Adventure for Two (1943) - News Poster

News

“I love watching old movies…” Stephen Woolley interview: ‘Their Finest’

Their Finest is out to buy this week. Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy, it tells the story of British propaganda during the Second World War and the strong bond developed between people from all walks of life in the face of conflict.

This warm-hearted and intelligent film is co-produced by the legendary Stephen Woolley (of A Company Of Wolves and The Crying Game amongst others), who with Amanda Posey and Elizabeth Karlsen delved into the archives and uncovered the fascinating truth behind the celluloid war effort. We caught up with Stephen for an in-depth chat about the production…

Thn: How did the project come to your attention?

Stephen Woolley: I was given the book (Their Finest Hour And A Half by Lissa Evans) and I loved it. The humour of it was exactly on my level. People were saying “You’d love it because it’s
See full article at The Hollywood News »

Get interactive at the cinema with Transformers: Age of Extinction and you could be off to Texas

Get interactive at the cinema with Transformers: Age of Extinction and you could be off to Texas
To celebrate the UK release of Transformers: Age of Extinction, out now, Paramount Pictures has teamed up with Texas Tourism and Opodo to offer Odeon, Cineworld and Vue guests the trip of a life-time. If you’re heading to see Transformers: Age of Extinction or Dawn of the Planet of the Apes this summer, get the cinime app and have your mobile handy in the ads to connect to the big screen for a chance to win a Transformers Adventure for two in Texas. Download cinime from the app store or google play before your cinema visit, then have it...

.
See full article at TotalFilm »

Harry Fowler obituary

'Cheeky cockney' character actor who graced British screens for more than 60 years

While working on the classic Ealing comedy Hue and Cry in 1947, the actor Harry Fowler, who has died aged 85, was given sage advice by one of his co-stars, Jack Warner: "Never turn anything down … stars come and go but as a character actor, you'll work until you're 90."

Fowler took the suggestion and proved its near veracity. Between his 1942 debut as Ern in Those Kids from Town until television appearances more than 60 years later, he notched up scores of feature films and innumerable TV shows, including three years as Corporal "Flogger" Hoskins in The Army Game.

He never attained star status but created a gallery of sparky characters, including minor villains, servicemen, reporters and tradesmen enriched by an ever-present cheeky smile and an authentic cockney accent. He was Smudge or Smiley, Nipper or Knocker, Bert or 'Orace, as
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

See also

Showtimes | External Sites