Jonathan Rhys Meyers will play Joe Strummer in a new film about The Clash titled 'London Town' which began filming in the English capital last month.
The Irish actor has been cast as the punk frontman in the forthcoming film titled 'London Town', which will be set in 1970s London.
The drama will tell the tale of a teenager whose life changes dramatically when his estranged mother introduces him to the music of The Clash, who formed in 1976 before going on to release six studio albums.
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British actresses Natascha McElhone and Julie Walters mentored a group of school children in London on Friday (10Oct14) to celebrate the United Nation's (U.N.) International Day of the Girl, which takes place on Saturday (11Oct14).
The celebrities spend the day at the Southbank Centre in the capital tutoring female pupils from Dunraven School in Streatham, south London about their futures to mark the third annual international day, which raises awareness of gender inequality.
After their mentoring was complete, the actresses took the girls for a ride on the London Eye ferris wheel and posed for 'selfies' with them.
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With its heart in the right place, this charming British football drama overcomes a script that frequently drifts into sentimentality and corny plotting. But the story is involving, and the cast is particularly good. So even though it has a tendency to drift into cuteness, a fresh sense of humour and sympathetic characters help build up a swell of honest emotion as it approaches the final whistle.
It's set in 1984 Manchester, where the legendary Manchester United manager Matt Busby (Brian Cox) is still haunted by the Munich plane crash in 1958 that took the lives of several of his dream-team players. In search of something to give meaning to his retirement years, he runs across a street-smart 10-year-old named Georgie (Jack Smith), who has his own issues. Georgie lives with his working-class single mum Erica (Natascha McElhone), who worries about his future and leaps at the chance of a scholarship to send him to a posh private school. Georgie isn't thrilled about studying for the entrance exam with snooty professor Farquar (Toby Stephens); he'd rather be out kicking a ball with his friends, and is secretly plotting to enter a youth competition with them. But they need an adult sponsor, so Matt and his friend Bob (Philip Jackson) agree to take them on. And the kids have no idea that they're being trained by a national icon.
Director David Scheinmann shoots the film with sundrenched charm, grounding the goofier moments by encouraging the cast to give deeply felt performances. At the centre, Cox and Jackson are an entertaining double act as old pals kickstarting their lives by taking on this young team overflowing with raw talent but no discipline. McElhone is essentially playing the standard movie mother who's too busy with the pressures of everyday life to notice much of anything that her tearaway son is doing, but she gives the role a sharp emotional centre. Stephens has more trouble in his rather wacky role, which drifts from callous nastiness to physical slapstick.
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The actors have all joined the appeal for Cecily's Fund by filling in a form about their young selves, which will be auctioned off online to raise money for the education charity.
Prometheus star Elba awards himself an A- grade and adds of his 15-year-old self, "Idris is a natural leader but sometimes he leads the boys (his friends) down the wrong path and they follow him like sheep. If he used his influence to direct his very imaginative plays he would get an A+ instead of an A-. Drama is something he should consider in the future."
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Max Morden is an art historian who's determined to re-discover his own history following the heart-breaking death of his ill wife. In a bid to re-visit his childhood, he descends upon an idyllic seaside town where he enjoyed much of his summer holidays alongside the Grace family. The boarding house he used to visit is now run by Miss Vavasour and is co-inhabited by a peculiar man named Blunden, and his own daughter is anxiously trying to convince him to return home. Instead, he reflects upon his time as boy, where he found himself infatuated with the dazzling Mrs. Grace and subsequently drew closer to her children, the hypersexual Connie and her brother Myles. He begins to remember significant details from his time there, including an affair between the children's nursemaid Rose and another member of the household, and starts to wonder just how accurate his childhood memories are.
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Nathan Filer still works on mental health wards, as well as teaching creative writing.
Nathan Filer, a mental health nurse who has worked on psychiatric wards for more than a decade, was the shock winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award on Tuesday evening (January 28, 2014) beating the bookies favourite Kate Atkinson with his debut novel The Shock of the Fall.
Nathan Filer With His Costa Winning Book, The Shock of the Fall
The book, narrated by a Bristol boy named Matthew from the age of five to his early 20s, is a gripping account of his descent into schizophrenia following the death of his youjnger brother.
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The Californication star will portray the scorned mistress in the Trevor Nunn play, which will start previews at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket on 8 March (14), according to the U.K. newspaper the Daily Mail.
Producer Robert Fox tells the publication, "I couldn't be more thrilled to have Natascha in that role."
Romeo and Juliet are two young lovers whose lives together cannot escape their inevitable tragic fate. They are from opposite feuding families; Romeo is a Montague while Juliet is a Capulet. They meet and fall immediately in love when Romeo sneaks into the Capulet family ball and they soon vow to be married. Unfortunately, their happy matrimony does not last long when Romeo is forced to kill a relative of hers who challenges him and he is subsequently banished from Verona. Juliet, meanwhile, is being forced to marry another man against her wishes. Blinded by her misery, she accepts the help of Friar Laurence who offers to help her fake her own death so that she and Romeo may elope. However, after a cruel twist of fate, Romeo fails to receive word of the plan and discovers his wife apparently dead in her tomb. The grief that ensues becomes the deadly fate for this star-crossed couple.
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Actor Robert Portal has raised more than $640,000 (£400,000) for Natascha McElhone's late husband's charity after successfully rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.
Portal, who appeared in The King's Speech and is dating Kristin Scott Thomas' sister Sam, signed up to row 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometres) from the Canary Islands to Barbados with his friend James Cash to benefit the actress' late partner Dr Martin Kelly's health organisation Facing The World.
They were left stranded after their boat was damaged on 2 January (12) but managed to complete their challenge when new oars were delivered, and Portal has spoken of his delight about raising so much cash with the challenge.
Speaking on British morning show Daybreak, he says, "A great friend of mine, Martin Kelly, was a surgeon for a charity called Facing The World. He was a great friend and I thought (when he died)... I'm going to have to do something to make people sit up and take notice and I thought what could be the worst thing I could do to raise the most amount of money and that ticked the box.
"At the moment we're over £400,000, it's still coming in on Facebook and Justgiving. People have been wonderfully kind, so that's brilliant."
David Duchovny is set to play a Russian spy on a mission aboard a submarine in 'Phantom'.
The former 'X-FILES' star has replaced Andy Garcia in the thriller about the captain of a Soviet submarine on a mysterious mission, battling with both a rogue KGB spy unit and a supernatural force threatening the vessel.
Ed Harris is on board as the captain of the Russian ship, while David will play the leader of a special forces team on a secret undertaking.
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