Articles Tagged 'Kevin Macdonald'

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Saoirse Ronan Likes to Play Mean

Irish actress Saoirse Ronan says that her latest screen character was so unlikeable that it made it all the more appealing to play her. Ronan portrays Daisy, a young American who is sent to stay with her cousins in Britain at a time of impending war in the new drama How I Live Now. The […]

The Brit List: Interview with Kevin Macdonald on Bob Marley at SXSW

Previously, Kevin Macdonald spoke with us about his new Bob Marley documentary simply titled Marley. But The Last King of Scotland director also appeared at this year’s South By Southwest in Texas, where the film made its debut. “He’s such an icon,” Macdonald told The Brit List, “but nobody seemed to ask, ‘What was he […]

Kevin Macdonald on Saoirse Ronan’s New Role – and Bob Marley

Scottish director Kevin Macdonald confirms that 17-year-old Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is breaking new ground in his forthcoming feature How I Live Now. He says: “It’s one of the first roles she’s done where it’s a sexualized role, an adult role, rather than her playing what she’s done mostly up until now – play children.” […]

WATCH: UK Director Masterminds User-Generated Sundance Film

British filmmaker Kevin Macdonald is at the forefront of an ambitious and unique project making a film out of video supplied by 80,000 people from 192 countries. Life in a Day, produced by Ridley Scott, is to be unveiled amid much hype at the Sundance Film Festival tonight (Thursday). It will also be streamed live […]

Brits Trek To the Sundance Film Festival: A Guide

Big names from the world of cinema are en route to this year’s Sundance Film Festival — one of the world’s premier showcases for independent film.  With some 20 British movies in the lineup there’s a strong UK presence: Ewan McGregor (Perfect Sense), Hugh Dancy (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Felicity Jones and Alex Kingston (Like […]