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‘Miss You Already’ Trailer: Toni Collette & Drew Barrymore Are BFFs Facing Big Changes In Toronto Pic

1 September 2015 10:03 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

“When life falls apart, friends keep it together.” Here’s the first trailer for Miss You Already, starring Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore in a tale of best-friendship and life’s roughest moments. Milly and Jess have been inseparable since childhood. They’ve done lots of crazy stuff, but bonds are tested when one faces a life-threatening disease and the other has a life-affirming pregnancy. Dominic Cooper, Paddy Considine, Frances de la Tour and Jacqueline Bisset co-star… »

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BFI London Film Festival 2015 Line-Up announced with Gala screenings of Steve Jobs, High-Rise, Trumbo, Black Mass, Carol & Suffragette

1 September 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 59Th BFI London Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Programme

You can peruse the programme at your leisure here.

The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film festivals. It introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience. The Festival provides an essential platform for films seeking global success; and promotes the careers of British and international filmmakers through its industry and awards programmes. With this year’s industry programme stronger than ever, offering international filmmakers and leaders a programme of insightful events covering every area of the film industry‎ Lff positions London as the world’s leading creative city.

The Festival will screen a »

- John

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BFI London Film Festival unveils full line-up with ‘Steve Jobs’ closing

1 September 2015 6:52 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The festival circuit is gearing up to start and London has added a handful of other prominent awards players for the year.

Among the new additions to the festival are Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, starring Michael Fassbender in the lead role as the famed Apple head, which will be the festival’s closer. They have also announced that the premiere of Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan, will happen at the festival.

Opening & Closing Night

Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw and Meryl Streep. Director Sarah Gavron returns to the Festival for a third time with a film that tells the story of the ordinary British women at the turn of the last century who risked everything in the fight for equality and the right to vote. Steve Jobs, directed by Danny Boyle whose films Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and 127 Hours (2010) previously closed the Festival. »

- Zach Dennis

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Full programme announced for 59th BFI London Film Festival

1 September 2015 4:28 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

BFI London Film Festival 2015 full programme

The BFI London Film Festival is always a highlight on our film calendar, and the full programme for this year’s even, which takes place in the capital from 7th-18th October, has just been unveiled at an announcement presentation at the Odeon Leicester Square.

We’ve just stepped away from the famous cinema and have taken with us some thoughts on what this year’s festival has in store. As well as the previously announced opening film, Suffragette and the closing gala, Steve Jobs, a whole host of other films have caught our eye. This year’s programme is actually quite exciting.

BFI London Film Festival 2015 full programme – Steve Jobs will close this year’s festival

Cate Blanchett will be presented with the BFI Fellowship this year, and her film Carol, directed by Todd Haynes, will play as this year’s American Express »

- Paul Heath

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Maggie Smith’s ‘Lady in the Van’ Gets December Release in U.S.

24 August 2015 2:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Classics has set an awards-qualifying December release in the U.S. for “The Lady in the Van,” starring Maggie Smith.

The film will premiere as a special presentation at the Toronto Film Festival.

The Lady in the Van” is a film version of a British play that starred Smith. The movie is directed by Nicholas Hytner, who also directed the play. Producers are Damian Jones, Kevin Loader and Hynter.

The film is a TriStar production and tells the true story of playwright Alan Bennett’s strained friendship with Mary Shepherd (Smith), an eccentric woman who parked her broken-down van in Bennett’s London driveway and lived there for 15 years.

Alex Jennings plays Bennett. Frances de la Tour, Roger Allam, Dominic Cooper, Jim Broadbent and James Corden also star.

The film is Hytner’s first directorial outing after ending his decade at the head of the British National Theatre. »

- Dave McNary

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Spc plots 'The Lady In The Van' awards run

24 August 2015 7:17 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sony Pictures Classics will schedule a qualifying run for its Toronto-bound Maggie Smith starrer The Lady In The Van.

Former head of the National Theatre Nicholas Hytner directs from Alan Bennett’s autobiographical screenplay about his friendship with a women who parked her broken van in his London driveway for 15 years.

Alex Jennings also stars in The Lady In The Van, which gets its world premiere Special Presentation screening in Toronto on September 12.

The cast includes Frances de la Tour, Roger Allam, Dominic Cooper, Jim Broadbent and James Corden

Damian Jones and Kevin Loader produced with Hytner, whose directing credits include The History Boys and The Madness Of King George.

Spc will distribute in North America after the qualifying run. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Spc plots 'Van' awards run

24 August 2015 7:17 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sony Pictures Classics will schedule a qualifying run for its Toronto-bound Maggie Smith starrer The Lady In The Van.

Former head of the National Theatre Nicholas Hytner directs from Alan Bennett’s autobiographical screenplay about his friendship with a women who parked her broken van in his London driveway for 15 years.

Alex Jennings also stars in The Lady In The Van, which gets its world premiere Special Presentation screening in Toronto on September 12.

The cast includes Frances de la Tour, Roger Allam, Dominic Cooper, Jim Broadbent and James Corden

Damian Jones and Kevin Loader produced with Hytner, whose directing credits include The History Boys and The Madness Of King George.

Spc will distribute in North America after the qualifying run. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Drew Barrymore’s ‘Miss You Already’ Gets November Release

18 August 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate have given an awards season release of Nov. 6 to dramedy “Miss You Already,” starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette.

Miss You Already,” which will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival next month, is directed by Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”) from a script by Morwenna Banks. Dominic Cooper, Paddy Considine, Frances de la Tour and Jacqueline Bisset also star.

Collette and Barrymore portray women who have been best friends their whole lives and Cooper and Considine play their husbands. Bisset portrays the mother of Collette’s character.

The women’s relationship hits a rough patch when Barrymore’s character struggles to have a much longed-for baby and Collette’s character finds out she has breast cancer.

The film is produced by Christopher Simon and executive produced by Jerome Booth, Nicki Hattingh, Sheryl Crown, Anne Sheehan, Samantha Horley, James Norrie, Barnaby Southcombe, Lisa Lambert, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler, Hardwicke, »

- Dave McNary

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'Harry Potter' Cast's Birthday Messages Will Make You Laugh and Cry

31 July 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Author J.K. Rowling and her greatest creation, Harry Potter, both have birthdays today -- July 31. The author already tweeted her thanks to fans, but did you see the sweet birthday messages shared by several "Harry Potter" cast members to Time?

As Harry turns 35, his mum turns (it's not polite to say but the cast does refer to it) 50. Time celebrated J.K. Rowling's big milestone by getting 17 birthday notes from these movie stars: Alan Rickman (Snape), Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge), Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Natalia Tena (Tonks), David Thewlis (Lupin), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), Clemence Poesy (Fleur), movie director Chris Columbus, Oliver and James Phelps (George and Fred Weasley), Katie Leung (Cho Chang), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood), Frances de la Tour (Madame Olympe Maxime), Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley), and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley).

While some of the messages were »

- Gina Carbone

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Casting Roundup: Anthony Mackie to Play Mlk; ‘Once Upon a Time’ Finds King Arthur

1 July 2015 5:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” has found its King Arthur in British actor Liam Garrigan, Entertainment Weekly reports. He’ll first appear in the season five premiere and will recur throughout the year.

“As we do on ‘Once Upon a Time,’ we’re doing our own twist on Camelot, on Arthur’s background and on his relationships with Merlin, Guinevere and Lancelot,” executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis told EW. Lancelot (Sinqua Walls) debuted on the series in season two, and will return in season five. The role of Guinevere has yet to be cast.

In other casting news:

Captain America: Civil War” star Anthony Mackie will play Martin Luther King Jr. opposite Bryan Cranston’s Lyndon B. Johnson in the HBO telepic “All the Way,” according to Variety sister site Deadline. Jay Roach is directing the TV adaptation of the Robert Schenkkan play, which earned Cranston a »

- Variety Staff

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'Outlander' Casts Hildegarde

30 June 2015 10:57 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

A "Harry Potter" headmistress is coming to "Outlander" to play a nun.

Frances de la Tour will play Mother Hildegarde in Season 2 of the Starz and Sony Pictures Television series.

Mother Hildegarde runs L'Hopital Des Anges, where Claire (Caitriona Balfe) begins volunteering. She's tall, gaunt and has a "deep and powerful voice," per the character description.

Photos: ‘Outlander’ Season 2: Meet The Cast

She'll help out Claire in many, many (translation: spoilers!) ways in Season 2.

Executive Producer Maril Davis revealed Mother Hildegarde's sidekick earlier this year – the dog Bouton. ...

Copyright 2015 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (Access Hollywood)

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Outlander Season 2: Harry Potter’s Frances de la Tour Cast as Mother Hildegarde

30 June 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Well, look at this bit of “magical” casting for OutlanderHarry Potter actress Frances de la Tour has signed on to play Mother Hildergarde in the second season of the Starz drama, another important role in Diana Gabaldon’s second novel, Dragonfly in Amber, the book on which Season 2 of Outlander will be based. In the novel, Mother Hildegarde is the commanding Mother Superior of Paris’ L’Hopital des Anges, a hospital at which Claire spends a a large amount of her time at in Dragonfly in Amber. Therefore, we should definitely expect de la Tour and Caitriona Balfe to share quite a few scenes together. In addition to her role as Madame Maxime, the headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy and love interest for Hagrid, in the Harry Potter films, de la Tour is also a Tony Award-winning actress, whose other film roles include Into the Woods and Tim Burton‘s live-action Alice in Wonderland. »

- Chris King

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Outlander Casts Harry Potter Actress as Season 2's Mother Hildegarde

30 June 2015 8:18 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The latest addition to Outlander‘s Season 2 cast is a real giant in Hollywood. (Well, a half-giant.)

Frances de la Tour, known for her portrayal of towering Beauxbatons headmistress/half-giantess Madame Maxime in the Harry Potter films, will play Mother Hildegarde in upcoming episodes of the Starz series, the network announced Tuesday.

Frances De La Tour is intelligent and commanding, which is why she’ll make a great Mother Hildegarde! #Outlander pic.twitter.com/2J9ZPeHflw

Outlander (@Outlander_Starz) June 30, 2015

Video Emmy Screening Room: Outlander‘s Sam Heughan Has an Empty Pistol

Mother Hildegarde is the commanding Mother Superior of Paris’ L’Hopital des Anges. »

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Mr Holmes – video review

19 June 2015 7:28 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In an extract from this week's Guardian film show, Peter Bradshaw and Henry Barnes join Xan Brooks to review Mr Holmes, in which Ian McKellen plays a nonagenarian Sherlock Holmes struggling to recall the details of the case which sent him into early retirement. Laura Linney co-stars as McKellen's housekeeper in the Winchelsea-set story directed by Bill (Dreamgirls, The Fifth Estate) Condon and featuring a cameo from Frances de la Tour Continue reading »

- Xan Brooks, Peter Bradshaw, Henry Barnes and Dan Susman

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Frances de la Tour: five best moments

19 June 2015 4:02 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor, currently cameoing in Mr Holmes, may be best known for sitcoms, but she’s also featured in an eclectic selection of big-screen work

Frances de la Tour is not famous for film. The public still mostly recognise her for Rising Damp; critical recognition has come, in the main, from her stage work (three Oliviers, one Tony).

And yet De la Tour has also made movies: an eclectic selection featuring collaborations with Martin Scorsese, the Wombles and Denzel Washington. Sometimes she’s seen only fleetingly – the briefest of fee-fi-fo-fums in last year’s Into the Woods, and just one appearance opposite Vicious housemate Ian McKellen in this week’s Mr Holmes. Sometimes we never even see the scenes: her role as a headmistress having an affair with Anne Reid in Love Actually was left on the cutting-room floor.

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- Catherine Shoard

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Mr Holmes Review: Wistful and witty – A real delight

18 June 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Mr Holmes review: It’s wistful and witty – a real delight that may leave you a little bereft at its end. Mr Holmes review

Director: Bill Condon

Cast: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Frances de la Tour

Certificate: PG 

Run Time: 104 minutes

Synopsis: An aged Sherlock Holmes at the end of his life, looks back at the man behind the celebrity as he grapples with the circumstances of an unsolved case that forced him into early retirement 30 years earlier with the help of his housekeeper’s young son.

The credits have just started rolling here inside the State Theatre for Mr Holmes and the first words that come to mind are ‘Well, that was melancholic wasn’t it’. Don’t get me wrong – I enjoyed this unique and interesting reinvention of Britain’s most famous detective – it’s just that it feels reminiscent »

- Sacha Hall

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Mr Holmes review: Ian McKellen searches for Sherlock's soul

15 June 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Bill Condon; Screenwriter: Jeffrey Hatcher; Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Roger Allam, Frances de la Tour; Running time: 104 mins; Certificate: PG

Sherlock Holmes has never been more popular, what with Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller all putting their stamp on the character in a big-budget movie franchise and concurrent TV series respectively. With low-key drama Mr Holmes, director Bill Condon goes farther out into imagined realms, casting Ian McKellen as the Baker Street detective at 93, when that famous intellect is beginning to fail, leading him on a fascinating, quite poignant search of his own soul.

Mitch Cullin's source novel A Slight Trick of the Mind takes a mischievous leap by crediting the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the recently deceased Dr Watson. These books are an endless source of bemusement for Holmes who, in 1947, is retired and living in the Sussex countryside, »

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Survivor review: Pierce Brosnan and Milla Jovovich play cat and mouse

4 June 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: James McTeigue; Screenwriter: Philip Shelby; Starring: Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster, Angela Bassett, Frances de la Tour, James D'Arcy; Running time: 96 mins; Certificate: 12A

There's little to enjoy about this daft spy thriller beyond the sight of Pierce Brosnan looking vaguely like a Spanish pimp when he wears a pencil-thin moustache as a disguise. Survivor is played straight, but laden with laughs that are entirely unintentional and make you feel somewhat sorry for the impressive cast.

You can vaguely understand why actors of the calibre of Brosnan, Milla Jovovich, Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster, Angela Bassett, Frances de la Tour and James D'Arcy signed up to the project. After all, the basic premise is an intriguing one, involving the capture of an American soldier in the Middle East leading to severe repercussions in London.

Security expert Kate (Jovovich) notices something suspicious at the Embassy, propelling her into »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Vicious, Game of Thrones, Man Down

1 June 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Vicious: ITV, 9pm

Season two of Vicious kicks off as Violet (Frances de la Tour) hatches an elaborate plan to save her from embarrassment when her sister, Lilian (Celia Imrie), announces an impromptu visit.

Meanwhile, Ash (Iwan Rheon) gets a surprise when he introduces his new girlfriend to the gang.

Man Down: Channel 4, 10pm

A brand new series of Greg Davies's hilarious Man Down kicks off tonight and sees Dan (Davies) going on a disastrous date while Brian (Mike Wozniak) tries to find out more about his family's history.

Jo (Roisin Conaty) comes up with a rather interesting plan to tweak her CV and Aunt Nesta (Stephanie Cole) displays her special kind of tough love.

Game of Thrones: Sky Atlantic, 9pm

More action from Westeros as Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) faces a struggle after being thrown into jail.

Also tonight, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) continues »

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Vicious: McKellen, Jacobi and De la Tour - how the mighty have fallen

1 June 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The ITV comedy consigns some of our most famous thespians to 70s sitcom purgatory – a very cruel fate indeed

If the general chatter’s right, old-school British sitcoms are a small point of national pride, a sort of showcase for the type of humour that’s damp from a mist off the Channel and wrinkled where the grandeur has deflated. Be honest, though – when was the last time you fired up the George And Mildred or Are You Being Served? box set? “Hmm, you know what I fancy over, say, the entire HBO output I have at my fingertips? A six-hour marathon of sitcom japes, most of which will be spent in queasy anticipation of someone casually dropping a racial epithet while Mrs Slocombe makes a face like an Estée Lauder Medusa at a young Pauline Fowler” isn’t a phrase being repeated up and down the country, I don’t think. »

- Filipa Jodelka

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