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Watch: Trailer And Clip From Oscar Nominated Short Film 'The Phone Call' With Sally Hawkins & Jim Broadbent

16 January 2015 2:24 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Any occasion where we see the union of two talents like Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent is reason for celebration. Hawkins absolutely blew me away in “Blue Jasmine,” giving that film’s most un-affected, resolutely human performance, and dutifully managed to tread through the veritable sea of bad dialogue and questionable character motivation inherent in the script for Gareth Edwards’ not-entirely-terrible “Godzilla” reboot. Broadbent, meanwhile, is a man who needs no introduction. He’s one of our finest living actors, having lent his chameleonic quality to varying films like Terry Gilliam’s “Time Bandits,” Mike Leigh’s “Topsy-Turvy,” Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York,” and Edgar Wright’s “Hot Fuzz.” They are two of our most considerable working actors and in this new short film—an emotionally brutal piece of minimalist storytelling called “The Phone Call”—we get to see them square off against each other, even if Broadbent »

- Nicholas Laskin

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Vincent Franklin on playing a gay man: ‘Nobody asked me if I was really a Tory’

4 January 2015 12:15 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

As a young actor, Vincent Franklin was told he’d be lucky to make it to the bottom of the credits. He’s been proving them wrong ever since. Probably best known as the Tory spin doctor in The Thick of It, he tells how he landed the plum role in Cucumber, Russell T Davies’s 21st-century take on Queer as Folk

At the end of his time studying drama at Bristol Old Vic, Vincent Franklin found himself listening to a bloke from the BBC, who’d been brought in for a couple of days to give the students an inkling as to how they might fare in the spangly world of telly. For Franklin, a market trader’s son from Bradford who was supporting himself by working shifts in a Clifton restaurant, it didn’t go very well. Even though he was still a young man, he was, the kindly eminence grise pointed out, »

- Alex Clark

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