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Emma Thompson to be Feted at British Independent Film Awards

19 November 2014 3:20 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Emma Thompson is to receive the Richard Harris Award, which recognizes the outstanding contribution to British film by an actor, at the Moet British Independent Film Awards on Dec. 7 in London.

The award, which was introduced in 2002, has previously gone to John Hurt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ralph Fiennes and Michael Gambon, among others.

Thompson, who is the only person to have received an Academy Award for both acting and screenwriting, commented: “It is a very special award, in name of an incredible actor who inspired so many people during his career. I am honored to follow in the footsteps of my peers who have received this award before me.”

Thompson’s portrayal of Margaret Schlegel in the Merchant Ivory adaptation of E.M. Forster’s “Howards End” in 1992 netted her a BAFTA Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Award, New York Film Critics Award, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. She earned »

- Leo Barraclough

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Emma Thompson to receive Bifa honour

19 November 2014 3:16 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar-winning UK actress and writer to receive Richard Harris Award.

Emma Thompson is to receive The Richard Harris Award at The Moët British Independent Film Awards on Dec 7.

The award, introduced in 2002 in honour of actor Richard Harris, recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor.  Previous winners have included, John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Julie Walters.

Thompson is known for both acting and screenwriting and is the only artist to date to have received an Oscar for both acting and screenwriting.

Speaking about the Richard Harris Award, Thompson said: “This is a very special award, in name of an incredible actor who inspired so many people during his career. I am honoured to follow in the footsteps of my peers who have received this award before me.”

Thompson received her first Oscar in 1993 for her leading role in Merchant Ivory adaptation Howard »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Emma Thompson To Receive The Richard Harris Award At 2014 ‘BIFAs’

19 November 2014 2:48 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve just received word that Britain’s own national treasure Emma Thompson is to receive the prestigious Richard Harris Award at this year’s Moet British Independent Film Awards. The top gong recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor, and has previously been won by the likes of John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Julie Walters just last year.

The awards are dished out on Sunday 7th December at a ceremony in central London. You can see the full list of nominees for this year’s awards here.

Here’s the full release.

London, Wednesday 19th November – The recipient of The Richard Harris Award was announced today by Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards.

Emma Thompson will receive The Richard Harris Award at the ceremony on Sunday 7th December at Old Billingsgate. »

- Paul Heath

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions List: An Introduction

17 November 2014 11:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Whether you are a filmmaker, or one of the Sundance programmers whose task it is to identify the films that make up a line-up, it is indeed the most wonderful, panic-filled and nerve racking time of the year. The 31st edition of the Sundance Film Festival kicks off on January 22nd with Park City and Salt Lake City playing host to some of the more innovative, thought-provoking narrative and non-fiction films of 2015. Last year, a Jenga tall order of 4,057 features and 8,161 shorts were submitted. Now let’s think about those numbers for a second.

Twenty years ago, Terry Zwigoff’s Crumb claimed the Grand Jury Prize Documentary award, Living in Oblivion‘s Tom Dicillo was honored with the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, and Edward Burns’ micro-budgeted The Brothers McMullen (there is a read-worthy, lively, eleventh hour account on how it was submitted to the fest in Ted Hope’s “Hope »

- Eric Lavallee

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: November 17 - 23

17 November 2014 6:05 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"22 Jump Street"

Can Chris Miller and Phil Lord make anything entertaining? When "21 Jump Street" the movie was announced, it seemed utterly ludicrous, if not downright insulting. Yet here we are enjoying the sequel, digging on the continued doofy adventures of Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum). What's next, a dazzling movie about Legos?!

"20,000 Days on Earth"

This documentary about writer and musician Nick Cave is just as weird and wonderful as its subject. It's a must-see for fans of Cave's oeuvre, but even if you don't know a Boy Next Door from a Bad Seed, you'll get a kick out of this strange film. Featuring appearances by Kylie Minogue, Ray Winstone, Warren Ellis, and Blixa Bargeld.

"The Wind Rises"

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- Jenni Miller

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Downton Abbey's Tom Cullen joins Trials of Jimmy Rose as filming begins

7 November 2014 3:54 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Tom Cullen has joined ITV drama The Trials of Jimmy Rose, as filming begins on the series.

The Downton Abbey star will play Jason Rose, the son of Jimmy (Ray Winstone) and Jackie (Amanda Redman).

Charlotte Randle has also signed up to play Julie, Jason's sister.

Meanwhile, Montanna Thompson will play Jimmy and Jackie's granddaughter Ellie and The Fall actor John Lynch will feature as Steve McIntyre.

The Trials of Jimmy Rose follows notorious armed robber Jimmy Rose, who is released from prison only to find that his family have moved on with their lives.

Written by Strike Back's Alan Whiting and directed by Adrian Shergold, the three-part drama is currently shooting in Manchester. »

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The Squad flies to buyers

6 November 2014 2:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: French remake of The Sweeney, starring Jean Reno, is currently shooting in Paris.

Paris-based sales company Snd has been rounding up sales for The Squad starring Jean Reno, the French remake of the UK’s cult detective tale.

Following its launch at Toronto, the picture has sold to Japan (Klockworx), Germany (SquareOne Entertainment), Spain (Second Gen Picture), the Czech Republic (Aqs) and Freeman Distribution has acquired the film for Poland, Romania, Hungary and the ex-Yugoslavia. 

Principal photography began in Paris on October 27 and will continue until mid-December.

Reno plays the lead role of Buren – a tough, old-time Paris detective who is not scared to break rules to solve a case – with support from Caterina Murino, Alban Lenoir and Thierry Neuvic.

The Squad is produced by Snd, the production, distribution and sales arm of French broadcaster M6, French Capture [The Flag] Films and the UK’s Vertigo Films.

As well as handling world sales, Snd will distribute »

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Why Gotham Nominee 'Under the Skin' Took a Decade to Make (Videos)

23 October 2014 4:17 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

UK music video star Jonathan Glazer took a decade to follow up his first two films, 2000's paeon to kinetic violence, "Sexy Beast," which earned raves and gave Sir Ben Kingsley and Ray Winstone careers as villains, and 2004's reincarnation drama "Birth," starring Nicole Kidman, which met a more mixed reaction. (For his part, Toh's Ryan Lattanzio defends it.)  So what took Glazer so long to finish the visually stunning "Under the Skin," starring Scarlett Johansson as an alluring alien trawling for human specimens in the foggy crags of Scotland? The director insisted on making his own the film adaptation of Michael Faber's 2001 novel brought to him by longtime producer Jim Wilson--while testing his ideas on various music videos and commercials. Over the years he worked his way through various writers including Milo Addica and then ad writer Walter Campbell, who moved from two characters (Brad Pitt was going to play one) and a. »

- Anne Thompson

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Ray Winstone to star in The Trials of Jimmy Rose

8 October 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Ray Winstone is to star in 'The Trials of Jimmy Rose'. The 57-year-old actor will take on the role of the titular character alongside his 'Sexy Beast' co-star Amanda Redman as his wife Jackie in the upcoming ITV drama. 'The Trials of Jimmy Rose' tells the story of the notorious armed robber who, because of his life of crime, has spent more time in prison than with his wife Jackie, their children Jason and Julie and grandchildren Elliot, Ellie and India. During his latest stretch in prison Jimmy's family have moved on with their lives after years of him taking »

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Ray Winstone: 'Jack Nicholson and I just didn't click on The Departed'

8 October 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ray Winstone has revealed he and Jack Nicholson didn't get on when the pair filmed The Departed.

The actor played right hand man Arnold 'Frenchy' French to Nicholson's Frank Costello in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning 2006 film.

He said: "Me and Jack did not seem to get on too well. Maybe he was going through a funny time. Everyone else loves him to death - I just wanted him to be a great guy.

"We just did not click... on the film it works and all that, you know? I'll probably meet him tomorrow and he'll be as good as gold, you know? It happens sometimes, you know."

Winstone was speaking at a BAFTA Life In Pictures event held in his honour, and he also described how he persuaded Scorsese to give him the role of Frenchy.

"I went to see Marty in the Dorchester Hotel," he recalled. "It was Sunday morning, »

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Ray Winstone and Amanda Redman to star in new ITV robbery drama

8 October 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ray Winstone and Amanda Redman will star in new ITV drama The Trials of Jimmy Rose.

The series will tell the story of armed robber Jimmy Rose (Winstone), whose lifetime of crime has had its costs.

His wife Jackie (Redman) battles with thoughts that she no longer loves her husband, while their adult children decide to cut Jimmy out of their lives.

The three-part series follows Jimmy as he is released from prison and tries to adapt to his family's new take on his lifestyle.

Winstone said: "Alan Whiting has created and written a gift of a role. I'm excited to be playing him and to be working with the great Amanda Redman. She's such a fine actress, and together with Adrian Shergold and the production team, I'm sure we'll be able to bring Jimmy and Jackie to life."

The Trials of Jimmy Rose also features Marion Bailey, Sue Anderson and Paul Jesson, »

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Emily Barrington: I watched 24 instead of revising

7 October 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Ray Winstone is to star in 'The Trials of Jimmy Rose'. The 57-year-old actor will take on the role of the titular character alongside his 'Sexy Beast' co-star Amanda Redman as his wife Jackie in the upcoming ITV drama. 'The Trials of Jimmy Rose' tells the story of the notorious armed robber who, because of his life of crime, has spent more time in prison than with his wife Jackie, their children Jason and Julie and grandchildren Elliot, Ellie and India. During his latest stretch in prison Jimmy's family have moved on with their lives after years of him taking »

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Blind Ambition: Why Jeff Berg’s Resolution Was Doomed From the Start

6 October 2014 4:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Monday’s surprise announcement of the closure of Jeff Berg’s Resolution amounts to a classic example of Hollywood hubris trumping reality.

Former ICM chief Jeff Berg launched Resolution less than two years ago on the heels of his bitter breakup from ICM, the agency where he spent nearly 40 years until finding himself on the losing end of a power struggle with Chris Silbermann. His failed attempt to maintain his status as a top Hollywood power broker eerily echoes Michael Ovitz’s rise and quick fall with Artists Management Group more than a decade ago.

Berg founded Resolution as a talent and literary agency in early 2013 with much fanfare. He chose luxurious offices in a ritzy Century City building and went on a hiring spree of veteran film, TV and music agents at eyebrow-raising salaries — some at $1 million annually. On Monday, Berg informed the staff–which numbers between 40 and 50 — that »

- Dave McNary and Justin Kroll

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Jeff Berg’s Resolution Agency to Close

6 October 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Former ICM chairman-ceo Jeff Berg has closed his talent and literary agency Resolution — less than two years after launching.

Berg, the chairman of Resolution, told his staff of about 40 on Monday that he was shuttering the agency, promised that he would help them find new jobs and blamed the closure on Chinese investor Bison Capital Holdings.

Berg had opened the agency with a flourish in January 2013 in lavish offices in Century City and moved aggressively to hire agents, who were paid around $200,000 to $300,000, with some getting seven figure salaries.

The downfall came seven months after Resolution’s announcement in March that Beijing-based Bison had taken a stake in Resolution Talent and Literary Agency, the first time that a Chinese company had invested in an American talent agency.

Berg was not available for comment but insiders have said that Bison simply failed to provide the promised funding, creating an atmosphere of uncertainty at Resolution, »

- Dave McNary

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Ray Winstone’s BAFTA Talk On Tough Guys, ‘Noah’ & Working With Scorsese

5 October 2014 2:07 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

BAFTA’s latest Life In Pictures conversation featured British screen icon Ray Winstone, who proved a big draw despite the unseasonably warm October afternoon. With no new title to stump for (although he did mention his upcoming childhood-focused autobiography Young Winstone), the veteran instead entertained the crowd with a freewheeling look at his four-decade-long career, which includes prominent roles in films such as Noah, The Departed, and Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.

While he had plenty of quips about his adventures in Hollywood – including an uncanny Martin Scorsese impression – Winstone spoke passionately about his work in British cinema.

Famous for playing East End tough guys – “My wife asked me why I always walk in a room looking like I’m going to kill someone” – Winstone waxed lyrical about Gary Oldman’s work directing him in the gritty 1997 drama Nil By Mouth.

That film unflinchingly looks at »

- Ali Jaafar, Special To Deadline

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Ray Winstone Talks Speedos, Maneuvering Scorsese and First-Time Directors

5 October 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The U.K.’s most famous cinematic hardman, Ray Winstone, reflected on his life and career at a special BAFTA Life In Pictures event held in London on Sunday. In a good-humored Q&A, the actor spoke humbly about his first theatrical steps, revealing that his breakthrough debut role as a teenager in Scum, Alan Clarke’s gritty and violent 1977 drama about life in a British young offenders’ prison, had "nothing to do with acting." "It was the way I walked down a corridor," he said, adding that his leading role of Carlin had been written for a

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- Alex Ritman

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‘The Killer’ Movie: Alex Holmes Set To Adapt For Pierre Morel, Studiocanal

30 September 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Studiocanal has hired Alex Holmes to adapt The Killer for Pierre Morel to direct. This comes after Studiocanal acquired rights to Tom Wood’s critically acclaimed Victor The Assassin book franchise, with Morel attached along with The Picture Company to produce with Sentient Entertainment. Studiocanal and Morel collaborated on The Gunman, the action thriller starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone that Open Road Films will release in February. They are hoping to hatch a franchise with Wood’s six-book series. The Killer is the first book in that series. It centers on Victor, a mysterious, quick-witted and charismatic gun for hire whose conscience begins to catch up with him and as a result puts him at odds with his employers.

Holmes comes out of the UK and is an up-and-coming director-writer who just adapted Ex-Pats for CBS Films and who helmed the Lance Armstrong docu Stop At Nothing, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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20, 000 Days on Earth Review

19 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

20,000 Days on Earth is a film concerning places. Geographical ones, figurative ones, emotional states, frames of mind – you name it, it’s explored in this fine, formally inventive documentary about husky art figure Nick Cave. Except, it’s not really about him; although he occupies every moment of the movie either physically, through voiceover, or with his sheer, commanding presence, 20,000 Days on Earth uses its star as a multi-faceted lens, malleable to its ulterior motives, which is to get at something greater than just a single man.

But that single man has many talents, and as an accomplished musician, screenwriter, author, composer, and actor, Nick Cave is a busy one, too. In a sequence that sets the scene for the introspective yet preternatural quality of the film, Cave narrates his waking from slumber, drifting straight out of bed and into his study, intoning with a sort of quizzical portent – and »

- Gary Green

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Nick Cave, Terry Gilliam, Kevin Smith Films Among 14 Specialty Debuts

18 September 2014 8:05 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Films from notables Nick Cave, Kevin Smith and Terry Gilliam, and another featuring Downton Abbey vet Dan Stevens are helping fill this weekend’s box office, despite studio blockbuster debuts for The Maze Runner and This Is Where I Leave You.

In all, 14 specialty films are debuting this weekend, at the front edge of awards season and the time of year when “serious” films hit the screens left and right. We have The Guest, with Stevens; The Zero Theorem by Gilliam; Smith’s TuskTracks, the latest from the producers of The King’s Speech; and Cave’s doc 20,000 Days On Earth. 

And, like a TV informercial, there’s more: the doc Pump, boundary-jumper Stop The Pounding Heart; and Swim Little Fish Swim. Just to fill out the marquees, we also have Tribeca-winning doc Keep On Keepin’ On; Flamenco, Flamenco; Hector And The Search For Happiness;  Iceman; Hollidaysburg; and Not Cool. »

- Brian Brooks

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Beyond Fright Review: 20,000 Days On Earth

16 September 2014 3:03 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Documentaries on famous people, whether they be actors, filmmakers or musicians, can be an interesting experience. While the idea of a documentary is one of feeling like you have a complete inside look into someone’s life, their stories, and their experiences, the truth of it all is that you’re in reality just seeing what they put in front of you, in front of the camera filming them. Sure a lot of what is in said documentaries tend to be somewhat truthful, the fact of the matter is, that even in documentaries, everybody plays a part: the part that they want you to believe.

The Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard-directed 20,000 Days On Earth does in a somewhat fictional way, what many documentaries set out to do: really give you great insight into what is going on inside of the subject’s head, mind and soul. Instead of pretending to »

- Jerry Smith

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