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Screening of 'Masters Of Sex'

Michael Sheen - A host of stars were snapped as they arrived for a screening of Showtime and Sony Pictures Television's American period drama 'Masters Of Sex' which was held at the Cary Grant Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 5th May 2015

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A Week In Movies: Tribeca Wraps In New York, 'Madding Crowd' And 'D Train' Hold US Premieres, A New Trailer Drops For 'Mad Max', And There Are First Looks At 'Legend', 'Black Mass' And 'Strangerland'


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The Tribeca Film Festival in New York wrapped up at the weekend with a 25th anniversary screening of Martin Scorsese's 'GoodFellas', which featured a reunion of the film's actors including Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, Debbie Mazar, Lorraine Bracco, Kevin Corrigan and Mike Starr. Take a look at pictures from the closing of The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival here.

Paul Sorvino, Debi Mazar, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco and Kevin CorriganPaul Sorvino, Debi Mazar, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco and Kevin Corrigan

Also in New York, the US premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' brought out stars Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Juno Temple and director Thomas Vinterberg, plus other celebrities including Kathleen Turner and Sarah Silverman. The film opens this weekend in both the UK and US. Check out pictures from the premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' here. 

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Michael Sheen arriving at ABC studios

Michael Sheen - Michael Sheen seen arriving at ABC studios for Jimmy Kimmel Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 30th April 2015

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Far From the Madding Crowd Review


Excellent

This new take on the Thomas Hardy classic vividly captures the story's modern themes through complex performances from a sharp cast. Hardy's story is twisty and surprising, a romance that certainly doesn't take the usual route to a happy ending. But even as it travels to some very dark places, we never give up hope that things will turn out right in the end. And the nuanced acting and filmmaking make it a fascinating, involving journey.

The story opens in the 1870s Dorset countryside, where Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) has gone to stay with her aunt. She can't help but notice the hunky farmer Gabriel Oak (Matthias Shoenaerts) next door, and he notices her too, proposing marriage. But she wants to live an independent life, so she turns him down. Some time later in another place they meet by chance, after she has inherited a farm that he helps save from a fire. She hires him to manage the farm, but he now has a love rival in the form of wealthy older neighbour William Boldwood (Michael Sheen). Then swashbuckling young soldier Francis Troy (Tom Sturridge) turns up, catching Bathsheba's eye. With three suitors to choose from, she still refuses to let a man define her. But she also knows that she can't hold out forever.

Yes, these are essentially the three types of man: good, safe and sexy. So Bathsheba's decision won't be easy. Or at least it shouldn't be. The problem here is that Schoenaerts has such a stunning, beefy on screen presence that the choice is a no-brainer (frankly, he's even more beautiful than the women in the film). This actually makes us yell at the screen as we watch Bathsheba give in to the swaggering Sturridge's far more outrageous flirtation. And the soulful Sheen's presence inspires a wave of sympathy. In other words, we get sucked straight into the melodrama, which plays out with Hardy's usual collections of coincidences, as fate seems to conspire to push people one way or another.

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Premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd'

Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the Premiere of the movie drama 'Far From the Madding Crowd' which was held at the Paris Theater in New York City, United States - Monday 27th April 2015

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Carey Mulligan, Thomas Vitenberg, Martin Brashir, Juno Temple, Matthias Schoenaerts, Sarah Silverman, Michael Sheen, Kathleen Turner and Chuck Scarborough.
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Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen
Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen

Michael Sheen to Play George Mallory in Everest Movie 'In High Places'


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Michael Sheen will play George Mallory - the British mountaineer who could have been the first to climb Everest - in the forthcoming biopic In High Places. Writer-director James McEachen will shoot the independent movie in South Tyrol, India, London and Cologne later this year.

Michael SheenMichael Sheen will play George Mallory in the mountaineering movie, In High Places

Screen Daily reports that the Masters of Sex star will appear alongside Kelly Macdonald, who will play his wife Ruth, and Andrew Scott, who plays fellow climber Noel Odell.

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Michael Sheen spotted jaywalking with a bad hair day

Welsh actor who is known for portraying David Frost in the film 'Frost/Nixon' Michael Sheen was snapped while jaywalking having a bad hair day after eating lunch at GC cafe in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 31st March 2015

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Kristen Wiig And Haley Joel Osment Return for 'Spoils of Babylon' Sequel While Maya Rudolph Signs On


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Kristen Wiig And Haley Joel Osment will be returning for ‘The Spoils of Babylon’ sequel, ‘The Spoils Before Dying’ network IFC has announced, while Bridesmaids star Maya Rudolph has also been added to the miniseries’ ever growing cast.

Kristen WiigKristen Wiig will appear in 'The Spoils Before Dying'.

Michael Sheen, Val Kilmer, Steve Tom and Marc Evan Jackson who starred in the original miniseries which aired last year, have also singed on return. While joining Maya Rudolph in bringing some new blood to the series will be Kate McKinnon, Tim Meadows, Chris Parnell, Emily Ratajkowski, Andrew Daly, Chris Mulkey, Chin Han, Jack Kilmer, Patty Guggenheim and Berenice Marlohe.

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Celebrities at the ITV studios

Michael Sheen - Michael Sheen outside ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Monday 9th March 2015

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Michael Sheen's Next Role is BBC's Celebrity Great British Bake Off


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Michael Sheen, the acclaimed Welsh actor who has played Tony Blair, David Frost and Brian Clough on screen, is to take on an entirely new challenge in aid of Comic Relief. The 45-year-old is to join the likes of Dame Edna Everage and Joanna Lumley for a celebrity version of The Great British Bake Off.

The Great British Bake OffSue Perkins, Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and Mel Giedroyc will return for the celebrity edition

Others competing on the baking show will be Zoe Sugg, Joanthan Ross, David Mitchell, Lulu, and Sarah Brown, the wife of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles, Alexa Chung, Gok Wan, Jameela Jamil, Victoria Wood, Jennifer Saunders, Abbey Clancy and Fonejacker star Kayvan Novak make up the cast.

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Far From The Madding Crowd - Teaser Trailer


Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) is a beautiful young, yet poor woman. After saving the life of a young farmer, he falls utterly in love with her, yet she moves away after realising that she did not love him. When a fire destroys his farm, he goes in search of a new job - finding one as a farm hand, working for Everdene. But as she begins to earn the interest of a further two suitors, Everdene is caught up in a whirlwind of intrigue and controversy. Will Everdene discover true love? Or will she bring destruction to all those who fall under her spell?

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Sarah Silverman Hopes To Return To 'Masters Of Sex' Next Season


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Sarah Silverman will return to Masters of Sex next season, or so she hopes. Silverman attended the Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 on Monday evening (25th August) and discussed the possibility of reprising her role on Masters.

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Sarah Silverman at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday.

Read More: Sarah Silverman Took Pot to the Emmys. Obviously [Pictures].

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Kill The Messenger Trailer


Kill the Messenger follows the real life story of Journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner), as he stumbles upon the story of a lifetime. When Webb hears that the US government was aware of the exportation of drugs to America, he begins following up the story. This, in turn, leads him to uncover a conspiracy where the CIA imported vast amounts of cocaine to sell in the US in order to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. Webb is then faced with the option to leave the story alone, or continue his investigation and put his career, family and own life at risk. 

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'Game Of Thrones': Censorship In China & Criticism From 'Vikings' Creator


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Game of Thrones has made headlines again and, for the second week in a row, it's not good news for the hit HBO series. The show has been criticised by the Masters of Sex cast, condemned by the creator of the History channel series Vikings and has been censored in China.

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Lizzy Caplan, of Masters of Sex, claimed GoT is simply about sex and dragons.

The criticism of sex scenes and the highly sexualised content of the fantasy series, based on the novels by George R.R. Martin, has been the primary focus of commentators. The cast of Masters of Sex - Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen - referred to GoT whilst describing the importance of intimacy in their show's sex scenes as The Huffington Post reports.. Appearing at the TV Academy Panel last week, Caplan said: "Our show is about sex and intimacy whereas other shows are about other things, maybe dragons. No disrespect at all, but it does feel at times that it's like, time out dragons, let's watch these people get it on with each other."

Caplan's comments have been echoed by Michael Hirst, creator of Vikings, who claimed GoT was simply "soft porn". Hirst was asked by Time about the comparison between his show and GoT and he responded by condemning the show. Although Hirst claimed the series is "well written" and that it is "very popular", he also stated GoT "is a very, very different show." He further emphasised the differences between Vikings and GoT, stating GoT "is a fantasy show, and it has a lot of things which are very appealing to an audience. It is soft porn, and it has a lot of gratuitous stuff in it."

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Michael Sheen, Tom Jones Cast In BBC Wales Adaptation Of 'Under Milk Wood'


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Michael Sheen, Sir Tom Jones and Sian Phillips have been cast to star in an upcoming BBC Wales TV adaption of Under Milk Wood, a 1954 radio drama written by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. The news comes a month before the centenary of Thomas’ birth and 60 years after the play was first aired on BBC radio.

Michael Sheen Under Milk Wood Michael Sheen will be lending his voice to the omnipotent narrator in Under Milk Wood.

Set in Llareggub, a fictional Welsh village, Under Milk Wood explores the dreams and thoughts of the village’s inhabitants via an omnipotent narrator. A notable 1972 film adaption starred iconic couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, while the play has also been performed in theatres.

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