Philomena

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Judi Dench: 'In my mind's eye I'm six foot and willowy and about 39'
At 86 and in lockdown, the actor finds herself in the rare position of not working. Instead, she talks about theatrical ghosts, her friendship with Harvey Weinstein and definitely not being a national treasure

Xan Brooks

22, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Barbara Jefford obituary
Actor who exuded intensity and stillness on stage in a vast range of Shakespearean roles

Michael Coveney

16, Sep, 2020 @7:27 PM

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The 100 best films of the 21st century
Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000

Peter Bradshaw, Cath Clarke, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shoard

13, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Martin Sixsmith: ‘We were both consumed by a search for the truth’
Martin Sixsmith started out helping a woman find her father’s killers, but ended up searching for answers to a very different death – his brother’s suicide

Martin Sixsmith

21, Jan, 2017 @6:30 AM

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Selma is 100% historically accurate but Imitation Game just 41.4%, says study
A scene-by-scene analysis of recent Oscar contenders by data site Information is Beautiful gives full marks for historical accuracy to Martin Luther King biopic

Catherine Shoard

28, Nov, 2016 @1:09 PM

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Head of BBC Films Christine Langan to join Steve Coogan's Baby Cow
Langan is to become CEO of independent film and TV company, following co-founder Henry Normal’s departure

Andrew Pulver

19, Jul, 2016 @4:13 PM

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Hacked off: why screenwriters need to stop writing about reporters
True Story, The End of the Tour, Philomena and now Spotlight: when will film-makers stop shoehorning journalists into the middle of their screenplays?

Nicholas Barber

15, Jan, 2016 @8:30 AM

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Cate Blanchett sets her sights on Sutton Hoo drama The Dig

Oscar-winning star of Blue Jasmine in talks to play amateur archaeologist in Susanne Bier's period drama

Ben Child

08, Apr, 2014 @1:20 PM

Guy Lodge's DVDs and downloads
Philomena is released in time for Mother's Day, and it's a strong week for documentary, writes Guy Lodge

Guy Lodge

23, Mar, 2014 @12:05 AM

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Why film producers are relieved when the Oscars are over
Head of BBC Films Christine Langan explains why the end of the awards season is a good thing, and how she 'nurtures' winners like The Queen and Philomena, writes Ben Walters

Ben Walters

28, Feb, 2014 @4:29 PM

Why Philomena should win best picture at the 2014 Oscars – video

Caspar Llewellyn Smith supports the cause of Philomena, Stephen Frears' drama about a journalist helping an elderly woman searching for her son

Caspar Llewellyn Smith and Henry Barnes

27, Feb, 2014 @9:39 AM

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Gabrielle Tana: producing Philomena was a huge responsibility

The Oscar nominated producer talks about making films, strong women and awards hype

Harriet Minter

24, Feb, 2014 @8:59 AM

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