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Jake Wood seen at Capital FM's Celebrity Soccer Charity Match, supporting Global's Make Some Noise, held at the home of Southampton F.C. Katie Price and Kerry Katona were the team managers with many celebrities taking part in the fundraiser - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, United Kingdom - Friday 26th May 2017

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Jake Wood, Alison Murray, Amber Wood and Buster Wood - UK Premiere of 'Inside Out' held at Odeon - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 19th July 2015

Jake Wood, Alison Murray, Amber Wood and Buster Wood

Jake Wood - The National Television Awards (NTA's) 2015 held at the O2 - Arrivals at The National Television Awards - London - Wednesday 21st January 2015

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Jake Wood and Jamie Borthwick - A host of British television stars were photographed on the red carpet at The National Television Awards 2015 which were held at the O2 arena in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 22nd January 2015

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Anna Acton and Jake Wood - The British Soap Awards 2014 held at Hackney Empire - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 24th May 2014

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The Illusionist Review


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There's something in Paul Giamatti that was just made for the 19th century. With those slightly bulbous but penetrating eyes and stolid weariness, one can imagine him looking out of an old daguerreotype with hat in hand, an emblem of a less superficial age. So it's nice to see Giamatti (so often made to play the whiny comic relief) cast in the otherwise dismissible film The Illusionist as a gruff policeman in fin de siècle Vienna, dropping his voice into a lower register than usual and assuming an impressive stature; honorable but shaded with a tiny bit of incipient corruption. If only everything else in the film worked this well.

Based on a short story by Steven Millhauser, a Pulitzer winner given to tidy exposition and nostalgic settings, The Illusionist concerns a stage magician who was separated from the love of his love due to his peasant roots and her aristocratic family, only to meet her years later on stage, when she is betrothed to a villainous crown prince. The magician, Eisenheim, is played stiffly by Edward Norton, without a shred of humor or self-awareness. Somewhat in keeping with his performance is that by Jessica Biel as his beloved, Sophie von Teschen -- whose beauty helps brighten these lamp-lit rooms, but who is never close to believable as a Viennese noblewoman. Rather more in keeping with the spirit of the rather melodramatic story is Rufus Sewell, as the evil Crown Prince Leopold, who swans through the film with cigarette holder perched lightly in one hand, his face a deliciously, maliciously bored mask.

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