A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL 2018

‘A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL’   FIRST PHOTO WITH HUGH GRANT & BEN WHISHAW AS HIS LOVER BBC has released earlier today the first photo from their new period set series A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL which is currently shooting to air sometime next year in three episodes and will also be aired by Amazon in USA. It is the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been decriminalised and Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant), the leader of the Liberal party and the youngest leader of any British political party in a hundred years, has a secret he’s desperate to hide. As long as his … Read more

The Last Tycoon 2017 (c.1930s)

Amazon has released the trailer for their new mini series THE LAST TYCOON which will start airing July 28th starring Matt Bomer, Lily Collins and Kelsey Grammer. Nine episodes are a Scott. F. Fitzgerald adaptation. The story follows Monroe Stahr, Hollywood’s Golden Boy as he battles father figure and boss Pat Brady for the soul of their studio. In a world darkened by the Depression and the growing influence of Hitler’s Germany, THE LAST TYCOON illuminates the passions, violence and towering ambition of 1930s Hollywood. Amazon Prime Original Save

The Chaperone – PBS

Elizabeth McGovern Returns to MASTERPIECE in The Chaperone San Diego, CA; May 16, 2017—PBS and MASTERPIECE have announced that MASTERPIECE is producing its first feature film which will reunite the writer, director and star of Downton Abbey. The Chaperone, based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling American novel, will be scripted by Julian Fellowes, directed by Michael Engler, and star Elizabeth McGovern, who played Lady Grantham in the hit series. It will air on PBS stations nationwide after its initial theatrical run. The Chaperone takes place against the backdrop of the tumultuous times of the early 1920’s. A Kansas woman (McGovern) is forever … Read more

First Cast Photos of the Orient Express

 ‘MURDER ON ORIENT EXPRESS’ Delightful photo treat comes to you today from the latest edition of ‘Entertainment Weekly’ who have published the first cast photos from the latest big screen adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famous detective novel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS directed by legendary Kenneth Branagh who also takes the lead role of the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, this time with some seriously huge moustaches :)  He is tasked with finding a mysterious murderer aboard the famous train stuck in the middle of a blizzard somewhere in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Her cinematic highness Judi Dench stars as … Read more

The Promise 2015

Armenian War

War drama THE PROMISE out this May in Europe and USA starring Christian Bale, Tom Hollander, Oscar Isaac, Jean Reno, Rade Serbedzija and Shohreh Aghdashloo! Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire , THE PROMISE follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris – a renowned American journalist based in Paris. This war brought us the first use of the word “genocide”.  It is the second most studied genocide after the holocaust. Based on True Events circa 1915 Releases  US April 21,  UK April 28

Z: The Beginning of Everything – (tv series) Amazon Prime – Released January 27th

Z is a biography series based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant Jazz Age in the 20s. Starring Christina Ricci (Monster) as Zelda Fitzgerald, Z starts before she meets the unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (Gavin Stenhouse, Allegiance), and moves through their passionate, turbulent love affair and their marriage-made in heaven, lived out in hell as the celebrity couple of their time. The series travels through the wild parties, the wicked jazz, the dissolute artists of the era, as well as … Read more

The Collection – (tv series) Premiers February 10th on Amazon Prime

The Collection focuses on an illustrious Paris fashion house, emerging from the dark days of the Occupation. It is centered on two very different brothers. Coyle plays Paul Sabine, the couturier with a romantic vision he hopes will resuscitate a beleaguered, post-war Paris. Riley plays his brother Claude, the true but hidden genius behind the Sabine label. Gummer is Paul’s American wife, an expat who has lived in Paris for 10 years. The Sabines’ mother (de la Tour) is a scheming matriarch who will stop at nothing to use her sons to help achieve her own thwarted ambitions. Jenna Thiam … Read more

Their Finest in Cinemas – US March 24, UK April 21

  Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin play reluctant screenwriting collaborators on a WWII film designed to lift the British public’s spirits and coax America into the conflict in Lone Scherfig’s period comedy-drama. Near the end of the stealth charmer Their Finest, the accidental screenwriter played by Gemma Arterton slips into a movie theater amongst the London public during the Blitz to watch the morale-building British Ministry of Information propaganda film she has helped to shape.

The Halcyon on ITV. New period drama

Introducing ITV’s new period drama set in a fancy hotel – could this be the new Downton?0 By Eleanor Bley GriffithsFriday 9 December 2016 at 10:59AM What better place to set a TV drama than a London hotel? All those guests coming and going while the staff manage crisis after crisis… the potential is huge. Add in the Second World War and you get ITV’s new series, The Halcyon. With a little bit of Downton Abbey and a little bit of Mr Selfridge in the mix, ITV are hoping for a period drama ratings hit. The show focuses on the … Read more

The Crown 2016

The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world — Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown. Starts November 04, 2016.  All 10 episodes available on Netflix Save Save

Kate Winslet stars in the stylish but nasty and uneven ‘The Dressmaker’

In “The Dressmaker,” Kate Winslet plays Myrtle “Tilly” Dunnage, a seamstress who returns to her tiny Australian hometown, nursing a lifelong grudge against her former neighbors and hoisting a Singer sewing machine like a six-shooter. Set in the early 1950s, this toxic tale of madness, mendacity, perversity and revenge is a manic, ultimately wearying pastiche of that era’s cinematic genres. One minute it’s quoting the twangy foreboding of spaghetti Westerns, the next it’s paying homage to moody noir thrillers. Adapted from Rosalie Ham’s novel by director Jocelyn Moorhouse (who co-wrote the script with her husband, P.J. Hogan), “The Dressmaker” recalls … Read more

Florence Foster Jenkins 2016

“If you truly loved me, you’d let me sing,” says Meryl Streep as the talentless diva manque in this new trailer for Florence Foster Jenkins, the second movie inspired by the real-life story of the socialite who bought her way to Carnegie Hall. Judging by the international trailer ahead of the movie’s May 6 bow in the UK, Streep’s rendition takes a broader comic tone than Marguerite, the 2015 French film — currently in limited release in the U.S. by Cohen Media Group — that won actress Catherine Frot a Best Actress Cesar Award. US release Aug 12, 2019   … Read more

Enchanted April *** 1992

Two cloistered, married English women (Josie Lawrence, Miranda Richardson) impulsively rent an Italian villa and embark upon a vacation without their spouses. They are joined by two other ladies: the high-flown aging widow Joan Plowright, and elegant upper-crust beauty Polly Walker) whom they’ve never met. Under the spell of an exotic new location, the foursome are in for quite a few life-altering experiences, many of them amusing, and not a few very surprising. Impeccably accurate in its recreation of European manners and mores in the 1920s, Enchanted April is sheer bliss from fade-in to fade-out.  

Genius 2016

Release US: June 10, 2016 A stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between the world-renowned book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and the larger-than-life literary giant Thomas Wolfe. Based on the biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius” by A. Scott Berg, “Genius” stars Colin Firth as Perkins, Jude Law as Wolfe, Nicole Kidman as Aline Bernstein, a costume designer sharing a tumultuous relationship with Wolfe, Laura Linney as Louise Perkins, Max’s wife and a talented playwright, Guy Pearce as F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Dominic West as Ernest Hemingway. Read more … Read more

The Light Between Oceans

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants … Read more