The 12 Years a Slave actress, Lupita Nyong’o happens to be not only beautiful but famous as well. It seems she has the best of both worlds.
Apr 24 2014, 9:59am CDT
Cor blimey, the British aren’t coming — they’re here to stay. Including Ricky Gervais’ surprise Emmy nomination as Lead Actor in a Comedy series for Derek this morning, there are 15 nods for Brits in the acting races this year. If we add voice-overs, Jeremy Irons and Daniel Craig would make it 17 performance nods. Last year, there were 14 total.
British actors have been plying their trade in U.S. series for ages, but this crop boast ...
Full article at: Deadline
3 days ago, 1:25pm CDT
Tatiana Maslany’s second consecutive Emmy snub for her role(s) on BBC America’s Orphan Black is one that really stings. Without Maslany’s ability to play five-plus different women, the Canadian/British sci-fi show would fall apart, becoming some sort of Sunday afternoon syndicated piece of generic trash rather than a show that’s worthy of obsession. (It currently is worthy of such attention, after a great Season 1 and a wobblier Season 2, although whether the quality stays high ...
Full article at: Flavorwire
3 days ago, 10:45am CDT
Source: movie pilot
As Point of Geeks reports, there is a new film genre being made at Disney Studios. Disney has several top-tier licenses at their disposal, including Star Wars and Marvel Studios, but they haven't forgotten that their own brand is valuable as well. The studio had an enormous hit on their hands with Maleficent earlier this year. The modern reworking of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale has made over $215 million dollars domes ...
Full article at: movie pilot
4 days ago, 1:39am CDT
*We’ve got the first look photo of Idris Elba‘s current work in progress called “Beasts of No Nation.” He looks pretty fierce and intense, doesn’t he? The story features a boy named Agu, who is recruited to fight in a mercenary band when his country falls into war. In the child-soldier drama, directed by Cary […] ...
Full article at: EURweb
Jun 29 2014, 7:09pm CDT
Cary Fukunaga directs Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom Golden Globe nominee Idris Elba in the child soldier drama Beasts Of No Nation, adapted by Fukunaga from Uzodinma Iweala’s novel. Elba, who is also producing, stars as Commandant, whose guerrilla group young Agu is forced to join when civil war tears his family apart and militants kill his father. Fukunaga is coming off his highly acclaimed HBO drama series True Detective, ...
Full article at: Deadline
Jun 27 2014, 1:06pm CDT
Source: The Stage
Leading BBC dramas such as The Fall are failing to cast actors from the areas in which they are set, with parts for local actors reduced to a “cough and a spit”, Equity has claimed.
The union is now calling on the BBC to open more casting offices outside of London in an effort to widen opportunities to performers around the UK.
It is also urging regulator Ofcom to change its definition of what consti ...
Full article at: The Stage
Jun 27 2014, 10:19am CDT
Source: Latino Review
Ben Kingsley signs onto THE JUNGLE BOOK, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Idris Elba and possible Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett JohanssonRead the full article on AICN I feel like we could've seen this coming. Ben Kingsley is the latest A-lister to sign on to Jon Favreau's adaptation of THE JUNGLE BOOK for Disney. He'll be providing the voice for Bagheera, the kind panther who, along with Baloo, takes young Mowgli under his wing. Kingsley played a wise, kind mentor to ...
Full article at: Latino Review
Jun 25 2014, 3:45pm CDT
Ben Kingsley signs onto THE JUNGLE BOOK, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Idris Elba and possible Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson
Read the full article on AICN
I feel like we could've seen this coming.
Ben Kingsley is the latest A-lister to sign on to Jon Favreau's adaptation of THE JUNGLE BOOK for Disney. He'll be providing the voice for Bagheera, the kind panther who, along ...
Full article at: aintitcool
Jun 25 2014, 3:30pm CDT
British actor Idris Elba has become a dad again. Elba’s girlfriend Naiyana Garth gave birth to a baby boy, named Winston Elba, on Thursday.
Apr 19 2014, 10:23am CDT