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Four years removed from his award-worthy turn as Alan Turing in Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, and finally, Benedict Cumberbatch has made the laborious journey back to meaningful acting. With three McU appearances during the interim, Cumberbatch, who has said that his only two bucket list roles are Hamlet and Patrick Melrose, having fulfilled the former in 2015, gives perhaps his strongest performance to date as the titular drug addict.

Written by David Nicholls (Starter for 10), with Edward Berger (The Terror) at the helm, Showtime and Sky Atlantic’s five-part miniseries, Patrick Melrose, adapted from the semi-autobiographical novels penned by Edward St. Aubyn, is a harrowing, if not familiar diamorphine-driven drama elevated through distressingly believable thespianism.

Each chapter of Patrick Melrose is formed around a single entry in Aubyn’s roman à clef anthology, comprised of Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope,
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Frat's entertainment: why Animal House is still the king of college comedies

It may be tasteless, but National Lampoon captured the campus experience in a way no UK film has ever managed

I once saw National Lampoon’s Animal House at a back-to-school midnight show at the University of California at Santa Barbara in September 1984. I hadn’t counted on the entire two rows of frat-boys behind me who recited every single line of dialogue, in unison, just seconds before the characters onscreen did. It was the first time I realised the term “cult movie” really meant something. Here were a group of people who were modelling their lives – for good or ill, mostly ill – on a movie that spoke directly to their own college experience. One that, as a few epic, real frat-house parties soon showed me, was infinitely more colourful than my own, albeit infused with a sinister sense of everyone growing up way too fast.

Compared to my monochrome,
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Sam Mendes to head Venice Film Festival jury

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Sam Mendes to head Venice Film Festival jury
The director of Spectre and American Beauty will preside over the jury of the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

Sam Mendes is to head a nine-strong competition jury at the Venice Film Festival (Aug 31-Sept 10), it has been announced.

The British filmmaker took his second feature, Road To Perdition, to the Lido in 2002 where it competed for the coveted Golden Lion.

“I’m very honoured to have been asked by Alberto to lead the International Jury for Venezia 73,” said Mendes of the festival’s artistic director, Alberto Barbera.

“I’ve always had a strong personal connection with Venice; as a student I worked for three months at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection way back in 1984, and my happiest film festival memory is launching Road To Perdition at Venice in 2002.

“I am thoroughly delighted to be coming back to the Lido this year and welcoming a wealth of international filmmaking talent.”

Barbera said: “Sam Mendes’ work is a particularly effective
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BAFTA to host Sam Mendes event

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BAFTA to host Sam Mendes event
The director of Spectre and American Beauty will discuss his career to date.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that director Sam Mendes will discuss his craft and career at an event in London on Nov 30.

As part of the ‘BAFTA: A Life in Pictures’ series, Mendes will discuss a career that includes new James Bond film Spectre.

A renowned theatre director, Mendes made his cinematic directorial debut with American Beauty in 1999, which won six BAFTAs, including Best Film. The film also won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Mendes.

In 2002, Mendes’ second film Road to Perdition won two BAFTAs and received six Oscar nominations.

The director followed that up with war film Jarhead (2005) and relationship drama Revolutionary Road (2008).

In 2010, Mendes took over as director of the James Bond franchise, starring Daniel Craig, and Skyfall (2012) grossed more than $1bn worldwide and won the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film. It
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Fancy living at Hogwarts? Harry Potter location is being turned into luxury flats

Recognise these new luxury flats? Royal Connaught Park in Hertfordshire - used during the filming of the Harry Potter films - has now been converted into lavish real estate.

The location has featured in the Harry Potter series and over 390 other films and TV shows, but has now been adapted into new flats and homes.

The dining hall in the Victorian Gothic building was used as Hogwarts' Great Hall in the first three films of the Harry Potter series, while the tower was used to create Dumbledore's office.

The first 28 homes from the new development have now gone on sale, with prices ranging from £649,000 to £2.8m.

Potter fans can still replicate the experiences of Harry, Ron and Hermione, as the dining hall remains undeveloped and free for use to property owners.

Hot Fuzz, Starter for Ten and Children of Men are among the other movies to have filmed at the park.
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Lessons In Love review: “A disappointing clichéd mess”

Lessons In Love review: Brosnan fails to ignite this very disappointing romantic comedy. Lessons In Love review

Pierce Brosnan headlines this new ‘comedy’ from Tom Vaughan, a filmmaker who cut his teeth as a director on British TV with the likes of the excellent, and indeed ground-breaking Cold Feet, before hitting gold with his feature debut Starter For Ten; one of the best British movies to be released back in 2006. Here, in a film that was released Stateside as Some Kind Of Beautiful, Vaughan delivers one of the biggest duds of the year; an clichéd mess of a movie that fails on pretty much every level.

Brosnan plays Richard Haig, a Cambridge professor who impregnates one of his students (played by Jessica Alba), and so moves to Los Angeles to a new life just before their son is born. Things don’t turn out all that well for the new couple,
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'Doctor Who' Loses Jenna Coleman

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'Doctor Who' Loses Jenna Coleman
Just one day before Season 9 of Doctor Who debuts, BBC confirmed that actress Jenna Coleman is leaving the series. The network isn't revealing exactly when the actress will part ways with the show, only confirming that it will happen at some point during Season 9. Here's what Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi had to say about his departing companion in a statement.

"Jenna has been absolutely brilliant. I think she's wonderful in the show, and she's my favorite companion."

Jenna Coleman made her Doctor Who debut on September 1, 2012 as Oswin Oswald in Asylum of the Daleks. She returned on Christmas Day of that year, playing Clara and remained with the Eleventh Doctor from the following episode, The Bells of Saint John, onwards. She stayed on board the Tardis for all of Peter Capaldi's episodes to date. BBC hasn't announced who will replace Jenna Coleman yet, but it is believed that
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Jenna Coleman Leaving ‘Doctor Who’ to Play Queen Victoria

Jenna Coleman Leaving ‘Doctor Who’ to Play Queen Victoria
Cambridge, England — Jenna Coleman, who plays the Doctor’s companion Clara in sci-fi show “Doctor Who,” has confirmed that she is leaving the series, and will be starring as a young Queen Victoria in a £10 million ($15.7 million) television production for ITV.

Coleman told BBC radio host Nick Grimshaw on Friday that she would depart “Doctor Who” sometime during the forthcoming ninth season, which starts to air in the U.K. on Saturday. She said: “I have left the Tardis. It’s happened. I’ve filmed my last scenes.”

Coleman, who has been in the show since 2012, said: “There’s not a lot of jobs where you get to go to work and have an alien as your best mate and get to run away from monsters… it’s been really special. I did get emotional.”

Eight-part drama miniseries “Victoria” follows Victoria’s early life, from her ascension to the throne
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Five reasons why we love Benedict Cumberbatch

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Narrowing down the talents and charms of one Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch to just five is no easy task. Though it may seem like the 38-year-old Brit actor has only recently come on the scene, thanks to his sit-up-and-take-notice, pitch-perfect performance as Sherlock Holmes, dedicated fans know better. Though he's undoubtedly experiencing the kind of golden moment most actors would gladly give their right arm (and possibly a leg) for, the London-born, recently engaged thesp has been a jobbing actor for more than a decade and a critically-acclaimed one for almost as long.

From his BAFTA-nominated performances in "Hawking" (2004) and "Small Island" (2009), to charismatic but smaller turns in Starter For 10 (2006) and Atonement (2007), Cumberbatch was already making a name for himself before he was approached to audition for the titular role in Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss's modern BBC look at Conan Doyle's famous detective. The role marked
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6 great memes inspired by University Challenge contestant Kamil Shah's now-famous vest

Cambridge student Kamil Shah diced with the wrath of Twitter on Monday (September 7) by appearing on University Challenge in... a rather snazzy vest.

The quizzer's radical appearance sparked a tidal wave of scorn and praise, plus some pretty hilarious pictures of Kamil as entertainment's finest vest-wearers - and vice versa.

1. Starter For Ten could have been so much better if Benedict Cumberbatch had worn a vest

2. The Caped Crusader takes on Bane, The Vested... um, Bane

3. Challenged, certainly: Rab C Nesbitt

4. Die Hard's John McClane. Yippee-ki-yay, M... Mr. Paxman

5. Going 'Commando'

6. From Open University to University Challenge... it's Onslow from Keeping Up Appearances!
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Competition: WIn ‘Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead’ on DVD

It’s Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead as the apocalypse goes down under in the year’s darkest, most hilarious zombie splatter-fest! It’s a zombie movie with a twist, as Barry (Jay Gallagher) tools up for a mission to save his sister from a mad scientist – and battle hordes of the undead in the Australian bush!

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead is available to own on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download from 11th May. Courtesy of StudioCanal we have a DVD copy to give away.

To win a copy of Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead on DVD, just answer the following question:

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead star Bianca Bradey appears in which of the following TV series? Is it:

a) Starter for Ten

b) Starting From… Now

c) Starting Out

Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com, making sure to include your name and address.
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See Michael Sheen, Carey Mulligan in Far from the Madding Crowd teaser

See Michael Sheen, Carey Mulligan in Far from the Madding Crowd teaser
A new television promo for Far from the Madding Crowd has been unveiled.

This latest adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic 1874 novel features Carey Mulligan as the independent farm owner Bathsheba Everdene.

Bathsheba's social status has attracted three suitors from various walks of life, despite the fact that she has no intention of marrying.

Michael Sheen portrays the aristocratic William Boldwood, while Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone) is humble sheep farmer Gabriel Oak and Tom Sturridge (On the Road) is military sergeant Frank Troy.

Hardy's novel is being adapted for the screen by Starter for 10 writer David Nicholls and The Celebration director Thomas Vinterberg.

Danish director Vinterberg is well known to international audiences as one of the developers of the naturalistic Dogme 95 filmmaking style.

Far from the Madding Crowd opens on May 1 in the Us and the UK.
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All3Media Acquires Sam Mendes’ Neal Street

London — All3Media has acquired Sam Mendes’ production company Neal Street, which produces “Penny Dreadful.”

Neal Street was set up in 2003 by Mendes, who won an Oscar for “American Beauty” and is currently directing his second James Bond film, “Spectre,” Pippa Harris, who is a former head of drama commissioning at the BBC, and Caro Newling. They were joined in 2013 by Nicolas Brown, who is a former director of U.K. drama production at the BBC.

The company’s TV slate include the BAFTA award-winning series for the BBC “Call the Midwife,” which has sold to more than 200 countries worldwide, and its Shakespeare adaptations, “The Hollow Crown,” for PBS and the BBC.

Its movies include “Revolutionary Road,” “Jarhead” and “Starter for Ten.” The theater slate includes “Shrek the Musical” and “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.”

Jane Turton, CEO of All3Media, said: “Neal Street is a fabulous company and it’s wonderful
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Passions Run High In New Trailer For Far From The Madding Crowd

I have said it before and I will say it again: the novels of Thomas Hardy are perfect for contemporary cinema, as they’re tales of passion and self-destruction with an underlying social criticism and, sometimes, very unhappy endings. Far from the Madding Crowd might be Hardy’s “happiest” (read: least depressing) novel of the bunch, so it’s no wonder that it has been made into several films already. The latest adaptation, however, comes to us courtesy of director Thomas Vinterburg (The Hunt) and stars Casey Mulligan as the passionate and independent heroine, Bathsheba Everdene.

The story tells of how Bathsheba inherits a farm that she proposes to run for herself, defying social convention and gender restrictions. She’s brilliant, but she’s also willful and vain, and attracts three very different suitors for her hand: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), an honest but down-on-his-luck sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a
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'Carol Marcus' Covers "Maxim"

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Sneak Peek revealing images and footage of Brit actress Alice Eve, aka 'Carol Marcus' from "Star Trek Into Darkness", in a classic photo shoot for "Maxim" magazine:

"There is an acting gene that has been passed down to me by my parents," said Eve. "It's nature, not nurture..."

Eve is best known for her roles in the films "Starter for 10" (2006), "Crossing Over" (2009), "She's Out of My League" (2010), "Sex and the City 2" (2010), "The Raven" (2012), "Men in Black 3" (2012) and "Star Trek Into Darkness" (2013).

Eve is also known for a notorious but innocent scene in "Star Trek Into Darkness", when her character, science officer 'Carol Marcus' strips down to her underwear (as an homage to Sigourney Weaver as 'Ripley' in "Alien")...

...while preparing to pull on a 'special torpedo disarming' outfit.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Alice Eve...
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Watch: Carey Mulligan Is Hardy's Everdeen in First 'Far From the Madding Crowd' Trailer

Watch: Carey Mulligan Is Hardy's Everdeen in First 'Far From the Madding Crowd' Trailer
Since she broke on the scene with "An Education" just five years ago, she has delivered in a range of dramatic roles, period and contemporary, from Steve McQueen's "Shame" and Baz Lurhmann's "The Great Gatsby" to her heartbreaking turn in Mark Romanek's underappreciated "Never Let Me Go." (See clips below.) Now she has landed the juiciest --and from the looks of the trailer below, the sexiest--lead role of all, in Danish director Thomas Vinterberg's new movie adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Far from the Madding Crowd," which was memorably made by John Schlesinger back in 1967. Fond as I am of that romance starring Terence Stamp, Peter Finch and Alan Bates as the three men who woo headstrong "adventuress" Bathsheba Everdeen (Julie Christie)--the movie is far better than the hilarious trailer below--i am hearing good buzz on the new one from writer David Nicholls ("Starter for Ten") and Vinterberg ("The.
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Far From The Madding Crowd Trailer and Poster Featuring Carey Mulligan, Tom Sturridge and Michael Sheen In a Period Romance

Far From the Madding Crowd looks like it falls firmly in Fox Searchlight's wheelhouse (in the period film way, not the quirky indie way), which seems like a good thing in this case. The Thomas Hardy adaptation stars Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Matthias Schoenaerts, (who you can currently see in The Drop) and Tom Sturridge (Effie Gray) and looks like one of those gorgeous high caliber pieces I'll never see on my own, but will be glad I did once someone else drags me to it. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster for Far From the Madding Crowd. It was directed by Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, Dear Wendy) and adapted for the screen by David Nicholls (One Day, Starter for 10). The film will be released by Fox Searchlight on May 1, 2015. It also stars Juno Temple and Jessica Barden. Trailer courtesy of Fox Searchlight: Here's the
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The A to Z of Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch is everywhere. He's got no fewer than three films coming out between now and the end of the year, with Oscar-tipped biopic The Imitation Game in cinemas now, and The Penguins of Madagascar and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies imminent.

After months of speculation surrounding the casting of Marvel's next superhero Doctor Strange, fresh reports have emerged linking Cumberbatch to the coveted role, although nothing has yet been confirmed. There's also the small matter of his recent engagement, which was announced in a characteristically classy manner earlier this month.

It would be easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of Cumberexposure. But fear not – Digital Spy's handy A-z guide is here to fill in the gaps in your knowledge.

A is for Alan Turing

In what's being widely heralded as the performance that will earn him his first Oscar nomination come January, Cumberbatch
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The A to Z of Benedict Cumberbatch

The A to Z of Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch is everywhere. He's got no fewer than three films coming out between now and the end of the year, with Oscar-tipped biopic The Imitation Game in cinemas now, and The Penguins of Madagascar and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies imminent.

After months of speculation surrounding the casting of Marvel's next superhero Doctor Strange, fresh reports have emerged linking Cumberbatch to the coveted role, although nothing has yet been confirmed. There's also the small matter of his recent engagement, which was announced in a characteristically classy manner earlier this month.

It would be easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of Cumberexposure. But fear not – Digital Spy's handy A-z guide is here to fill in the gaps in your knowledge.

A is for Alan Turing

In what's being widely heralded as the performance that will earn him his first Oscar nomination come January, Cumberbatch
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‘Penny Dreadful’ Producer Neal Street to Shoot Enid Blyton Film (Exclusive)

London — Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris’ Neal Street Prods., whose credits include Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful,” has unveiled its latest film project, an adaptation of Enid Blyton’s “Magic Faraway Tree” books for theatrical release.

This will be the first feature film adaptation of “The Magic Faraway Tree” series, which were written between 1939 and 1951. The series is made up of four novels: “The Enchanted Wood,” “The Magic Faraway Tree,” “The Folk of the Faraway Tree” and “Up the Faraway Tree,” all of which have been optioned by Neal Street for development.

Each story takes place in the enchanted forest in which The Magic Faraway Tree grows — tall enough to reach the clouds and large enough to contain small houses. Discovered by the books’ child heroes, the tree and forest provide the background to their adventures.

Blyton is one of the world’s best-selling children’s authors. She has sold more
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