The brilliant Emma Thompson will receive the Richard Harris Award at this year’s British Independent Film Awards.
The award recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor. Previous winners include John Hurt,
Bob Hoskins, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ralph Fiennes and Julie Walters. Thompson will receive the accolade at the BIFA ceremony in London on December 7.
Possible new Bond villain Christoph Waltz is to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The double Oscar winner will be honoured on December 1.
Quentin Tarantino, who directed Waltz to both his Oscar wins, will be among the guest speakers.
Two brand new character posters for Paddington have been released today.
I absolutely love this one of Peter Capaldi as Paddington’s grumpy neighbour Mr Curry – he couldn’t look less Doctorish if he tried!
There’s also a poster for Nicole Kidman’s character Millicent who is expected to be the film’s villain, Milicent.
My excitement just keeps growing…
Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith is to star in new zombie action thriller Patient Zero.
He’ll co-star alongside Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer in the film which takes place in a post-outbreak zombie apocalypse and follows one man who has the unique ability to speak with the undead and who hopes to use his gift to discover a cure for the plague and his infected wife.
Hands up, who else is excited to see Paddington?
The reviews have started trickling out and mostly they appear to be very positive.
I really can’t wait to see it now – it feels like I’ve been talking about for ages.
To whet all our appetites here’s a brand new clip of Paddington meeting the Brown family for the first time. Watch out for the lovely Lost And Found moment.
Have you seen the trailer for the new Peanuts Movie?
I love Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang and I’m really looking forward to seeing them on the big screen next year.
I was a bit worried about the use of 3D and CGI but I think the computer animation looks great so far – I just hope it remains at such a high level for the final film.
Now we just have to wait another 12 months to see it.
Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Michael Gambon, Julie Walters and Keyvan Novak will walk the red carpet at the world premiere of Paddington on November 23.
They’ll also be joined on the red carpet by the little bear’s creator Michael Bond.
The premiere takes place at the Odeon Leicester Square.
Meanwhile Jim Broadbent, Rafe Spall, Jodie Whittaker, Warwick Davis and Dasher the Reindeer will attend the London premiere of Get Santa on November 30.
Billy Boyd’s been discussing his song for the final Hobbit film.
The actor, best known for playing Pippin in Lord of the Rings, has recorded The Last Goodbye for the closing credits of The Battle of the Five Armies.
“We focused on not just the final instalment, but moreso on this 10-year epic adventure,” says Boyd.
“A song to sum up the six movies. We recorded in Wellington, New Zealand, at one point traveling to Auckland to Neil Finn’s studio — where we recorded some of the guitar”.
You can listen to the song here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6319735/the-hobbit-song-premiere-billy-boyd-the-last-goodbye
I’m not ashamed to say it brought a tear to my eye.
Eddie Izzard is writing his autobiography.
He’s signed a deal with an American publisher but it’s almost certain the book will be released in the UK too.
The untitled book is expected to cover his childhood and early life as well as his rise to fame in the UK and US.
The book is expected to be released in time for Christmas next year.
George Clooney and Julia Robers look set to reunite on the big screen.
Julia is in talks to co-star alongside George in Money Monster, a new drama being directed by Jodie Foster.
George will play a TV host who is taken hostage live on air. He has to uncover he truth about a big stocks deal whilst the situation unfolds. Julia is expected to play his producer. Rising British star Jack O’Connell (who seems to be in everything at the moment) is in talks to play the hostage taker.
Filming is due to begin in the spring.