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– Best Movies 2013! (Not that you asked)

Holy moly! Catching up with the award-nominated movies and performances for this year and I am already totally blown away. This is one of the best years in a long time. Especially acting-wise – both ensemble and individual work. If you’re a cinephile, and/or mad about acting, here are the top films I heartily recommend you see as soon […]

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Kenneth Branagh relied on Sir Laurence Olivier’s advice to play great actor

Linda BarnardMovie Writer Actor-director Kenneth Branagh once turned to theatre legend Sir Laurence Olivier for advice when he was a teenager at drama school and struggling with a role. He was surprised when Olivier replied to his letter and simply advised him, “to have a bash and hope for the best.” Today, Branagh feels the […]

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Sinking her teeth: Olivia Colman on Drama and Comedy

The Daily speaks to Olivia Colman about her meaty ‘Tyrannosaur’ role BY RICH JUZWIAK SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011 Like Christmas, Oscar buzz comes earlier every year. One actress who already has tongues wagging is Olivia Colman for her role as Hannah, a battered woman who befriends the arbitrarily rage-filled Joseph (Peter Mullan) in actor Paddy Considine’s […]

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Signing a SAG Ultra Low Budget Film Agreement

After all the auditions, the call-backs, the “holds”, the stomach-churning excitement/nerves that lead up to booking a job comes the business of signing the contract. As with almost any other job in the world contracts have to be signed to ensure that all parties are on-board and will show up to see the project through […]

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