The story of Romeo and Juliet is one of unconditional love that shows how far two people will go in order to be together for eternity. The two families the Montagues and the Capulets are at war with each other and both Romeo the son of Montague and Juliet the daughter of Capulet fall in love with each other which is strictly forbidden because of the family's ongoing feud.
Continue: Branagh Live: Romeo & Juliet Trailer
These actors have plenty in store this year.
It's been just over two months since 'Downton Abbey' ended for UK viewers, while the US still has the sixth and final series to complete. So what have all the main cast members been up to and where are we going to see them next? Some are sticking to the UK, but others are broadening their horizons.
But what's Maggie Smith up to?
Many of the 'Downton Abbey' stars were already well-established in their own right, but for others the show has been a stepping stone to bigger things. Hugh Bonneville is of the former category, and he's looking pretty busy this year what with the new 'Hollow Crown' series coming up in which he stars as the Duke of Gloucester. He's also finished filming the UK/Indian drama 'Viceroy's House' with Michael Gambon and Gillian Anderson.
Continue reading: What's Next For The Stars Of 'Downton Abbey'?
Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies graphic novel has been made into a film.
After being corseted up in Downton Abbey, Cinderella and the BBC's current hit adaptation of War & Peace, it's hardly surprising that Lily James landed the lead role as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a horror-comedy riff on the Jane Austin classic.
But she wasn't too sure she wanted to be involved. "When I saw the email from my agent," she says, "I was like, 'This sounds terrible!' Then 10 pages into the script, I thought, 'This is so cool!' Somehow these two worlds join together, and it's a riot. It shouldn't work, but it does."
Only funny if you like that sort of thing.
The long-awaited film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' (itself a humorous horror take on the Jane Austen novel) has finally hit cinemas, and the critical reception is predictably mixed. Overall, it seems that it's a low-budget laugh, if lacking a stimulating plot.
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies divides critics
Basically, the story follows that of 'Pride And Prejudice' in that the Bennet sisters' mother is attempting to marry them off to wealthy suitors, with the added idea that their father is having them undergo weapons training to defend themselves against the zombies that roam the land.
Hermione Corfield, Lily James, Ellie Bamber, Bella Heathcote , Suki Waterhouse - European Premiere of Pride And Prejudice And Zombies held at the Vue West End - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 1st February 2016
Just 30 minutes after the watershed the BBC showed a fully naked solider on Sunday evening and viewers couldn't believe their eyes.
The BBC’s adaption of ‘War and Peace’ has already been described as a ‘sexed-up’ retelling of Tolstoy’s original tale, but nothing prepared viewers for Sunday night’s episode. At approximately 26 minutes after the 9pm watershed on Sunday, viewers were faced with full frontal male nudity and no one knew quite where to look.
Lily James stars in ‘War and Peace’ on BBC One.
On twitter viewers couldn't believe what they had just seen and reacted with a mixture of shock and amusement. ‘That was unexpected! First time i've seen a penis on BBC1! (and on a Sunday too!) #WarAndPeace,’ wrote one viewer.
Continue reading: 'War And Peace' Viewers Shocked By Full Frontal Male Nudity On BBC One
Strong characters help hold the attention as this overcooked drama develops, but in the end it feels so concocted that it's difficult to believe. While there's plenty of potential in the premise, the film becomes distracted by irrelevant subplots that try to stir up some tension but never quite manage it. And for a movie about food, the cuisine is simply too abstract to be mouthwatering.
At the centre is Adam (Bradley Cooper), a bad boy chef whose partying ways ended his high-flying career in Paris. After a period of penance in New Orleans, he moves to London to start again, with the goal of finally getting his elusive third Michelin star. Since he has alienated his friends, he turns to Tony (Daniel Bruhl), a guy who always had a soft spot for him and happens to be running a posh restaurant, which Adam quickly takes over. He rustles up some old colleagues (Omar Sy and Riccardo Scamarcio) and hires hot-shot Helene (Sienna Miller) as his sous chef. But his demanding perfectionism is keeping things from running very smoothly.
This set-up is ripe for both black comedy and soul-searching drama, and yet writer Steven Knight throws in irrelevant sideroads including a mandated therapist (the wonderful Emma Thompson), a bitter rival (a jagged Matthew Rhys), a couple of randomly violent loan sharks and a precocious little girl. Even though the actors do what they can to make every scene intriguing, none of these story elements add anything to the overall film. Still, Cooper holds the movie together with sheer charisma, even if his sudden transition from absolute tyrant to cuddly sweetheart isn't terribly convincing. At least he adds some surprising textures to his scenes, and indulges in sparky banter with those around him. And while Miller is solid in her thankless role, even she can't breathe life into such a thinly developed romance.
Continue reading: Burnt Review
The finale of 'Downton Abbey' will feature at least one blast from the past as the 'Cinderella' actress confirmed her participation.
She may have enjoyed one of the most commercially successful movies of the year with her star turn in Cinderella, but Lily James has revealed that she’ll be returning to where it all began for her with a guest appearance in the Christmas special of ‘Downton Abbey’ next month.
The final episode of the ITV period drama, which has aired for six seasons since 2010, is one of the most closely guarded secrets in television, but the 26 year old actress has revealed (possibly without the permission of the show’s producers…) that she’ll be reprising her character Lady Rose, who was married and journeying to New York at the end of the previous fifth season.
Lily James at the BAFTA Tribute to 'Downton Abbey'
Continue reading: Lily James Reveals 'Downton Abbey' Return For Christmas Special
In a world where the undead are waiting around every corner to tear you limb from limb, naturally you have worries more pressing than trying to penetrate the brooding aloofness of Mr Darcy. And yet, Elizabeth Bennet's dexterity in destroying zombies leaves her able to ponder the trivial moments of her life; not that potential marriage is regarded as such within the Bennet household. Elizabeth's parents are determined to wed their daughters to some wealthy newcomers, and while she isn't the prettiest of her sisters, her down-to-earth and bookish nature is enough to catch Mr Darcy's eye. But this isn't a straight-forward relationship; this couple have a lot of feelings to unlock while defending each other against flesh-eating fiends. Let's just hope death doesn't get in the way of what could truly be a match made in heaven.
Restauranteering is not a profession that should be taken lightly. Indeed, it's less of a job and more of a way of life for Adam Jones, who has wanted to become the greatest chef the world has ever seen since as long as he can remember. He was just 16-years-old when he left school to go to Paris and achieve his dream; becoming a Michelin star chef infamous across the Parisian culinary scene. But his rise to success came much too soon, and it wasn't long before his dream began to crumble around him, beaten by a life of drugs, violence, and volatile behaviour. With many of his opponents thinking him dead, he returns to London a new man to reignite his passion, earn a third Michelin star, and open the best restaurant in the world. All he needs is a talented team behind him, who is willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
Continue: Burnt - Teaser Trailer
Many actors and actresses grow up loving certain movies; if offered the chance to work on newer versions of those movies, it can be truly fantastic.
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.
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!"
Continue reading: Lily James' Dream Came True With 'Cinderella' Casting
Date of birth
5th April, 1989
The story of Romeo and Juliet is one of unconditional love that shows how far...
Strong characters help hold the attention as this overcooked drama develops, but in the end...
In a world where the undead are waiting around every corner to tear you limb...
Restauranteering is not a profession that should be taken lightly. Indeed, it's less of a...
The thing that makes this Disney live-action remake so wonderful is the same thing that...
Cinderella is an uncommonly kind young woman, overcome with the loss of her dear father....
Following her mother's death, Cinderella was faced with a lonely existence while her beloved father...
Everyone is familiar with the classic fairy tale of Cinderella. Cinderella lives a mundane life...
Lively dialog and realistically played characters help make this sporting drama engaging despite a formulaic...
Tough and streetwise Shania Andrews clashes with popular and wealthy Lisa Temple as they both...
While this sequel is just as loud and chaotic as 2010's Clash of the Titans...