Tommys Honour 2016

In St Andrews, Scotland in 1866, 15-year-old Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden) is an avid golfer like his legendary and pioneering father, Tom Morris (Peter Mullan). “Old Tom” is a greens-keeper for The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, as well as the town’s club- and ball-maker. He is the two-time winner of the first major golf tournament, The Open Championship, which he founded in 1860. He also established golf’s standard of 18 holes per round. But young Tommy is beginning to chafe at his father’s dictates, especially in the rapidly changing world they live in.

Tommy soon outshines his father, winning The Open three times in a row while still in his teens. The “dashing young man of golf”, he draws flocks of spectators to the sport and becomes it’s first touring professional.

Father and son repeatedly clash over the unwritten rules of social class, and this culminates when Tommy marries his sweetheart Meg (Ophelia Lovibond), a woman of lower standing with a shameful secret in her past. As the story concludes, Old Tom makes a fatal misjudgment that strips Tommy of everything he holds dear. Following the results of that fateful choice, Old Tom takes on a personal mission that carries him through the final decades of his life: that of honoring his son Tommy

Directed by Jason Connery (son of Sean Connery)

 

 

 

Harriet 2019 – Nov 1

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

 

It is based on the life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery and led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

 

 

 

 

Leonardo Da Vinci TV Series

LEONARDO DA VINCI TV SERIES

TV and movie world have never been overly original, so why should we be surprised that another epic TV saga on famous painter LEONARDO da Vinci is in works just a few years after legendary Da Vinci’s Demons. The new series will be produced by Frank Spotnitz who gave us Medici Masters of Florence and they already have the lead star: Poldark’s Aidan Turner will portray Italian Renaissance genius whose many creative talents included painting, sculpture, architecture, science, mathematics and engineering, starting from when he was a young man. The new series will give life to a young Leonardo and not the old man with a beard we all are used to see. He too had a first job, he too had a master… he too had frustrations and failures. Each episode will focus on one of da Vinci’s masterpieces, inventions or projects as a means of capturing the man behind the creative genius.

The Crown – S3 Trailer and new cast members Nov 17

‘The Crown’ latest trailer reveals first look at Season 3’s all-new cast

Netflix has released a full trailer for the upcoming third season of The Crown.

The award-winning period drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is finally back next month.

Season 3 will see the entire cast being replaced by older actors as The Crown moves further into the second half of the 20th Century.

The Favourite star Olivia Colman is taking over the role of Elizabeth from Claire Foy, who played the Queen in the first two seasons.

Following a recent teaser clip introducing Colman, this new exciting two-minute preview features the first look at Tobias Menzies (Outlander) as Prince Philip, Josh O’Connor (Larry in The Durrells) as Prince Charles, and Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter) as Princess Margaret.

They’ll be joined by Emerald Fennell (Patsy in Call the Midwife) as Charles’ future wife Camilla, Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) as Lord Louis Mountbatten, and Jason Watkins (A Very English Scandal) as Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Watch the trailer:

10 brand new episodes will be available to watch from Sunday 17th November exclusively on Netflix.

The official synopsis for Season 3 reads: “Times change. Duty endures. As Queen Elizabeth II (Olivia Colman) faces a rapidly changing Britain, her family continues to struggle against the needs of the monarchy and the wants of their fracturing personal lives.”

Season 4 is already filming in England right now and we now know who’ll be playing Princess Diana and who’s been cast as Margaret Thatcher.

 

1917 2019 (Dec 25)

This looks exceptional to me.

Directed by Sam Mendes – who made the last two James Bond adventures, Skyfall and Spectre – the film is set during the First World War.

The official synopsis reads: “At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission.

“In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.”

The all-star cast of 1917 includes Colin Firth (Pride & Prejudice), Richard Madden (Bodyguard), Mark Strong (Shazam!), Daniel Mays (Line of Duty), Adrian Scarborough (Christopher Robin), Nabhaan Rizwan (Informer), Dean-Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones), Jamie Parker (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

It’ll also reunite Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott!

Watch the new trailer:

Director Sam Mendes recently announced that the whole movie will be told in one continuous shot.

Explaining the challenging creative decision, he revealed: “I wanted people to understand how difficult it was for these men.”

1917 is set for release in the US on 25th December and in the UK on 10th January.

 

Judy & Punch 2019 (Nov 21)

Judy & Punch / Australia (Director and screenwriter: Mirrah Foulkes, Producers: Michele Bennett, Nash Edgerton, Danny Gabai) — In the anarchic town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy’s superior puppeteering but Punch’s driving ambition and penchant for whiskey lead to an inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge. Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman, Tom Budge, Benedict Hardie, Lucy Velik, Terry Norris. World Premiere

 

 

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