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Stage Play News: Claudie Blakley joins 'The 24th Hour Plays on Broadway'

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Claudie Blakley(aka P&P's Charlotte Lucas) is the latest and the 6thP&P actor to be doing either a broadway or stage play production in the coming months, starting November 9th.

According to Broadway World...
This year's company members, include Amber Tamblyn (Bang Ditto, Joan of Arcadia), Anthony Mackie (The Bacchae, Notorious), Ashton Kutcher (What Happens in Vegas, That ‘70's Show), Billy Crudup (Public Enemies, Tony Award Winner for The Coast of Utopia), Claudie Blakley (Pride & Prejudice, Gosford Park),David Cross (Arrested Development, Year One), Emily Mortimer (The Pink Panther 1&2, Transsiberian), Emmy Rossum (Dare, Golden Globe Nominee for The Phantom of the Opera), Jennifer Esposito (Samantha Who?, Crash), Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order, Six FeetUnder), Julia Stiles (Oleanna, The Bourne Ultimatum), Leslie Bibb (Iron Man, Confessions of a Shopaholic), Michael Ealy (Miracle at St. Anna, Golden Globe Nominee for Sleeper Cell), Rachel Dratch (My Life in…

Stage Play News: Tom Hollander joined the cast of John Mortimer at the Court...and later at the Bar

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What's on Stage reports that another P&P actor will be doing theater or stage play, this time it's Mr. Collins...err...
Tom Hollander, Alan Rickman and Dominic West have joined the cast of John Mortimer at the Court...and later at the Bar, a tribute to the late playwright held at the Royal Court (of which he was chairman and president) on 15 November (See News, 22 Sep 2009). Curated by playwright Stephen Jeffreys, the evening will also features performances from actors including Sinead Cusack, Edward Fox, Jeremy Irons, Emily Mortimer and Harriet Walter. Proceeds will go to the Royal Court’s Writers Development Fund. For more info and tickets call 020 7565 5000.
Related article
Irons, Rickman and More Set for JOHN MORTIMER AT THE COURT...AND LATER AT THE BAR

Previous Other P&P Actors on Stage Play Related Posts:
Matthew Macfadyen to star in Noel Coward's 'Private Lives'Keira Knightley the hot ticket for her upcoming stage debut in The MisanthropeKeira Knightley t…

Movie News: Carey Mulligan to star in 'This Beautiful Fantastic'

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Hollywood Reporter reports that Carey Mulligan has been cast in a new film, This Beautiful Fantastic.

LONDON -- Terry Loane's "This Beautiful Fantastic" has attracted a sparkling cast with Carey Mulligan, Tom Wilkinson, Christopher Eccleston, Mackenzie Crook and Joanna Lumley all in line to shine.

Billed as a modern fairy tale, Simon Aboud's script appears on the annual Brit List, a compilation of the best unproduced screenplays from these shores that circulates here and stateside.

The movie is set to shoot in March 2010 shooting on location in Edinburgh, Scotland and in studio facilities in Cologne, Germany, the backers said.

The script details the story of a chronically shy and obsessively tidy children's author whose world is turned upside down when she falls in love with a crazy, shambolic inventor.

Tom Hollander stars in a political comedy film 'In The Loop'

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With the previous post here:( An Education scored six British Independent Film Award Nominations) that Tom Hollander(aka P&P's Mr. Collins) is nominated for his latest film, In The Loop (it's nominated for a total of 6 BIFA) for Best Supporting Actor, I must admit and say here that I didn't even know (or rather didn't noticed) that he was in this film, and I've heard/read the title of this film mentioned a lot in various film blogs/sites, lol. So, I totally forgot to post about it here...till now.

Anyway, here are the following info about this film...

Synopsis
The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General Miller (James Gandolfini) doesn't think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster (Tom Hollander). But, after Simon accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, DC.

If Simon can get in with t…

P&P Blog Weekly Poll

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New Poll is now up!

The current poll (#45) is now up (scroll down at the bottom) right side bar under the Weekly Poll for the new poll.

As The Telegraph recently reported that Keira Knightley beats Scarlett Johansson to be in My Fair Lady + Joe Wright to direct it!


(Note: This is not official and confirmed yet though. Neither Keira Knightley, Joe Wright nor the producers (Sir Cameron Mackintosh, who is producing this film with Duncan Kenworthy) has confirmed their involvement for this film... at least not yet).

I thought this week's new poll, would be relating to this (whether this is officially confirmed to be true or not...we'll find out soon enough)... question:

What do you think of Keira Knightley (starring as Eliza Doolittle) and Joe Wright (directing her) re-teaming for 'My Fair Lady' remake?

Vote in this week's new poll (scroll down below the right side bar for the weekly poll) and post here or here what you think about this.

Many thanks to all of you w…

Carey Mulligan wins Breakthrough Actress Award at 13th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala

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Carey Mulligan accepted her (very first win and award for An Education and sure to be many more as the awards season begins...) Breakthrough Actress award last night with presenter and The Greatest co-star Pierce Brosnan at the 13th annual Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 26, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.

FYI:Carey's P&P/Never Let Me Go co-star  Keira Knightley also won the Breakthrough Actress Award in 2004.

Here are several new pics of Carey from the red carpet arrival, award show ceremony, and press room...

13th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony - Arrivals

Actress Carey Mulligan arrives at the 13th annual Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 26, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.


(source: Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America | zimbio.com

13th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony - Show

Actress Carey Mulligan accepts the Breakthrough Actress award onstage during the 13th …

An Education scored six British Independent Film Award Nominations

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The British Independent Film Awards(BIFA) nominations has just been announced Monday (Oct. 26) with An Education scoring six nominations along with the film, the cast including Carey Mulliganand Rosamund Pike receiving each nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress respectively. Not too mention, Tom Hollander(aka P&P's Mr. Collins) is nominated for his latest film, In The Loop for Best Supporting Actor.

The nominations this year reflect the up and coming and internationally renowned on and off screen talent.

The film receiving the most nods is Fish Tank with eight nominations. Moon follows with seven nominations. An Education, In The Loop and Nowhere Boy each receive six nominations and Bright Star receives four. Other films with multiple nominations are Katalin Varga receiving three, and Bronson and Bunny & The Bull receiving two nominations each.

Here are the six nominations for An Education:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
An Education
Fish Tank
In The Loop

Pirate Radio U.S. Promo featuring Talulah Riley

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The Official Pirate Radio (American) website has recently launched (in preparation for the November 13th U.S. theatrical release of Pirate Radio) a hilarious new clip featuringTalulah Riley’s character: Marianne.


Check out and watch the clip below!


[source: hollywoodstreams]


Also, speaking of Talulah, check out a new video interview of Talulah Riley promoting Pirate Radio

In addition, there's a Talulah Riley and P&P mention from the movie's  Production Notes:
Another rising young U.K. talent, Talulah Riley, was cast opposite Sturridge as Marianne, the girl Carl falls for. The actress had made her screen debut, for Working Title, just four years prior as one of the five Bennet sisters in the hit Pride & Prejudice.

“Talulah is a delight and I think viewers will love her in this role,”says Curtis, adding, “She gets to wear – very well – the best fringe and dress of any of the actresses in the film.”

Pirate Radio in U.S. theaters nationwide November 13, 2009!


Movie News: Keira Knightley beats Scarlett Johansson to be My Fair Lady + Joe Wright to direct it!

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The Telegraphhas announced today that Keira Knightley has won the part of Eliza Doolittle in the film remake of My Fair Lady! She has beat out competition from Scarlett Johansson (though Keira has been the front runner all along) and  Joe Wright (who directed Keira in both Oscar nominated films Pride & Prejudice and Atonement...with P&P, Keira was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a leading role in 2006) is also said to be directing this film. This will be the third time the pair will work together in a film! Also, they previously worked together in 2 commercials:Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle ad and adomestic violence advertisement for women’s aid.

By George she's got it! Keira Knightley beats Scarlett Johansson to be My Fair Lady!

Mandrake hears that the 24-year-old actress has beaten Scarlett Johansson to the part of Eliza Doolittle in a new film adaptation of My Fair Lady.

Her victory comes as I can disclose that Joe Wright, who inspired Knightley to her…

Filming Update: Rosamund Pike in Barney's Version

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Here's an interesting article by Jacob Richler for macleans.ca aboutRosamund Pike's Barney's Version film, which she's currently filming. It mentions Ros and her character Miriam.

Simone's take on Barney's Version

Well, yes. And later that very day, just down the road at a cottage on the shore of Lake Memphremagog—as it happens, just a bay up from where my father wrote the book—Barney would be marrying his one true love, Miriam (Rosamund Pike). But first, we were going to flash forward a decade or so: enter the future progeny, young Kate (Simone) and her brother Michael (Zack Kifell). According to the call sheet, Simone’s first, she would be sharing screen space with none other than Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike and Dustin Hoffman.

This impressed me but not her; she had never heard of any of them. However, in the car driving over to Serendipity Point Films for her screen test with Robert Lantos, I had given a quick backgrounder on the wonderful films Hoffman had …

Brenda Blethyn Filming New Drama For ITV1

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According to Rapid Talent, Brenda Blethynwill star in ITV's new thriller, Vera.

BAFTA winning actress, Gina McKee, joins International award winning star Brenda Blethyn OBE, in ITV’s new thriller, VERA, based on a book by crime writer Ann Cleeves.

BAFTA winning actress, Gina McKee, joins International award winning star Brenda Blethyn OBE, in ITV’s new thriller, VERA, based on a book by crime writer Ann Cleeves.

Julie Armstrong (Gina McKee) arrives home from a rare night out in Newcastle with boyfriend Gary Wright (Neil Armstrong) to find her son murdered. Luke (Sam Fender) has been strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wild flowers while his sister, Laura (Gabrielle Ross), sleeps silently in the house. This stylised murder scene has Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) and Sergeant Joe Ashworth (David Leon) intrigued. A second body of beautiful young teacher Lily Marsh (Samantha Neale) is discovered laid out in a rock pool, the water strewn with flowers…

Brenda Blethyn at Dead Man Running's UK Premiere

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Brenda Blethynattended the premiere of Dead Man Running during the The Times BFI London Film Festival held at The Odeon West End on October 22, 2009 in London, England.

Check out new pics of Brenda B. below...


"Dead Man Running" premieres in London





(Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Europe)


Dead Man Running - UK Film Premiere - Arrivals




(Photo by Bauer Griffin)
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Dead Man Running: UK Film Premiere - Inside Arrivals




(Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images Europe)

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