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Terence Davies: follow your hormones

Terence Davies' new film features a bored 1950s wife who leaves her husband after some earth-moving illicit sex. It's how he wishes he'd lived his life, he says

'I'm gay, I live alone and I've been celibate for 30 years," says Terence Davies. "So in a sense, I can't imagine what it's like." The 65-year-old director is talking about women trapped in unfulfilling marriages in the 1950s. And yet, in another sense, he perfectly understands their plight – having witnessed, as a boy in the 1950s, his own mother's brutal marriage.

"My mum had a terrible life because my father was a complete psychopath," he says. "She never once complained. She got on with it. That's what you did. It moves me more than I can say." I can't help thinking of the unbearable scene in his autobiographical 1988 film Distant Voices, Still Lives in which the father bawls "Shut up! Shut up!
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Weisz's Star Power Lost On Deep Blue Sea Director

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Weisz's Star Power Lost On Deep Blue Sea Director
Director Terence Davies had no idea of Rachel Weisz's star power when he decided to cast the actress in new film The Deep Blue Sea .

Davies spotted the Brit as he watched her 1997 film Swept from the Sea, and was so impressed by her talent he called his manager to arrange a meeting with her, but was baffled to learn Weisz was already famous.

Producer Sean O'Connor tells Britain's Telegraph magazine, "Terence phoned his manager and said, 'I've just seen the most fantastic girl called Rachel Weisz, have you heard of her?' And his manager said, 'She's an Academy Award-winning actress...' But Terence doesn't know anything about that. He's really not interested."

Weisz jokes, "I'm not sure he knows who anyone is in colour movies."

Updated: Kevin MacDonald to direct ‘Marley’

Update: We have posted the full press release below.

The Eagle helmer Kevin MacDonald has been confirmed to direct a feature length documentary entitled Marley, based arounf the life of reggae singer Bob Marley.

The filmmaker has apparently been given unprecedented access to Marley’s archives, and has the full co-operation of his family.

Marley will be produced by Tuff Gong Pictures and Shangri-La Entertainment.

Update: Full press release.

Academy Award® and BAFTA® winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald has boarded the Tuff Gong Pictures / Shangri-La Entertainment Bob Marley documentary Marley. Director of two of the most acclaimed documentaries of recent years, One Day In September and Touching The Void, Macdonald will join with the Marley family, Chris Blackwell and Steve Bing to direct what will be the ultimate, authorized documentary film on the life, legacy and global impact of a true legend, one of the most influential singers, songwriters, musicians and activists in history.
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