Posts Tagged ‘Colin Firth’

Genius – Review

It’s easy to take a glance at Genius and think that it’s a movie made solely for legitimate literary scholars. This is the story of Max Perkins (Colin Firth), a brilliant editor who assisted some of America’s greatest writers, as he meets and begins working with Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law). It includes appearances by other Perkins clients...

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Pride and Prejudice: A history of adaptations

Pride and Prejudice: A history of adaptations

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Can you believe that Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice has just celebrated its 200th birthday? 200 years of reading the above quote that begins this classic of world literature. Unless it is the screen adaptations that...

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Kristen Stewart for Lie Down in Darkness?

Kristen Stewart for Lie Down in Darkness?

Kristen Stewart is rumoured to have nabbed the lead in Lie Down in Darkness - a role which had been previously coveted by Jennifer Lawrence. Casting news probably isn't top of the agenda when it comes to Kristen Stewart of late, but with her latest film role offering the opportunity for puns-a-plenty, it has slowly emerged that the...

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First look: Naomi Watts as Princess Diana

First look: Naomi Watts as Princess Diana

Production on Diana, the biopic about Princess Diana has commenced, and we've been afforded a glimpse of Noami Watts as the iconic princess. Our initial opinion is that she's looking good. The film was originally to be titled Caught In Flight, but was recently changed to Diana. It will focus on the final two years of her life, rather...

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Why I’ll Watch a Period Drama

Why I’ll Watch a Period Drama

There are more than a few reasons why I would happily watch a period drama film, but I'll start by telling you what they're not. It's not because I secretly love a good rom-com, but prefer to watch predictable plotlines play out under the guise of something slightly more high-brow. It's not because I know a great deal about history, or...

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Top 10 Grossing British Films

Top 10 Grossing British Films

It's great to hear that the Prime Minister, David Cameron, reckons the UK film industry should be given more lottery cash. Although his desire to see film makers produce more mainstream and cost-effective movies is a bit more contentious. According to Arts Minister Ed Vaizey, the industry was "still not as profitable as it should be for British...

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Multi-story films: New Years Eve vs Love Actually

Multi-story films: New Years Eve vs Love Actually

Having recently been underwhelmed and baffled by Garry Marshall's latest flick, New Year's Eve, a film that was full to the brim with A-Listers doing nothing for two hours, it got me thinking. The Brit-flick Love Actually, happens to be one of my favourite films. The two are very similar in style and both are set within the same festive season....

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The Top 10 British Christmas Films

The Top 10 British Christmas Films

Every year we see the same American Christmas films being broadcast on the telly, from comedies like Home Alone and Elf, to fun thrillers like A Nightmare Before Christmas and Gremlins. But as Brits, it's only fair to celebrate the best of British Christmas films. So pull the blanket close, pour yourself a glass of mulled wine and get into the...

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Bridget Jones 3 director revealed!

Bridget Jones 3 director revealed!

Get out your big knickers, Bridget Jones 3 is officially ago ... again. Renee Zellweger is set to pile the pounds on as Peter Cattaneo signs on as the new director. It's hard to believe it's been over seven years now since the second Bridget Jones in 2004, but she's finally returning to our screens. The third slice of Bridget antics...

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Firth and Weisz to star in war epic, The Railway Man

Firth and Weisz to star in war epic, The Railway Man

Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth are set to star in The Railway Man, a war epic based on the true story of a World War II veteran. It is an adaptation of the autobiography of British soldier, Eric Lomax, who was captured by the Japanese Army in 1942, before being tortured and sent to work on the infamous 'death railway'. Screenwriter,...

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BAFTA launches new inspirational website Guru

BAFTA launches new inspirational website Guru

Colin Firth, Tilda Swinton and Quentin Tarantino are just some of the celebrities who have given exclusive interviews for BAFTA's  inspirational new student help website Guru. The BAFTA Guru website aims to provide advice and inspiration to budding young directors and actors, by giving them a unique insight into a career related to the...

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Nominees and jury revealed for the Moët British Independent Film Awards

Nominees and jury revealed for the Moët British Independent Film Awards

The nominations for the 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced this Halloween. Recognising British talent in independent filmmaking, the awards have grown very popular in recent years and it is great to see that there is so much talent in Britain. Anyone who doubted that the world of British films is thriving...

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Renee Zellweger returns as Bridget Jones

Renee Zellweger returns as Bridget Jones

If you were still revelling in the fact that you wouldn't ever have to see Renée Zellweger's irritating face playing the tragic Bridget Jones again, you were wrong. Yes, there is going to be a third in the series. Last night author of the novels Helen Fielding read the first pages of the third book to an excitable audience in London....

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Oscars – the awards that got ignored

Oscars – the awards that got ignored

The awards season finally came to a close last night at the 83rd Oscars. After weeks of speculation, there were no surprises, in fact if we hear The King's Speech mentioned one more time we'll scream. So, instead of boring you all with what you already know and who looked good on the red carpet (quickly though - yay! Natalie Portman), we thought...

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The TFR 2011 Oscars Round-Table

The TFR 2011 Oscars Round-Table

This year's Oscars are, as always, hotly contested, so we find out what predictions our TFR staffers are making for this weekend's big reveal. Jon: Winter's Bone Possibly the least likely to win, but this movie has some special Ozark magic and myth. Besides if Mark Kermode reckons we should all go and see it, who are we to argue. El:...

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The BAFTAs – who won what

The BAFTAs – who won what

Awards season is now really in full swing but we have to say it's all rather predictable isn't it? Last night the Bafta's took place at London's Royal Opera House and surprise surprise The King's Speech came out on top. The film scooped seven awards in total, including Leading Actor for Colin Firth, Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush...

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Dakota Fanning to play Princess Margaret?!

Dakota Fanning to play Princess Margaret?!

Dakota Fanning will be practising her British accent in order to take on the role of a teenage Princess Margaret in Girls' Night Out. Girl's Night Out will reportedly be based on true events surrounding the VE Day celebrations that took place on the 8th May 1945, when the then-teenage Margaret and Elizabeth were allowed out of the...

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Cameron Diaz joins Firth for Gambit

Cameron Diaz joins Firth for Gambit

Cameron Diaz has won a role in Colin Firth's next flick Gambit. The film is a remake of a 1966 comedy drama of the same name but this time around the script has been written by the Coen brothers. It will be directed by Michael Hoffman who is know for The Last Station. It has not been confirmed whether Firth will definitely star in the...

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Firth and Portman take the gold at the SAG awards

Firth and Portman take the gold at the SAG awards

The 2011 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards last night marked another step on the road to the Academy Awards - but shone their spotlight on the films we're used to seeing awards for by now - Black Swan, The King's Speech, et. al. For those of you who can't physically sit still until the 83rd Academy Awards get here (though here at TFR we're...

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Golden Globes 2011 winners

Golden Globes 2011 winners

One of the industry's  biggest award ceremonies - The Golden Globes - took place last night and Colin Firth and Natalie Portman went away with the top honours. Portman, who is both newly engaged and pregnant, was named best actress for her role in Black Swan. Firth received best actor for his portrayal of King George VI in The King's...

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The King’s Speech – review

The King’s Speech – review

Before The King's Speech was released in the UK, it had already won awards, been nominated for more and had been received with resounding critical acclaim. Whether the film could live up to the hype was at the front of my mind when entering the cinema, that and the question of whether I'm really going to be able to sit through a feature-length...

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Golden Globe nominations: the full list

Golden Globe nominations: the full list

Awards season is nearly upon us and yesterday the 2011 Golden Globe nominations were announced. Actors Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes and Blair Underwood had the job of announcing who was up for what. The King's Speech, which has already won awards at BIFA, left as a clear front runner, along with The Social Network and Black Swan. Rather...

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Tom Ford has begun work on his second film

Tom Ford has begun work on his second film

Fashion and film fans, we've got some good news. Designer Tom Ford has started work on his second movie. Colin Firth, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Ford's first film A Single Man, has been speaking about the second film. However, he doesn't give very much away, but only because he knows so little. Speaking to...

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His Highness talk pretty one day: The King's Speech at The Toronto Film Festival

Colin Firth's new role as George VI in The King's Speech is already being touted for Oscar nomination after receiving applause at The Toronto Film Festival on Saturday. This is surely good news for Firth, whose performance as Professor George Falconer in A Single Man narrowly missed out on the Best Actor Oscar to Jeff Bridges role in Crazy...

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Ten football films you need to see

Ten football films you need to see

So, England may have done appallingly in the World Cup, but we still love football and always will. Instead of celebrating our team this summer, we thought we'd remind you about ten great football films to watch that will take your mind off things. The Firm We're talking about the original 1998 TV film version of The Firm, not last year's...

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Snow fun for Jim Carrey at the A Christmas Carol launch in Cannes

The UK's dreary start to summer time could easily pass for December, but it took some work to transform the French Rivera's sun-baked Cannes Film Festival into a winter wonderland for the premiere of Jim Carrey new flick A Christmas Carol. In character as Ebenezer Scrooge, Carrey arrived at a yuletide-themed event in a horse-drawn carriage before...

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