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The Top Five Denis O’Hare Movie Roles of his Career

Denis O’Hare is an American actor who has had numerous roles in movies, TV shows, and theater productions. At the moment, he might be most recognizable as the vampire Russell Edgington on True Blood, but it should be noted that he has received considerable praise for his roles in American Horror Story as well as movies such as Milk and Charlie Wilson’s War. Here are the top five movie roles of Denis O’Hare’s career in no particular order: An Englishman in New York Like its name suggests, An Englishman in New York is about the period of time that Quentin

The Top Five Denis O’Hare Movie Roles of his Career
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Berlin Fest to Pay Tribute to John Hurt With Special 'Englishman in New York' Screening

Berlin Fest to Pay Tribute to John Hurt With Special 'Englishman in New York' Screening
The Berlin film festival will present a special screening of An Englishman in New York by Richard Laxton to commemorate John Hurt, who recently died.

"Since the 1990s, he had attended the Berlinale with regularity and starred in 12 films presented at the festival," organizers said. "The British actor is considered one of the most brilliant performers of the stage and screen in the last 50 years."

German moviegoers can currently see Hurt in Jackie, starring Natalie Portman. Berlinale entries featuring Hurt have included the likes of The Commissioner, V for Vendetta and Resident Alien.

In 2009, Hurt received the Teddy Award n Berlin for...
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John Hurt, Oscar-Nominated Star of ‘The Elephant Man,’ Dies at 77

John Hurt, Oscar-Nominated Star of ‘The Elephant Man,’ Dies at 77
John Hurt, the wiry English actor who played a drug addict in “Midnight Express,” Kane in “Alien,” the title character in “The Elephant Man,” and Winston Smith in “1984” has died. He was 77.

He died on Wednesday at home in Norfolk, his widow, Anwen, confirmed in a statement to Variety. Hurt had disclosed in 2015 that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Anwen wrote as a tribute, “John was the most sublime of actors and the most gentlemanly of gentlemen with the greatest of hearts and the most generosity of spirit. He touched all our lives with joy and magic and it will be a strange world without him.”

Mel Brooks, executive producer of “The Elephant Man,” tweeted that he was a “truly magnificent talent.”

It was terribly sad today to learn of John Hurt's passing. He was a truly magnificent talent.

Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) January 28, 2017

No one could have
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Merry Chrispmas, Mr. Crisp

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England is viewed by the wider world as a nation of eccentrics. This is considered a genetic characteristic, and something to be celebrated. Like most assumptions, the truth lies somewhat wide of the remark. Quentin Crisp, one such "National Treasure," is now rightly revered as one, but his journey from pariah nuisance to that of sage-like venerability was a long and winding affair. He migrated to New York, remaining vital till the end, an amalgam of defiance and disappointment worn as wit.

Some considered him a latter-day Oscar Wilde, a comparison he didn't much value, remarking that he'd known many who'd been sent to prison for crimes of the flesh like Wilde's, without being broken or penning such bad verse.

Unkind maybe, but Wilde had it all and lost it largely because of his own arrogance. He could have fled to Paris, had the chance to but didn't take it.
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Ealing Studios Acquires Stake in GreenAcre Films as TV Expansion Continues

London — London’s Ealing Studios is looking to further expand its TV division by acquiring a significant stake in production company GreenAcre Films, and forging a creative partnership with the company. Earlier this year, ITV commissioned Ealing to produce two stand-alone films based on the “Maigret” novels, starring Rowan Atkinson.

Ealing’s stake in Greenacre will see them develop an “ambitious and innovative” TV slate for both U.K. and international broadcasters. This is the first of what Ealing says will be many new partnerships at the newly restructured Ealing, which is headed by Ben Latham-Jones.

GreenAcre was co-founded by Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks in 2010 and became a division of Wall to Wall in 2012. They will continue to co-produce their current drama slate, which includes projects for HBO, BBC and ITV. As well as developing TV projects, they will also expand their feature film roster, which already has a
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Ealing Studios Acquires Stake in GreenAcre Films as TV Expansion Continues

London — London’s Ealing Studios is looking to further expand its TV division by acquiring a significant stake in production company GreenAcre Films, and forging a creative partnership with the company. Earlier this year, ITV commissioned Ealing to produce two stand-alone films based on the “Maigret” novels, starring Rowan Atkinson.

Ealing’s stake in Greenacre will see them develop an “ambitious and innovative” TV slate for both U.K. and international broadcasters. This is the first of what Ealing says will be many new partnerships at the newly restructured Ealing, which is headed by Ben Latham-Jones.

GreenAcre was co-founded by Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks in 2010 and became a division of Wall to Wall in 2012. They will continue to co-produce their current drama slate, which includes projects for HBO, BBC and ITV. As well as developing TV projects, they will also expand their feature film roster, which already has a
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Ealing Studios acquires 'GreenAcre Films' stake

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Ealing Studios has acquired a significant stake in TV and film company GreenAcre Films and forged a new creative partnership with the company that will see Ealing Studios expand its TV division.

Having already announced earlier this year the ITV commission of Maigret for two stand-alone films starring Rowan Atkinson, Ealing Studios’ stake in GreenAcre will see them develop a TV slate for both UK and international broadcasters.

It marks the first partnership at the newly restructured Ealing Studios headed by Ben Latham-Jones.

Co-founded by Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks in 2010, GreenAcre Films became a division of Wall to Wall in 2012. It will continue to co-produce its current drama slate, which includes projects for HBO, BBC and ITV.

As well as developing new TV projects, GreenAcre will also expand its feature film roster which already has a number of titles in development with the BFI.

In a joint statement, GreenAcre co-founders Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks said:
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Effie Gray | Review

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Portrait of a Lady: Laxton’s Mannered Version of Victoria Era Repression

There’s well-meaningness to Effie Gray that makes it worthy of discussion, at least for how it attempts to frankly portray the sexual oppression of women in Victorian era England, an aspect often subtly rendered or left altogether untouched. As directed by Richard Laxton, best known for his made-for-television films of varying quality (An Englishman in New York; Burton & Taylor), there’s a sense that the somewhat ambitious emotions existing beneath all those stuffy costumes have been a tad oversimplified. Considering the screenplay was penned by Emma Thompson, who appears in a warmly attenuated supporting role, perhaps expectations are poised a bit high for a tale that’s both representative and also conveniently uncommon (this seems the only possible way for this film to reach a believable yet upbeat solution), as it relates a famous art world scandal
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Exclusive: Dakota Fanning Must Endure In Clip From Drama 'Effie Gray'

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Finding love these days is just an app away, but the stricter social mores of the mid-1800s had a much more rigid context for passion, and it's against this backdrop that "Effie Gray" unfolds. Today we have an exclusive clip from the period drama. Directed by Richard Laxton ("Burton And Taylor," "An Englishman In New York"), the movie tells the story of the scandalous affair between Effie Gray (Dakota Fanning) and Pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge), one that develops when the young woman finds herself locked in a sexless marriage with an art critic (Greg Wise). And in this clip, the emotional toll that comes to bear on John is too much, while Effie has accepted what she must endure. Emma Thompson (who also wrote the script), David Suchet, Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters co-star in the movie which opens on April 3rd. Watch below.
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Watch: Emma Thompson's Long Delayed 'Effie Gray' Trailer Promises Feminist Period Spectacle

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Watch: Emma Thompson's Long Delayed 'Effie Gray' Trailer Promises Feminist Period Spectacle
The release of "Effie Gray" was delayed for almost two years because of plagiarism lawsuits against the film's screenwriter (and co-star) Emma Thompson, who won an Academy Award for her adaptation of "Sense and Sensibility."  As The Playlist previously reported, "The period drama was completed 18 months ago, but the movie got bogged down in legal disputes, with two separate writers (Eve Pomerance and Gregory Murphy, who both wrote plays and existing screenplays on the subject) claiming the film leans too liberally on their existing works." These charges have since been dropped and the British biographical drama is her first adult-centric screenplay (having written both "Nanny McPhee" scripts) since the Oscar-winning "Sense and Sensibility." Directed by Richard Laxton ("An Englishman in New York"), the film stars Dakota Fanning as the titular character Euphemia "Effie" Gray, wife of great 19th century art...
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First Trailer For ‘Burton And Taylor’ Starring Helena Bonham Carter & Dominic West

The BBC debuted a new trailer for Burton And Taylor over the weekend, and we can tell its already going to be 100,000 times better than that Lindsay Lohan as Taylor travesty.

In the BBC’s offering, we see Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor, while The Wire’s Dominic West takes on the role of Richard Burton. Burton and Taylor were once Hollywood’s greatest power couple, and were known for their turbulent relationship. Burton And Taylor will focus on the final reunion of the pair, on the set of the 1983 stage revival of Noel Coward’s Private Lives, which was panned by critics but a financial success.

Richard Luxton, known for directing An Englishman In New York and BBC3′s Him And Her, takes on directing duties, while William Ivory wrote the script. The 90 minute TV movie is expected to air on BBC4 sometime in the autumn. Check out
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“Latter Days” and Logo’s Summer Movie House

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Great news, gay cinephiles! LogoTV snapped up a compelling catalog of gay movies and has made them available for free online streaming! (Sorry international folks, we only have U.S. distribution rights, so like so much else these days, these are geo-blocked.)

Now these are small indie films, so while they all have gay storylines and most feature cute male casts, not all of them are cinematic gems. But hey, on the whole they don’t suck!

Some of them are actually pretty good. In fact, we count five that made our reader ranked list of the Top 100 Greatest Gay Movies: Eating Out 2 (#85), Adam & Steve (#79), Eating Out (#56), Boy Culture (#36) and Latter Days (#5).

In Latter Days a young and promiscuous gay man sets his sights on seducing his Mormon missionary neighbor. The resulting affair changes both their lives. The film stars Wes Ramsey and Steve Sandvoss and also has Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a supporting role.
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Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter Will Play 'Burton and Taylor' for BBC America

After the campy and somewhat sad spectacle that was Lindsay Lohan's Lifetime movie "Liz and Dick" last fall, BBC America will be offering up its own take on the story of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. The network announced today that it will co-produce "Burton and Taylor," a 90-minute TV movie about the volatile relationship between the two Hollywood greats, with BBC Four. Dominic West (who recently starred in BBC America's period drama "The Hour") and Helena Bonham Carter will play Burton and Taylor in a film centered around the pair's ill-fated appearance in a 1983 stage revival of Noel Coward's "Private Lives." "Burton and Taylor" is written by William Ivory ("Made in Dagenham") and directed by Richard Laxton ("An Englishman in New York" and the upcoming "Effie"). Lachlan McKinnon ("Silent Witness") is the producer -- "Burton and Taylor" is distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide and, while no
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Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter Will Play 'Burton and Taylor' for BBC America

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After the campy and somewhat sad spectacle that was Lindsay Lohan's Lifetime movie "Liz and Dick" last fall, BBC America will be offering up its own take on the story of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. The network announced today that it will co-produce "Burton and Taylor," a 90-minute TV movie about the volatile relationship between the two Hollywood greats, with BBC Four. Dominic West (who recently starred in BBC America's period drama "The Hour") and Helena Bonham Carter will play Burton and Taylor in a film centered around the pair's ill-fated appearance in a 1983 stage revival of Noel Coward's "Private Lives." "Burton and Taylor" is written by William Ivory ("Made in Dagenham") and directed by Richard Laxton ("An Englishman in New York" and the upcoming "Effie"). Lachlan McKinnon ("Silent Witness") is the producer -- "Burton and Taylor" is distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide and, while no
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Dakota Fanning joins The Last of Robin Hood

Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds) has joined the cast of forthcoming film The Last of Robin Hood, written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (The Fluffer). The new film centres on the last days in the life of legendary Hollywood actor Errol Flynn and stars Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda) as the Hollywood legend. According to Deadline, Fanning has been cast as Flynn’s teenage girlfriend and fellow actress Beverly Aadland in the biopic. Susan Sarandon is also set to star as Beverly’s mother, who accused Flynn of starting a sexual relationship with her daughter when Beverly was 15.

Fanning most recently appeared in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 and her new film Very Good Girls which also stars Elizabeth Olsen has only just recently premiered at The Sundance Film Festival. Very Good Girls centres on two New York City girls (Fanning and
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4 Pics Of Dakota Fanning In The Period Drama 'Effie'

For a while there last year, it looked like Emma Thompson's script for the film "Effie" was never going to reach production. The film is based on the true love affair between Victorian artist, architect, poet and political thinker John Ruskin and his wife, Effie Gray, and the mysterious circumstances over why their marriage was never consummated, leaving Effie a virgin until she remarried Ruskin's protege, painter John Everett Millais. While Thompson assuredly has her own take as to why Ruskin suddenly became disgusted with his wife, playwright Gregory Murphy felt Thompson's script was too close to his 1999 play "The Countess," and sued for copyright infringement in February of last year. The end result was a delay in production, with Saoirse Ronan ultimately departing the project and being replaced by Dakota Fanning prior to a fall start.

First look photos of the film have finally arrived online, though they
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Win Sirens on DVD

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The complete first season of hit comedy Sirens is coming to DVD on March 12th – and to celebrate we’ve got three copies to give away!

Sirens stars British Comedy Award winner Kayvan Novak (Facejacker, Four Lions), Richard Madden (Birdsong, Game of Thrones), Rhys Thomas (Shooting Stars, Bellamy’s People), and Amy Beth Hayes (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) in the six-part comedy drama set in Leeds from Brian Fillis, (The Curse of Steptoe, An Englishman in New York) inspired by real life ambulance technician Tom Reynolds’ novel - Blood, Sweat and Tea’.

Swept along by an endless tide of bodily fluids (rarely their own), the trio of world-weary paramedics bicker, fight and shag their way through the darkly funny maelstrom of their lives. Behind the uniforms, the sirens and the fast driving, they are three ordinary blokes trying to make it through yet another shift. But once they
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Win: Sirens DVD, We Have 3 Copies To Give Away

The complete first season of hit comedy Sirens is coming to DVD on March 12th – and to celebrate we’ve got three copies to give away!

Sirens stars British Comedy Award winner Kayvan Novak (Facejacker, Four Lions), Richard Madden (Birdsong, Game of Thrones), Rhys Thomas (Shooting Stars, Bellamy’s People), and Amy Beth Hayes (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) in the six-part comedy drama set in Leeds from Brian Fillis, (The Curse of Steptoe, An Englishman in New York) inspired by real life ambulance technician Tom Reynolds’ novel – Blood, Sweat and Tea’.

Swept along by an endless tide of bodily fluids (rarely their own), the trio of world-weary paramedics bicker, fight and shag their way through the darkly funny maelstrom of their lives. Behind the uniforms, the sirens and the fast driving, they are three ordinary blokes trying to make it through yet another shift. But once they’ve
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Michael Fassbender, Harry Potter, We Need To Talk About Kevin among winners at London Evening Standard British Film Awards 2012

Although excluded from the Oscars race and unsuccessful with its one nomination for best actress at the Golden Globes, director Lynne Ramsay's We Need To Talk About Kevin triumphed at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards.

The drama - about a woman's attempt to come to terms with her son's involvement in an American high school massacre - won the trophy for best film at last night's ceremony. However, it lost out in the best actress and best technical categories in which it had also been nominated.

Also up for best film were Archipelago, Shame, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Tyrannosaur.

Michael Fassbender (above) picked up the best actor award for his portrayal of a sex addict in Shame and his role in Jane Eyre, while Olivia Colman won the best actress award, beating three Oscar winners - Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Weisz and Tilda Swinton - to the prize.
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Do Mainstream Gay Movies Have to be Set in the Past to Get Made?

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Take a look at this list of the top-grossing or most visible gay and bisexual movies of the last ten years: Brokeback Mountain, Milk, Capote, Taking Woodstock, A Home at the End of the World, Howl, Far From Heaven, The Hours, Little Ashes, Brideshead Revisited, I Love You Phillip Morris, Kinsey, and A Single Man.

Notice anything that they all have in common – other than the fact that most of them are quite good?

They're all set in the past – as is J. Edgar, an upcoming movie directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Dustin Lance Black that is getting considerable buzz, and the upcoming James Franco movie, The Broken Tower.

Meanwhile, over the same period, many of the TV movies that have made the biggest impression – Prayers for Bobby, Pedro, An Englishman in New York – have also been set in the past.

What's that about?

"Well, for one thing,
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