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Chicago – Portraying Stephen Hawking, as Eddie Redmayne did in “The Theory of Everything,” required an intense physicality and emotionalism that was projected from different angles, much more challenging than a usual biographical role. In this instance, Redmayne projects the feeling of Hawking’s time and space.
Eddie Redmayne has been on a quick ascension path in his film career, while also conquering television and theater in his native England. After notable roles in the last three years in “My Week with Marilyn” and “Les Misérables,” Redmayne has took on the difficult task of playing Stephen Hawking from a healthy, genius-level university student to the wheelchair bound and computer-voiced theorist with a degenerative nerve disease (Als, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The performance is remarkable on many levels, but especially in communicating the soul and love – beyond a physical handicap – upon which a human being exists.
Eddie Redmayne is »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
I am sooo proud of our Palm Springs International Film Festival and equally happy that it's happening right in our own backyard! Just this morning, we heard that Eddie Redmayne, who is sweet and fabulous and a great actor to boot, is getting the Desert Palm Achievement Award for the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff). He's being honored for his excellent portrayal of Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything."
Redmayne will be joining previous Desert Palm Achievement Award recipients such as Jeff Bridges, Daniel Day-Lewis, Matthew McConaughey, and Sean Penn. And according to the press release, "in the years they were honored, Bridges, Day-Lewis, McConaughey, and Penn went on to win the Academy Award® for Best Actor."
Hhhmmmm, good karma? Premonition? Happenstance? I sure hope so!
Here's the complete press release:
Palm Springs, CA (November 07, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will »
An actor or actress can be on the periphery of stardom for what seems like an eternity before the right role comes along at the right time and transforms his or her career. Do you know how many times you probably saw Michael Fassbender on screen before he technically broke out four years ago? Did you know Benedict Cumberbatch had been a working actor for almost a decade before he finally got Hollywood's attention after "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "Sherlock" (2011)? Enter the latest star on the verge of global recognition: Eddie Redmayne. Ironically a good friend of Cumberbatch's, the London native has been a fixture in front of moviegoers since he earned his big break starring alongside Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie in Robert De Niro's "The Good Shepherd" (2006). And, he’s actually worked pretty consistently since, starting with "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007), starring as Kristen Stewart’s »
- Gregory Ellwood
Eddie Redmayne always knew that the toughest critic of “The Theory of Everything” would be the man he portrays onscreen — Stephen Hawking. The 72-year-old physicist recently made the trek from his home in Cambridge, England, to Working Title’s production offices in London to watch the biopic based on his life. Hawking’s longtime battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Als) has left him a quadriplegic, and he speaks through a computer-generated voice amplifier. Before the screening, he met Redmayne. “He took a while to type something, then said, ‘I’ll let you know what I think — good or otherwise,’ ” Redmayne recalls. “I said, ‘Stephen, if it’s otherwise, you don’t need to go into details.’ ”
- Ramin Setoodeh
Insiders claim that the couple plans to marry while spending time in South Africa this summer working on The Last Face in which Theron, 35, is starring and Penn, 53, is directing. "They want to get married very soon," a source told Us Weekly.
Theron, already a mother to adopted son Jackson, 2, apparently always planned to give him a little brother or sister. The actress "always intended to have another child,” according to the source, who added, “Sean is revitalized with Charlize.”
Theron and Penn went public with their relationship roughly eight months ago following nearly two decades of friendship. "Charlize has seen Sean grow up, »
Penn will direct from a script by Erin Dignam with producers aiming to begin shooting this summer in Africa.
Theron will play a relief worker and Bardem will play a doctor in Africa with Bardem’s character being forced to choose between romance and dedication to his work. Exarchopoulos (“Blue Is the Warmest Color”) has been cast as a journalist.
The drama focuses on a talented and charismatic doctor (Bardem) who is forced to choose between his love for an American relief worker (Theron) or his dedication to saving lives in war-torn African nations.
- Dave McNary
Oscar winner Javier Bardem will star opposite Charlize Theron in Sean Penn's African drama “The Last Face,” an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. Penn will direct from a script by Erin Dingam, an actress appeared in Penn's “The Crossing Guard” and recently wrote the William Hurt movie “The Yellow Handkerchief.” Also read: Charlize Theron in Talks to Star in Sean Penn's ‘The Last Face’ (Exclusive) Penn will co-star in the indie movie, which is awaiting a green light from River Road's Bill Pohlad, who is producing with Bill Gerber and Matt Palmieri. Described as a love story, »
- Jeff Sneider
The National Film Development Corporation (Nfdc) announced the 12 participants selected for the first Directing for Directors Lab, a two week residential program to be held from January 19-31, 2014. The venue finalised for the residential program is Courtyard by Marriott, Bund Garden, Pune.
The full time two week program will be conducted by Udayan Prasad, professor of Directing at the UK’s Nftvs -National Film and Television School and Lfs-London Film School. Prasad is the director of well-known films such as My Son the Fanatic and The Yellow Handkerchief.
The selected participants are:
1. Sadik Ahmed – 7 Stages
2. Vasant Nath – Sebastian wants to Remember
3. Geetha J – A Certain Slant of Light
4. Prabhijit Dhamija – I’m Not There!
5. Kiran Waval – Tada (Crack)
6. Anoop Mathew – Roach
7. Shazia Iqbal – Me vs Ray
8. Amit Agarwal – Ek Lambi Surang (The Long Tunnel)
9. Harsh Narayan – Ye Pyar Na Hoga Kam
10. Vidyasagar Adhyapak – Chitpat
The deadline for applications for the first Nfdc Directing for Directors Lab has been extended to January 8, 2014. The old deadline was December 31, 2013.
Nfdc Directing for Directors Lab, a two week residential program, will be held from January 19-31, 2014.
The full time two week program will be conducted by Udayan Prasad, professor of Directing at the UK’s Nftvs -National Film and Television School and Lfs-London Film School. Prasad is the director of well-known films such as “My Son the Fanatic” and “The Yellow Handkerchief”.
You can apply for the lab with an application fee of ₹ 500/- (Payable by demand draft or wire transfer). Application form is available here.
The program is open to only 12 selected candidates. The course fee of ₹1,50,000 covers food and accommodation.
To know the detailed program and more about mentors, click here.
9 items from 2014
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