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Interview: Matthew Rhys Red Carpet for ‘The Scapegoat’ at Chicago International Film Festival

22 October 2012 11:48 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The new film “The Scapegoat” made a premiere splash at the 48th Chicago International Film Festival, with lead actor Matthew Rhys – of TV’s “Brothers & Sisters” – and director Charles Sturridge walking the Red Carpet on Thursday, October 18th. The festival wraps up this week on October 25th.

The Scapegoat” is an adaptation of author Daphne Du Maurier’s novel of the same name. It involves two lookalike men (both played by Matthew Rhys) who switch lives with dire consequences. This film is breakout for the Welsh-born Rhys, who is also known for his stage work and his recent appearance in the BBC produced “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” which aired on “Masterpiece Theater” in the former colonies. Director Charles Sturridge has mostly done television, with the notable exception of “Fairy Tale: A True Story” (1997).

Photographer Joe Arce was also on the Red Carpet to capture the photos, and HollywoodChicago. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Dominic Minghella Plans Puccini Movie

24 September 2012 8:48 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Dominic Minghella, brother of the late Oscar-winning filmmaker Anthony, is currently prepping three films for his Island Pictures banner with a Puccini biopic likely to go first.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Minghella has written the $19 million-budgeted costume drama on which he hopes to make his feature directorial debut. Rainer Mockert is already onboard as producer.

The story follows the opera composer who lived the high life due to the rewards from the classical works he created. The action is set during his dry spell between his two most famed operas - "La Boheme" and "Madame Butterfly" - and the unique relationship with a housemaid that helped him break out of it.

Minghella and partner Sarah Beardsall are also developing an adaptation of Ben Hatch's UK travelog "Are We Nearly There Yet?" and an original script by Australian comedienne Tania Lacey called "Virtually Kitty".

Minghella's previous work includes creating and »

- Garth Franklin

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TV review: The Thick Of It; The Scapegoat

9 September 2012 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Whisper it – The Thick Of It isn't very funny. Even the swearing has lost its edge

It's like … what's something you really look forward to for a long time but which turns out to be not all that? Losing your virginity? A cigarette at the end of a long haul flight? The Stone Roses' Second Coming? Actually, I think Second Coming is underrated and brilliant, so not like that; smoking, and the other, I've forgotten. Anyway, there's no escaping it: this opening episode to the fourth (and probably final) series of The Thick of It (BBC2), one of the smartest, funniest British TV shows ever made, is – whisper it – disappointing.

The opposition from the last series is now in power. So the Ken Clarke-ish Peter Mannion is the new minister at the DoSAC, and he's flanked, ineptly, by advisers Phil and Emma. But this is a coalition government, »

- Sam Wollaston

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Bafta TV special: Ant and Dec, Anna Maxwell Martin, Kayvan Novak, Andrew Scott

19 May 2012 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Stars of the small screen reveal their TV secrets

The entertainers: Ant and Dec

This feels like real life," says Declan Donnelly, settling back into the sofa next to Anthony McPartlin. "We've done this before." You would have thought that after all those hours on telly performing – often live – for millions, Ant and Dec would want to do anything but watch it when they got home. "It's my number-one way to relax," says Dec. "We watch everything and anything and we constantly text each other to check what we're watching." Dec's last text to Ant was about the best ham sandwich in the world, as featured on Countrywise Kitchen. Ant's alerted Dec to the Hairy Bikers' pork terrine. Both food related, "but we text through sport, documentaries and dramas, too," says Dec. As hosts of Britain's Got Talent, the pair have been baffled by the competition revved »

- Alice Fisher

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Bafta TV special: Ant and Dec, Anna Maxwell Martin, Kayvan Novak, Andrew Scott

19 May 2012 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Stars of the small screen reveal their TV secrets

The entertainers: Ant and Dec

This feels like real life," says Declan Donnelly, settling back into the sofa next to Anthony McPartlin. "We've done this before." You would have thought that after all those hours on telly performing – often live – for millions, Ant and Dec would want to do anything but watch it when they got home. "It's my number-one way to relax," says Dec. "We watch everything and anything and we constantly text each other to check what we're watching." Dec's last text to Ant was about the best ham sandwich in the world, as featured on Countrywise Kitchen. Ant's alerted Dec to the Hairy Bikers' pork terrine. Both food related, "but we text through sport, documentaries and dramas, too," says Dec. As hosts of Britain's Got Talent, the pair have been baffled by the competition revved »

- Alice Fisher

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Bafta TV special: Ant and Dec, Anna Maxwell Martin, Kayvan Novak, Andrew Scott

16 May 2012 4:27 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Stars of the small screen reveal their TV secrets

The entertainers: Ant and Dec

This feels like real life," says Declan Donnelly, settling back into the sofa next to Anthony McPartlin. "We've done this before." You would have thought that after all those hours on telly performing – often live – for millions, Ant and Dec would want to do anything but watch it when they got home. "It's my number-one way to relax," says Dec. "We watch everything and anything and we constantly text each other to check what we're watching." Dec's last text to Ant was about the best ham sandwich in the world, as featured on Countrywise Kitchen. Ant's alerted Dec to the Hairy Bikers' pork terrine. Both food related, "but we text through sport, documentaries and dramas, too," says Dec. As hosts of Britain's Got Talent, the pair have been baffled by the competition revved »

- Alice Fisher

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Bafta TV special: Ant and Dec, Anna Maxwell Martin, Kayvan Novak, Andrew Scott

16 May 2012 4:27 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Stars of the small screen reveal their TV secrets

The entertainers: Ant and Dec

This feels like real life," says Declan Donnelly, settling back into the sofa next to Anthony McPartlin. "We've done this before." You would have thought that after all those hours on telly performing – often live – for millions, Ant and Dec would want to do anything but watch it when they got home. "It's my number-one way to relax," says Dec. "We watch everything and anything and we constantly text each other to check what we're watching." Dec's last text to Ant was about the best ham sandwich in the world, as featured on Countrywise Kitchen. Ant's alerted Dec to the Hairy Bikers' pork terrine. Both food related, "but we text through sport, documentaries and dramas, too," says Dec. As hosts of Britain's Got Talent, the pair have been baffled by the competition revved »

- Alice Fisher

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