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Tracey Ullman: ‘My best kiss? Kevin Kline is technically brilliant’

The actor and comedian on marriage, children, and the records she should never have made

Born in Slough, Tracey Ullman, 57, won a scholarship to stage school at 12. She made her name in British TV comedy, before moving to the Us, where she had an award-winning series, The Tracey Ullman Show, from 1987 to 1990. Her film roles include Robert Altman’s Prêt À Porter and Woody Allen’s Small Time Crooks. Her latest series, Tracey Ullman’s Show, is on BBC1. She is widowed, has two children and lives in London.

When were you happiest?

When I met my husband and had babies. They have made me happy ever since.

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Crisis In Six Scenes Review

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For Woody Allen enthusiasts, Amazon’s Crisis in Six Scenes is an enjoyable piece of early autumn fluff. It’s a laissez faire effort, unrigged and unbothered, though one that, at its very best, might be Allen’s most comedically-inspired work since 2011’s Midnight in Paris. But as the auteur’s first venture into television in his storied 40-plus career, it’s certainly not without its faults.

The six-episode comedic mini-series — each written and directed by the filmmaker as busy as he’s nervous — is often clumsy and unsure of itself in its story pacing. It never quite finds its rhythm until the last two episodes, and the first few are a little sluggish and rather excessive at times. You get the sense Allen is mostly reformatting his usual film structure into the popular TV mold, which makes the whole project feel like
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‘Tracey Ullman’s Show’ Trailer Sends Up Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and More

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‘Tracey Ullman’s Show’ Trailer Sends Up Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and More
Tracey Ullman is back on television with a hilarious new sketch series “Tracey Ullman’s Show.” The first trailer for the comedy, set to debut next month on HBO, has been released and features the comedian impersonating Maggie Smith, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Judi Dench keying a car and slashing the tires right in front of the owner.

The six-episode series will show Ullman portraying a wide array of everyday people and famous faces, as well as look at modern life on the British side of the pond. The first season aired earlier this year in the U.K. and has already been renewed for a second season.

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In 1987 Ullman starred in her own comedy sketches series “The Tracey Ullman Show” on Fox. She then worked with HBO from 1996 to 1999 on her show “Tracey Takes On…
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CAFÉ Society – Review

Woody Allen narrates CAFÉ Society, his 47th film and at age 80, his voice is sounding sadly geezerish. Set in the mid-1930’s, CAFÉ Society has a cool period soundtrack, an older man courting a much younger woman, a Jewish family kibitzing around the dinner table, quotable dialog on love and life, and a neurotic Jewish hero channeling a much younger Woody. In other words, all the elements of a great Woody Allen film. It also has Vittorio Storaro’s rapturous cinematography (a Woody first) and a terrific and complex central performance from Jesse Eisenberg. CAFÉ Society is the most romantic Woody since Annie Hall and one of his best.

Leaving his (very) Jewish family back in the Bronx, young Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) heads west to “learn the movie business” from his Uncle Phil (Steve Carell), a bigtime Hollywood talent agent. Phil assigns his captivating, but romantically unavailable, secretary Vonnie
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8 Best Films Directed By Their Lead Actor

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It can be hard directing actors, especially when they’re a bona fide star, replete with their own neuroses and comforts. But that’s nothing compared to a director having to direct themselves to a great performance in a movie, one which draws on both his skill as a filmmaker and as a performer to deliver something special.

This is tougher than you might think (after all, who better to tell you what to do than yourself?), and one only needs to look at some recent examples (Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon or Ben Stiller’s Zoolander 2 spring immediately to mind) to see that this directing/acting (and in many cases, writing, too) combination rarely delivers anything that amazing.

But when it works, it really works, as shown in these eight films that managed to achieve greatness with their director and star as one. That at least
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Movie News: Woody Allen's TV Show to Star Miley Cyrus; Watch Scary 'The Witch' TV Spot

Woody Allen: Miley Cyrus will star in a new television series for Amazon, written and to be directed by Woody Allen. Cyrus and Allen will star in the series along with Elaine May, who previously appeared with Allen in Small Time Crooks (2000). The show will consist of six 30-minute episodes and is set in the 1960s; production begins in March. [Deadline]   The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir: Uma Thurman will join comedy adventure The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir. The movie, to be directed by Marjane Satrapi (The Voices), follows a storyteller who travels from New Delhi to Paris, where he falls in love with a woman and is then accidentally deported. Alexandra Daddario (above, right) is in advanced negotiations to play one of the lead roles...

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Miley Cyrus and Elaine May to star in Woody Allen’s Amazon series

Last year it was revealed that Woody Allen has signed a deal with Amazing to create a TV series for the streaming service, and now Deadline has details on the first casting.

The site reports that Allen will star alongside Miley Cyrus and Elaine May, the latter of whom worked with Allen on the 2000 crime-comedy Small Time Crooks.

Details on the project are scarce, but the series will run for six half-hour episodes, and is set in the 1960s. Production is slated to get underway in March.
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Miley Cyrus Starring in Woody Allen's Upcoming Amazon Series

Guess who's coming in like a wrecking ball to Woody Allen's upcoming Amazon comedy?

Deadline reports the veteran filmmaker has cast Miley Cyrus in the untitled project. Allen himself and "Small Time Crooks" actress Elaine May will also star. This marks Allen's first time creating a television show and Cyrus's first return to "television" since her "Hannah Montana" days.

Cyrus confirmed the news on Instagram:

Fuck yeah ! Stoked to be in Woody Allens first series!!!!! I had claimed 2016 to be my year of "chillin the fuck out" but next to my bed for a few years now has been this portrait of W.A. & I was looking into his eyes when I got the call to be apart of the cast and work alongside the bad a$$ Elaine May & da dude himself! 1960zzzz here I cummmmm
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Miley Cyrus Joins Woody Allen's TV Series

Elaine May and Miley Cyrus will star alongside Woody Allen in the filmmaker's upcoming TV series for Amazon.

Six half-hour episodes are being produced for the series which will take place in the 1960s. Allen penned all the scripts and will direct each episode.

As per usual, there's no title or story information at this point, and there's no planned air date either. Allen previously worked with May on "Small Time Crooks," but this marks the first time he has worked with Cyrus.

Source: Deadline
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News Briefs: Miley Cyrus to Star in Woody Allen's TV Show

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Woody Allen: Miley Cyrus will star in a new television series for Amazon, written and to be directed by Woody Allen. Cyrus and Allen will star in the series along with Elaine May, who previously appeared with Allen in Small Time Crooks (2000). The show, not yet titled, will consist of six 30-minute episodes and is set in the 1960s; production begins in March. [Deadline]   The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir: Uma Thurman will join comedy-adventure The Extraordinary Journey of...

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Miley Cyrus to Star in Woody Allen Amazon Series

Miley Cyrus to Star in Woody Allen Amazon Series
Miley Cyrus is returning to a TV series, and this time it's starring alongside Woody Allen for a show he is creating for Amazon. As Deadline reports, the six half-hour episode series is set in the 1960s.

Allen is slated to star, script and direct the as-yet untitled project, which also stars actress/comedian Elaine May. He and May worked together previously in Small Time Crooks, and it will be his first time working with Cyrus. The show begins shooting in March.

Cyrus is no stranger to acting and comedy.
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Miley Cyrus to Star in Woody Allen’s Amazon Series

Miley Cyrus to Star in Woody Allen’s Amazon Series
Miley Cyrus is set to star in Amazon’s new Woody Allen series alongside Elaine May, Variety has confirmed.

Allen will also appear onscreen in the untitled, six-episode project, in addition to writing and directing each half-hour installment, which will be set in the 1960s. Unlike most Amazon original series pickups, Allen’s project was given a full season order last January without shooting a pilot and presenting it to Prime Instant Video members, who are usually given the opportunity to vote on which shows they would like to see picked up to series.

Woody Allen is a visionary creator who has made some of the greatest films of all-time, and it’s an honor to be working with him on his first television series,” said Roy Price, vice president of Amazon Studios, at the time of the series order. “From ‘Annie Hall’ to ‘Blue Jasmine,’ Woody has been at
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Woody Allen to Star in His Amazon Series Opposite...Miley Cyrus?

Woody Allen to Star in His Amazon Series Opposite...Miley Cyrus?
Woody Allen has found his new muse, and it's not who you'd expect. According to Deadline, Allen has cast Miley Cyrus (who recently appeared in Sofia Coppola's Netflix special " A Very Murray Christmas") and Elaine May in his upcoming Amazon series. Allen worked with May in "Small Time Crooks," but this will be his first venture with Cyrus, who has not starred in a TV series since "Hannah Montana" ended in 2011. Read More: Watch: 'House of Cards' Season 4 Teaser Fits a Killer Twist Into 30 Seconds A few more details were also announced about the production, including its setting and length. The untitled series will be set in the 1960s and run for six half-hour episodes. Shooting begins in March of this year, making an end of 2016 release questionable but certainly a possibility. Allen (in)famously announced his regret over agreeing to the Amazon project in May 2015, and
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Miley Cyrus to Star in Woody Allen's Upcoming Amazon Series

Miley Cyrus to Star in Woody Allen's Upcoming Amazon Series
The chances that Woody Allen‘s new Amazon series will include twerking just got a lot higher.

In her first major TV gig since Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus has booked a starring role on Allen’s in-the-works project, Deadline reports.

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Details about the 1960s-set series are being kept under wraps, but Allen will write and direct all six half-hour episodes. Elaine May — who appeared in Allen’s 2000 film Small Time Crooks — will co-star.

Since ending her run on the Disney Channel smash, Cyrus has appeared on Two and a Half Men and
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Elaine May Honored by Writers Guild of America

Elaine May Honored by Writers Guild of America
Elaine May will receive the Writers Guild of America West’s Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement to honor her career and body of work.

May will be honored at the Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles ceremony to be held on Feb. 13 at the Century Plaza.

Elaine May defines the phrase ‘smart and funny,’” said WGA West President Howard A. Rodman. “From the Compass Players to Nichols & May to ‘A New Leaf’ and ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ and Mikey and Nicky, she invented a strain of knowing, painful, ironic humor that quickly became central to what we now think of as comedy. She’s received Oscar nominations and WGA nominations and Writers Guild Awards, all well-deserved; but it is time to recognize, plainly and simply, the debt that all of us owe to her brave, groundbreaking, fiercely intelligent, deeply human, relentlessly honest, scorchingly funny work.”

May has been a member of the
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WestEnd Adds ‘Match Point,’ ‘Scoop’ to Woody Allen Collection (Exclusive)

WestEnd Adds ‘Match Point,’ ‘Scoop’ to Woody Allen Collection (Exclusive)
Cannes — Global sales and financing house WestEnd Films has acquired international rights to Woody Allen’s “Match Point” and “Scoop,” which further strengthens the company’s collection of Woody Allen films.

WestEnd already holds the rights to 10 Allen movies, including “Everyone Says I Love You,” “Sweet and Lowdown,” “Deconstructing Harry” and “Small Time Crooks.” The films topline such stars as Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal and Hugh Grant.

2005 movie “Match Point,” which stars Brian Cox, Matthew Goode, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Penelope Wilton, was nominated for an Oscar in 2006 for original screenplay. 2006 film “Scoop” stars Allen, Hugh Jackman, Johansson and Ian McShane.

Woody Allen’s ‘Scoop’ stars Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman

WestEnd was co-founded by Eve Schoukroun, Maya Amsellem and Sharon Harel-Cohen, the founder of Capitol Films. Its line-up includes “Shepherds and Butchers” by Oliver Schmitz, starring Steve Coogan and Andrea Riseborough,
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‘Into the Woods’ Review

Stars: Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, James Corden, Daniel Huttlestone, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Lilla Crawford, Simon Russell Beale, Johnny Depp, Billy Magnussen, Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour | Written by James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim | Directed by Rob Marshall

Rob Marshall has had plenty of success in the world of musical motion picture. His 2002 film adaptation of Chicago won Academy Awards and boosted Marshall’s name into the Hollywood “it crowd” in the process. Following up Chicago with a lovely adaptation of the Arthur Golden novel, Memoirs of a Geisha, showed Marshall was an accomplished director who was capable of more than musicals. Those two films showed style, heart and confidence. Since then, Marshall has directed Nine, a less well-received musical in 2009, On Stranger Tides, the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie, in 2011, a film that many thought was unnecessary and failed in comparison to its prior instalments,
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Film Review: 'Magic in the Moonlight'

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★★★★☆As Woody Allen stumbled his way into the 21st century with Small Time Crooks (2000) and The Curse of Jade Scorpion (2001), the image of an artist adrift in a new decade was cemented. As he coasted from one uninspired project to another, a great critical fallacy came to pass; Woody had lost it. Over the past fifteen years, Allen has continued to make a film a year. The quality may have veered significantly, but accepted critical wisdom has served to temper any serious discussion of the period. Taken as a whole, his recent work represents a distinct chapter in Allen's canon in which new themes began to emerge; in particular, we see an ageing director at a crossroads between something of a golden and gilded age.
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Woody Allen’s Many On-Screen May-December Romances

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By Christopher Rosa

If you watched Woody Allen‘s latest film, Magic in the Moonlight over the weekend, you may have noticed something interesting about its romantic leads: Emma Stone and Colin Firth have a 28-year age difference between them. This example of a May-December romance is drastic but — surprise, surprise — not uncommon in Allen’s films.

The director must have a fascination with the older man, younger woman affair because this sort of pairing runs rampant in his filmography. From his critically acclaimed musical-comedy Everyone Says I Love You (1996) to kooky crime fare like Small Time Crooks(2000), several of his pictures feature at least one cradle-robbing encounter, no matter how brief. We’ve assembled 10 particularly salacious pairings with the approximate age each actor or actress was at the time of filming. Some have 20, 30 or even 40-year age gaps. In other words, some of these actors could
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Woody Allen’s Many On-Screen May-December Romances

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By Christopher Rosa

If you watched Woody Allen‘s latest film, Magic in the Moonlight over the weekend, you may have noticed something interesting about its romantic leads: Emma Stone and Colin Firth have a 28-year age difference between them. This example of a May-December romance is drastic but — surprise, surprise — not uncommon in Allen’s films.

The director must have a fascination with the older man, younger woman affair because this sort of pairing runs rampant in his filmography. From his critically acclaimed musical-comedy Everyone Says I Love You (1996) to kooky crime fare like Small Time Crooks(2000), several of his pictures feature at least one cradle-robbing encounter, no matter how brief. We’ve assembled 10 particularly salacious pairings with the approximate age each actor or actress was at the time of filming. Some have 20, 30 or even 40-year age gaps. In other words, some of these actors could
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