1st trailer has been released for Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare drama ALL IS TRUE which also stars Judi Dench and Ian McKellen! The story

The movie will get a limited week long release in December ahead of the awards season but will get official release date in 2019
is set in 1613 when Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the

The movie is getting limited December release ahead of the awards race
ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son

Judi Dench already starred with Kenneth in Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale
Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife (Judi Dench) and daughters. In so doing, he is forced to examine his own failings

Isn’t Sir Ian McKellen lovely as Lord Southampton?
as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war. Sir Ian McKellen is his patron, the Earl of

Directed by Branagh, the movie was written by Black Adder’s Ben Elton
Southampton. Official movie release is set for February but it will play in selected theatres before Christmas ahead of Oscars nomination race.





Ist Photos from “Red Joan” with Judi Dench


First pictures have been released of Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson in RED JOAN! They both play English born Joan Stanley, a Soviet and communist party sympathizer, who becomes employed as a British government civil servant, and gets recruited by the KGB in the mid 1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union, which enables them to keep up with the west in the development of atomic weapons, and remains undetected as a spy for over a half a century.

Judi Dench plays older Red Joan in the movie
Sophie Cookson plays younger Red Joan in the movie

Tom Hughes also stars in the movie which does not have a release date!

Red Joan

Judi Dench will play Britain’s oldest spy in RED JOAN! She will be joined by Victoria‘s Tom Hughes as the KGB’s longest serving spy in Britain. The film takes place in two eras. In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley lives in contented retirement, hiding her incredible past as one of the most influential spies in living history. Suddenly her tranquil existence is shattered as she’s shockingly arrested by MI5. Flashback to Stanley as a 1930s Cambridge physics student (Sophie Cookson) who falls in love with seductively attractive Russian saboteur, Leo (Tom Hughes). Through him, she begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy. After the war, she works at a top-secret nuclear research facility and is confronted with the impossible: Would you betray your country and your loved ones if it meant saving them? What price would you pay for peace?

The film is based on a 2013 Jennie Rooney book

Mrs. Brown 1997

  Mrs.BrownThe film tells the story of Queen Victoria (played by Dame Judi Dench) and her relationship with a Scottish servant, John Brown (played by comedian Billy Connolly), and the subsequent uproar it provoked. Brown had been a trusted servant of Victoria’s then deceased consort, Prince Albert; Victoria’s chief servants thought Brown might help to ease the Queen’s deep, apparently inconsolable, grief over the prince consort’s death in 1861. To help ease the Queen toward resuming public life after years of secluded mourning, Brown is summoned to court…..read more of the Wikipedia articleJudi Dench won Best Actress for BAFTA and Golden Globes and was nominated for Best Actress for Academy Awards and SAG Awards. Billy Connelly was nominated for BAFTA best supporting actor.This is one of my favourite films – I loved watching how the relationship evolved between Queen Victoria and Mr.Brown and how he drew her out of her mourning over Prince Albert.


Source: Enchanted Serenity of Period Films: Mrs. Brown

84 Charing Cross Road * 1987

84 Charing Cross Road

is a 1970 book by Helene Hanff, later made into a stage play and film, about the twenty-year correspondence between her and Frank Doel, chief buyer of Marks & Co, antiquarian booksellers located at the eponymous address in London, England.

n 1949, Helene Hanff, in search of obscure classics and British literature titles she has been unable to find in New York City, notices an ad placed by Marks & Co., antiquarian booksellers located at the titular address in London, in the Saturday Review of Literature. She contacts the shop and its manager, Frank Doel, fulfills her requests. In time, a long-distance friendship evolves, not only between the two, but between Hanff and other staff members as well, with an exchange of Christmas packages, birthday gifts, and food parcels to compensate for post-World War II food shortages in England. Their correspondence includes discussions about topics as diverse as the sermons of John Donne, how to make Yorkshire Pudding, the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, Judi Dench

Anne Bancroft won BAFTA Best actress award


I loved this film. I guess I keep bring it up on this site because of that. Everyone should see it just once.