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McCrory is probably best known for playing Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter series as well as appearing in Doctor Who as a vampire fish queen. But the Olivier Award nominated actor is one of the most respected thespians treading the boards in the UK today and is an impressive acquisition for what is already a very exciting project.
Bill is a spin-off from the BAFTA winning Horrible Histories , arguably one of the greatest sketch shows ever to grace our TVs and certainly one of the most popular family programmes in living memory. Cast members Martha Howe-Douglas, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond (who went on to write and star in Sky One’s Yonderland) all make the leap from the show to silver screen with Baynton »
- John Sharp
London — The BAFTA film awards ceremony is unspooling at London’s Royal Opera House. Variety is bringing you the winners as they are announced. Refresh this page for the latest results.
The leading actor award went to Chiwetel Ejiofor for “12 Years a Slave.” He paid tribute to Steve McQueen, and said that the award really belonged to the helmer. “It’s yours. I’m going to keep it, but it is yours,” he said.
- Leo Barraclough
The English actor, whose movie credits include The Dark Knight Rises, Bronson and Inception, will play a "charismatic leader" who offers a deal to the show's leading character Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy).
Hardy's casting was announced on the show's Facebook and Twitter pages today (February 14) as a special treat for fans.
Peaky Blinders' first series was critically-acclaimed and featured in Digital Spy's Top 25 TV Shows of 2013 list.
A trip to the the Style Suites at the Savoy reveals the glamour, and the anxiety, of dressing for the red carpet
I'm on a secret floor of Style Suites at London's Savoy hotel, about to experience the ultimate makeover: a full day of glossing and preening in a bid to experience what Bafta guests go through on the day of the awards. Each suite – there are different ones for clothes and jewellery, hair, and makeup – holds up to 16 staff members working non-stop, operating a sort of high-glamour conveyor belt. All a client needs to gain entry is an invitation to the awards, held this Sunday (and screened at 9pm on BBC1) at the nearby Royal Opera House. Not that I have a ticket, of course. I'm an impostor playing at being a VIP, a canary down the most glamorous of mineshafts, experiencing the star treatment firsthand.
Celebrity hairdresser Charles »
- Sali Hughes
Are you excited? This Sunday sees the BAFTAs head our way, which is – quite frankly – the best awards ceremony out there and to prove it – even in this crazy British weather – we’ve got confirmation of all the biggest stars attending this Sunday 16th February, 2014.
Let’s get straight to it because there’s some massive names here that include nominees, presenters and other attendees of the prestigious event at the Royal Opera House, London. They are, in handy alphabetical order:
Alfonso Cuarón, Amy Adams, Barkhad Abdi, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Dern, Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christian Bale, Daniel Brühl, David O. Russell, Emma Thompson, Dame Judi Dench, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Scorsese, Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender, Oprah Winfrey, Paul Greengrass, Ron Howard, Sally Hawkins, Sandra Bullock, Steve Coogan, Steve McQueen and Tom Hanks.
Hanks! Bale! Damon! Fassbender! Bullock! DiCaprio!! It’s safe to say that this year is »
- Dan Bullock
The ceremony - hosted by Stephen Fry from London's Royal Opera House - will take place on Sunday night (February 16).
The nominees confirmed to attend are as follows: Alfonso Cuarón, Amy Adams, Barkhad Abdi, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Dern, Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christian Bale, Daniel Brühl, David O. Russell, Emma Thompson, Dame Judi Dench, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Scorsese, Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender, Oprah Winfrey, Paul Greengrass, Ron Howard, Sally Hawkins, Sandra Bullock, Steve Coogan, Steve McQueen and Tom Hanks.
Dame Helen Mirren, recipient of the BAFTA Fellowship, will also be in attendance.
A handful of new images from John Logan’s Showtime show “Penny Dreadful,” easily one of my most anticipated shows on TV these days. And I don’t anticipate a lot of TV shows, because, well, who has the time, am I right? Those laundries aren’t going to do themselves. Check out some new looks at the gang getting ready to do battle. Or standing around. Either/or. Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula –are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama. Starring Josh Harnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway, Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear, and Helen McCrory. The monsters come out to play this May 11th. »
Excellent news here. Showtime‘s upcoming Victorian horror series, Penny Dreadful, has been given a premiere date: Sunday, May 11 at 10/9c. Not sure what Penny Dreadful is? Not to worry. We have the first three Production Blogs here to explain it all, along with some increasingly creepy TV spots, after the synopsis:
In Penny Dreadful, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light – have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, License to Kill) and Eva Green (Casino Royale). Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger) and Danny Sapani (The Bill) also star. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, »
- Erin Willard
Here’s yet another look at Showtime’s upcoming “Penny Dreadful,” which has now been officially tapped for a May 11 premiere on the pay cable network. The new teaser features a meeting between Josh Harnett’s American gunslinger and Eva Green’s…something. Gypsy? Fortune teller? Someone who definitely knows what’s going on, that’s for sure. In case you missed them, more looks at the show were previously released here. Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula –are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama. Besides Harnett and Green, the show also stars Timothy Dalton, Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear, and Helen McCrory. “Penny Dreadful” is brought to you by John Logan (“Gladiator” and “Skyfall”). »
Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road). Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama. Penny Dreadful stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadaway, Helen McCrory, Danny Sapani and Simon Russell Beale. Of the eight episodes, the »
- Pietro Filipponi
I have to admit, John Logan and Sam Mendes’ new showtime show “Penny Dreadful” is one of my most anticipated shows of the year. Everything I’ve seen of it so far, including a handful of teaser promos, have been pretty nifty stuff and left me wanting more. Here’s the latest, an official image of the show’s main cast, including stars Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, and Timothy Dalton. Also, yet another teaser promo. (Useless factoid: Dalton used to play James Bond, while Mendes directed the last Bond movie, “Skyfall”, a film that Logan wrote.) Like Alan Moore’s “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” Logan’s “Penny Dreadful” will be set in Victoria London and brings together famous literary characters like Frankenstein, Dracula, and Dorian Gray, and throws in there an American sharpshooter played by Josh Hartnett and a mysterious woman played by Eva Green, who is said to be “battling her own demons. »
Premium cable has long been a safe haven for envelope-pushing dramas and comedies. Networks like HBO, Showtime and Cinemax have built an entire brand out of programming that includes explicit sexuality, graphic violence and strong language. Surprisingly, horror has never been a huge genre for any of the premium networks – only HBO’s True Blood and Showtime’s Dexter come to mind, unless you’re counting Netflix, in which case Hemlock Grove would warrant a mention. Luckily, Skyfall writer John Logan is gearing up to inject Showtime with a new jolt of terrifying television, with his new period horror show Penny Dreadful.
Two EW-exclusive images from the show (one above, one below) introduce the looks of some major characters. Josh Hartnett stars as gunslinger Ethan, who arrives in Victorian London to encounter various supernatural beings we’re familiar with from such works as Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity received the most nominations - 11 in total - including Best Film alongside 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Captain Phillips, and Philomena, and Outstanding British Film alongside Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Philomena, Rush, Saving Mr. Banks and The Selfish Giant.
Check out the full list of nominations here...
Outstanding British Film
- Gary Collinson
Gravity led the way with 11 nominations. 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle were each nominated in ten categories. Captain Phillips has nine nominations, while Behind the Candelabra and Saving Mr. Banks were nominated five times.
Philomena, Rush and The Wolf of Wall Street have four nominations. Blue Jasmine, The Great Gatsby, Inside Llewyn Davis and Nebraska have each been nominated three times. The Act of Killing, The Butler and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug have two nominations apiece.
Gravity is nominated in the following categories: Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Director for Alfonso Cuarón, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects. Sandra Bullock is nominated for Leading Actress.
12 Years a Slave is nominated for Best Film, Director for Steve McQueen, Adapted Screenplay, »
- Michelle McCue
Live-streamed to the film-adoring world earlier this morning at bafta.org, the official nominations for the 2014 Baftas were revealed by rising British stars Luke Evans and Helen McCrory to an expectant online community. A surprise to some, Alfonso Cuarón's space opera Gravity leads the pack with eleven nominations, earning nods for Best Picture, Best British Film, Best Director as well as a host of technical awards. Elsewhere, Oscar hopefuls 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle and Captain Phillips also garnered numerous nominations. The inimitable Stephen Fry returns once again as host for this year's Ee-sponsored Bafta ceremony, taking place at London's Royal Opera House on Sunday 16 February.
- CineVue UK
Sandra Bullock sci-fi drama takes 11 nominations while Steve McQueen's slavery epic and David O'Russell's heist comedy drama 10 apiece. Meanwhile, Paul Greengrass's Captain Phillips relaunches as a contender with nine
Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron's space thriller starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney leads the pack of nominations at this year's Bafta awards, taking 11 nominations to the 10 for Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave. The classification of Gravity as a British film, while Slave's backing by Plan B, Brad Pitt's outfit, means it is deemed American, looks to have made the difference, with Gravity scoring nods in both best film and best British film.
Cuaron's film also picked up a huge raft of technical nominations, while McQueen's performed well in more traditional acting and script categories. Meanwhile David O'Russell's American Hustle, did much better than at the London Critics Circle award nominations, where it scored just two. »
- Catherine Shoard
Good morning! David here, up bright (so to speak) and early (definitely) to bring you this year's nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Awards. These are the last set of nominations before AMPAS weighs in next week, so these are the last hints you might get for any surprises and any big wave of British support that might be coming.
Your headlines: Gravity leads the pack, with 12 Years A Slave and a surprisingly strong American Hustle - scoring four acting nominations - just behind, while Dallas Buyers' Club misses out everywhere, and June Squibb is omitted for Sally Hawkins. Nat will be weighing in later today with what it all means for the Oscars, but please get discussing in the comments with your own thoughts. And if you'd like to save yourself some reading, watch Helen McCrory and Luke Evans reveal eleven of the categories:
Best Film »
Gravity has picked up the most nominations for the Ee British Academy Film Awards 2014.
BAFTA Film Awards 2014 - nominations in full
The full list of contenders, which were announced by Luke Evans and Helen McCrory at BAFTA's Piccadilly headquarters this morning (January 8), also included recognition for Philomena and Captain Phillips, which join the three aforementioned movies on the Best Film shortlist.
Video: Mark Kermode talks BAFTA nominations with Digital Spy
The award season is in full swing with the last 12 months being one of the most open races to the finish line (that’s the Academy Awards to you and me) in many a year. Will Scorsese score with his crazy look at the financial scoundrel The Wolf Of Wall Street? Perhaps Alfonso Cuaron will reach the stratosphere with his spectacular space thriller Gravity? Could there be a late arrival to the party, like Peter Berg’s brutal military biopic Lone Survivor, and upset the odds that are arguably favouring Steve McQueen’s harrowing 12 Years A Slave?
In the meantime, the UK’s very own British Academy Film and Television Awards have been announced (or BAFTA’s) and offer further indication of the names to be called out come Oscar night. Celebrated British actors Luke Evans and Helen McCrory gave us the line-up set to fight it out on Sunday »
- Craig Hunter
The full nominations follow below.
The awards, which will be hosted by Stephen Fry, take place Feb. 16 at London’s Royal Opera House.
2013 Nominations (presented in 2014)
Outstanding British Film
- Leo Barraclough
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