Pride & Prejudice (2005) - News Poster

News

Paparazzi Drove Keira Knightley to a Mental Breakdown: ‘I Told Them I Was Going to Kill Somebody’

  • Indiewire
Paparazzi Drove Keira Knightley to a Mental Breakdown: ‘I Told Them I Was Going to Kill Somebody’
English actress Keira Knightley, Academy Award-nominated for “Pride & Prejudice” and “The Imitation Game,” understandably did not handle public attention well after the release of her 2003 breakout, Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Or with the many hits that followed. According to a new interview with The Telegraph, Knightley said that at age 22 — with “Love, Actually,” “King Arthur,” and “Atonement” all under her belt — she suffered a “mental breakdown” in the wake of being shadowed by paparazzi.

“The value of photographs of any famous young women at the time went up if they were of a very negative nature,” she told Robbie Collin, in reference to the media circuses that burst around such headline-grabbing stars as Amy Winehouse and Britney Spears. “So if you weren’t already having a mental breakdown, they were trying to push you into doing things that kept your value as high as those who were.
See full article at Indiewire »

Paramount Action Pic ‘Infinite’ Adds Jason Mantzoukas & Rupert Friend

  • Deadline
Paramount Action Pic ‘Infinite’ Adds Jason Mantzoukas & Rupert Friend
Updated Exclusive: Comedy writer and actor Jason Mantzoukas and Homeland‘s Rupert Friend have joined the cast of Paramount’s action thriller Infinite opposite Mark Wahlberg, Dylan O’Brien. Both of their roles are being kept under wraps.

The Antoine Fuqua directed film is an adaptation of the novel The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz. Pic follows a man who discovers that his hallucinations are actually visions from past lives. Ian Shoor adapted the script. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, John Zaozirny, Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Mark Huffam are producing Infinite with Fuqua and Raphael Crohn executive producing.

Most recently, Mantzoukas was seen in the action film John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum and the comedy The Long Dumb Road, which premiered at The Sundance International Film Festival last year. His previous feature credits include The House, The Dictator, How To Be Single, Sleeping With Other People and Neighbors, among others.
See full article at Deadline »

UK box office preview: how big can ‘Downton Abbey’ open?

Further releases include For Sama and Hustlers.

This week sees the release of Universal Pictures’ period drama Downton Abbey, adapted from the enormously popular ITV series that ran from 2010 to 2015.

Michael Engler directed the feature, having helmed several episodes of the series, from a screenplay by its original creator Julian Fellowes. Returning cast members include Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael and Jim Carter. The film sees the Crawley film await a visit from King George V and Queen Mary.

The project is tailor-made for a UK cinema-going audience thanks to the popularity of the series combined with the typical success of
See full article at ScreenDaily »

10 Hidden Details Everyone Completely Missed in BBC's Pride & Prejudice

Before the world was collectively falling under the spell of Downton Abbey,  another mini-series had audiences swooning over period costumes, incontrovertible storytelling, and pithy dialogue. It was the 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, about a headstrong country girl and the aloof aristocratic gentleman that falls in love with her.

Related: Downton Abbey: 5 Best Couples (& 5 Pairings Fans Hated)

It has been widely regarded as the moment Colin Firth became a global phenomenon as Mr. Darcy, bringing life to one of the most famous characters in all of literature. He goes toe-to-toe with Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet, one of literature's greatest heroines, over matters of birthright, class, and economic status. Only after they explore their understandings of "pride" and "prejudice" can they be together in this 19th century masterpiece. Below are 10 hidden details everyone completely missed about the wildly popular production.
See full article at Screen Rant »

Donald Sutherland to Receive San Sebastian Donostia Award

  • Variety
Donald Sutherland to Receive San Sebastian Donostia Award
Madrid — San Sebastian Festival has announced the third and final recipient of this year’s Donostia career achievement awards, Canadian actor Donald Sutherland. He will accept the honor before screening his latest film, Guiseppe Capotondi’s “The Burnt Orange Heresy.”

With more than 200 credited performances over the past half-century, Sutherland stands tall, literally and figuratively, as a major figure in world cinema. The actor was nominated eight times for a Golden Globe, in 2017 received an honorary Oscar for career achievement and in 2019 was named a Companion of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s most prestigious honors.

Sutherland first studied engineering before catching the acting bug and bouncing around performing arts schools in Canada and the U.K. It wasn’t long before the young actor made his way to screens in living rooms across the English-speaking world in popular series such as “The Saint” and “The Avengers.
See full article at Variety »

Oscars invite 842 new members in 2019: Complete list by branch (and 2014-2018 totals too)

Oscars invite 842 new members in 2019: Complete list by branch (and 2014-2018 totals too)
This year, the motion picture academy made history by inviting an equal number of women and men to join. In all, 842 film professionals were invited to become part of the organization that hands out the Oscars. Compare this intake to the totals of the previous five years: a record 928 in 2018; 774 in 2017; 683 in 2016; 322 in 2015; and 271 in 2014.

While Academy Awards nominees are automatically eligible for consideration, the rest of the candidates must go through a fairly cumbersome process. A candidate must meet certain branch specific requirements before even being eligible.

For example, actors must “have a minimum of three theatrical feature film credits, in all of which the roles played were scripted roles, one of which was released in the past five years, and all of which are of a caliber that reflect the high standards of the Academy.” For writers, directors and producers they need have just two of these credits.
See full article at Gold Derby »

The Academy Invites 842 New Members, from Lady Gaga to Jon M. Chu

The Academy Invites 842 New Members, from Lady Gaga to Jon M. Chu
In its continuing push to swell the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership ranks, 842 artists and executives from 59 countries have been invited to join this year. The branches have increasingly actively sought eligible people to become Academy members, but the Board of Governors makes the final call.

People of color (29 percent) and women (50 percent) are among the many invites, as the Academy continues to address its long-term white-male dominance. As always, actors make up the largest branch of the Academy, but many new members also come from overseas.

In 2018, the Academy invited 928 new members.

Twenty-one Oscar winners are among the new invited members, including Guy Nattiv (“Skin”), filmmaker Jimmy Chin (“Free Solo”), Phil Lord, and Chris Miller (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”), and 82 Oscar nominees (including newbies like Lady Gaga and “Roma” breakout Marina de Tavira). Ten of the 17 branches invited more women than men. The percentage of women
See full article at Thompson on Hollywood »

The Academy Invites 842 New Members, from Lady Gaga to Jon M. Chu

In its continuing push to swell the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership ranks, 842 artists and executives from 59 countries have been invited to join this year. The branches have increasingly actively sought eligible people to become Academy members, but the Board of Governors makes the final call.

People of color (29 percent) and women (50 percent) are among the many invites, as the Academy continues to address its long-term white-male dominance. As always, actors make up the largest branch of the Academy, but many new members also come from overseas.

In 2018, the Academy invited 928 new members.

Twenty-one Oscar winners are among the new invited members, including Guy Nattiv (“Skin”), filmmaker Jimmy Chin (“Free Solo”), Phil Lord, and Chris Miller (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”), and 82 Oscar nominees (including newbies like Lady Gaga and “Roma” breakout Marina de Tavira). Ten of the 17 branches invited more women than men. The percentage of women
See full article at Indiewire »

Academy Reaches Gender Parity in 2019 New Member Invitations

  • Variety
Half of the 842 new members invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are women, the group announced on Monday.

The organization behind the Oscars also disclosed that 29% of the new invitees are people of color. Should those people accept, and they almost universally do, the Academy will have doubled the percentage of nonwhite people in their ranks in four years.

In 2015, people of color accounted for only 8% of the Academy body. In 2019, it stands at 16%, the Academy reported. As it stands, the Academy counts 8,946 active members, with 8,733 eligible to vote on the Oscars. The total membership including retired members is 9,794. This year’s number falls short of 2018’s record of 928 invitations.

New members in this round include “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon Chu, actors Winston Duke and Gemma Chan, and screenwriters Ritesh Batra (“Photograph”), Chinonye Chukwu (“Clemency”), Park Young-soo (“Detective Dee”) and Ryo Sakaguchi (“Ant-Man and the Wasp
See full article at Variety »

Motion Picture Academy Adds 842 New Members, Half Of Whom Are Women

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 842 new members in their annual effort to bring in new blood to the organization that hands out the Oscars. This is down from the 928 members invited last year, but 50% of this year’s number are women, inching closer to the goal of creating an even playing field between female and male members. It marks an 7% increase in female members from 2015 to an overall 32% of the entire organization.

A total of 29% of the new class revealed Monday are people of color, marking an 8% increase in that statistic since 2015. Among the new invitees, 21 are already Oscar winners and 82 are past Oscar nominees.

New members among the acting branch include recent Best Song winner Lady Gaga, who is also being invited to the music branch; Sterling K. Brown; Claire Foy; and actors ranging in age from 23-year-old Spider-Man Tom Holland to the (shamefully) never-nominated legendary French star,
See full article at Deadline »

20 Things You Didn’t Know about Judi Dench

Judi Dench is one of the UK’s most prolific and beloved actresses. Her 60-year career has taken in such highlights as M in James Bond, Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown, Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love, and Lady Catherine de Bourgh in Pride & Prejudice. It’s also seen her play pretty much every female part that Shakespeare has written and scoop every type of trophy that’s been awarded. At 84-years-old, Dench shows little sign of slowing down anytime soon. Later this year, we’ll see her

20 Things You Didn’t Know about Judi Dench
See full article at TVovermind.com »

'Succession' Star Matthew Macfadyen on Real-World Parallels and What's Ahead in Season 2

'Succession' Star Matthew Macfadyen on Real-World Parallels and What's Ahead in Season 2
Matthew Macfadyen may be best known for his swoon-inducing turn as Mr. Darcy in 2005's Pride & Prejudice, but with his role on Succession, he's embarked on quite a departure from the gentlemanly types he often portrays. "Mr. Darcy was a long time ago, but I did get to play a lot of Englishmen," says the British-born actor, 44. "My idea of heaven is doing two so incredibly different characters." As Tom Wambsgans on the HBO drama, he plays the deviously obsequious fiance turned husband of the only daughter to Rupert Murdoch-like figure Logan Roy (Brian ...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter »

Director Nia Dacosta Wants to Subvert the Western With Tessa Thompson-Starrer 'Little Woods'

Director Nia Dacosta Wants to Subvert the Western With Tessa Thompson-Starrer 'Little Woods'
Tessa Thompson is one of those actresses who tends to send the internet into a pitching fever dream merely by existing in the world. In the last month alone, based on new photos of the star, Instagram stories and her essay about Brie Larson, Twitter has suggested she star in remakes of Bonnie & Clyde and The Proposal, an adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, a haberdashery drama and an ensemble movie with Zendaya, Brie Larson and Laura Harrier. "Tessa Thompson Knows People Can't Stop Thinking About Her," skillfully observed a profile headline in The Cut in August. "tessa thompson could step on ...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter »

Fear Street Lures in Stranger Things Star Sadie Sink

It was just last week that we passed along the update that 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment's upcoming three-film adaptation of Goosebumps author R.L. Stine's teen horror book series Fear Street had added Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, and Jeremy Ford to the cast. That update was a two-parter as we also passed along word that the trilogy lost Queen of Earth and Her Smell writer-director Alex Ross Perry, who was all set to take the helm of the second Fear Street sequel. And today we hear that Stranger Things season two star Sadie Sink has joined the cast as well.

Sadie Sink will be joining a cast that includes the above-mentioned Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, and Jeremy Ford along with Benjamin Flores Jr., Olivia Welch, Kiana Madeira, and Swamp Thing, Jurassic World star Matt Burke in the role of "Football Coach." Madeira and
See full article at MovieWeb »

Keira Knightley in Berlin, I Love You Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital April 9th

An impressive ensemble cast shines against an unlikely backdrop in the romantic comedy, Berlin, I Love You, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital April 9 from Lionsgate.

An impressive ensemble cast shines against an unlikely backdrop in the romantic comedy, Berlin, I Love You, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital April 9 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available On Demand. This heartwarming anthology contains 10 romantic stories set against the backdrop of the German capital and stars two-time Oscar® nominee Keira Knightley, Oscar® winner Helen Mirren, Luke Wilson, and Jenna Dewan. The Berlin, I Love You Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Jim Sturgess, and Diego Luna head an all-star cast in this sparkling film from the producers ofParis, Je T’Aime. Set against the vivid backdrop of Berlin, Berlin, I Love You weaves ten stories of compassion,
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

We asked Samantha, Adivi Sesh and others for their favourite romcoms, here’s the list

TollywoodFrom ‘Tholiprema’ to ‘Premam’ and ‘Roman Holiday’, here is what Tollywood celebrities picked as the one romantic film that made a huge impact on them.Hemanth Kumar C RLong before Valentine’s Day was reduced to a punchline, cinema has had a huge influence on how we perceive romance. Starting from the epic romantic tales of the yore to modern classics, there’s quite a lot of stuff to choose from to mark the occasion. So, we asked some of the popular actors and directors from Telugu film industry to name their favourite romantic films. Here’s what they said. Roman Holiday – Samantha, Actor I was in class 10 when I watched Roman Holiday for the first time. Back then, we had a Vcr at home and I must have seen the film at least 20-30 times. My love affair with Audrey Hepburn began with Roman Holiday, and when I was young,
See full article at The News Minute »

Alyssa Milano Responds to Les Moonves’ Attempted Comeback: ‘We Can’t Expect That Not to Happen’

  • The Wrap
Alyssa Milano Responds to Les Moonves’ Attempted Comeback: ‘We Can’t Expect That Not to Happen’
Actress and activist Alyssa Milano responded to the news that toppled executive CBS Les Moonves had begun to make an attempted comeback in Hollywood with a new company by calling on others in the industry to protect the women around them.

“That’s gonna happen. We can’t expect that not to happen,” Milano told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday. “We can’t put all these men on an island and say, ‘Eh, they’ll figure it out. Let them eat themselves.'”

The key, Milano said, is to implement systemic protections for women that won’t allow offenders to go on unaccountable for bad behavior.

Also Read: Fired CBS Chief Les Moonves Quietly Sets Up New Venture, Moon Rise Productions

“They’re going to get jobs again,” she said. “So I think it’s our responsibility to figure out what that re-entering into the workplace looks like,
See full article at The Wrap »

Keira Knightley on A Life in Pictures: From ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ to ‘Colette’

Keira Knightley on A Life in Pictures: From ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ to ‘Colette’
Keira Knightley‘s film career started over 20 years ago, something she quickly pointed out when she first sat down at BAFTA’s Piccadilly headquarters to talk with film critic Jason Solomons about “A Life in Pictures.” In the entertaining discussion that followed, the two-time Oscar nominee was relaxed, cracked many a joke and swore a lot. She vividly recalled the highlights of a career that includes “Bend it Like Beckham,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy, a hattrick of Joe Wright films — “Pride & Prejudice,” “Atonement” and “Anna Karenina” — and her latest release “Colette.”

Knightley began the evening by recounting the time when, at age nine, she organized a protest and stage a sit-in with her friends across from the school field after they were told they weren’t allowed to play football with the boys. “I’ve always had a f**k you attitude,”she admitted.

That certainly helped
See full article at Gold Derby »

John Krasinski and Rosamond Pike on Vulnerability and Decompressing After Tense Scenes

  • Variety
John Krasinski and Rosamond Pike on Vulnerability and Decompressing After Tense Scenes
John Krasinski and Rosamund Pike sat down for a conversation for Variety’s Actors on Actors. For more, click here.

In “Gone Girl,” Rosamund Pike proved she could put herself through anything. The British actress, a well-loved supporting player in “Pride & Prejudice” and “An Education,” took the lead and scored her first Oscar nomination. Four years later, Pike is courting awards attention again with “A Private War,” a film about the life of the late Marie Colvin, a war correspondent whose loss of an eye (due to a rocket-launched grenade in Sri Lanka) failed to contain her drive to document the truth.

John Krasinski has enjoyed a recent career renaissance, pivoting from the sweet paper salesman he played on “The Office” to the thinking movie fan’s hunk in 2018, a star whose charisma and talent is bolstered by his obvious love for family. He stars opposite his wife, Emily Blunt,
See full article at Variety »

Finding her voice by Anne-Katrin Titze

Wash Westmoreland on the dynamic between Keira Knightley and Dominic West: "I had seen in [Joe Wright's] Pride & Prejudice how strongly she takes apart Mr. Darcy [Matthew Macfadyen]. I wanted to even take it further to get into the psycho-sexual hold that Willy had over Colette." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Wash Westmoreland's incisive Colette, co-written with Richard Glatzer and Rebecca Lenkiewicz (co-writer of Sebastián Lelio's Disobedience and Pawel Pawlikowski's Oscar-winner Ida) knows that its heroine, portrayed by Keira Knightley, will always be larger than what is on screen. Her husband Willy (Dominic West) forced her to write, she obeyed, masterful literature was born. The narrative is more entangled than that. Colette's parents in the countryside, Robert Pugh as her father Jules and Fiona Shaw as her mother Sido, are personalities in their own right, not just caricatures that help the plot along.

Wash Westmoreland on La Belle Époque
See full article at eyeforfilm.co.uk »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites


Recently Viewed