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Articles Tagged 'Ray Winstone'

Premiere Of Netflix’s “Mowgli” – Red Carpet

10 of the Best Motion Capture Performances Ever

Motion capture performances are currently not eligible for an Academy Award, something director and actor Andy Serkis has gone on record to say should be changed. His latest film is Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, the long-awaited CGI retelling of The Jungle Book, which uses motion capture techniques extensively. The technology has come on leaps and bounds […]

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A ‘Sexy Beast’ TV Prequel is In the Works

How about this for television heaven? Cult British gangster movie Sexy Beast will meet The Sopranos in a new TV show currently in development. Deadline reports that a prequel to the 2000 film starring Ray Winstone, Sir Ben Kingsley and Ian McShane, is currently being worked up by Michael Caleo, one of the writers of the Emmy Award-winning, […]

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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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British TV Cop Show Reboot ‘The Sweeney’ to Open March 1

The poster for the new movie reboot of one of the most popular of British TV shows of the 1970s has just been released in the U.S. The Sweeney, a contemporary film version of the police drama that ran on England’s ITV from 1975 to ‘78, will open in theaters on this side of the […]

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The Brit List: Top Ten British Character Actors in Movies Today

It’s well known among actors that while leading roles may afford the most screen time and biggest pay checks, supporting roles offer the greater acting challenges and often juiciest lines and scenes. As Britain’s Eddie Marsan, one of the most talented character actors working today, once said, “I have friends who are leading men, and […]

WATCH: Ray Winstone and Plan B In ‘The Sweeney’ Trailer

A week or so ago, we looked at British TV theme tunes, and in particular stopped to give extravagent praise to The Sweeney, the hard-boiled ’70s cop show where the police played by the same rules as the criminals and no one was safe from a back-hander or two. Well, as if by magic, the […]

Why Are All Of Snow White’s Dwarves British?

Not long ago, we pulled together a compilation of American things that the British had improved, and we mentioned that British actors often get cast as the bad guys in action movies. And this is something we all understand. The Brits do haughty very well, after all, and the bad guys in the movies always […]

Ray Winstone: Voice Coach To The Stars

If you’ve seen Mel Gibson’s performance as a puppeteer in The Beaver, and marvelled at the accuracy with which he nails the London accent for his furry friend, well, there’s a reason for that. Far from being a dubbed on voice-over from Michael Caine (which was one of the rumors doing the rounds), he called […]

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