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Vanessa Redgrave joins 'Film Stars...' cast

4 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The BAFTA fellowship winner comes on board as the Im Global-backed project starts its shoot in Liverpool.

Vanessa Redgrave (pictured) has joined the cast of Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, which started principal photography this week in the title city in north west England.

Redgrave joins a cast that already includes Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, Frances Barber and Leanne Best. Bell plays British actor Peter Turner, on whose memoir about his playful but passionate relationship with Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) the film is based.

Paul McGuigan is directing, from a script by Matt Greenhalgh, with Barbara Broccoli and Colin Vaines producing.

Im Global is co-financing the project and has the international distribution rights.  Lionsgate will release the film in the UK in 2017.

The production will also film on location in London and Pinewood Studios. »

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Vanessa Redgrave Joins Annette Bening’s ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’

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

Vanessa Redgrave has joined Annette Bening, Jamie Bell and Julie Walters in the romantic drama “Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool” for James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli and Colin Vaines.

Shooting is starting this week in Liverpool with Paul McGuigan (“Sherlock”) directing from a script by Matt Greenhalgh (“Control”). The production will take place at Pinewood Studios and on location in London and Liverpool.

The movie is based on British actor Peter Turner’s memoir, and follows the passionate relationship between Turner and eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover grows into a deeper love. Grahame won an Oscar for her performance in “The Bad and the Beautiful.”

The book focuses on Graham turning to Turner for support when she reached the terminal stage of stomach cancer in 1981.

Im Global is co-financing the film and »

- Dave McNary

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Learn Shakespeare With Ian McKellen!

2 May 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

William Shakespeare’s plays are more than 400 years old, and his prose and verses are now becoming easier to interpret with the help of actor Ian McKellen. McKellen and film director Richard Loncraine are unveiling their new iPad app, Heuristic Shakespeare, designed to assist others to better understand the playwright’s text. Heuristic Shakespeare features McKellen, along with fellow actors Derek Jacobi and Frances Barber, reading Shakespeare’s lines to the camera. The play’s text scrolls underneath the actors in conjunction with their line-readings. Actors are simply reading Shakespeare’s text directly to the user. The app also incorporates a history of Shakespeare, including a timeline of his life. Consumers are able to make notes, highlight text, and use the program for further educational and research purposes. “I’ve always felt, since I had to read Shakespeare at school, that wasn’t the way to be introduced to Shakespeare or to enjoy him, »

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Inspector Morse: top 10 episodes

8 February 2016 8:16 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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A king among detective dramas, here are ten of the most complex, macabre and memorable cases faced by Inspector Morse...

Warning: contains spoilers.

Beer, Wagner, a red Jaguar, and Barrington Pheloung’s haunting theme. Those images conjure up one of the most memorable characters in British television. Inspector Morse’s final episode aired in the UK over fifteen years ago, yet the impression left by the hugely popular drama remains indelible. Its popular spinoff, Lewis, finished only last year after nine successful series, while a prequel, Endeavour, has just come to the end of a third four-episode run. The appeal of Morse and his Oxford is clearly as strong as ever.

Inspector Morse ran for 33 episodes between 1987 and 2000 (7 series and 5 specials). Colin Dexter’s bestselling series of thirteen Morse novels provided the basis for the show; twelve were adapted for television, while one, 1986’s The Secret of »

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