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‘Nobody else on TV has smouldered quite like her, or rocked knee-length boots with such panache’
I ticked off a long-term goal on my to-do list when I interviewed actor Archie Panjabi. If you don’t recognise her name, you’re sure to know her face – for the last five years she has played the morally flexible investigator Kalinda Sharma in More4’s legal drama The Good Wife, winning an Emmy for her performance. In that time, nobody else on TV has smouldered quite like her, or rocked knee-length boots with such panache. Panjabi fills the four corners of the television like butter does toast – and the result is even more delicious.
Most recently, she’s played pathologist Professor Tanya Reed Smith in The Fall, alongside Gillian Anderson’s DS Stella Gibson (the two recently shared a kiss, much to the excitement of various internet fan communities). But she has »
- Bim Adewunmi
Ethan Hawke and Keira Knightley both achieved fame at a young age; he for “Dead Poet’s Society” and she for “Bend It Like Beckham.” The pair have since moved on to successful careers as adults, and they reflect on their early roles — and how they handle criticism.
Knightley: What was the first role that made you feel like you were an actor?
Hawke: That question is tinged with a little sadness, because I was 18, in “Dead Poets Society” (with) Robin Williams. He wrote on a chalkboard: “I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.” And there’s a scene where he was supposed to drag a poem out of my character. We did this scene, and slowly Robin is just spinning me around and talking, and suddenly this poem was supposed to come out. And there was just kind of a weird high that I had when the day was over, »
- Variety Staff
For this week’s new spotlight piece, I wanted to cite an A-lister who doesn’t quite get the credit that she deserves. That lovely lady is none other than Keira Knightley, an Academy Award nominated actress mostly known for her period piece work but capable of far more than that. In fact, she proved that earlier this year, as I’ll mention below. Regardless, she’s very talented and someone still on the upswing of her career, so she made perfect sense as the latest honoree in this series. As such, the spotlight is now shining on her today. Knightley got her start with some British television and a tiny part in the film Innocent Lies, but the first place you’d likely have seen her is in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, where she had a small but noticeable part. There was a bit more »
- Joey Magidson
Canadian actor Vinay Virmani is once again bringing a unique tale to the big screen with the heartwarming comedy Dr Cabbie. The film tells the tale about a young Indian doctor who immigrates to Canada and faces roadblocks in his efforts to heal others in the land of opportunity, but discovers his true purpose and true love along the way.
Not only is it Salman Khan’s first international production for his Being Human Films, the film is unique because it is a Canadian/Indian production that features actors from Canada, India and the Us. Directed by Jean-Francois Poulliot, the comedy stars Vinay Virmani, Kunal Nayyar of The Big Bang Theory, Lilette Dubey, Adrianne Palicki, Mircea Monroe, Rizwan Manji, Chris Diamantopoulos and Isabelle Kaif.
Vinay recently sat down to answer our questions about everything Dr Cabbie! Check it out!
What made you decide to take this role and do this film? »
- Stacey Yount
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, the social thriller scripted around the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984, has opened to rave reviews in American theatres. Directed by Ravi Kumar and produced by Sahara Movie Studios and Rising Star Entertainment, the film has found an emotional resonance with audiences and critics alike.
We loved it here at Bollyspice saying, “Raajpal Yadav is brilliant in his role as Dilip. Tannishtha Chatterjee is wonderful and is the heart of the film. I cannot give this film a rating, as it is so much more than that. I can only simply say it is important that everyone see this devastating tale, to learn, to know, to feel and to act.” Read more of our rave review here
Martin Tsai of the Los Angeles Times calls the film “a revolutionary cautionary tale” applauding how “Kumar vividly recreates the Bhopal disaster”. Gurinder Chadha, director of much-loved films like Bend It Like Beckham, »
- Stacey Yount
Photographers Amit and Naroop recently hosted a private view of the much lauded Singh Project exhibition. Guests from stage and screen mingled with the photography subjects who took centre stage at the event.
Guests included Bend it Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha, RnB singer Jay Sean, music producer Talvin Singh, actors, Martin Delaney, Rez Kempton, Goldy Notay, Ameet Channa, Valmike Rampersad, presenters, Seema Pathan, Hardeep Singh Kohli and Sunny and Shay.
Since opening a week ago, the Singh Project has received much attention from photography enthusiasts and media alike, drawing a huge amount of attention for its bold and highly original images.
“Keep up the good work”
“Love the images, and can’t wait to see more of their work,
These were just some of the comments made by guests. The exhibition, which is on at the Framers Gallery W1 until 15 November 2014, features Sikh »
- Press Releases
Gurinder Chadha's iconic feisty film on female football Bend It Like Beckham is all set to hit the British stage. Yes Bend It Like Beckham will now be on stage with loads of Bollywood styled songs and dances. Gurinder Chadha Though the play opens in London on May 15, 2015 tickets for the first show go on sale from November 7. Gurinder Chadha Says Gurinder, "This is a proud moment for desis everywhere. We will have our own Punjabi British musical adorning the West End. A story celebrating and sung in our own words of the last 50 years of our history in Britain. When that Dhol starts I imagine everyone's shoulders will start moving up and down regardless of nationality!" Gurinder Chadha Gurinder says adapting the film to the stage was not easy but definitely great fun. "Developing Bend It Like Beckham for the stage has been the most enjoyable creative process of my career so far. »
- Subhash K. Jha
A female football movie? Laura Dern and Judd Apatow caught got my attention with that! It’s being reported that Dern came up with an idea for a comedy about obsessive female football fans and that Apatow is helping her develop it for Universal. Hamlet 2 and Hot Rod scribe Pam Brady is penning the script, but other than that, we don’t know much more about the project. It wouldn’t come as a surprise if Dern winds up scoring a role in the film, but right now she’s only set to produce alongside Barry Mendel and Apatow on behalf of Apatow Productions. Hit the jump for more. So there’s not really much more to the Variety article, but it is a fun idea to think about. Thanks to Apatow’s involvement, my mind immediately goes to Bridesmaids with football. And really, if this group of football-loving »
- Perri Nemiroff
Will and Kate head to Scotland for a vacation - Us Weekly Jennifer Lopez looks better than ever - Huffington Post Teresa Giudice's daughter releases a music video - Et Beyoncé and Jay Z have a 6-hour dinner - Ok! Bend It Like Beckham is becoming a musical - Hollywood Reporter Even the Knicks love Taylor Swift - TooFab The best horror movies ever - Rotten Tomatoes Did Ashton Kutcher cheat on Mila Kunis? - Wonderwall Why we haven't gotten a Black Widow movie yet - Moviepilot »
Bend It Like Beckham, the 2002 British comedy that helped launch the career of Keira Knightley, will be adapted as a musical for the London stage. Due to open at the West End's Phoenix Theater next June, the musical will follow the same path as the film, telling the story of a Punjabi Sikh girl — portrayed by Parminder Nagra in the original — who adores soccer but is banned from playing by her parents. Read more Keira Knightley to Make Broadway Debut in 'Therese Raquin' "Developing Bend It Like Beckham for the stage has been the most enjoyable creative
- Alex Ritman
"Developing Bend It Like Beckham for the stage has been the most enjoyable creative process of my career so far," Chadha said.
"It was always my intention to build on the film and to present its themes and storylines to live audiences in an exciting new dynamic way."
She continued: "I have been inspired by musicals ever since I was a little girl, now with Bend It Like Beckham, such a familiar story to so many, I believe we are presenting a totally new kind of musical - part West End, part London Punjabi, but wholeheartedly British. »
Sounds like Keira Knightley's high school could have used a little more pride — and a lot less prejudice. The Laggies star, 29, recently revealed to Vulture that she faced discrimination when she took her best girl friend as her date to prom back in 2001. The British actress, now married to rocker James Righton, was in the middle of filming her breakout role in Bend It Like Beckham at the time, so she showed up an hour late in not-quite formal attire: leather pants and a [...] »
Keira Knightley "f**king hated high school," and for good reason.
Keira Knightley "f**king hated high school," and for good reason.
The Laggies star recalls to New York Magazine's Vulture that she took her "best mate" Emily to the prom, and was reprimanded by the teachers for her behavior. "We both turned up an hour late, and I'd been filming Bend It Like Beckham, and I turned up in leather pants and a crop top, and she was a model for a while, and she'd been in Paris shooting something, and she turned up as the boy, so she had a black tie with ripped jeans on," Knightley says.
News: Keira Knightley Reveals Her Girl Crush!
The school administration was not pleased with what happened next. "And everybody else was completely dressed up, obviously, in that kind of finery, and then we had our picture taken underneath the thing," the 29-year-old »
Keira Knightly can’t help it, really, but she doesn’t quite come across like “one of us.” Which is why it’s such a treat to see her in Laggies, Lynn Shelton’s latest comedy about adults failing miserably at adulthood. Brandishing a decent American accent, the willowy Brit plays a woman adrift in her late 20s who takes a weeklong break from her life to live with a high-school girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) she met while buying her alcohol and her divorcée lawyer dad (Sam Rockwell at his funny, sexy best). It may well be Knightley’s most relatable performance since Bend It Like Beckham. Vulture caught up with her at the Toronto Film Festival, where she was also promoting her role as pioneering Wwi math genius and WWII code-breaker Joan Clarke, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch’s Alan Turing, in the historical thriller The Imitation Game, which has her »
- Jada Yuan
Filmmaker Lynn Shelton didn’t direct her first film until after she’d turned 40, but she’s been plenty active since her 2006 debut, “We Go Way Back.” In addition to helming episodes of television shows like “Mad Men” and “New Girl,” she’s directed six films. Her latest, “Laggies,” comes out in wide release this week after a successful showing at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. “Laggies” follows Meg (Keira Knightley), a woman in her 20s who runs away when her boyfriend (Mark Webber) proposes at her friend’s (Ellie Kemper) wedding. She ends up bunking with a high schooler (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her single father (Sam Rockwell) as she tries to figure out what to do with her life. The film made sense for Shelton, who said she knows a thing or two about “long, circuitous” routes leading to her calling in life.
This is the first film that »
- Kevin Noonan
When you think of Sam Rockwell, the word "subdued" isn't necessarily the first thing to come to mind. Manic maybe, or hyper. An unexpectedly good dancer. But seeing him play a world-weary single dad in the upcoming romantic comedy "Laggies" opposite Keira Knightley feels like a bit of a departure for the actor.
According to Rockwell, his character Craig comes a lot closer to his actual demeanour than the "psychos" and "anarchists" that he's played in the past. In the film, the latest from "Your Sister's Sister" director Lynn Shelton, he plays a lawyer and dad to a high school student (Chloë Grace Moretz) who befriends a 28-year-old slacker with a serious case of arrested development (Knightley) looking to hide out from her future and fiancé for a week.
With the unconventional romantic comedy out this Friday, Moviefone Canada sat down with Rockwell during the Toronto International Film Festival to »
- Rick Mele
Archie Panjabi is moving on from CBS's “The Good Wife” — and moving into a talent deal with 20th Century Fox Television. Panjabi, known for her portrayal of Kalinda Sharma on “The Good Wife,” has signed a development/holding deal with 20th TV, with plans for her to star on a drama pilot in the spring. Also read: ‘The Good Wife’ Review: Legal Drama Ditches the Grief for Dynamic Storytelling In addition to her role on “The Good Wife,” “Bend It Like Beckham” star Panjabi, who won an Emmy in 2010 for her “Good Wife” role, she will also appear in the New. »
- Tim Kenneally
On Sunday the 5th of October the star studded Slam Tour hit London.
BollySpice were at a spectacularly special press conference with the Happy New Year team through which we got to know the emotion amidst the film and the tour as well as the personal journey the stars have made.
It was clear to see the genuine chemistry between the star cast.
In fact not just chemistry but a genuine feeling of team spirit resonated.
Bringing you the highlights of the press conference, »
- Aashi Gahlot
Keira Knightley does shots, cheats on her boyfriend and dances around with one of those oversized signs used to advertise strip mall accountants in “Laggies.” But there’s one thing audiences won’t get to see the actress do in a ballsy performance that detonates her image as one of the most proper of leading ladies.
The script for “Laggies” called for Knightley to perform an elaborate skateboarding trick, but there were issues with the location, and at any rate, the insurance wouldn’t cover the actress, who was by her own admission no Tony Hawk.
“I got really lucky with that,” said Knightley. “There was supposed to be this big trick where I did this ollie, but I was to sort of jump up and twist it. If you’d given me a year with me breaking every bone in my body, I could have done it. But with two weeks to prepare, »
- Brent Lang
Gurinder Chadhas British Asian take on Towie is coming. From the Siddiquis on Gogglebox to Musharaf on Educating Yorkshire, reality TV has done us proud
Television drama can be a two-dimensional place for British Asian characters. When theyre not diagnosing an ailment from the surgery floor or donning a robe in the courtroom, theyre in a dingy basement somewhere, putting together a weapon of mass destruction, angrily ordering an honour killing or attempting to extricate themselves from a loveless arranged marriage.
Hope has come in the unexpected form of Desi Rascals, a new show from Bend It Like Beckham and Bhaji on the Beach director Gurinder Chadha. Produced by Tony Wood, the co-creator of The Only Way is Essex, and ordered by Sky Living, the scripted reality show will follow a cast of multigenerational British Asian characters for 12 episodes. In a statement, Chadha said: Ive been wanting for a long »
- Priya Elan
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