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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Lily James

For TV and movie fans, Lily James is recognized as a rapidly rising star that has massive appeal across genres. She is stunningly gorgeous and she has unbelievable range. Despite being a native of Great Britain, the star has mastered the American accent, which has contributed tremendously to her success in Hollywood. She has taken on roles that include the lead in Cinderella, Downtown Abby, Wrath of the Titans, Fast Girls, and more. While serious movie fans are definitely aware of Lily James, there are some things that they will likely not be aware of, so we decided to share

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Lily James
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Lily James: "My Burberry Blush"

Sneak Peek actress Lily James ("Baby Driver") in the newest campaign supporting "My Burberry Blush’, from perfumer Francis Kurkdjian and Christopher Bailey, photographed by Mario Testino:

The new scent is described as floral, inspired by an 'English Garden' with notes of glazed pomegranate, geranium and jasmine.

James is noted for her role as 'Lady Rose Aldridge' in the ITV period drama "Downton Abbey"...

,,,followed by her title role in the feature "Cinderella" (2015).

She started her career as 'Ethel Brown' in the 2010 BBC production "Just William".

Her first features included "Wrath of the Titans", "Fast Girls" followed by playing 'Countess Natasha Rostova' in the BBC historical drama series, "War & Peace".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Lily James for "Burberry"...
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Lily James : "DuJour"

Sneak Peek new images of "Baby Driver" actress Lily James, wearing Dior, Ellery and a whole lot more in the 2017 issue of DuJour Magazine, photographed by Jason Bell:

James is noted for her role as 'Lady Rose Aldridge' in the ITV period drama "Downton Abbey"...

,,,followed by her title role in the feature "Cinderella" (2015).

She started her career as 'Ethel Brown' in the 2010 BBC production "Just William".

Her first features included "Wrath of the Titans", "Fast Girls" followed by playing 'Countess Natasha Rostova' in the BBC historical drama series, "War & Peace".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Lily James"...
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Exclusive Interview: Noel Clarke on Brotherhood

Alex Moreland chats with Noel Clarke about his new film Brotherhood

Could you tell us a little bit about the development of these movies, and what inspired you in terms of their original conception? Would you say they’re quite personal to you?

I grew up in that area, in West London; the first film was based on me and my friends, so that’s where the original inspiration for the film came from. The first one was pretty personal, yeah, but the second one is more of a movie, and the third one, that was about having kids and growing up, just thinking about if I put that character in that situation, how is he going to react?

You wrote Kidulthood, but went on to both write and direct the subsequent two movies in the series; did you find that you preferred having that greater level of control over your original material?
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AFM: Altitude Boards Thriller ‘10×10,’ Starring Luke Evans

AFM: Altitude Boards Thriller ‘10×10,’ Starring Luke Evans
Altitude Film Sales has secured worldwide sales rights to “10×10,” starring Welsh actor Luke Evans, currently on screen with Emily Blunt in “The Girl on a Train” and soon to be seen in Bill Condon’s “Beauty and the Beast” with Emma Watson. “10×10” is from the creative team behind U.K. box-office hit “Brotherhood.”

Co-starring with Evans (“The Hobbit” trilogy, “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women”) is Kelly Reilly (“True Detective,” the “Sherlock Holmes” franchise), soon to be seen in the Sky TV drama series “Britannia,” by acclaimed playwright Jez Butterworth with his brother Tom Butterworth and Richard McBrien.

“10×10” is a contained cat-and-mouse thriller set in America. “Lewis is a seemingly ordinary guy but under the surface he hides a singular obsession — revenge — and the focus of his obsession is Cathy,” according to a statement. “In broad daylight, Lewis kidnaps Cathy and takes her to his home in the middle of nowhere.
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The evolution of Noel Clarke

Simon Brew Sep 10, 2016

From Doctor Who’s Mickey to a one-man film industry, and Brotherhood. So why doesn’t Noel Clarke get more respect?

Over the past weekend, the final part of Noel Clarke’s The Hood trilogy of movies, Brotherhood, hit big in the UK. The movie has earned £1.98m in its first seven days on release, on just 220 screens. It did so in spite of Clarke at one stage struggling to raise the finance for the film (only two companies ended up putting in tangible offers), and also in spite of it being eight years since the release of its predecessor, Adulthood.

In a summer of box office disappointments, Brotherhood has offered a very welcome contrast.

The box office numbers were being reported as a surprise, and not unreasonably. Rounding off a trilogy that’s been off screen for many years is a gamble, and a trilogy too
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Hollywood’s New Leaders: The Creatives

Hollywood’s New Leaders: The Creatives
Variety‘s Hollywood’s New Leaders profiles those to look out for in the worlds of film, TV, digital and more. For more of the New Leaders, click here.

John Boyega, 23


Boyega, who started out in the U.K. with a background in theater rather than film, is about to become a household name on movie marquees, thanks to his starring role in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The pic will no doubt open many doors for him, and he’s thrilled with the turn of events. “I’ve had this dream for a long time and it feels great to be able to accomplish it and make it a reality,” he says.

Dan Fogelman, 39

ScreeNwriter, producer, director

Known for his writing and producing successes — “Cars,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love” and “Tangled” — Fogelman made his directorial debut this year with “Danny Collins,” a comedy-drama he wrote. Fogelman
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Merlin star Bradley James cast in villain role in Underworld 5

  • JoBlo
Like it or not, we're getting another Underworld movie, and according to Deadline, Bradley James (BBC's Merlin, iZombie) has been cast as one of the male villains in the fifth installment of the action horror series. James' other credits include turns in Homeland and 2012's Fast Girls, and he'll also star on the upcoming A&E series Damien. There... Read More...
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Lily James Swaps Frocks For Felons In Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’

Having impressed audiences with her title turn in Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, Lily James is getting some grit under her nails for her next role.

Baby Driver – directed by Ant-man evacuee Edgar Wright – sees Ansel Elgort up to his neck in trouble when he’s forced to work as a getaway driver for an underworld nasty. James is reportedly playing the woman he loves, who inevitably gets caught up in the rubber-burning mayhem.

Though she’s known for period fare like Downton Abbey, James has taken contemporary roles, most notably in sports feature Fast Girls. Wright’s latest should find her consolidating her rising star status and proving she can do more than waft about in impossibly tiny corsets. However before she does so, she’ll be appearing in Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.

Produced by Working Title and Big Talk in association with TriStar, Baby Driver marks something of a departure for the helmer,
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Monsters: Dark Continent movie review: war movie is hell

Suffers from a terrible case of cinematic aphasia. Clearly thinks it’s saying something important and deep, but makes no damn sense at all. I’m “biast” (pro): loved the first movie

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Congratulations to Monsters: Dark Continent for making history with perhaps the worst case ever of cinematic aphasia. This is a film that clearly thinks it’s saying something important and deep, but it makes no damn sense at all. The scenes and the dialogue and the plot and the subtext (which bits I can guess at): none of them connect up in any meaningful way, not on a small scale and not in the big picture. None of it communicates anything other than the fact that director and cowriter (with Jay Basu: Fast Girls) Tom Green (British TV director, not
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'Metal Gear Solid' Movie Brings in 'Monsters 2' Writer

British screenwriter Jay Basu has signed on to write the screenplay for Sony Pictures' video game adaptation Metal Gear Solid. We reported back in June that filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) has come aboard to direct, but that was the last we heard about the project. The studio's production president Michael De Luca is overseeing the adaptation.

The original video game, created by Hideo Kojima, launched in 1998 for the original Playstation console. The game follows a solider known as Solid Snake, who breaks into a nuclear weapons compound to stop a terrorist threat by a rogue special forces unit known as Foxhound. Solid Snake's mission is to rescue two hostages, the head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects (Darpa) and president of a major arms manufacturer, while stopping the terrorists from launching nuclear weapons. There have been 10 games that have spawned from the original Metal Gear Solid.

Avi Arad
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Cinderella movie review: fifty shades of ash

A product of the Disney princess machine. Its highest ambition is to move a new line of toys. Or to evoke despair in the fairy-tale-ization of girls’ lives. I’m “biast” (pro): I’ve enjoyed director Kenneth Branagh’s movies

I’m “biast” (con): I’m so done with princess crap

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

This is how it begins, the fairy-tale-ization of little girls’ lives. Make sure to get ’em while they’re young, and tell ’em: You don’t need any discernible personality or interest in the world to be successful as a lady. Just “be kind,” even to the point of being a doormat; for god’s sake, don’t make waves or complain, just endure whatever abuse the world throws at you even if you could easily walk away from it. As a reward, eventually, luck and magic will
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Universal Monster Universe Team Brings on 'Monsters 2' Writer

Universal Monster Universe Team Brings on 'Monsters 2' Writer
British screenwriter Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent) has joined the Universal Monster Universe team that is busy putting together this new, rebooted franchise. He joins Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, who are spearheading this massive initiative, and previously-confirmed writers such as Noah Hawley (Fargo TV series), Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) and Ed Solomon (Men In Black). It isn't clear which project Jay Basu will be writing at this time.

After this shared monster universe was first announced in July, Universal Pictures later confirmed in October that this fall's Dracula Untold is part of this series. The first official project will be the Untitled Mummy Reboot, directed by Alex Kurtzman, which is already set for release on June 24, 2016. Another unspecified project within the franchise has been given an April 21, 2017 release. The only other confirmed title is a reboot of The Wolf Man, which Aaron Guzikowski is writing, with other possible titles including Dracula,
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MovieWeb's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

MovieWeb's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!
It gets harder and harder each and every year to find that perfect gift for the one you love. Thanksgiving is over, so its time to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping today! We've collected all of the biggest and best Blu-ray and DVD releases available this year in one convenient place. Whether you're hunting for Dad, Mom, a cousin, your kids or that long distant Aunt whose been living in a commune for the past three years, you simply can't go wrong with the gift of movies, or a favorite TV show. From the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to a few cult favorites, and even a very obscure release for that one snobby cinefile on your list, we have everyone covered...Even you! Take a look, and discover that finding the perfect gift really isn't that hard. Not when everyone loves a good film! Here is the best
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Friends and colleagues remember Chris Collins

Colleagues including Elizabeth Karlsen, Adrian Wootton, Hugo Heppell and Amma Asante pay tribute to the late BFI Film Fund executive

I first met Chris at the Dinard FIlm Festival. I’d just watched Sarah Gavron’s beautiful rendition of Brick Lane, which Chris had produced. After the screening he, Sarah and I sat at small table outdoors in the brilliant sunshine talking about films, the pressures of being an independent producer, our daughters and how much I loved Brick Lane. I hope he knew that I was speaking from the heart. I was struck then by his quiet intelligence, his gracious and kind nature and his absolute devotion to and passion for independent film making. I could see that Sarah had enjoyed tremendous commitment from him as a producer on her first film. I was lucky enough, with my partner Stephen Woolley, to work with him consistently over the next eight years. He was unfailingly
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Dad's Army film cast revealed

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Universal Pictures on board film adaptation of classic British series; cast to include Billy Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones and Toby Jones

The cast of a long-rumoured film based on classic British comedy series Dad’s Army has been revealed.

Toby Jones, best known for roles in The Hunger Games and Harry Potter franchises, will take the leading role of Captain Mainwaring, a stiff-upper-lipped veteran who oversees the Home Guard in a small village toward the end of the Second World War.

His right-hand man, Wilson, will be played by Bill Nighy, known to international audiences for his roles in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Love Actually.

Both were previously rumoured to be attached to the project, an adaptation of a BBC comedy series than ran from 1968-77, but Catherine Zeta Jones is newly attached to the film as journalist Rose Winters.

The all-star British cast will also include Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Harry Potter
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She’s Back… First Trailer for Hammer’s The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

  • HeyUGuys
Two years ago, the huge success of the Daniel Radcliffe-led horror The Woman in Black confirmed Hammer’s comeback. Next year, the production company is coming back with the sequel, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, with relative newcomer Phoebe Fox taking the lead alongside Jeremy Irvine (War Horse).

The first film took more than $120m. at the global box office, an impressive feat for any film, and even more so for a film made outside of the Us. And now we’ve got our first taste of the horrors in store for us next year, with the first teaser trailer landing online.

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,
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Sexy Duo James and Heathcote Face Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

It has been well over a year since we last reported on the planned adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'. The project has already eaten through a feast of talent attached to the project at some point or another including stars such as Scarlett Johansson ('Avengers Assemble'), Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway ('Les Miserables'). As well as Mike White and David O. Russell all set to work behind the camera. However, shooting is expected to kick off next month so this fresh coming together of director Burr Steers ('Igby Goes Down') and actors Sam Riley, Lily James -below ('Fast Girls', 'Downton Abbey') and the stunning Bella Heathcote -below ('Dark Shadows') will hopefully remain as the 'final' official line-up for the project....
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On The Set Of Noel Clarke’s The Anomaly

In the blisteringly hot mid-summer of 2013 HeyUGuys were whisked away to a warehouse in East London to see one of this summer’s big British films, Noel Clarke’s The Anomaly, be shot. As soon as we walked into the warehouse, all sunshine was lost, and we found ourselves in a garish corridor, deep reds from floor to wall, and windowed booths every other step. This, apparently, is part of a brothel set on the sci-fi film’s shoot, and is being used at this point to house crew and cast between takes in a bedroom just far enough away to barely hear the dialogue being shot, but the punches are clear. Just to check, I asked Noel Clarke if this is in any way a family film. “No, 100% no. Have you seen any of my films that are family films? Except maybe Fast Girls.”

Another take and from the
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what’s on Netflix UK, Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox, BBC iPlayer, Curzon on Demand (from Jun 30)

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

new to stream

Carrie: a story four decades old about religious misogyny and basic feminism and the perniciousness of bullying still feels fresh and relevant [my review] [at Netflix] Le Week-end: a marvelous little unpacking of the meaning of happiness, precisely what constitutes it, and how to know whether you’ve found it [my review] [at Netflix]

streaming now, while it’s still in theaters

Mistaken for Strangers: perhaps the least bullshitting, most unostentatious rock doc ever, often as hilarious as This Is Spinal Tap, though with a different aim in mind in the end [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

Beyond the Edge: through gorgeous archival footage and new re-creations, thrillingly places us amidst the first successful summit of Everest in 1953 [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video] The Grand Budapest Hotel: the most Wes Anderson-y film ever, a delightful concoction that’s like
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