Mark Rylance

  • 31 October 2005



Ready Player One Trailer

It’s the year 2045 and the only way to survive on Earth is to escape it, by living in a virtual reality game called the OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation). Based on Ernest Cline’s bestselling novel and directed by Steven Spielberg, ‘Ready Player One’ hits theatres this spring.

Tye Sheridan stars in ‘Ready Player One’

Wade Watts is an orphaned teenager whose parents gave him a name that sounded like a superhero’s alter-ego. But in the reality of 2045, Wade is living in the ‘stacks’, an overpopulated, poverty stricken area of Columbus Ohio,

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Dunkirk Review


Britain's epic 1940 evacuation of Dunkirk has been dramatised on film before, but no one has taken an approach like Christopher Nolan. Not that this is a surprise, since Nolan has made a career of fiercely inventive filmmaking. But this might be his masterpiece: a relatively simple story told with creative verve, relentlessly growing intensity, emotional resonance and the weight of history.

He recounts the events on three timelines. Over the course of a week, young soldier Tommy (rising star Fionn Whitehead) finds himself on the beach at Dunkirk amid 400,000 soldiers hemmed in from behind by the Germans and looking for some way to get across the Channel to England. But every ship he finds is sunk in front of him, or under him, as German pilots drop bombs from the sky. Meanwhile over the course of one day, English yachtsman Dawson (Mark Rylance) and his sons (Tom Glynn-Carney and Barry Keoghan) head off to do what they can as part of an armada of small civilian boats. And in the sky above over the course of an hour, spitfire pilot Farrier (Tom Hardy) engages the Luftwaffe in a series of aerial battles.

Nolan skilfully edits these three time-strands together into a narrative that continually loops back on itself, showing events from different angles. It sometimes feels a bit repetitive, but that's the point, and the result is increasingly resonant as it recounts the events from three internal perspectives. In the focal roles, Whitehead, Rylance and Hardy offer distinct angles on heroism and survival. These are powerfully engaging performances that reveal men merely doing what they can in seemingly impossible situations.

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James DArcy and Jack Lowden at the New York premiere of 'Dunkirk' held at AMC Loews Lincoln Square - New York, United States - Tuesday 18th July 2017

Dunkirk - Trailer and Featurette

It's 1940 and World War II is in full swing. Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium, Canada and France at stationed at Dunkirk ready to pull France from the grip of the Germans. However, they soon discover that they are completely surrounded by enemy forces who have them so trapped that they no longer have use for tanks. Confined in the open space of the Dunkirk beaches with nowhere left to hide and definitely nowhere to run, the soldiers face almost certain death as the air strikes begin. Their only hope is to sail across the English Channel to safety, but with enemy planes showing no mercy their survival will be miraculous. But these are allied forces aren't about to surrender, no matter what happens. Their courage and determination is about to save more than 300,000 men.

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Dunkirk Trailer

In one of the biggest military disasters in British history, 400,000 soldiers found themselves stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk in France in 1940 in the midst of World War II. Their journey was about releasing the allied France from the grip of the Germans, but when they find themselves surrounded by enemy forces, with nowhere left to hide their options become limited. Determined not to surrender to the Nazis, an incredible emergency evacuation begins as bomb after bomb is dropped on the fleeing men. The Royal Air Force and British Navy vessels rush to the aid of their trapped troops, as well as boats from brave civilians, and together they manage to save over 300,000 men from the terrifying attack in Operation Dynamo.

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Viola Davis in the press room at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017

Mark Rylance and Ruby Barnhill and various other stars of the BFG movie come together for a photo call to launch the DVD. Held at Potters Field, London, United Kingdom - Monday 21st November 2016

Cillian Murphy Praises 'Dunkirk' Co-Star Harry Styles' Acting Skills

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 30 August 2016

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The One Direction singer will make his acting debut in the Christopher Nolan drama.

If anyone thought that Harry Styles was cast in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Dunkirk because of his star power rather than his acting skills, then you might be about to be proved wrong. Styles’ co-star in the film, Cillian Murphy, has come out in praise of the singer-turned-actor, saying he’ll be ‘terrific’ in the role.

Cillian Murphy thinks Harry Styles will be ‘terrific’ in Dunkirk

Speaking to the Radio Times Murphy said: "Harry Styles is great. I had very few scenes with Harry but we got to hang out and I've got to say he's a great, great kid, and really, really funny.”

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Sorry Guys But Harry Styles Is Not In The First 'Dunkirk' Trailer

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 06 August 2016

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But neither are Tom Hardy Mark Rylance, James D'Arcy, Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy.

On Friday the first trailer for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming WWII epic Dunkirk dropped, showing us our first glimpses of the Dark Knight director’s first film since 2014’s Interstellar. But for some, Dunkirk is about something else entirely, because the film features the acting debut of One Direction’s Harry Styles.

Harry Styles filming Dunkirk

As usual when anything vaguely One Direction-y happens, their army of fans were out in force on social media and on Friday they weren’t happy. After being teased with photos of Harry and his new short hair filming scenes from the movie, the heartthrob was nowhere to be found in the just under a minute long trailer.

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Harry Styles seen on the set of Christopher Nolan's upcoming movie 'Dunkirk'. The filming was taking place in Dorset, Weymouth, United Kingdom. Wednesday 27th July 2016

Mark Rylance Let His Imagination Soar While Creating The BFG

By Rich Cline in Movies / TV / Theatre on 01 July 2016

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Rylance paid incredible attention to detail when preparing for his role as The BFG.

"It's the most expensive makeup I've ever had," says Oscar-winner Mark Rylance of his performance-capture title character in The BFG, Steven Spielberg's movie adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic book.

Rylance worked to develop every aspect of the Big Friendly Giant. One of the most distinctive elements was his gait, which had to be clearly non-human. "I think the discussion was on the first day of filming," Rylance says. "Steven said, 'Have you got BFG's walk?' And I thought, 'Oh, Christ!' But I said, 'Well, let's just have a go.' I mean the book describes the walk, this stopping and gliding, but it was a little while later that I found the walk that I wanted to use. I'm a stepfather, and Chris, my stepchildren's father, is a great friend of mine. He's a runner and he has a wonderful walk that I thought was right for BFG."

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The BFG Trailer

Sophie and the other girls at Mrs. Clonkers orphanage share a big sleeping dorm and once the lights go out, the girls are expected to go straight to sleep. No talking and most certainly no getting out of bed but little Sophie isn't one for sticking to the rules. Once the rest of the girls are asleep, Sophie is busy reading her books.

When the bespectacled young girl hears strange noise coming from outside her window, she can't help but take a peek out of the pane. A vague shape starts to form in the background, Sophie's unsure what it is but knows it's gigantic. Beginning to get scared, Sophie runs back to her bed and hides under her blankets but it's too late, before Sophie knows what's happening she's snatched from her bed and taken to a far and distant world.

Initially scared for her life, Sophie thinks the giant has taken her to have as his next meal but soon she's introduced to her new home and keeper, The BFG (Big Friendly Giant). The BFG doesn't want to hurt Sophie, he wants to protect her. As the pair begin having adventures together, Sophie soon learns that not all giants are as welcoming as The BFG.

Emma Thompson, Mark Rylance And Others Pose For Nude Photos With Dead Fish

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 25 March 2016

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They were just two of many celebrities taking part in the Fishlove campaign against over-fishing, and the images will be made into a range of posters.

Emma Thompson and Mark Rylance and other stars are taking part in an awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of overfishing. Nothing unusual about that, you might think, until you see the photos from the campaign, featuring the celebrities posing nude with fish.

The Fishlove campaign is aimed at persuading diners to choose less well-known fish such as spratt and herring in order to protect cod and bream stocks.

Image caption Emma Thompson

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Steve Spielberg Reveals Personal Connection To U2 Spy Plane Incident, The Focus Of His ‘Bridge Of Spies’

By Elinor Cosgrave in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14 October 2015

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Steven Spielberg has a personal connection with the U2 spy plane incident which features heavily in his latest film, 'Bridge of Spies'.

Steven Spielberg’s latest film, Bridge of Spies, is based on the diplomatic relations between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. following the 1960 incident in which an American spy plane was shot down over Russian territory and its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, captured. Spielberg has a connection with the incident, as he revealed in a recent interview.

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As it transpires, Spielberg’s father had seen the remains of the captured U2 spy plane whilst on a foreign exchange in Russia. Spielberg’s father, Arnold Spielberg, was an engineer for General Electric which had arranged the exchange in an attempt to improve relations between the U.S. and U.S.S.R.

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Mark Rylance Thursday 20th October 2011 'Anonymous' screening at the The Museum of Modern Art New York City, USA