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BBC Film's 25th Anniversary Reception Held At BBC Radio 1.

Christine Langan - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived at the BBC Films 25th Anniversary Reception which was held at BBC Broadcasting House in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th March 2015

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Katie Holmes Joins The Woman In Gold


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Katie Holmes has been cast in 'The Woman In Gold'.

The 35-year-old actress is set to join an A-List cast including Dame Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, and Antje Traue in the Simon Curtis-directed drama, reports Deadline.com.

The film follows holocaust survivor Maria Altmann, played by Mirren, who fought the Austrian government to regain possession of five paintings by Gustav Klimt - known as a symbolist painter - that were stolen by the Nazis during wartime.

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Cate Blanchett In Talks For The Dig


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Cate Blanchett is in talks to star in 'The Dig'.

The Oscar-winning actress is negotiating a deal to play amateur archaeologist Edith Pretty in the story of 1938-9 excavation of Sutton Hoo in England, reports screendaily.com.

Blanchett's alter-ego leads a team who are evacuating the site which contains sixth and seventh century artifacts during the onset of World War Two.

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Ryan Reynolds In Talks For Helen Mirren's Woman In Gold


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Ryan Reynolds is in talks to join the 'Woman In Gold'.

The 37-year-old actor and Daniel Bruhl are negotiating roles to star opposite Helen Mirren in the Simon Curtis-directed film, according to deadline.com.

The 'RED 2' actress will play a Jewish World War II survivor, Maria Altmann, who fought the Austrian government to regain possession of five paintings by Gustav Klimt - known as a symbolist painter - that were stolen by the Nazis during wartime.

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The Deal (2003) Review


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Relentlessly promoted as "The prequel to The Queen" on the DVD cover, this 2003 British TV production is seeing a curious reissue in order to capitalize on The Queen's Oscar attention last year, which saw Helen Mirren win a Best Actress Oscar and the film earn a Best Picture nomination.

The Deal is a prequel to The Queen only in the sense that it involves historical details that occurred before those in The Queen. It also involves the same writer, director, and star Michael Sheen, who also plays Tony Blair in this film. The movie involves succession to the position of British Prime Minister in the late 1990s, which found young guns Tony Blair and Gordon Brown both riding high in the liberal Labour Party, rapidly becoming the most popular party in the country and one which delivered a crushing defeat to the Conservative Party in the 1997 elections.

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Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman Review


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Also known as The Last Hangman, director Adrian Shergold's film about the most famous executioner in England during the World War II war crimes trials and hangings follows the long lineage of English droll drama. Though performed behind closed doors these days, Albert Pierrepoint was the man who killed off key members of the Nazi party and therefore was seen as some sort of macabre hero to the masses of England. As a celebrity, however, he was an uncomfortable fit.

Pierrepoint, here played by the great Timothy Spall, was an unlikely public figure. In reality, Pierrepoint looked much older, skinnier and fatigued than Spall does but Spall gets the other part down: efficiency. Following in his father's and uncle's footsteps, Albert took up the job of a hangman to help supplement the wages he got for doing deliveries for the local supermarket. The grocery was also where he met his wife Anne Fletcher (a dazzling Juliet Stevenson) who would be his main supporter in his work. Albert would go on to perform hundreds of hangings, including a major batch of German World War II criminals, until he quit due to the backlash over capital punishment and his arguable celebrity status.

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Pierrepoint Review


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Also known as The Last Hangman, director Adrian Shergold's film about the most famous executioner in England during the World War II war crimes trials and hangings follows the long lineage of English droll drama. Though performed behind closed doors these days, Albert Pierrepoint was the man who killed off key members of the Nazi party and therefore was seen as some sort of macabre hero to the masses of England. As a celebrity, however, he was an uncomfortable fit.

Pierrepoint, here played by the great Timothy Spall, was an unlikely public figure. In reality, Pierrepoint looked much older, skinnier and fatigued than Spall does but Spall gets the other part down: efficiency. Following in his father's and uncle's footsteps, Albert took up the job of a hangman to help supplement the wages he got for doing deliveries for the local supermarket. The grocery was also where he met his wife Anne Fletcher (a dazzling Juliet Stevenson) who would be his main supporter in his work. Albert would go on to perform hundreds of hangings, including a major batch of German World War II criminals, until he quit due to the backlash over capital punishment and his arguable celebrity status.

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The Queen Review


Excellent
In a year already riddled with modern benchmarks in U.S. history, Stephen Frears now enters the deal with a reenactment of a worldwide tragedy: the death of Princess Diana and the subsequent rupture in public faith in the Royal Family. It's a tricky proposition: where most portraits of the Queen and her brood are either overly-stiff (for comedy's sake) or drab-as-death (for drama), Frears tries to show the family as no-bull normal people with dabs of sarcasm, sass and humor that could rub viewers the wrong way.

It begins with the landslide election of Prime Minister Tony Blair (a shockingly good Michael Sheen) and moves to the car accident that led to Di's death. Frears then meditates on the decisions and the struggle between modernism and tradition that Queen Elizabeth (Helen Mirren) and her family must consider in the wake of not just a familial, but worldwide, day of mourning. For those who don't remember, after the death, there was major pressure for the family to mourn in public, to show their grief and prove that even though Di wasn't part of the family anymore, they were still in a state of solemnity.

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The Queen Leads Bafta Nominations


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THE QUEEN and Casino Royale look set to be the big winners at this year's (07) British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards, after leading the nominations for next month's (11FEB07) ceremony at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.
The Queen has earned 10 nominations and will compete against THE DEPARTED and BABEL for Best Film, while DAME Helen Mirren received a nomination for best Actress In A Leading Role for her part in the royal drama.
Casino Royale is up for nine awards, with new 007 star Daniel Craig nominated for best Actor In A Leading Role. He faces competition from Leonardo Dicaprio in The Departed, Forest Whitaker for THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, PETER O'TOOLE in VENUS and Richard Griffiths in THE HISTORY BOYS.
Other actors up for awards include DREAMGIRLS star Jennifer Hudson, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE actor Alan Arkin, The Devil Wears Prada star Emily Blunt, and Spanish beauty Penelope Cruz for VOLVER.
The full list of nominees is as follows:
Best Film:
BABEL
THE DEPARTED
THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
THE QUEEN
The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year:
CASINO ROYALE
THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
NOTES ON A SCANDAL
THE QUEEN
UNITED 93
The Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer, in their First Feature Film:
ANDREA ARNOLD (Director) - RED ROAD
JULIAN GILBEY (Director) - ROLLIN' WITH THE NINES
Christine Langan (Producer) - PIERREPOINT
GARY TARN (Director) - BLACK SUN
PAUL ANDREW WILLIAMS (Director) - LONDON TO BRIGHTON
The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction:
BABEL - ALEJANDRO GONZLEZ INARRITU
THE DEPARTED - MARTIN SCORSESE
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - JONATHAN DAYTON/VALERIE FARIS
THE QUEEN - STEPHEN FREARS
UNITED 93 - PAUL GREENGRASS
Original Screenplay:
BABEL - GUILLERMO ARRIAGA
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - MICHAEL ARNDT
PAN'S LABYRINTH - GUILLERMO DEL TORO
THE QUEEN - PETER MORGAN
UNITED 93 - PAUL GREENGRASS
Adapted Screenplay:
CASINO ROYALE - NEAL PURVIS/Robert Wade/Paul Haggis
THE DEPARTED - WILLIAM MONAHAN
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA - ALINE BROSH MCKENNA
THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND - PETER MORGAN/Jeremy Brock
NOTES ON A SCANDAL - PATRICK MARBER
Film Not In The English Language:
APOCALYPTO
BLACK BOOK (ZWARTBOEK)
PAN'S LABYRINTH
RANG DE BASANTI (PAINT IT YELLOW)
VOLVER
Animated Feature Film:
CARS
FLUSHED AWAY
HAPPY FEET
Actor In A Leading Role:
DANIEL CRAIG - CASINO ROYALE
LEONARDO DICAPRIO - THE DEPARTED
RICHARD GRIFFITHS - THE HISTORY BOYS
PETER O'TOOLE - VENUS
FOREST WHITAKER - THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
Actress In A Leading Role:
PENELOPE CRUZ - VOLVER
JUDI DENCH - NOTES ON A SCANDAL
HELEN MIRREN - THE QUEEN
MERYL STREEP - THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
KATE WINSLET - LITTLE CHILDREN
Actor In A Supporting Role:
ALAN ARKIN - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
JAMES MCAVOY - THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
JACK NICHOLSON - THE DEPARTED
LESLIE PHILLIPS - VENUS
MICHAEL SHEEN - THE QUEEN
Actress In A Supporting Role:
EMILY BLUNT - THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
ABIGAIL BRESLIN - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
TONI COLETTE - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
FRANCES DE LA TOUR - THE HISTORY BOYS
JENNIFER HUDSON - DREAMGIRLS
The Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music:
BABEL - GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA
CASINO ROYALE - DAVID ARNOLD
DREAMGIRLS - HENRY KRIEGER
HAPPY FEET - JOHN POWELL
THE QUEEN - ALEXANDRE DESPLAT
Cinematography:
BABEL - RODRIGO PRIETO
CASINO ROYALE - PHIL MEHEUX
CHILDREN OF MEN - EMMANUEL LUBEZKI
PAN'S LABYRINTH - GUILLERMO NAVARRO
UNITED 93 - BARRY ACKROYD
Editing:
BABEL - STEPHEN MIRRIONE/DOUGLAS CRISE
CASINO ROYALE - STUART BAIRD
THE DEPARTED - THELMA SCHOONMAKER
THE QUEEN - LUCIA ZUCCHETTI
UNITED 93 - CLARE DOUGLAS/CHRISTOPHER ROUSE/RICHARD PEARSON
Production Design:
CASINO ROYALE - PETER LAMONT/SIMON WAKEFIELD
CHILDREN OF MEN - GEOFFREY KIRKLAND/JIM CLAY/JENNIFER WILLIAMS
MARIE ANTOINETTE - K K BARRETT/VERONIQUE MELERY
PAN'S LABYRINTH - EUGENIO CABALLERO/PILAR REVUELTA
Pirates Of The Caribbean: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - RICK HEINRICHS/CHERYL A CARASIK
Costume Design:
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA - PATRICIA FIELD
MARIE ANTOINETTE - MILENA CANONERO
PAN'S LABYRINTH - LALA HUETE
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - PENNY ROSE
THE QUEEN - CONSOLATA BOYLE
Sound:
BABEL - JOSE GARCIA/JON TAYLOR/CHRIS MINKLER/MARTíN HERNANDEZ
CASINO ROYALE - CHRIS MUNRO/EDDY JOSEPH/MIKE PRESTWOOD SMITH/MARTIN CANTWELL/Mark Taylor
PAN'S LABYRINTH - MARTíN HERNANDEZ/JAMIE BASHKT
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - CHRISTOPHER BOYES/GEORGE WATTERS II/ PAUL MASSEY/LEE ORLOFF
UNITED 93 - CHRIS MUNRO/MIKE PRESTWOOD SMITH/DOUGLAS COOPER/OLIVER TARNEY/EDDY JOSEPH
Achievement In Special Visual Effects:
CASINO ROYALE - STEVE BEGG/CHRIS CORBOULD
CHILDREN OF MEN - FRAZER CHURCHILL/TIM WEBBER/MICHAEL EAMES/PAUL CORBOULD
PAN'S LABYRINTH - EDWARD IRASTORZA/EVERETT BURRELL
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - JOHN KNOLL/HAL HICKEL/CHARLES GIBSON
SUPERMAN RETURNS - MARK STETSON
Make Up + Hair:
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA - NICKI LEDERMANN/ANGEL DE ANGELIS
MARIE ANTOINETTE - JEAN-LUC RUSSIER/DESIREE CORRIDONI
PAN'S LABYRINTH - stylist to be confirmed
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - VE NEILL/MARTIN SAMUEL
THE QUEEN - DANIEL PHILLIPS
Short Animation Film:
DREAMS AND DESIRES - FAMILY TIES - LES MILLS/JOANNA QUINN
GUY 101 - IAN GOULDSTONE
PETER AND THE WOLF - HUGH WELCHMAN/ALAN DEWHURST/SUZIE TEMPLETON
Short Film:
CARE - RACHEL BAILEY/CORINNA FAITH
CUBS - LISA WILLIAMS/Tom Harper
DO NOT ERASE - ASITHA AMERESEKERE
HIKIKOMORI - KARLEY DUFFY/Paul Wright
KISSING, TICKLING AND BEING BORED - DAVID SMITH/JIM MCROBERTS.

The Queen Review


Excellent
In a year already riddled with modern benchmarks in U.S. history, Stephen Frears now enters the deal with a reenactment of a worldwide tragedy: the death of Princess Diana and the subsequent rupture in public faith in the Royal Family. It's a tricky proposition: where most portraits of the Queen and her brood are either overly-stiff (for comedy's sake) or drab-as-death (for drama), Frears tries to show the family as no-bull normal people with dabs of sarcasm, sass and humor that could rub viewers the wrong way.

It begins with the landslide election of Prime Minister Tony Blair (a shockingly good Michael Sheen) and moves to the car accident that led to Di's death. Frears then meditates on the decisions and the struggle between modernism and tradition that Queen Elizabeth (Helen Mirren) and her family must consider in the wake of not just a familial, but worldwide, day of mourning. For those who don't remember, after the death, there was major pressure for the family to mourn in public, to show their grief and prove that even though Di wasn't part of the family anymore, they were still in a state of solemnity.

Continue reading: The Queen Review

Dirty Filthy Love Review


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I love to laugh at people with mental illnesses as much as the next guy, but watching them have problems with their love life? That's where I draw the line.

But seriously, Dirty Filthy Love is a generally engaging and sometimes funny look at how society's dysfunctionals get by in a world of romance, despite their proclivity to bark like wild dogs. Michael Sheen's Mark has both Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome -- though somehow he made it to the top of the architecture field and landed a gorgeous wife while yelling fuck! tits! at everyone.

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