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WATCH: ‘IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade Channels Dostoyevsky in Second Film

British actor, comedian, writer and director Richard Ayoade, who made his directorial debut three years ago with Submarine, has a new film out in cinemas called The Double inspired by Dostoyevsky’s novella of the same name.

WATCH: Miranda Richardson, Sam Reid on Period Drama 'Belle'

Belle, set in 18th-century Britain, is an odd concoction in that it melds the genteel pleasures of a Jane Austen style romantic costume drama with the ugly realities of the British slave trade. As cinema it actually works—and it ...

WATCH: A Singing Keira Knightley Closes the Tribeca Film Festival

Keira Knightley isn’t exactly well-known as a songstress, but the forthcoming romantic musical drama Begin Again shows that she can deliver vocally—at least as a gentle melodic folk singer.

WATCH: Kevin Spacey at the Tribeca Premiere of 'Now'

Kevin Spacey was a star attraction this week at the Tribeca Film Festival when he helped to launch Now: In the Wings on a World Stage, a fly-on-the-wall documentary of a world tour made by the Old Vic theatre company in 2012.

Patrick Stewart: I'm More at Home in New York Than in London

Sir Patrick Stewart has a role in a big film coming up when he reprises the part of Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men: Days of Future Past. But in recent days he’s been at the Tribeca Film Festival promoting the drama Match in which ...

WATCH: ‘Dom Hemingway’ and How Jude Law Shifted His Career Approach

In the new British crime comedy Dom Hemingway, a new image of Jude Law emerges as he takes on a role that’s a far cry from the pretty boy parts that once defined his career. “He’s got such a masculine apelike physicality,” says ...

WATCH: Even Daniel Radcliffe Must Fight For Broadway Attention

Daniel Radcliffe has to be one of the biggest names in show business. Yet even he has to actively court the press to generate attention when it comes to getting publicity for The Cripple of Inishmaan, the forthcoming Broadway play in ...

WATCH: Will U.S. Audiences Embrace ‘Alan Partridge’? Steve Coogan Weighs In

Today (April 4) a great British fictional comedy legend will try to crack the American movie market when Alan Partridge opens in cinemas in New York and Los Angeles. A big question mark hangs over the film’s fate in the U.S.

WATCH: Felicity Jones Keeps Mum When It Comes to ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′

British actress Felicity Jones has a role in the forthcoming Spider-Man movie but she won’t really talk about it. It’s her first big Hollywood film and it’s been widely reported that she plays a villain.

WATCH: Charlotte Gainsbourg: ‘Private Parts in “Nymphomaniac” Aren’t Mine’

Nymphomaniac, the latest opus from Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier, is packed with brazen displays of sex but the genitalia on display belong to porn stars.