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Inside MPTF’s “Night Before” Party With Oscar Nominees Andrew Garfield, Ariana DeBose and Javier Bardem

The Power of the Dog nominees and real-life couple Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons mingled with real-life pals who play the parents in CODA, Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur. Best actor nominee Andrew Garfield chatted with best supporting actress nominee Ariana DeBose, while Judi Dench held court and received congratulations left and right for her […]

Judi Dench’s Reaction to Kenneth Branagh Asking Her to Play His Grandmother in ‘Belfast’: “Good Grief, I’m Not Old Enough!”

Judi Dench says she “didn’t hesitate for a single minute” when Kenneth Branagh asked his dear friend and collaborator to join Focus Features’ Belfast. It was a good thing, too, as the actor-writer-director — whom Dench met in 1987 while working together on a TV production of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts, sparking a long and celebrated […]

Kenneth Branagh to Be Honored at the Oscar Wilde Awards (Exclusive)

Kenneth Branagh, the five-time Oscar nominee who has a major Academy Award contender in the running this year with his semiautobiographical Belfast, will be honored at the Oscar Wilde Awards. On March 24, three days before the Oscars — where he is a strong favorite to contend in the original screenplay, directing and best picture […]

British Independent Film Awards: ‘Belfast,’ ‘Boiling Point’ Lead Nominations

A star-studded Oscar-tipped drama written and directed by a five-time Academy Award nominee and a low-budget under-the-radar film from a  second-time feature director are in joint pole position going into the 2021 British Independent Film Awards. Belfast, Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical ode to his home city in 1969 during the Troubles, and Boiling Point, Philip Barantini’s one-shot […]

Telluride Awards Analysis: Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Belfast,’ a Favorite of Critics and Audiences, Has Major Oscar Potential

One of the standout achievements and fan favorites at this year’s Telluride Film Festival is Kenneth Branagh‘s Belfast, an autobiographical film about Branagh’s childhood in Northern Ireland as the Troubles quite literally exploded around him. The dramedy had its world premiere here in the Rockies on Thursday and has been screening to huge applause ever […]

‘Belfast’ Trailer: Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench Travel Back to 1969 in Kenneth Branagh Film

Focus Features has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming drama Belfast, starring Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Caitríona Balfe, and Ciarán Hinds.  Kenneth Branagh’s film Belfast tells the story of a young boy from a working-class family named Buddy, played by newcomer Jude Hill, and his turbulent childhood living in Northern Ireland during the 1960s. The […]

‘Six Minutes to Midnight’: Film Review

Eddie Izzard plays a teacher at an English coastal finishing school for German girls during the build-up to World War II in this historical spy thriller, with Judi Dench as the doting headmistress.

‘Artemis Fowl’: Film Review

Kenneth Branagh brings Eoin Colfer's bestselling YA novel to the screen in this fantasy adventure featuring Josh Gad, Colin Farrell and Judi Dench, which premieres on Disney+.

Ricky Gervais Explains How He Negotiated Judi Dench Golden Globes Joke

Ricky Gervais revealed on Monday's episode of NBC's 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' how he negotiated with lawyers and executives on the wording of his 2020 Golden Globes joke targeted at Judi Dench's role in 'Cats.'

Emily Blunt Reveals Judi Dench Talked Her Out of Pursuing a Singing Career

Emily Blunt revealed that Judi Dench talked her out of pursuing a singing career when she stopped by 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Tuesday.

‘Cats’: Film Review

A starry ensemble that includes Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift and Rebel Wilson turns feline in Tom Hooper's film of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'Cats.'

Second Trailer for ‘Cats’ Spotlights Star-Studded Cast

The second trailer for Tom Hooper's film adaptation of 'Cats' highlights a starry cast of felines played by Judi Dench, Idris Elba, James Corden, Jennifer Hudson, Rebel Wilson and Taylor Swift.