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11 Things From ‘Game of Thrones’ History the Prequel Series Will Probably Explore — and Explain

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11 Things From ‘Game of Thrones’ History the Prequel Series Will Probably Explore — and Explain
The Age of Heroes in Westeros history in “Game of Thrones” is rife with myth and legend — it was a time thousands of years before the events of the current series, and one when events weren’t recorded, only handed down as stories.

With the news that HBO is creating a “Game of Thrones” prequel to be set, at least partially, during the Age of Heroes, the question becomes, what will it actually be about? There are a lot of things that a show set during the Age of Heroes could cover. The description of the show provided by HBO also suggests that everything we think we know and have already seen about the history of Westeros is likely to be very wrong, which opens a ton of doors.

Here’s what HBO said, exactly: “The series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.
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Anthony Hopkins Says He 'Can't Waste My Time Worrying' About Estranged Daughter: 'I'm Not Cold'

Anthony Hopkins Says He 'Can't Waste My Time Worrying' About Estranged Daughter: 'I'm Not Cold'
After admitting last week that he didn’t know or “care” if his estranged daughter Abigail has made him a grandfather, Sir Anthony Hopkins has clarified that his comments weren’t coming from a “cold” place.

“No, I wasn’t cold. I’m not cold. Her choice is her choice,” Hopkins, 80, said in a new interview with U.K. newspaper The Times.

“You know, I did the best I could, but you know, okay, I think if somebody doesn’t want to be part of my life, fine. Go and do whatever you want,” he told the outlet. “I wish her well and all that,
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Anthony Hopkins' Daughter's Addictions amid Their 'Intermittent Relationship' Almost Killed Her

Sir Anthony Hopkins‘ confession that he doesn’t know or “care” if he’s a grandfather in a recent interview has drawn new attention to his rocky relationship with his only child, daughter Abigail.

“I don’t have any idea,” the 80-year-old actor said in a new interview with the Radio Times when asked if Abigail, 48, had extended the family tree, according to The Telegraph. “People break up. Families split and, you know, ‘Get on with your life.’ People make choices. I don’t care one way or the other.”

When Hopkins was told his response sounded cold, he replied,
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Anthony Hopkins' Daughter's Addictions Over Their 'Intermittent Relationship' Almost Killed Her

Sir Anthony Hopkins‘ confession that he doesn’t know or “care” if he’s a grandfather in a recent interview has resurfaced speculation about his rocky relationship with his only child, daughter Abigail.

“I don’t have any idea,” the 80-year-old actor said in a new interview with the Radio Times when asked if Abigail, 48, had extended the family tree, according to The Telegraph. “People break up. Families split and, you know, ‘Get on with your life.’ People make choices. I don’t care one way or the other.”

When Hopkins was told his response sounded cold, he replied, “Well,
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Anthony Hopkins Isn't Alone: 7 More Celebrities Who Are Estranged From Family Members

Anthony Hopkins Isn't Alone: 7 More Celebrities Who Are Estranged From Family Members
For Anthony Hopkins, blood is not always thicker than water.  The 80-year-old Oscar winner revealed in a new interview with Radio Times that he is estranged from his only daughter, 48-year-old Abigail Hopkins, and is unaware if she has children of her own.  "I don't have any idea," Hopkins said when asked if he is a grandfather. "People break up. Families split and you get on with your life. People make choices. I don't care one way or the other." The father-daughter pair lost contact after Abigail reunited with her father in the '90s and made cameo appearances in two of his films, Shadowlands and The Remains of the Day. Hopkins is said to have left...
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2018 BAFTA Awards: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ breaks Best British Film curse

2018 BAFTA Awards: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ breaks Best British Film curse
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won the very first BAFTA Award of the evening on Feb. 18 when it was named Best British Film. And it ended the night by claiming the Best Picture prize. That marked just the second time since the British academy reintroduced Best British Film in 1992 that the same movie won both awards. The only other double dipper was “The King’s Speech,” which went to win Best Picture at the Oscars in 2011.

It might seem odd that a film like “Three Billboards,” which is set in the American heartland, qualified for consideration as Best British Film. However, it was written and directed by an Englishman, Martin McDonagh, and co-financed by UK broadcaster Channel 4.

See 2018 BAFTA Awards: ‘Three Billboards’ wins 5 including Best Picture, ‘The Shape of Water’ takes 3 [Updating Live]

Over the last quarter century, seven other British films have been named Best Picture at the BAFTAs: “Howards End
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'God's Own Country' star Josh O’Connor joins 'Hope Gap' (exclusive)

'God's Own Country' star Josh O’Connor joins 'Hope Gap' (exclusive)
Annette Bening, Bill Nighy co-star in William Nicholson’s family drama.

God’s Own Country star Josh O’Connor has joined Annette Bening and Bill Nighy in the cast of Hope Gap.

William Nicholson, the Oscar-nominated writer of Breathe, Everest, Gladiator, Shadowlands, writes and directs the family drama, which is currently in pre-production and will shoot in summer 2018. It is his second feature as a director after 1997’s Firelight with Sophie Marceau.

O’Connor, nominated for a Bafta and winner of a Bifa for his breakout role in God’s Own Country, will play Jamie, the son of married couple Grace (Annette Bening) and Edward (Bill Nighy). When Jamie comes to visit for the weekend at their seaside home, Edward informs him that he plans to leave Grace. Hope Gap tracks the unravelling of three lives, through stages of shock, disbelief, anger and resolution.

David M Thompson (Woman In Gold) of Origin Pictures produces. Protagonist is handling
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2018 Baftas: Will Best British Film curse strike down ‘Darkest Hour’ or ‘Three Billboards’?

2018 Baftas: Will Best British Film curse strike down ‘Darkest Hour’ or ‘Three Billboards’?
“Darkest Hour” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” each reaped nine nominations for the 2018 BAFTA Awards. Among these are bids for Best British Film. While that nomination for the former makes sense given the subject matter and pedigree of Joe Wright‘s biopic about prime minister Winston Churchill, the latter doesn’t appear to be British. However, while the film is set in the American heartland, it was written and directed by an Englishman, Martin McDonagh, and that qualified it for consideration in this category.

Both films also number among the five in contention for Best Picture, alongside the American-made “The Shape of Water” and the international co-productions “Call Me By Your Name” and “Dunkirk.” Fans of either of “Darkest Hour” or “Three Billboards” should be rooting for one of their rivals in the Best British Film race — “The Death of Stalin,” “God’s Own Country,” “Lady Macbeth” or “Paddington 2” — to win on Feb.
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Annette Bening & Bill Nighy To Star In William Nicholson’s ‘Hope Gap’ – Afm

Annette Bening & Bill Nighy To Star In William Nicholson’s ‘Hope Gap’ – Afm
Annette Bening and Bill Nighy are teaming to star in Hope Gap, the new movie from Oscar-nominated Gladiator and Shadowlands scribe William Nicholson, who penned the script for the family drama and is directing. The pic, a “nuanced and tender take on familial disbandment,” is in pre-production with an eye on a summer 2018 production start. Origin PicturesDavid M. Thompson is producing. Protagonist is handling international sales and co-repping North American sales with…
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Annette Bening, Bill Nighy to Star in Family Drama ‘Hope Gap’

Annette Bening, Bill Nighy to Star in Family Drama ‘Hope Gap’
Annette Bening and Bill Nighy will star in the independent family drama “Hope Gap,” with William Nicholson directing from his own script.

Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales with North American sales co-repped by CAA and Protagonist. Protagonist and CAA will introduce “Hope Gap” to buyers at the American Film Market, which opens Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. Principal photography is set to begin in the summer.

Bening and Nighy will portray a couple married for 29 years. The story follows their son’s weekend visit to their seaside home, when Nighy’s character informs him that he plans to leave his wife the following day. “Hope Gap” tracks the unravelling of three lives, through stages of shock, disbelief, and anger, to a resolution.

“Ever since ‘Shadowlands,’ I’ve been obsessed by the collision of love and pain: ‘Hope Gap’ is the most intense, most painful, and most loving story I’ve ever told. I’m so proud
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AFM: Annette Bening Joins William Nicholson's 'Hope Gap'

AFM: Annette Bening Joins William Nicholson's 'Hope Gap'
Annette Bening is to take the lead alongside Bill Nighy in Hope Gap.

Announced on the eve of the American Film Market, the film is the second feature as director from Oscar-nominee William Nicholson (Everest, Gladiator, Shadowlands, Les Miserables), and will see Oscar-nominated Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, American Beauty) and BAFTA-winning Nighy (Their Finest, Love Actually) playing a couple who have been married for 29 years. When their son, Jamie, comes to visit for the weekend at their seaside home, Edward informs him that he plans to leave Grace. The next day. Just another breakup. Hope Gap tracks the unraveling of...
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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities

Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities
Triumph over adversity is drama defined, and Oscar nominations often go to actors whose characters find victory over physical or mental afflictions. The earliest example goes back to 1947; that was the year that non-pro Harold Russell won Best Supporting Actor and a special award for “The Best Years of Our Lives.” Russell was a WWII veteran who lost both of his hands while making a training film. Of note: Of the 59, 27 of these nominations went on to a win. This year’s roster of stars playing afflicted characters includes Jake Gyllenhaal as bombing victim Jeff Baumer in “Stronger,” Andrew Garfield as polio survivor Robin Cavendish in “Breathe,” Bryan Cranston as a millionaire quadriplegic in “The Upside,” and Sally Hawkins in two roles, as an arthritic painter in “Maudie” and a mute lab worker in “The Shape of Water.”

Check out Oscar’s rather astonishing legacy of afflicted contenders below.

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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities

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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities
Triumph over adversity is drama defined, and Oscar nominations often go to actors whose characters find victory over physical or mental afflictions. The earliest example goes back to 1947; that was the year that non-pro Harold Russell won Best Supporting Actor and a special award for “The Best Years of Our Lives.” Russell was a WWII veteran who lost both of his hands while making a training film. Of note: Of the 59, 27 of these nominations went on to a win. This year’s roster of stars playing afflicted characters includes Jake Gyllenhaal as bombing victim Jeff Baumer in “Stronger,” Andrew Garfield as polio survivor Robin Cavendish in “Breathe,” Bryan Cranston as a millionaire quadriplegic in “The Upside,” and Sally Hawkins in two roles, as an arthritic painter in “Maudie” and a mute lab worker in “The Shape of Water.”

Check out Oscar’s rather astonishing legacy of afflicted contenders below.

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The Lovers review – Debra Winger impresses in nuanced tale of infidelity

The Oscar-nominated actor stars with Tracy Letts in a well-observed film about a cheating couple who fall in love with each other again after years of marriage

For an extended period throughout the 80s and early 90s, Debra Winger was one of the most successful female actors in the industry, scoring three Oscar nominations and appearing in films, such as An Officer and a Gentleman, Terms of Endearment, and Shadowlands. But in 1995, after co-starring with Billy Crystal in Forget Paris, she took a hiatus. While she claimed it was a decision based on a simple desire for time off, many saw it as an indication of how Hollywood treats women over the age of 40, her choice of roles clearly drying up.

Related: Don't call it a comeback: the actors set to return to the A-list in 2017

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‘Breathe’ With Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy Nabs Awards-Season Release (Exclusive)

‘Breathe’ With Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy Nabs Awards-Season Release (Exclusive)
Breathe,” a true life love story, is getting a prime awards season release date.

The film will open in limited release on October 13, 2017, Variety has learned. It will continue to add theaters throughout the fall.

There are a number of wide releases on that date, including “The Snowman,” a thriller with Michael Fassbender; “mother!,” a drama that teams director Daren Aronofsky with Jennifer Lawrence; “Marshall,” a biopic about Thurgood Marshall; and “The Foreigner,” an action thriller with Jackie Chan.

Breathe” stars Oscar-nominee Andrew Garfield (“The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Hacksaw Ridge”) and Claire Foy (Netflix’s “The Crown”). It follows Robin Cavendish, who becomes paralyzed from the neck down at the age of 28. Along with his wife, Diana, he travels the world to become an advocate for the disabled. Along with a friend, his friend Teddy Hall, he helped invent a wheelchair with a respirator that gave him greater mobility. The film
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The Best Of The Best: The Greatest Movie Actors and the roles that made them great

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Author: Dave Roper

The prospective candidates for admission to MiB were hand-picked because they were the best of the best of the best. That’s a lot of superlatives. Eric Roberts and Chris Penn were two of the more unlikely members of a Tae Kwon Do team that took on Korea in The Best of the Best and across pretty much every athletic and artistic theatre of endeavour you can think of, debate rages as to who is the best of the best. Today we look at the greatest movie actors.

This new series of articles is not intended to lay such arguments to rest. Instead it will hopefully prompt some discussion and (polite) debate as we consider, within certain film-making disciplines, who might be considered to be the best and what is their best work. Highly subjective, of course, but that is whence springs healthy debate. We’ll get to actresses,
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Bleecker Street & Participant Media Nab North American Distribution Rights To Andy Serkis’ ‘Breathe’ Starring Andrew Garfield – Toronto

Bleecker Street & Participant Media Nab North American Distribution Rights To Andy Serkis’ ‘Breathe’ Starring Andrew Garfield – Toronto
Bleecker Street and Participant Media announced today they have jointly acquired North American rights to The Imaginarium StudiosBreathe directed by Andy Serkis. Written by the two-time Academy Award nominated William Nicholson (Gladiator, Shadowlands) and shot by three-time Academy Award winner Robert Richardson (The Aviator, JFK, Hugo), Breathe stars Andrew Garfield as the real-life Robin Cavendish, whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him almost totally…
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Toronto: Bleecker Street, Participant Nab Andrew Garfield Drama ‘Breathe’

Bleecker Street and Participant Media have nabbed North American rights to “Breathe,” an inspirational true-life medical drama that will be directed by Andy Serkis.

The film will star “The Amazing Spider-Man’s” Andrew Garfield as Robin Cavendish, a man who is paralyzed from the neck down by polio, and Claire Foy, who recently turned heads in “Wolf Hall,” as his devoted wife. Instead of yielding to the devastating diagnosis, they travel the world together, campaigning for people with disabilities. Hugh Bonneville (“Downtown Abbey”) and Tom Hollander (“The Night Manager”) will co-star.

The film has other top talent attached, including William Nicholson, the “Shadowlands” screenwriter, and cinematographer Robert Richardson, who has shot the likes of “JFK” and “Hugo.”

Bleecker Street had a nice pick-up out of last year’s Toronto, grabbing “Eye in the Sky,” and seeing the drone thriller emerge as one of the biggest hits of the spring. Participant
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Casting: Meyers, Bruhl, Redgrave, Banderas

The 12th Man

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has signed on to play German commander Kurt Stage in Harold Zwart's WW2 drama "The 12th Man". The story follows Jan Baalsrud, a Norwegian resistance fighter, one of a dozen saboteurs trained by British intelligence to carry out a raid on an air traffic control tower in the Norwegian city of Bardufoss in 1943. [Source: THR]

Mafiya

Daniel Bruhl has signed up for the ten-episode TV series "Mafiya" for The Weinstein Co. and ITV Studios. William Nicholson ("Gladiator," "Shadowlands") penned the script which is set around the fall of the Soviet Union as criminal gangs and private armies clashed over wealth and control. Bruhl plays a man who goes from street trader to one of the richest and powerful individuals in the country. [Source: THR]

Aspern Papers

Mother and daughter Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson are teaming to star in Julien Landais' "Aspern Papers" for Film House Germany.
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Daniel Bruhl Boards Weinstein's 'Mafiya' Series (Exclusive)

Daniel Bruhl Boards Weinstein's 'Mafiya' Series (Exclusive)
Recent Marvel hire Daniel Bruhl has added a major international TV project to his growing list of credentials. The German actor revealed to The Hollywood Reporter in Cannes that he has signed up for "Mafiya," an upcoming series set around the fall of the Soviet Union that is being financed and distributed by The Weinstein Co. and ITV Studios. "Yeah, I’m signed up," Bruhl said at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association reception. "It’s a such a great, great story." The 10-part series, written by William Nicholson (Gladiator, Shadowlands, Les Miserables) and produced by Archery Pictures, the U.

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