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Stephen Graham, Elisabeth Shue and Rob Morgan join Tom Hanks in WWII drama Greyhound

Back in September 2016, it was announced that Tom Hanks is set for a World War II return in Greyhound, a drama which he has scripted himself, and now comes word on three additions to the supporting cast.

Joining Hanks in the film, which is being directed by Aaron Schneider (Get Low), are Stephen Graham (This Is England), Elisabeth Shue (Death Wish) and Rob Morgan (Mudbound).

Greyhound will see Hanks as a career naval officer given the command of a destroyer, who along with the enemy fights his self doubts and personal demons to prove he belongs.

Sony is financing the project, which has a budget of $30 million, and is slated to shoot in Baton Rouge aboard the USS Kidd.

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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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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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2018 Ee BAFTA Short Film nominees take the spotlight with advance screenings at selected Curzon cinemas & online

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Author: Zehra Phelan

For the second year running, BAFTA has teamed up with Curzon in order to screen the 2018 Ee BAFTA Short Film nominees at Curzon cinemas and online.

The eight nominated films, which were chosen by a BAFTA jury of leading industry figures, represent the best of British short filmmaking and showcase innovative and exciting British talent. The winners, as voted for by the wider BAFTA membership, will be announced at the Ee British Academy Film Awards on 18 February at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Previous BAFTA shorts nominees and winners have gone on to receive wider industry recognition for feature-length projects and they include some names you should all be familiar with. They include Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur), Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths), Chris Morris (Four Lions), Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy), Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice), David Yates (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2) and
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Berlinale: Studiocanal Introduces ‘One Nation, One King,’ ‘Mia and the White Lion’ (Exclusive)

Studiocanal, the film-tv production-distribution affiliate of Vivendi’s Canal Plus Group, will bring onto the market at Berlin one of France’s biggest plays of the year: “Un peuple, et son roi” (“One Nation, One King”), which Studiocanal will open in France on Sept. 26.

Budgeted at €16.9 million ($20.8 million), “One Nation, One King” is director Pierre Schoeller’s (“The Minister”) attempt to convey the scale of events of the 1789 French Revolution from the point of view of ordinary people, who for the first time were able to power events and develop a national consciousness instead of remaining passive victims.

Those revolutionaries are represented by two of France’s most-awarded young leads: Gaspard Ulliel, who won a best actor Cesar Award for Xavier Dolan’s “It’s Only the End of the World,” and Adèle Haenel, Cesar-nominated four times in the last decade, winning supporting actress for “Suzanne” and actress for “Love at First Fight.” Olivier Gourmet (“[link
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Idris Elba on directorial debut 'Yardie', #MeToo and "pinnacle role" James Bond

Idris Elba on directorial debut 'Yardie', #MeToo and
Idris Elba discusses his Sundance debut Yardie.

Source: BBC Films

‘Idris Elba and Aml Ameen on the set of Yardie’

In 2015, Idris Elba was about to board a flight from London to La when he bumped into fellow actor Aml Ameen. The two didn’t know each other well but had met a couple of times before. The encounter would prove serendipitous.

After seeing Ameen in Maze Runner, Elba had wanted to get in touch with the rising actor’s representatives to talk about the lead role in his directorial debut Yardie, an adaptation of Jamaican-born British writer Victor Headley’s 1992 crime novel about a courier carrying cocaine from Jamaica to London who decides to go it alone and disappears into the mean streets of Hackney with a kilo of white powder. The thriller has a cult reputation in the UK where it proved a publishing hit.

“I was like, ‘Oh right, I know
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Race, adoption and a missing child: toxic issues are set to spark a national debate

Kiri, an acclaimed new TV drama starring Sarah Lancashire, asks hard questions about social care

Race, identity and the intervention of social-care workers are among the most toxic subjects in British society – so they are not the easiest themes to represent on primetime television. Enter Rachel De-lahay, one of two scriptwriters tasked with tackling this tricky mix for Kiri, an acclaimed new drama that sees the return of Sarah Lancashire to screens this week.

The series, primarily written by Jack Thorne, the man behind acclaimed stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, as well as the scripts for numerous TV shows, including National Treasure and episodes of Skins and This is England, follows an inter-racial adoption that goes terribly wrong. It is both a tense mystery and an almost forensic unpicking of British attitudes towards race and identity, with Miriam (Lancashire), an experienced care worker, at its centre.

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Competition: Win ‘The Man With the Iron Heart’ on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of The Man With the Iron Heart - available on DVD & Blu-ray 8th Jan. 2018 – we are giving away a Blu-ray and a paperback copy of ‘HHhH’.

Starring Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Lawless), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Jack Reacher), Jack O’Connell (Starred Up, ‘71), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire, This Is England), Jack Reynor (Free Fire, Macbeth) and Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre, Alice In Wonderland), The Man With the Iron Heart is an action-packed account of the audacious World War Two mission to kill top ranking Nazi Reinhard Heydrich, based on the international bestseller HHhH.

In part a chilling portrait of the rise of the Nazis, as well as an inspiring account of an extraordinary attempt to stop them by striking at their very core, The Man With the Iron Heart is a bold, superbly made war film that ranks alongside the likes of Dunkirk and Valkyrie.
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Giveaway – Win The Man with the Iron Heart on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of The Man With The Iron Heart – available on DVD & Blu-ray 8th Jan. 2018 – we are giving away a Blu-ray and a paperback copy of HHhH.

Starring Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Lawless), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Jack Reacher), Jack O’Connell (Starred Up, ‘71), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire, This Is England), Jack Reynor (Free Fire, Macbeth) and Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre, Alice In Wonderland), The Man With The Iron Heart is an action-packed account of the audacious World War Two mission to kill top ranking Nazi Reinhard Heydrich, based on the international bestseller HHhH.

In part a chilling portrait of the rise of the Nazis, as well as an inspiring account of an extraordinary attempt to stop them by striking at their very core, The Man With The Iron Heart is a bold, superbly made war film that ranks alongside the likes of Dunkirk and Valkyrie.

“A
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Kids Now Casting: London-Based Male Actor Wanted for Lead Role in Feature Film

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to make it into a feature film in 2018, check it off right away with a lead role. Casting is underway for London-based talent for a lead role in a major feature film, cast by Des Hamilton, the casting director of “This Is England,” “Top Boy,” and more. An articulate, confident, and unique-looking young male actor, aged 10–14, is wanted for a lead role in the film. No acting experience is necessary. The production will rehearse and shoot in 2018. The role will be fully-compensated, with specific rates are Tbd. Ready to apply? Head directly to the casting notice and do so at Backstage here! Check out Backstage’s kids auditions!
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'Star Wars: Episode IX' Taps New Screenwriter

'Star Wars: Episode IX' Taps New Screenwriter
British screenwriter Jack Thorne has been tapped to finish the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode IX, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Thorne will take over for director Colin Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly. According to sources, a new set of eyes was needed to finish the final installment of the franchise reboot, though it's unclear how much of the script needs to be rewritten.

Thorne has created several acclaimed British television shows including National Treasure, the crime drama The Last Panthers and the sci-fi series The Fades.
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Shane Meadows Reunites With ‘This Is England’ Team for ‘The Virtues’

Shane Meadows Reunites With ‘This Is England’ Team for ‘The Virtues’
Shane Meadows’ latest drama series for Britain’s Channel 4 will see the filmmaker reuniting with “This Is England” stars Stephen Graham and Helen Behan for “The Virtues.” The show will follow Joseph, played by Graham, as he returns home to Ireland to confront a troubled past after having been brought up in the state care system.

Frank Laverty (“Michael Collins”) will star as the husband of Anna (Behan), the sister whom Joseph has not seen since he was a child. Jack Thorne, who worked on the “This Is England” TV series, has written “The Virtues.” The show will be produced by Sheffield- and London-based Warp Films, which made the 2009 film “This Is England” and three TV sequels: “This Is England ’86,” “This Is England ’88,” and “This Is England ’90.” Like all of the “England” TV series, “The Virtues” will be four parts.

Meadows said that “The Virtues” will draw on his previous work. “It
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Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams: UK return date confirmed

Kirsten Howard Louisa Mellor Rob Leane Feb 19, 2018

Electric Dreams returns to Channel 4 on Monday the 26th of February at 10pm with The Father Thing...

After airing six of its ten episodes in autumn 2017, sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams went into stasis. The remaining four episodes have now been confirmed as returning here in the UK in a new Monday night slot, an hour later than it previously aired.

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Episode seven, The Father Thing, written and directed by Justified and The Wonder Years' Michael Dinner, and starring Greg Kinnear, will air on Monday the 26th of February at 10pm.

Here's the episode synopsis:

The world is under attack from aliens. Charlie must make difficult decisions to protect his mother and the human race, as he is among the first
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His Dark Materials TV series: production to get underway soon

Kirsten Howard Feb 20, 2018

The BBC's long-awaited adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy is finally inching forward again...

The BBC have had their eight-part adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy in the works for such a long while, but it finally looks as though we'll be seeing some imminent movement on the series.

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Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, who run Bad Wolf Productions, have been hard at work on adapting Deborah Harkness' A Discovery Of Witches, which is due to air later this year on Sky, but as filming wrapped on that mammoth series, the pair turned their attention to their next big project, and their plans were music to our ears…
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Why, Yes, That Is Ned Stark In A Dress.

Ladies and gentlemen: Sean Bean in a dress.The Lord Of The Rings and Game Of Thrones star will soon be seen on British television screens with Boardwalk Empire and This Is England's Stephen Graham in two episodes of BBC1 drama Accused. Bean will be playing a cross dressing English teacher named either Simon or Tracie depending on the state of dress and, yes, I posted this purely for the novelty of seeing what Sean Bean would look like as a woman....
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Elba Joins U.K. Wrestling Show

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Elba Joins U.K. Wrestling Show
Idris Elba has traded The Wire for the ring after signing up to produce a show about wrestling.

The actor, best known for playing The Wire's Stringer Bell, is working behind the scenes on upcoming U.K. programme Walk Like A Panther, about British wrestlers in the 1970s and '80s.

But Elba admits he has no plans to appear in the six-part series, which stars This Is England's Stephen Graham and Kasabian rocker Tom Meighan.

He says, "I've come on board as an executive producer to take the Panthers to the next level. These boys are like family to me, so it's an honour."

‘Boardwalk Empire: The Complete First Season’ – Exclusive clip

Executively produced by Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese and from the pen of Terence Winter, Emmy Award-winning writer of The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire: The Complete First Season is out on DVD and Blu-ray this Monday, and we have a clip from one of the many special features that appear as an extra on the release that takes a look at speakeasies that still stand today:

Steve Buscemi (Armageddon, The Big Lebowski) stars in this explosive HBO drama series set at the dawn of the Prohibition era, when the sale of alcohol became illegal throughout the United States. Charting the birth of organised crime, the series chronicles the life and times of Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson (Buscemi), the Atlantic City treasurer whose double role as politician and bootlegger makes him the most powerful man on the Boardwalk.

Buscemi is accompanied by an outstanding all-star cast depicting real life people from gangster legend
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DVD Review: Misfits – Series 3

Misfits: Series 3

Stars: Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha, Nathan Stewart-Jarett, Antonia Thomas | Created by Howard Overman

After series two of Misfits ended it had a lot to prove, not only to itself in a way but to the audience. With the loss of Robert Sheehan as Nathan it was losing one of its best characters, to some he was most definitely the best and ending series two the way it did with almost a reboot of the whole super hero theme it left a lot of doors wide open.

After the online short episode that said goodbye to Nathan series three started off quite strong with the new addition of Rudy, the almost arrogant woman chaser who thinks himself god’s gift to all women. He’s arguably a lot like Nathan, just funny in a different way. We are introduced to him in an episode that pretty much looks
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BBC America Brings the Dead Into Our Homes with The Fades

Other than the Christmas special, Doctor Who has been off for a while. So has Bedlam, and now Primeval is over, too. So what’s next for BBC America’s Supernatural Saturdays? It’s The Fades and it has potential. Here for your advance perusal are the press release, trailer, and posters; the series premieres January 14.

The Fades, the coming of age fantasy drama from writer Jack Thorne (This is England ’86, Skins, Shameless), earned critical acclaim in the UK and is now set to premiere in the Us on January 14 as part of BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday. Seventeen-year-old geek Paul (Iain De Caestecker, Young Herriot) is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that his therapist can’t explain. Neither can best friend and fellow social outcast, Mac (Daniel Kaluuya, Johnny English Reborn), or unsympathetic and much cooler twin sister, Anna (Lily Loveless, Skins). But trying to fit in becomes the least
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First Look at Birdsong starring Eddie Redmayne

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29 year old Eddie Redmayne (represented in the UK by United Agents) and Clémence Poesy star as the passionate lovers Stephen and Isabelle brought together by love and torn apart by the First World War, in BBC One's adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' epic love story Birdsong.

The two-part adaptation moves between 1910 and 1916, in turns telling the story of Stephen Wraysford's passionate and erotic, but ultimately doomed, affair with Isabelle Azaire before the war, and the enduring effect it has on him as he fights amidst the blood and gore of the trenches.

 This is where he meets Jack Firebrace (Joseph Mawle), a tunneller who is emotional, gregarious and popular with the other men, where Stephen is closed, reserved and distant. In Jack, Stephen sees a version of what he could be as he gradually learns from him what it means to be a man, and to be a father, and
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