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Colin Firth drops out of Paddington
Colin Firth will no longer be lending his voice to Paddington Bear in the forthcoming big-screen adventure, leaving producers with something of a headache ahead of the film’s proposed release date…

Colin Firth drops out of Paddington

Colin Firth will no longer be lending his voice to Paddington Bear in the forthcoming big-screen adventure, leaving producers with something of a headache ahead of the film’s proposed release date…

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 Clive Owen to play Oldboy villain 
Spike Lee’s much-maligned Oldboy remake has been a veritable goldmine of casting gossip over recent weeks, with Clive Owen the latest star to have his name thrown into the ring.
              It was just over a week ago that Colin Firth was believed to be the frontrunner for the film’s chief antagonist, only for the Oscar-winner to turn down the opportunity…

Clive Owen to play Oldboy villain

Spike Lee’s much-maligned Oldboy remake has been a veritable goldmine of casting gossip over recent weeks, with Clive Owen the latest star to have his name thrown into the ring.


It was just over a week ago that Colin Firth was believed to be the frontrunner for the film’s chief antagonist, only for the Oscar-winner to turn down the opportunity…

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy images released
Three new images from director Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker, Sailor, Soldier, Spy have been unveiled.
Giving us a look at Colin Firth, Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy, the trio appear to be having a hair-off, with Firth’s the most impressive in the height department.
An adaptation of John le Carré’s novel, the film follows Oldman’s semi-retired agent, who’s tasked with rooting out a mole in MI6.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy images released

Three new images from director Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker, Sailor, Soldier, Spy have been unveiled.

Giving us a look at Colin Firth, Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy, the trio appear to be having a hair-off, with Firth’s the most impressive in the height department.

An adaptation of John le Carré’s novel, the film follows Oldman’s semi-retired agent, who’s tasked with rooting out a mole in MI6.

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Cannes 2011: Colin Firth and Emily Blunt team up
Oscar-winner Colin Firth and Oscar-nominee Emily Blunt are set to team up for an as-yet untitled comedy.The film will tell the story of ‘the story of two damaged souls fleeing their pasts who meet and break into empty homes to assume the identities of the absent owners.Over the course of their misadventures the pair fall in love.’Just the two decades separating 51-year old Firth and the 29-year old Blunt, but the premise is intriguing at least, and both performers have a history of lifting films above expectation.

Cannes 2011: Colin Firth and Emily Blunt team up

Oscar-winner Colin Firth and Oscar-nominee Emily Blunt are set to team up for an as-yet untitled comedy.

The film will tell the story of ‘the story of two damaged souls fleeing their pasts who meet and break into empty homes to assume the identities of the absent owners.

Over the course of their misadventures the pair fall in love.’

Just the two decades separating 51-year old Firth and the 29-year old Blunt, but the premise is intriguing at least, and both performers have a history of lifting films above expectation.

Best Actor goes to Colin Firth for The King’s Speech

Best Actor goes to Colin Firth for The King’s Speech

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The King’s Speech reigns at the BAFTAs
The King’s Speech emerged victorious at yesterday’s BAFTA awards ceremony, earning itself seven big wins – including Best Film and Outstanding British Film.

 Star Colin Firth won the Best Actor award, while Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter both bagged a Best Support trophy each.

 Toy Story 3 surprised absolutely nobody by winning the Best Animation award, while The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – ignored at this year’s Oscar noms – won Best Film Not In The English Language.
Inception also took home a clutch of technical awards, while Alice In Wonderland won for its costumes and make-up.

Other contenders to King’s crown came in the form of Natalie Portman – who took home the Best Actress statuette for Black Swan – and David Fincher, who nabbed Best Director for Social Network.
TF favourite Tom Hardy also emerged victorious with the Orange Rising Star Award, beating other TF favourite Andrew Garfield, Aaron Johnson, Gemma Arterton and Emma Stone to the trophy.

 As a sign of how things could play out at this year’s Oscars, these are exciting – if not exactly surprising – results.

 Check out the full list of winners here…

The King’s Speech reigns at the BAFTAs

The King’s Speech emerged victorious at yesterday’s BAFTA awards ceremony, earning itself seven big wins – including Best Film and Outstanding British Film.

 Star Colin Firth won the Best Actor award, while Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter both bagged a Best Support trophy each.

 Toy Story 3 surprised absolutely nobody by winning the Best Animation award, while The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – ignored at this year’s Oscar noms – won Best Film Not In The English Language.

Inception also took home a clutch of technical awards, while Alice In Wonderland won for its costumes and make-up.

Other contenders to King’s crown came in the form of Natalie Portman – who took home the Best Actress statuette for Black Swan – and David Fincher, who nabbed Best Director for Social Network.

TF favourite Tom Hardy also emerged victorious with the Orange Rising Star Award, beating other TF favourite Andrew Garfield, Aaron Johnson, Gemma Arterton and Emma Stone to the trophy.

 As a sign of how things could play out at this year’s Oscars, these are exciting – if not exactly surprising – results.

 Check out the full list of winners here

2011 Oscar Nominations

(Selected)

Best Picture

    * Black Swan
    * The Fighter
    * Inception
    * The Kids Are All Right
    * The King’s Speech
    * 127 Hours
    * The Social Network
    * Toy Story 3
    * True Grit
    * Winter’s Bone

Performance by an actor in a leading role

    * Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
    * Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
    * Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
    * James Franco in “127 Hours”
    * Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

    * Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
    * John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone”
    * Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
    * Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
    * Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

    * Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
    * Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
    * Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone”
    * Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”
    * Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

    * Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
    * Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech”
    * Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
    * Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
    * Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Best animated feature film of the year

    * How to Train Your Dragon
    * The Illusionist
    * Toy Story 3

Achievement in Cinematography

    * Black Swan 
    * Inception 
    * The King’s Speech
    * The Social Network 
    * True Grit 

Achievement in directing

    * Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky
    * The Fighter, David O. Russell
    * The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper
    * The Social Network, David Fincher
    * True Grit, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Best Documentary Feature

    * Exit through the Gift Shop
    * Gasland
    * Inside Job
    * Restrepo
    * Waste Land Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

    * How to Train Your Dragon,  John Powell
    * Inception, Hans Zimmer
    * The King’s Speech, Alexandre Desplat
    * 127 Hours, A.R. Rahman
    * The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Achievement in visual effects

    * Alice in Wonderland
    * Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
    * Hereafter
    * Inception
    * Iron Man 2

Adapted screenplay

    * 127 Hours
    * The Social Network
    * Toy Story 3 
    * True Grit
    * Winter’s Bone

Original screenplay

    * Another Year
    * The Fighter
    * Inception
    * The Kids Are All Right
    * The King’s Speech

See the full list of nominations at Total Film


“Getting through the mid stage of your life with your dignity and judgment in tact can be somewhat precarious and sometimes all you need is a bit of gentle reassurance to keep on track. I don’t know if this qualifies as gentle reassurance, but right now this is all that stands between me and a Harley Davidson. I owe a very great debt to my supernaturally talented fellow cast members, my exquisite no-nonsense Queen Helena, and my wayward royal older brother Guy. Geoffrey Rush and Tom Hooper, my two other sides of a surprisingly robust triangle of man-love, somehow moved forward in perfect formation for the last year and a half or so. Tom with his scorching intelligence and Geoffrey who has now become my true friend and geisha girl. David Sidler, I know the value of longevity in my relationships, Harvey Weinstein has made an improbable number of good films. We have had 20 years together, which is not bad going for a showbiz marriage. Thank you, Harvey. But the very  best thing of all has been Livia, and all the beautiful things she’s given me and I think I can cope with just about any age as long as I can still see her.”
- Colin Firth’s acceptance speech for Best Actor 

Srsly. We LOVE THIS MAN.

“Getting through the mid stage of your life with your dignity and judgment in tact can be somewhat precarious and sometimes all you need is a bit of gentle reassurance to keep on track. I don’t know if this qualifies as gentle reassurance, but right now this is all that stands between me and a Harley Davidson. I owe a very great debt to my supernaturally talented fellow cast members, my exquisite no-nonsense Queen Helena, and my wayward royal older brother Guy. Geoffrey Rush and Tom Hooper, my two other sides of a surprisingly robust triangle of man-love, somehow moved forward in perfect formation for the last year and a half or so. Tom with his scorching intelligence and Geoffrey who has now become my true friend and geisha girl. David Sidler, I know the value of longevity in my relationships, Harvey Weinstein has made an improbable number of good films. We have had 20 years together, which is not bad going for a showbiz marriage. Thank you, Harvey. But the very best thing of all has been Livia, and all the beautiful things she’s given me and I think I can cope with just about any age as long as I can still see her.”

- Colin Firth’s acceptance speech for Best Actor 

Srsly. We LOVE THIS MAN.

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Ricky Gervais causes Golden Globes controversy

TF Favourite The Social Network took four big awards and Colin Firth was named Best Actor, but the real talking point about last night’s Golden Globes is Ricky Gervais’ hilarious opening monologue, which had the assembled A-list guests squirming in their seats. Gervais took shots at everything from Charlie Sheen’s social life, to Hugh Hefner’s forthcoming nuptials and Scientology.

While we were splitting our sides, the Hollywood stars didn’t always look so impressed

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Total Film’s Top 10 Films Of 2010
Dan Goodswen - Digital Production Editor and Tumblr-person
1. A Single Man"Sumptuous, passionate and utterly heartbreaking, Firth was robbed of a deserved Oscar by Jeff Bridges’ back catalogue of greatness rather than a better performance. Ford directs with the drive and ambition that took him to the top of the fashion world, and the same attention to style, detail and sex. A gorgeous film, that never rushes or leads, never judges or condemns, but immerses you in love, loss, despair and ultimately, hope."2. Exit Through The Gift Shop3. Monsters4. Toy Story 35. I’m Still Here6. Four Lions7. The House Of The Devil8. The Town9. The Social Network10. Bad Lieutenant
(Sorry, Inception fans… it was Number 11)

Total Film’s Top 10 Films Of 2010

Dan Goodswen - Digital Production Editor and Tumblr-person

1. A Single Man

"Sumptuous, passionate and utterly heartbreaking, Firth was robbed of a deserved Oscar by Jeff Bridges’ back catalogue of greatness rather than a better performance. Ford directs with the drive and ambition that took him to the top of the fashion world, and the same attention to style, detail and sex. A gorgeous film, that never rushes or leads, never judges or condemns, but immerses you in love, loss, despair and ultimately, hope."

2. Exit Through The Gift Shop

3. Monsters

4. Toy Story 3

5. I’m Still Here

6. Four Lions

7. The House Of The Devil

8. The Town

9. The Social Network

10. Bad Lieutenant

(Sorry, Inception fans… it was Number 11)