Posts by Tom Brook

WATCH: Britain’s Mark Rylance Wins Third Tony Award

Mark Rylance, who last night won the best featured actor in a play Tony Award for his role in a production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, was beaming when he entered the press room.

WATCH: Sophie Okonedo on Opportunities for Black Actors in Britain vs U.S.

As she walked into Radio City Music Hall last night, where she won her first Tony Award, British actress Sophie Okonedo proclaimed, “I think being a black actor in America is a lot easier than in Britain. I’ve just had a lot more …

WATCH: Gay Rights and Coal Miners: Matthew Warchus Directs Film on Little-Known Moment in UK History

June may be LGBT Pride Month, but, around the world, the involvement of gay activists in the Britain’s miners strike in the 1980s isn’t widely known. But that may now change thanks to the efforts of a film made by Matthew Warchus, …

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.