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Game of Thrones: Of Course You Know Who Plays Archmaester Marwyn!

17 July 2017 1:55 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Game of Thrones added a new face to its already very large cast of characters with Sunday's season seven premiere. At the Citadel, Samwell Tarly is training to be a maester, learning at the hand of Archmaester Marwyn, played by award-winning star of stage and screen Jim Broadbent. Broadbent got his start over 40 years ago, but his first big role came in the 1985 sci-fi classic Brazil, where he played plastic surgeon to Katherine Helmond's vain Mrs. Ida Lowry in the fictional dystopian urban setting. The 68-year-old actor would go on to appear in some of the biggest films of the 1990s, including Enchanted April, The Crying Game, and Bullets Over Broadway, before his critically acclaimed turn as W.S. Gilbert (of the famed musical theater pair Gilbert and Sullivan) in Topsy-Turvy, a role that earned Broadbent a BAFTA nomination. On the heels of Topsy-Turvy, Broadbent had a big year in »

- Andrea Reiher

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About James Callis

16 July 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Actors are some of the most uniquely talented individuals in the world. Often, however, being so talented as a performer can lead to problems in other areas. Having trouble maintaining relationships and not being well-rounded are common issues for professional actors. Some, however, seem to have it all figured out. Actors like James Callis somehow manage to enjoy remarkable success in acting while also developing the other areas of their lives. James Callis is a highly regarded actor who rose to prominence thanks to his work in Battlestar Galactica and the Bridget Jones series. Despite appearing in such high profile

Five Things You Didn’t Know About James Callis »

- Timothy Hickey

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Why Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner Are the Best Indie Producers in the World Right Now

10 July 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Working Title producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, whose latest hit is Edgar Wright’s wheel-and-disc-spinning breakout “Baby Driver” (June 28, Sony), which has tracked $64 million worldwide to date.

Bottom Line: This brainy duo with plummy British accents have been turning out a consistent slate of smart global hits since the ’80s. The London-based co-chairmen of Working Title boast the best taste in the business. They chase mainstream quality fare. That’s their gig. But even so over the years, partnering with Universal Pictures, with freedom to greenlight movies up to $35 million, their films have grossed an impressive almost $7 billion dollars worldwide.

Career Peaks: From the start, Working Title founder Tim Bevan gravitated to local stories with global potential like “My Beautiful Laundrette,” Stephen Frears’ searing »

- Anne Thompson

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Why Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner Are the Best Indie Producers in the World Right Now

10 July 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Working Title producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, whose latest hit is Edgar Wright’s wheel-and-disc-spinning breakout “Baby Driver” (June 28, Sony), which has tracked $64 million worldwide to date.

Bottom Line: This brainy duo with plummy British accents have been turning out a consistent slate of smart global hits since the ’80s. The London-based co-chairmen of Working Title boast the best taste in the business. They chase mainstream quality fare. That’s their gig. But even so over the years, partnering with Universal Pictures, with freedom to greenlight movies up to $35 million, their films have grossed an impressive almost $7 billion dollars worldwide.

Career Peaks: From the start, Working Title founder Tim Bevan gravitated to local stories with global potential like “My Beautiful Laundrette,” Stephen Frears’ searing »

- Anne Thompson

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Andy Serkis interview: War For The Planet Of The Apes

4 July 2017 1:55 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 12, 2017

We sit down with the great actor and performance capture pioneer Andy Serkis to talk about his work in War For The Planet Of The Apes...

The process of capturing a performance and applying it to a precisely-rendered digital simian has now been refined to such a degree that the effect is now seamless. The brilliance of Andy Serkis's lead turn in the three Planet Of The Apes films to date has been a series highlight; as a feat of technology and acting, Caesar, the leader of the apes, is an astonishing creation.

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In War For The Planet Of The Apes, Caesar takes centre stage, as his personal vendetta against a human military leader - the ruthless Colonel McCullough (Woody Harrelson) - takes him on a mythical journey across a post-apocalyptic landscape. As an older Caesar, »

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The Academy Continues to Diversify with 774 New Members

29 June 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Leslie Jones, seen here in “Ghostbusters,” has been invited to join the Academy: Hopper Stone/Columbia Pictures

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, best known as the body behind the Academy Awards, has invited 774 new members to join its ranks — topping last year’s record-setting 683 invitations. This new high reflects the Academy’s commitment to diversifying its organization as well as the films it honors every year at the Oscars.

The new roster continued last year’s large inclusion of international members. The new members represent 57 different countries, comparable to 2016’s 59 nations. As the La Times observes, the new class shows that the Academy “is figuring out what it means to have standards in the first place: namely, by fostering a membership that can genuinely be described as world class.”

While the Academy’s attempt to think globally is admirable, this year’s raw numbers are something of a let down after the 2016 class. Women represent 39 percent of the new class, as compared to last year’s 46 percent. Thirty percent of the new members this year are people of color, while 2016’s class was 41 percent non-white.

In addition, there hasn’t been a significant change in the macro sense. The number of all female Academy members has shifted from 25 percent in 2015 — before the greater push for gender equality and diversity — to 28 percent this year. Similarly, non-white members have only slightly increased from 2015’s eight percent to 2017’s 11 percent. It’s progress, but there’s obviously still a long way to go.

In the directing branch, 18 of the 64 new members are women — about 28 percent. That’s makes for total of 109 female filmmakers in the Academy’s directing branch, so women represent approximately 19 percent of its directors overall. Among the new class are Sharon Maguire (“Bridget Jones’s Diary”), Jocelyn Moorhouse (“The Dressmaker”), Emmanuelle Bercot (“Standing Tall”), Patricia Cardoso (“Real Women Have Curves”), Jessica Hausner (“Amour Fou”), Joanna Hogg (“Archipelago”), Ann Hui (“A Simple Life”), and Cate Shortland (“Berlin Syndrome”).

Kristen Stewart (“Personal Shopper”), Elle Fanning (“The Beguiled”), Leslie Jones (“Ghostbusters”), Janelle Monaé (“Hidden Figures”), Betty White (“The Proposal”), Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”), and Sanaa Lathan (“Love & Basketball”) are among the new U.S. members of the Academy’s acting branch. International performers like Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”), Fan Bingbing (“I Am Not Madame Bovary”), Golshifteh Farahani (“Paterson”), Charlotte Gainsbourg (“Melancholia”), Rinko Kikuchi (“Babel”), and Paz Vega (“Sex and Lucía”) are also on the 2017 roster.

While it looks like the Academy is sincere in its attempt to increase the number of non old, white men, it still has a lot of work to do.

Go to The Hollywood Reporter to check out the full list of new Academy members.

The Academy Continues to Diversify with 774 New Members was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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Andy Serkis' Breathe Trailer Unites Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy

29 June 2017 10:27 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Bleecker Street has released the first trailer and photo for their amazing true story adaptation Breathe, starring Andrew Garfield as the incredible Robin Cavendish, and Claire Foy as his wife Diana. Robin Cavendish was one of the longest-living "responauts," those who are permanently dependent on a mechanical ventilator to keep breathing, after he was stricken with polio at the age of 28. This trailer could be our first look at a potential awards season favorite, which also marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help »

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Exclusive: Lily Collins talks Okja, the Spielberg influence & why working for Netflix is so great

26 June 2017 7:58 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

This week sees the eagerly anticipated release of Netfix’s latest original film – Okja, the new film from acclaimed writer/director Bong Joon-Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) that debuted at this year’s Cannes Film Festival to great acclaim despite many reservations about a Netflix film being part of the Palme D’Or shortlist.

Okja tells the story of Mija (Seo-Hyeon Ahn), the decade-long caretaker and companion to a massive animal in South Korea. But when a multi-national corporation takes Okja from Mija and transports her to New York, Mija follows her to save her from the evil company’s clutches.

One of the people who tries to help her is Lily Collins and we sat down with her to chat about the film. There were many lures for the actress to be part of the film, not least the story, and director Joon-Ho, saying:

“I read it and I thought ‘Bong, »

- Scott Davis

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A Serenely Captivating trailer arrives for God’s Own Country

20 June 2017 4:36 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

The serenely captivating trailer for Francis Lee’s debut God’s Own Country has arrived ahead of opening at this year’s Edinburgh Film Festival on the 21st of June.

Already having met to rave reviews after premiering at Sundance and later at Berlin, God’s Own Country, which is set in the vast opening countryside of Northern England, explores one man’s journey of sexual discovery after falling for a Romanian Migrant worker.

Read our 5★ review of God’s Own Country Here.

The trailer focuses on Johnny, unhappy with his life on a remote family farm, his Father is loveless and full of scorn for Johnny who struggles to prove himself capable. Enter the Romanian worker: handsome, friendly and caring. The pair build on a friendship which, at first, Johnny is reluctant to do but those barriers are broken down… “What do you want?” “ I want »

- Zehra Phelan

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Final trailer arrives for Bong Joon-Ho’s brilliant Okja, coming to Netflix this month

16 June 2017 5:42 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

Netflix has released a brand new trailer for Okja, their latest big-budget original film that charmed audiences at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and you can view it below!

The latest film to arrive via the subscription service is directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho, the man behind such films as Snowpiercer (still to get an official UK release) and The Host, and tells the story of a young girl called Mija (Seo-Hyeon Ahn) who has been the carer for Okja – a massive pig-like animal – for over 10 years, but when a multinational company takes Okja from their home to take her to New York to be killed for food, Mija heads across the world to find her and bring her home.

Be sure to stay tuned to HeyUGuys in the coming week or so for our exclusive interviews with Bong Joon-Ho, Seo-Hyeon Ahn and Lily Collins about the film. »

- Scott Davis

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Jane Austen-Centric Musical Lab “Austen’s Pride” to Be Held in NYC

14 June 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

2005’s “Pride and Prejudice

Everyone knows Jane Austen is a master of wit, but as a new musical suggests, she also has serious vocal chops. BroadwayWorld reports that an invitation-only musical lab called “Austen’s Pride” will be held June 19 and 20 at the 5th Avenue Theatre in New York City. The project from writer-composers Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs centers on Austen (Lisa O’Hare, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”) as she reflects on her most famous novel, “Pride and Prejudice.”

“Austen’s Pride” sees the author searching for new inspiration. “Her latest work has sold out and become a huge success, which has her publisher looking for another manuscript,” BroadwayWorld summarizes. “Jane’s sister Cassandra (Courtney Balan, ‘Falsettos’) suggests that she revisit one of her earlier manuscripts, ‘First Impressions.’ To please her sister, Jane revisits her earlier manuscript and as the characters come to life on stage, she discovers them evolving and changing alongside her. By the end of the musical, she has come to learn who she is as a writer and as a woman.” The lab will also feature Kara Lindsay (“Wicked”) as Elizabeth Bennet and Ryan Silverman (“Phantom of the Opera”) as Mr. Darcy.

Pride and Prejudice” was first published in 1813 and traces the passionate sparring and eventual romance between Miss Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. The beloved book has received dozens of screen adaptations and retellings including the 1995 miniseries toplined by Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, Sharon Maguire’s 2001 romantic comedy “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” and the 2005 feature film starring Keira Knightley. Its most recent iteration was last year’s “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” a supernatural-horror take on the novel toplined by “Downton Abbey’s” Lily James. A modern, Texas debutante ball-set retelling of the classic is being developed at Warner Bros.

Go to the “Austen’s Pride” website to learn more about the musical.

Jane Austen-Centric Musical Lab “Austen’s Pride” to Be Held in NYC was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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New Ferdinand trailer lands online: The animated film opens this December

14 June 2017 6:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

20th Century Fox have debuted the new Ferdinand trailer, the animated film that arrives in UK cinemas this coming December.

After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, Ferdinand is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.

Watch: Watch the very first trailer for upcoming animated movie Ferdinand.

From Carlos Saldanha (The Ice Age and Rio Franchises)” and inspired by the beloved book by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, “Ferdinand” is a heartwarming animated comedy adventure from Blue Sky Studios that tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. John Cena (Trainwreck, Daddy’s Home) leads an all-star cast that includes Kate McKinnon (Finding Dory, GhostbustersThe Angry Birds Movie), Gina Rodriguez (Deepwater Horizon, Jane the Virgin), Anthony Anderson (Black-ish, »

- Paul Heath

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Would you Bullieve it! Ferdinand gets a brand new poster and trailer

14 June 2017 6:33 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Coming from the studios that gave us the likes of Rio and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is a brand new poster and trailer for the new animation focusing on a big-hearted bull, Ferdinand.

Directed by the director of “RioCarlos Saldanha and has an all-star voice cast in Wrestler turned actor John Cena, Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters, SNL), David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones Diary, Miranda), Gina Rodriguez (Deepwater Horizon, Jane The Virgin) and Anthony Anderson (The Departed, Black-ish).

Inspired by the beloved book “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, Ferdinand tells the story of a bull that is softer than Andrex toilet paper. The debut trailer included scenes of Ferdinand tiptoeing his way through a china shop trying not to knock over plates and cups with his large frame and spectacularly failing to giving mouth to mouth resuscitation »

- Zehra Phelan

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Nicole Kidman Gives Inspiring Message About Defying Age in Hollywood at Glamour Awards

6 June 2017 5:11 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Nicole Kidman is having a moment. After her tour de force as an abused wife in Big Little Lies and an adoptive mother in Lion, the 49-year-old actress has been taking Hollywood and award shows by storm, once again. On Tuesday night, the Australian actress lit up the stage with an inspiring speech about defying ageism in Hollywood when she accepted the award for Best Film Actress at the 14th Annual British Glamour Awards at the Berkeley Square Gardens in London. The glittering annual event was hosted by Absolutely Fabulous' Jennifer Saunders. As for the night's other big winners: Bridget Jones' Baby director Sharon Maguire won the Best Filmaker Award. Jennifer Hudson was named as the »

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Renee Zellweger Looks Radiant on Red Carpet in Minimal Makeup and Simple Black Dress

2 June 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Renee Zellweger turned heads when she hit the red carpet on Thursday night.

The 48-year-old actress attended the Changemaker Honoree Gala during the Greenwich International Film Festival in Connecticut, and was given the Changemaker Award for her support in finding effective treatments and a cure for Als.

Exclusive: Renee Zellweger Is All for a Jerry Maguire 20-Year Reunion, Still Keeps in Touch With Tom Cruise

Zellweger kept her look simple, sporting a side ponytail and minimal makeup. As for her outfit, the Oscar winner donned an elegant black dress that she paired with metallic gold heels and a big statement ring.

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While Zellweger took a break from the limelight a few years ago, she's has been more out and about since the release of her film, Bridget Jones' Baby, last year. Prior to this week's gala, she attended the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards in February in Beverly Hills, California »

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Helen Fielding says Bridget Jones books are not anti-feminist

26 May 2017 12:24 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Fielding says humour is a ‘very powerful tool’ and describes being able to laugh at yourself a mark of strength, not a weakness

Bridget Jones novelist Helen Fielding has taken a swipe at “shallow” critics who call her books anti-feminist.

The writer was in Hay-on-Wye for the 30th edition of the literary festival and admitted the accusation was one that irritated.

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- Mark Brown, arts correspondent

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Hulu’s Best TV Shows About Women Beyond ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ That You Can Stream Right Now

19 May 2017 4:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you haven’t taken advantage of all that Hulu has to offer lately besides “The Handmaid’s Tale” – which everybody should really, really watch right now – then you’re missing out.

“The Handmaid’s Tale’ has been a groundbreaking series for the streaming service, thanks to its foreboding story about a near future in which a portion of the United States has been turned into a theocracy. This new world of Gilead subjugates women and makes the fertile ones become breeders for high-ranking officials. Moving performances by Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Yvonne Strahovski, O-t Fagbenle and Alexis Bledel have made this series a must-watch.

Not only does Hulu have strong original programming like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” but it is one of the best places to watch shows that are currently on TV now, which makes cord-cutting that much easier. It also has an impressive catalog of past shows that are well worth revisiting. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Hulu’s Best TV Shows About Women Beyond ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ That You Can Stream Right Now

19 May 2017 4:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you haven’t taken advantage of all that Hulu has to offer lately besides “The Handmaid’s Tale” – which everybody should really, really watch right now – then you’re missing out.

“The Handmaid’s Tale’ has been a groundbreaking series for the streaming service, thanks to its foreboding story about a near future in which a portion of the United States has been turned into a theocracy. This new world of Gilead subjugates women and makes the fertile ones become breeders for high-ranking officials. Moving performances by Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Yvonne Strahovski, O-t Fagbenle and Alexis Bledel have made this series a must-watch.

Not only does Hulu have strong original programming like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” but it is one of the best places to watch shows that are currently on TV now, which makes cord-cutting that much easier. It also has an impressive catalog of past shows that are well worth revisiting. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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God’s Own Country to open 2017 Edinburgh International Film Festival

9 May 2017 4:01 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The opening film of the 2017 Edinburgh International Film Festival has been announced. God’s Own Country will open the 71st edition of the Festival on 21 June, 2017. Captivating and broodingly beautiful, God’s Own Country is the award-winning debut feature from Yorkshire-born writer/director Francis Lee. Bracingly open hearted, this is a thrillingly romantic story set in the heart of rural Yorkshire. Both poignant and moving, this finely crafted British film features a host of standout performances, marking it out as an absolute must see…

Shot entirely on location in West Yorkshire, God’s Own Country is a contemporary tale of self-discovery and emotional-awakening set on the sheep farming hills of rural Northern England. Rising star Josh O’Connor (The Riot Club, The Durrells) takes on the central role of Johnny, a young man carrying the weight of his family’s sheep farm alone until the arrival of Romanian worker Gheorghe »

- Paul Heath

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Anne Hathaway and James Corden Make Out in an Elevator While Singing Rom-Coms

21 April 2017 7:20 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Anne Hathaway and James Corden know that one of the best parts of a romantic comedy is the incredible music. During The Late Late Show on Thursday night, the two reenacted the classic tale of boy meets girl (and everything in between) by singing their hearts out to pop songs set to a slightly cliché movie plot line. Aside from showing off their incredible voices, the seasoned musical actors channeled their inner Christian and Ana by making out in an elevator to Selena Gomez's "Hands to Myself." Of course, the best part is when Anne goes full-on Bridget Jones by singing "All by Myself" in her apartment, awkward drum beat and all. Renée Zellweger would be proud. »

- Kelsie Gibson

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