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First Trailer for 'Journeyman' - Written & Directed by Paddy Considine

"When I come back through that door, I'm still going to be champion of the world." This trailer is worth a watch. Studiocanal UK has unveiled the first UK trailer for Journeyman, the new film written & directed by English actor Paddy Considine (he last directed the acclaimed Tyrannosaur in 2011). Journeyman tells the story of a world champion boxer named Matty Burton, also played by Paddy Considine, who struggles with life after a head injury that leaves him almost completely debilitated. The cast includes Jodie Whittaker as his wife, along with Paul Popplewell, Tony Pitts, and Anthony Welsh and others. This premiered at the London Film Festival, where I first saw it and wrote a glowing review of the film. As you can see with this trailer, it's not so much about boxing as it is about the struggle of mental illness. See below. Here's the first official UK trailer (+ poster) for Paddy Considine's Journeyman,
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Journeyman: first trailer for Paddy Considine’s latest

Simon Brew Nov 24, 2017

Paddy Considine and Jodie Whittaker star in Journeyman. Here's the first trailer...

This looks really, really good. Paddy Considine has directed one film thus far, the superb Tyrannosaur. For his second, Journeyman, he’s telling the story of a boxer who collapses after a particularly bruising fight, and consequently has to fight to regain his speech, his relationships, and his life.

Considine stars in the film too, alongside Jodie Whittaker, Anthony Welsh, Tony Pitts and Paul Popplewell. And the first trailer and official synopsis have been released.

Here’s the trailer first…

And here’s the synopsis…

Journeyman tells the story of middleweight boxing champion Matty Burton (Paddy Considine). After winning a punishing title defense on points, Matty collapses at home. The journey towards regaining his speech, movement and memory will be the toughest fight he’ll ever face, and the prize could not be greater, for
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Paddy Considine Loses His Memory in Journeyman [Trailer]

Paddy Considine has been a familiar face in front of the camera for nearly two decades but in 2011, Considine moved behind the camera to direct Peter Mullan in one of his best roles: Tyrannosaur in which he stars as a violent man given a second chance. It's a dark and brutal movie with outstanding performances from both Mullan and Olivia Colman, both great talents who really shine under Considine's direction.

For his follow-up as director, Considine is also appearing in front of the camera alongside Jodie Whittaker in Journeyman. Considine plays Matty Burton, a boxer who suffers a serious head injury during a fight which leaves him with no memory of his previous life and limited control over his body. The movie unfolds mostly in the aftermath of the injury with a focus o [Continued ...]
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‘Journeyman’ Trailer: Paddy Considine Fights For His Life

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We’ve been waiting a while for Paddy Considine to get back behind the camera following his excellent and underrated BAFTA-Award winning “Tyrannosaur.” Well, the time has finally arrived as he’s pulling off triple duty writing, directing, and starring in “Journeyman.”

Also featuring Jodie Whittaker (“One Day”), Faraz Ayub (“Honor”), Tony Pitts (“War Horse”) and Paul Popplewell (“’71”), beneath the boxing drama surface of the movie lies the story of a pugilist who has to rebuild his entire life after suffering a traumatic brain injury in the ring.

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‘Lady Macbeth’ Leads 2017 British Independent Film Awards Nominations

Lady Macbeth topped the list of nominations for the 2017 British Independent Film Awards (Bifa) announced this morning by Maisie Williams and Hayley Squires at The London Edition.

Debut features dominate the nominations list, with the first-time writers, producers and directors of Lady Macbeth, I Am Not a Witch and God’s Own Country all recognised in the three newcomer categories – Debut Screenwriter, Breakthrough Producer sponsored by Creativity Media and The Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director – as well as Best Screenplay sponsored by BBC Films, Best Director and Best British Independent Film.

Included in Lady Macbeth’s 15 nominations are nods for Florence Pugh, Naomi Ackie and Cosmo Jarvis for their performances; Naomi is nominated twice, for Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Newcomer sponsored by The London Edition. The film has also been nominated for five technical categories, newly introduced this year, including Best Cinematography sponsored by Blackmagic Design,
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Movie Review – Journeyman (2017)

Journeyman, 2017.

Directed by Paddy Considine.

Starring Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Paul Popplewell, Tony Pitts, and Anthony Welsh.

Synopsis:

Middleweight boxing champion of the world, Matty Burton, faces the biggest fight of his career when a life threatening injury irreparably changes him and his family.

The prospect of another boxing movie so soon after Creed, Southpaw, and Bleed for This might have your eyes rolling into the back of your head like one of Matty Burton’s (Paddy Considine) canvas bound opponents.

For the first twenty minutes that worry is fully justified, with Considine’s sophomore effort, following the stunning Tyrannosaur, feeling worryingly featherweight. The sporting environment is recreated as though it’s broadcasting on a higher-numbered digital channel, in other words, it’s a little bit rubbish, with boxing personalities (Steve Bunce) given prominent roles to increase the authenticity. It doesn’t really work

With the boxing movie sub-genre so saturated,
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Lff 2017: ‘Journeyman’ Review: Dir. Paddy Considine

Journeyman review: Paddy Considine follows up his superb directorial debut Tyrannosaur, with this drama based around a boxer who suffers a serious head injury during a fight.

Journeyman review by Awais Irfan.

Journeyman review

Actors often like to step into the director’s chair every so often to really prove their talents and Paddy Considine is doing exactly that once again for his second feature, Journeyman.

Matty (Considine) is quite the skilled fighter in the ring, currently holding onto a World Champion title. However, his priority, first and foremost, is his wife Emma (Jodie Whitaker) and his newborn daughter, Mia. After a fight leaves his life changed forever, Matty must muster whatever strength he can find and fight to win back everything he loves. On the surface, Journeyman follows the standard genre formula – boxer at the top of their game is left without cause and has to fight for it
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Ray Donovan: a show that's well, well worth watching

Robb Sheppard Sep 5, 2017

The fix is in. Here's why Hollywood crime drama Ray Donovan deserves a place among the hallowed TV greats...

Breaking Bad. The Sopranos. The Wire.

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Three of the most popular and critically acclaimed serialised dramas. The Mount Rushmore of TV. Look up any list and you’ll see them there, digging their elbows in and jostling for position inside the top ten.

But if we’re going with the Mount Rushmore metaphor, there’s a blank space on the mountain and an argument for Ray Donovan to have his face carved into the rock, nestled between McNulty, Tony and Heisenberg.

Donovan’s the answer to Hollywood’s biggest problems: Heavyweight boxing champ has a dead girl in his bath tub? Call Ray. Pop megastar bribed with a sex tape leak?
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'Adult Life Skills' casting exec launches UK company with Nicolas Cage thriller

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Exclusive: Former Des Hamilton exec launches film and TV outfit Lara Manwaring Casting.

UK casting director Lara Manwaring, who has worked on projects including Nymphomaniac, Adult Life Skills and War Machine, has launched new film and TV casting outfit Lara Manwaring Casting.

The first film of the gate for the company will be Nicolas Cage action-thriller Mandy, currently in pre-production and set to shoot this summer in Belgium.

The film is produced by Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision, Xyz FilmsNate Bolotin and Umedia’s Adrian Politowski with finance from Umedia and Piccadilly Pictures.

Manwaring has been at Des Hamilton Casting since 2009, working on projects including Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives, Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur, Channel 4’s Top Boy and Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights.

She served as casting associate on Netflix’s upcoming Brad Pitt satire War Machine and the recent BBC 1 three-part drama Gunpowder.

As casting
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From Game of Thrones to the Gunpowder Plot, Kit Harington Confirmed for the BBC’s Gunpowder

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Game of Thrones has been good to Jon Snow actor, Kit Harington since he first appeared back in 2011. His role catapulted his name into the league of prominent actors and he has landed some major roles. The newest to come to fruition is the BBC’s new three-part historical drama, Gunpowder.

Related: Kit Harington Interview – Testament of Youth and Game of Thrones Season 5

Back in October last year Harington was rumoured to be part of the Guy Fawkes inspired story but it’s taken until now for that confirmation to come through with filming due to start this month (February). Harington will not only be appearing in front of camera but also serving as executive producer. However, his vested interest in this production doesn’t stop there, with Kudos producing in association with his own Thriker Films.

Gunpowder will tell the historical story of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot:
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Picturehouse takes Sundance hit 'God's Own Country' for UK

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Exclusive: Yorkshire-set drama will have its European premiere at the Berlinale.

Picturehouse Entertainment has acquired Sundance buzz title God’s Own Country for the UK.

Premiering in Sundance’s World Dramatic Competition last month, where it scooped the best directing jury prize for debutant Francis Lee, the Yorkshire-set drama is set to have its European premiere in Berlin’s Panorama section on Feb 14.

As reported by Screen, UK-based sales outfit Protagonist Pictures picked up the film in December 2016 and is representing world rights.

God’s Own Country stars former Screen Star of Tomorrow Josh O’Connor as a solitary young sheep farmer who numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex. The arrival of a Romanian migrant worker (played by newcomer Alec Secareanu) ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

Co-starring are Ian Hart (Urban Hymn) and Gemma Jones (Sense And Sensibility). The film is produced by Manon Ardisson and Jack Tarling
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Protagonist strikes for Sundance drama 'God’s Own Country'

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Protagonist strikes for Sundance drama 'God’s Own Country'
Exclusive: UK debut backed by BFI and Creative England stars rising actor Josh O’Connor, Ian Hart and Gemma Jones.

Protagonist Pictures has boarded world sales on UK writer-director Francis Lee’s debut feature God’s Own Country, which was recently selected for the Sundance 2017 World Dramatic Competition.

Screen Star Of Tomorrow Josh O’Connor, known for roles in ITV series The Durrells and supporting berths in Golden Globe nominee Florence Foster Jenkins and Stephen FrearsThe Program, features alongside upcoming Romanian actor Alec Secareanu.

The supporting cast includes Ian Hart (Boardwalk Empire) and Gemma Jones (Sense and Sensibility).

God’s Own Country follows Johnny Saxby, a solitary young sheep farmer who numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex. The arrival of a Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) ignites an intense relationship that sets the former on a new path.

The film is produced by Manon Ardisson and Jack Tarling for Magic Bear Productions
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Who Is the Greatest Actress In the World? — IndieWire Critics Survey

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Who Is the Greatest Actress In the World? — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question:

Last Friday saw the release of Mia Hansen-Løve’s “Things to Come,” one of two new films starring Isabelle Huppert. In the lede of his review for The New York Times, A.O. Scott asked “Isabelle Huppert: Great actress, or greatest actress?” Huppert is certainly near the very top of the list, but we thought we’d take this opportunity to open the question to our panel of critics: Who is the best working actress in the world today?

Richard Brody (@tnyfrontrow), The New Yorker

A vote for someone else isn’t a vote against Isabelle Huppert, who is among the very greatest
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Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, Joe Alwyn to Star in Psychological Thriller ‘Keepers’

Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, Joe Alwyn to Star in Psychological Thriller ‘Keepers’
Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, and Joe Alwyn will star in the psychological thriller “Keepers” with Cross Creek Pictures on board to fully finance.

Production company Mad as Birds is planning for an early 2017 shoot in the U.K. Protagonist Pictures will launch foreign sales during the American Film Market, which opens Wednesday.

TV director Kristoffer Nyholm will helm “Keepers” from a script by Celyn Jones and actor/writer Joe Bone.

Keepers” is set on an uninhabited island 20 miles from the Scottish coast as three lighthouse keepers arrive for their six-week shift. They stumble upon something that isn’t theirs to keep, triggering a tense battle for survival as personal greed replaces loyalty amid isolation and paranoia.

Producers are Andy Evans, Ade Shannon, and Sean Marley for Mad as Birds; Butler and Alan Siegel for G-Base; and Brian Oliver for Cross Creek Pictures. The project was brought to Cross Creek by Jason Seagraves,
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Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan and Joe Alwyn set for psychological thriller Keepers

Gerard Butler (London Has Fallen, How to Train Your Dragon), Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur, Trainspotting) and rising star Joe Alwyn (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, The Sense of an Ending) have signed on to appear in the psychological thriller Keepers, from director Kristoffer Nyholm (The Enfield Haunting, Taboo). Here’s the official synopsis for the film, which is inspired by a true unsolved local mystery.

On an uninhabited island 20 miles from the rugged Scottish coast, three lighthouse keepers arrive for their six week shift. As Thomas (Mullan), James (Butler) and Donald (Alwyn) settle into their usual, solitary routines, something unexpected and potentially life-changing occurs- they stumble upon something that isn’t theirs to keep. Where did it come from? Who does it belong to? A boat appears in the distance that might hold the answer to these questions… What follows is a tense battle for survival as personal greed replaces
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Gerard Butler, Joe Alwyn to head psychological thriller 'Keepers'

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Protagonist Pictures will introduce the project to buyers at the Afm.

Gerard Butler (300), former Screen Star of Tomorrow Joe Alwyn (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk) and Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur) will lead Danish director Kristoffer Nyholm’s (The Killing) psychological thriller Keepers.

Sales agent Protagonist Pictures has boarded the project and will introduce to buyers at this week’s American Film Market (Afm) in Santa Monica.

Cross Creek Pictures (Hacksaw Ridge) is fully financing the film, which is set for an early 2017 shoot in the UK.

Andy Evans, Ade Shannon and Sean Marley are producing for Wales-based outfit Mad as Birds with Alan Siegel for G-base, Brian Oliver for Cross Creek and star Butler. Jason Seagraves will exec produce and Reg Poerscout-Edgerton will co-produce and is casting.

Set on an uninhabited island off the Scottish coast, the film follows three lighthouse keepers (Butler, Alwyn, Mullan) who arrive for their six week shifts. As they settle
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Celebrating the movie roles of Eddie Marsan

Mark Harrison Oct 11, 2016

We salute the film work of one of Britain's very best, and most versatile, film actors: Mr Eddie Marsan...

Eddie Marsan isn't just one of the best British actors working today – he's also one of the busiest, appearing in all kinds of supporting roles in major movies, while also appearing on TV a lot, on both sides of the Atlantic. He was fantastic as the latter lead in BBC One's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell last year and he's also a regular on Showtime's Ray Donovan as Ray's brother Terry, an ex-boxer suffering from Parkinson's disease.

On the big screen though, it's Marsan's versatility that really makes him so watchable. He's had attention grabbing turns in minor roles in blockbusters like Hancock, Mission: Impossible III and Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films, but he's also at home amongst a big ensemble in more serious fare like Spielberg
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Cannes Facetime: Alison Thompson & Mark Gooder

Cornerstone Films, the London- and L.A.-based production, finance and international film sales company, was launched in Cannes last year by Alison Thompson, former head of Universal’s Focus Features Intl., and Mark Gooder, former president of acquisitions at the Weinstein Co. At Cannes this year, they are back with footage from new films and are on the hunt for strong stories.

What are the highlights of your Cannes slate?

Gooder: We have footage from two films that are in post: Paddy Considine’s second feature, “Journeyman,” which we are bringing to market for the first time, and “Denial,” starring Rachel Weisz.

Thompson: Paddy is such a talented filmmaker and he’s been looking for the right piece to do (following his directorial debut “Tyrannosaur”) that will help broaden his audience. He definitely has a director’s voice, but he’s also a guy with a real commercial eye.
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First Look: Paddy Considine’s Boxing Movie ‘Journeyman’

First Look: Paddy Considine’s Boxing Movie ‘Journeyman’
London — Sales company Cornerstone Films will show buyers the first-look promo of Paddy Considine’s “Journeyman” in Cannes and have released the first image. Considine’s second feature wrapped in mid-April after a six-week shoot in North and Central England. Post production is underway.

Considine not only wrote and directed the film, but also stars, alongside Jodie Whittaker, Anthony Welsh, Tony Pitts and Paul Popplewell. Many of the supporting cast make their acting debuts and take on roles that closely mirror their actual professions with appearances from boxers, boxing commentators, nurses and an occupational therapist.

The film will be released in 2017 and is financed by Film4, the BFI, Screen Yorkshire, and the Wellcome Trust, with Studiocanal on board to handle the U.K. release.

Producer Diarmid Scrimshaw said of the shoot: “Paddy took to simultaneously writing, directing and acting like it was meant to be. He delivered a beautiful performance
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‘The Night Manager’: Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston Put New Spin on Cunning Spy Tale

Introducing the “worst man in the world.” That dubious honorific is bestowed on Hugh Laurie in AMC’s new six-part limited series “The Night Manager,” as he masterfully embodies Richard Onslow Roper, a charming yet cunningly ruthless international businessman.

Lifted straight from the 1993 John Le Carré novel on which the spy thriller is based, that line “is the sort of thing a child might say,” concedes executive producer Stephen Garrett. “With the people around the world we read about in newspapers on a daily basis, that’s quite a high bar.”

Yet perhaps even more daunting was the idea of adapting a 20-year-old spy thriller for modern audiences. Two previous efforts at translating the novel to the screen had failed. But this time out, Le Carré’s sons, Simon and Stephen Cornwell, with the help of screenwriter David Farr, tried a new approach: updating the Cold War action to the present day.
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