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WATCH: Robert Pattinson Sheds 'Twilight' Image

Screaming fans greeted him when he arrived on the red carpet for Maps to the Stars, a dark twisted satire of Hollywood from director David Cronenberg. Robert Pattinson plays an aspiring actor and chauffeur.

WATCH: Mike Leigh Talks 'Mr. Turner' at Cannes

In a few days, the winner of the Palme d’Or—the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival—will be announced. Veteran U.K.

WATCH: Marion Cotillard on Doing 'Macbeth' with Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender is a man of many talents—and now he’s taken on Macbeth—one of Shakespeare’s greatest characters.

WATCH: Britain at Cannes: Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Matt Smith's 'Lost River'

As the Cannes Film Festival gets underway, several British productions—and stars—are in the limelight. Two veteran British filmmakers, Mike Leigh and Ken Loach, are vying for the Palme d’Or, the festival’s top ...

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 ...