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"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" On Netflix

Sneak Peek StudioCanal's new historical drama "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society", directed by Mike Newell, based on the 2008 novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, starring Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown and Tom Courtenay, streaming August 10, 2018 on Netflix

...January 1946, as London emerges from the 'Second World War', many local neighborhoods lie in rubble. 'Juliet Ashton', a well-known writer who has lost her home and thirsting for new adventure...

"...writes a column under the pseudonym 'Izzy Bickerstaff', collected and published by her close friend 'Sidney Stark', in a book called 'Izzy Bickerstaff Goes to War'.

"But restless Juliet is searching for a more serious topic that she can write about under her own name..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"...
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The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) Movie Trailer: Lily James Finds Where She Belongs

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Trailer Mike Newell‘s The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) movie trailer stars Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Katherine Parkison. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie [...]

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New Us Trailer for 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society'

"Hungry for some romance, novels, and a slice of potato peel pie?" Then watch this new Us trailer for a film titled The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, based on the book of the same name, arriving on Netflix in the Us this August. This is the latest film from veteran English director Mike Newell, who hasn't done much since his 2012 adaptation of Great Expectations. The always-impressive Lily James stars in Guernsey as a young journalist who forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island (Google Maps) in the aftermath of WWII when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. The title is a reference to the book club that she befriends on the island. The cast includes Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew Goode, Michiel Huisman, Katherine Parkinson, Glen Powell, Tom Courtenay, and Penelope Wilton. This looks emotional and charming, perfect for a nice cry watch.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Michiel Huisman

Michiel Huisman is a Dutch actor, singer-songwriter, and musician who was born on July 18, 1981, in Amstelveen in the Netherlands. Huisman began his career in the entertainment industry in 1995 and has enjoyed success in the fields of music, television, and film. In terms of his acting career, he is probably best-known for playing Liam McGuinness in ‘Nashville’, Daario Naharis in ‘Game of Thrones’, and Cal Morrison in ‘Orphan Black‘. Although this Dutch entertainer has enjoyed success in many fields, there are still many things that people do not know about him. Here are ten interesting facts that you

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Michiel Huisman
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Stars Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness For amfAR's Epic Ride To Life Ball

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, has partnered with Life+, organizers of the renowned Life Ball, for “amfAR’s Epic Ride to Life Ball,” an HIV/AIDS awareness motorcycle rally to mark the 25th anniversary of Europe’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraising event.

Beginning in Zürich, Switzerland, on May 30, 2018, the four-day ride will culminate in Vienna, Austria, on June 2.

Leading the ride is Kevin Robert Frost, Chief Executive Officer at amfAR, one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of HIV/AIDS research, prevention, treatment education and advocacy. He will be joined by longtime supporters of amfAR and the fight against HIV/AIDS: Adrien Brody, Ian Bohen, Jr Bourne, Michiel Huisman, Gilles Marini, Katee Sackhoff and Chris Salgardo. The riders will traverse 1,131 kilometers (703 miles) of the majestic Alpine terrain of Switzerland and Austria, before rumbling up to the grand Vienna City Hall to participate in the 25th Life Ball opening ceremony.
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‘State Like Sleep’ Is A Moving Drama Wrapped In A Subpar Mystery [Tribeca Review]

In the throes of grief, a thick haze can descend on one’s life, making what was familiar seem strange and what was certain seem questionable. Yet as the film “State Like Sleep” shows, this painful state of detachment from ordinary life can push someone to travel outside their normal routine and seek answers in places and people that might never have been encountered otherwise.

The debut feature from director Meredith Danluck, making her feature film debut, “State Like Sleep” channels some autobiographical elements from Danluck’s life into the story of Katherine Grand (Katherine Waterston), an American photographer whose celebrity husband Stefan (Michiel Huisman) dies suddenly in his native Brussels.
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‘State Like Sleep’ Review: Katherine Waterston and Michael Shannon Get Lost in a Dreamy Neo-Noir — Tribeca

A narcotized neo-noir that unfolds with the diverting purposelessness of a forgettable dream, Meredith Danluck’s “State Like Sleep” doesn’t really go anywhere, but it lulls you into enough of a stupor to enjoy the time it takes to get there. Much of the credit for that belongs to “The Bling Ring” cinematographer Christopher Blauvelt, who coats the (supposedly) Belgian locations of this dead-end story with a shimmer that makes every beat feel a little more beguiling than it should. The rest might have to go to Katherine Waterston, whose “Alien: Covenant” bowl-cut gets the rousing curtain call it deserves (this film was shot back in the summer of 2016).

The basic details of the story are simple, though Danluck presents them in a pleasantly disorienting fashion. It starts with a Belgian movie star named Stefan Delvoe (“Game of Thrones” actor Michiel Huisman) giving a television interview to promote the
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘State Like Sleep’

Tribeca Film Review: ‘State Like Sleep’
The aftershocks of trauma can take many forms, as Katherine (Katherine Waterston) learns following the death of her famous husband in “State Like Sleep,” writer-director Meredith Danluck’s unsettling first feature. Aided by Christopher Blauvelt’s sumptuous cinematography, this consistently surprising film slinks along with melancholic dreaminess, matching the fugue state that plagues its grief-stricken protagonist. With Michael Shannon and Luke Evans also upending expectations in supporting roles, it’s a confident debut that should reap considerable attention from distributors, and opportunities for Danluck, following its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

“Without stories, the truth is too random,” opines Belgian actor Stefan (Michiel Huisman) during a TV interview at the start of “State Like Sleep.” Though the thespian comes off as full of himself (and also something decidedly odorous), it’s an insight that defines Danluck’s tale. Via eerie shots through Stefan and wife Katherine’s messy Brussels flat,
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review – a recipe for whimsy

Lily James leads a cosy tale about a writer visiting a book club in the Channel Islands

This film’s semi-masticated mouthful of a title is a useful flag. Some will find the chintzy fussiness of it insufferable. To those people I say, trust your instincts. This film is not for you. Others, evidently individuals blessed with a higher tolerance of whimsy than I could ever dream of, will forgive the unwieldy word soup. But even fans of the source novel, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, might struggle with this photogenic but laboured adaptation.

The acting style is in large print; the plodding storytelling relies on large chunks of exposition. And while the Guernsey tourist board couldn’t hope for a better advertisement (the fact that it was largely shot in Cornwall and Devon notwithstanding), the growing passion between writer Juliet Ashton (Lily James) and Guernsey pig farmer
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society movie review: the stories too painful to tell

MaryAnn’s quick take… A wonderfully old-fashioned tearjerker, with a thoroughly delightful cast, where cosy quaint Englishness is leavened by a harsh reality of World War II that pop culture has ignored. I’m “biast” (pro): love the era, and I’m desperate for women’s war stories

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

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London, 1946. The war is finally over. Juliet Ashton has made a fortune as a writer of lighthearted comic essays that have kept spirits up during the years of conflict, but now she longs to turn to something more serious for her next project. A letter from Dawsey Adams, a pig farmer on Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, piques her interest when, in the course of requesting her help in finding an old book,
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Maleficent 2 Gets Deadpool Star Ed Skrein as the Main Villain

Disney's Maleficent 2 is finally moving forward, with the studio bringing aboard Ed Skrein to play the new villain. Unfortunately, no details about his character were given at this time, with the actor joining original Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning in this sequel. This report doesn't reveal any details about when production may or may not take place, and Disney hasn't set a release date at this time, but there was previously a report that indicated filming was supposed to start yesterday.

The last we heard about Maleficent 2 was back in January, when it was revealed that director Joachim Ronning has entered pre-production on the sequel, with principal photography reportedly set to begin on April 16 in London. That report also indicated that filming was slated to last until August, with Angelina Jolie reportedly choosing this project over the prospect of starring in Universal Pictures' Bride of Frankenstein,
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Film Review: ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’

Film Review: ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’
If your first instinct upon seeing the title “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” is to say, “Well, that’s a mouthful,” rest assured that Mike Newell’s film has you covered, for a secondary character does the very same. Indeed, pretty much everyone in this crumbly oatmeal biscuit of a movie does and says exactly what you’d expect of them: based not on the logic of real life, of course, but the cozy conventions of umpteen twee heritage Britpics before it. For Sunday-afternoon comfort-viewing purposes, it’s no problem that “Guernsey” — which follows the post-wwii escapades of a winsome London writer (Lily James) on the eponymous isle — doesn’t stray from its inevitable course as a town-versus-country love triangle. That it offers no surprises as a nominal wartime mystery, however, is rather more bothersome, particularly as what should be a perky trifle trudges past the two-hour mark.
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‘The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society’ Review: Dir. Mike Newell (2018)

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society review: Charming but predictable wartime drama.

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society review by Freda Cooper.

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society review

Sometimes a title leads you right up the garden path. Aside from probably being the longest film name so far this year, The Guernsey Literary Society And Potato Peel Society sounds like it should be a comedy, something akin to last year’s Their Finest. But no. The only common ground between the two is the World War II setting. After that, they’re chalk and cheese.

Mike Newell’s first feature film for six years is set partly during the War and partly in the aftermath, with author Juliet (Lily James) receiving a letter from a member of the society of the title. She’s been looking for something meaningful to write about and
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Exclusive: Michiel Huisman on The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society and Game of Thrones

Dutch actor Michiel Huisman takes a starring role in The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, and to mark the release of the film we sat down with the man himself.

We began by discussing Lily James, and what a pleasure she was to collaborate with on this project. It wasn’t just her too, as Huisman also explains how imperative it is to work opposite actors such as Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton, and how he’s always learning while on set.

He also discusses whether he’s ever tried a potato peel pie, whether he’s ever been to Guernsey, and finally we end with a brief chat about Game of Thrones, and what an incredible experience it has been for all those involved as it approaches its very final season.

Watch the full interview below…

Synopsis

In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey,
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"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"

Sneak Peek StudioCanal's historical drama "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society", directed by Mike Newell, based on the 2008 novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, starring Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown and Tom Courtenay, opening April 20, 2018:

...January 1946, as London emerges from the 'Second World War', many local neighborhoods lie in rubble. 'Juliet Ashton', a well-known writer who has lost her home and thirsting for new adventure...

"...writes a column under the pseudonym 'Izzy Bickerstaff', collected and published by her close friend 'Sidney Stark', in a book called 'Izzy Bickerstaff Goes to War'.

"But restless Juliet is searching for a more serious topic that she can write about under her own name..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"...
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review

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In Nazi-occupied Guernsey, a group of friends and neighbours are caught walking home after curfew. To avoid punishment, they blag their way past the Nazi guards by saying they had a club meeting – and out of that encounter comes the bizarrely named The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

The story of this rather unconventional society lands on the desk of London writer Juliet Ashton (Lily James) who, having become famous during the war for light-hearted wartime fiction, is desperately searching for her next project. She wants something a little more serious this time and under her own name perhaps, not a pseudonym.

Related: World Premiere Interviews: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Lily James, Jessica Brown Findlay & more

So when Juliet learns of the society, she begins to correspond with the people there and eventually decides to take the trip down to the island to meet them face to face.
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World Premiere Interviews: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Lily James, Jessica Brown Findlay & more

This evening the film destined to win the imaginary Oscar for Strangest Name for a Film had its World Premiere in London Town. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is based on Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’ best-selling novel, and is directed by Four Weddings and a Funeral and Harry Potter director Mike Newell.

Attending the world premiere were Lily James (Juliet Ashton), Jessica Brown Findlay (Elizabeth Mckenna), Michiel Huisman (Dawsey Adams), Glen Powell (Mark Reynolds), Tom Courtenay (Eben Ramsey), Mike Newell (Director), Annie Barrows (Co-author and niece of author Mary Ann Shaffer), Graham Broadbent (Producer), Paula Mazur (Producer), Mitchell Kaplan (Producer), Kimi Armstrong Stein (Producer), Peter Czernin (Producer), Thomas Bezucha (Writer).

Zehra Phelan and Colin Hart were on the carpet to talk with the cast and crew, here’s how they got on.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is in UK cinemas on the 20th of April.
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Netflix Acquires Lily James Drama 'Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society'

Netflix Acquires Lily James Drama 'Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society'
Netflix has taken multiple territories for Mike Newell’s historical drama The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society, which stars Lily James and Game of Thrones star Michiel Huisman, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Netflix will stream Guernsey in North America, Latin America, Italy, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia. Studiocanal, which is financing the pic, will release the film in the UK, starting on April 20, followed by Australia, New Zealand, France and Germany.

Guernsey is set in the aftermath of World War II and follows journalist Juliet Ashton (James), who decides to write about the Guernsey Literary and Potato...
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Netflix swoops on 'The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society' (exclusive)

SVoD service strikes deal with Studiocanal.

Netflix has taken a host of territories on Mike Newell’s Lily James-starring historical drama The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society.

The SVoD service has picked up rights for Us, Canada, Latin America, Italy, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia, while Studiocanal will distribute in its territories the UK, Australia, New Zealand, France and Germany. The film has now sold out worldwide and the roll-out commences with Australia on April 19, the UK on April 20 and New Zealand on April 25, followed by France on June 13 and Germany on August 9.

Produced by Studiocanal with
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw Is Seeking Complexity, and A Wrinkle in Time Is No Exception

If you don't know who Gugu Mbatha-Raw is by now, you have some serious explaining to do. The actress has more than a decade of credits including Belle, Doctor Who, and Beauty and the Beast. Even in the past few years alone, Mbatha-Raw has rapidly become more and more well-known. This is due in large part to a very special Black Mirror episode called "San Junipero" that got a lot of attention for its delightful interracial lesbian romance and mold-breaking happy ending. Correction: a very special Emmy-winning episode of Black Mirror. While Mbatha-Raw had a pretty impressive résumé before Black Mirror, the show marked a real turning point for her. That specific role turned her into somewhat of a Netflix darling. We're only a few months into 2018, after all, and she's been a part of had two new releases from the streaming giant. She appeared in the cast of The Cloverfield Paradox,
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