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5 items from 2012


My Week with Marilyn - Blu-ray Review

4 March 2012 3:14 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

With brilliant performances from Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn is a behind the curtain look at one of Hollywood.s biggest icons and one of its greatest actors. Based on Colin Clark's books The Prince, The Showgirl and Me and My Week with Marilyn, the film was directed by Simon Curtis (Cranford) and written by Adrian Hodges (1994's Tom & Viv). Along with Branagh and Williams, it stars Eddie Redmayne, Judi Dench, Julia Ormond, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson, Dougray Scott, Pip Torrens, Geraldine Somerville, Michael Kitchen, Miranda Raison, Karl Moffatt, Simon Russell Beale, Toby Jones, Robert Portal, Philip Jackson, and Jim Carter. The film opens with 23-year-old Colin Clark (a wide-eyed Redmayne) explaining his love »

- Patrick Luce

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Portal Raises $640,000 From Rowing Challenge For Kelly's Charity

29 February 2012 8:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor Robert Portal has raised more than $640,000 (£400,000) for Natascha McElhone's late husband's charity after successfully rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.

Portal, who appeared in The King's Speech and is dating Kristin Scott Thomas' sister Sam, signed up to row 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometres) from the Canary Islands to Barbados with his friend James Cash to benefit the actress' late partner Dr Martin Kelly's health organisation Facing The World.

They were left stranded after their boat was damaged on 2 January but managed to complete their challenge when new oars were delivered, and Portal has spoken of his delight about raising so much cash with the challenge.

Speaking on British morning show Daybreak, he says, "A great friend of mine, Martin Kelly, was a surgeon for a charity called Facing The World. He was a great friend and I thought (when he died)... I'm going to have to do something to make people sit up and take notice and I thought what could be the worst thing I could do to raise the most amount of money and that ticked the box.

"At the moment we're over £400,000, it's still coming in on Facebook and Justgiving. People have been wonderfully kind, so that's brilliant." »

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Portal 'Frustrated' By Stalled Atlantic Challenge

6 January 2012 4:11 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor Robert Portal is struggling to survive as he drifts in his boat in the Atlantic Ocean, and he fears "getting swept off" the vessel every time he ventures out on deck.

Portal, who appeared in The King's Speech and is dating Kristin Scott Thomas' sister Sam, signed up to row 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometres) from the Canary Islands to Barbados with his friend James Cash.

They set off on their charity mission last month, but their vessel was hit by huge waves over the Christmas holidays and the pair's oars broke - leaving them drifting across the ocean.

Portal and his pal are awaiting the delivery of new oars so they can reach their destination, but the fierce weather conditions are making the experience difficult.

He tells London's Evening Standard, "It's quite uncomfortable. We will have been here a week by the time the oars get here. It's really hot in the cabin. If we want to go on deck we risk getting swept off because the waves are so big. It's really frustrating because we want to get it done." »

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Actor Portal Stranded In Atlantic

5 January 2012 8:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor Robert Portal has been left stranded in the Atlantic Ocean after his boat was damaged partway through a charity challenge.

Portal, who appeared in The King's Speech and is dating Kristin Scott Thomas' sister Sam, signed up to row 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometres) from the Canary Islands to Barbados with his friend James Cash.

They set off on their mission last month, but their vessel was hit by huge waves over the Christmas holidays and the pair's oars broke - leaving them drifting across the ocean.

Sam tells Britain's Daily Mail, "Their boat capsized... and could have sunk. The boat is designed to right itself and they were both in the cabin with the door shut when it turned over. Had they not been, the cabin would have filled with water.

"They are just sitting there in huge seas, stuck in a tiny cabin. The weather has been absolutely dreadful - lots of wind. And to capsize 1,000 miles out in the Atlantic is very scary. My sisters Kristin and Serena have been incredibly supportive. Bertie and James have been working towards this challenge for two years. Their courage is amazing."

Sam reveals a rescue ship is due to deliver the pair new oars by the weekend (07-08Jan12) so they can complete their challenge, which is to raise money for actress Natascha McElhone's late husband Dr Martin Kelly's health charity Facing The World. »

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Why have national broadcasters ignored the heroism of charity rowers?

1 January 2012 1:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Two men with almost no rowing experience and lacking any background as seamen are currently adrift in mid-Atlantic.

One of them, Robert Portal - better known as Bertie - is an actor. The other, James Cash, is a personal trainer.

They are attempting to row almost 3,000 miles - from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Barbados - as part of the Talisker whiskey Atlantic challenge.

Having set off on 5 December, they have now lost all six of their oars - due to the force of the waves - and, amid a huge and threatening swell, must wait a couple of days to receive new ones from a back-up boat.

Portal and Cash are risking their lives to raise money for a charity, Facing the World, which exists in order to provide life-changing facial reconstructive surgery by some of Britain's leading surgeons to children from the world's poorest countries.

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- Roy Greenslade

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