Jake Wood, Dean Gaffney and Richard Blackwood on the red carpet at the 2018 National Television Awards. Held at The O2 Arena, this year's winners included Ant & Dec, Suranne Jones and David Walliams among others - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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
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.
Continue reading: The Illusionist Review
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