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Steven Knight BAFTA Lecture: On Working In Hollywood And A Possible Ending For 'Peaky Blinders'

BAFTA’s 2014 series of Screenwriter Lectures – marked by disparate talks from the likes of James Schamus and Emma Thompson – wrapped tonight in London with Brit Steven Knight running through a practical discussion about his approach to the craft. 1,006 more words

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“I’m the first actress to ever receive the BFI award, and it means a lot to me — a lot more than winning an Oscar I might say. 35 more words

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Rock On Cilla The Merseybeat Lives On

As Cilla Black basked in the glory of her half a century in the pop industry last year I am sure she never dreamed she would be riding high in the charts this Autumn. 674 more words

Stand up, speak up: Sarah Millican and her response to the Twitter hate.

In 2013, British Queen of comedy Sarah Millican attended the BAFTAs wearing a dress by John Lewis, which sparked hateful comments on social media about her appearance. 256 more words

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Once, twice, three times a BAFTA nomination

Well they say that it’s third time lucky and I have just heard that ‘Playing Burton’, a film I shot, has been nominated for a Welsh BAFTA. 417 more words

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David Fincher's "Life in Pictures"

BAFTA host and director David Fincher was recently profiled in the Life in Pictures series in London. Check out Deadline.com's fabulous summary of the interview here. 64 more words

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Emma Thompson On Her Writing Process: A Yoga Mat, A Hoover, & Lots Of Crying

Quirky is possibly the best word to describe Emma Thompson‘s BAFTA Screenwriters’ Lecture, hilariously delivered tonight in London. It included a physical demonstration of her writing process; pearls of wisdom shared with the filmmaker attendees; and an anecdote about how a period sketch she wrote featuring a Victorian-era virgin encountering a penis led to her penning… 1,361 more words

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