Broadchurch is an ITV series that originally aired from 2013 until 2017. Created by Chris Chibnall, it’s set in the fictional close-knit coastal town of Broadchurch and follows police officer Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) and D.I. Alec Hardy (David Tennant).
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and set in early 18th-century England, The Favourite is period black comedy that examines the mostly-true relationship between two cousins, Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), Duchess of Marlborough, and Abigail Masham (Emma Stone), who later became Baroness Masham, who compete to charm and be the favourites of a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). With England at war with the French, the politics of war has become quite time-consuming for Lady Sarah, a close friend of the Queen who has been governing the country in her stead. Seeing her chance at a return to her aristocratic roots, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on Agatha Christie‘s train-set 1934 whodunnit, Murder On The Orient Express centres on the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh). When a passenger is murdered in his compartment aboard the Simplon-Istanbul Express, Poirot has to work out who did the dirty deed on the snow drift-stalled train.
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster is set in a dystopian near future, where single people, according to the law, are taken to a hotel where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in 45 days, or else they are transformed into an animal of their own choice and sent off into the woods.
The film follows David (Colin Farrell), who enters the hotel with his brother, a dog, after his wife leaves him for another man.
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From the director and producer of many of Sacha Baron Cohen’s alter-ego’s work, this week we have a new trailer for Dan Mazer’s feature directorial debut, with the British rom-com I Give It A Year.
Starring Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids) and Rafe Spall (Anonymous) in the leads, the film focuses on a mismatched couple as they struggle to survive their first year of marriage.
The Christmas season is over, and 2012 is now well in play. Some films did well over this period, with many that we mentioned in our last post remaining at the top of the Box Office, with many that we mentioned in our last post remaining at the top of the Box Office. This weekend there are a couple of great films being released too, including action thriller Contraband and coming-of-age drama Albatross, as well as a few others that are expanding their release to more theaters. Carry on reading to find out what British movies and actors you can see on the big screen over the next seven days, as well as where you will be able to see them.
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The Iron Lady, an upcoming biographical film starring Meryl Streep as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has a new poster, featurette and trailer this week, offering us some new footage as well as some behind-the-scenes commentary.
The film looks at the life of Thatcher, and the price that is paid for power, as the Prime Minister in London in the 1980′s. It shows how she came from nowhere, smashing through the barriers of gender and class to make her voice heard in a male dominated world. Beginning in 2008, with an elderly Thatcher preparing breakfast for her husband Denis, the film will be narrated through a series of flashbacks, including the 17 days leading up to the Falklands War in 1982.