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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
Catherine Pearson Jun 14, 2017
With an anniversary reunion in the pipeline, we celebrate macabre, inventive, brilliant comedy series The League Of Gentlemen...
“Would you describe yourself as an egregious person?” I asked Reece Shearsmith at a recent Q&A. I was nervous. Everyone else had asked questions about his writing, complimented his performances and asked about the upcoming series of Inside No 9. I just wanted to see how he’d respond. “Piss off,” he said. Actually, I shouldn’t put that in quotation marks because that’s not really what he said. What he really said was much more blue but very jovial and the audience all laughed. Phew. I was initially apprehensive that no one would get the reference but I needn’t have been. It turns out The League Of Gentlemen has a timelessness to it and a special place in the hearts of comedy fans that no other show, »
Unravel the truth when the suspenseful drama, based on the acclaimed novel, The Sense of an Ending, arrives on Digital HD May 23 and DVD and On Demand June 6 from Lionsgate.
Unravel the truth when the suspenseful drama, based on the acclaimed novel, The Sense of an Ending, arrives on Digital HD May 23 and DVD and On Demand June 6 from Lionsgate. Academy Award® winner Jim Broadbent (Best Supporting Actor, Iris, 2001) shines in “an outstanding performance” (Vanity Fair) as a man who becomes haunted by his past when given a mysterious legacy. The all-star cast also includes Academy Award® nominee Charlotte Rampling (Best Actress, 45 Years, 2015), Golden Globe® (Best Actress, Television – Drama, “Downton Abbey”, 2013) and Emmy® nominee Michelle Dockery, as well as Emily Mortimer and Harriet Walter. Adapted for the screen by the award-winning playwright, »
- Tom Stockman
Seven hells: Game of Thrones‘ final season will, indeed, consist of only six episodes, the HBO series’ showrunners confirmed Sunday. But fans of the drama’s Stark family may have even more to be sad about, if a joke (?) made by Maisie Williams during a recent panel turns out to be the real thing.
Williams and co-star Sophie Turner moderated a conversation with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss at the event, which was part of the annual SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. And when the topic of Turner’s hair — which is still blonde, »
Following his award-winning hit The Lunchbox, Ritesh Batra’s new film, The Sense of An Ending, releases exclusively in New York and Los Angeles this Friday, March 10, and nationwide next week on March 17.
Winning rave reviews, the film is also being acclaimed at film festivals. The Sense Of An Ending was honored at the Mostly British Film Festival in San Francisco with three awards including Jury Prize for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor for Jim Broadbent.
Based on the book by Julain Barnes, The Sense of An Ending was adapted for the screen by award-winning playwright Nick Payne and produced by David Thompson and Ed Rubin (Woman In Gold). The drama stars Academy Award® winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, Gangs of New York, Moulin Rouge!), Harriet Walter (Babel, Atonement, Sense and Sensibility), Michelle Dockery (Babel, Atonement, Sense and Sensibility), Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island, Hugo, Lars and the Real Girl »
- Stacey Yount
Take a trip down memory lane with new photos from CBS Films’ The Sense Of An Ending starring Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, and Emily Mortimer, alongside Charlotte Rampling. The new drama, directed by Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox, Netflix’s Our Souls At Night), opens in select theaters March 10.
Read Variety’s review from the Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival Here.
Starring Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, Gangs of New York, Moulin Rouge!), Harriet Walter (Babel, Atonement, Sense and Sensibility), Michelle Dockery (Babel, Atonement, Sense and Sensibility), Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island, Hugo, Lars and the Real Girl), Billy Howle (The Witness for the Prosecution, Cider with Rosie, Glue), Joe Alwyn (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Higher Education, Keepers), Freya Mavor (The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun, Sunshine on Leith, Skins), Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, Belle) and Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, »
- Michelle McCue
When “The Flash” returns for its third season on Jan. 24, will Eddie Thawne come to Iris’ rescue and save her from a tragic end? That’s not without possibility, considering Rick Cosnett took to social media Monday and announced his return as Eddie on the hit CW series: “Hate to tease you but now I can say it: I’m coming back on #TheFlash.” Ok, hate to tease you but now I can say it: I'm coming back on #TheFlash Photo credit Harvey House… https://t.co/LN99TxFo7Y — Rick Cosnett (@RickCosnett) January 16, 2017 Also Read: The CW »
- Rosemary Rossi
7 items from 2017
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