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Dunkirk Trailer


It's 1940 and World War II is in full swing. Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium, Canada and France at stationed at Dunkirk ready to pull France from the grip of the Germans. However, they soon discover that they are completely surrounded by enemy forces who have them so trapped that they no longer have use for tanks. Confined in the open space of the Dunkirk beaches with nowhere left to hide and definitely nowhere to run, the soldiers face almost certain death as the air strikes begin. Their only hope is to sail across the English Channel to safety, but with enemy planes showing no mercy their survival will be miraculous. But these are allied forces aren't about to surrender, no matter what happens. Their courage and determination is about to save more than 300,000 men.

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From 'Romeo + Juliet' To Macbeth: 11 Of The Best William Shakespeare Adaptations In Cinema History


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To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the world's most renowned playwright William Shakespeare, we reflect on the best interpretations of his work that have ever hit the big screen. From all Kenneth Branagh's flawless performances to Baz Luhrmann's brave modern adaptation, these are simply the best moments of Shakespeare in cinema.

Henry V'Henry V' was Kenneth Branagh's directorial debut

1. Henry V (1989): Kenneth Branagh's directorial debut and a career he never looked back from since, 'Henry V' was followed by 'Much Ado About Nothing', 'Hamlet' and 'Love's Labour's Lost'. Branagh has starred in every Shakespeare film he's directed apart from 'As You Like It', and directed every Shakespearean film he's ever starred in apart from 'Othello'. 'Henry V' won Best Costume Design at the Oscars, with nominations for Best Director and Actor.

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Lily James' Dream Came True With 'Cinderella' Casting


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After their postmodern live-action remakes of 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Sleeping Beauty' (as 'Maleficent'), Disney has taken a much more traditional approach to the diamond in the crown, 'Cinderella'. This includes hiring an actress who looks like a princess.

Lily James and Richard Madden in 'Cinderella'
Lily James and Richard Madden in 'Cinderella'

Best known as 'Downton Abbey''s rebellious young Lady Rose, 25-year-old English actress Lily James is still thrilled to have played such an iconic role. "The first Disney movie I saw I think was 'Snow White'. I loved all the Disney princess movies," she said. "I was completely infatuated with all of them. I had the little slippers and would parade around the house before my brothers sort of beat me up and shattered my dreams of being a princess!"

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Kenneth Branagh, Lily James and Richard Madden - Shots of a host of stars as they arrived and took to the red carpet for the UK Premiere of 'Cinderella' which was held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th March 2015

Kenneth Branagh, Lily James and Richard Madden
Kenneth Branagh, Lily James and Richard Madden

"Cinderella's" $70 Million Debut Is Just A Part Of The Well-Oiled Disney Machine


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Cinderella’s super successful release this weekend proves two things.

1.    People will watch almost anything, if it’s colourful, loud and features Cate Blanchett and

2.    There is still money to be made from the fairytale genre.

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'Cinderella' Has Fairytale US Debut Taking Over $70 Million At Weekend Box Office


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It looks as if Disney has cast another spell over the US box office, as the studio’s live action reimagining of Cinderella has come out on top this weekend, taking $70.1 million domestically.

Lily James CinderellaLily James as Cinderella

Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film stars ‘Downton Abbey’ actress Lily James alongside Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Richard Madden. Along with charming audiences, the film has also proven a hit with the critics earning a 84% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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'Cinderella' Eyes $70 Million Opening Weekend After Taking $23 Million On Friday


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Kenneth Branagh’s live action reboot of Cinderella, starring ‘Downton Abbey’s’ Lily James looks set to rule the US box office this weekend, after taking $23 million on Friday. The film, which also stars Helena Bonham Carter and Cate Blanchett has earned positive reviews from critics and currently holds a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 84%.

Lily James CinderellaLily James as Cinderella

Cinderella will easily beat its only competition this weekend, which came from Liam Neeson action flick Run All Night, which looks on track to take just $11million, according to Variety. The film, which stars Neeson as a hit man who’s forced to betray his boss to save his son, is the actor’s weakest opening in some time, with his last outing Taken 3 having opened to $39.2 million in January.

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Cinderella - Extended Trailer


Cinderella is an uncommonly kind young woman, overcome with the loss of her dear father. Her kindness extends to rescuing a stag from the woods, who's being hunted by the Prince and his men. Her resolute opinions strongly affect the Prince, who's life and sense of self begins to change following their frosty first meeting. But as determined and feisty as she may be, she still finds herself unable to stand up for herself back home, where she is forced into doing the cooking and cleaning by her wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters. That is until she is invited to a ball at the Prince's palace. With the help of her mysterious Fairy Godmother, she transforms into a Princess for the day and, lo and behold, the Prince falls heavily in love with her and will do everything he can to find her after she disappears. But, alas, there are others determined to stand in the way of their happiness.

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Richard Madden Opens Up About Cinderella And Prince Charming's Equal Partnership


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Richard Madden opens up about just how Cinderella and her Prince Charming get together, and how they rely on each other to free them from the restrictions in their lives in the forthcoming adaptation by director Kenneth Branagh and screenwriter Chris Weitz.

Richard Madden in Cinderella
Richard Madden stars as Prince Charming in Cinderella

It's nice to see modern big screen fairytale re-tellings looking at relationships in a much more equal way. Rather than princesses of late being swept of their feet by proverbial knights in shining armour, they're coming together while fighting for justice in their own lives. You had 'Snow White and the Huntsman', which saw a clear romance forming between the two title characters as they worked together to lead an army, and then there is, of course, 'Frozen' which saw bravery on the part of both Anna and her faithful quest companion Kristoff. Now 'Cinderella' brings together two souls, who must help each other escape the prison of their families.

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'Cinderella' Villain Cate Blanchett Says Big Screen Fairytales Are Bringing Heroines To The Fore


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Cate Blanchett talks about her exploration of the female superhero within Cinderella, ahead of the March 2015 release of Kenneth Branagh's vibrant re-telling of the Disney fairytale in which she stars as the title character's terribly wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine.

Cate Blanchett in Cinderella
Cate Blanchett is the wicked Lady Tremaine in Cinderella

Everyone loves a good fairytale; a timeless classic that will never cease to have meaning in a person's life no matter how old they get. Nowadays, they're providing much needed relief from male role models in cinema, with numerous feisty heroines that we already all know and love taken over the screen, from Kristen Stewart's vision of Snow White in 'Snow White And The Huntsman' to Angelina Jolie's misunderstood character in 'Maleficent' - not to mention the more original arrivals of Elsa and Anna in 'Frozen'.

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Kenneth Branagh's 'Cinderella' Premieres At Berlinale Film Festival, But What Did The Critics Think Of The Re-booted Fairytale?


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Fairytales have certainly been going through a bit of a rebirth as of late, thanks to films like Maleficent, so logically next in line for the 21st century treatment was Cinderella, who has just been brought back to life on the big screen by a Shakespearian actor. Yes Kenneth Branagh has gone behind the camera to breathe new life into the classic tale, which first got the Disney treatment in 1950. But is this Cinderella really much different?

Lily James CinderellaLily James meets her Prince in Cinderella

Starring ‘Downton Abbey’s’ Lily James (that’s Lady Rose) as the titular princess and Cate Blanchett as her very wicked stepmother, Cinderella’s impressive cast list also includes Helena Bonham-Carter as the Fairy Godmother and Richard Madden as Prince Charming.

Continue reading: Kenneth Branagh's 'Cinderella' Premieres At Berlinale Film Festival, But What Did The Critics Think Of The Re-booted Fairytale?

Stellan Skarsgard, Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden and Helena Bonham Carter - 65th Berlin International Film Festival - 'Cinderella' - Premiere at Berlinale Palast - Berlin, Germany - Friday 13th February 2015

Stellan Skarsgard, Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden and Helena Bonham Carter
Stellan Skarsgard
Stellan Skarsgard, Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden and Helena Bonham Carter
Stellan Skarsgard, Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden and Helena Bonham Carter
Stellan Skarsgard, Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden and Helena Bonham Carter
Stellan Skarsgard, Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden and Helena Bonham Carter

Kenneth Branagh and Guest - 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' European Premiere held at the Vue Leicester Square - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 20th January 2014

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Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley and Chris Pine
Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley and Chris Pine
Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley and Chris Pine
Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley and Chris Pine

Kevin Costner and Kenneth Branagh - Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh Saturday 1st September 2012 Filming scenes for 'Jack Ryan' in Manhattan

Kevin Costner and Kenneth Branagh
Chris Pine and Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner and Kenneth Branagh
Kevin Costner and Kenneth Branagh
Kevin Costner and Kenneth Branagh
Kevin Costner and Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh - Kenneth Branagh and wife Lindsay Brunnock Sunday 26th February 2012 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower Hotel - Arrivals

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Kenneth Branagh

Date of birth

10th December, 1960

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.77


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Kenneth Branagh Movies

Dunkirk Trailer

Dunkirk Trailer

It's 1940 and World War II is in full swing. Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium,...

Branagh Live: Romeo & Juliet Trailer

Branagh Live: Romeo & Juliet Trailer

The story of Romeo and Juliet is one of unconditional love that shows how far...

Cinderella - Extended Trailer

Cinderella - Extended Trailer

Cinderella is an uncommonly kind young woman, overcome with the loss of her dear father....

Cinderella Trailer

Cinderella Trailer

Following her mother's death, Cinderella was faced with a lonely existence while her beloved father...

Cinderella Trailer

Cinderella Trailer

Everyone is familiar with the classic fairy tale of Cinderella. Cinderella lives a mundane life...

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Movie Review

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Movie Review

There's nothing very original in this spy thriller, but director Branagh gives the film a...

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit  - International Trailer Trailer

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - International Trailer Trailer

Jack Ryan is a young office worker at CIA headquarters whose life turns upside down...

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Trailer

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Trailer

Jack Ryan is a young CIA analyst who joined Intelligence hoping for a comfortable office...

My Week With Marilyn Movie Review

My Week With Marilyn Movie Review

Based on Colin Clark's memoirs, this film sometimes feels a bit too warm and nostalgic...

My Week With Marilyn Trailer

My Week With Marilyn Trailer

Colin Clark is an aspiring film maker and his first job upon leaving university is...

Thor Trailer

Thor Trailer

Odin is one of the main gods on the planet of Asgard, when his son...

The Boat That Rocked Trailer

The Boat That Rocked Trailer

Legal radio stations in 1960's Britain weren't exactly what you'd call interesting to listen to...

Valkyrie Movie Review

Valkyrie Movie Review

Because nothing says "Happy birthday, baby Jesus" like Nazis plotting to assassinate Adolf Hitler, United...

Valkyrie Trailer

Valkyrie Trailer

This amazing true story is based around the life of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, a...

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