize for “Traffic.”

Many in Hollywood chalked it down to Finney not being around to campaign, but there were many more who are aware of that British preference not to push themselves forward. Plus, says Perry Simon, g.m. of BBC America, “Many of these actors live in the U.K. and don’t have proximity” to L.A.-based campaign stops. With year-round events, BAFTA/La tries to bridge the gap between London and Los Angeles.

“BAFTA’s position is to help level the playing field, make sure Brit players are available,” BAFTA/La topper Nigel Daly says. “We hesitate to promote. BAFTA’s commitment is to screen every contender, Brit or non-Brit, with a whole series of screenings. »

- Shalini Dore

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Set Photos of Punk-Rock Meryl Streep

18 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Margaret here, trying not to freak out about these set photos of Meryl Streep. Pretend for a moment that the magic of internet reporting hasn't told us exactly what she's filming right now. (It's the Diablo Cody-penned, Jonathan Demme-directed dramedy Ricki and the Flash, wherein La Streep plays an aging rock star.)

This is so full of possibility. As long as she's in this getup, let's indulge in some fantasizing...

 

She wears motorcycle boots! She sports extensions! She makes out with Rick Springfield!

Things Meryl Streep Could Be Filming In That Costume

1. A Freaky Friday meta-sequel where Meryl switches bodies with the real Lindsay Lohan and starts clubbing all night and missing call times while Lindsay ends up on the fast-track to an Oscar win

2. A Mike Nichols-directed commercial for Meryl's new campaign as the Spring 2015 face of Hot Topic

3. The music video for Rick Springfield's »

- Margaret de Larios

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Jennifer Aniston and Olly Murs confirmed for Graham Norton Show appearance

21 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman are the latest A-listers confirmed for the current series of The Graham Norton Show.

The duo, who star in the upcoming Horrible Bosses 2, will be joined on the sofa by Dame Judi Dench, who is promoting her new book Behind the Scenes.

Olly Murs is the music guest and will be singing his new track 'Wrapped Up'.

They will all appear on the Friday, November 21 episode of the chat show.

This weekend's Norton Show will feature the stars of Interstellar Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, Girls star Lena Dunham and comic Micky Flanagan.

The November 7 lineup has been confirmed as Dame Shirley Bassey, Richard Ayoade, David Walliams and Catherine Tate.

Watch a clip of Benedict Cumberbatch on last weekend's Graham Norton Show: »

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BAFTA/La Receives $20,000 Donation for Scholarship Fund

29 October 2014 6:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On the eve of the Britannia Awards, BAFTA/La was feted at an afternoon soiree Wednesday at the Chateau Marmont.

Variety cover subject Eddie Redmayne hosted the event to celebrate Blighty’s cultural contributions to showbiz. At the event, Vanity Fair and Burberry announced a $20,000 donation for BAFTA/La’s Scholarship Fund, assisting British students studying the art of moving image in the U.K. and U.S.

Redmayne held court in one corner describing Stephen Hawking’s reaction to “The Theory of Everything.” “My shoulders were like this,” the actor said shrugging his shoulders, “and then when I heard Stephen Hawking liked it, they were like this (releasing his shoulders).”

Judi Dench said knowing in advance that she’s an honoree didn’t make things easier for her. “I’m terrified, I’ll have to make a speech,” she said.

Others sipping afternoon tea and mingling included Redmayne’s »

- Shalini Dore

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Benedict Cumberbatch fronts new BBC Drama trailer - watch

28 October 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Benedict Cumberbatch features in a new trailer promoting BBC Drama.

The Sherlock actor has recorded William Shakespeare's 'All the World's a Stage' monologue from As You Like It for the promo, which aired before new drama The Missing on BBC One at 8.58pm tonight (October 28).

The promo features moments from BBC dramas of the past, present and future.

Upcoming dramas featured in the trailer include the adaptation of Jk Rowling's The Casual Vacancy, Esio Trot starring Dame Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman, James Nesbitt's The Missing, Damian Lewis drama Wolf Hall, Jimmy McGovern's new series Banished, the new version of Poldark, Susanna Clarke's Strange and Norrell, One Child and The Interceptor.

Past dramas include the likes of The Singing Detective, House of Cards, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, This Life, Pride and Prejudice, Criminal Justice, Small Island, Spooks and Life on Mars.

Doctor Who, Last Tango in Halifax, »

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Benedict Cumberbatch to front new BBC Drama trailer tonight

28 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Benedict Cumberbatch will feature in a new trailer promoting BBC Drama tonight (October 28).

The Sherlock actor has recorded William Shakespeare's 'All the World's a Stage' monologue from As You Like It for the promo, which will air before new drama The Missing on BBC One at 8.58pm.

The promo will feature moments from BBC dramas of the past, present and future.

Upcoming dramas featured in the trailer will include the adaptation of Jk Rowling's The Casual Vacancy, Esio Trot starring Dame Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman, James Nesbitt's The Missing, Damian Lewis drama Wolf Hall, Jimmy McGovern's new series Banished, the new version of Poldark, Susanna Clarke's Strange and Norrell, One Child and The Interceptor.

Past dramas will include the likes of The Singing Detective, House of Cards, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, This Life, Pride and Prejudice, Criminal Justice, Small Island, Spooks and Life on Mars. »

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Meryl Streep's Set to Sing Off-Key (& Other News)

22 October 2014 7:13 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Manuel here with some Streeptastic news.

Meryl Streep has just signed on to play Florence Foster Jenkins in an upcoming Stephen Frears film. Florence will follow the eponymous protagonist, a New York heiress whose lack of musical talent didn’t stop her from pursuing a career in opera in the early twentieth century. This should be good news for us Streep fans because it means we may get three back-to-back-to-back musically-centered Meryl films in a row. Remember she’s set to play Maria Callas for Mike Nichols’ HBO adaptation of Terence McNally’s Master Class while she’s currently filming Ricky and the Flash, the Diablo Cody-penned Jonathan Demme film about an aging rock-star. More thrillingly, the Frears/Demme/Nichols triple punch is the closest we’ve gotten in a while to Streep committing to working with top-tier directing talent (no offense to David Frankel, Philippa Lloyd and Philip Noyce »

- Manuel Betancourt

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A look at Screen Actors Guild predictions

21 October 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

I’ve been tackling Academy Award and Golden Globe predictions for a substantial portion of the year now, but there are of course other awards and/or precursors worth mentioning. Over the rest of the season, I’ll be trying to figure those out too, with today marking the starting point as I attempt to decode what the Screen Actors Guild might do. SAG is one of the most important precursors, mainly because it shows off what the acting branch of the Academy might be thinking. This year, with such a wide open race in almost all categories, you have to imagine that SAG will be one of the biggest guild announcements of the year. Below you’ll see my predictions in all of the SAG categories, but keep in mind that it’s early and they’re completely subject to change. For example, I’ve hung back on some »

- Joey Magidson

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St. Vincent – The Review

16 October 2014 9:25 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Bill Murray has always played the nice guy. Whether on-screen in one of his many iconic roles or off-screen singing karaoke with fans or giving spontaneous bachelor party speeches (yes… that has happened), Bill Murray seems to wander intermittently in and out of our lives like that stoic but occasionally goofy uncle that you’ve always admired. His career has been partially eclipsed by his public reputation as of late, but St. Vincent is here to tarnish it with a bad-boy image. Well… maybe just a little.

Bill Murray plays a crotchety boozer named Vincent. His thrown-together appearance and house in shambles is just the start of the deeper problems that lie within. Around every corner is another person who he’s indebted to (one of which is a fellow gambler from the racetrack played by Terrence Howard). Vincent sees an opportunity to get himself out of the hole when »

- Michael Haffner

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Who is Jack O’Connell?

16 October 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Jack O’Connell isn’t going to be a name people forget anytime soon. The 24-year-old English actor is involved with three feature films that have made — or will make — their debuts in 2014 and was the lead in Starred Up, which was released in August after first premiering in 2013.  After a decade of acting, O’Connell’s career is heading to the next level.

O’Connell started off with a soccer dream, but after being persuaded to audition for television roles, he appeared in an episode of Doctors, a British soap opera, in 2005. His first film appearance followed in 2006 with This is England.

One of his most recognized roles was as James Cook in the third, fourth and seventh seasons of the British drama Skins.

After some more TV and film roles, O’Connell was cast as the leads in Starred Up (2013) and ’71 (2014), which were shot simultaneously; however, »

- Anjelica Oswald

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In the Supporting Actress Race, How Much Does Size Matter?

15 October 2014 4:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The old adage tells us there are no small parts, only small actors—but a background extra might take umbrage to that statement. Still, there is a long history of actors breaking out with a minimum of screen time. And when it comes to the Oscar race, there is always the question of whether an actor has “enough” to be nominated. Of course, Judi Dench famously scored a supporting actress statuette for less than 10 minutes of screen time in “Shakespeare in Love,” but does anyone question it was a worthy performance? It’s not even the shortest to win—that would be Beatrice Straight, who landed the trophy for a six-minute scene in 1976’s “Network.”

This year, there are a handful of performances that have pundits wondering if there’s enough screen time to earn a nomination. One of the most discussed is Laura Dern, an adored veteran of the screen, »

- Jenelle Riley

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Angelina Jolie Receives Honorary Damehood, Meets With Queen Elizabeth

10 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Angelina Jolie met with Queen Elizabeth II on Friday at Buckingham Palace, where she received an honorary damehood.

Angelina Jolie's Honorary Damehood

Jolie's honorary title was announced on Twitter by the British Monarchy’s official handle, which also provided a picture of the momentous event.

"Ms. Angelina Jolie was received by The Queen today when Hm presented her with the Insignia of an Honorary Damehood," read the tweet.

Ms. Angelina Jolie was received by The Queen today when Hm presented her with the Insignia of an Honorary Damehood pic.twitter.com/JvdeOwcOnp

— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) October 10, 2014

Queen Elizabeth II presented Jolie with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George in the 1844 Room of Buckingham Palace.

Receiving the honorary title of dame is the female equivalent of an honorary knighting. Jolie received the honor from the queen because of »

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Molinare wins post on Marigold Hotel 2

9 October 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Molinare wins picture post for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

Film post-production house Molinare has been appointed by Fox Searchlight to undertake the picture post on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

The grading will be undertaken by colourist Gareth Spensley, chosen by director of cinematography Ben Smithard. Spensley previously worked with Smithard grading recent period drama Belle.

Molinare will begin grading the film for spring 2015 release.

John Madden returns to direct the sequel from an original screenplay by Ol ParkerBlueprint PicturesGraham Broadbent and Peter Czernin produced the film, with Participant’s Jeff Skoll serving as executive producer. Fox Searchlight Pictures has worldwide rights and co-financed the film in association with Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi.

Returning cast includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tina Desai, Lillete Dubey with David Strathairn and Richard Gere joining the ensemble.

The first film »

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

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Molinare to handle post on Marigold Hotel 2

9 October 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Molinare wins picture post for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

Film post-production house Molinare has been appointed by Fox Searchlight to undertake the picture post on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

The grading will be undertaken by colourist Gareth Spensley, chosen by director of cinematography Ben Smithard. Spensley previously worked with Smithard grading recent period drama Belle.

Molinare will begin grading the film for spring 2015 release.

John Madden returns to direct the sequel from an original screenplay by Ol ParkerBlueprint PicturesGraham Broadbent and Peter Czernin produced the film, with Participant’s Jeff Skoll serving as executive producer. Fox Searchlight Pictures has worldwide rights and co-financed the film in association with Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi.

Returning cast includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tina Desai, Lillete Dubey with David Strathairn and Richard Gere joining the ensemble.

The first film »

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

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Red Arrow Aims For Shows That Can Travel

8 October 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Red Arrow Intl., which is the global distribution arm of Red Arrow Entertainment Group, is a mini-studio with major ambitions, which are reflected in its sales slate at the content market Mipcom in Cannes.

The distributor, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, is following the strategic objectives set out by its umbrella group, and those of its powerful parent, European broadcast network ProSiebenSat.1 Group.

The focus of its Mipcom slate is English-language taped shows that can travel, and formats — both scripted and unscripted — that are adaptable for markets in every continent.

The lineup is headlined by three scripted shows that demonstrate the strength of its ambitions.

First there’s “Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot,” which the Weinstein Co. has picked up in the U.S. It stars Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench, and was adapted by Richard Curtis and is produced by Hilary Bevan Jones, who worked with Curtis previously »

- Leo Barraclough

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Stephen Frears to receive BFI Fellowship

7 October 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director of The Queen, Philomena and the upcoming Lance Armstrong biopic to receive honour at BFI London Film Festival.

British director Stephen Frears is to receive a BFI Fellowship on Oct 18, ahead of the close of the 58th BFI London Film Festival.

The BFI Fellowship is awarded to individuals in recognition of their outstanding contribution to film or television and is the highest honour bestowed by the organisation.

BFI chairman Greg Dyke described Frears as one of the UK’s most important directors.

“Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen has produced a body of work which never fails to surprise – from sweeping costume drama to powerful social realism, his films strike a perfect balance between drama, humour and pathos helping to make them a hit with audiences and critics alike,” added Dyke.

Frears said he was “thrilled” to be receiving the honour. “I’ve spent much of my life in the cinema and quite a lot of it at »

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

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British Film Institute to Fete Stephen Frears with Fellowship

7 October 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The British Film Institute is to fete Stephen Frears with its Fellowship, the highest honor the organization can bestow.

The award will be given during the closing ceremony of the BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 18. The Fellowship is awarded to individuals in recognition of their outstanding contribution to film or television.

BFI chairman Greg Dyke said: “Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen has produced a body of work which never fails to surprise — from sweeping costume drama to powerful social realism, his films strike a perfect balance between drama, humor and pathos helping to make them a hit with audiences and critics alike. He is one of the U.K.’s most important directors and we are delighted to honor him.”

Frears said: “I’ve spent much of my life in the cinema and quite a lot of it at BFI Southbank. I am thrilled by this Fellowship.”

Frears made his name in TV drama, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive Charlie Chaplin Award, should be in more movies

7 October 2014 6:10 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Why isn't Julia Louis-Dreyfus in more movies? Yes, there are likely personal and professional reasons that keep one of the funniest ladies in Hollywood away from the big screen, but allow us to throw up our arms and demand more. Louis-Dreyfus has dominated television since the '80s (revisit her "Saturday Night Live" work and prepare to go bananas), "Seinfeld" making her a household name and providing a curse that only she could break. The success of "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Veep" rests entirely on Louis-Dreyfus shoulders. Maybe the weekly format provides a comfort, maybe Hollywood just isn't writing roles for funny women (that's not really a maybe, but let's not digress), but we're tired of the small screen having all the Julia Louis-Dreyfus fun. Her latest accolade only rubs it in. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles announced Monday that Louis-Dreyfus would »

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus to Receive Britannia Award for Comedy

6 October 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy at the 2014 Britannia Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles announced on Monday. Louis-Dreyfus, best known for her Emmy-winning appearances on “Seinfeld,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and most recently “Veep,”  is the first of this year's Britannia honorees to have a career largely in television. Other recipients, who were previously announced, are Robert Downey Jr., Mike Leigh, Emma Watson, Mark Ruffalo and Dame Judi Dench. Also read: Robert Downey Jr., Emma Watson, Mike Leigh to Receive Britannia Awards “Her ability to create. »

- Steve Pond

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