The 69 year old RADA alumni began his big screen career in 1988 with ‘Die Hard’.
The career of Alan Rickman was celebrated on Wednesday evening, as the 69 year old was the subject of latest in BAFTA’s Life in Pictures series. Charming the audience with tales from his storied career, Rickman spoke about some of his most famous roles including Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series and villain Hans Gruber in Die Hard.
Rickman looked back on his career during the BAFTA event.
Rickman began his film career a little later than most in 1988, when he was in his 40s. Looking back on his late start in films Rickman told the audience, “To be perfectly honest, having a film career is a bit of a surprise.”
Benedict Cumberbatch and James Nesbitt head 'Leading Actors'.
The BAFTA Television Award nominations for 2015 have finally been announced, including the usual entertainment favourites, some easily predictable names and a few surprises along the way that represent the very best of British television.
James Nesbitt's 'The Missing' leads the nominations
We're never tired of hearing his name at awards ceremonies; 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch is once again nominated for his exceptional performance as the modern-day sleuth on a show that the public has also put up to receive the Radio Times Audience Award. More Leading Actor nominations feature Toby Jones in 'Marvellous', which is also in the Single Drama category and Best Supporting Actress with Gemma Jones.
Continue reading: BAFTA TV Nominations Announced! The Missing Gets The Most Nods For 2015
The BAFTA ceremony has now thrown Oscar predictions into disarray, as some left-field winners have stirred things up.
Last Sunday's British Academy Film Awards, better known as the Baftas, were a key point in this year's Oscar calendar, shifting everything into high gear for the final stretch until the Academy Awards are handed out in Hollywood on Sunday 22nd February.
Stephen Fry at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) rehearsal
The biggest news coming from London was that 'Boyhood' managed to regain some of its momentum by taking Best Film, Director and Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette. The top categories had been thrown into question when 'Birdman' won the Producers, Directors and Screen Actors Guild awards last month. And this still leaves this year's Best Picture Oscar race one of the hardest to predict in recent memory.
Continue reading: BAFTA Advances Awards Season Into The Final Stretch
Dianna Agron - A variety of stars were photographed at the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards 2015 Official After Party which was held at the Grosvenor House hotel in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015
Nimrat Kaur - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards after party which was held at Grosvenor House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015
The actor's role in 'The Theory of Everything' brings him yet more glory.
Not that we couldn't have guessed it, but 'The Theory Of Everything' star Eddie Redmayne has landed the accolade for Best Actor at the 2015 BAFTA Awards, beating the likes of fellow Brits Benedict Cumberbatch and Ralph Fiennes.
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in 'The Theory Of Everything'
The win marks his first BAFTA win in his career, having previously been nominated for their Rising Star Award in 2012. Stephen Hawking movie 'The Theory Of Everything' won the actor a Golden Globe as well this year, with the next step being the ever prestigious Oscars - for which we have every confidence in Redmayne, despite again facing some serious competition.
Over the last few years, the Bafta awards have lines up well with the Academy Awards winners, but what can we learn from this?
For the last six years, a shift in the voting patterns at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has offered a striking prediction of what will happen on Oscar night.
The 2015 BAFTA's will take place on 8th February, 2015
The British Academy Film Awards last year predicted the split between Best Picture '12 Years a Slave' and Best Director Alfonso Cuaron for 'Gravity'. In 2013 the Bafta went to 'Argo' in a closely fought race, while also predicting Christoph Waltz's second Supporting Actor Oscar for 'Django Unchained' in what was considered an open field of previous winners.
Continue reading: Bafta Is Perhaps The Best Predictor Of Oscar Night
Benedict Cumberbatch joins fellow Brit Eddie Redmayne in BAFTA nominations.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne go head to head at this years BAFTAS with 'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory Of Everything' leading nominations with thirteen categories between their respective flicks.
[L-R] Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch and JK Simmons at Palm Springs Film Festival (Credit: Michael Buckner at Getty Images Entertainment)
Cumberbatch and Redmayne themselves have both been selected as nominees for the Best Actor category, while 'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory Of Everything' are also up for Best Film, Outstanding British film, Best Adapted screenplay, Best Costume design and Best Editing. Redmayne's Stephen Hawking biopic is additionally up for Best Director, Make-up and hair and Music, while Cumberbatch's take on Alan Turing's story is looking at awards for Production design and Sound.
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch Vs. Eddie Redmayne: The Battle Of The BAFTAs
The Bafta nominations have been revealed, leading to some shock by what has been missed out from the ceremony.
Friday morning's British Academy Film Awards nominations show the predicted BAFTA love for home-grown movies like 'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory of Everything', but were even more notable for who was missing from the shortlists.
Timothy Spall - snubbed by the academy?
The most obvious snub was for Mike Leigh's acclaimed biographical drama 'Mr Turner', for which Timothy Spall won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival. But the film only has a handful of technical nods (for cinematography, production design, costumes and make-up/hair), with nothing for Spall or Leigh, and most surprisingly no British Film nomination.
Continue reading: Bafta 2015 Nominations Reveal Secrets Of Awards Season
Why should what Sarah Millican wears to the BAFTA's matter, after all isn't she being judged on her talent?
At last year’s Television BAFTAs comedienne Sarah Millican chose to wear a perfectly nice dress from John Lewis, one which she felt comfortable and happy in for her big night. But who cares what she wore right? Sarah Millican is a talented, funny woman who was being recognised at Britain’s most prestigious awards ceremony. Sadly, some mean spirited folks didn't see it that way and decided to lay into Sarah on social media, criticising her appearance and outfit choice and effectively sticking a pin in her “excitable BAFTA balloon.” But hey trolls, if you think that’s enough to keep a funny woman down, then you clearly need another introduction to Sarah Millican.
Sarah on the BAFTA's red carpet last year
Last week Sarah decided to open up about her experiences after last year’s BAFTA’s in an essay in the Radio Times. Delivering an open, smart, funny and thoroughly kick-ass response to those trolls who ruined her evening, Sarah emphasised what you'd think would be a very clear fact, she is a comedian and not a model. Why should we know this? Well she’s on television all the time making us laugh, plus she was nominated for best entertainment performance at the ceremony, so really it should have been clear. But it seems it wasn't to those who decided to focus more on, what they thought, was a bad choice of outfit for the night (it wasn't btw) than her talent.
It was all about Olivia Colman and Broadchurch at the BAFTAs.
ITV crime-drama Broadchurch won three television BAFTAS on Sunday, for best drama, best actress for Olivia Colman and best supporting actor for David Bradley. Colman, who won two Baftas in 2013, cried on-stage and was unable to fully deliver her speech. However, she did manage to thank co-star David Tennant for being "a joy and a treat."
Olivia Colman Won Best Actess at the BAFTAs
Elsewhere, Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd took two awards for actors Richard Ayoade and Katherine Parkinson.
Continue reading: ITV's Broadchurch Cleans Up At Television BAFTAs [Pictures]
The American Hustle star was the victim of some eagle-eyes camera work, but insists he didn't say anything untoward.
There were some pretty nasty accusations flying round on what was otherwise a cordial affair at the Baftas last night; when Emma Thompson read out Barkhad Abdi’s name for the Best Supporting Actor award, the camera fixed on Bradley Cooper and his apparent, “who’s that?” snub.
Barkhad Abdi picked up the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor
Of course, as a supporting actor in one of 2013’s biggest films, acting alongside Tom Hanks and directed by Paul Greengrass, it’s pretty obvious who Abdi is to anyone in the industry, let alone anyone with even a fleeting interest in film. And that’s something Cooper sought to reiterate. He told The Independent: “I can’t even tell you how insulting this is not only to me but to Barkhad."
Continue reading: Hey Internet, Of Course Bradley Cooper Knew Who Barkhad Abdi Was
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