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Matt King joins Oz production company

4 May 2014 2:27 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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UK actor, comedian and writer Matt King today embarked on a new career with Australian production company Cjz.

As the newly appointed development executive King will work with Cjz.s development and production teams.

King collaborated with Cjz MD co-founder Nick Murray in Australia in the 1990s when he served as a comedy writer on Full Frontal and Jimeoin.

Before moving back to Australia with his family last month he filmed a role in Paddington, a comedy about a young bear from Peru who moves to London in search of a home and family, starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent, directed by David Heyman (producer of the Harry Potter franchise and Gravity).

He played the co-lead opposite Claudia Karvan in Southern Star Entertainment.s Spirited in 2011. He also appeared as the cult character Super Hans in the Channel 4 comedy Peep Show »

- Don Groves

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Get Santa begins shoot

15 January 2014 4:01 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Warner Bros to distribute feature in the UK, exec produced by Ridley Scott and starring Jim Broadbent and Rafe Spall.

Shooting begins today in London and Yorkshire on Get Santa, starring Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent as Santa Claus.

The film, written and directed by Christopher Smith (Black Death, Severance), is produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London, the BFI, Screen Yorkshire and Altitude Film Entertainment.

Produced by Liza Marshall, the film also stars Rafe Spall, Stephen Graham, Ewen Bremner, Jodie Whittaker, Warwick Davis, Joanna Scanlan and Nonso Anozie. The cast is rounded out by Perry Benson, Matt King, Joshua McGuire and Hera Hilmar.

The film begins when nine-year-old Tom, played by newcomer Kit Connor, discovers Santa (Jim Broadbent) in the garden shed just days before Christmas. Escaping the wreckage of his sleigh and desperate to return to Lapland, Santa has come to ask Tom and his dad Steve (Spall) for help.

But Steve has »

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The Descendants: Trailer

7 January 2014 8:09 AM, PST | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning Sideways, set in Hawaii, The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries. »

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