Biopics

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Beef broth and body shaming: the punk drama about why Empress Elisabeth was the Meghan Markle of her time
Director Marie Kreutzer talks about her latest film, which aims to portray a complex female character – whose story resonates with modern pressures on royal women under the glare of media scrutiny

Cath Clarke

01, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Ang Lee casts son Mason to play Bruce Lee in biopic
The Oscar-winning director’s 32-year-old son has been training for three years for the role

Benjamin Lee

30, Nov, 2022 @7:10 PM

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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story review – bizarre, one-joke biopic
Daniel Radcliffe dons a wig and does his best in this mildly amusing glorification of the 80s ‘musical sensation’

Wendy Ide

06, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story review – Daniel Radcliffe biopic packed with wacky walk-ons
Packed with parody musical cliches, this spoof biopic of the afro-haired singing turn is a long slow trudge with little comedy

Peter Bradshaw

03, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Hilma review – handsome biopic about mystic Swedish artist
Lasse Hallström explores the tumultuous life of Hilma af Klimt, now recognised as a pioneer of abstract art

Wendy Ide

30, Oct, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Hilma review – Sweden’s mystical outsider artist gets feelgood biopic
Film candyman Lasse Hallström has delivered a cloying but well performed version of the life of Swedish painter Hilma af Klint

Cath Clarke

25, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Angelina Jolie to play Maria Callas in Spencer director’s next biopic
The Oscar-winner will play the opera singer in a film that explores the ‘tumultuous, beautiful, and tragic’ story of her life

Benjamin Lee

21, Oct, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Emily review – the wildest Brontë sister is set free in full-blooded gothic fable
The author of Wuthering Heights is no sickly recluse in actor turned director Frances O’Connor’s sensuous, spine-tingling feature debut

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

16, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Emily review – love, passion and sex in impressive Brontë biopic
Director Frances O’Connor shows author’s creative path to writing Wuthering Heights through the two great loves of her life

Peter Bradshaw

12, Oct, 2022 @12:26 PM

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‘People were panicking over whether I could do the Ian Curtis dance’: how we made Control
‘The first time we played She’s Lost Control they had around 150 Joy Division fans there. I ran to my trailer and vomited. One guy said to me: “You had better be good!”’

Interviews by Lee Campbell

10, Oct, 2022 @1:37 PM

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Collared: Jared Leto to play Chanel supremo Karl Lagerfeld in biopic
The fashion-friendly actor will star as the larger than life designer, who died in 2019, in a new film project

Lauren Cochrane

06, Oct, 2022 @3:37 PM

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Till review – sensitive Emmett Till drama aims to educate and honor
A remarkable performance from Danielle Deadwyler anchors an at times morally questionable pursuit: to retell a devastating story of Black pain

Adrian Horton

02, Oct, 2022 @1:00 AM

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