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2015 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day

Richard Coyle - Celebrities attend 2015 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 2nd April 2015

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Macbeth Opening Night Party - Arrivals

Richard Coyle and Scarlett Strallen - Macbeth opening night party at the Park Avenue Armory - Arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 5th June 2014

Is 'Crossbones' The Swashbuckling Summer Series To Watch in 2014?

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Crossbones, the new NBC series starring John Malkovich is due to premiere tonight (30th May). The series follows the world's most famous pirate - Jack Sparrow excluded - Blackbeard AKA Edward Teach and is set to track his infamous life and career.


Malkovich stars as Blackbeard in the lavish production based on Colin Woodard's book The Republic of Pirates and adapted by Neil Cross (Luther) and James V. Hart & Amanda Welles. From what can be gleaned from the trailer and reviews, the series appears to centre on the relationship between Blackbeard and his captive, undercover government agent Tom Lowe (Richard Coyle), and their respective romantic attachments to Selima (Yasmine Al Masri) and Kate (Claire Foy). 

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Grabbers Review


Aside from being a hugely entertaining romp, this film also works as a far above-average Irish rural comedy as well as a freaky monster movie. With a fiendishly inventive script and hilariously complex characters, it grabs hold of our attention and never lets go. It's scary, grisly, silly and hysterically funny, often all at the same time.

The story takes place on Erin Island, a sleepy community off the coast of Northern Ireland where the pristine beauty is about to be invaded by tentacled creatures that arrived in a meteor. The drunken local cop O'Shea (Coyle) and his newly arrived partner Nolan (Bradley) check out a report by the colourful Paddy (Roddy) about something that's definitely not a squid. And a local marine ecologist (Tovey) confirms that it's not even from earth. But as Erin comes under siege from these "grabbers", the islanders have to come up with a clever plan to save the world.

Where this goes is both sublimely ridiculous and very clever, as the filmmakers gleefully play with the monster movie genre (there's a storm rolling in!) while stirring in elements of comedy, romance, sci-fi and horror. But this is never played as a spoof, which makes it surprisingly engaging as we bond with sharp-witted characters who face both these terrifying beasts and quite a few red herrings. As they improvise weapons from whatever is at hand, they also find time to bicker, flirt and even develop some lasting relationships. And Coyle, Bradley and Tovey are terrific in the central roles, as are the riotously eccentric villagers.

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Pusher Review


This film may look sleek and urgent, but it never feels like anything more than a run-of-the-mill London drugs thriller. The cast is good, and the imagery is striking, but it never adds anything new to the genre. And it certainly doesn't have the bracing impact of the original 1996 film, which introduced the world to Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive).

It centres on the young drug dealer Frank (Coyle), who with his friend Tony (Webb) is trying to bring a huge stash of drugs from Amsterdam to London. The cops are brutally trying to force Frank into turning in evidence against his supplier Milo (Buric), which puts him in a very bad position. With Milo's henchman (Ferda) breathing down his neck, Frank tries to call in his debts and raise enough cash so he and his stripper girlfriend Flo (Deyn) can get away. But all of his plans seem to go awry, which strains his relationship with Flo because he doesn't want to tell her the truth.

This is one of those movies in which events squeeze in on the central character from every side, forcing him to increasingly desperate actions. And Spanish director Prieto has a lurid visual style that jolts the screen with energy, even if it leaves everything feeling rather superficial. Coyle finds Frank's intriguing edges, playing him as a cocky nice guy whose confidence is beaten out of him. As he becomes a shell of himself, we have quite a bit of sympathy with him. So it's a shame that we never really feel much chemistry between Frank and Flo.

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Nicolas Winding Refn, Agyness Deyn and Richard Coyle - Nicolas Winding Refn, Agyness Deyn, Richard Coyle Thursday 4th October 2012 Pusher - gala screening held at the Hackney Picturehouse.

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Richard Coyle Thursday 4th October 2012 Pusher - gala screening held at the Hackney Picturehouse.

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Picture - Richard Coyle filming scenes for... , Monday 10th September 2012

Richard Coyle Monday 10th September 2012 Richard Coyle filming scenes for his new movie 'The Food Guide to Love' in Portobello.

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W.E. Review

Madonna takes an ambitious approach to the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII, merging the history-making romance with the story of another woman in modern-day New York. The film is a jarring hodgepodge, but it's also enjoyably watchable.

Named after the notorious Mrs Simpson, Wally (Cornish) is in a 1998 New York auction house examining a vast collection from the life of the British king who gave up the throne for the woman he loved. In swirling flashback, Wally's story is woven in with that of Edward (D'Arcy) and Wallis (Riseborough) in the 20s and 30s, including Wallis' marriages to the violent Win (Hayward) and the accommodating Ernest (Harbour). Meanwhile, Wally is stuck in a cold marriage to William (Coyle) and looked after by a kindly security guard (Isaac).

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Video - Madonna Arrives For W.E. Premiere - W.E. New York Premiere Arrivals

Celebrities at the Museum of Modern Art in New York attend the Cinema Society and Piaget screening of W.E. British actress Andrea Riseborough was the first on the red carpet; the 30 year old star portrays Wallis Simpson in the film. But the biggest star was the film's director, American singer Madonna. Despite photographer's pleas for her to stand for photos, Madonna did not stay on the red carpet for long and soon headed into the building.

W.E. looks at the relationship between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, as well as one woman's obsession with the couple. The film also stars Abbie Cornish; Richard Coyle and James D'Arcy

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Review

There are times during this film when it's plainly obvious that it was based on a videogame, with levels of action, magical tools and even a fair maiden to rescue. The result is a silly but enjoyable guilty pleasure.

Dastan (Gyllenhaal) is the adopted youngest son of Persian King Sharaman (Pickup). With his two brothers (Kebbell and Coyle) and their ambitious uncle (Kingsley) he invades the holy city of Alamut. But things go badly wrong, and Dastan ends up on the run with the local Princess Tamina (Arterton), bickering over a ceremonial dagger that turns out to have time-shifting properties. With the help of a local sheik (Molina), they return to the city and try to thwart a dark conspiracy to take over the kingdom.

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