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BAFTA Awards Winners Room

Gemma Chan , Blake Harrison - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2016 Awards - Press Room at British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th February 2016

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Blake Harrison, Nina Gantz, Emilie Jouffroy and Gemma Chan
Gemma Chan

EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 (BAFTAs) - Arrivals

Blake Harrison - EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 (BAFTAs) held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals at Royal Opera House,, British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Monday 15th February 2016

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Dad's Army Review

Weak

The beloved 1970s British sit-com gets the big screen treatment, although there's been very little attempt to do anything clever with it aside from A-list casting. There are some terrific gags in Hamish McColl's script, but director Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn) fails to find the comical potential in the material. So the film feels clumsy and muted, which is certainly not going to attract a new generation of fans to the premise.

It's 1944 in the small village of Walmington on the southern English coast, where the men who were unfit to serve in the regular army have volunteered for the Home Guard when they're not working their normal jobs. The platoon's captain is bank manager Mainwaring (Toby Jones), who leads a ragtag group of retirees (Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon and Bill Paterson) and younger army rejects (Daniel Mays and Blake Harrison) through a series of exercises along the seaside cliffs. They've been tipped off that there's a Nazi spy in the area, but they're all so smitten by the curvy visiting journalist Rose (Catherine Zeta-Jones) that they fail to notice that she's up to something nefarious.

The material is ripe for political-edged comedy, which the script touches on in between the relentless double entendre. And the cast is definitely up for it, delivering solid performances that bring out character details while playing up the goofy interaction between them. But Parker leaves them looking adrift on-screen, never cranking up either a sense of pace or a spark of life. Each set-piece falls utterly flat, starting with the movie's opening scene in which the gang is chased around afield by a supposedly angry bull. And everything that follows feels half-hearted, which means that the Carry On-style innuendo, physical slapstick and nutty action all fall flat.

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Dad's Army - UK Film Premiere

 Blake Harrison - Dad's Army - UK film premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square, Arrivals. at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 26th January 2016

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Dad's Army Film Premiere Held At Odeon

Blake Harrison - Dad's Army film premiere held at Odeon - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 26th January 2016

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36th London Critics' Circle Film Awards

Blake Harrison - 36th London Critics' Circle Film Awards held at the Mayfair Hotel - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 17th January 2016

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Adds Wonderful WWII Glamour To 'Dad's Army' [Trailer + Pictures]


Catherine Zeta Jones Toby Jones Michael Gambon Blake Harrison Mark Gatiss Oliver Parker

If you weren't getting giddy with excitement for the big screen adaptation of 'Dad's Army' next year, you certainly will be now. The new trailer has arrived and we challenge you to keep the smile off your face. Euphemisms, slapstick humour and ridiculous costumes galore, this upcoming movie truly is the best of British comedy.

Catherine Zeta-Jones in 'Dad's Army'Catherine Zeta-Jones is the epitome of World War II beauty

Based on Jimmy Perry's enormously popular war comedy series of the same name which ran from 1968 to 1977 and starred Arthur Lowe, Ian Lavender and Arnold Ridley among others, the movie features re-imaginings of all your favourite characters, plus a few new personalities. The likes of bumbling Captain Mainwaring (Toby Jones), mild-mannered Private Godfrey (Michael Gambon) and simple-minded Private Pike (Blake Harrison) will be joined by a stunning and charming journalist named Rose Winters (Catherine Zeta-Jones), and the poshest officer the military has to offer Colonel Theakes (Mark Gatiss).

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Dad's Army Trailer


Everybody's favourite British regiment is back in the new version of Dad's Army. Director Oliver Parker has recruited the much loved classic British TV Show with the help of some of the UK's best known actors. Like the TV show, the movie is set in 1944 and World War II is almost at its peak. The Home Guard is patrolling the streets of Walmington-on-Sea and their spirits are rather dampened by the thought of the imminent invasion. Their only light relief comes from a visit from a beautiful journalist going by the name of Rose Winters. Rose soon has all the men on their best behaviour and all the ladies of the town attempting to up their game. However it's soon 'back to work' for the men when they find out there's a spy living amidst the residents in their small seaside town.

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Dad's Army Trailer


And they're back! The hilarious band of men that put their lives on the line for their country return in an all new adventure on the big screen. World War II is at its very peak during the 1940s and the Home Guard at Walmington-on-Sea are about to have an unusually eventful episode. Hours of patrolling the army base at Dover - trying to keep spirits up on the eve of the soldiers' impending journey to France to take on the Germans - are over for now, because UK intelligence have just uncovered a mysterious secret signal over the radio - apparently someone has been sending messages from Walmington to Berlin, and now nobody can be trusted. The Home Guard aid the mission to uncover the spy - though nobody dares put too much faith in this bumbling lot.

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Bill Nighy Expresses Concern At 'Dad's Army' Movie Reception


Bill Nighy Blake Harrison Toby Jones Catherine Zeta Jones

Veteran British actor Bill Nighy is set to star in next year’s movie adaptation of legendary comedy ‘Dad’s Army’, but he’s apparently worried that fans of the original series will hate the resulting film.

Nighy was interviewed by British newspaper The Times and revealed that he had been plagued with worries during the filming of his part, which began in Yorkshire in October last year. He plays the part of Sergeant Arthur Wilson, the role originally occupied by John Le Mesurier, alongside Toby Jones’s portrayal of Captain Mainwaring.

Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy is set to feature in next year's 'Dad's Army' movie

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The Inbetweeners 2 Review


OK

Fans of the TV series and 2011 first movie probably won't mind that the filmmakers never bother to develop these characters at all. At least the four lead actors have plenty of charm to paper over the thinly written script, making the most of even the most simpleminded gags while playing up the traits that have kept fans coming back since the TV show debuted in 2008. The actors are now between 27 and 30, but the idiots they play are resolutely stuck in their teens.

Having finally survived high school, Jay (James Buckley) takes a gap year in Australia while his pal Will (Simon Bird) has a lonely first year at university. Even a visit from pals Simon and Neil (Joe Thomas and Blake Harrison) fails to cheer Will up, but a suggestion that they drain their student loans and head Down Under to visit Jay is more like it. Jay has painted a picture of sex-crazed party mayhem, but when they land in Sydney the reality is somewhat different. So when hot babe Katie (Emily Berrington) invites Will to come to Byron Bay with her gang of middle-class hippies, he drags his mates along. But these four guys fail to fit into the backpacking lifestyle, and instead head to the Outback to find Jay's ex.

The film opens in a nicely cinematic style, with slick spoofs of both Harry Potter and Scarface before settling into the usual groove: setting up each sequence as a possibility for sex before everything unravels into humiliating chaos. The problem is that this repetitive cycle is all set-up but almost never any pay-off. A waterslide sequence is a hilarious exception, building a queasy sense of suspense before landing a series of riotously revolting punchlines. But more often the characters are left staring into space before muttering, "OK then," before the screen fades to black as if it's time for an ad break.

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See Photos From 'The Inbetweeners 2' World Premiere In London [Pictures]


James Buckley Simon Bird Blake Harrison Joe Thomas The Inbetweeners

The stars were out in force for ‘The Inbetweeners 2’ world premiere last night in London’s West End. The tale of four misfits trying to find their way as young men in the modern world continues with a trip to Australia. 

In the sequel, following on from the boys’ trip to Malia, Simon, Will and Neil decide to join Jay on his gap year in Australia, while Simon struggles to dump his overbearing girlfriend.

The film’s stars – the four leading mean, Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas – were all present amidst a host of stars from Alex Zane to Sarah-Jane Crawford

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Breaking News: 'The Inbetweeners 2' Is Actually Really, Really Good


James Buckley Simon Bird Joe Thomas Blake Harrison

Fans of The Inbetweeners have known for some time that the sequel to 2012's box-office busting big screen movie would probably be Simon Bird, James Buckley, Joe Thomas and Blake Harrison's last outing as Will, Jay, Simon and Neil. The boys - whom we first met at a secondary school somewhere in the Home Counties - have only aged about 3 years over an 8 year period of shooting the TV show and the movies, and they've convincingly argued to leave the quartet's story at that throughout just about every publicity interview for their new movie.

The InbetweenersThe boys are back - down under!

So it's fitting that The Inbetweeners 2 - out in cinemas today (August 6, 2014) - should be everything that drew some 3.7 million viewers to its season 3 finale in 2010. 

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Blake Harrison And Maxine Peake Star In 'Keeping Rosy' [Trailer]


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Shameless and Silk actor Maxine Peake combines with Blake Harrison, known for his goofy character Neil on The Inbetweeners, in ‘Keeping Rosy’ – a tense, low-fi British thriller centred on Charlotte, a career-obsessed workaholic whose work and personal life takes multiple turns for the worst in a matter of hours.

Keeping RosyMaxine Peake stars in 'Keeping Rosy'

Having chosen a career in advertising over any semblance of a meaningful personal life, Peake’s character’s life is constantly a fragile balance. ‘Keeping Rosy’ is a film about the tense balance between work and life, focussing on the intense pressure for people to succeed in an increasingly competitive, cut-throat marketplace.  

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Keeping Rosy Trailer


Charlotte is a proud career woman living in finely placed, plush city apartment with very defined ambitions and the confidence to achieve them. Unfortunately, the media agency she works for sees her future a little differently, and she is cut off from the scheme she's worked so hard for. Angrily, she comes home and bumps into her cleaner with whom she has a violent argument. The row escalates, and Charlotte fatally injures her by accident. Panic-stricken, she dumps the body just in time for the arrival of her sister Sarah and her niece. Remembering the CCTV, she attempts to get hold of the taped evidence and meets security official Roger, who watches the tapes for himself and witnesses everything. However,  this is a man with very few scruples and he has no intention of going to the police with his findings. Instead, he invites himself into her life, shamelessly seduces Sarah, and sets out to make Charlotte's life a living hell.

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Blake Harrison Movies

Dad's Army Movie Review

Dad's Army Movie Review

The beloved 1970s British sit-com gets the big screen treatment, although there's been very little...

Dad's Army Trailer

Dad's Army Trailer

Everybody's favourite British regiment is back in the new version of Dad's Army. Director Oliver...

Dad's Army Trailer

Dad's Army Trailer

And they're back! The hilarious band of men that put their lives on the line...

The Inbetweeners 2 Movie Review

The Inbetweeners 2 Movie Review

Fans of the TV series and 2011 first movie probably won't mind that the filmmakers...

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Keeping Rosy Trailer

Keeping Rosy Trailer

Charlotte is a proud career woman living in finely placed, plush city apartment with very...

Keeping Rosy Movie Review

Keeping Rosy Movie Review

Sleek and tightly constructed, this low-key British horror thriller worms its way under the skin...

The Inbetweeners 2 Trailer

The Inbetweeners 2 Trailer

The four musketeers are back once again after their eventful (and mostly deeply embarrassing) post-A...

Reuniting the Rubins Movie Review

Reuniting the Rubins Movie Review

A contrived script and clunky direction undermine this British film, which veers from silly comedy...

The Inbetweeners Movie Trailer

The Inbetweeners Movie Trailer

Best friends Will, Simon, Jay and Neil have finally finished school forever. But the end...

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