|Whilst delighting generations of children with her books, Beatrix Potter kept her own story locked carefully away. Directed by Chris Noonan (Babe) and starring Academy Award® winner Renée Zellweger (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Cold Mountain) and Ewan McGregor (Star Wars, Moulin Rouge!), Miss Potter is the enchanting love story inspired by Beatrix Potter’s life and love affair with her publisher Norman Warne|
IN CINEMAS EVERYWHERE JANUARY 5 – visit www.misspottermovie.co.uk for more info.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Well, not the real one. Michael Sheen who plays the part of Tony Blair very convincingly in the movie The Queen. I had a chance to meet him this morning at the Bafta screening of the film and ask him about his role. I will write it up soon. Bottom line: A very honest and human account of the events surrounding the death of Princess Diana with a plausible insight into how the Royal family reacted. A great film.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
Tonight at the Bafta Princess Anne Theatre, the lofty subject of how the film industry could do what the music industry have done was hotly debated. It was fuelled by UKFILM.TV producer Danny King who fired the debate with his extensive understanding of the business and detailed knowledge of making it happen. The industry is looking for new ways of distribution, cheaper routes to market and putting the profits back in the hands of the creators. It was an interesting discussion and a good forum to help shape what we are doing with UKFILM.TV and UKGIGS.TV. Watch this space.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
At first I was hesitant, then I plucked up the courage. . . to put the roof down in my car, put on some Jack Johnson and drive across London. I couldn't have done it without my trusty sat nav which took the stress out of not having the faintest idea of where I was. However I was soon delighted with my choice as I pass the Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and then the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington. The Welsh Male Voice Choir are entertaining London tonight. Tickets are still available at the box office for 38 quid in the stalls. Quite cheap really as the parking is 15 quid while you watch it! Anyway, enjoy your weekend wherever you are, I hope it's as sunny a day as it is in London.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
A fantastic movie with a great cast, this one will win awards next year. The picture shows from left to right; Forest Whitaker who becomes Idi Amin right in front of your eyes; Kerry Washington who plays one of his many wives was passionate about the story behind the movie; Kevin Mcdonald who has directed a number of great movies and shows his talent in a new way; and James McAvoy the Scots doctor who finds himself deep in the heart of an evil dictator with no way out. A great night among great company at the London Film Festival.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
My New Neighbourhood !
Yes, I have made the jump and I am now London based with a free diary for interviews, reviews, filming and auditions.
Ashlee Simpson is on my interview hot list now that she is performing in Chicago. It's a long shot but she cancelled her birthday party after Posh pulled out, so she should be available !?
If you hear of the opening of an envelope going on, be sure to let me know.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Even having a quiet drink can be entertaining at the fringe. Comedienne Deborah Frances-White is seen here pulling in more audiences before her 715pm show at the Underbelly. Deborah's quick sense of humour had everyone she spoke to laughing afterwards. She has been doing well this year and is hoping to have a great final week before heading home to relax with her feet up.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
We often forget how widely known the Edinburgh Fringe has become. I have just finished reviewing Third From The Left who are from Los Angeles, and walked along the Royal Mile and watched the South African youth choir before asking for the picture above from South Korean performers of The Train. The sun is shining the audiences are plentiful, it looks like the fringe has managed to get even bigger and better this year.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
In between walking between venues dont forget to take in a bit of the amazing scenery in Edinburgh. This is the castle from Princes Gardens.
I've just came from a sold out show at the Traverse. A comedy drama Strawberries in January and it was as sweet as the title suggests. Booking advised.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Saturday, another day for the actors to get on the streets of Edinburgh and plug their show. Its a tough job so give them your support and encouragement by taking one. You can always put it in the nearest bin :-)
Love labours won is still by far the best show I've seen and I am still smiling from the experience. Magic !
The Edinburgh review team have lots of others to tell you about and I have a full schedule tomorrow at the Traverse with my brother who will be sharing some of the review duties with me.
Visit the website for updates and I will send a newsletter out on Monday.
Friday, August 04, 2006
Love Labours Won at the Gilded Balloon at 3pm.
I met with Producer, Author and Director Ryan J-W Smith (pictured on right) after a thoroughly entertaining show this afternoon. If you are in Edinburgh make sure you put this on your list to see. If not, look out for our review and online footage coming soon.
Canadian actor Adam D Millard is on the left.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
For those who've been to the fringe, I'm sure you will have visited the Pleasance Courtyard and experienced the buzz and electric atmosphere of this unique venue.
The UKTheatre.TV crew were filming yesterday and again today so that we can bring you even more of that atmosphere to your Internet pages and IPODs.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Its that time of year. The streets of Edinburgh become strange and wonderful.
Stay tuned for your daily Uktheatre blog pic and update from the heart of the fringe festival.
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Monday, July 31, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
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Monday, July 24, 2006
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Friday, July 21, 2006
Guys and Dolls
The tour kicks off soon and we were at the press day to film Claire Sweeney and Ben Richards.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006
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From the Metro this morning. Its the first time that UKFILM.TV has been mentioned in the press. Look out for a new review section and film trailers coming soon. Get up to the minute details of those films making the news. In a few months, all the latest BAFTA nominated films will be featured as well as the latest news from the Oscars. Independent films will also be brought to your inbox from the best of our youtube and myspace friends. To keep in touch enter our competition to win one of TEN DVDs of PROOF. See UKFilm.TV for details.
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Friday, July 07, 2006
Its 9pm on a sunny London evening and Josephine Rogers has just been interviewing Festival Director Peter Wallder (pictured above). This is the first night of our tour around the festivals in the UK and we will be interviewing and previewing and filming and writing for your pleasure. Look out for more online over the summer months. Today was an amazing day. I secured another 14 performances, regular West End interviews and a feature in this weeks Metro. I love London :-) ps did you like the instant email ? A quick mention for cameraman Danny King who is covering the Abbey Fest.
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Wednesday, July 05, 2006
UK Theatre Network is leading a revolution that’s bringing theatrical performances online.
(PRWEB) July 3, 2006 -- With songs hitting the charts purely from downloads, and television episodes abounding in cyberspace, it was only a matter of time before theatre went online as well. UK Theatre Network (UKTN) is the first to put live theatrical performances on the internet, allowing people to see previews and clips of shows that are happening across the country.
The first major event to go online was the opening of the new National Theatre of Scotland, and more are planned this summer. Three theatre festivals are due to go live on the site in the next few months – South
London’s Abbeyfest, the 24:7 Theatre Festival in Manchester, and a portion of the Edinburgh Fringe. 800 people have already downloaded a podcast of Hamlet since it was launched on the site a month ago. The founder of the UK Theatre Network site, Douglas McFarlane, has been leading a debate in the US on a Broadway website about the prospect of theatre going online. It’s causing something of a storm between those who think theatre’s all about the live performance and those who want it to expand the medium.
McFarlane feels theatre needs to go online if it’s going to continue competing with film and music (both now downloadable): “Theatre can’t just sit back and lose out on this one, it’s a massive opportunity for expanding audiences. Everyone seems to be watching the latest film while they’re on the move nowadays, why not the latest West End show as well.”
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Sunday, July 02, 2006
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Saturday, June 17, 2006
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