Posts by Tom Brook

WATCH: Brit Directs James Franco and Felicity Jones in Sundance Film

One film getting attention on Sundance’s opening weekend was True Story, in which James Franco plays a man charged with killing his wife and children who’s taken on the identity of a disgraced New York Times journalist.

WATCH: ‘Unbroken’ Star Jack O’Connell on Working with Angelina Jolie

Jack O’Connell, who’s been getting strong reviews as American prisoner of war and athlete Louis Zamperini in the Angelina Jolie-directed epic Unbroken, isn’t in the Oscars race, but many think he should be given the strength of …

‘Selma': A Very American Story Told Through British Actors

Martin Luther King Jr.’s non-violent struggle to secure voting rights is a defining moment in American history, yet in the new film Selma it is told through a cast where the key roles are all played by British actors.

WATCH: ‘Selma’s David Oyelowo’s “Secret Weapon” is “Being British”

British actor David Oyelowo, who is portraying civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the forthcoming picture Selma, set in 1965, says being British took some of the weight off.

WATCH: ‘Mr. Turner’s Mike Leigh Keeps Oscars in Perspective

British director Mike Leigh’s film Mr. Turner, received seven nominations at the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards, more than any other picture.

James Corden on 'The Late Late Show'

Britain’s James Corden concedes the prospect of hosting The Late Late Show is a little daunting, saying, “It’s a bit terrifying if I’m honest. I hope it’s all right. I hope I can pull it off.

WATCH: Tracey Ullman on 'Into the Woods'

Tracey Ullman, who plays Jack’s mother in the big screen musical Into the Woods, is a big fan of the work. She says: “It’s always been an extraordinary musical, but everyone gets their wish, and then it all goes wrong, it falls …

WATCH: Steve Coogan is Just as Keen on Screenwriting as Acting

British actor Steve Coogan, who can be seen reprising the role of the miniature Roman emperor Octavius in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, finds screenwriting a grounding experience and as rewarding as acting.

WATCH: Ricky Gervais Remembers ‘Night at the Museum’ Co-Star Robin Williams

As the year draws to a close the show business world continues to mourn those we’ve lost in 2014. At the Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb premiere, the last film in which Robin Williams appears, Ricky Gervais, who worked …

WATCH: Timothy Spall on Learning to Paint for Prize-Winning Role

Timothy Spall was in New York doing promotional interviews for his celebrated portrayal of the British landscape painter J.M.W Turner in the film Mr.