The King's Speech

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Guy Pearce: ‘There’s always someone you want to punch’
Neighbours launched him, and since then the star of Memento and Zone 414 has seized his Hollywood roles with a unique intensity. He talks about death, drugs, being a dad and divorce

Ryan Gilbey

30, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Sex, violence, f-bombs and randy sausages: a day inside the BBFC
They decide what we see. But how do they draw the line? Our writer encounters a cartoon food orgy, a potty-mouthed king and a horror film too vile to show, at the British Board of Film Classification

Simon Hattenstone

16, Jul, 2019 @1:54 PM

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Why can children watch a film with violence, but not swearing? | Sean McAllister
My documentary A Northern Soul was certified 15 for featuring the F-word, says British documentary filmmaker Sean McAllister

Sean McAllister

27, Aug, 2018 @12:23 PM

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Teaching on a film set: 'I’ve found myself in all sorts of bizarre locations'
Judith Phillips has taught child actors for a decade. She reveals the joys and challenges of squeezing in lessons between costume fittings and scene takes

As told to Holly O'Mahony

06, Nov, 2017 @10:30 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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Oscars 2015: what will win best picture?
It looks like a straight fight between Birdman and Boyhood – but can any of the other contenders make a dent in the tussle over the biggest Oscar of all?

Guy Lodge

13, Feb, 2015 @3:53 PM

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Jason Donovan to star in stage adaptation of The King's Speech
Australian actor will take role of the speech therapist Lionel Logue in 2015 UK theatre tour

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

04, Nov, 2014 @1:54 PM

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Toronto film festival 2014 programme release kicks off 2015 Oscar race
• Premieres for biopics of Beach Boys and Stephen Hawking
• Meaty roles for Adam Sandler, Michael Douglas, Richard Gere
• Closing night film is Kate Winslet period drama A Little Chaos

Catherine Shoard

22, Jul, 2014 @3:20 PM

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King’s Speech backer Harvey Weinstein plans TV production expansion
Stock market listing or sale could transform production arm into a half a billion dollar business. By Mark Sweney

Mark Sweney

03, Jul, 2014 @4:28 PM

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The King's Speech: did you notice how weird it is? – film on TV recap

Stuart Heritage: It was a shoo-in for a bunch of Oscars, pleased monarchists and history buffs, and got an older generation back in cinemas. But watch Colin Firth as George VI again on the small screen, on Channel 4 at 9pm on Saturday, and its oddness – the skewed camera angles, endless close-ups – will hit you immediately

Stuart Heritage

28, Jun, 2014 @3:00 PM

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Colin Firth: five best moments
He's currently starring in Arthur and Mike, and last week we praised his decision to pull out of Paddington – he is one of Britain's great acting exports, but what are his five finest moments?

Hannah Jane Parkinson

27, Jun, 2014 @3:54 PM

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Helena Bonham Carter: five best moments
Some of the her best performances to date. What others would you add to the list?

Hannah Jane Parkinson

13, Jun, 2014 @3:23 PM

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