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First Trailer for 'This Beautiful Fantastic' with Jessica Brown Findlay

"There was nothing normal about the girl. She grew into the oddest of odd balls." Samuel Goldwyn Films has released a trailer for an indie drama titled This Beautiful Fantastic, written and directed by Simon Aboud. Jessica Brown Findlay (seen in Albatross, Winter's Tale, The Riot Club, Victor Frankenstein) stars as Bella Brown, an awkward, shy young woman who dreams of writing and illustrating a successful children’s book. Described as a "contemporary fairy tale", she encounters her grumpy next door and works to save a garden most of the time. Also starring Andrew Scott, Tom Wilkinson, Jeremy Irvine, Anna Chancellor & Eileen Davies. This actually looks quite good, it reminds me a bit of Amelie. Have a look. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Simon Aboud's This Beautiful Fantastic, direct from YouTube: Set against the backdrop of a beautiful garden in London, Bella Brown (Jessica Brown Findlay) plays a
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'Game Of Thrones' actor Peter Vaughan dies aged 93

'Game Of Thrones' actor Peter Vaughan dies aged 93
Vaughan was best known for roles in TV series Porridge and Game Of Thrones.

British actor Peter Vaughan, best known for roles in Game of Thrones and Porridge, has died at the age of 93.

Vaughan played Maester Aemon in the HBO series and Grouty in the TV sitcom.

He was BAFTA-nominated for his performance in 1997 BBC series Our Friends In The North.

Movie performances included Brazil, An Ideal Husband and Straw Dogs. His most recent feature work was on 2011 drama Albatross.

Vaughan, whose career spanned more than 60 years, was also known for his work in theatre.
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Review: Victor Frankenstein

  • DailyDead
"You've heard this story before..." Those are the first words spoken by Daniel Radcliffe's disembodied voice at the start of Victor Frankenstein. This is said to remind the audience of the many film adaptations of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, at the same time implying that this version brings something new to the table. Although this iteration does breathe some much-needed freshness into this almost 200-year-old monster story, its glaring flaws keep the film from truly standing out from its predecessors.

What does stand out about this particular story is that it goes beyond Shelley's cautionary tale of what happens when you "play God," focusing more on the relationship between Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and Igor (Daniel Radcliffe) than their creations. James and Daniel have an electric chemistry (no pun intended) and when the story focuses on the two of them working together, the movie truly feels compelling.

The creatures
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First look at Jessica Brown Findlay in Jamaica Inn

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Jessica Brown Findlay stars as Mary Yellan in the new BBC adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s gothic novel Jamaica Inn, written by Emma Frost.

23 year old Jessica (represented by Troika) made her film debut in the coming-of-age drama Albatross. She played Lady Sybil Crawley in Downton Abbey, went on to star in Labyrinth, and will next be seen playing Rachel in Lone Sherfig's Posh.

Set in 1820 against the forbidding backdrop of windswept Cornish moors, the story follows the journey of young and spirited Mary who is forced to live with her Aunt Patience after the death of her mother. Mary arrives at the isolated Jamaica Inn to discover her Aunt is a shell of the carefree woman she remembers from her childhood, and instead finds a drudge who is firmly under the spell of her domineering husband Joss.

The Inn has no guests - the rooms are locked and
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Jamaica Inn

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Jessica Brown Findlay will star as Mary Yellan in a new BBC adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s gothic novel Jamaica Inn, written by Emma Frost.

23 year old Jessica (represented by Troika) made her film debut in the coming-of-age drama Albatross. She played Lady Sybil Crawley in Downton Abbey, went on to star in Labyrinth, and has recently wrapped playing Rachel in Lone Sherfig's Posh. Jessica will next be seen playing the lead of Beverly Penn alongside an all-star cast in Winter's Tale for Warner Bros.

In Jamaica Inn she will star alongside Misfits and The Paradise star Matthew McNulty, who will play her love interest Jem Merlyn. They will be join by young cast member Charles Furness (represented by A&J Management) playing Thomas - newcomer Charles will soon be seen in the BBC's The Whale where he plays the lead role of Tom Nickerson.

Made for the
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Downton Abbey Star Jessica Brown Findlay Joins Frankenstein

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Downton Abbey Star Jessica Brown Findlay Joins Frankenstein
Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay has signed on to play the female lead in 20th Century Fox's Frankenstein reboot.

Daniel Radcliffe is starring as Igor with James McAvoy playing Dr. Victor Frankenstein in this revisionist version that tells Mary Shelley's classic story from Igor's perspective. Jessica Brown Findlay stars as a trapeze artist who becomes close to Igor after he saved her life. Here's what Daniel Radcliffe had to say about the story at the Toronto International Film Festival this week.

"It's about two young, brilliant guys pushing each other. Eventually one loses his morality and the other has to bring him back."

Paul McGuigan (Push, Lucky Number Slevin) is directing from a screenplay by Max Landis (Chronicle). Production is scheduled to begin sometime this fall in London.

Aside from playing Lady Sybil on Downton Abbey, Jessica Brown Findlay also starred in the 2011 U.K. drama Albatross, and
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Bitch Stole My Look: Felicity Jones vs. Miranda Kerr in Proenza Schouler

Bitch Stole My Look: Felicity Jones vs. Miranda Kerr in Proenza Schouler
It's rarely a fair fight when a Victoria's Secret model is involved... Felicity Jones holds her own in this blue, patterned cocktail frock by design duo Proenza Schouler, but the Albatross actress is no match for Miranda Kerr. The shape of the budding Brit's version of the dress might be slightly to blame. Mrs. Orlando Bloom has on what appears to be a tighter, fit-and-flare take on the underwater-feel fashion. Felicity's style is straight, hence the failed attempt at a tighter waistline with that black skinny belt.  We feel like this one goes to Miranda, but what's your say?
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Jessica Brown Findlay: ‘Downton Abbey’ Star Regrets Going Topless

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She earned international acclaim for her role as Lady Sybil Branson in ‘Downton Abbey,’ but before that, Jessica was a burgeoning, naive star baring it all in her first lead role for the movie ‘Albatross.’ A decision, she admits, she wishes she never made.

Jessica Brown Findlay opened up in a new interview about going topless on camera, revealing that she regrets it and would never do it again.

Jessica Brown Findlay: Topless In ‘Albatross’: ‘Not Something I Would Do Again’

The former (spoiler alert?) Downton Abbey star had her first leading role in the 2011 film, Albatross. The role required her to appear promiscuous and go topless. Looking back on the role, Jessica admits that she may have been too young to make such an impactful decision, and that she might do things differently if she got another chance.

“To be honest, Albatross was naivete and not knowing that I could say no,
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Jessica Brown Findlay has topless scene regret, calls it 'naivety,' not knowing 'no' was an option

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Jessica Brown Findlay left "Downton Abbey" last year, after playing youngest Crawley daughter Lady Sybil for three seasons. She has moved on to U.K. Channel 4 series "Labyrinth," where she has been shedding her clothes on camera.

Findlay tells the Radio Times that she probably won't be doing any more nude scenes -- and that she regrets her first role, which had her going topless as well. Her first movie role was in the 2011 film "Albatross," where she played a girl who has an affair with an older man.

"To be honest, 'Albatross' was naivety and not knowing that I could say no," Findlay tells the Radio Times, about her nude scene. "I had no idea what was going to happen and thought I was going to be shot from behind."

Findlay is again shedding her clothes for "Labyrinth," but says that's probably it for her. And
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Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay Regrets Going Topless in Film

Former Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay says she regrets going topless in her film debut.

Brown Findlay, 23, appeared in the 2011 film Albatross, in which her character pulls up her shirt to buy cigarettes.

"To be honest, Albatross was naiveté and not knowing that I could say no," she tells British magazine Radio Times. "I had no idea what was going to happen and thought I was going to be shot from behind."

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Jessica Brown Findlay, Downton Abbey Star, Regrets Going Topless for Movie Role: "It's Not Something I Would Do Again"

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Jessica Brown Findlay, Downton Abbey Star, Regrets Going Topless for Movie Role:
Fans of Downton Abbey know Jessica Brown Findlay as the passionate, impulsive Lady Sybil Crawley, but as her movie resume indicates, there's more to her than meets the eye. Two years ago, in her big-screen debut -- as a teen who has an affair with an older man in the British film Albatross -- the 23-year-old actress quite literally revealed another side of herself when she went topless on camera. Speaking about the scene in a new interview with British magazine Radio Times, Findlay says she just [...]
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Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay Talks Naked Film Scene, Regrets "Naïve" Topless Debut

Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay Talks Naked Film Scene, Regrets
When it comes to one of her early roles, Jessica Brown Findlay feels like a bit of a boob. During an interview with Radio Times, the former Downton Abbey star expressed her regret over flashing her breasts in the 2011 film Albatross. "To be honest, Albatross was naivety and not knowing that I could say no," the 23-year-old actress told the magazine. Findlay was referring to a scene in which she lifts up her shirt to prove she is old enough to buy cigarettes. "I had no idea what was going to happen and thought I was going to be shot from behind," the young starlet added. Not surprising, Findlay isn't looking for a repeat performance. "It's not...
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New trailer for Belfast music biopic Good Vibrations

Ahead of its cinema release this month, The Works has released a brand new trailer for Good Vibrations, the latest film from Cherrybomb directing duo Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn, which you can check it out right here.

Good Vibrations tells the real life story of Belfast music legend Terri Hooley, the man responsible for discovering The Undertones and recording Teenage Kicks, and sees Richard Dormer (Five Minutes of Heaven) leading the cast alongside Jodie Whittaker (Attack The Block, Venus), Liam Cunningham (The Guard, Clash of the Titans), Adrian Dunbar (Ashes to Ashes, Mo), Dylan Moran (Run Fatboy Run, Shaun of the Dead), Andrew Simpson (Notes on a Scandal), Mark Ryder (Albatross) and Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones).

Here's the official synopsis, followed by the new trailer below:

"Terri Hooley is a radical, rebel and music-lover in 1970s Belfast, when the bloody conflict known as the Troubles shuts down his city.
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The HeyUGuys Interview – Felicity Jones talks Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

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Felicity Jones has to be one of the most talented young actresses in British cinema at the moment.

During the last few years she’s impressed in the likes of Cemetery Junction, Hysteria and Albatross, while scoring mainstream success with Chalet Girl and being met with great critical recognition for her part in the Sundance breakout Like Crazy.

This month she can be seen in the lead role in Cheerful Weather For The Wedding (Out Now) which she stars in alongside an impressive British cast which includes Elizabeth McGovern, Luke Treadaway, Ellie Kendrick and MacKenzie Crook. We spoke to Felicity about her new film and some of the other projects she’s been working on.

You play Dolly in Cheerful Weather For The Wedding. Could you tell us a little bit about her and the situation she finds herself in?

Dolly is a young woman and we find her on
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Albatross – The Review

Review by Lani Barelona

If Albatross (2011) was written and directed by one of the Andersons (Wes or P.T.) you would have heard about it.Albatross was about a boy or set in a fairy tale world, you would have heard about it.

Alas, it was written by a woman, about a young woman, and set on the Isle of Man (a place I’m going to bet not many Americans have heard of, as we are not known for our geography skills. It’s in the Irish Sea, close to the boarder of Scotland and England and is a part of the UK).

The film stars Jessica Brown Findlay of Downton Abbey fame in her first role, as Emelia Conan-Doyle. Yes, that Conan-Doyle, or so Emelia was led to believe by her deceased mother (“I come from a no parent home”,. she declares)

Seventeen year old Emelia is the
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Felicity Jones and the buzz about Hysteria

Her new film is about the invention of the vibrator, and there is a YouTube campaign to cast her in Fifty Shades of Grey. Emine Saner meets actor and serial bonnet-wearer Felicity Jones

Every profile of Felicity Jones tends to breathlessly announce that the actor is on the brink of superstardom, though since these interviews go back to 2008, you wonder how long this can continue. "I understand it," she says. "It's a way of selling something. I think you have to zone a lot of those things out, and people will take notice when you do something interesting."

Of course, judging success by fame is too blunt a measure for an actor who insists she picks her jobs according to how interesting she finds them, not on whether they will catapult her on to magazine covers: she turned down the lead in the big-budget Mirror Mirror, with Julia Roberts as the evil queen,
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Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones & More Circling Captain America: The Winter Solider Female Lead

  • HeyUGuys
Following news this weekend that James Gunn (Super, Slither) is in talks to direct Guardians of the Galaxy, we’ve now got some more brilliant news regarding another of Marvel’s highly anticipated Phase Two films in the form of the female lead in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the sequel to last year’s blockbuster.

Chris Evans will of course be reprising his leading role, with word surfacing last month that Anthony Mackie is in talks to play Falcon, with Samuel L. Jackson returning as Nick Fury, and Sebastian Stan expected to return this time as the antagonist, Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier.

And now the New York Post there are three brilliant young actresses circling the female lead: Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, The Twilight Saga), Felicity Jones (Like Crazy, Albatross), and Imogen Poots (Fright Night, 28 Weeks Later).

The character’s identity is naturally being kept under wraps at this point,
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David Oyelowo's MI5 Torture Drama "Complicit" Starts Shooting Today; Global Theatrical Release Planned

With his next starring project, Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, making its world premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Brit actor David Oyelowo (who we recently interviewed Here) will star in the Channel 4 (UK) drama titled Complicit. The project will be directed by Niall MacCormick (Albatross) from a script penned by Guy Hibbert (Omagh), and, per Oyelowo, is "about the politics of torture within MI5," adding further that it's "about that thin line that MI5 officers have to straddle in the wake of Guantanamo.” The "MI5" being the UK's internal counter-intelligence and security agency; and "Guantanamo" of course being the...
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Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins, Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Amy Adams Cast In Andrew Levitas. Lullaby

Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy, Country Strong, and the upcoming  On The Road and Inside Llewyn Davis), Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Jessica Brown Findlay (PBS. .Downton Abbey.), Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), Oscar nominee Terrence Howard and three-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams (The Fighter) will star in acclaimed fine artist Andrew Levitas. comedy/drama Lullaby. It was announced today by Mimi Steinbauer, President and CEO of Radiant Films International, and producers Andrea Stone-Brokaw of Ananta Productions and Cary Brokaw (The Player, Short Cuts, Angels In America, Closer) of Avenue Pictures. Radiant Films will be offering the film to international buyers of the Cannes Film Market.

Levitas will direct the feature film from his own script which is set to start shooting in June 2012 in New York City. The Producers are in discussion with several domestic distributors but the North American rights have not been licensed.

Filled with considerable comedic beats,
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Farrell Offered Lead Role In Goldman’s Winter’s Tale

Loveable Irish rogue, Colin Farrell, has been offered the role of leading male protagonist in the upcoming adaptation of Mark Helprin’s 1983 novel, Winter’S Tale. The project will be Akiva Goldsman’s (The Da Vinci Code) directorial debut, and it will feature Jessica Brown Findlay (Albatross), as well as a strong supporting cast, including Russell Crowe and Will Smith.

The bestselling story follows Peter Lake as he attempts to burglarize a Manhattan mansion, before finding a young dying girl lives there. Despite the circumstances in which they meet, they soon discover they are kindred spirits.

The Warner Bros film is due to begin shooting in New York, in October, with Benjamin Walker, Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Aaron Johnson, Garrett Hedlund and Liam Hemsworth all rumoured to be in line to replace Farrell, should negotiations fall through.

Akiva Goldsman previously butchered Robert Matheson’s story, I Am Legend, when he
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