6 items from 2015
The Irish Film & Television Academy is to honour director-writer-producer Jim Sheridan with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th annual Ifta Awards on May 24.
Ifta CEO Áine Moriarty said Sheridan “is a master storyteller, bold and brilliant, whose skill and vision continues to inspire so many”. She also praised his “constant support and nurturing of Irish creative talent - part of his ongoing legacy”.
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For some reason, Hollywood fell in love with British actors again in the 1990s. Sparked by Alan Rickman's turn as Hans Gruber in Die Hard at the back end of the 1980s, many movie villains were either Brits, or in the case of Cliffhanger, John Lithgow taking on the mannerisms of a British antagonist.
Yet in particular, Hollywood went recruiting British comedy talent, with faces then mainly - but not exclusively - known for their small screen work getting roles of various sizes in Hollywood productions. Here are some who racked up the air miles - starting with the man who arguably became one of the most successful...
Hugh Laurie - 101 Dalmatians
Laurie is a man of many talents, who ultimately cracked America with »
Cast your minds back to 2002 - a time when Pop Idols didn't need to have The X Factor, Fifty Shades of Grey were just colours on a paint sampler chart and David Beckham was a mere international superstar rather than global megastar.
Bend It Like Beckham, with a modest estimated budget of £3.7 million, opened that same year and became a critical and commercial success - breaking box office records and scoring BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, as well as making household names of many of its stars.
As the cast continues preparing for the West End stage adaptation of Gurinder Chadha's screen hit ahead of previews on May 15, find out what the movie's ensemble cast went on to achieve - including who is coming back for the musical...
Parminder Nagra (Jess Bhamra)
Nominated for Best Newcomer at the Empire Awards on the back of the movie's success, Parminder went »
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve rounded up some film gems from the Emerald Isle for our quiz on Irish movies and our favourite Irish actors. From our born-and-bred Irish favourites like Cillian Murphy, Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson, actors who hold a dual citizenship with Ireland like Daniel Day-Lewis, Saoirse Ronan and Michael Fassbender and pretty much anyone who has ever found themselves in a Neil Jordan film, we just can’t get enough of Ireland on the big screen.
See if the luck o' the Irish is on your side in our quiz below!
- Rachel West
Teresa Wright movies: Actress made Oscar history Teresa Wright, best remembered for her Oscar-winning performance in the World War II melodrama Mrs. Miniver and for her deceptively fragile, small-town heroine in Alfred Hitchcock's mystery-drama Shadow of a Doubt, died at age 86 ten years ago – on March 6, 2005. Throughout her nearly six-decade show business career, Wright was featured in nearly 30 films, dozens of television series and made-for-tv movies, and a whole array of stage productions. On the big screen, she played opposite some of the most important stars of the '40s and '50s. It's a long list, including Bette Davis, Greer Garson, Gary Cooper, Myrna Loy, Ray Milland, Fredric March, Jean Simmons, Marlon Brando, Dana Andrews, Lew Ayres, Cornel Wilde, Robert Mitchum, Spencer Tracy, Joseph Cotten, and David Niven. Also of note, Teresa Wright made Oscar history in the early '40s, when she was nominated for each of her first three movie roles. »
- Andre Soares
When Jared Leto hit the red carpet at this year’s Oscars, people couldn’t help but notice that his long, luxurious locks were on fleek. Alas: "This is the last night you'll see me with long hair," he told Et. "This is my going away party for my hair."
Also, that he bared more than a passing resemblance to Jesus Christ.
real talk Why does jared leto look like Jesus
— monroe (@bxdysnatchers) February 23, 2015
Jared Leto is basically just Jesus through an Instagram filter.
— JamieDMJ (@JamieDMJ) February 23, 2015
Jared Leto looks to be very serious about his next role as our Lord and Savior. #Jesus
— Luke Rodgers (@thelukerodgers) February 23, 2015
It was so obvious:
Proof Jared Leto is Jesus pic.twitter.com/jTpcDnjXeF
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) February 23, 2015
@JaredLeto Jesus »
6 items from 2015
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