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New Behind The Scenes Photos of Matthew Macfadyen on the set of 'Little Dorrit'

Several newbehind the scenesphotos of Matthew Macfadyen filming on the set of his BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit" have surface online.

Check out the following sites for several MM photos in period custume for Little Dorrit below:

Capitol PicturesFamous.ukPlus MM with his wife and kids visiting him on the set at The Daily Mail.
Also, according to Matthew Macfadyen News, Little Dorrit will be broadcast on the 1st Week of November.

Keira Knightley's scheduled TV Talk Show and Duchess Movie Premiere Appearances

According to, to promote her upcoming film, The Duchess, Keira Knightley will be a guest on Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, September 8th. Then, she'll be on Live with Regis & Kelly on Tuesday morning, September 9th, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien much, much later that same day.

Also, speaking of The Duchess...

Duchess Premiere Wednesdays for the next two weeks: London Leicester Square on the 3rd , New York Plaza on the 10th, with Toronto TIFF in between on the 7th. Italy will see the movie out on December 23rd, and the Australian release has been pulled forward to October 2nd.


The Duchess news round-up:
The Duchess will form part of the Rome Film Festival, and Variety reportsKeira is expected to attend. Channel 4 News had a report this evening on the film, and the marketers' decision to draw parallels with Diana. Keira is interviewed. Daily Mail's take on the story here. TimeOut has an interview with director Saul Dibb, as does The Ind…

Talulah Riley in 'The Boat That Rocked'

Talulah Riley's (best known for her role as Mary Bennet of the 2005 film Pride & Prejudice) next film will be The Boat That Rocked, a comedy with a big ensemble cast. It is being written, produced, and directed by Richard Curtis, writer (producer and *director) of Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, *Love Actually, Notting Hill, and Four Weddings and a Funeral films. Also, it's being made by Working Title Films for Universal Pictures, who also made Pride & Prejudice. Principal photography started started last March (2008) on location off the coast of England and ended in June 2008.

The Boat That Rocked

Genre: Comedy
Release Dates:30 April 2009 (Germany) more.
Brief Synopsis: A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960's

Gemma Arterton....Desiree
Emma Thomson ... Charlotte
Philip Seymour Hoffman...The Count
Bill Nighy...Quentin
Jack Davenport...Twatt
Kenneth Branagh... Minister Dormandy
Talulah Riley.... Marianne

Jena Malone talks about her next film 'The Messenger' and her music

Jena Malone's next film project will be The Messenger, which is currently in post-production and to be released in 2009. Jenna (as Kelly) will co-star with Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, and Samanta Morton.

The Messenger (2009)

Brief Synopsis: An American soldier struggles with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with a widow of a fallen officer.

A recent interview of Jena at Dark Horizons asked her about this film. Read it below:

Question: Tell me about The Messenger. What is that? You play a character in that called Kelly, right?
Malone: I do.
Question: And this movie is about--
Malone: It's about a lot of things. It's hard to talk about what it's about and what it's not about. For me it's about the sort of, the re-imagining of how long can work in a world where we have to deal with a lot of loss and pain, and how to re-imagine yourselves. That love can come in many forms, with friendship, touch, and discovery. It's about this soldier, Ben Foster plays,…

Carey Mulligan News: 4 upcoming films plus a US Broadway debut in September

Carey Mulliganbest known for her role of Kitty Bennett in the 2005 film version of the Jane Austen novel Pride & Prejudice (with co-stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, and Rosamund Pike to name a few) has 4 upcoming films, 2 being released later this year (2008) and 2 in the following year (2009) and a broadway debut starting September reprising her role of Nina (with Kristin Scott Thomas and Peter Saarsgard, her An Education co-star) in the critically acclaimed Royal Court Theatre production of Anton Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL.

According to Wikipedia's page for Carey Mulligan , following P&P movie, she appeared in the BAFTA award winning BBC adaption of Charles DickensBleak House as one of the orphans Ada Clare.

Next she appeared in an acclaimed 2007 revival of The Seagull and the well-received film adapation of Blake Morrison's memoirs And When Did You Last See Your Father?. She rounded out 2007 by appearing with Daniel Radcliffe and Kim Catrall in My Boy Jack.


Rosamund Pike to play Honeychile Rider?

According to the UK's Daily Mail, Rosamund Pike is asked to play Honeychile Rider...minus the bikini.

It is one of the classic James Bond scenes – Ursula Andress emerging from the sea dressed in a white bikini and clutching a seashell in the 1962 film Dr No.
Now Rosamund Pike, who played Bond girlMiranda Frost alongside Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day, is being asked to reprise the glamorous role of Honeychile Rider.
But she won’t have to get wet – just read extracts from Ian Fleming’s Dr No at a tribute gala to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth.
‘We very much hope Rosamund will read the part,’ says Lucy Fleming, the author’s niece.
‘The event will take place in October at the London Palladium. We expect to have a few Bonds there – Roger Moore has already confirmed – and the audience will be packed with celebrities.’

ITV's new Jane Austen/P&P inspired period drama 'Lost In Austen' to premiere in September

iTV's new period drama (2008 TV mini-series) titled, Lost in Austen is said to premiere on UK's ITV on September.

Jemima Rooper stars as Amanda Price - the frustrated romantic who lives for reading and adores the characters in her Jane Austen books. Then one day she discovers a gateway in her flat and ends up being transported to her favourite world, the world of Pride and Prejudice. But is the “true” story in danger of being thrown off track by her presence?

More info from

Lost in Austen

Jemima Rooper = Amanda Price
Gemma Arterton = Elizabeth Bennet
Elliot Cowan = Darcy
Alex Kingston = Mrs. Bennet
Huge Bonneville = Mr. Bennet
Morven Christie = Jane Bennet
Tom Mison = Bingley
Perditta Weeks = Lydia Bennet
Tom Riley = Wickham
Guy Henry = Mr. Collins
Michelle Duncan = Charlotte Lucas
Christina Cole = Caroline Bingley
Lyndsay Duncan = Lady Catherine de Bourge
Guy Andrews (Writer)
Jane Austen (Novel)
Director: Dan Zeff

Check out Lost In Austen's Behind the Scene Photos:


Rosamund Pike bonds with Judi Dench in Madame De Sade

According toThe Official London Theatre, Rosamund Pike will be reunited withDame Judi Dench when they take to the stage in Madame De Sade at the Wyndham’s theatre in March next year. The pair previously appeared together in Bond film Die Another Day.

Pike, whose big breakthrough came playing the chilling Miranda Frost in Pierce Brosnan’s final blockbuster outing as the suave British secret agent, has recently made a name for herself on the London stage, appearing in plays including Summer And Smoke, Gaslight and Hitchcock Blonde.

Since filming Die Another Day, her screen appearances have included The Libertine, opposite Johnny Depp, and Pride And Prejudice, alongside Keira Knightley.

In Yukio Mishima’s play Madame De Sade, Pike plays title character Renée, wife of the notorious Marquis De Sade, whose story is told from the viewpoint of six women. Dench plays Renée’s mother, who disagrees with her daughter’s devotion to a husband imprisoned in the Bastille.

Dench is one of London theatr…

Keira Knightley to attend Toronto Film Festival in September

According to City News, Keira Knightley and costar Ralph Fiennes are listed to attended the festival next month. They will be joined by many other big names such as Natalie Portman, Matt Damon, and Brad Pitt (See the complete list here) to name a few.

The festivals co-director, Cameron Bailey has this to say about Keira...

“The Duchess Of Devonshire, with Keira Knightley, which is a beautiful film and she gives a really mature performance. You’re seeing her really turn into something beyond the kind of pretty face that we’ve seen her do already so well. But she’s actually a very serious actress and she’s turning into a great, great performer.”

The2008 Toronto Film Festivalruns from September 4th to the 13th and will unveil 312 films including Keira’s The Duchess.

Matthew Macfadyen's Frost/Nixon film to be released in theaters December 5th

According to's listing, one of Matthew Macfadyen's films for 2008, Frost/Nixon will have its limited U.S. theatrical release on December 5th.

Matthew co-stars with Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, and Kevin Bacon in this film, which is directed by Ron Howard.

(December 5th, 2008 ... see other release dates for other countries here...)
Director:Ron Howard
Stars:Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon (Full Cast)
Studio: Universal PicturesThe Plot: BBC host David Frost interviews Richard Nixon in 1977, where the scandal-plagued President opens up about his role in the Watergate scandal.Photos(see all 1 | slideshow) THE BUZZ: Opie does alright racking up the Oscar noms when he takes on American tales of a certain era (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind). Add to the mix Frank Langella (who was seriously overlooked last year for Starting Out in the Evening) as tricky Dick, a Tony-nominated play by The Queen's Peter Morgan and sprinkle a little Bacon (Kevin, tha…

Pride & Prejudice film one of's Fine Finales: 21 Movie Endings We Love

This isn't new, but you might have missed this interesting P&P tidbit and I thought I'd post it here FYE (for your entertainment)...

According to, Keira Knightley & Matthew Macfadyen's Pride & Prejudice film is one of theFine Finales: 21 Movie Endings We Love:

SPOILER ALERT! (for readers of this blog who still haven't seen this movie yet...even 3 years after its theatrical release or 2 years post dvd release, lol...)

'Duchess' Keira Knightley to hold court during NY Fashion Week

According to The LA Times:

To spark interest among fashionistas, Paramount Vantage has teamed up with Fashion Week Daily to co-host an elegant party during the upcoming New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
The glam “Duchess” bash will take place in the Plaza’s ostentatious Grand Ballroom on Sept. 9, the night before the film’s New York premiere. (The movie opens Sept. 19.) This is the week that simply everyone who is anyone in fashion will be in town for the Spring ‘09 fashion shows.
Read the full article here.

Speaking of The Duchess...


Two major Duchess features in today's British press: Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph, the latter with links to two photo galleries.

The Duchess will get a New York premiere on September 10th, with Keira in attendance.

Joe Wright's The Soloist to be released in theaters November 21st

The Soloist: Official Movie Site is now up, but no contents there yet other than the movie's info and official release date for November 21st, 2008.

Also, from had the following info for...

The Soloist

Director:Joe Wright
Stars:Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander (Full Cast)
Studio: DreamWorks SKGThe Plot: In Los Angeles, reporter Steve Lopez (Downey Jr.) befriends Nathaniel Ayers (Foxx), a brilliant but troubled musician and one-time Julliard student who currently lives on Skid Row. In a series of revealing articles, Lopez draws attention to Ayers's remarkable story, while Ayers still dreams of a grand performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

THE BUZZ: Director Joe Wright deftly moved between time periods in Atonement, and he'll undoubtedly employ some of this skill to tell Ayers's remarkable story (get some background here). Bank on top-notch performances from Foxx, Downey Jr., and Keener (who plays Steve Lopez's wife), as well as a…

P&P Couple Sighting: Keira Knightley and Rupert Friend holiday in Indonesia

According to the Mirror, rather than do the usual St Trop ez-Ibiza circuit, Keira Knightley and beau Rupert Friend are spending their summer hols on the far-flung islands of Indonesia.
Check out a couple new pics of Keira & Rupert from Mirror and NOTW.

[Click images below to enlarge!]

Cover Preview: Keira Knightley on upcoming Glamour Magazine

According to Keira Knightley Fan site, a preview of Keira Knightley's upcoming spread in Glamour Magazine (UK) has surfaced online.

Check the first look pic to your left or below with a lil' bigger version of the cover...

Click images to enlarge!

Updated 8/16/08:

Check out the scans of Keira Knightley's images and article in Glamour Magazine @ Keira Knightley Fan's Image Gallery here.

Also, speaking of KK's magazine covers, she's also in the current issue of Vogue Magazine (with the cover image to your left --->). The magazine's very thick and heavy with a big Keira Knightley spread...several awesome and new KK pics inside the mag. Be sure to get your copy. It's a must for KK fans.

Back to Vogue Magazine...

Check out KK's feature in the following links from

Feature StoryFashion star, pirate queen, and history’s sexiest duchess Keira KnightleyVogue DiariesBehind-the-scenes video with Keira on the set of her September cover shootThe Beauty Momen…

Behind The Scene Video: The Duchess

An exclusive first look behind the scenes video of The Duchess featuring a very short interview of Keira Knightley from

Check out the video below:

Meanwhile the official website for The Duchess has been updated again with more new features and a bigger, wide screen trailer on the main page of the site. Check it out!

Also, according to listing for The Duchess,

The Duchess Release Dates are:

UK - September 5, 2008
USA - September 19, 2008 (Limited)
France - November 12, 2008
Belgium - December 3, 2008
Italy - December 23, 2008
Australia - December 26, 2008
Finland - January 9, 2009
Netherlands - January 15, 2009
In addition, Keira is scheduled to attend The Duchess London Premiere on September 3rd and The Duchess will also premiere as one of the Gala Presentations at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festivalon September 4th.

Keira Knightley won TCA's Choice Movie Actress Drama for Atonement

Earlier tonight the2008 Teen Choice Awards was aired on Fox and Keira Knightley snagged a Teen Choice Award for Atonement.

Her role in Atonement is the 7th surfboard she won from TC (out of her 10 nomination) in the last 4 years.

Congratulations Keira Knightley!!!

TC 08 Winner:
Choice Movie Actress: Drama - Keira Knightley, Atonement

Meanwhile, Becoming Janestar Anne Hathaway'slatest film, Get Smart won for Choice Summer Movie Comedy: "Get Smart"

Read a full list of TCA 08 Winners here.

Speaking of TCA, check out a full list of Keira's 7wins (out of 10 nominations) from Teen Choice Awards including her latest win for her role in Atonement. Though she mostly won the surfboards for Pirates movies.

Choice Movie Actress: Drama
- Atonement

Choice Movie Liplock - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Choice Hissy Fit - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Choice Screa…

P&P 05: NYC Premiere Photos

The very last part of the 4-partP+P Movie Premiere photos-posting here is the only U.S. premiere for P&P, the New York City Premiere. P&P stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen (with wife Keeley Hawes), Donald Sutherland, Brenda Blethyn, Simon Woods, and Rosamund Pike, with director Joe Wright were in attendance at the premiere.

Check out their photos below!

Pride & Prejudice - New York City Premiere (November 10, 2005

Keira Knightley

Matthew Macfadyen
(including with wife/actress Keeley Hawes)

Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, & Joe Wright

Donald Sutherland, Rosamund Pike, & Joe Wright

Matthew Macfadyen, Simon Woods,
Donald Sutherland, and Brenda Blythen


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