Articles Tagged 'Lesley Manville'

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Watch: British Celebs Offer “A Little Help” to Friends with Dementia in New Ad Campaign

Famous British names such as Chris Martin, Lily Allen, Simon Pegg, Ray Winstone, Jim Sturgess and Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden warble their way through the Beatles’ “I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends” in a new public service ad. They’re singing on behalf of Dementia Friends, a campaign launched by the U.K.’s Alzheimer Society and Public Health […]

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Brit Binge Watching: Mike Leigh and Terence Davies Films You Can View Online

Both critically acclaimed, British filmmakers Mike Leigh and Terence Davies, illustrate the human spirit in their narrative films, taking different cinematic approaches. Here are three films from each, which you can watch online: Mike Leigh 1. Happy-Go-Lucky In this breakthrough role, Sally Hawkins portrays Poppy, an eternally happy school teacher. She’s 30-years-old, single, loves her job, loves […]

Mike Leigh: “‘Another Year’ Should Have Won A Bafta”

The director Mike Leigh has been discussing the motivation for working the way he does, making films about predominantly working-class characters with dark emotional secrets in their lives, and has come to the conclusion that it’s to do with the time in which he grew up, and the fragile veneer upon which society was then […]

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Ready, Set, Go for the BAFTAs: A Preview

As the seemingly endless, Louboutin-shod march to the Academy Awards on February 27 continues, all eyes will focus on London this Sunday (February 13) evening when the British Academy of Film and Television Arts hands out its coveted BAFTA awards. Think of it as Oscars East. Every year, the BAFTAs predict which way the Oscars […]

Lesley Manville’s Predicted Oscar Nod: What Happened?

She’d won the National Board of Review award for Best Actress and raves galore from critics. So when the Oscar nominations were announced yesterday (January 25), why did Lesley Manville come up empty for her raw, riveting, critically beloved performance in Mike Leigh‘s Another Year? Here are some possible explanations: 2010 most competitive year for […]

British Hopefuls For This Year’s Oscar Nominations

Movie fans will want to wake up early tomorrow. At 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25 (5:30 a.m. for West Coasters), this year’s Academy Award nominations will be announced on a live broadcast. Count on The King’s Speech being named in most of the marquee categories, plus pulling in nominations for costumes and the like. […]

WATCH: Actress Lesley Manville Talks Possible U.S. Career

Britain’s Lesley Manville will be in New York tonight (January 11) to pick up a prestigious Best Actress award from the National Board of Review for her role in Mike Leigh’s latest picture Another Year. There is also talk she may secure an Oscar nomination. Manville — who’s had a long career in Britain on […]

‘Another Year’ Star Lesley Manville Doesn’t Know Who Michael Bay Is

Lesley Manville‘s performance as self-pitying drunkard Mary in Mike Leigh‘s Another Year has won her many plaudits stateside, including the National Board of Review’s Best Actress prize. (Read Leah Rozen‘s glowing review of the film.) But don’t expect the British star to work with action-movie master Michael Bay anytime soon. “I don’t even know who […]

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