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  • Stephen Daldry revisits 'Billy Elliot' musical for cinematic broadcast

    Stephen Daldry revisits 'Billy Elliot' musical for cinematic broadcast
    It's been nearly 15 years since Stephen Daldry made his film breakthrough with "Billy Elliot" and almost a decade since he first staged the musical version based on the popular movie. That's a lot of distance but in many ways, Daldry has never really...
  • Kristin Scott Thomas to play Queen Elizabeth II in London

    Kristin Scott Thomas to play Queen Elizabeth II in London
    Kristin Scott Thomas will have to tone down her natural glamour and don a series of conservative dresses as Queen Elizabeth II in a return London engagement of "The Audience." The role was first played in London by Helen Mirren, who will appear in the...
  • Danielle Dajani, Tara Cook Join 'Downton Abbey' Producer Carnival Films

    LONDON -- Carnival Films, the London-based production company behind "Downton Abbey," has appointed Danielle Dajani as its head of production, and Tara Cook as development producer, working alongside Phil Temple, who has been promoted and also serves as...
  • Helen Mirren returning to Broadway as Queen Elizabeth II

    Helen Mirren returning to Broadway as Queen Elizabeth II
    Helen Mirren will once again assume the conservative dresses, crisp diction and distinctive hairdo of Queen Elizabeth II when she reprises her role as the British monarch in a Broadway run of "The Audience," which is scheduled to open March 8 at the...
  • Helen Mirren Returning to Broadway for 'The Audience' with Stephen Daldry

    Helen Mirren will reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth II for a Broadway staging of "The Audience," to be directed by Stephen Daldry. The limited engagement will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with previews beginning on February 17 and opening...
  • Writers Guild Unveils 10 Screenplay Nominations

    Mixing mainstream and specialty titles, the Writers Guild of America has nominated Tracy Letts for "August: Osage County," Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke for "Before Midnight," Billy Ray for "Captain Phillips," Peter Berg for "Lone...
  • WGA Nominations: Oscar and the Eligibility Factor (Analysis)

    Writers Guild of America's just-announced nominees have reason for optimism in terms of the upcoming Academy Awards, but they come with a load of footnotes and caveats. The WGA has a pretty solid track record at predicting Oscar winners, though as far as...
  • Variety Critics Pick Their Oscar Nominees

    Film critics, we're often told, don't vote for the Oscars -- but if they did, here's what at least three of their nomination ballots might look like. We listed our top five choices for best director, actor/actress, supporting actor/actress, original/...
  • Ron Howard's 'Rush' is a white-knuckle Formula 1 ride

    Ron Howard's 'Rush' is a white-knuckle Formula 1 ride
    Rush Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98 Available on VOD beginning Jan. 28 Director Ron Howard and screenwriter Peter Morgan tell the story of 1970s Formula 1 racing stars James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) in "Rush," a true-...
  • Eastwood starts shooting 'American Sniper' at Santa Clarita ranch

    Eastwood starts shooting 'American Sniper' at Santa Clarita ranch
    Clint Eastwood's latest movie, "American Sniper," kicked off with a bang in Los Angeles County this week. The Warner Bros. film, which stars Bradley Cooper as a Navy SEAL who recounts his military exploits, began 10 days of filming Monday in an Afghan...
  • Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy to Star in West End 'Skylight'

    Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard will topline a new West End revival of David Hare's 1995 play "Skylight," to be helmed by Stephen Daldry. Mulligan was last on stage in the Atlantic Theater Company production of "Through a Glass Darkly,"...