The official trailer for Tom Felton’s upcoming movie In Secret, originally titled Thérèse, was released earlier this week and may be viewed below.
Set in 1860s Paris, pic is a tale of obsessive love, adultery and revenge. Therese (Elizabeth Olsen) is a sexually repressed beautiful young woman trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille (Tom Felton), by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin (Jessica Lange). Her husband’s friend (Oscar Isaac) catches her eye and things go all kinds of wrong from there.
Thanks to Feltbeats for the tip!
Filed Under: Tom Felton
Mojo, Rupert Grint’s first theatre production has extended it’s run for two more weeks due to popular demand. The press release is as follows:
Filed Under: Rupert Grint
Ian Rickson’s critically acclaimed West End revival of Jez Butterworth’s award-winning Mojo today announces a further two weeks of performances due to public demand. Mojo, which is playing to packed houses at the Harold Pinter Theatre, will now complete its run on 8 February 2014 with its original cast – Brendan Coyle (Mickey), Rupert Grint (Sweets), Tom Rhys Harries (Silver Johnny), Daniel Mays (Potts), Colin Morgan (Skinny) and Ben Whishaw (Baby).
Set against the fledgling rock ‘n’ roll scene of 50s Soho, this savagely funny play delves into the sleazy underworld and power games of London’s most infamous district.
Theatre: Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, London SW1Y 4DN
Dates: until 8 February 2014
Performances: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees 2.30pm
- Monday 23 December 7.30pm
- Tuesday 24 December 2.30pm
- Wednesday 25 December no performance
- Thursday 26 December no performance
- Friday 27 December 2.30pm and 7.30pm
- Saturday 28 December 2.30pm and 7.30pm
- Monday 30 December 7.30pm
- Tuesday 31 December 7.30pm
- Wednesday 1 January 7.30pm
- Thursday 2 January 2.30pm and 7.30pm
- Friday 3 January 7.30pm
- Saturday 4 January 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Prices: £10 – £55.00, all prices include a £1.50 restoration levy
There are a number of front row stalls seats available as day seats at £10 for every performance, released for sale at the Box Office on day of performance, in person at 10am
BBC reports that J.K. Rowling is one of 10 Literacy Heros as chosen by the National Literacy Trust. She and the other nine honorees were chosen for helping to boost literacy or promote a love of reading. Rowling was chosen for turning a generation of children into readers.
Filed Under: JK Rowling
The organisers say each was picked because of the impact they have had on a community’s reading and writing skills, or because they have overcome literacy problems of their own.
- Jodie Evans, an Oxfordshire pupil who overcame her own literacy issues to become a school library champion
- Lisa Yong Hui Li, a secondary school student who judges said had made “amazing achievements” with English as her second language
- Ruth Gasson, a librarian who has helped disadvantaged youngsters improve their literacy
- School librarian Lyn Hopson, from Doncaster, who runs schemes to promote a love of reading among young people
- Leeds teaching assistant Velda Jackson
- Richard O’Neill, a Romany gypsy author and storyteller who works in schools to improve literacy among traveller pupils
- English teacher Caroline Thain, from Aberdeen
- An unnamed prisoner from The Mount jail who is involved with a project called Storybook Dads, where parents in prison can record themselves reading a book to their children
- [Henry Winkler, who is dyslexic and has written books about a schoolboy with learning difficulties.]
They were nominated by the public and chosen by a panel including authors Joanna Trollope, Cressida Cowell and Dorothy Koomson, entrepreneur Levi Roots, actor, comedian and writer Miles Jupp, and columnist Lucy Mangan.
Director of the National Literacy Trust, Jonathan Douglas, said the winners had all “made inspiring and significant strides to improve their own literacy or create positive opportunities for others. Literacy Heroes and reading role models have never been more important at a time when our research shows that children’s reading performance is declining, children are reading less and are holding more negative attitudes towards reading,” he said.
Following in the footsteps of many other Harry Potter stars, Molly Weasley actress Julie Walters has been honored with the Richard Harris award at the British Independent Film awards. The Richard Harris Award was introduced in 2002 in honour of Richard Harris (who played Dumbledore in the first two Potter films) and recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor. Previous winners have included Potter actors John Hurt, David Thewlis, Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, and Michael Gambon.
Julie Walters CBE who started out in TV working with comedian Victoria Wood has built a highly successful career spanning 4 decades becoming one of the UK’s most beloved actors in the process. She broke in to film with her BAFTA and Golden Globe winning performance in a supporting role in the 1984 international hit EDUCATING RITA where she starred alongside Sir Michael Caine. The role also earned her an Academy Award nomination. Walters was once again nominated for an Academy Award in 2001 for Stephen Daldry’s BILLY ELLIOT and that same year was cast as Molly Weasley in HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE – a character she would continue to play for the next 10 years as the franchise became a global phenomenon. She has starred in some of British cinema’s greatest films including CALENDAR GIRLS in 2003, and one of the highest-grossing UK films of all time MAMMA MIA! Walters will next be seen as ‘Nan’ in THE HARRY HILL MOVIE out later this month, and plays Mrs Bird in the highly anticipated live-action drama PADDINGTON which is due for release in late 2014. – See more at: http://www.bifa.org.uk/releases/julie-walters-to-be-honoured-at-the-16th-moet-british-independent-film-awards#sthash.cjIsnJ30.dpuf
A video of her at the event may be viewed below:
Thanks to SnitchSeeker for finding the video.
Filed Under: Julie Walters
Variety reports that Evanna Lynch will be starring in Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale alongside Ian Harding and Carol Kane. The independent film is currently in the middle of production in New York City with about 2/3 to go. According to Variety, “Harding will play a family man who was a full-time dope fiend working within the underground porn biz in 1968 New York City, running books and films to delivery points and mob headquarters around the East Coast while trying to keep his family in the dark.”
Additionally, The Wrap reports:
Filed Under: Evanna Lynch
Based on a true story, “Dynamite” follows family man Max Bornstein, who was a full-time dope fiend working within the underground, highly illegal pornography industry in 1968’s New York City. While running books and films to delivery points and mob headquarters around the east coast, Max had the Feds on his tail. But even in the wake of a federal investigation, Max’s worried most about his wife and two young children, a family kept in the dark about Max’s real life. As Max battles his consuming addiction, dissolving family unit and the growing suspicion about his drug use amongst his associates, Max watches helplessly as his well-crafted reality falls to pieces, leaving him searching for the spaces in between.
“We are thrilled to be bringing this inspiring true story to life. It’s an important tale of one man’s downward spiral and ultimate redemption,” said Christian. “Having the ability to produce films with an uplifting message has always been a goal for our company, and we hope the film’s story and heart resonates with audiences around the world.”
Harry Potter actors Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint have been nominated for the 2014 What’s On Stage Awards for their recent performances. Voting for the awards starts today, via this link, and runs through January 31st. The Awards Ceremony and Concert will be held on February 23rd at the Prince of Wales Theatre, tickets to the event can be purchased here.
Filed Under: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint
Best Actor in a Play
Ben Whishaw – Peter and Alice at the Noël Coward and Mojo at the Harold Pinter
Daniel Radcliffe – The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Noël Coward
James McAvoy – Macbeth at Trafalgar Studios
Lenny Henry – Fences at the Duchess
Rory Kinnear – Othello at the NT Olivier
The DEWYNTERS London Newcomer of the Year
Jack Huston – Strangers on a Train at the Gielgud
Kyle Scatliffe – The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic
Olivia Vinall – Othello at the NT Olivier
Rupert Grint – Mojo at the Harold Pinter
Tori Amos (composer) – The Light Princess at the NT Lyttelton
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