Michael Fox, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt, Rob James-Collier, Phyllis Logan, Sophie McShera and Lesley Nicol - Downton Abbey gala dinner for Special Olympics GB held at the Landmark Hotel. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 24th June 2015
Gareth Neame, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael and Julian Fellowes - An Afternoon with 'Downton Abbey' at the Writers Guild Theater - Arrivals at Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 6th June 2015
The 'House of Cards' star and theatre legend stepped down from his role at one of London's oldest theatres after more than ten years.
Stars from throughout the world of theatre came together to praise Kevin Spacey as he stepped down as artistic director of London’s The Old Vic after more than a decade in the role.
In an event hosted by ‘Downton Abbey’ star Hugh Bonneville, the likes of Elizabeth McGovern, Jeremy Irons and Eddie Izzard paid tribute to Spacey’s contributions to reviving the fortunes of the Old Vic, at which he took the reins in 2003. He now vacates to make way for Matthew Warchus, who is set to unveil his opening season later this week.
Recorded tributes were also included from James Bond director Sam Mendes, Sir Elton John and even former American President Bill Clinton, and there were a handful of musical performances by Sting and Annie Lennox.
Maisie Williams, the actress best known for her role in 'Game of Thrones', will guest star in 'Doctor Who'.
Maisie Williams will guest star in Doctor Who.
Downton Abbey could be heading to the big screen.
No more than 24 hours has passed since we got news that Downton Abbey would be coming to an end after its sixth season, but it seems the show will live on it some capacity. Executive producer Gareth Neame said he and creator Julian Fellowes would be "very interested" in a movie spin-off.
Downton Abbey welcomed a number of guest stars including George Clooney and Paul Giamatti [centre]
"It would be a wonderful extension. Julian and I would be very interested if we could get our ducks in a row," he told Deadline.
Continue reading: Is A 'Downton Abbey' Movie on the Way?
Downton Abbey will conclude at the end of its sixth season but the Crawley legacy may live on in a movie or spin-off series.
Downton Abbey will conclude after its sixth season, the ITV show's producers have confirmed. Producer Gareth Neame made the announcement during a press conference on Thursday (26th March). "It's a very emotional day for all of the people involved in the show," Neame said at the press conference.
Maggie Smith stars in Downton Abbey.
'Paddington' was a monster hit for the British independent film industry.
The critically acclaimed comedy Paddington helped the British independent film industry pull in record audiences last year. UK independent films grossed £167 million in 2014 thanks in no small part to the success of Paddington and the sequel The Inbetweeners 2.
Paddington was a major hit for the British independent film industry in 2014
Those two movies alone took a combined total of £67.5 million, which tripled the two biggest UK independent films from 2013: the Steve Coogan and Judi Dench drama Philomena and Ron Howard's action biopic Rush.
Continue reading: 'Paddington' Helps Storming Year for British Independent Film in 2014
The US gets ready for 'Paddington', the family movie smash of 2014, to make its debut.
Having taken British cinemas by storm over Christmas, the excellent family comedy Paddington is finally set to hit US theaters this weekend. If you’re unfamiliar with the adventures of the Peruvian bear, let us try to persuade you of his charms before you go to see it. No plot spoilers though!
A sneak peek of the loveable bear, who makes his US cinema debut this weekend (16 Jan)
The character was created by Michael Bond in 1958, a polite bear who loves marmalade sandwiches that is found at London’s Paddington Station and taken in by the Brown family. In the film, he adjusts happily to his new life in London until he gets into a scrape when he meets an evil taxidermist. We’ll let you find out how our hero deals with that for yourselves!
Continue reading: 'Paddington' Set To Hit American Cinemas This Weekend
Are the Crawley’s about to transfer over to the big screen?
Are the Crawley’s about to transfer to the big screen? Well it could happen, one day, as in a interview with Britain's Daily Mirror actress Raquel Cassidy revealed that a 'Downton Abbey' movie is “definitely a possibility”.
Can you imagine the Dowager Countess on the big screen?
"There have been talks and there is definitely a possibility of a Downton film,” the actress who plays housemaid Phyllis Baxter told the newspaper. “There is real hope. It’s been mentioned more than once and there’s a lot of commercial and artistic interest. Stranger things have happened, so watch this space,” Cassidy added.
Continue reading: Could A 'Downton Abbey' Movie Be On The Way?
The Hollywood heartthrob will appear in a special charity edition of the popular series.
It’s the moment fans of Downton Abbey and well, George Clooney have been waiting for! Yes Hollywood’s favourite silver fox will be making a trip to Britain’s most famous luxury home later this month a part of special charity short. But fans desperate for an early glimpse of gorgeous George have been given an early treat, with a brief teaser clip released by ITV.
Continue reading: George Clooney's 'Downton Abbey' Appearance Teased In New Clip
In London, it's a UK premiere for Angelina Jolie's new WWII drama Unbroken and a world premiere for the Paddington movie. Fans are buzzing about the new Jurassic World trailer, while there are also teasers and clips for Pan, Strange Magic, The Interview and Pitch Perfect 2...
Angelina Jolie, Jack O'Connell and Luke Treadaway were on hand for the UK premiere of their new movie Unbroken this week. The film is gathering awards buzz as expectations build to its Christmas Day release.
It's difficult not to go into a movie like this with a sense of dread, as the beloved children's book becomes a live-action movie with a digitally animated, eerily realistic-looking bear. Thankfully, the task of filmmaking was given to the inventive Paul King (of Mighty Boosh fame), who made the charmingly surreal 2009 comedy Bunny and the Bull and brings a refreshingly unexpected comical sensibility to liven up this film's family-friendly formula.
It starts in darkest Peru, where a young bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) has been raised by his aunt and uncle (Imelda Staunton and Michael Gambon), who learned about London from a British explorer. Now in need of a new home, the youngster heads across the sea and takes the name of Paddington Station when he meets the Brown family: over-cautious dad (Hugh Bonneville), over-curious mum (Sally Hawkins), sulking teen Judy (Madeleine Harris), inventive pre-teen Jonathan (Samuel Joslin) and feisty relative Mrs Bird (Julie Walters). As they help him find the explorer, he has a series of adventures, unaware that the taxidermist Millicent (Nicole Kidman) is on his trail, determined to add him to the species on exhibition at the Natural History Museum.
This Cruella De Vil-style subplot would be seriously annoying if King ever let it take over the movie, but it always remains secondary to Paddington's mayhem-causing behaviour and his bonding with the Browns. It also provides some genuine tension in a climactic action sequence in the museum. But most of the film is dedicated to Paddington's comically ridiculous antics, and Whishaw voices him with just the right mixture of curiosity and hapless mischief to make him irresistible.
Continue reading: Paddington Review
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