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Unstoppable Entertainment have announced that Cobie Smulders (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Jessica Hynes (Bridget Jones’s Baby, Spaced) are leading the cast of the new British comedy Songbird, which has just commenced principal photography.
Written and directed by Jamie Adams (Black Mountain Poets, Benny & Jolene), the film also stars Noel Clarke (Brotherhood, Star Trek: Into Darkness), Ian Smith (Sweat the Small Stuff, Popatron), Laura Patch (Star Stories, Life Begins), Holli Dempsey (Dad’s Army, Derek) and Emily Atack (Dad’s Army, The Inbetweeners). The official synopsis reads:
Joanne Sykes is lead singer of once popular 90’s indie rock band The Filthy Dukes. They’ve been on the road since 1996, slowly but surely managing to play 150-capped venues. We find the Dukes at their last ever gig, and as the band falls apart so does Joanne; she’s finds out her boyfriend is cheating »
- Gary Collinson
Author: Zehra Phelan
Cobie Smulders may just regret to signing up for British Comedy, Songbird, as filming has begun in an arctic-like Cornwall for the month of January alongside Britain’s own comedy legend, Jessica Hynes.
Songbird is the fourth in the line of original features from writer/director Jamie Adams (Brokeback Mountain) who has teamed up with Noel Clarke and Jason Maza’s Unstoppable Entertainment to produce the feature. Clarke has also managed to get himself a place on the cast alongside Ian Smith (Sweat the Small Stuff, Popatron), Laura Patch (Star Stories, Life Begins), Holli Dempsey (Dad’s Army, Derek) and Emily Atack (Dad’s Army, The Inbetweeners).
Jamie Adams, screenwriter and director said: “I am incredibly lucky to be working with such a talented cast and crew on Songbird; Cobie Smulders is such an amazing comic actor and it’s truly a privilege to work with her here in Cornwall, »
- Zehra Phelan
Cobie Smulders, who starred with Tom Cruise in “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” and also appeared in “Marvel’s Agents of Shield” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” is to lead the cast of British comedy “Songbird,” alongside Jessica Hynes, who appeared in “Bridget Jones’s Baby” and was the co-star and co-writer, with Simon Pegg, of cult TV comedy “Spaced.”
“Songbird” is the fourth feature from writer/director Jamie Adams (“Black Mountain Poets,” “Benny & Jolene”), and is produced by Noel Clarke and Jason Maza for Unstoppable Entertainment, which had a U.K. hit last year with “Brotherhood.” Maggie Monteith at Dignity Film Finance is backing the project, which started to shoot this week on location in western England.
The supporting cast includes Clarke (“Brotherhood,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness”), Ian Smith (“Sweat the Small Stuff,” “Popatron”), Laura Patch (“Star Stories,” “Life Begins”), Holli Dempsey (“Dad’s Army,” “Derek”) and Emily Atack (“Dad’s Army, »
- Leo Barraclough
BAFTA Rising Star nominees 2017: This year’s nominees for the break-out acting award have been announced at a morning ceremony in London’s Piccadilly.
Find out who are the BAFTA Rising Star nominees 2017 below.
The nominees for this year’s BAFTA Rising Star award have been announced. Anya Taylor-Joy, Ruth Negga, Tom Holland, Manchester By The Sea‘s Lucas Hedges and Spanish actress Laia Costa are all up for the prestigious award this year.
Taylor-Joy, seen in a variety of movies over the past few years, including the superb The Witch, her break-out role said: “I can’t quite put into words how it feels to be in the company of such talent, past and present. All my love and gratitude.”
Hedges, who will be seen in the aforementioned drama Manchester By The Sea from next week, said: “It’s really exciting to be recognised for an award that »
- Paul Heath
Author: David Sztypuljak
Every year, Ee sponsor the BAFTA Rising Star Award at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards here in London town. The award is always a fascinating one since it’s voted for by the public.
The nominations have just been announced from BAFTA HQ are in the running for the 2017 spot are all listed below. It’s going to be very interesting to see who takes the win this year with the likes of Tom Holland as Spider-Man being so mainstream and Anya Taylor-Joy appearing in the likes of The Witch.
Previous winners of the award include James McAvoy, Eva Green, Shia Labeouf, Noel Clarke, Tom Hardy, Juno Temple, Will Poulter, Jack O’Connell and last year the award was taken by Star Wars star John Boyega.
This year the nominations are as strong as every with Laia Costa, »
- David Sztypuljak
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