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Lady in the Van first look

5 November 2014 2:21 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The first image from the Alan Bennett adaptation has been unveiled as well as the release date.

Sony Pictures has released the first official image from TriStar and BBC Films feature The Lady In The Van showing Dame Maggie Smith in character as the eccentric Miss Shepherd.

The big screen adaptation of writer Alan Bennett’s iconic memoir is directed by long-standing Bennett collaborator Nicholas Hytner.

The film tells the true story of the relationship between Bennett and Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

Sony Pictures has also announced that the film will release in cinemas across the UK on Nov 13, 2015.

The first official picture shows Dame Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey, Harry Potter), on location in London alongside co-star Alex Jennings (The Queen), who plays Bennett.  

The movie is being filmed on the very street, and in the »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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‘One Chance’ to Air on Yahoo Screen Through Nov. 9

13 October 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Yahoo and The Weinstein Company are extending the previous 10-day pre-theatrical release of film “One Chance” on Yahoo Screen through Nov. 9. “One Chance” tells the true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Potts became a YouTube phenomenon and won “Britain's Got Talent.” BAFTA winner James Corden (“The History Boys”) — who will be taking over CBS's “The Late, Late Show” from Craig Ferguson – stars as Potts. Film also features Julie Walters (“Mamma Mia!”), Mackenzie Crook (“The Pirates of the Caribbean”), Colm Meaney (“Get Him to the Greek”), Jemima Rooper »

- Tony Maglio

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Dad's Army film cast revealed

8 October 2014 3:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal Pictures on board film adaptation of classic British series; cast to include Billy Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones and Toby Jones

The cast of a long-rumoured film based on classic British comedy series Dad’s Army has been revealed.

Toby Jones, best known for roles in The Hunger Games and Harry Potter franchises, will take the leading role of Captain Mainwaring, a stiff-upper-lipped veteran who oversees the Home Guard in a small village toward the end of the Second World War.

His right-hand man, Wilson, will be played by Bill Nighy, known to international audiences for his roles in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Love Actually.

Both were previously rumoured to be attached to the project, an adaptation of a BBC comedy series than ran from 1968-77, but Catherine Zeta Jones is newly attached to the film as journalist Rose Winters.

The all-star British cast will also include Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Harry Potter »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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'Choir Boy': Theater Review

30 September 2014 11:16 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

While few doubt the capacious talent of 33-year-old Tarell Alvin McCraney, on the evidence of his trilogy The Brother/Sister Plays, he could have been mistaken for an accessibly esoteric artist trafficking in Orisha myths and remote subcultures. So it’s a bracing surprise that his Choir Boy — set in a contemporary black prep school removed from the depradations of society yet inevitably embroiled in its challenges — demonstrates formidable commercial chops, with little evident compromise of the playwright's illuminating vision or poetic language. From A Separate Peace through If… to Dead Poets’ Society and The History Boys, the boys’

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- Myron Meisel

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Casting Net: Benjamin Walker lands lead in Nicholas Sparks' 'The Choice'

30 September 2014 4:51 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Benjamin Walker will part with his presidential past as the male lead in the adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel The Choice. The Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson star will play Travis Parker in the story that spans a decade long love affair in a small coastal town. Bryan Sipe (A Million Miles) wrote the screenplay with no director currently attached. [Deadline] • Rosa Salazar has just joined the cast of another Ya trilogy. The Parenthood actress will play Brenda in the sequel Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, which will once again be directed by Wes Ball and star Dylan O'Brien. »

- Jake Perlman

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David Morrissey, Clémence Poésy join The Ones Below

30 September 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

David Morrissey and Clémence Poésy have been cast in The Ones Below.

The Walking Dead and Harry Potter stars will feature in David Farr's directorial debut.

Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys) and Laura Birn (A Walk Among the Tombstones) will also star in the psychological thriller.

The Ones Below centres around two couples who live in upstairs and downstairs flats.

The neighbours are both expecting babies, but while the upstairs mother-to-be is nervous about the future, the downstairs neighbour's excitement hides a sinister secret.

British acting veteran Morrissey has recently been playing the Governor in AMC's comic book adaptation The Walking Dead.

Poésy is best known for her role as Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter films.

Farr was the screenwriter on Hanna and Spooks.

The Ones Below has begun shooting in London. »

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Clémence Poésy, David Morrissey Ascend ‘The Ones Below’ From ‘Hanna’ Scribe David Farr

30 September 2014 6:08 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Hanna co-writer David Farr is making his feature directing debut with The Ones Below, a psychological thriller that’s just kicked off principal photography in London. Not to be confused with Legendary and Universal’s current catacombs pic As Above/So Below, The Ones Below focuses on two affluent couples living above and below each other whose lives become fatally interlinked. Clémence Poésy (The Tunnel, Harry Potter), David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys) and Finnish actress Laura Birn (A Walk Among The Tombstones) star in the ensemble that’s also scripted by Farr.

The story follows upstairs couple Kate (Poésy) and Justin (Campbell Moore) who are expecting their first baby, and Jon (Morrissey) and Teresa (Birn) who move in downstairs and are also expecting a child. In contrast to Kate, Teresa is full of joy at the prospect of imminent motherhood. Pregnancy brings the women together in shared confidence, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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James Cordon Confirmed To Replace Craig Ferguson On 'The Late, Late Show'

7 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

James Cordon, British actor and comedian, has officially been tapped to replace Craig Ferguson as the host of CBS’s The Late, Late Show.

James Cordon Hosting 'The Late, Late Show'

Cordon’s hiring was announced by CBS on Monday, reported the New York Daily News.

"James Corden is a rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent," CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler said in a statement. "He is already a big star in the UK and he's wowed American audiences on Broadway. We're very excited to introduce his considerable and unique talents to our network television audience on a daily basis."

In reaction to the hiring news, Cordon released a statement of his own, which read, “I can't describe how thrilled and honored I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson. To be asked »

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'Mr. Holmes' Starring Ian McKellan Lands at Miramax

3 September 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Global film and television studio Miramax announced today that it has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Mr. Holmes and will partner with Roadside Attractions on domestic theatrical distribution of the film. Directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Kinsey), Mr. Holmes stars Academy Award nominees Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings franchise, X-Men franchise) and Laura Linney (Kinsey, You Can Count on Me, The Savages).

The film, based on the novel "A Slight Trick of the Mind" by Mitch Cullin and adapted for the screen by Jeffrey Hatcher (The Duchess, Casanova, Stage Beauty), is currently in post-production.

Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., Chairman of Miramax, had this to say in his statement.

"Mr. Holmes is a smart, exciting film that has attracted the highest caliber director, cast and producers, and it is a perfect fit for Miramax. We are very pleased to acquire U.S. »

- MovieWeb

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Who is Sacha Dhawan?: The rise of British TV's most prolific star

26 August 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Who is Sacha Dhawan?

Ever since his star-making role as Doctor Who's first director Waris Hussein in Mark Gatiss' brilliant drama An Adventure in Space and Time, this up-and-comer has seemingly not left our television screens.

From parts in cult series In The Flesh and Utopia to a guest stint on flashy Us drama 24, not to mention his latest gig on BBC One's In The Club, Dhawan has had quite the year.

Digital Spy spoke to Sacha about his career thus far and the range of different characters he's brought to life in some of UK television's best dramatic series.

"I was a child actor - when I was about 12, I was doing children's TV on Citv - but I was still in school," Dhawan recalls of his beginnings as an actor.

"When I left college, I decided to focus on acting full-time. I went to London, »

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Joanna Vanderham to star in BBC One's adaptation of The Go-Between

18 August 2014 4:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Joanna Vanderham has been cast in BBC One's The Go-Between , which will form part of its season of classic 20th century literature.

Vanderham, who has appeared in The Paradise, Dancing On The Edge and Banished, will play Marian Maudsley in the film. She will be joined by Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys) as Trimingham, Ben Batt (Shameless) as Ted Burgess and Maleficent's Lesley Manville as Mrs Maudsley.

Jack Hollington will play Leo Colston, the young protagonist of the 90-minute adaptation of LP Hartley's novel.

The Go-Between follows Colston as an elderly man as he pieces together his childhood memories. He does this with the help of his diary from 1900, which he wrote at the age of 13. The film then paints a picture of British life and social hierarchy at the beginning of the 20th century.

Vanderham said of her role: "I am so excited to have been »

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James Corden Rumored To Replace Craig Ferguson On 'The Late Late Show'

4 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

James Corden, a British stage and screen actor, will reportedly be taking over Craig Ferguson’s post at The Late Late Show.

James Corden Taking Over 'Late Late Show'?

It has not yet been confirmed that Corden, 35, will assume hosting duties on The Late Late Show, but a purported insider shared the information with TheWrap. Neither Corden nor CBS have commented on the rumor.

Corden is perhaps best known to U.S. audiences for his turn in The History Boys with Richard Griffiths and Dominic Cooper. He’s soon to be a more recognizable face stateside with a part in Begin Again starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, as well as the role of The Baker in the highly-anticipated feature film adaptation of Into the Woods, which hits theaters Christmas Day. He also starred as Paul Potts in One Chance.

On the small screen, Corden co-created, co-wrote and starred in BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey, »

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The Weinstein Company To Release One Chance On Yahoo Screen Before It Hits Theaters

21 July 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On the night of June 9th 2007, a new television reality show called ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ went on air in the UK. On its first ever broadcast, a shy, unassuming man opened his mouth to sing the famous operatic aria ‘Nessun Dorma’, delivering a beautiful, stirring rendition that would change his life from that moment forward.

Swept up in the contagious emotion of Giacomo Puccini’s stunning aria, and the unlikely figure with crooked teeth and diluted confidence who had crooned it for them, the show’s three judges – Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan – stared in awe at what they had just witnessed, while the audience of 2,000 at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff erupted in a standing ovation.

Britain was instantly won over by Paul Potts, who was then working as a manager at the Port Talbot branch of The Carphone Warehouse, and followed him on his »

- Michelle McCue

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Casting Net: 'Game of Thrones' vet Rose Leslie joins Vin Diesel project

11 July 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Game of Thrones alum Rose Leslie is set to join Vin Diesel in The Last Witch Hunter, a supernatural thriller about a “semi-immortal” witch hunter (Diesel) who teams up with a witch (Leslie) to take down a more evil witch. And, despite being mortal enemies, the witch and the witch hunter also flirt with romance. Breck Eisner is directing the Summit pic, which recently got a polish from Dallas Buyers Club writer Melisa Wallack. [THR]

Gary Oldman, who’s currently starring in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is in talks to star alongside Kevin Costner in Criminal. The movie »

- Lindsey Bahr

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More Sign On For Condon's "Mr. Holmes"

10 July 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A bunch of great British talent has signed on for supporting roles in Bill Condon's retired Sherlock Holmes drama "Mr. Holmes" at AI Film, Archer Gray, See-Saw Films and BBC Films.

Set in post-war England, the story sees a retired Holmes (Ian McKellen) troubled by both his diminishing mental faculties and the devastation he witnessed on a recent trip to Japan. The great detective attempts to solve the case that forced him into retirement.

Already announced are Laura Linney as Holmes' housekeeper Mrs. Munro and Hiroyuki Sanada as Umezaki. Joining them are Hattie Morahan ("The Bletchley Circle," "Outnumbered"), Roger Allam ("V for Vendetta," "The Thick of It"), Phil Davis ("Whitechapel," "Vera Drake"), Frances de la Tour ("Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "The History Boys"), Patrick Kennedy ("Boardwalk Empire," "Atonement"), and newcomer Milo Parker ("Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails") who will play Mrs. Munro's son.

Jeffrey Hatcher adapted the »

- Garth Franklin

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First Image of Ian McKellen in Bill Condon’s ‘Mr. Holmes,’ Further Cast Revealed

10 July 2014 6:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bill Condon’s “Mr. Holmes” has started to shoot, with additional cast announced, and the first image released of Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes at the age of 93.

The movie, which will shoot for seven weeks on location in London and on the south coast of England, also stars Laura Linney as Holmes’ housekeeper, Mrs. Munro.

Additional cast announced Thursday includes Hattie Morahan (“The Golden Compass,” “The Bank Job”), Patrick Kennedy (“War Horse,” “Atonement”), Hiroyuki Sanada (“The Wolverine,” “47 Ronin”), Roger Allam (“Tamara Drewe,” “The Book Thief”), Phil Davis (“Vera Drake,” “Notes on a Scandal”), Frances de la Tour (“The History Boys,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”), and Milo Parker (“Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails”), who plays Mrs. Munro’s son.

“Mr. Holmes,” which was formerly known as “A Slight Trick of the Mind,” is based on the novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind” by Mitch Cullin. It has »

- Leo Barraclough

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Mr Holmes' new cast revealed

10 July 2014 3:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Cast is revealed for Sherlock Holmes film starring Ian McKellen and directed by Bill Condon.

As principal photography begins on a new Sherlock Holmes film starring Ian McKellen, the cast has been revealed as well as a change of name and a first image.

A Slight Trick of the Mind will now be titled Mr Holmes and filming will take place over seven weeks on location in London and on the South Coast of England, according to co-producers AI Film, Archer Gray, See-Saw Films and BBC Films.

McKellen himself tweeted the first image, which shows the actor made up and aged up to play Arthur Conan Doyle’s private detective aged 93.

As previously announced, Bill Condon will direct the film - reuniting him with McKellen after they made Gods and Monsters together in 1998 - and Laura Linney will play his housekeeper Mrs Munro. Linney worked with Condon on Kinsey in 2004 and The Fifth Estate in 2013 as »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Fresh Meat's Zawe Ashton for new Channel 4 comedy drama Cut

30 June 2014 3:32 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Zawe Ashton and Tom Weston-Jones are to star in Channel 4's new comedy drama Cut.

Cut will explore the lives of a group of civil servants who are forced to relocate from London to Northampton following government cuts. They must then adjust to their new surroundings and 'surrogate family' of colleagues.

Fresh Meat actress Ashton will star as Katherine, a divorcee with a troubled past. Her life is made even more difficult when she realises that the relocation will mean she has to work with Anthony (Weston-Jones), with whom she has a complicated relationship.

Sacha Dhawan will play Danny, a drink and drug fanatic who has found himself in the position of having to pretend to be a devout Muslim in order to keep his position. He is constantly led astray by Pa Angela (Jo Hartley), who is a terrible influence on him.

Sophie Rundle will play optimistic Jenny, »

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Doctor Who: the film careers of Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi

4 June 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Alex's series looking back at the film careers of actors who've played the Doctor finishes with Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi...

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Read the previous part in this series: the film careers of Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant, here.

By 2009, the new version of Doctor Who had become not only an integral part of Saturday night television and a huge Christmas ratings winner but also an international success all over again. David Tennant, who had played the Time Lord since 2005 and was, arguably, more popular than any Doctor since the mighty Tom Baker hung up his scarf in 1981, had announced his resignation from the part he loved in October 2008. Many wondered how the incoming showrunner, Steven Moffat, would follow Tennant and what kind of show would emerge.

Tennant spent much of 2009 on stage in Hamlet and was only able to devote small amounts of time to Doctor Who. Occasional specials »

- louisamellor

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TriStar Productions And BBC Films Greenlight The Lady In The Van Starring Maggie Smith

3 June 2014 5:50 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Tom Rothman’s TriStar Productions has joined with BBC Films to greenlight The Lady In The Van, Alan Bennett’s adaptation of his commercial and critical West End hit, based on his own bestselling memoir.

Dame Maggie Smith, the star of the Downton Abbey phenomenon, will reprise one of her most-loved stage roles for the big screen, under the direction of Nicholas Hytner.

The film tells the true story of Miss Shepherd, an eccentric woman of uncertain origins, who “temporarily” parked her broken down van in Bennett’s London driveway… and proceeded to live there for the next fifteen years. Smith, who will play the singular Miss Shepherd, will be joined by Alex Jennings (The Queen), who will play both Bennett and, with some movie magic, his alter ego, Ab.

The film will be Hytner’s first directorial outing after ending his massively successful decade at the head of the British National Theatre. »

- Michelle McCue

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