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- Phil Wheat
A new television promo for Far from the Madding Crowd has been unveiled.
Bathsheba's social status has attracted three suitors from various walks of life, despite the fact that she has no intention of marrying.
Michael Sheen portrays the aristocratic William Boldwood, while Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone) is humble sheep farmer Gabriel Oak and Tom Sturridge (On the Road) is military sergeant Frank Troy.
Danish director Vinterberg is well known to international audiences as one of the developers of the naturalistic Dogme 95 filmmaking style.
Far from the Madding Crowd opens on May 1 in the Us and the UK. »
Neal Street was set up in 2003 by Mendes, who won an Oscar for “American Beauty” and is currently directing his second James Bond film, “Spectre,” Pippa Harris, who is a former head of drama commissioning at the BBC, and Caro Newling. They were joined in 2013 by Nicolas Brown, who is a former director of U.K. drama production at the BBC.
The company’s TV slate include the BAFTA award-winning series for the BBC “Call the Midwife,” which has sold to more than 200 countries worldwide, and its Shakespeare adaptations, “The Hollow Crown,” for PBS and the BBC.
- Leo Barraclough
I have said it before and I will say it again: the novels of Thomas Hardy are perfect for contemporary cinema, as they’re tales of passion and self-destruction with an underlying social criticism and, sometimes, very unhappy endings. Far from the Madding Crowd might be Hardy’s “happiest” (read: least depressing) novel of the bunch, so it’s no wonder that it has been made into several films already. The latest adaptation, however, comes to us courtesy of director Thomas Vinterburg (The Hunt) and stars Casey Mulligan as the passionate and independent heroine, Bathsheba Everdene.
The story tells of how Bathsheba inherits a farm that she proposes to run for herself, defying social convention and gender restrictions. She’s brilliant, but she’s also willful and vain, and attracts three very different suitors for her hand: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), an honest but down-on-his-luck sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
"There is an acting gene that has been passed down to me by my parents," said Eve. "It's nature, not nurture..."
Eve is best known for her roles in the films "Starter for 10" (2006), "Crossing Over" (2009), "She's Out of My League" (2010), "Sex and the City 2" (2010), "The Raven" (2012), "Men in Black 3" (2012) and "Star Trek Into Darkness" (2013).
Eve is also known for a notorious but innocent scene in "Star Trek Into Darkness", when her character, science officer 'Carol Marcus' strips down to her underwear (as an homage to Sigourney Weaver as 'Ripley' in "Alien")...
...while preparing to pull on a 'special torpedo disarming' outfit.
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- Michael Stevens
5 items from 2015
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