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Iain Glen, Keeley Hawes Join Ruth Wilson in BBC and Masterpiece Drama ‘Mrs Wilson’ (Exclusive)

Iain Glen, Keeley Hawes Join Ruth Wilson in BBC and Masterpiece Drama ‘Mrs Wilson’ (Exclusive)
Iain Glen and Keeley Hawes have signed on for “Mrs Wilson,” the upcoming period drama that Ruth Wilson will executive produce and star in, playing her own grandmother.

U.K. pubcaster the BBC ordered the series for its flagship BBC One channel and Masterpiece is a co-producer and will launch it in the U.S. It is being produced by Snowed-In Productions, the sister company to J.K. Rowling’s Brontë Film and Television and which focuses on projects not based on the author’s work.

The three-parter is set in London between the 1940s and 1960s. It will tell the true story of Alison Wilson,
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Heritage, opera and war by Anne-Katrin Titze

Don Rosenfeld on Cate Blanchett and Emma Thompson: "They've never been in a movie together. I think they need to be." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Over sea bass at Sette Mezzo on New York's Upper East Side, Don Rosenfeld, founder of Sovereign Films (with Andreas Roald) and the former head of Merchant Ivory Productions, discussed with me his upcoming projects and the twisting history behind filming Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains Of The Day, which included Mike Nichols, Anjelica Huston, Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Susan Sarandon, Harold Pinter, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, and James Ivory.

Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins in Remains Of The Day

Rosenfeld, who worked as producer on Howards End, The Remains Of The Day, and Richard Laxton's Effie Gray (starring and written by Emma Thompson), sees her teaming up with Cate Blanchett (who narrated Terrence Malick's fantastic Voyage Of Time: Life's Journey) on a film
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[Next On] Images From “The Mist” Episode 5, ‘The Waiting Room’

Spike TV has provided us with a sneak peak at next week’s episode of “The Mist” (read our review), which airs July 20th at 10Pm. Richard Laxton directs the episode “The Waiting Room” that was penned by Amanda Segel and Christian Torpe. In the episode, “Kevin and the others reach a hospital where Kevin has […]
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Vancouver Film - "Ghost Wars", Dragged Across Concrete", "Overboard",

Thanks to VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for July 2017, including "Ghost Wars", "Dragged Across Concrete, "Overboard" and a whole lot more:

13 Miles

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Local Production Company: Habethy Film Productions

Director: Anthony Epp, Helena Thom

Producer: Shanyn Maguire, Anthony Epp, Helena Thom

May 19/17 - Aug 20/17

Dragged Across Concrete

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Local Production Company: Moot Point (Dragged) Productions

Director: Craig Zahler

Producer: Sefton Fincham, Jack Heller, Keith Kjarval, Dallas Sonnier

Jul 17/17 - Sep 16/17

Fatal Visit

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Local Production Company: Lone House Films Ltd.

Director: Yuen Leung Calvin Poon

Producer: Fiona Lee, Michael Parker

Jul 09/17 - Jul 31/17

Motivated Seller

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Local Production Company: Motivated Seller BC Productions

Director: Deon Taylor

Producer: Darcy Wild, Jonathan Schwartz

Jun 21/17 - Jul 21/17

Nicole

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Parent Studio: Disney

Director: Marc Lawrence

Producer: Justis Greene

Sep 01/17 - Dec 31/17

One Of A Kind

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Local Production Company: Two Sixty Six Productions Inc

Director: Felix Chong

Producer: Costa Vassos
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Interview: River star Stellan Skarsgård

Paul Risker chats with River star Stellan Skarsgård

River is series that is difficult to boil down into a simple description, on one level it is a detective, crime and mystery story that looks to feed the audience’s enduring appetite for this variety of drama. And yet beneath its surface River will be seen by some to feature a supernatural edge that could to the more observant eye be put in the context of less the supernatural and instead a deeper and more penetrating psychological dimension that fuels the angst and instability that seems to be a pre-requisite for the contemporary onscreen detective. And stepping into the shoes of this angst-ridden and haunted detective is veteran Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård, who through his presence merges or rather bridges the British crime heritage with the Nordic crime heritage.

As an audience the mystery is the momentary spark of interest in
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BBC Two orders new comedy Mum from creator of Him & Her

Him & Her creator Stefan Golaszewski has devised a new comedy series for BBC Two.

Mum will star Lesley Manville as a mother in her late 50s, rebuilding her life after the death of her husband.

The creative team behind BBC Three's Him & Her - Golaszewski, director Richard Laxton, producer Lyndsay Robinson and exec producer Kenton Allen - will reunite on the project.

BBC Two has also confirmed a full series of Two Doors Down, based on the one-off that aired in 2013 about a Scottish family, their friends and neighbours.

The third and final comedy announced by the broadcaster is Stag - a darkly comic three-parter from Jim Field Smith, producer/director of The Wrong Mans.

Peep Show actor Jim Howick will lead the cast as a meek schoolteacher who struggles to survive the stag weekend from hell.

BBC Two has also announced that it will begin airing new episodes of
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BAFTA champions John Maclean in Brits event

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BAFTA champions John Maclean in Brits event
The Slow West director will take part in the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Brits To Watch: The Screenings series.

The showcase of events, hosted by BAFTA in New York and Los Angeles, introduce rising British talents to the Us film industry and is produced in partnership with British Council with the support of IMDb and the Academy Circle.

Maclean will attend a dinner in New York on April 21 for the Tribeca Film Festival screening of Slow West, which stars Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Mendelsohn and won the world cinema dramatic grand jury prize at Sundance.

The director, who shared the BAFTA short film prize in 2012 for Pitch Black Heist that starred Fassbender, will fly to Los Angeles for an April 23 screening  

A24 will release Slow West in the Us later this year.

The Brits To Watch series launched in 2013 and has featured Clio Barnard, Richard Laxton, Amma Asante, [link
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BAFTA champions John McLean in Brits event

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BAFTA champions John McLean in Brits event
The Slow West director will take part in the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Brits To Watch: The Screenings series.

The showcase of events, hosted by BAFTA in New York and Los Angeles, introduce rising British talents to the Us film industry and is produced in partnership with British Council with the support of IMDb and the Academy Circle.

McLean will attend a dinner in New York on April 21 for the Tribeca Film Festival screening of Slow West, which stars Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Mendelsohn and won the world cinema dramatic grand jury prize at Sundance.

The director, who shared the BAFTA short film prize in 2012 for Pitch Black Heist that starred Fassbender, will fly to Los Angeles for an April 23 screening  

A24 will release Slow West in the Us later this year.

The Brits To Watch series launched in 2013 and has featured Clio Barnard, Richard Laxton, Amma Asante, [link
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Talking To Dakota Fanning At The Effie Gray NYC Premiere

Countless films are set during the Victorian Era, and with good reason. The style of dress and grand decor are ripe for cinematic use while its rigid structure typically offers a poignant exploration of oppression.

Set in 1847, Effie Gray tells the true story of the title character’s (Dakota Fanning) doomed marriage to art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise). The film’s muted tones and foggy backdrop convey the young woman’s inner turmoil while the binding costumes illustrate her limited options. Directed by Richard Laxton, the drama was penned by Emma Thompson, who also stars as journalism pioneer Elizabeth Eastlake.

During the film’s New York premiere at the Paris Theater, we had the chance to ask Fanning about working with a script written by an actor and understanding the social pressures of the time. Check out what she had to say in the video above, and enjoy!
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Effie Gray – The Review

In just a few weeks the multiplexes will give way to the big, brash Summer blockbusters. Too late for last year’s Oscars (in the Us at least) is this historical true-life romantic drama, which, oddly enough, shares several figures and settings from one of last year’s award nominees. Mr. Turner told the story of one of the nineteenth century’s most celebrated painters. Many of that film’s scenes were set at the prestigious Royal Academy of Art, where the merits of different works were vigorously debated. One of the strongest voices was that of John Ruskin, fellow artist, historian, and critic. Now comes the story that didn’t make it into the Timothy Spall biopic, a scandalous tale concerning the marriage of Mr. Ruskin and the much younger Effie Gray.

At the film opens, the narration tells us of the courtship of now nineteen year-old Effie (Dakota Fanning
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Interview: Wamg Talks To Effie Gray Producer Donald Rosenfeld

Coming to theater on April 3rd is the film Effie Gray.

The film explores the fascinating, true story of the relationship between Victorian England’s greatest mind, John Ruskin, and his teenage bride, Euphemia “Effie” Gray, who leaves him for the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.

Effie Gray is the first original screenplay written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Emma Thompson. In this impeccably crafted period drama, Thompson delicately and incisively probes the marital politics of the Victorian Era, and beyond.

Dakota Fanning stars as Effie Gray Ruskin. The cast includes Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Tom Sturridge, David Suchet, Greg Wise, Claudia Cardinale, James Fox, Sir Derek Jacobi and Robbie Coltrane.

The film is produced by Andreas Roald (Terrence Malick’s Voyage Of Time) and Donald Rosenfeld (Malick’s Tree Of Life and Voyage Of Time).

Producer Donald Rosenfeld spent 1987 to 1998 as President of Merchant Ivory Productions, in charge of the financing
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‘Effie Gray’ Review: Dakota Fanning and Emma Thompson Star in a Sumptuous Brocaded Gothic

‘Effie Gray’ Review: Dakota Fanning and Emma Thompson Star in a Sumptuous Brocaded Gothic
Pubic hair ended the marriage between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray, according to popular lore. Their union was never consummated, so the story goes, because the influential intellectual was too repulsed by the sight of his wife’s loins, which were rather dissimilar in appearance from what Ruskin was used to seeing on women in paintings and sculptures. Director Richard Laxton (“Burton and Taylor”) and screenwriter Emma Thompson retell the saga of Effie Gray’s suffering under and eventual escape from her eccentric husband, this time as a more conventional story of female subjugation.
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Effie Gray | Review

Portrait of a Lady: Laxton’s Mannered Version of Victoria Era Repression

There’s well-meaningness to Effie Gray that makes it worthy of discussion, at least for how it attempts to frankly portray the sexual oppression of women in Victorian era England, an aspect often subtly rendered or left altogether untouched. As directed by Richard Laxton, best known for his made-for-television films of varying quality (An Englishman in New York; Burton & Taylor), there’s a sense that the somewhat ambitious emotions existing beneath all those stuffy costumes have been a tad oversimplified. Considering the screenplay was penned by Emma Thompson, who appears in a warmly attenuated supporting role, perhaps expectations are poised a bit high for a tale that’s both representative and also conveniently uncommon (this seems the only possible way for this film to reach a believable yet upbeat solution), as it relates a famous art world scandal
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Effie Gray Movie Review

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Effie Gray Movie Review
Effie Gray Adopt Films Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: C+ Director: Richard Laxton Screenwriter: Emma Thompson Cast: Dakota Fanning, Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters Screened at: Dolby88, NYC, 2/12/15 We’ve come a way from the culture of Victorian England. If you’re not a fan of history and you think that Victorian England is a branch of Victoria’s Secret, you’d be wise to see two films: one involving a chap named Gray, another about a fellow named Grey. When you compare the morals and mores embraced by the two movies, you’d think you’ve gone from Venus to Mars: that’s how different both [ Read More ]

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Exclusive: Dakota Fanning Must Endure In Clip From Drama 'Effie Gray'

Finding love these days is just an app away, but the stricter social mores of the mid-1800s had a much more rigid context for passion, and it's against this backdrop that "Effie Gray" unfolds. Today we have an exclusive clip from the period drama. Directed by Richard Laxton ("Burton And Taylor," "An Englishman In New York"), the movie tells the story of the scandalous affair between Effie Gray (Dakota Fanning) and Pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge), one that develops when the young woman finds herself locked in a sexless marriage with an art critic (Greg Wise). And in this clip, the emotional toll that comes to bear on John is too much, while Effie has accepted what she must endure. Emma Thompson (who also wrote the script), David Suchet, Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters co-star in the movie which opens on April 3rd. Watch below.
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening of Effie Gray In St. Louis

In her original screenplay Effie Gray, Emma Thompson takes a bold look at the real life story of the Effie Gray-John Ruskin marriage, while courageously exposing what was truly hiding behind the veil of their public life. Set in a time when neither divorce, nor gay marriage were an option, Effie Gray is the story of a young woman coming of age, finding her own voice in a world where women were expected to be seen but not heard. Effie Gray explores the roots of sexual intolerance, which continue to have a stronghold today, while shedding light on the marital politics of the Victorian Era.

Directed by Richard Laxton, the film stars Emma Thompson, Dakota Fanning, Julie Walters, Tom Sturridge, David Suchet, Greg Wise, Claudia Cardinale, Robbie Coltrane, James Fox, Riccardo Scamarico, and Derek Jacobi.

Effie Gray opens in St. Louis at AMC Creve Coeur 12, Friday, April 3rd.
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Daily | Film Comment, Sight & Sound

The new Film Comment features pieces on Bertrand Bonello's Saint Laurent, Virgil Vernier's Mercuriales, Riley Stearns's Faults, Guillaume Nicloux's The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, Kornél Mundruczó's White God, Robert Kenner's Merchants of Doubt, Noah Baumbach's While We’re Young, Rupert Goold's True Story, Richard Laxton's Effie Gray, Kirby Dick's The Hunting Ground, David Zellner and Nathan Zellner's Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, Kristian Levring's The Salvation and more. Also in today's news: Sight & Sound on women film critics, Adrian Martin on Ernst Lubitsch, David Bordwell on Strange Interlude (1932), the Paris Review on John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) and lots more. » - David Hudson
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Daily | Film Comment, Sight & Sound

The new Film Comment features pieces on Bertrand Bonello's Saint Laurent, Virgil Vernier's Mercuriales, Riley Stearns's Faults, Guillaume Nicloux's The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, Kornél Mundruczó's White God, Robert Kenner's Merchants of Doubt, Noah Baumbach's While We’re Young, Rupert Goold's True Story, Richard Laxton's Effie Gray, Kirby Dick's The Hunting Ground, David Zellner and Nathan Zellner's Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, Kristian Levring's The Salvation and more. Also in today's news: Sight & Sound on women film critics, Adrian Martin on Ernst Lubitsch, David Bordwell on Strange Interlude (1932), the Paris Review on John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) and lots more. » - David Hudson
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Daily | Film Comment, Sight & Sound

The new Film Comment features pieces on Bertrand Bonello's Saint Laurent, Virgil Vernier's Mercuriales, Riley Stearns's Faults, Guillaume Nicloux's The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, Kornél Mundruczó's White God, Robert Kenner's Merchants of Doubt, Noah Baumbach's While We’re Young, Rupert Goold's True Story, Richard Laxton's Effie Gray, Kirby Dick's The Hunting Ground, David Zellner and Nathan Zellner's Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, Kristian Levring's The Salvation and more. Also in today's news: Sight & Sound on women film critics, Adrian Martin on Ernst Lubitsch, David Bordwell on Strange Interlude (1932), the Paris Review on John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) and lots more. » - David Hudson
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Daily | Film Comment, Sight & Sound

The new Film Comment features pieces on Bertrand Bonello's Saint Laurent, Virgil Vernier's Mercuriales, Riley Stearns's Faults, Guillaume Nicloux's The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, Kornél Mundruczó's White God, Robert Kenner's Merchants of Doubt, Noah Baumbach's While We’re Young, Rupert Goold's True Story, Richard Laxton's Effie Gray, Kirby Dick's The Hunting Ground, David Zellner and Nathan Zellner's Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, Kristian Levring's The Salvation and more. Also in today's news: Sight & Sound on women film critics, Adrian Martin on Ernst Lubitsch, David Bordwell on Strange Interlude (1932), the Paris Review on John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) and lots more. » - David Hudson
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