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Josh Gad To Join Emma Watson And Dan Stevens In Disney's Live Action 'Beauty And The Beast'

Josh Gad has become the latest actor to join the cast of the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. 34-year-old Gad has been cast as Le Fou, the villain Gaston's minion. Gad is best...

By Elinor Cosgrave | 14th March 2015

Mike Leigh Doesn't Allow Actors 'To Do What They Want'

Mike Leigh doesn't ''abandon'' actors.The 72-year-old director, who helmed the Oscar-nominated movie 'Mr. Turner' featuring Timothy Spall, says he collaborates very closely with performers, but is wary of giving them too much creative control.Asked how...

2nd March 2015

A Week In Movies: Celebrities Turn Out To Collect Awards In Los Angeles And London, Mortdecai Has Three Premieres And New Trailers For Hopkins And Hawke

A-list celebrities turned out in Hollywood for the starry Critics' Choice Movie Awards last weekend, including Julianne Moore, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Keira Knightley, Ethan Hawke, Rosamund Pike, Michael Keaton, Reese Witherspoon, Marion...

By Rich Cline | 25th January 2015

Jennifer Aniston And Lego Movie Among Oscar Nod Snubs

Jennifer Aniston, Timothy Spall and 'The Lego Movie' were among the surprise snubs from the Academy Award nominations. The animated film's title began trending on Twitter just minutes after the Oscar nods were announced earlier...

15th January 2015

Bafta 2015 Nominations Reveal Secrets Of Awards Season

Friday morning's British Academy Film Awards nominations show the predicted Bafta love for home-grown movies like 'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory of Everything', but were even more notable for who was missing from the...

By Rich Cline | 9th January 2015

Timothy Spall Studied Painting For 2 Years To Prepare For 'Mr Turner'

British actor Timothy Spall studied painting for two years to prepare for his role as JMW Turner in Mike Leigh's critically acclaimed drama Mr Turner. The movie is steadily gaining Oscars momentum, particularly for Spall,...

By Michael West | 22nd December 2014

Mr Turner Leads Nominations For London Critics' Circle Film Awards

'Mr Turner' leads the nominations for London Critics' Circle Film Awards.The biopic of acclaimed artist J. M. W Turner is up for seven awards at the ceremony, including nods for Film of the Year and...

16th December 2014

Timothy Spall Rolled Around In Phantom Pooper's 'Log' For Shakespeare

Oscar hopeful Timothy Spall reveals he once rolled around in excrement while starring in a filthy stage production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in London.The Mr. Turner star was playing Bottom in the comedy...

5th December 2014

The Things They Say: 4492603

"Never underestimate how much the British yearn to work in Hollywood. It's not like, 'Oh darling, we just do it 'cause we're slumming'. That's a load of balls because most people, if they were given...

4th December 2014

Timothy Spall Was Stunned By Cannes Win

Mr. Turner star Timothy Spall learned he had won a major prize at the Cannes Film Festival in France in May (14) while he was trying to fix his boat in Holland.The Brit admits he...

4th December 2014

Marion Cotillard And Timothy Spall Among European Film Awards Nominees

French actress Marion Cotillard and Brits Timothy Spall and Tom Hardy will be among the contenders at the upcoming European Film Awards.Cotillard received a European Actress nomination for her role in drama Two Days, One...

8th November 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch And Timothy Spall To Compete For Film Award

Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy Spall are to go head-to-head for the Best Actor accolade at the 17th Annual British Independent Film Awards (Bifas) in London next month (Dec14).Cumberbatch has been feted for his part in...

3rd November 2014

Mr Turner Gives Timothy Spall The Role He Deserves In Artist Biopic

Timothy Spall is one of those actors who works regularly and is constantly acclaimed by the critics, but he's never been the leading man type. Much of his acclaim has been for roles in ensemble...

By Rich Cline | 31st October 2014

'Mr Turner' Is Mike Leigh's True Masterpiece

It feels as though Mr Turner has been around forever. It premiered in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival with Timothy Spall winning best actor for his portrayal of eccentric...

By Michael West | 30th October 2014

Timothy Spall Sees 'Certain Parallels' With William Turner

Timothy Spall sees ''certain parallels'' between himself and William Turner.Spall, 57, plays the influential painter in his new film 'Mr. Turner', for which he won the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival, and...

29th October 2014

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"What it does is give you an acute sense of what is and what isn't worthwhile. I knew I was getting better when I became petty again and started shouting in traffic. Never fear being...

24th October 2014

Timothy Spall Cried At Cannes Triumph

British star Timothy Spall wept when he was awarded the prestigious Best Actor prize at the Cannes International Film Festival after boozing throughout the ceremony.The revered character actor scooped the honour at the prizegiving in...

24th October 2014

A Week In Movies: Stars Descend On London, While New Trailers Premiere For The Edward Snowden Doc And Films With Shailene Woodley, Jennifer Lopez And Chris Hemsworth

Everyone who's anyone was in London this week for the 58th BFI London Film Festival, which held gala premieres for the likes of Wild (with Reese Witherspoon in attendance), Sundance winner Whiplash (Miles Teller and...

By Rich Cline | 21st October 2014

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"I was flabbergasted, but then absolutely elated. Your feet don't touch the floor when you get to Cannes. You're meeting the world's press. It's a grind. But, objectively, these are the things you dream about...

20th October 2014

Timothy Spall Visited J.m.w. Turner's Grave For Film Role

British actor Timothy Spall went on a pilgrimage to J.M.W. Turner's grave in preparation to play the landscape painter in a new movie.Spall portrays the artist in Mr. Turner, which explores the final 25 years...

6th October 2014

Timothy Spall's Turner Copy To Go On Display

A replica masterpiece painted by actor Timothy Spall for his role as J.M.W. Turner in a new biopic is to go on display in the U.K.The British actor learned to paint to prepare for playing...

5th October 2014

Michael Keaton And Timothy Spall Among Early Oscars Favourites

Michael Keaton, Timothy Spall and Eddie Redmayne have emerged as early favourites for the coveted Best Actor prize at next year's (15) Oscars.As movie critics sharpen their pencils to vote for the year's top film...

10th September 2014

Timothy Spall Learnt To Paint For Mr Turner

Timothy Spall spent four years learning how to paint for his role in 'Mr Turner'.The 57-year-old star was awarded the Best Actor gong at Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of artist JMW Turner and...

18th June 2014

Cannes 2014 Palme D'or Winner: 'Winter Sleep' Takes The Jewell Of The Springtime Festival

Before Cannes 2014, to suggest ‘Winter Sleep’ would take the prestigious Palme D’Or back to Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s native Turkey would have been a leftfield choice. But after the second day screening of the 3...

By Jack de Aguilar | 25th May 2014

'Winter Sleep' Wins Palme D'or

'Winter Sleep' has won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes International Film Festival.The drama, which runs for more than three hours and tells the story of a family that run a hotel in the...

25th May 2014

Timothy Spall & Julianne Moore Win Cannes 2014 Best Actors Awards

Timothy Spall and Julianne Moore have received the prizes at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for best actor and actress in a feature film. Winter Sleep, a Turkish film, has won the Palme d'or, the...

By Elinor Cosgrave | 25th May 2014

Timothy Spall & Julianne Moore Honoured At Cannes

British actor Timothy Spall's expected march to a Best Actor Oscar has begun after the Harry Potter star picked up a top award at the Cannes International Film Festival on Saturday (24May14).Spall was feted with...

24th May 2014

Cannes Film Festival 2014: Our Top Five Palme D'or Winner Predictions

So, we’ve got to admit we’re sort of gunning for Mike Leigh’s film Mr. Turner to win the Palme d’Or 2014, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other films in the running for the prestigious...

By Sophie Miskiw | 19th May 2014

Will Mike Leigh's "Masterpiece" 'Mr Turner' Land Timothy Spall His First Oscar?

Acclaimed writer and director Mike Leigh’s latest film, Mr Turner, is being hailed as a “masterpiece” by critics at the Cannes Film Festival. Mr Turner has been as praised as Nicole Kidman’s Grace of Monaco...

By Sophie Miskiw | 19th May 2014

A Week In Movies: Double Premieres For Godzilla And X-men, Cannes Kicks Off, Bradley Cooper Films In L.a., And New Trailers For Robert Pattinson, Chris Evans And Sam Claflin

The stars of both Godzilla and X-men: Days of Future Past turned out for a pair of big premieres over the past week. Godzilla, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston, had its world...

By Rich Cline | 16th May 2014

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As far as publicity goes, the leaked Batman vs. Superman trailer may...

Watch The Old Meet The New As 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Excites Fans [Trailer & Pictures]

Star Wars fans got what they’d been waiting for on Thursday, as the...

Jennifer Lopez To Pay Tribute To The Late Selena Quintanilla

Almost two decades after portraying Selena Quintanilla on the big screen...

George Clooney Travels Through Time In The Mysterious 'Tomorrowland' [Trailer + Pictures]

It's now time to get excited for what looks to be one of the most visually...

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'Child 44' Is Praised And Banned

As 'Child 44' opens in cinemas this weekend, novelist Tom Rob Smith is praising Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace as the...

'A Little Chaos' Brings British Humour To A French Tale

The new period drama 'A Little Chaos' may be set in France in the 17th century, but its...

'Furious 7' Sparks The Rumour Mill

As the seventh 'Fast & Furious' movie continues to dominate the global box office, rumours are swirling about where...

Live At Leeds 2015: Great For Music, Great For Life In General

So, Live At Leeds is but two weeks away from bringing some of the...

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