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Exclusive: Long-time Ruby exec departs; teams with BBC-twc on first production.
Ruby Film and Television production executive Faye Ward has departed the company after 14 years.
The London-based executive’s first feature job as a stand-alone producer will be BBC-twc-Lookout Point TV movie Stan and Ollie, the biopic of iconic UK comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, scripted by Philomena writer Jeff Pope.
Joining Ruby soon after its inception, Ward worked on films including Jane Eyre and Tamara Drewe, and produced TV drama including Stephen Poliakoff’s BBC series Dancing on the Edge and BBC Films TV movie Toast.
Ward, who will look to work across film and TV, described her time at Ruby as a “phenomenal” experience: “It was fantastic working with Alison and we achieved a great deal. However, there comes a time when one has to move »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Renowned British filmmaker Mike Leigh and the Cannes Film Festival have history. His films have always been well-received there, and his 1996 adoption drama, Secrets And Lies, won the Palme d’Or at that year’s festivities. He served on the festival jury himself in 1997, where he famously butted heads with then Jury President, Isabelle Adjani, and now, he has returned with his latest project, Mr. Turner, which is screening in competition.
Mr. Turner sees regular Leigh collaborator Timothy Spall (The King’s Speech) play the famous British painter, J.M.W. Turner, in a period drama exploring the last 25 years of his life, which ended in 1851. The synopsis of the film, as presented at Cannes, gives a more in-depth view:
“Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, [Turner] forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom »
- Sarah Myles
In 2014, the week leading up to and including Academy Awards Sunday is packed with events, parties, pampering salons and luxury suites, so much so that Hollywood A-listers, nominees and influencers — who are, naturally, invited to everything — will need scorecards to keep track of it all. The good news about most of the fetes is that they are giving back, with charity elements fully integrated into the extravaganzas. Here’s our take on the stops along the way that make this week in Hollywood so uniquely over the top.
(This story will be updated with more parties and events as details are confirmed.)
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Bulgari ‘Decades Of Glamour’ Oscar Party
Where: Soho House
Who’s expected: Host Naomi Watts and her fabulous friends
Why you don’t want to miss it: Drool over Bulgari’s blingiest jewels and find a statement piece to wear to Sunday’s awards.
Oscar Celebrates: »
- Jenny Peters
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