9 items from 2015
The Cemetery Junction actor told Digital Spy: "The Game works as a standalone series. The story was nicely tied up, and it reached a natural conclusion.
"You can always write more stories, and had there been a second series it would have been something I'd love to have done, but as far as I was concerned I was proud of it. I don't feel like it was diminished by not coming back, quite the opposite.
"I loved the job, and I learnt a hell of a lot from it. When I read it, it was always a standalone series for me, and if it came back it would have been a different show in many ways."
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Tom Hardy is Ronnie Kray. And Tom Hardy is Reggie Kray. And Tom Hardy (London Road, Mad Max: Fury Road) is the best — and pretty much the only — reason to check out this rather shockingly laudatory crime thriller based on the life and, er work of two of the most notorious gangsters London has ever borne witness to. As both of the identical Kray twins, Hardy is a wonder, carrying his body, comporting his face, and subtly shifting his voice in ways that never leave the viewer in any doubt as to which brother he is »
- MaryAnn Johanson
The true story centres on how Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
The production is set to begin a seven-week shoot in the UK from late October.
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Principal photography has begun on Moon Dogs, a UK-Irish co-production that will film throughout Scotland over the summer.
Up Helly Aa Films and Ripple World Pictures produce the coming-of-age feature, which follows two teenage stepbrothers - Michael (Jack Parry Jones) and Thor (Christy O’Donnell) - on a road trip from Shetland to Glasgow, and the enigmatic Caitlin (Tara Lee) who comes between them.
Moon Dogs marks the first feature for theatrical release from Scottish-based Welsh producer Kathy Speirs, and is a co-production with Irish production company Ripple World Pictures.
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The team at Shaheen Baig Casting have discovered six young newcomers to take on the roles of the Walker and Blackett children in the Lake District set adventure.
Dane Hughes will play John Walker, Orla Hill (a pupil at Anna Fiorentini Drama School who appeared in Song for Marion) will play Susan Walker, and Bobby McColloch as Roger Walker, with Lily and Alfie Allen's half-sister 8 year old Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen, the daughter of actors Keith Allen and Tamzin Malleson playing the the youngest, Tatty Walker.
The two Blackett sisters are to be played by Seren Hawkes as Nancy, and Hannah Jayne Thorp as Peggy. »
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‘Who would play me? Emma Stone, if she could pull off a Kent accent’
Born in Kent, Arterton, 29, graduated from Rada. Her movies include St Trinian’s, Quantum Of Solace, Tamara Drewe and Song For Marion. On TV, she played the title role in Tess Of The d’Urbervilles, and her stage work includes The Duchess Of Malfi and, currently, Made In Dagenham. Her new film, The Voices, opens on 20 March. She is divorced and lives in London.
When were you happiest?
In Corsica, climbing mountains and finding waterfalls.
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- Rosanna Greenstreet
He was the star of some of the decade’s most memorable films – and dated some of its most beautiful women. With the reissue of 1967’s Far From the Madding Crowd, the actor talks about his friendship with Michael Caine and his topsy-turvy career
Terence Stamp sticks his head round the door and opens his mouth. How will this legend of British acting introduce himself? What pearl of wisdom will he divulge? Stamp, self-confessed “decadent” and former holder of the title of world’s best-looking man (1963-1969) speaks: “Gotta take a slash, man. Where’s the gents?” Having been pointed in the right direction, Stamp returns, visibly relieved.
It’s funny how things work out. Now 76, Stamp had a fantastic 1960s, during which he starred in a handful of imperishable classics (Billy Budd, Ken Loach’s Poor Cow, Pasolini’s Theorem) and consorted with some of the era’s most beautiful women (Julie Christie, »
- Andrew Pulver
Pic is being sold by Content Media, which is screening the film for the first time to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin.
The movie is the behind the scenes drama of how blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz (Lapaglia) and ground-breaking producer Milton Fruchtman (Freeman) set out to capture the testimony of one of WWII’s most notorious Nazis as he is confronted with witnesses to his appalling crimes, and ultimately reveal the true horrors of the Holocaust to the world.
Pic is written by Simon Block »
- Leo Barraclough
Exclusive: Crybaby Pictures plans project with The Bureau, Steel Mill Pictures.
Rachel Dargavel’s Crybaby Pictures, a newly launched UK production outfit, arrives at International Film Festival Rotterdam (Iffr) (Jan 21-Feb 1) with its first feature Norfolk in the Tiger Competition.
Martin Radich’s tense father-son story is part of Creative England’s iFeatures programme, and is produced by Dargavel alongside Finlay Pretsell of Sdi Productions. [Click here for Martin Radich interview]
Dargavel now has an active slate of projects in development for Crybaby, which is based in both London and Nottingham.
The projects include:
The love story is about a couple who have a whirlwind romance, but cracks start to show in the relationship when they try to have a baby and can’t conceive. Dargavel says references for that film include Blue Valentine or Blue is the Warmest Colour.
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9 items from 2015
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