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Gary Oldman (‘Darkest Hour’) at the SAG Awards: Can a real Brit finally win for playing Winston Churchill?

Gary Oldman (‘Darkest Hour’) at the SAG Awards: Can a real Brit finally win for playing Winston Churchill?
Everything this awards season has been going Gary Oldman’s way. He’s already won the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour.” And he is currently the overwhelming favorite to win the SAG Award. But are we overly confident he’ll win? No Brit has won for playing the famous prime minister. Check out our gallery above of all the actors who’ve brought Churchill to the small and big screens.

Playing Churchill has proven to be a great way to win an Emmy as Albert Finney (“The Gathering Storm,” 2002), Brendan Gleeson (“Into the Storm,” 2009) and John Lithgow (“The Crown,” 2017) all won in a span of 15 years for their interpretations of the iconic figure. But ironically only an American — Lithgow — also won a SAG Award.

For Finney, who had already won an Emmy and Golden Globe, it was a matter of timing.
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Gary Oldman Got ‘Serious Nicotine Poisoning’ By Smoking 400 Cigars To Play Winston Churchill In ‘Darkest Hour’

Sir Winston Churchill has been portrayed by numerous actors over the years, ranging from Albert Finney’s portrayal of the British Prime Minister in HBO’s “The Gathering Storm” to John Lithgow’s Emmy-winning portrayal in Netflix series “The Crown”. The most recent actor to play Churchill is Gary Oldman in “Darkest Hour”, yet Oldman can lay claim […]
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Preview of Star Wars: Poe Dameron #12

The Gathering Storm’ continues this Wednesday with the release of Star Wars: Poe Dameron #12, and we’ve got a preview of the issue for you here; check it out…

Poe is on the run from Terex’s forces with only C-3Po and Bb-8 to help him! Can the greatest pilot in the galaxy survive without a ship? Plus: A traitor revealed?!

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #12 is out on March 15th, priced $3.99.
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Ridley Scott collaborator Julie Payne dies aged 64

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Ridley Scott collaborator Julie Payne dies aged 64
Producer and managing director of Scott Free has died.

Film producer Julie Payne, a long-time collaborator of Ridley Scott, has died aged 64 following a short battle with cancer.

Payne managed the London operations of Scott’s Scott Free Films for more than 15 years, producing and executive producing projects for the company including Richard Loncraine’s The Gathering Storm and follow-up Into The Storm - winning two Golden Globes and two Emmys.

Payne also executive produced Scott’s own France-set comedy A Good Year, and produced Jordan Scott’s debut feature film Cracks.

Payne’s collaboration with Scott dates back to the late-80s, when she worked across some of Scott’s most notable movies in various roles starting with Thelma & Louise in 1991 through to G.I. Jane and Gladiator.

Payne originally started her career at the BBC in the early 1970s, working first in their costume department and then in costume allocation. She subsequently
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Julie Payne Dies: Longtime Ridley Scott Collaborator Was 64

Julie Payne Dies: Longtime Ridley Scott Collaborator Was 64
The well-respected film producer Julie Payne, who managed the London operations of Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Film for 15 years, has died following a short and brave battle with cancer. She was 64. Payne produced and exec produced projects for the company including Richard Loncraine's The Gathering Storm and follow-up Into The Storm, winning 2 Golden Globes and 2 Emmys in the process. Subsequently, Payne also exec produced Scott's own France-set comedy A Good Year, and…
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Julie Payne Dies: Longtime Ridley Scott Collaborator Was 64

The well-respected film producer Julie Payne, who managed the London operations of Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Film for 15 years, has died following a short and brave battle with cancer. She was 64. Payne produced and exec produced projects for the company including Richard Loncraine's The Gathering Storm and follow-up Into The Storm, winning 2 Golden Globes and 2 Emmys in the process. Subsequently, Payne also exec produced Scott's own France-set comedy A Good Year, and…
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Ridley Scott Longtime Collaborator Julie Payne Dies at 64

Ridley Scott Longtime Collaborator Julie Payne Dies at 64
Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Films has revealed that the managing director of its London office, producer Julie Payne, died of cancer last month at the age of 64.

Payne managed Scott Free’s London operations for more than 15 years, producing and executive producing projects for the company including Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner “The Gathering Storm” and follow-up “Into the Storm.” Payne also executive produced Scott’s own France-set comedy “A Good Year,” and produced Jordan Scott’s debut feature film “Cracks.”

Payne’s collaboration with Scott dated back to the late-80s, when she worked across some of his most notable movies in various roles starting with “Thelma & Louise” in 1991 through to “G.I. Jane” and “Gladiator.”

Payne originally started her career at the BBC in the early ‘70s, working first in their costume department and then in costume allocation. She subsequently joined producer Sandy Lieberson, who ultimately introduced her to Scott.
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Ridley Scott to Receive American Cinematheque Honor

Ridley Scott to Receive American Cinematheque Honor
Director-producer Ridley Scott will receive the 30th American Cinematheque award.

The presentation will take place on Oct. 14 at the Beverly Hilton.

Scott received Academy Award director nominations for “Black Hawk Down,” “Gladiator” and “Thelma and Louise.” Othe directing credits include “Alien,” “Black Rain,” “Blade Runner,” “The Duelists,” “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” “G.I. Jane,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” “Legend,” “The Martian,” “Matchstick Men,” “Prometheus,” “Robin Hood,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “White Squall.”

The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Ridley Scott as the 30th recipient of the American Cinematheque award at our celebration this year,” said American Cinematheque Chairman Rick Nicita. “To state it simply, Ridley Scott is one of the greatest directors in the history of the motion picture.”

“From his first feature, ‘The Duelists,’ to his most recent, ‘The Martian,’ the films of Ridley Scott have combined keenly observed humanity with dazzling state-of-the-art effects and design in
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Emmy spotlight: Jim Broadbent steals scenes in epic 'War and Peace'

Emmy spotlight: Jim Broadbent steals scenes in epic 'War and Peace'
The lavish production of "War and Peace" is sure to be an Emmy contender in a slew of below-the-line categories. And leads Paul Dano, Lily James and James Norton are strong contenders too. Among the supporting players, the standout is Jim Broadbent. He steals every scene in which he appears as Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky, an aristocrat who struggles to maintain his stature in tsarist Russia during the Napoleonic era. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions Broadbent won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar back in 2001 for his turn in "Iris" as writer John Bayley whose wife, author Iris Murdoch, was afflicted by Alzheimer's disease. And he is well-known to TV academy voters. He contended in this category in 2002 for his performance in "The Gathering Storm"; he lost to Michael Moriarty ("James Dean"). And in 2007, he was nominated up in...'
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Colin Firth's son makes feature debut in British rom-com

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Colin Firth's son makes feature debut in British rom-com
Exclusive: Filming wraps on Sasha Collington’s Love Type D.

Will Firth, son of The King’s Speech actor Colin Firth, is to make his film debut in British romantic comedy Love Type D.

The film, which has wrapped principal photography, also marks the feature debut of director Sasha Collington and stars Australian actress Maeve Dermody as a woman who finds she has “loser in love” gene.

Firth plays John, an intern at the office where main character Frankie (Dermody) works. Firth, 25, attended London’s East 15 acting school appeared in several productions including King Lear and Robin Hood before appearing on stage at London’s Tristan Bates theatre in Mike Alfreds’ Blood Wedding, by Federico Lorca, where he played the Moon.

Love Type D co-stars Oliver Farnworth, who has appeared in ITV drama Mr. Selfridge and soap Coronation Street; Rory Stroud, best known for his role in EastEnders; and Elin Phillips, who starred
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Simon Baker to direct new Tim Winton adaptation

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Simon Baker will return to Australia to make his feature directorial debut; an adaptation of Tim Winton.s best-selling book Breath.

The announcement was made from the Cannes Film Festival; at which the film will make its world market premiere.

Baker, well known for his roles in The Mentalist and The Devil Wears Prada, will also star in the film.

The screen version of the beloved Australian novel will be set in Australia in the 1970s and follow two teens, Pikelet and Loonie, who form an unlikely bond with a reclusive surfer and his mysterious wife.

In a statement released to the media, Baker said, .When I first read Breath, I knew I had to somehow make the film. The gathering storm of the story, detailed and intimate against the power and scope of the rugged setting, struck me as incredibly cinematic. I.m beyond excited to be
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‘The Mentalist’ Star Simon Baker to Make Directorial Debut (Exclusive)

‘The Mentalist’ Star Simon Baker to Make Directorial Debut (Exclusive)
Simon Baker, star of CBS’ “The Mentalist,” will make his debut as a movie director with dramatic thriller “Breath.” Baker will also star in the movie, which shoots in the second half of the year.

The picture is the bigscreen adaptation of the novel of the same title by celebrated Australian novelist Tim Winton. The story follows two thrill-seeking teenage boys who form an unlikely bond with a reclusive older surfer – Baker – and his mysterious wife. The script is penned by “Top of the Lake” screenwriter Gerard Lee.

“When I first read ‘Breath,’ I knew I had to somehow make the film,” said Baker. “The gathering storm of the story, detailed and intimate against the power and scope of the rugged setting, struck me as incredibly cinematic. I’m beyond excited to be back in Australia realizing this dream.”

Baker made his first steps into directing through episodes of “The Mentalist,
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Sean Bean Cast in ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’ Mini-Series

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He’s faced off against many movie characters over the years, including an army of Orcs and James Bond, and soon prolific actor Sean Bean will face another formidable foe in The Frankenstein Chronicles, a six-part miniseries set to air on ITV Encore. Bean will play Inspector John Marlott in the 1800’s-set show, a man assigned to capture a killer who melds body parts together in a manner reminiscent of Victor Frankenstein.

Press Release - “ITV today confirmed commission of The Frankenstein Chronicles, a thrilling and terrifying re-imagining of the Frankenstein myth as a six-part period crime drama to be produced by Rainmark Films.

Incorporating elements from the investigative and horror genres with an extraordinary hero at its centre, Inspector John Marlott, played by multi-awarding winning leading actor Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Accused) will be taken on a terrifying journey in pursuit of a chilling and diabolical foe.
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Kevin Spacey Will Play Winston Churchill

Kevin Spacey has played fictional politician Frank Underwood on Netflix series "House of Cards" for two seasons, but now he's set to portray a real world leader.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Spacey will play former British prime minister Winston Churchill in a new biopic called "Captain of the Gate." The film will focus on Churchill's rise to power during World War II, and according to THR, chronicle his stand "against Parliament to defend Britain and the world from Adolf Hitler's Third Reich."

Churchill served as Britain's prime minister from 1940-1945, and again from 1951-1955. The influential world leader has frequently been the subject of movie and TV projects, including two HBO films: 2002's "The Gathering Storm," starring Albert Finney, and 2009's "Into the Storm," starring Brendan Gleeson.

"Captain of the Gate" was written by Ben Kaplan, whose previous credits include a Ronald Reagen film for the History Channel.
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Comic Book Release List – January 8, 2014

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and specialty items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

Aam Markosia

Christopher Marlowe And The Bards Of Nemeton Gn, $18.99

Accent UK

Missing Have You Seen The Invisible Man (One Shot), $5.00

Action Lab Entertainment

Fracture #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Chad Cicconi), $2.99

Fracture #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Jamal Igle), $2.99

Skyward Volume 1 Into The Woods Tp, $8.99

Adhouse Books

B Plus F Hc, $19.95

Altus Press

Doc Savage The New Adventures Volume 6 The Miracle Menace Sc, $24.95

Amigo Comics

Rogues #6, $3.99

Westwood Witches #4 (Of 4), $3.99

Amryl Entertainment

Cavewoman Labyrinth (One Shot), $3.75

Cavewoman Labyrinth (One Shot)(Devon Massey Special Edition), Ar

Cavewoman Labyrinth (One Shot)(Budd Root Special Edition), Ar

Arcana Studio

Steam Engines Of Oz Volume 2 The Geared Leviathan #2, $3.99

Archie Comics

Afterlife With Archie #3 (Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $2.99

Afterlife With Archie #3 (Tim Seeley Variant Cover), $2.99

Archie #651 (Dan
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Life Itself Currently Shooting in NYC With Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton And Cynthia Nixon

Production of Revelations Entertainment’s comedy Life Itself is underway in New York City starring starring Academy Award® winners Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton and Cynthia Nixon.

This marks the first time that Freeman and Keaton have worked together.

The film is directed by award-winning director Richard Loncraine (The Gathering Storm, My One and Only, Firewall, Wimbledon, Richard III), and is based on the acclaimed novel “Heroic Measures” by Jill Ciment, from a screenplay written by Charlie Peters (My One and Only, Krippendorf’s Tribe, Three Men and A Little Lady, Blame It On Rio).

Life Itself tells the story of one comic and eventful weekend in the life of Ruth (Keaton) and Alex (Freeman), an aging New York couple who have finally decided to sell their Brooklyn apartment of 40 years. They fear that they are getting too old to climb the stairs, and Ruth’s realtor niece (Nixon) has convinced
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Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella and More Star in HBO's Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, Airing Tonight

HBO Films presents in association with Saf Films West Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, starring Academy AwardR winner Christopher Plummer 'Beginners', Academy AwardR nominee Frank Langella 'FrostNixon' and Benjamin Walker 'Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter' directed by Academy AwardR nominee Stephen Frears 'The Queen' from a script by Shawn Slovo 'A World Apart' and executive produced by EmmyR winner Frank Doelger HBO's 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Gathering Storm', EmmyR winner Tracey Scoffield HBO's 'The Gathering Storm', Jonathan Cameron and Stephen Frears.
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Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella and More Star in HBO's Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, to Air 10/5

HBO Films presents in association with Saf Films West Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, starring Academy AwardR winner Christopher Plummer 'Beginners', Academy AwardR nominee Frank Langella 'FrostNixon' and Benjamin Walker 'Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter' directed by Academy AwardR nominee Stephen Frears 'The Queen' from a script by Shawn Slovo 'A World Apart' and executive produced by EmmyR winner Frank Doelger HBO's 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Gathering Storm', EmmyR winner Tracey Scoffield HBO's 'The Gathering Storm', Jonathan Cameron and Stephen Frears.
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DVD Review: Falcon Crest The Complete Third Season

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Cinelinx pours a glass of chardonnay and takes in Falcon Crest: The Complete Third Season on DVD from Warner Archive!

This Warner Archive release is a Manufacture-On-Demand (Mod) DVD set. It is made to be played in "play only" DVD devices, and may not play in some DVD recorders or PC drives. This DVD set, however, played fine in the Toshiba DVD recorder used for this review. This title is available directly from WBShop.com by clicking here.

The Set-up

The Gioberti and Channing families do battle over the Falcon Crest winery in California. This set includes all 28 episodes of season three.

The Delivery

This seven disc DVD set includes the following episodes: "Cimmerean Dawn," "Penumbra," "Conspiracy," "Partners," "Judge and Jury," "The Wages of Sin," "The Last Laugh," "Solitary Confinements," "Chameleon Charades," "Double Dealing," "The Betrayal," "Coup d'Etat," "No Trespassing," "The Sport of Kings," "Queen's Gambit," "The Bitter Harvest,
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Can Laura Linney achieve another Emmy upset for 'Big C: Hereafter'?

Can Laura Linney achieve another Emmy upset for 'Big C: Hereafter'?
Showtime's decision to air the fourth and final season of "The Big C" as four hour-long episodes may have been a savvy move, as it returns star Laura Linney to familiar territory: she now competes for Best Movie/Miniseries Actress, the category that won her two of her three Emmys. Both of those victories were upsets. In 2002, she contended for "Wild Iris," a Showtime movie about three generations of a complex family. The telefilm's only nominations were for Linney and her co-star Gena Rowlands, who played her mother, but not only did Linney beat Rowlands for the award, she also beat Vanessa Redgrave for the Winston Churchill biopic "The Gathering Storm," which went on to win Best TV Movie. Also nominated that year was Angela Bassett, who played the title civil rights pioneer in "The Rosa Parks Story." Linney won Comedy Guest Actress in 2004 for "Frasier," and then returned to the Movie/Minis.
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