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Molifilms comedy 'Gloves Off' underway

10 September 2015 3:51 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Brad Moore, Denise Van Outen, Ricky Tomlinson, Alan Ford among cast.

Molifilms comedy-drama Gloves Off is underway in the UK, with a cast including Brad Moore, Ricky Tomlinson and Denise Van Outen.

Writer-director Steve Nesbit’s (North v South) feature follows a former boxer who must train a charge for a bare-knuckle encounter in a bid to raise money to save his local gym.

Brad Moore (Montana) stars (and co-writes) alongside Alan Ford (Snatch), Denise Van Outen (The Only Way Is Essex) and Matt Barber (Downton Abbey), while there are also roles for Ricky Tomlinson (The Royle Family), Paul Barber (The Full Monty) and stand-up Tom Crane.

Producers are Gareth Maxwell Roberts (The Mortician), Lucy Selwood (Golden Years) and Lawrence King (North v South).

The film is the third film in a slate of Eis-backed features including Golden Years and horror Thea.

Shoot will take place in and around Leeds until October 16. »

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

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Cannes: Little Film Company adds three

11 May 2015 1:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Titles include thriller The Barber starring Scott Glenn.

London/La-based outfit The Little Film Company has added a hat trick of titles to its slate on the eve of the Cannes Marche.

The first is Basel Owies’ thriller, The Barber, starring Scott Glenn and newcomer Chris Coy (Deliver Us From Evil).

They play a serial killer masquerading as a small town barber and a young man looking to get into the business of murder.

The second title is romantic drama Patrick’s Day, written and directed by first-timer Terry McMahon, starring Kerry Fox, Moe Dunford and Philip Jackson.

The film centres on a young man with mental health issues who becomes intimate with a suicidal flight attendant before his obsessive mother enlists a dysfunctional cop to separate them.

The final title is comedy One Night In Istanbul, directed by James Marquand, starring Steve Waddington (The Imitation Game), Paul Barber, Lucien Laviscount ([link »

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

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Blu-ray Review – The Long Good Friday (1980)

4 May 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Long Good Friday, 1980.

Directed by John Mackenzie.

Starring Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Dave King, Pierce Brosnan, Eddie Constantine, Paul Barber, Derek Thompson, Brian Hall, Alan Ford, Kevin McNally, P.H. Moriarty, Karl Howman, Bryan Marshall.

Synopsis:

A ruthless English gangster’s empire starts to fall after a series of bombings over the Easter weekend.

Britain has always made good gangster films but there was always an angle to them, a little something that the filmmakers honed in on so they offered slightly more than the ultra-violent mob movies coming out of America. But in 1980 The Long Good Friday arrived and gave British crime movies a new, for the UK anyway, edge; a gangster film that was actually about gangsters and what they do.

But despite the gritty nature of the script and the raw production values it was the central performance by a then relatively unknown Bob Hoskins as Harold »

- Gary Collinson

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