January 2, 2017

Director Don Sharp Dies at 89


Australian-born director Don Sharp has died aged 89. The Tasmanian jobbing actor moved to England in 1949 and earned a number of minor roles until he turned his hand to writing and directing during the 1950s. Sharp's early directorial efforts were mostly forgotten b-movies and action-adventure tv series, however, his skill at working on tight budgets brought him to the attention of cash-strapped Hammer who signed him up to direct The Kiss of the Vampire (1963). The switch to horror would prove … [Read more...]

Ken Russell dies aged 84


British film director Ken Russell, who was Oscar-nominated for his 1969 film Women In Love, has died at the age of 84. His son, Alex, said he died peacefully in his sleep in a hospital on Sunday. During his career, he became known for his controversial films including Women In Love, which featured Oliver Reed and Alan Bates wrestling nude. He also directed the infamous religious drama The Devils and The Who's rock opera, Tommy, in 1975. Film-maker Michael Winner hailed Russell's … [Read more...]

A Sunday Afternoon with Danny Boyle

Join Positive East and Danny Boyle for a very special event this World AIDS Day. The Oscar Award winning director will screen his much celebrated movie Millions, before taking a Q&A session with his audience and hosting a fabulous drinks reception. Don�t miss your chance to get close and personal with the 2012 Olympic Artistic Director. A Sunday Afternoon with Danny Boyle will be compered by BBC Radio 5 film critic Simon Mayo and is being held at Stratford Picture House, London on Sunday 4th … [Read more...]

Dr Who movie in the works


Cult BBC TV show Doctor Who is set to be made into a Hollywood movie, a leading director has said. David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter films, told Variety magazine he is working on developing a feature film with the BBC. He said the film would take a fresh approach to the show, which first appeared on TV in 1963. Yates said it would take "two to three years to get it right" as the show needs "quite a radical transformation". "Russell T Davies and then Steven Moffat have … [Read more...]

Dulcie Gray dies aged 95


Dulcie Gray, one of the best-loved British screen and stage actors of the second half of the last century, died earlier today reports The Stage from bronchial pneumonia in the actors� residential care home, Denville Hall. She was 95. Together with her husband and fellow actor Michael Denison, Gray was one half of a glamorous acting partnership that proved perennially popular on film, television and stage for much of their 59-year marriage. … [Read more...]

New James Bond film ‘Skyfall’ unveiled

The new James Bond film "Skyfall" was unveiled on Thursday, with Daniel Craig returning as 007, half a century after the superspy's first appearance on the silver screen. Oscar winner Sam Mendes is directing the film, due for release in late 2012, five decades after Sean Connery first played the debonair secret agent in "Dr No", launching one of the world's most popular film franchises. Spanish actor Javier Bardem will play the villain and Judi Dench again takes on the role of Bond's tough … [Read more...]

Jason Statham in Hummingbird


Action drama, Hummingbird, will mark the directing debut of Eastern Promises writer Steven Knight. Jason Statham will play a damaged ex-Special Forces soldier trapped in London�s criminal underworld, but he becomes an avenging angel when he is able to assume another identity. Shooting will begin in London early next year with a budget of �12 million. �We had a great experience making Safe with Jason and we�re excited to team him with a director/producer team as sophisticated as Steven, Paul … [Read more...]