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138 posts about Film on this blog

  1. Blue plaque honours Welsh icon Emlyn Williams

    Wednesday 27 April 2011, 17:04

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A blue plaque is to be unveiled by a small London community group that will honour one of the brightest stars of Welsh film and stage, Emlyn Williams.

    Williams was a talented actor, playwright and director, famed for being the first to give then fledging actor and fellow Welshman Richard Burton his theatre...

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  2. Third Star captures the beauty of Barafundle Bay

    Wednesday 6 April 2011, 17:22

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Pembrokeshire is becoming a bit of a filming hot spot, having been the destination of choice for recent Hollywood blockbusters Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows and Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, featuring Russell Crowe.

    In fact, last year the Wales Screen Commission claimed that these blockbusters had...

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  3. Marc Evans' Patagonia sees Duffy film début

    Wednesday 2 March 2011, 15:11

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The latest film by Welsh director Marc Evans goes on general release this week, and sees the acting début of Welsh songstress Duffy.

    Patagonia, a road movie that tells the stories of two different women in Wales and Argentina, will have its Welsh premiere at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff on Thursday...

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  4. Christian Bale scoops Oscar for The Fighter

    Monday 28 February 2011, 10:15

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Haverfordwest-born actor Christian Bale has scooped the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Fighter at the 83rd Academy Awards.

    Read more on the 2011 awards, browse a photo gallery of pictures from last night's awards...

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  5. Zulu exhibition features rare items from classic film

    Monday 21 February 2011, 12:13

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A rare set of storyboards, props, costumes and posters from the classic war film Zulu, starring Welsh actors Stanley Baker and Ivor Emmanuel, are to go on show.

    The exhibition will be staged at Firing Line, Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, from Saturday 26 February until Sunday 26 June.

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  6. Michael Sheen's Passion play to become a film

    Tuesday 1 February 2011, 11:25

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A play set to be directed by Hollywood star Michael Sheen in his home town of Port Talbot later this year will be turned into a film following a funding grant from the Film Agency for Wales.

    Passion will be the final, and largest, production by National Theatre Wales in their successful inaugural year...

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  7. Christian Bale receives Academy Award nomination

    Tuesday 25 January 2011, 13:55

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Christian Bale has been nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor in The Fighter.

    The actor, who was born in Haverfordwest, plays Dicky Eklund in the film, the former boxer and drug addict turned trainer to younger half brother Micky Ward, played by Mark Wahlberg.

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  8. National Theatre Live - coming to a cinema near you

    Monday 24 January 2011, 14:55

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Going to the cinema to watch a Shakespearian theatre production may seem like an odd concept, but that's just what National Theatre Live has planned for February.

    The Donmar Warehouse's production of King Lear, with Sir Derek Jacobi at the helm in the eponymous role, will visit Llandudno as part of a...

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  9. The Silent Village at Mostyn, Llandudno

    Tuesday 18 January 2011, 12:15

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A new exhibition at the Mostyn gallery in Llandudno presents a contemporary response to the 1943 film The Silent Village by Humphrey Jennings.

    The Silent Village was a World War Two propaganda film that re-enacted, in south Wales, the Nazi destruction of the Czech village of Lidice in June 1942.

    The...

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  10. Christian Bale wins Golden Globe for The Fighter

    Monday 17 January 2011, 09:14

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Wales-born actor Christian Bale last night scooped the Golden Globe award for best supporting actor for his role in The Fighter.

    The ceremony also saw British actor Colin Firth win the best actor award for his role as King George VI in The King's Speech, while The Social Network and Glee were the main...

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  11. Academy for film makers of the future

    Friday 14 January 2011, 14:40

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Budding film-making youngsters aged nine to 12 will be able to get an insight into the world of film on a course starting later this month.

    The Young Person's Film Academy will be being delivered simultaneously across three venues in Wales from the end of January (dates currently being confirmed): at...

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  12. Gareth Thomas in talks with scriptwriter over biopic

    Monday 10 January 2011, 14:01

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    It has been confirmed that rugby player Gareth Thomas is in talks with a scriptwriter about a biopic of his life. Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke is hoping to star as Thomas, who came out as gay in 2009.

    As reported on the BBC News website, Thomas' manager Emanuele Palladino said: "A script writer has...

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  13. Michael Sheen stars in Tron: Legacy

    Friday 17 December 2010, 11:15

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The eagerly awaited sequel to the 1982 sci-fi film Tron opens in UK cinemas today, with Welsh actor Michael Sheen adding a touch of glam rock style to the proceedings.

    Tron: Legacy follows on from the original hit 80s film, which starred Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, a computer hacker who was abducted...

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  14. Craig Roberts on BBC Radio Wales

    Thursday 16 December 2010, 14:42

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Young Welsh actor Craig Roberts recently talked to Jamie Owen on BBC Radio Wales about his performance in film Submarine, and being likened to acting legend Dustin Hoffman.

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  15. Christian Bale receives Golden Globe nomination

    Tuesday 14 December 2010, 16:50

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Pembrokeshire-born actor Christian Bale has scooped a Golden Globe nomination for his supporting role in The Fighter.

    Bale plays Dicky Ekland in the film, the former boxer turned trainer to younger half brother Mickey Ward (Mark Wahlberg - who has a nod in the best actor category).

    Much has been made...

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  16. New film season at Glynn Vivian, Swansea

    Friday 10 December 2010, 15:20

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea this evening opens the first of three new seasons of exhibitions focusing on film.

    Ffilm 1: Single Shot is the first collection of films in a series that is set to run until April 2011 in various spaces across the gallery based in Alexandra Road.

    Films going on...

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  17. Little White Lies up for $1m film prize

    Friday 10 December 2010, 11:55

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    An independent, Bafta Cymru award-winning film that was shot in Swansea is in line for a $1m prize as part of a film competition.

    Hailed by The Independent as: "The Royle Family meets Nil By Mouth... One of the best British films I've seen in years", Little White Lies is a film about a family gradually...

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  18. UK Disability Film Festival Day at Chapter, Cardiff

    Wednesday 1 December 2010, 16:40

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff will be involved in the first UK Disability Film Festival Day on Friday 3 December.

    Friday marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. And to mark this, Chapter is one of over 20 venues in the UK screening films in this inaugural one-day UK Disability Film...

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  19. Submarine wins plaudits at London Film Festival

    Friday 29 October 2010, 11:14

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A while back I wrote a blog on the Welsh representatives at this year's BFI London Film Festival. Well lo and behold, I missed one out - apologies all round.

    Submarine is the debut feature film by Richard Ayoade - otherwise known as office oddball Moss from Channel 4's The IT Crowd - and is based on...

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  20. Season two of The Box at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

    Tuesday 19 October 2010, 17:30

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Following the inaugural season of The Box at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, the second season promises a lot more film action for your money. Though having said that, this unusual exhibition is free anyway - so really, you're quids in already.

    I digress. The Box, if you haven't already heard about it, is a...

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