Cinema of the United Kingdom http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27497/all en Filmmaker Alan Parker to receive top British film accolade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/filmmaker-alan-parker-receive-top-british-film-accolade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Filmmaker Alan Parker will receive one of the highest accolades in the British film industry next month to mark a career of writing, directing and producing that spans over 40 years.</p> <p>Parker, 68, will be presented with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) fellowship on Feb. 10 at the BAFTA awards, Britain's annual version of the Oscars, to recognise "outstanding and exceptional contribution to film".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/filmmaker-alan-parker-receive-top-british-film-accolade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alan Parker Cinema of the United Kingdom Cinema of the United States Entertainment Film Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:15:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738329 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>Shia LaBeouf's "Charlie Countryman" finds love in gritty Romania</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United Kingdom Entertainment James Bond Skyfall Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738522 at http://www.globalpost.com "Argo" wins BAFTA award for best film http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/argo-wins-bafta-award-best-film <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Ben Affleck's "Argo" won the BAFTA award for best film on Sunday, extending a winning run that has given it strong momentum as the Oscars loom.</p> <p>"Argo", a drama about the rescue of American hostages in Iran in 1979, had already won best movie drama at the Golden Globes and several other prestigious U.S. trophies. (Reporting By Estelle Shirbon, editing by Paul Casciato)</p> American film directors Cinema of the United Kingdom Cinema of the United States Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:45:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752110 at http://www.globalpost.com British actor Richard Briers dies aged 79 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/british-actor-richard-briers-dies-aged-79 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British actor Richard Briers, famed for his role in television comedy "The Good Life" and a stalwart in the films of Kenneth Branagh, has died at the age of 79, his agent said Monday.</p> <p>Briers had been battling the serious lung condition emphysema after years of smoking and died "peacefully" at his home in London on Sunday, the agent said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/british-actor-richard-briers-dies-aged-79" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British films Cinema of the United Kingdom Entertainment Film Richard Briers AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:32:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758973 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Veteran British actor Richard Briers dies aged 79 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/update-1-veteran-british-actor-richard-briers-dies-aged-79 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details throughout)</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - British actor Richard Briers, best known for the 1970s TV sit-com "The Good Life" but also for his Shakespearean roles, has died at the age of 79, prompting a flood of tributes for "a national treasure".</p> <p>The actor, who spent a lifetime on the stage, had recently spoken publicly of battling a serious lung condition for years, saying that "the ciggies got me" after a lifetime smoking habit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/update-1-veteran-british-actor-richard-briers-dies-aged-79" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British films Cinema of the United Kingdom Entertainment Film Richard Briers Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:45:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759025 at http://www.globalpost.com Adele's 'Skyfall' wins best song Oscar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/adeles-skyfall-wins-best-song-oscar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British songstress Adele won the best original song Oscar on Sunday for 007 movie theme tune "Skyfall," at the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday. </p> <p>The Grammy-winning singer, who teared up as she gave a short acceptance speech with co-writer Paul Epworth, sang the song earlier in the show in a segment paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of James Bond movies.</p> <p>The 24-year-old Adele managed to say "This is amazing" before breaking down early into her thank-yous and handing over to Epworth, who said he could not "really believe I'm up here to receive this."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/adeles-skyfall-wins-best-song-oscar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adele Cinema of the United Kingdom English singers AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 04:45:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765602 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224-29 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Adele's 'Skyfall' wins best original song Oscar</p> <p>mt/sst</p> Cinema of the United Kingdom AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 04:45:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765603 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>Tribeca Film Festival showcases eclectic mix of directors, films</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United Kingdom English people Entertainment Film Human Interest Labor Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:15:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776044 at http://www.globalpost.com Michael Caine has no plans to retire as he turns 80 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130313/michael-caine-has-no-plans-retire-he-turns-80 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>London, Mar 13 (EFE).- Actor Michael Caine, the quintessential British gentleman, turns 80 this week and has no plans to retire after making 150 films and winning two Oscars.</p> <p>Caine, born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite to a poor London family on March 14, 1933, made his cinematic debut in 1956's "A Hill in Korea" and appeared as Batman's British butler in last year's "The Dark Knight Rises."</p> <p>London reveres the iconic actor, who is known for his Cockney accent and was knighted in 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130313/michael-caine-has-no-plans-retire-he-turns-80" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Cinema of the United Kingdom Film Human Interest Michael Caine Agencia EFE Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:15:51 +0000 Agencia EFE 5782272 at http://www.globalpost.com From London with love: Bond show in Shanghai http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/london-love-bond-show-shanghai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An exhibition on fictional British spy James Bond opened in Shanghai Thursday, just weeks after the Communist government's censors cut parts of the latest film in the franchise, "Skyfall".</p> <p>But Neil McConnon, lead curator of "Designing 007 -- Fifty Years of Bond Style" said there had been no censorship of the show, organised by London's Barbican.</p> <p>"We certainly didn't edit at all for a Chinese audience," he told AFP. "We have encountered censorship before in some exhibitions, but not in this exhibition."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/london-love-bond-show-shanghai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United Kingdom Film James Bond films AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796045 at http://www.globalpost.com Harry Potter actor Richard Griffiths dies aged 65 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/harry-potter-actor-richard-griffiths-dies-aged-65-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British actor Richard Griffiths, best known for his roles as Harry Potter's uncle and in the cult film "Withnail &amp; I", has died aged 65, his agent said on Friday.</p> <p>The portly star of stage and screen, one of Britain's best loved character actors, died on Thursday from complications following heart surgery, Simon Beresford said.</p> <p>Griffiths will be forever remembered as Uncle Monty by fans of cult classic "Withnail &amp; I", although he reached his biggest audience as Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/harry-potter-actor-richard-griffiths-dies-aged-65-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Cinema of the United Kingdom Film Human Interest Richard Griffiths AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:45:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797004 at http://www.globalpost.com Harry Potter actor Richard Griffiths dies after surgery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130329/harry-potter-actor-richard-griffiths-dies-after-heart-surgery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Richard Griffiths, best known for his roles in 'Withnail and I' and the Harry Potter films, has died at the age of 65 after complications following heart surgery, his agent said on Friday.</p> <p>Griffiths spent almost four decades in radio, film, on television and on stage, and received some of his industry's top awards for his role in Alan Bennett's play "The History Boys".</p> <p>The portly actor filled the screen as the lascivious Uncle Monty in the cult 1987 film 'Withnail and I'.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130329/harry-potter-actor-richard-griffiths-dies-after-heart-surgery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Broadway theatre Cinema of the United Kingdom English people Richard Griffiths Theatre Thomson Reuters Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:30:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5797025 at http://www.globalpost.com Harry Potter actor Richard Griffiths dies aged 65 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/harry-potter-actor-richard-griffiths-dies-aged-65-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British actor Richard Griffiths, best known for his roles as Harry Potter's uncle and in the cult film "Withnail &amp; I", has died aged 65, his agent said on Friday.</p> <p>The portly star of stage and screen, one of Britain's best loved character actors, died on Thursday from complications following heart surgery, Simon Beresford said.</p> <p>Griffiths will be forever remembered as Uncle Monty by fans of cult classic "Withnail &amp; I", although he reached his biggest audience as Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/harry-potter-actor-richard-griffiths-dies-aged-65-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United Kingdom Film Human Interest Richard Griffiths AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:00:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797047 at http://www.globalpost.com Queen honoured with Bafta, and Bond accolade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/queen-honoured-bafta-and-bond-accolade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British actor Kenneth Branagh on Thursday presented Queen Elizabeth II with an honorary Bafta in recognition her support of British film and television. </p> <p>The Harry Potter star handed over the award at a reception held in Windsor Castle, the Queen's west London home.</p> <p>Chairman of Bafta John Willis paid tribute to the monarch in front of a star-studded audience.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/queen-honoured-bafta-and-bond-accolade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United Kingdom AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:15:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5802341 at http://www.globalpost.com Star Wars actor Richard LeParmentier dies at 66 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/stars-wars-actor-richard-leparmentier-dies-at-66 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Actor Richard LeParmentier, best known as the commander in "Star Wars" who Darth Vader nearly choked to death for his "lack of faith" in the Force, has died aged 66, his family said.</p> <p>LeParmentier appeared in more than 50 films and TV shows but is remembered for playing Death Star commander Admiral Motti in the 1977 film "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" in which Darth Vader chokes him using the invisible "Force".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/stars-wars-actor-richard-leparmentier-dies-at-66" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United Kingdom Darth Vader Human Interest Richard LeParmentier Star Wars Thomson Reuters Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:15:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5818191 at http://www.globalpost.com