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Yesterday we brought you some comments from Daniel Craig suggesting that he may be ready to call time on his role as James Bond, but if he does decide to hang up his Walther Ppk we still have this year’s Spectre to look forward to, and Sony has debuted a couple of new from the film featuring Craig’s 007 and Lea Seydoux’s Madeleine Swann…
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head »
- Gary Collinson
Watch Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander in the official trailer for Focus Features' The Danish Girl. From Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper, and based on the book by David Ebershoff, the love story opens in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, November 27th, and in additional cities in December. The drama will be opening in limited release against Creed, Victor Frankenstein, The Good Dinosaur and The Night Before.
The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener (Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander), whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar begins a groundbreaking journey to become one of the world's first transgender women, Lili Elbe. This tender portrait of a marriage asks: What do you do when someone you love wants to change? It starts with a question, a simple favor asked of a »
There’s no doubt that Eddie Redmayne will be back in the Oscar race this season. The thirty-three-year-old actor will follow-up his Academy Award-winning performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything with his most recent turn as the eponymous Danish girl in Tom Hooper’s next film.
Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) co-stars as Copenhagen’s Gerda Wegender, an artist who asks her husband Einar (Redmayne) to fill in for her female model. Einar develops a preference for his female physical appearance, later becoming one of the first known recipients of sexual reassignment surgery. What transpires in between is a disarray of confusion, betrayal, misunderstandings, and of course, love.
Watch the first trailer for The Danish Girl below: »
- Sasha James
Back in 2012 it was reported that Daniel Craig had signed a two-film extension to his 007 contract following Skyfall, but now it seems he may be looking to retire his license to kill following this year’s Spectre.
Speaking to Esquire, Craig was asked if he plans to return as James Bond following the spy’s 24th adventure, replying that: “I really don’t know. Honestly. I’m not trying to be coy. At the moment I can’t even conceive it…At this moment, no. I have a life and I’ve got to get on with it a bit. But we’ll see.”
When Craig does decide to call it a day, it seems that Idris Elba (Luther) will find himself high on the list of candidates to succeed him, and while Elba seems to have a lot of support amongst fans, »
- Gary Collinson
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 »
A new image from the upcoming 24th James Bond movie Spectre has just been released online. The image, which was posted on the image sharing website Imgur, features Daniel Craig and Lea Seydoux next to what appears to be a deserted train track in the middle of the desert. Check it out below.
New Spectre pic
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led »
- Paul Heath
You may not have been familiar with the name Eddie Redmayne before he stunned people in last year’s The Theory of Everything, but everyone is going to know him soon enough, and if The Danish Girl isn’t enough, his turn in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will lock up the rest of the general populace.
More importantly, perhaps, it looks as though he may be taking another run at Best Actor awards, not just because he’s talented, but because he has back-to-back vehicles that are designed for award attention. Both are biopics that require one to act in ways that are, at the very least, out of the ordinary. They are biopics that focus on people who have to deal with massive adversity of one sort or another. And, they are biopics of people that, by and large, people aren’t especially interested in. Your »
- Marc Eastman
The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® 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. Read More Go To BFI The Festival will screen a total of 238 fiction and documentary features, including 16 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, »
We've been obsessed with The Danish Girl ever since Eddie Redmayne signed on to play Lili Elbe, one of the first women to undergo sexual reassignment surgery. He's beautiful in the first official picture and stunning on the poster, and now the trailer confirms that this movie is a definite award season contender. Directed by Tom Hooper, who worked with Redmayne on 2012's Les Misérables, The Danish Girl is based on David Ebershoff's 2000 novel about a married couple struggling to come to terms with the husband's realization that she identifies as a woman. Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Amber Heard, and Matthias Schoenaerts all costar, and it opens in New York and La on Nov. 27, then in more cities in December. Until it opens, check out all of the Fall's most anticipated movies! »
The first UK trailer for The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne, and directed by Tom Hooper, has just been released. This glorious motion picture is due in UK cinemas on January 1st, 2016, and theaters across the United States from November 27th.
Based on the book by David Ebershoff, The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne [The Theory of Everything] and Alicia Vikander [Ex Machina]), and directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables). Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
- Paul Heath
Daniel Craig has spoken out about his take on James Bond, saying: "He's very f**king lonely".
Talking to Esquire, he opened up about what it really must be like to be 007, adding: "There's a great sadness."
"He's f**king these beautiful women, but then they leave and it's... sad," he continued.
"And as a man gets older, it's not a good look. It might be a nice fantasy – that's debatable – but the reality, after a couple of months..."
It's enough to make Alan Partridge weep.
Spectre will be released in the UK on October 26, with a Us release following on November 6. The James Bond issue of Esquire, »
Focus Features released the first trailer for “The Danish Girl” on Tuesday. The drama tells the true story of Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), who was one of the first people in history to receive gender reassignment surgery, and became a woman named Lili Elbe. The film charts Wegener’s transition into Lili and how it affected his relationship with his wife, Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander).The film also stars Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Ben Whishaw. Also Read: Eddie Redmayne Praises Caitlyn Jenner's 'Courage,' Advocates for Transgender 'Civil Rights Moment' Tom Hooper, who won the Academy Award for directing “The King’s Speech, »
- Joe Otterson
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
Read More: Eddie Redmayne On His First Post-Oscar Project 'The Danish Girl' "This is not my body, I have to let it go." For his first role post-Oscar win for "The Theory of Everything," Eddie Redmayne is again cast as a famous pioneer. This time around, it's as Lili Elbe in Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl," which tells the story of Lili (formerly known as Einar Magnus Andreas Wegener), a transgender woman who was one of the first people to receive sex reassignment surgery. The film co-stars Alicia Vikander as Lili's wife, along with a cast that includes Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts and Ben Whishaw. The film has been in various states of production for nearly two decades, and is finally hitting the big screen during this awards season. The film's official synopsis tells us: "The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and »
- Kate Erbland
The first trailer for The Danish Girl arrived on Tuesday with Redmayne starring as Danish artist, Einar Wegener, who is one of the first recipients of sexual reassignment surgery in the 1920s. The film also stars Alicia Vikander as his wife, Gerda, Ben Whishaw, Amber Heard, and Matthias Schoenaerts.
From director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Miserables), the film’s synopsis is as follows:
The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
The subject is very topical with the rise in transgender characters in pop culture in Orange is the New Black and Transparent on television and Tangerine in movies, »
- Zach Dennis
"You're different from most girls. I feel like I needed to ask your permission before I kissed you..." Focus Features has debuted the first official trailer for The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne as artist Lili Elbe, and Alicia Vikander as Gerda Wegener. This looks like a very emotional, very powerful follow-up from Tom Hooper, after Les Mis and The King's Speech. The thrilling cast also includes Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw, Emerald Fennell and Sebastian Koch. The film is being billed as one of the first transgender stories, and it looks magnificent, very deeply influenced by love and connection. This will be hitting the festival circuit soon, so stay tuned for early reviews. People will be talking about this one. Here's the first official trailer for Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl, from Fandango's YouTube: The Danish Girl tells the true story of Danish artists Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda, »
- Alex Billington
The first trailer for the drama, viewable above, shows how artist Lili, previously known as Einar Wegener, became one of the world's first known recipients of gender confirmation surgery in 1930.
Redmayne recently spoke out about Caitlyn Jenner's transition, calling it an "amazing" moment for the transgender rights movement.
"I absolutely salute [Caitlyn's] courage," Redmayne said. "Hers is a very specific story, and it's one that shouldn't stand for everybody's.
"But it is amazing what she's gone through and how she's done it."
The Danish Girl will be released in the Us »
The movie will have its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival and screen at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne [“The Theory of Everything”] and Alicia Vikander [“Ex Machina”]), directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech,” “Les Misérables”). Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
The Danish Girl opens in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, November 27th, and in additional cities in December 2015.
- Michelle McCue
Well, the fall film festival season is starting to really take shape and if you were wondering what’s up with the line-up of the 59th BFI London Film Festival, wonder no longer. BFI has announced it’s full line-up, and damn, the festival practically has every major film on the circuit. As already announced, the opening night film is the European premiere of “Suffragette” with Carey Mulligan, and just announced as the closing night film is Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs.” Strand Galas include Luca Guadagnino’s Venice-premiering “A Bigger Splash,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Lobster,” Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s “The Assassin” and bragging rights to the European premiere of “Goosebumps” starring Jack Black. Full details below. Opening & Closing Night Galas The Festival opens with the European Premiere of 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. »
- Edward Davis
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
- Paul Heath
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