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Indian Summers returning for a second series in 2016

28 February 2015 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Indian Summers will return for a second series in 2016, Channel 4 has confirmed.

The ten-part second series will be set in 1935, three years after the events of the current series.

Series creator Paul Ruman said that he was pleased with the response to the show, and was thrilled to be able to reunite the cast.

"Our story moves forward three years, to a Viceroy's last summer, a political gamble to stifle Independence and a great reckoning for Ralph, Alice and Aafrin," he continued.

"I am so grateful to Channel 4 for trusting us to continue our journey through the last years of the British Raj. I feel like the luckiest writer in the world."

The period drama is set in the backdrop of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India. It follows the decline of the British Empire and the beginnings of modern India, told from both sides.

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Lack of working class actors is changing what gets made, says Jimmy McGovern

23 February 2015 10:01 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Screenwriter famous for gritty dramas says he struggles to find working-class actors to play parts in his series because only posh people can afford the training

The screenwriter Jimmy McGovern has added his voice to the class debate within the entertainment industry, saying that he struggles to find actors who can play working-class roles.

“I’m constantly looking round for actors who can convincingly portray working-class men,” said McGovern. “They’re getting fewer and fewer because it’s only the posh ones who can afford to go into acting.”

Related: Julie Walters: ‘People like me wouldn't get a chance today'

Related: James Blunt's letter to Chris Bryant makes him appear a paranoid wazzock

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- Kevin Rawlinson

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Indian Summers recap: season one, episode two – a cross-legged assassin

22 February 2015 1:57 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

There’s a lot of immobility going around in the second episode of the subcontinental 1930s drama; but could they be a little less serious about it?

Have you been watching Indian Summers? I’ve been asking this a lot this week. “That’s the one with Judi Dench, and adverts every four minutes, right?” is invariably the reply. Well, yes and no (or rather no and yes).

To avoid confusion, let’s call Julie Walters by her character’s name, which is Cynthia Coffin. Cynthia Coffin. She sounds like a Batman villain’s floozy. Having spent last week cleaning and gaily drinking, she was far less animated this week – we’ve all been there. She spent the entirety of last night sitting on her veranda, spying on people through field glasses. Admittedly, she still found time to have medical records stolen and to forge incriminating political documents. They’re so cute at that age. »

- Rhik Samadder

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Effie Gray DVD Review

19 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Richard Laxton

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Tom Sturridge, Emma Thompson, David Suchet, Julie Walters

Running time: 108 minutes

Certificate: 12

Drama, longing and isolation are the summation of affairs in Richard Laxton’s moody look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.

The film is based on a true story, a marriage and its consequences that shocked Victorian society. For a woman to consider herself unhappy enough to leave her husband, and not just leave but fight to have their marriage annulled on legal terms, was simply unheard of in that era and yet the film doesn’t seem to be interested in pursuing this angle. Rather than delve into the social and personal reverberations of such a decision, Laxton instead plants his film largely in the growing distance between this husband and wife pairing. Unfortunately, the telling is nothing we haven’t »

- Victoria Bull

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Brooklyn Movie Review

17 February 2015 7:18 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Brooklyn Director: John Crowley Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters Brooklyn is and always has been a melting pot. New York’s second most popular borough is well-known for its many ethnic communities, and for being a city in its own right that stands apart from Manhattan. It serves, therefore, as a fitting title and setting for director John Crowley’s film adapted from Colm Tólbin’s novel about an Irish immigrant in the 1950s who leaves home to pursue a life in America, where she is met with cultural differences and an eye-opening introduction to being a resident of the country dreamed about by so many  [ Read More ]

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- abe

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Berlin: Adopt Films Buys Silver Bear Winner ‘Victoria’ for U.S.

16 February 2015 1:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Adopt Films has acquired U.S. rights to Sebastian Schipper’s thriller “Victoria,” which won the Silver Bear for outstanding artistic contribution for cinematography at the Berlin Film Festival.

The deal was negotiated by the Match Factory’s Brigitte Suarez and Thania Dimitrakopoulou and Adopt FilmsTim Grady and Jeff Lipsky. Adopt plans a late summer/early fall 2015 U.S. release.

“Victoria” was shot by Norwegian-born cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen in one continuous 134-minute take, bridging 20 locations. It stars Spanish actor Laia Costa and German thespians Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit, and Max Mauff.

It was produced by Jan Dressler. Although the movie is subtitled in English, most of the film’s dialog is in English, in deference to the common language spoken in the film.

Variety‘s Guy Lodge called the film “exhilarating” in his Berlin review.

Adopt has set “Effie Gray,” starring Dakota Fanning, Julie Walters, Tom Sturridge, »

- Dave McNary

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Casual Vacancy, Indian Summers

15 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Call the Midwife: BBC One, 8pm

Sister Julienne questions the nature of faith this week, when a Christian couple refuse medicine for their baby and are later accused of abusing it.

Elsewhere, Barbara must overcome the barriers of language to communicate with an expectant mother, and Sister Mary Cynthia returns.

The Casual Vacancy: BBC One, 9pm

While Harry Potter fans wait for the movie of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Jk Rowling's non-magical novel begins its TV adaptation tonight.

Michael Gambon, Rory Kinnear and Keeley Hawes star in this drama about a broken community in an English village.

Indian Summers: Channel 4, 9pm

Julie Walters stars in the brand new Channel 4 drama about the rise of modern India.

The Indian Civil Service plan to escape the heat of the looming summer, but complications arise due to a boy collapsing on the tracks and the appearance of an assassin. »

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A Casual Vacancy takes on Indian Summers in battle for British TV viewers

13 February 2015 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The BBC adaptation of Jk Rowling’s first novel for adults goes head-to-head with Channel 4’s 10-part epic about the decline of the British empire

Two of the year’s most keenly anticipated TV dramas will go head-to-head on Sunday night in a £20m battle for the nation’s attention between Jk Rowling and Julie Walters.

BBC1’s adaptation of A Casual Vacancy, Rowling’s first novel for adults, will be shown at the same time as the first episode of Channel 4’s 10-part epic about the decline of the British empire, Indian Summers.

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- John Plunkett

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - NCIS, The Graham Norton Show

13 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Musketeers: BBC One, 9pm

Series 2 of the BBC One historical drama reaches its halfway point this week.

Athos must return to his home to protect the people from a baron who believes the Musketeer has forsaken his birthright, and intends to claim the land for himself. More worryingly for Athos; he meets his ex-fiancé.

Benidorm: ITV, 9pm

The seventh series of the popular comedy reaches its end tonight, but fear not; it's been recommissioned for an eighth already!

Ruth Madoc guest stars as Clive, Terri and Tiger hatch a scheme to get Clive's money back. Meanwhile, Mateo tells Lesley how disastrous life at home is.

NCIS: New Orleans: Channel 5, 9pm

The NCIS franchise introduces its newest spin-off show in tonight's feature-length episode.

The New Orleans team must deal with the murder of an NCIS member-turned-congressman. The killer may have more personal than political reasons for the murder, »

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Effie Gray Trailer – Dakota Fanning Joins Emma Thompson In Period Exploration

10 February 2015 5:11 PM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

From Emma Thompson‘s own screenplay, Effie Gray is a period drama revolving around the life of Effie Gray, and her marriage to John Ruskin.

This one looks like it has the potential to be one of the best of the year, as Thompson takes a hard look at life when women barely had the right to exist, much less acknowledge and explore their sexuality.

Check out the trailer, and let me know what you think.

 Effie Gray Trailer

 

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Tom Sturridge, Robbie Coltrane

In Theaters April 3rd, 2015

In her original screenplay Effie Gray, Emma Thompson takes a bold look at the real life story of the Effie Gray-John Ruskin marriage, while courageously exposing what was truly hiding behind the veil of their public life. Set in a time when neither divorce, nor gay marriage were an option, Effie Gray is the »

- Marc Eastman

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Julie Walters: 'There aren't enough working class actors'

10 February 2015 7:03 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Julie Walters has said that it is "shocking" how hard it is for working class talent to make it as actors.

The Paddington actress warned that the industry will no longer be "representative of society" unless funding is provided to help potential stars.

She told the Radio Times: "I have millions of letters from kids saying, 'Can you help me?' and I've sent bits of money, but I couldn't possibly fund all of these working-class kids who can't get into drama school.

"It's shocking how that flow of talent has just stopped. It will change the population of actors, which is terrible really. It won't be representative of society."

Walters initially trained as a nurse before being offered a grant to study English and Drama in Manchester.

"I couldn't have gone without it and you can't get them any more," she said.

Walters's new period drama Indian Summers begins »

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Julie Walters: 'There aren't enough working class actors'

10 February 2015 7:03 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Julie Walters has said that it is "shocking" how hard it is for working class talent to make it as actors.

The Paddington actress warned that the industry will no longer be "representative of society" unless funding is provided to help potential stars.

She told the Radio Times: "I have millions of letters from kids saying, 'Can you help me?' and I've sent bits of money, but I couldn't possibly fund all of these working-class kids who can't get into drama school.

"It's shocking how that flow of talent has just stopped. It will change the population of actors, which is terrible really. It won't be representative of society."

Walters initially trained as a nurse before being offered a grant to study English and Drama in Manchester.

"I couldn't have gone without it and you can't get them any more," she said.

Walters's new period drama Indian Summers begins »

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Sir Michael Gambon on posh actors: 'the more Old Etonians the better'

9 February 2015 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Veteran actor backs stars such as Benedict Cumberbatch, as Julie Walters voices concern over opportunities for working-class children

Sir Michael Gambon has backed privately educated actors such as Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch, saying “the more Old Etonians the better”.

Related: Sir Michael Gambon calls time on theatre career after memory struggle

Related: Julie Walters: lack of working-class actors is sad

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- Dugald Baird

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Is StudioCanal Gearing Up For Paddington 2?

9 February 2015 1:46 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following a remarkable stint at the box office which saw the marmalade-loving bear pull in close to $210 million, StudioCanal has its proverbial hand hoovering over the greenlight for a Paddington 2.

Word comes by way of Variety, who report that the company along with producer David Heyman are contemplating the ways in which they could continue the story of the furry back-packer. But a sequel is far from set in stone just yet, with StudioCanal boss Olivier Courson apprehensive about fast-tracking a follow-up simply to cash in on the original’s popularity.

“We have to be selective, work with strong brands, top talent, take the time we need,” Courson told Variety. “[But] obviously, the result on Paddington is a strong incentive to us and the partners on the movie to work on a sequel, and a strong incentive for Studiocanal to continue in this area. Paddington has been our biggest bet. Even the development costs, »

- Michael Briers

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Bafta Red Carpet Arrivals

9 February 2015 4:52 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Last night saw the BAFTA awards announced over on the BBC. The Theory Of Everything stole the night winning both the best actor award for Eddie Redmayne as well as the best British film. Boyhood also won big scooping the Best Film, Director and Supporting Actress awards.

Before all that though we were on the red carpet snapping pictures of all the award winners. See our gallery for pics of the likes of Tom Hiddleston, J.K Simmons, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jack O’Connell, Sam Claflin, Julie Walters and many more. »

- Kat Smith

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BAFTAs 2015: what the winners said

8 February 2015 2:21 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Professor Stephen Hawking and the surprisingly good British weather were amongst the stars of the show at the 68th BAFTA Awards ceremony.Click here for full list of winners

At London’s Royal Opera House, Host Stephen Fry introduced the 68th Ee BAFTAs by making a reference to the night’s weather, which for the first time in many years, didn’t involve rain.

Making his entrance to “Uptown Funk”, Fry described the BAFTAs as “that most glorious of occasions when the heavens open and the great and the good of the industry rain down upon us,” adding: “It may be dry outside but in here it’s simply pissing down with stars.”

Those stars included David Beckham, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke, Julie Walters, Kristin Scott Thomas, Noomi Rapace, Jesse Eisenberg, Ralph Fiennes and surprise guest Tom Cruise, who handed out the Best Film prize.

Absent directors

Despite winning the top prizes for Boyhood, director »

- sarah.cooper@screendaily.com (Sarah Cooper)

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Baftas 2015: Flickering Myth attends the 2015 Ee British Academy Film Awards

8 February 2015 8:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The 68th British Academy Film Awards is taking place in London tonight, and Flickering Myth’s Luke Owen is right there on the red carpet, bringing you all of the arrivals ahead of the ceremony. Be sure to refresh this page for updates, and let us know your predictions for tonight’s awards in the comments below…

#‎Baftas‬ red carpet panoramic style. Plus a lady from Mirror Online…

The carpet. It is so red.

Big Hero 6 directors…

BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry…

Damien Chazelle, director of Whiplash

Leading Actress nominee Amy Adams arrives…

Chris Evans is in there somewhere…

Patricia Arquette

J.K. Simmons threatened to throw a chair at us…

Eddie Redmayne

Julianne Moore is a chameleon, blending into the red carpet…

Ee Rising Star nominee Gugu Mbatha-Raw looks a bit cold…

David Beckham

Edith Bowman

Good ol Julie Walters!

Run! It’s Loki!

Benedict Cumberbatch

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- Gary Collinson

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Sundance 2015: ‘Brooklyn’ a sincere portrayal of the difficulty of a young woman’s decisions

6 February 2015 4:32 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson in “Brooklyn” Image Courtesy of The Sundance Institute

Brooklyn

Directed by John Crowley

Written by Nick Hornby

United Kingdon, Canada & Ireland, 2015

John Crowley’s Brooklyn (based on the novel by Colm Tóibín, screenplay by Nick Hornby) is a sweeping romantic epic that emphasizes the power the protagonist has over her own life, a rarity in a woman’s story. Eilis (Saoirse Ronan of Hanna and The Grand Budapest Hotel) moves to Brooklyn, New York from small town Ireland to escape the oppressive nature of her traditional home and demanding heritage. Although she loves her mother and sister, she slowly forges a new path in America for herself. Ronan skillfully draws out excruciating homesickness, the excitement of new emotional bonds, and the first steps of confidence in a positive direction with a pained poise.

Through education and bit by bit building up her ego, she is »

- Lane Scarberry

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"Effie Gray" - New Footage

4 February 2015 7:21 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new footage from director Richard Laxton's period 'biopic', "Effie Gray", written by Emma Thompson ("Sense and Sensibility"), starring Thompson, Dakota Fanning, Robbie Coltrane, Claudia Cardinale, James Fox, Julie Walters, Derek Jacobi and David Suchet:

"...'Effie Gray' (Fanning) has a doomed marriage to art critic 'John Ruskin' (Greg Wise) in 1840's London.

"Despite her beauty, Ruskin didn’t consummate the marriage and the devastated Gray eventually fell in love with Ruskin’s protégé, painter 'John Everett Milias' (Tom Sturridge)..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Effie Gray"...

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- Michael Stevens

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BAFTA Film Awards 2015: Cumberbatch, Beckham among confirmed attendees

4 February 2015 3:10 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Keaton and Reese Witherspoon are among the stars attending this year's Ee British Academy Film Awards.

Nominees attending this weekend's ceremony will include Amy Adams, Patricia Arquette, Steve Carell, Ralph Fiennes and Ethan Hawke.

The Theory of Everything duo Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne will be in the audience, alongside Edward Norton, Keira Knightley and Julianne Moore.

Rising Star nominees Jack O'Connell and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are also set to attend, as are Rosamund Pike, Mark Ruffalo, Rene Russo, Jk Simmons and Imelda Staunton.

Meanwhile, David Beckham has been confirmed as one of the presenters of this year's prizes.

He will be joined by Hayley Atwell, John Boyega, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Natalie Dormer, Chris Evans, Alice Eve, Phoebe Fox, Martin Freeman and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Holliday Grainger, Olivia Grant, Sally Hawkins, Tom Hiddleston, Nimrat Kaur, George MacKay, Dougray Scott, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Julie Walters »

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