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'Love Actually' Director Richard Curtis to Pen Bee Gees Biopic

21 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Richard Curtis, the screenwriter behind "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Mr. Bean," "Bridget Jones' Diary," and "War Horse," will script a biopic of Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb—the brothers who formed the Bee Gees in 1958—according to a report by The Tracking Board. Barry Gibb, the lone surviving member of the group, and MGM's Gary Barber are set to produce. Read More: "Review: New Collection Celebrates 25 Years of 'Mr. Bean,' Comic Outlaw" Born to English parents and raised primarily in Australia, The Bee Gees achieved international fame in not one but two distinct periods in music history, first as a Beatles-inspired pop trio and later as mainstays of disco. Their iconic soundtrack to 1977's "Saturday Night Fever," starring John Travolta, was the best-selling album of all time until it was supplanted by Michael Jackson's "Thriller," and the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame notes that »

- Matt Brennan

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6 Craziest Things We Saw Inside 'Red Nose Day'

23 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

There wasn't a telephone in sight. For the inaugural celebration of the goofy and good-hearted Red Nose Day in America, NBC invited seemingly everyone in Hollywood to hang out at New York City's own Hammerstein Ballroom for three hours in an attempt to "be funny for money" — and it didn't require a single participant to awkwardly answer a phone on stage in order to collect donations.

The British import (it was partially conceived of by director Richard Curtis, which means it's about as British as Love, Actually) brings together »

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Red Nose Day Countdown: What We're Most Excited For!

21 May 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The British have always been trendsetters; we can thank them for lots of things like Harry Potter, some of our favorite boy bands and even chocolate bars. And today we're thanking Red Nose Day founders Richard Curtis and Jane Tewson (both Brits) for bringing their televised Comic Relief UK event, Red Nose Day, stateside. Red Nose Day will air on NBC, and raise money for children in some of the poorest communities in the world. Established in 1985, Comic Relief UK has raised over a billion dollars and we here in America are excited to help! Some of today's hottest celebs like Robert Pattinson, One Direction, Sam Smith, John Legend, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Adam Levine, Will Ferrell, Julianne Moore, Julia »

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Interview: Jack Black and Richard Curtis Talk Red Nose Day USA Live Benefit

18 May 2015 5:27 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Having the natural ability to enthrallingly captivate audiences, particularly by naturally infusing both comedy and important sentiments into their lives as you bring them into other worlds, is an essential skill of all entertainers. But also possessing the pure passion to lead by example, and emphasize the importance of helping others without expecting anything in return, is also a vital characteristic that proves how admirable a public figure truly is overall. Actor Jack Black and writer-director-producer Richard Curtis (‘Love Actually,’ ‘About Time’) commendably not only bring their fans into intriguing worlds in their films, but are also working to reverse the harrowing effects that plague children and young adults who  [ Read More ]

The post Interview: Jack Black and Richard Curtis Talk Red Nose Day USA Live Benefit appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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Anna Kendrick is the new Indiana Jones in Last Crusade reboot: "Times have changed"

18 May 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade gets a whole new look as Anna Kendrick slips on Indy's cap for a reboot.

Gone is the five o'clock shadow - this Indiana Jones has some more practical uses for the Holy Grail but is just as quippy as ever!

This new female Indiana Jones parody was actually produced by Funny or Die for this week's Red Nose Day Us to poke fun at the upcoming all-female Ghostbusters movie and rumours of an Indy reboot.

Starring with Kendrick in the Red Nose Day Us video is comedian Brett Gelman, who plays a neurotic protector of the Grail.

The biennial Red Nose Day telethon is being brought from the UK to the Us for the first time by Sir Richard Curtis to raise money for 12 charities working with children and young adults in the Us and Africa.

NBC's star-studded lineup for the three-hour telethon includes Matt LeBlanc, »

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Neil Patrick Harris and Jodie Foster Join NBC’s Red Nose Day

7 May 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

NBC’s bringing the big U.K. charity telethon Red Nose Day to the States later this month, and the list of celebs signing up for the show continues to grow. Vulture hears Jodie Foster, Neil Patrick Harris, Community’s Danny Pudi, and Anna Camp have now agreed to appear on the three-hour event, which is being produced with Funny or Die and will be directed by Richard Curtis (Love, Actually). Other big names who have just signed on: Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, and a slew of cast members from Game of Thrones (including Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke). As with the British telethon, NBC’s version of Red Nose Day will include live music, sketches, and pretaped films (produced here by Funny or Die.) And yes, the stars really will be seen wearing red noses (or juggling them, as Neil Patrick Harris can be seen doing in »

- Joe Adalian

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Eddie Redmayne, ‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Join NBC’s ‘Red Nose Day’

7 May 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A gaggle of A-listers will soon be going red.

Eddie Redmayne, Retta, Olivia Wilde and “Game of Thrones” cast members Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emilia Clarke, Iwan Rheon, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Mark Addy, John Bradley, Rose Leslie, Alfie Allen and Charlotte Hope have joined “Red Nose Day,” NBC’s live televised drive aimed at helping 12 charity organizations lift children and young people out of poverty.

This is the first time the drive has been done in the U.S., although it’s a big hit across the pond, where it has raised more than $1 billion over the past 30 years. Richard Curtis is an executive producer for the NBC telecast (a Universal Television production), along with Hamish Hamilton and Ian Stewart of Done + Dusted Productions. Henrietta Conrad and Lily Sobhani will also serve as executive producers, as will Mike Farah, Anna Wenger and Joe Farrell from Funny or Die. Hamilton is set to direct. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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“Amar Akbar & Tony deals with universal themes like friendship and love” – Martin Delaney

13 April 2015 12:51 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

In his career, Martin Delaney has starred on stage, on television and has been seen in feature films like Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty playing a myriad of characters.  Taking on the challenge of doing something a bit different, the young actor plays the role of Tony in the British independent film Amar Akbar & Tony a realistic, multicultural coming-of age comedy drama.

Amar, Akbar & Tony follows the lives of three childhood friends as they stumble through life from their carefree twenties into adulthood. Martin’s character Tony whose obsession with winning over the Asian woman of his dreams finds him pursuing the wrong woman.

Check out the trailer to get a feel for Martin’s Tony and the world of Amar Akbar & Tony.

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In this fabulous interview Martin Delaney tells us about playing Tony, how much the cast bonded while »

- Stacey Yount

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Ursula Le Guin interview: sci-fi and fantasy snobbery, adaptations & trouble-making

2 April 2015 1:49 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We spoke to seminal Us fantasy and sci-fi author Ursula Le Guin about her career, radicalism, literary influence and more…

A Wizard Of Earthsea. The Left Hand Of Darkness. The Lathe Of Heaven. The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas. The Dispossessed. Ursula Le Guin may not thank me for listing them (“Everybody wants to go back to the older stuff, come on now! I’ve written some really good stuff recently! I don’t want to get stuck in reminiscing”) but the novels and short stories she published in the sixties and seventies are undeniable sci-fi and fantasy classics.

Le Guin has nourished imaginative literature for decades with fine, precise prose and political provocation. She’s also spent years clear-headedly defending sci-fi and fantasy against the kind of people who turn up their noses up at books with dragons on their covers and maps in their title pages.

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Watch Dame Judi Dench discuss working with Dustin Hoffman in Esio Trot

1 April 2015 1:50 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Dame Judi Dench has spoken about Esio Trot in a new interview clip exclusive to Digital Spy.

Watch below as the actress discusses working with Dustin Hoffman on the BBC One Christmas film.

Dench and Hoffman starred as Mr Hoppy and Mrs Silver in the adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel.

The 90-minute film was written by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, who previously collaborated on BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley.

Esio Trot follows Mr Hoppy (Hoffman), a retired bachelor who has a secret love for his neighbour Mrs Silver (Dench).

However, she only gives her attention to her pet tortoise Alfie. The shy Mr Hoppy's attempts to talk to Mrs Silver usually end in some form of calamity.

Roald Dahl's Esio Trot is out now on DVD. »

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Watch Dame Judi Dench discuss working with Dustin Hoffman in Esio Trot

1 April 2015 1:50 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dame Judi Dench has spoken about Esio Trot in a new interview clip exclusive to Digital Spy.

Watch below as the actress discusses working with Dustin Hoffman on the BBC One Christmas film.

Dench and Hoffman starred as Mr Hoppy and Mrs Silver in the adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel.

The 90-minute film was written by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, who previously collaborated on BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley.

Esio Trot follows Mr Hoppy (Hoffman), a retired bachelor who has a secret love for his neighbour Mrs Silver (Dench).

However, she only gives her attention to her pet tortoise Alfie. The shy Mr Hoppy's attempts to talk to Mrs Silver usually end in some form of calamity.

Roald Dahl's Esio Trot is out now on DVD. »

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7 actors who were too attractive for the role: Hugh Grant, Harry Potter

1 April 2015 6:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ok, so we all know that movie logic increases the median attractiveness of everybody on screen by at least 50%, and we accept it. But what happens when an actor is just too attractive for suspension of disbelief to work in a particular role?

Mae Whitman being cast as the eponymous "designated ugly fat friend" in this weekend's The Duff is a fine example. Thankfully the film (which is kind of great, by the way) does take pains to emphasise that even perfectly attractive people can be the Duff in their friendship group, because Duff is a state of mind. Or something.

Digital Spy takes a look back at seven more actors who were too attractive for the part, most of whom still got cast anyway.

Hugh Grant (Four Weddings and a Funeral)

Last year, mere months after Four Weddings celebrated its 20th birthday, Hugh Grant dropped the bombshell that nobody »

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TV Review: ‘Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot’

29 March 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A rare romance from the typically dark imagination of children’s book author Roald Dahl, “Esio Trot” spells more than just “tortoise” backwards, but an evening of warm-fuzzy feelings all around as Dustin Hoffman’s Mr. Hoppy devises an elaborate scheme to woo the chelonian-loving widow downstairs, as played by Judi Dench. Commissioned as a New Year’s telepic for British TV, this delightful family offering is already making its way to homevideo in several European markets, but could potentially support a more substantial treatment Stateside, if someone were to shell out for theatrical (exec producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein bought all other U.S. rights).

Judging by Hoffman and Dench’s involvement alone, this is no ordinary TV movie. Co-written by “Love Actually’s” Richard Curtis (who shares credit with Paul Mayhew-Archer) and directed by smallscreen miracle worker Dearbhla Walsh (“Little Dorrit,” “Shameless”), the film has been crafted with »

- Peter Debruge

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Watch the best moments from U.K.’s red nose day

24 March 2015 3:38 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

Back on March 13, BBC aired a six hour telethon to raise money for Comic Relief. The telethon raisied over 78 million pounds and after thirty years, celebrities celebrated raising over 1 billion pounds. Along with documentary shorts highlighting the charities supported, humorous sketches and musical numbers were shown. Comic Relief was started by writer Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill) and comedian Lenny Henry to raise support for families starving in Ethiopia.

To the surprise of everyone, Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean) made an appearance to kiss David Walliams (Little Britain) to help break a world record in “Most Kisses Received in 30 Seconds.” Popular sketches brought back Mr. Bean, the Vicar of Dibley, and Little Britain (featuring Stephen Hawking). Parodies of The Four Yorkshiremen, James Bond (featuring Daniel Craig and Roger Moore), and One Direction were featured. Liam Gallagher of the original Shameless was also named a national treasure. »

- Michelle Leibowitz

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Spring Review

20 March 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This review was originally published during Fantastic Fest 2014.

Since festival audiences have already exhausted the “Spring is like…” comments over every form of social media (Spring is like Before Sunrise meets H.P. Lovecraft, for example), I’ll just plainly say that Spring is romantically horrific bliss, achieving perfection through tragedy and soul. Is there a subgenre of horror equatable to the “Mumblecore” scene yet? If not, filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have pioneered it, throwing together a loving tale that’s aided by a creature-feature subplot akin to a Troma production on super-steroids.

There’s something so primal and affectionate about Spring. It strikes an honesty that’s notably reminiscent to Richard Linklater’s or Joe Swanberg’s crowning work. It’s the most regal of Shakespearean epics meets the most sinister Joe Dante feverdream, striking a wealth of emotional riches while also utilizing beastly effects reminiscent of Landis »

- Matt Donato

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NBC brings Red Nose Day to the U.S. on May 21

18 March 2015 3:19 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Red Nose Day is coming to the U.S. NBC will introduce Americans to the long-time U.K. charity tradition with a three-hour live telethon on May 21.

Variety reports Christina Aguilera, Jon Hamm, and Sienna Miller have already begun promoting the New York-based event, which will feature comedy sketches, standup sets, musical performances and celebrity appearances.

Launched 30 years ago by Love Actually and Bridget JonesDiary director Richard Curtis, the drive raises money for various charities and attempts to raise public awareness about the plight of underprivileged people living throughout the world. The U.S. effort will donate proceeds to 12 charities that help young people in the U.S., Africa, Asia, and Latin American, including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Vaccine Alliance, Children’s Health Fund, and United Way.

As in the U.K., people will be encouraged to buy red clown noses to don on May 21 to show solidarity with the cause. »

- A.R. Wilson

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NBC Sets 3-Hour ‘Red Nose Day’ Live Telethon for May 21

18 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC will close out the 2014-15 regular season on May 21 with a three-hour live telethon that marks the arrival in the U.S. of the Red Nose Day charity drive that has become a U.K. institution.

The Peacock is planning a star-packed telecast featuring standup and sketch comedy segments, musical performances and various celebrity appearances. The special will originate from New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

Red Nose Day was launched in 1985 by director Richard Curtis, of “Love Actually” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary” fame. The goal was to raise money for a range of worthy causes and also generate awareness among the public of the struggles of underprivileged people around the world.

As in the U.K., Red Nose Day will include a retail push to encourage people to buy plastic red clown noses to wear on May 21 as a means of acknowledging the greater need in the world. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Comic Relief breaks £1 billion barrier after 30 years: 'Thanks Britain'

13 March 2015 6:25 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Comic Relief has officially raised over £1 billion for charity since the project started 30 years ago, with £78,082,988m already achieved for this year's fundraiser.

The Red Nose Day event, which launched in 1985, broadcast live from the London Palladium for the first time on Friday night (March 13).

More Than - One Billion Pounds over the past 30 years. Britain you are great. #ComicRelief pic.twitter.com/vltoquePDl

— Red Nose Day (@rednoseday) March 14, 2015

Richard Curtis, founder and vice chair of Comic Relief, said: "This is a very strange moment for me. When a bunch of comedians got together all those years ago we dreamed of raising a million or two, and never imagined the generosity that would be shown by the British public for so many years.

"Figures tell us that the billion pounds have helped around 50 million people in the UK and overseas, 50 million people whose lives have been changed or saved by »

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20 Cult British Films You Need To See Before You Die

13 March 2015 2:27 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Eagle Films

When one thinks of British films, what immediately springs to mind are the gentle comedies of Richard Curtis such as Four Weddings And A Funeral or Notting Hill or the image of Harry Potter. But British cinema is not all light romance or whizz kid wizards. In fact, since the early days of the medium British film output always been incredibly diverse, producing horror (through the legendary Hammer and Amicus studios), war, comedy, kitchen sink social realism and good old exploitation movies of every flavour. It also produced Michael Winner, but the least said about that, the better.

British cinema was, for decades, subject to the strictest censorship laws in the Western world (widely known as The Limp D**k Laws) which prohibited the flourishing of really interesting films for adults. Instead the intrepid cinema customer was treated to supremely unerotic ‘nudist’ films, followed by British sex films, »

- Clare Simpson

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‘Dig’ Premiere: Jason Isaacs Dispels ‘Da Vinci Code’ Comparisons, Talks ‘Creepy’ New Thriller

5 March 2015 1:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network’s “Dig,” a 10-part mystery thriller created by “Homeland’s” Gideon Raff and “Heroes'” Tim Kring, premieres at 10 p.m. on March 5. The event series stars Jason Isaacs as Peter Connelly, an FBI agent recently stationed in Jerusalem who begins investigating the murder of a young American and inadvertently uncovers an ancient international conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history. The cast also includes Anne Heche, Alison Sudol, Ori Pfeffer, David Costabile, Lauren Ambrose, Angela Bettis, Richard E. Grant, Regina Taylor and Omar Metwally.

Variety spoke to Isaacs ahead of the show’s premiere to discover the pros and cons of shooting in Jerusalem versus New Mexico, Peter’s “dark and murky” journey down the rabbit hole, and those pesky comparisons to “The Da Vinci Code.”

What most appealed to you about playing Peter?

Isaacs: Well, the fact is, if somebody says to you »

- Laura Prudom

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