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Ruth Wilson attending the 2016 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards held at the Old Vic Theatre - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 13th November 2016

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Is 'The Affair' The Best New Drama On TV?


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The Affair, the Showtime drama starring  Dominic West, Ruth Wilson and Joshua Jackson, has received stunning reviews following its premiere in the UK this week. The series won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series - Drama and Ruth Wilson won the award for Best Actress - Television Series Drama at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in 2015.

Dominic WestDominic West excels in Showtime's critically acclaimed drama The Affair

It tells the story of a Hamptons waitress (Wilson) who tries to recover from a personal tragedy while her husband Cole (Jackson) struggles to keep the family ranch and their marriage together. The consequences of Alison's affair with Noah (West), a New York City teacher, is explored from each character's perspective. 

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'Suite Française' Adapts A Miracle Book


Kristin Scott Thomas Margot Robbie Ruth Wilson Michelle Williams Matthias Schoenaerts Sam Riley

The new period romance starring Michelle Williams and Matthias Shoenaerts is based on a novel that survived World War II against the odds. Irene Nemirovsky was a well-known novelist in pre-war France, and as the Nazis occupied her country she began writing a sequence of five novels about life during wartime. But in July 1942, she was arrested as a Jew and deported to Auschwitz, where she was killed.

Matthias Schoenaerts as Bruno von Falk in 'Suite Française'
Matthias Schoenaerts as Bruno von Falk in 'Suite Française'

At the time of her deportation, she had only completed the first two books in the series, handwritten in notebooks that were collected by her daughters. Thinking they were journals, the women were afraid to read about their mother's wartime experiences, and left them untouched. More than 50 years later, elder daughter Denise looked through them, discovering the two novels written in microscopic handwriting over 140 pages. The two books were titled 'Tempete en Juin' ('Storm in June') and 'Dolce' ('Sweet'), and were published together as 'Suite Française' in 2004 along with notes from Nemirovsky including the outline of the next book 'Captivite' ('Captivity') and the titles of the final two books in the series: 'Batailles' ('Battles') and 'La Paix' ('Peace').

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Suite Francaise Review


Excellent

Even though it's made in a style that feels familiar, this World War II romantic drama takes a much more complex approach to the period, most notably in the way that it refuses to let anyone become a hero or villain. This is because author Irene Nemirovsky wrote the source novel at the time, not in retrospect, which gives it an unusual kick. And the film also benefits from an extraordinarily textured performance by Michelle Williams.

She plays Lucille, who in 1940 is living in the French country town of Bussy with her mother-in-law Madame Angellier (Kristin Scott Thomas). Since her husband is missing in action at the front, Lucille is feeling trapped in her life with the madame, who cruelly increases her poor-farmer tenants' rent even during these hard times. Then the Germans arrive to occupy the town, and officer Bruno (Matthias Schoenaerts) is billeted in their house. Initially a horrific presence, Bruno turns out to be a soulful young man who misses his family. As he composes music on Lucille's piano, she reaches out to him in friendship, surprised to find a spark of attraction. But things get more complicated when Lucille and the madame begin to help a neighbour (Sam Riley) who crosses the Germans and needs to be hidden from view.

Director Saul Dibb (The Duchess) shoots this in a fairly straightforward costume-drama style, with sun-dappled cinematography and lavish settings. But the film rises above the genre in the characters, who are never allowed to become the usual stereotypes. Both Lucille and Bruno are intelligent young people aware that they're in the wrong place at the wrong time, so it's hardly surprising that they are drawn to each other, and Williams and Schoenaerts spark vivid chemistry that never boils over into forbidden-love melodrama. Each of them is a bundle of contradictions, remaining sympathetic even when they make bad decisions. And Scott Thomas adds further texture as the harsh madame who reveals her own unexpected shadings.

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Suite Francaise Trailer


During the Second World War, France was quickly and violently taken over by the German army. Now, under enemy occupation, the residents find themselves having to house and shelter their victorious enemies. Lucille Angellier (Michelle Williams) is one of these people, having to share her house with Commander Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts). Despite being on two different sides of the conflict, the two find a strange attraction to one-another, and a romance begins to blossom. But Madame Angellier (Kristin Scott Thomas), Lucille's mother-in-law, distrusts the German officer, leading to a series of events that will test the strength of love and trust, in a time of war.

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'Luther' Is Back! Idris Elba Begins Filming Special Episodes In East London [Pictures]


Idris Elba Ruth Wilson

Idris Elba was all smiles yesterday (March 2nd), as he began filming scenes for two special episodes of his hit BBC detective series ‘Luther', which are set to air later this year. The 42 year old happily announced his return as the famous character on Monday, telling his 1.35 million Twitter followers ‘First day back to set of John Luther....stand by East London.’

Idris Elba on the set of 'Luther' Idris Elba on the set of 'Luther'

The actor was photographed on set in the capital filming scenes outside a terraced house, where he appeared to be scuffling with a man dressed in a suit, as well as another more casually dressed character.

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Forget Chemistry, Jake Gyllenhaal And Ruth Wilson Have Physics In Broadway's 'Constellations' [Photos]


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We're not sure how many science based stage shows are out there but 'Constellations' sure has something for everyone, and elegantly performed on stage by Ruth Wilson and Jake Gyllenhaal in their Broadway debuts.

Jake Gyllenhaal kisses Ruth Wilson in 'Constellations'
Jake Gyllenhaal kisses Ruth Wilson in 'Constellations'

It's certainly a thrill to see Jake Gyllenhaal back on stage, particularly in light of his impressive character interpretations in recent times ('Nightcrawler' and 'Enemy' blew us away), but to see him finally hit Broadway in such a unique production as 'Constellations' is seriously exciting. Mixing the world of quantum physics with touching romance, the show opened at the Friedman Theatre in New York.

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Locke Review


Good

A riveting performance from Tom Hardy makes this pseudo-thriller utterly riveting, turning even the most contrived plot elements into punchy drama. Like Robert Redford in All Is Lost or Sandra Bullock in Gravity, this one-person show also works as an intriguing cinematic experiment: telling an entire story centred only on a man driving a car for 90 minutes.

Hardy plays construction foreman Ivan Locke, who's set to oversee the biggest concrete pour in Europe. But at the crucial moment, he abandons his post and hits the road for a late-night drive from Birmingham to London. He turns his work responsibility over to his extremely nervous assistant (voiced by Andrew Scott), but has a tough time calming down the corporate bosses. He also phones his sons (Tom Holland and Bill Milner) to tell them he won't make it home to watch the big game, but he struggles to explain to his angry wife (Ruth Wilson) the reason he's driving to London to meet a middle-aged woman (Olivia Colman), who is also sounding rather stressed down the line.

As Hardy's character tries to salvage his marriage, family and career, his moral conundrum becomes increasingly intense, and Hardy plays him as a man whose internal turmoil is raging behind his confident voice. It's a remarkably effective performance, gripping and involving, asking big questions even if the script never quite gets around to grappling with the issues at hand. It's also playing rather heavily on the irony that doing the right thing is likely to cost Ivan pretty much everything, leaving him alone and despised like his father.

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Tom Hardy To Work With Ridley Scott On BBC Period Drama 'Taboo'


Tom Hardy Ridley Scott Ruth Wilson Olivia Colman James Gandolfini Cillian Murphy

Tom Hardy and Sir Ridley Scott will be working together on an upcoming eight part BBC drama Taboo, based on an original story created by Hardy and his father.

Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy has teamed up with his father on the upcoming BBC project.

Taboo will follow Hardy as an adventurer who, whilst developing his own shipping company, is faced with the competition in the form of the East India Company. Set in 1813, Taboo will see Hardy's character, James Delaney, deal with a whole form of commercial sabotage from the trading company, as the BBC reports.

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Locke - Teaser Trailer


Ivan Locke could well be the model of a perfect life with his beautiful family, comfortable life and a job that is only continuing to offer more and more. However, everyone's got a past and this man's is coming back to haunt him as an incident regarding his younger self threatens the stability of his idyllic existence. He is forced to leave an important job in the construction profession that would've been of significant value to his career in order to drive to London and settle a matter that has been hanging in the air since he was in his twenties. It's a 90 minute journey that seems to take forever as he attempts to resolve a variety of issues that have arisen both at work and at home over the phone. He also finds himself talking to his dead father as he battles to save his family, his job and his sanity.

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Saving Mr. Banks Review


Excellent

This true story only barely avoids becoming sloppily sentimental, thanks to a solid cast and a final act that generates honest emotion. Awash with the Disney spirit, the film breaks free of the marketing machine to recount events that are lively and often very funny, but also manage to be sharply moving. It's the kind of crowd-pleaser that deserves to do well both at the box office and in awards ceremonies.

Set in 1961, it's the story of how Walt Disney (Hanks) finally lures PL Travers (Thompson) to Hollywood to woo her into signing over the film rights to Mary Poppins after some 20 years of pestering. She is equally determined to protect her creation, which is very close to her heart. But she agrees to work with the screenwriter (Whitford) and composers (Schwartzman and Novak) as long as she has veto power. Her demands are crazy ("I don't want the colour red anywhere in the movie!"), but everyone tries to win her over. Eventually Walt realises that he needs to find out exactly why Mary Poppins is so important to her. And that the story is more about Mary's affect on the family's father, Mr Banks, than the children.

Indeed, in parallel flashbacks we see Travers' childhood in rural 1906 Australia, where she lives as a young girl (Buckley) with her lively father (Farrell) and shattered mother (Wilson). Her dad's alcoholism is the driving force of these scenes, which feel like a completely separate film intercut with sunny 1960s Hollywood. But they add weight to Thompson's remarkably detailed performance, which is marvellously withering and hilarious, and also subtly emotional. Her interaction with the buoyant Hanks is sharp and jagged, and the film's nicest scenes are between Travers and her driver, sensitively played by Giamatti.

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Ruth Wilson and Old Billingsgate Friday 4th November 2011 Moet British Independent film awards 2011 held at the Old Billingsgate Market, London, England

Ruth Wilson and Old Billingsgate

Ruth Wilson Tuesday 25th January 2011 Announcement party for the 2011 Birds Eye Film Festival held at at the Century Club London, England

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Ruth Wilson - Ruth Wilson and Guest New York City, USA - Screening of 'The Prisoner' held at the IFC Center - Outside Arrivals Tuesday 3rd November 2009

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Jamie Campbell, Ian Mckellen and Ruth Wilson
Jamie Campbell, Ian Mckellen and Ruth Wilson
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Ruth Wilson - Sunday 20th May 2007 at British Academy Television Awards London, England

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Ruth Wilson

Date of birth

13th January, 1982

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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Suite Francaise Movie Review

Suite Francaise Movie Review

Even though it's made in a style that feels familiar, this World War II romantic...

Suite Francaise Trailer

Suite Francaise Trailer

During the Second World War, France was quickly and violently taken over by the German...

Locke Movie Review

Locke Movie Review

A riveting performance from Tom Hardy makes this pseudo-thriller utterly riveting, turning even the most...

Locke Trailer

Locke Trailer

Ivan Locke could well be the model of a perfect life with his beautiful family,...

Saving Mr. Banks Movie Review

Saving Mr. Banks Movie Review

This true story only barely avoids becoming sloppily sentimental, thanks to a solid cast and...

The Lone Ranger Movie Review

The Lone Ranger Movie Review

Everything about this film screams excess, from the ludicrous two-and-a-half hour running time to the...

Saving Mr. Banks Trailer

Saving Mr. Banks Trailer

P.L. Travers was an Australian author who, in the early sixties, went into negotiations with...

The Lone Ranger Trailer

The Lone Ranger Trailer

John Reid is a Texas ranger; law-abiding and glad to ride alongside his brother, following...

The Lone Ranger Trailer

The Lone Ranger Trailer

John Reid bears the alias of the Lone Ranger and uses his title and his...

The Lone Ranger Trailer

The Lone Ranger Trailer

John Reid is the Lone Ranger; a law-abiding man of justice from Texas who resolutely...

Anna Karenina Movie Review

Anna Karenina Movie Review

Tolstoy's iconic novel may have been filmed several times, but you've never seen a version...

Anna Karenina Trailer

Anna Karenina Trailer

Anna Karenina is the young wife of senior statesman Alexei Karenin. Theirs was more of...

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