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"Any Human Heart" starring Matthew Macfadyen to premiere on PBS' Masterpiece Classic February 2011

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Each winter and spring, Masterpiece classic features signature period dramas. Masterpiece, the longest-running most honored drama series on primetime television, celebrates the start of its 40th season with a quintessential Masterpiece production, an updated version of an iconic classic and more. Laura Linney hosts.

Congrats to PBS Masterpiece on their 40th season! I love watching their period dramas especially when P&P 05 actors and their period films are featured and showing on PBS as well as any Jane Austen movies/miniseries, Elizabeth Gaskill, and Dickens related.

One of those dramas I highly anticipate and can't wait to see in the 2011 season schedule will be Any Human Heart, which stars our very own Matthew Macfadyen (Mr. Darcy) and Tom Hollander (Mr. Collins), former P&P co-stars in their 4th TV and film projects (Any Human Heart, Pride & Prejudice, Enigma, Maybe Baby) they appeared and co-starred together.

Here's the schedule for Any Human Heart on Masterp…

DVD News: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps on DVD and Blu-ray December 21st

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DVD Activehas the followinginfo of the DVD and Blu-ray as well the 2-pack DVD with the first film of Wall Street: Money Never Sleep starring Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, and Carey Mulligan, which debuted at #1 on its first weekend last September 24th.

Title:
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (IMDb)
Starring:Michael Douglas
Released:21st December 2010
SRP:$29.98 (DVD)

Further Details:
Fox Home Entertainment has announced DVD ($29.98) and Blu-ray ($39.99) releases of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps for December 21st. Extras on the DVD will include a commentary by director Oliver Stone, and A Conversation with Oliver Stone and the Cast of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. The Blu-ray release will include all of that plus a 5-part look at the real Wall Street ("Unfinished Business: Oliver Stone & Cast Revisit Wall Street", "Gordon Gekko is Back: Character Study", "Lifestyles of the Wall Street Rich and Infamous", "A Tour of the streets of Wall St…

On Stage News: Rosamund Pike to return to West End next year

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Rosamund Pike (as Hedda Gabler photo by Theatre Royal Bath Productions)may return to West End in February 2011.

Here's a very recent article from theUK Theatre Tickets:
Rosamund Pike to return to West End next year 

Fans of Rosamund Pike may be pleased to know that the actress is to make a return to the West End next year.

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, she will take the lead role in Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, which will open in Bath in February 2011 before transferring to an as-yet unknown London venue soon afterwards.

The columnist praised Pike for her skill in a variety of roles, pointing out that she has been particularly successful as comedic characters of late.

Hedda Gabler was first published by Norwegian Ibsen in 1890. Although it premiered the following year with a host of negative reviews, it has since grown to become recognised as a classic piece of theatre.

The most recent Ibsen play to be seen in the West End was Ghosts, which opened at the…

In Theaters Today: The King's Speech

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Now showing in  select cities today! The King's Speech starring (best known as P&P '95's Mr. Darcy). It's been getting some positive and rave reviews (from the recent Toronto Film Fest), film festival audience awards, and early Oscar buzz. (Updated 2/22/11: Read myFilm Review: The King's Speech)

Not too mention, "The King's Speech" also reunites Firth with (P&P '95's Elizabeth Bennet), his co-star in the much-loved 1995 miniseries "Pride and Prejudice," plays Geoffrey Rush's character's Lionel Logue's wife. Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pierce, and Michael Gambon also co-star.

Here's a synopsis of...

The King’s Speech
director: Tom Hooper

The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who would become King George VI, the father of the current Queen, Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George “Bertie” VI (Colin Firth) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded nervous stam…

Happy Thanksgiving!

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To all the American P&P Fans, readers, and visitors of this blog who celebrate Thanksgiving aka Turkey Day (the tradional U.S. Holiday) today, just want to wish you all a...


Enjoy this holiday week!

As you celebrate this Thanksgiving feast holiday with your family and friends, be sure to watch the P&P movie (which just had its5 Years Anniversary! this week) and focus on watching the P&P Bennet family scenes...The Bennets sure look like they were celebrating this holiday in their household and Lady Catherine in Rosings with Lizzie, Darcy, and Mr. & Mrs. Collins with lots of food.

P.S. Here's a beautiful and yummy P&P Movie Theme anniversary cake for dessert to celebrate P&P Movie's 5 years anniversary this week and today's Thanksgiving feast!  


Credit and thanks to Luciana Campelo
for uploading and sharing this via Facebook and her Brazillian friend for making this beautiful P&P anniversary cake!

The Pillars of the Earth DVD and Blu-ray Available Now!

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The DVD and Blu-ray discs for Starz' 8-part miniseries The Pillars of the Earth was released yesterday (11/23) and is available now! Go get your copy especially if you haven't seen this or missed this wonderful miniseries when it aired on Starz about a month ago or so.

Based on the best selling novel by Ken Follett, now an 8-part mini series with Pride & Prejudice actors Matthew Macfadyen and Donald Sutherland co-starring along with a huge ensemble cast.

Go to Amazon.com to order your copy and read more of the Standard DVD and Blu-ray discs info.

Here's the synopsis and artworkcovers for each versions...

(source: Amazon.com)
Also, UK Fans, click the link to enter and Win DVD Active/Sony Pictures' The Pillars of the Earth (UK - DVD R2)!

In US Theaters Five Years Ago Today: Pride & Prejudice starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen

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Five Years ago today (November 23, 2005), during the Thanksgiving week here in the U.S., the 6-time BAFTA (including a WIN for director Joe Wright, which he won the Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer and a Best Supporting Actressnomination for Brenda Blethyn), 2-timeGolden Globes (including Best Actressnomination for Keira Knightley), and 4-time Oscar nominated film (including Best Actress in a Leading Rolenomination for Keira Knightley) Pride & PrejudicestarringKeira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyenexpanded its U.S. theaters in nationwide release (after its select cities debut early November 11th, which it debuted at #10 in limited release of 215 screens in a few select cities)with a strong $2.8+ million on its first opening weekend, and according to Box Office Mojo (with an average of $13,325). Its production budget was reportedly $28 million (estimated). Twelve days later, on this day, the 23rd of November, it expanded to a nationwide US theatrical release with a…

On TV Tonight: Watch Claudie Blakley on 'Lennon Naked' on PBS' Masterpiece Contemporary

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On TV tonight, our very own Claudie Blakley (P&P's Charlotte Lucas) co-stars  as Cynthia Lennon with Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who) in a new movie, Lennon Naked showing on PBS' Masterpiece Contemporary tonight at 9 PM ET. Check local listings for air times in your area.

Watch the trailer here or below as well as read synopsis about it (after the cut)...


Happy Birthday Jena Malone!

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Today (November 21st), marks the 26th birthday of  Jena Malone (aka Lydia Bennet). 

Happy Birthday Jena Malone!!!!!
Here are Jena's Current/UpcomingFilm Projects (taken via imdb):
Sucker Punch (2011) (filming) .... RocketFive Star Day (2010) (completed) .... Sarah ReynoldsJack and Diane (2011) (filming) Susan  The Wait (post-production) (2011) AngelaFor Ellen (post-production) (2010) Susan

In Theaters Today: Made In Dagenham

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Now showing in select theaters today (New York and Los Angeles), Made In Dagenham starring , Miranda Richardson, and Bob Hoskins, and Rosamund Pike. It'll expand in more U.S. theaters nationwide starting November 24th and December 17th. Find theater listing here!

Here's the synopsis...
Based on a true story, Made in Dagenham portrays a decisive moment in that decade of upheaval, when the fight for equal rights and pay was led – unexpectedly – by ordinary working-class women with one foot in the kitchen, one foot on the factory floor, and ears glued to the pop coming over the radio and telly from far-off London (19 kilometers and a world away). It‟s a vintage “girl power” tale. Rosamund Pike, Sally Hawkins, and co-stars and the film itself, Made In Dagenhamhad been getting rave reviews!

Check out and Read The Film Stage's (who gave it an A!) [Review] Made in Dagenham] Rosamund Pike plays Lisa, an educated housewife who is tired of being thought a fool by her …

Movie News & Rumors: Keira Knightley and Joe Wright to re-team for 'Anna Karenina'?

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According to The Playlist, Keira Knightley & Joe Wright May Reteam On New Tom Stoppard-Penned Version Of ‘Anna Karenina’
But today brings news that another version is in the work, from a fairly prestigious team. Baz Bamigboye reports that Working Title has been developing a new adaptation, written by the great playwright Sir Tom Stoppard, and that a script’s due before Christmas. The studio’s favorite son, Joe Wright (”Pride & Prejudice,” “Atonement”) is attached to the new version, and in the spring, the director’s likely to make a decision as to whether to direct this, or the dark Abi Morgan-scripted take on “The Little Mermaid” announced earlier in the year.

But according to Working Title head honcho Tim Bevan, this one’s looking like the front-runner, telling Bamigboye that “I’m not saying I’ve made up my mind, but there’s something about Anna Karenina, Tom Stoppard and Joe Wright that sounds right.” Furthermore, and it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to anyone, con…

My First European Trip (part 2)

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As previously posted in part 1 of My first European trip (September 2010),I shared some photos and my wonderful experience from my recent holiday and visit to the beautiful countryside of England (Derbyshire, Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire) and the lovely Scotland, UK.

Here's part 2 and a continuation of my first European trip experience. In this second part, we were back to England and were off to London for a few days and two nights stay.Then, we spent a day (and night) in Paris, France and then back to London, England and back to Bakewell, Derbyshire for the remainder of my vacation.

An Invitation to Pemberley Ball 2010

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Attention, P&P/Jane Austen Fans! Velvet at vvb32 readsis hosting her second annual virtual Pemberley Ball2010 starting today, Thursday November 18th through Saturday November 20th! What an awesome idea! Just found out about this! This sounds like a lot of FUN! Read the full invitation here!

Your RSVP enters you into the Darcy Surprise Prize Pack Giveaway.
- prize include Darcylicious trinkets
- offer ends: Nov 20, 2010

For fun, here's my RSVP...

It is with great pleasure that I accept your kind invitation. I will be delighted to attend The Pemberley Ball this year as Miss Lizzie Evening (my alter-ego for the evening's Ball, which I randomly picked here, lol!)...

 My ball gown will be an exact replica from another Lizzie
(my namesake and inspiration)...
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bennet (Keira Knightley)'s
Netherfield Ball
gown from the
2005 Pride & Prejudice
film.
My favorite Darcy
(who's standing and loving arms waiting
for my arrival in Pemberley Ball)..…

Pride and Prejudice 2010 Update: New images and a sneak peek clip

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Although the new independent film, Pride and Prejudice (2010) is still currently on post-production and editing process, my friend , the writer/producer/director of this film has sent me some production stills and behind the scenes/on set/cast and crew wrap party photos and a sneak peek clip from the movie to whet our appetites while we wait for the trailer, movie poster, and the completed film.

The teaser clip features (Elizabeth Bennet), (Mr. Darcy), Mark Mook (Mr. Bingley), and Christina LaFon (Jane Bennet) in what looks like a Netherfield Park scene where Lizzy and Jane were leaving from the Bingleys [rented] home after Jane [who rode her bike instead of a car] recovered from her illness.

Watch it below and check out bts/on set, cast wrap party photos and production stills. Plus screen captures I made from the clip after the cut...

Photos: Carey Mulligan at the 7th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

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Carey Mulligan  who was just announced and cast as Daisy Buchanan for new "The Great Gatsby' film attended the 7th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards, Monday, November 15th at Skylight SOHO in New York City, NY.

The 25-year-old Oscar Nominated British actress wore a sequined embroidered dress from the French fashion label’s Fall/Winter Haute Couture Collection.

Check out new photos of Carey from the event!

The 7th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards (Source: Photo by Photo Agency | zimbio.com)

PPZ Update: Mike White to helm 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies'

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Looks likePride and Prejudice and Zombies film is still alive after all, though is no longer attached to star as the lead character Elizabeth Bennet, she's still producing this film and a new director has just been announced. Soon they'll be busy casting Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy as well as the rest of the familiar P&P characters in this Zombies parody version of Jane Austen's most adapted-into-tv-and-film, novel Pride and Prejudice. It'll be interesting who they cast as Elizabeth & Darcy. I'll keep you all posted as soon as the actors are cast and announced.

For now, Deadline has the following report...

Movie Casting News: Carey Mulligan cast as Daisy Buchanan for new "The Great Gatsby' film

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Baz Luhrmann has chosen Carey Mulligan (photo by Baz Luhrmann) to play Daisy in his adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 classic, The Great Gatsby. Deadline has the following exclusive news and picture of Carey from Luhrmann himself that he took of Carey during her audition at a workshop rehearsals early November.
Mulligan was on the reception line for The Fashion Council Awards in New York when she got the call on her cell phone from Luhrmann, just a few minutes ago. She burst into tears on the red carpet in front of Karl Lagerfield and Anna Wintour. This all occurred shortly after Luhrmann showed the audition footage to Sony Pictures Entertainment execs Amy Pascal and Doug Belgrad, who were impressed by Mulligan's command of the character played in the 1974 film by Mia Farrow.

Mulligan was a late entrant to an elite list of actresses that Luhrmann met with while he conducted readings with Leonardo DiCaprio, who'll play Jay Gatsby. Tobey Maguire is expected to p…

Watch the U.S. trailer version for Barney's Version starring Rosamund Pike

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Apparently, the trailer I previously postedhere, was a Canadian trailer version as eOne FilmsCanada is distributing the Canadian theatrical release (which is December 17th) forBarney's Version starring Paul Giamatti and Rosamund Pike. Meanwhile the U.S. trailer version (which  Sony Pictures Classics is distributing and will be releasing it in theaters January 14th, 2011) has just been released by Yahoo! Moviesexclusively Thursday! It's slightly different from the Canadian trailer. It has a few different scenes that was not on the Canadian trailer. I made screen captures of them with Rosamund Pike (that wasn't on the other trailer) below...

New trailer and poster for 'The Eagle' starring Channing Tatum and Donald Sutherland

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A new trailer and poster for The Eagle (formerly titled: The Eagle of the Ninth) starring Channing Tatum (Dear John, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Step Up), Jamie Bell (Defiance, Jumper), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes, The Young Victoria), and Donald Sutherland (Pride & Prejudice, The Italian Job, Cold Mountain, etc.).

There's only one still (so far) featuring Donald Sutherland with co-star Channing Tatum. Check it out below!

But first, here's more info about this film...

Brief Synopsis:
Marcus is a wounded Roman soldier living in Britain during the 2nd Century A. D. Along his Celtic slave, Esca, Marcus undertakes on a perilous journey into the wilds of the far north in an attempt to retrieve the Eagle emblem of the vanished Ninth Legion, which was lost under Marcus father's command ten years before.

Official Site:The Eagle
Facebook Page:The Eagle official facebook
Director: Kevin MacDonald
Cast: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong, Tahar Rahim
Ru…

New trailer, production stills, and theatrical release date for Barney's Version starring Rosamund Pike and Paul Giamatti

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The new extended Canadian/international trailer for Rosamund Pike's new film, Barney's version, which she co-stars with Paul Giamatti (Sideways), Minnie Driver (The Phantom of the Opera, Good Will Hunting), Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight, New Moon), Scott Speedman (Felicity), and Dustin Hoffman is now online! It features heavily of Rosamund Pike too! Looks like she has a big supporting role here than in Made in Dagenham. Can't wait! This is definitely one of her new films I'm looking forward to seeing her more! Also, Sony Pictures Classics just released several production stills of the film with 4 stills featuring RP (plus 2 more from the Canadian BV website) and now has the Canadian theatrical release date for December 17th, 2010, UK Cinemas on January 7th, and a U.S. theatrical release date for January 14th, 2011!!!

Watch the new Canadian trailer for Barney's Version as well as check out the movie poster, production stills, and trailer screen caps featuring RP below.…

Update: Jane Eyre movie poster, synopsis, and trailer featuring Judi Dench

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A movie poster and synopsis for Jane Eyre starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender,Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins, and has just been released through its official facebook page for the movie.

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In select theatres March 11, 2011
SynopsisBased on Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, the romantic drama stars Mia Wasikowska (“Alice in Wonderland”) and Michael Fassbender (“Inglourious Basterds”) in the lead roles. In the story, Jane Eyre flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester. The isolated and imposing residence – and Mr. Rochester’s coldness – have sorely tested the young woman’s resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. As Jane reflects upon her past and recovers her natural curiosity, she will return to Mr. Rochester – and the terrible secret that he is hiding…Updated 11/10/2010
Watch the trailer for Jane Eyre below... (source: Yahoo! Movies)
Jane Eyre screen caps featuring Judi Dench as …

BBC Drama's Autumn/Winter (2010/2011) preview trailer includes 'Women In Love' starring Rosamund Pike

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Some clips of the new BBC4 dramaWomen In Love starring Rosamund Pike is included in the selection of highlights from BBC Drama's autumn/winter 2010/2011 schedule.

Also, a new promotional still featuring RP (see image above ^) from BBCand a synopsis below...
Women In Love

Women In Love charts the lives and loves of two sisters, Ursula (Rachael Stirling) and Gudrun Brangwen (Rosamund Pike), as they move into adulthood, viewed chiefly through their relationships with two friends, Rupert Birkin (Rory Kinnear) and Gerald Crich (Joseph Mawle).
As the two relationships intensify the couples leave the Midlands and go abroad together, leading to conflict and tragedy.

The cast also includes: Saskia Reeves as Ursula and Gudrun's mother, Anna, Ben Daniels as her husband Will and Olivia Grant as Hermione.

Based on two novels by DH LawrenceThe Rainbow and Women In Love – which Lawrence originally intended to publish together as The Sisters, William Ivory has melded the books together in …

Watch the trailer for 'Any Human Heart' starring Matthew Macfadyen and Tom Hollander

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According to Matthew Macfadyen News, the much anticipatedbroadcast and promotion of the adaptation of the best selling novel, 'Any Human Heart' (starring former P&P co-starsMatthew Macfadyenand Tom Hollander), has launched and will broadcast on November 21, 2010 on Channel 4 in the UK.

The trailer can be seen hereor watch it below (after the cut). I also made some screen caps from the trailer featuring MM! Unfortunately, no TH on the trailer, but lots of MM sure more than made up for the lack of him, lol.

Check out photos of Matthew and Tom with Gillian Anderson filming 'Any Human Heart'and see more Matthew in Navy whites here!

Watch the preview trailer below...

New trailer for Jena Malone's 'Sucker Punch' film

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We've seen the teaser trailer(as seen at Comic-Con last July) previouslyposted here for Jena Malone's new film, Sucker Punch. Now, a new official trailer has just been released and is now available online. Watch it below (after the cut) and check out newscreen captures from the new trailer featuring JM!

Synopsis
“Sucker Punch” is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl (Emily Browning) whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, but her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary…with potentially tragic consequences.

Genre: Action and Adventure, Science Fiction
Official Site: sucker-punch-movie.com
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, Carla Gugino, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn, Oscar Isaac
Writers: Zack Snyder, Steve Shibuy…

Photos: Carey Mulligan at 19th Annual BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards and AFI Fest 2010

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Carey Mulliganattended the 19th Annual BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards, which was held Thursday, November 4th at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Century City, CA. She was at the red carpet and presented at the show as well as onstage with actress Dakota Fanning and host Stephen Fry. The BAFTA Los Angeles 2010 Brittania Awards will be aired on the TV Guide Channel on November 7th, 2010.

Check out several new photos of CM below!

19th Annual BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards (Photos by Bauer Griffin | zimbio.com)

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