My blog has quite a lot of posts about Samuel West (Julius Caesar, On Chesil Beach and Darkest Hour) and Charles Edwards (My Fair Lady Australian tour and Henry IX).

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Entertainment news

  • Green Lantern, a DC Comics adaptation directed by Martin Campbell, will be filmed in Sydney [link]
  • Charlotte Rampling and Sally Hawkins have been cast in Never Let Me Go, which stars Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, Carey Mulligan and Andrea Riseborough [link]
  • Adam Elliot's claymation film Mary and Max (starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Toni Collette) took in $296,000 on its opening weekend [link]
  • Zooey Deschanel SXSW interview (via ONTD) [link]
  • Reviews of Realism by Paul Galloway and Travesties by Tom Stoppard by Alison Croggon [link]
  • Ralph Fiennes is in talks to take an uncredited cameo in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, the Nanny McPhee sequel which stars Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans and Maggie Smith [link]
  • Werner Herzog interview about his new film Encounters at the End of the World [link]
  • According to a report released by Access Economics, the film and TV industry contributes $4.4 billion to the Australian economy annually. But of much of that is locally generated? Access Economics is currently preparing a separate report detailing the economic contribution by the Hollywood Studio members of MPA [link]
  • In the Loop
  • Producer Simon Channing Williams (Happy-Go-Lucky, The Constant Gardener, Topsy-Turvy) has died [link]
  • New producers for Doctor Who have been announced (via Media Guardian) [link]
  • Michael Sheen will portray the leader of the Volturi, an Italy-based coven of vampires, in New Moon, the sequel to Twilight [link]
  • Fabulous rant by screenwriter James Moran (Torchwood, Spooks) about camera shakiness [link]
  • Article about this year's Cannes Film Festival [link]

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