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Protagonist boards Toronto-bound UK debut 'Beast'

Protagonist boards Toronto-bound UK debut 'Beast'
Romantic thriller from Michael Pearce debuts in official selection.

Protagonist Pictures has boarded worldwide sales to romantic thriller Beast, written and directed by former Screen Star Of Tomorrow Michael Pearce.

The feature debut will make its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in the Platform section.

Beast follows a small island community, where a troubled young woman falls for a mysterious outsider who empowers her to escape her oppressive family. When he comes under suspicion for a series of brutal murders she defends him at all costs and learns what she is capable of.

The film is headlined by Jessie Buckley (Taboo) who plays the young woman and Johnny Flynn (Clouds of Sils Maria).

Protagonist’s CEO Dave Bishop commented: “Michael Pearce is without doubt one the UK’s most talented new filmmakers and the team at Protagonist couldn’t be more thrilled to present his incredible debut feature in the Platform Section at the
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True-Life Drama The Aeronauts Recruits Jack Thorne And Director Tom Harper

If Jack Thorne was considered hot property before Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, penning the adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s wildly successful story has only ensured Thorne is one of the most in-demand writers on the other side of the pond. Soon after breaking onto the scene with British teen drama Skins, the screenwriter enjoyed a streak that comprised award-winning contributions to This Is England ’88, The Fades, Don’t Take My Baby and This Is England ’90.

Imagine our excitement, then, now that Deadline has relayed news that Jack Thorne was inked a deal to collaborate with War & Peace helmer Tom Harper for The Aeronauts, a true-life period drama said to revolve around two enthused hot air balloonists who scaled higher than anyone else in the 19th century. Both Thorne and Harper are currently in possession of a spec script, meaning this project won’t be ready to fire up production anytime soon.
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First Look: BBC, Weinsteins Reveal ‘War and Peace’ Images

London — The BBC and The Weinstein Company have released the first images of their epic drama “War and Peace,” adapted by Andrew Davies.

The photographs show “Cinderella” and “Downton Abbey” star Lily James as Natasha Rostova, James Norton as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, and Paul Dano as Pierre Bezukhov. The cast also includes Jim Broadbent as Prince Bolkonsky, Gillian Anderson as Anna Pavlovna, and Rebecca Front as Anna Mikhailovna.

Filming took place in Russia, Lithuania and Latvia.

The six-part series is directed by Tom Harper, whose credits include “The Scouting Book for Boys,” “Peaky Blinders” and “Woman In Black: Angel of Death.”

“War and Peace” is produced by BBC Cymru Wales Drama in partnership with The Weinstein Company and BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point. The series airs in the U.K. on BBC One this winter. In the U.S., the show will air on A+E Networks’ Lifetime, A&E Network
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War Book review – sober speculation goes nuclear

An expert cast and dynamic direction lend momentum to this pointed Whitehall drama about the fallout of a missile strike

The latest collaboration between writer Jack Thorne and director Tom Harper (The Scouting Book for Boys) very smartly updates Fail Safe from 1964. A group of Whitehall mandarins gather under no-nonsense Sophie Okonedo to role play the national security consequences of a Pakistani nuclear strike on India; inevitably, what begins as a jolly lunchtime skive soon turns deadly serious.

Theatricality looms, but the variation of voices and viewpoints among the expert cast generates a rat-a-tat momentum: Thorne crafts rhetorical flourishes for veteran Antony Sher, agonised lefty Shaun Evans and a shellshocked Kerry Fox. Harper’s framing is always dynamic, and often pointed: each glimpse of life passing blithely by this room’s only window provides a sobering reminder of the extent to which we’re at the mercy of those who would govern us.
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The Woman in Black Angel of Death review: Spectre-acularly bad

The Woman in Black Angel of Death review: Spectre-acularly bad
Director: Tom Harper; Screenwriters: Jon Croker; Starring: Phoebe Fox, Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine; Running time: 98 mins; Certificate: 15

Almost three years after The Woman In Black successfully translated Susan Hill's haunting novel to the big screen, a sequel has emerged that's scary in the sense that it makes you fear for the sanity of those who green-lit this film on such a threadbare script bereft of ideas and invention.

Set in World War II during the Blitz, 40 years after the previous tale, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death successfully conjures up an earthy yet ethereal atmosphere that instantly evokes its predecessor. There's something beautifully creepy about the English countryside at night, which director Tom Harper conveys well.

Yet there's little to arouse our interest beyond an aesthetic level. The story revolves around young schoolteacher Eve (Phoebe Fox) looking after a group of evacuated children in that familiar haunted
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Film Review: ‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death’

Film Review: ‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death’
The ectoplasmic bitch is back, but Harry Potter is nowhere to be found in “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,” a handsomely made but dramatically inert and not very scary sequel to 2012’s surprise-hit ($127 million worldwide) Edwardian chiller. A talkier, more drawn-out affair than its spare, elegant predecessor, and minus Daniel Radcliffe’s impressive lead performance, this second helping of imperiled-child ooga-booga from the revivified Hammer horror factory will be hard pressed to scare off the competition from several robust holiday holdovers (“The Hobbit,” “Into the Woods,” “Unbroken”) when it materializes in theaters this weekend.

Based on a 1983 novella by British horror author Susan Hill, which had previously served as the basis for a long-running West End stage drama, the first “Woman in Black” movie mined surprising riches from its rather familiar tale of a foggy, boggy British coastal town haunted by a vengeful spirit with a yen
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Another New Trailer for 'The Woman in Black: Angel of Death'

A new trailer is now online for Tom Harper’s The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, the next installment of the most successful British horror film of all time. The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox, Sophie Okonedo, Helen McCrory, and Oaklee Pendergast.

The Woman in Black: Angel Of Death continues the original film’s story: four decades have passed since Arthur Kipps, as played by Daniel Radcliffe, travelled to Eel Marsh House.

The film is set up in 1941 as bombs rain down on London during the Blitz of World War II, a group of school children are evacuated with Eve, their young and beautiful schoolteacher, to the safety of the English countryside. Taken to an old and empty estate, cut-off by a causeway from the mainland, they are left at Eel Marsh House.

One by one the children begin acting strangely and Eve, with the help of local military commander Harry,
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New Poster for 'The Woman in Black: Angel of Death'

Relativity Studios has just released the official posters for the upcoming horror movie The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, the next installment of the most successful British horror film of all time. The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox, Sophie Okonedo, Helen McCrory, and Oaklee Pendergast.

The Woman in Black: Angel Of Death continues the original film’s story: four decades have passed since Arthur Kipps, as played by Daniel Radcliffe, travelled to Eel Marsh House.

The film is set up in 1941 as bombs rain down on London during the Blitz of World War II, a group of school children are evacuated with Eve, their young and beautiful schoolteacher, to the safety of the English countryside. Taken to an old and empty estate, cut-off by a causeway from the mainland, they are left at Eel Marsh House.

One by one the children begin acting strangely and Eve, with the
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New trailer for The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death

Meet the spooky new trailer for Hammer's upcoming The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death...

There are some key faces missing from Hammer's upcoming production, The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death. Following the success of The Woman In Black, there's no Daniel Radcliffe for a start, nor is director James Watkins back behind the camera. Jane Goldman hasn't penned the screenplay this time either.

But then The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death is set to be a different story, set during a different time. Taking place 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, this time a bunch of children evacuated during World War II arrive there. And as you might expect, there are spooky goings on.

Tom Harper has taken on the director's chair this time, having previously directed The Scouting Book For Boys, along with episodes of Peaky Blinders, This Is England '86 and Demons.
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New Full Trailer Hits for 'The Woman in Black: Angel of Death'

A new full trailer is now online for Tom Harper’s The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, the next installment of the most successful British horror film of all time. The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox, Sophie Okonedo, Helen McCrory, and Oaklee Pendergast.

The Woman in Black: Angel Of Death continues the original film’s story: four decades have passed since Arthur Kipps, as played by Daniel Radcliffe, travelled to Eel Marsh House.

The film is set up in 1941 as bombs rain down on London during the Blitz of World War II, a group of school children are evacuated with Eve, their young and beautiful schoolteacher, to the safety of the English countryside. Taken to an old and empty estate, cut-off by a causeway from the mainland, they are left at Eel Marsh House.

One by one the children begin acting strangely and Eve, with the help of local military commander Harry,
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London Film Review: ‘War Book’

London Film Review: ‘War Book’
The Cold War may be over, but our planet is no safer from the dangers of escalating nuclear conflict, according to “War Book,” a modestly achieved British chamber piece that reunites the director (Tom Harper) and screenwriter (Jack Thorne) of 2009’s “The Scouting Book for Boys.” Largely confined to a wood-paneled meeting room, the pic presents animated discussions between a U.K. government minister and several aides as they work through the implications of a nuclear device exploding in South Asia. An alarming (or perhaps alarmist) scenario and cast names should help this verbose drama hit its target as talking-point TV, with occasional theatrical berths.

Pre-credits text explains that, since the 1960s, British civil servants have met to play out war-game scenarios, their discussions helping them to formulate government procedure in the event of nuclear attack. Now, in 2014, eight officials — plus the unexpected bonus of the defense secretary (Nicholas Burns
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BFI London Film Festival Review: Tom Harper & Jack Thorne's Gripping 'War Book' Starring Sophie Okonedo & Ben Chaplin

The setting of “War Book” couldn’t be further from the sun-dappled Norfolk countryside of Tom Harper’s debut, “The Scouting Book for Boys” (beloved here at The Playlist, but little seen at home in the U.K., and even littler seen in the U.S.). The action (if we can call it that) of his sophomore effort is almost entirely confined to a single room, where a group of mid-level British civil servants, standing in for more important government ministers, run through the protocol required in the event of a nuclear attack. Over the course of three days, they debate the appropriate humanitarian and military responses to a hypothetical crisis, and as the imaginary stakes are raised, what initially starts out as glib political horse-trading turns into something with far greater moral and ethical weight—who should get priority in the event that medical supplies are rationed, whether the U.
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New Trailer Hits for 'The Woman in Black: Angel of Death'

Hammer has released the new trailer for The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, the next installment of the most successful British horror film of all time. The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox, Sophie Okonedo, Helen McCrory, and Oaklee Pendergast.

The Woman in Black: Angel Of Death continues the original film’s story: four decades have passed since Arthur Kipps, as played by Daniel Radcliffe, travelled to Eel Marsh House.

The film is set up in 1941 as bombs rain down on London during the Blitz of World War II, a group of school children are evacuated with Eve, their young and beautiful schoolteacher, to the safety of the English countryside. Taken to an old and empty estate, cut-off by a causeway from the mainland, they are left at Eel Marsh House.

One by one the children begin acting strangely and Eve, with the help of local military commander Harry,
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Review: Low-key drama in the English fenland propels debut feature 'The Goob'

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Review: Low-key drama in the English fenland propels debut feature 'The Goob'
Venice - NBC's "The Office" rang frequent laughs from Dwight Schrute's beet farm, with glimpses of backwards Cousin Mose and his feral antics proving particularly fertile ground for comedy ("And as of this morning, we are completely wireless here at Schrute Farms, but as soon as I find out where Mose hid all the wires, we'll get all that power back on.") This kind of vaguely unsettling boys-on-the-farm vibe is played straight in "The Goob", a character piece that has atmosphere to spare, and whose minimal plot is helped along by the happily original setting; this might be the first film shot in Norfolk to premiere at Venice. Self-described as "a psychological Western" and set largely on farmland of sorts in the flat formerly marshy Fens in the East of England (think the reclaimed bits of the Everglades without the redeeming features of exotic wildlife or sunshine), The Goob is
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The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death Teaser Creeps Online

“She never forgives… She never forgets… She never left.” Get ready for more creaks, eeks and boos! in this first teaser for Hammer Films’ The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death.

(Yahoo Movies UK)

The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death stars Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Phoebe Fox (Switch), Oaklee Pendergast (The Impossible) and Helen McCrory (Skyfall, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows).

As bombs rain down on London during the Blitz of World War II, a group of school children are evacuated with Eve, their young and beautiful schoolteacher, to the safety of the English countryside. Taken to an old and empty estate, cut-off by a causeway from the mainland, they are left at Eel Marsh House.

One by one the children begin acting strangely and Eve, with the help of local military commander Harry, discovers that the group has awoken a dark force even more terrifying and evil
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Teaser Trailer Hits for 'The Woman in Black: Angel of Death'

Hammer, and Entertainment One released the teaser trailer for The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, the next installment of the most successful British horror film of all time. The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox, Sophie Okonedo, Helen McCrory, and Oaklee Pendergast.

The Woman in Black: Angel Of Death continues the original film’s story: four decades have passed since Arthur Kipps, as played by Daniel Radcliffe, travelled to Eel Marsh House – and now, a group of children are evacuated with their teachers from the perils of Blitz-era London. The group soon awakens Eel Marsh House’s darkest inhabitant.

The film is directed by Tom Harper (The Scouting Book For Boys, War Book. ‘Peaky Blinders’) from a screenplay written by Jon Croker (Desert Dancer), which is based on an original story outline by Susan Hill, author of The Woman in Black.

Check out the teaser trailer below.
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Watch: First Trailer For Horror Sequel' Woman In Black: Angel Of Death'

The newly revitalized Hammer Films have had some big successes ("Let Me In," "The Woman In Black"), less well received productions ("The Resident," "The Quiet Ones") and for their next trick, the studio is hoping a sequel can put another movie into the win column. The Daniel Radcliffe-starring "The Woman In Black" was a surprise critical and audience hit when it was released a couple of years ago, and while Radcliffe hasn't returned for the followup, "The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death" is aiming to carry on the spooky flame. Jeremy Irvine and Phoebe Fox take the lead roles this time around, with Tom Harper ("The Scouting Book For Boys") behind the camera. And the story kicks off forty years after the events of the first "The Woman In Black" with WWII looming, and the spirit of Eel Marsh House looming once again. The setting offers some interesting ideas,
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The Office 11 years on: What Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman and co did next

Ricky Gervais has confirmed that The Office's David Brent will be heading to the big screen with his own movie, Life on the Road.

So as we anticipate what Brent has been up to since the end of the BBC hit comedy, here's what the cast have done since:

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais played the lead role as David Brent - the embarrassing, toe-curling and cringeworthy boss of company Wernham Hogg, devoid of self-awareness but poised with an unwavering love for the paper merchants he manages.

Gervais went on to create comedy Extras with Stephen Merchant, which was co-produced by the BBC and HBO and aired between 2005 and 2007. Gervais played ambitious actor Andy Millman, afflicted with a useless agent played by Merchant. Guest stars have included Patrick Stewart, Samuel L Jackson, Ben Stiller and Kate Winslet.

In 2009, Gervais starred in, wrote and directed his feature comedy debut The Invention of Lying.
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First images from Hammer’s ‘The Woman in Black: Angel of Death’

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death stars Phoebe Fox in her first leading role in a feature film, having previously worked with Tom Harper on War Book. Fox is joined by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Great Expectations, The Railway Man), the award-winning Helen McCrory (Skyfall, Hugo, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows) and rising star Oaklee Pendergast (The Impossible).

The Woman in Black: Angel Of Death continues the original film’s story: four decades have passed since Arthur Kipps, as played by Daniel Radcliffe, travelled to Eel Marsh House – and now, a group of children are evacuated with their teachers from the perils of Blitz-era London. The group soon awakens Eel Marsh House’s darkest inhabitant.

Directed by Tom Harper (The Scouting Book For Boys, War Book, ‘Peaky Blinders’), the screenplay by Jon Croker (Desert Dancer) is based on an original story outline by Susan Hill, author of The Woman in Black.
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Filming Begins On Hammer’s The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death

Hammer, an Exclusive Media company, and Entertainment One (eOne) today announced that filming has begun on The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death, the next installment of the most successful British horror film of all time. To be released by eOne in the UK on Friday, February 13, 2015, the film will be directed by Tom Harper and will shoot at multiple locations throughout England and Pinewood Studios.

The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death stars Phoebe Fox in her first leading role in a feature film. Having previously worked with Tom Harper on War Book alongside Sophie Okonedo, she will also be seen in Aisling Walsh’s Dylan Thomas project, A Poet in New York, with Tom Hollander and BBC’s ‘The Musketeers’. Fox is joined by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Great Expectations, The Railway Man), the award-winning Helen McCrory (Skyfall, Hugo, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows) and rising star
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