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WATCH: British Racing Legend Sir Jackie Stewart Defends Roman Polanski

British motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart is the star of a rediscovered film, Weekend of a Champion, co-directed by Roman Polanski 40 years ago, which is getting a U.S. release later this month (November 22).

WATCH: ‘The Book Thief’s’ Emily Watson on Power of Words in Dark Times

In The Book Thief, out today (November 8), Emily Watson plays the foster mother of a young girl in Nazi Germany who finds inspiration through books and words. The picture is based on the 2005 international bestseller of the same name ...

WATCH: Tilda Swinton on ‘Doctor Who’: ‘Long Live the Doctor’

A Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit tribute to Tilda Swinton held this week coincided with her 53rd birthday. We spoke with her.

WATCH: Sir Ian McKellen: ‘I Preferred NYC When It Was Dirtier, More Dangerous’

Two British knights, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart, are currently starring together in two different plays in previews on Broadway, but one of them isn’t happy with the transformation that has taken place in the theater ...

WATCH: Michael Fassbender Defends Brutality in ’12 Years a Slave’

Michael Fassbender, who plays a very sadistic plantation owner in 12 Years a Slave, believes the film’s brutal depiction of slavery was justified.

WATCH: Daniel Radcliffe to Fellow Actors: Challenge Studios to Make Better Films

Daniel Radcliffe says that creatives in Hollywood should put more pressure on studio executives to make more challenging films.

WATCH: Lindsay Duncan on ‘Le Week-End’ and ‘Doctor Who’: ‘I’m Cross My Character Can’t Come Back’

British actress Lindsay Duncan, who was in New York a few days ago promoting her new film Le Week-End, is a big Doctor Who fan — not a totally surprising revelation given that she once appeared in an episode.

WATCH: Chiwetel Ejiofor on the Brutality in ’12 Years a Slave’

The prizes won’t be handed out until the Academy Awards ceremony next March in Los Angeles, but already many oddsmakers are predicting that British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor will be taking home the Best Actor Oscar.

WATCH: Director Paul Greengrass on Humanizing Pirates in ‘Captain Phillips’

The general verdict on opening night at the New York Film Festival was that British director Paul Greengrass had triumphed with his hijacking thriller Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks.

WATCH: Carey Mulligan on Justin Timberlake: ‘He’s a Wonderful Actor’

The New York Film Festival is in full swing, and one of the big attractions has been the Coen Brothers‘ latest movie Inside Llewyn Davis, in which Carey Mulligan plays a rather unpleasant type.