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For some reason, Hollywood fell in love with British actors again in the 1990s. Sparked by Alan Rickman's turn as Hans Gruber in Die Hard at the back end of the 1980s, many movie villains were either Brits, or in the case of Cliffhanger, John Lithgow taking on the mannerisms of a British antagonist.
Yet in particular, Hollywood went recruiting British comedy talent, with faces then mainly - but not exclusively - known for their small screen work getting roles of various sizes in Hollywood productions. Here are some who racked up the air miles - starting with the man who arguably became one of the most successful...
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Just as one one might wonder why it is that extraterrestrial life hasn’t been discovered yet, you’d think the existence of a solid 3D-animated film about a loveable alien is something we could confirm by the year 2015. From E.T. to Lilo & Stitch, the slam-dunk appeal of adorable interlopers from space has proven itself time and time again, but cracking this particular old chestnut in the age of 3D has only bred the likes of Planet 51 and Escape From Planet Earth. (Monsters vs. Aliens fails this test on account of siding squarely with the Monsters). Safely designed to minimize any potentially alienating elements, Home, the newest effort from DreamWorks Animation, does not mark an end to the search for a higher form of animated entertainment.
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Lantica Media has hired the producer as vice-president of its production and financing arm Lantica Pictures.
Martín joins Lantica Pictures having produced features for the past 15 years. His credits include Pathe’s Zaytoun, Sony’s Planet 51 and Manolete.
Stacey Stanley, who previously held the post, has launched her own production company And So It Begins Entertainment with long-time collaborator Toby Midgen.
That new venture has signed an overall and first-look deal with Lantica Pictures, the company formerly known as Indomina whose operating units include Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios.
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