Articles Tagged 'Toronto Film Festival'

Saoirse Ronan

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 […]

James Corden, Paul Potts

James Corden on His Starring Role in ‘One Chance’

In many ways the forthcoming movie One Chance, which had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this week, is a star vehicle for British actor James Corden. Corden, who was the toast of Broadway last year for his dynamic performance in the British import One Man, Two Guvnors, plays a British underdog who […]


WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch’s Big Night in Toronto

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch was the big attraction on the red carpet last night (September 5), as the Toronto International Film Festival got underway. The spotlight was on him — and he felt good. “That’s a no brainer. It is a good moment in my career,” he said. The actor had the starring role in […]


WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Leads Impressive British Roster in Toronto

Tonight (September 5) will see the launch of the 38th annual Toronto International Film Festival, and Benedict Cumberbatch will hold center stage on the opening night red carpet, promoting his starring role as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the thriller The Fifth Estate. Cumberbatch is the man to watch this year at the festival — […]

British actor Clive Owen arrives on the red carpet for the film “Intruders” during the 36th Toronto International Film Festival

First Look: Clive Owen in ‘Words and Pictures’, Premiering at TIFF

Clive Owen (Closer) portrays Jack Marcus, a frustrated writer, who is working as a teacher at a prep school in director Fred Schepisi’s Words and Pictures. Owen stars opposite Juliette Binoche (Cosmopolis), a struggling artist/art teacher, and the two spark a school-wide debate over what’s more powerful, the written word or visual picture? The film […]

Early Dish on UK Oscar Contenders: What’s the Next ‘King’s Speech’?

The Oscars are still months away – February 26, 2012 is awards night – and nominations don’t even come out until January 24, but the race for golden guys has already begun. The Toronto Film Festival, which wraps up this weekend, along with recently completed film festivals in Venice, Italy and Telluride, Colorado, mark the […]

From Toronto: Clive Owen Clashes with Jason Statham in ‘Killer Elite’

Britain’s ever-reliable Clive Owen definitely holds his own when he stars opposite Jason Statham in the new action spy thriller Killer Elite, which has just has its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. Owen plays a British soldier/assassin out to thwart a mission led by a special-ops agent, portrayed by Statham, to kill three […]

Freida Pinto: Graphic Sex Scenes in ‘Trishna’ Weren’t Gratuitous

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto claims her new film Trishna, which has just had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, challenged every acting muscle in her body. The actress is in virtually every scene in a movie that’s a re-imagining of British author Thomas Hardy‘s 1891 novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles. The setting […]

WATCH: U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ Film Opens Toronto Film Festival

Bono and The Edge were the big attraction last night at the opening of the Toronto Film Festival as they walked the red carpet to launch the U2 documentary From The Sky Down. The film — put together by American director Davis Guggenheim — revisits a crucial moment in U2’s history: the making of their […]

Colin Firth’s Film “The King’s Speech” Wins at Toronto

The new film The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth as King George VI, continues its steady march to Oscar recognition, winning the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival. BBC NEWS notes that both Precious and Slumdog Millionaire, big Oscar movies from recent years, previously won this coveted prize. The Guardian heralds the other […]

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