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EXCLUSIVE from Deadline:

It’s official, the Downton Abbey movie is a go. Focus Features has set production with Carnival Films to begin this summer for a return to all things Crawley. The original principal cast, including Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and more, are set to reprise their upstairs/downstairs roles with Focus and Universal Pictures International distributing.

Creator Julian Fellowes has written the film’s screenplay and will produce alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge. Brian Percival (The Book Thief), who directed the series’ pilot, will helm the film. Nigel Marchant will also return to executive produce.

The game-changing Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them for six seasons on the UK’s ITV and PBS’ Masterpiece in the U.S., garnering a massive worldwide following and helping to kick-off the so-called new golden age of television while making period drama chic again — we also learned terms like “entail” and, famously, mused “what is a weekend?” The series won three Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmys (out of 69 nominations in total) and a special BAFTA. Downton is the most nominated non-U.S. television show in the history of the Emmys.

Story details are being kept under wraps for now. The drama had its fair share of sad season conclusions from the outbreak of World War I to Matthew’s death by car crash. But turns of events as the post-Edwardian clan rang in 1926 in the 2015 series finale kept things cheerful with Edith marrying — and outranking her entire family; Mary expecting her second child; Anna and Bates welcoming their first; Tom and Henry christening their fancy new car dealership; Robert accepting Cora’s role outside the house; Isobel and Lord Merton in wedded bliss; and more blossoming romance for the downstairs crew: Mrs Patmore & Mr Mason, Daisy & Andy, Baxter & Molesely… Also notable and emotional was the resolution of Thomas’ arc from footman-you-love-to-hate, to tortured soul, and finally a place of honor on the Grantham estate — which even a somewhat humbled Carson couldn’t argue.

Not every recurring character we’ve seen over the years will feature in the film, although Highclere Castle will return as the family’s hub.

Gareth Neame, Carnival’s Executive Chairman and the film’s producer said, “When the television series drew to a close it was our dream to bring the millions of global fans a movie and now, after getting many stars aligned, we are shortly to go into production. Julian’s script charms, thrills and entertains and in Brian Percival’s hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

Focus chairman Peter Kujawski adds, “Since the series ended, fans of Downton have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter. We’re thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of Downton to the big screen.”

The Downton Abbey movie is a Carnival Films production, with Focus Features and Universal Pictures International distributing. A release date has yet to be set.

‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Gets Greenlight; Original Cast Returns For Summer Start

Posted by britgirl on July 13th, 2018 under Movie Projects with 0 Comments
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Matthew will voice the role of the Wolf in the English language UK version of french animation Big Bad Fox.

More details and trailer are in the ‘Career’ section.

Posted by britgirl on June 24th, 2018 under Movie Projects with 0 Comments

Matthew as Sidney Stark with Lily James as Juliet in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Clip here –

https://metro.co.uk/video/clip-guernsey-literary-potato-peel-pie-society-1663364/?ito=vjs-link

Metro Article –

http://metro.co.uk/2018/04/05/downton-abbey-reunion-new-clip-guernsey-literary-potato-peel-pie-society-7443871/

[Pic – Metro]

Posted by britgirl on April 5th, 2018 under Movie Projects with 0 Comments

Birthmarked is now available on I Tunes in the US and on limited release in US theatres now.

The trailer can be found on Matthew’s Career page.  New clip here –

 

Posted by britgirl on March 31st, 2018 under Movie Projects with 0 Comments

The film has now sold out worldwide and the roll-out commences with Australia on April 19, the UK on April 20 and New Zealand on April 25, followed by France on June 13 and Germany on August 9.

Netflix has picked up rights for US, Canada, Latin America, Italy, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia.

https://www.screendaily.com/news/netflix-swoops-on-the-guernsey-literary-and-potato-peel-pie-society-exclusive/5127363.article

Posted by britgirl on March 15th, 2018 under Movie Projects with 0 Comments

Official Secrets cast adds Ralph Fiennes and Matthew Goode

Entertainment One (eOne) and Mark Gordon announced today that two-time Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes and Matthew Goode will join the Official Secrets cast. The gripping thriller, starring two-time Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley and Matt Smith, will be directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Gavin Hood (Eye in the Sky, Tsotsi). Principal photography on the project will start March 12 in Yorkshire, England.

Official Secrets tells the true story of British Intelligence whistle-blower Katharine Gun (Knightley), who during the immediate run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion leaked a top-secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed blackmailing smaller, undecided member states into voting for war. In the film, Fiennes will play Ben Emmerson and Goode will portray Peter Beaumont.

Marking his second collaboration with Hood, Ged Doherty (Eye in the Sky, Loving) will produce with Elizabeth Fowler (Devil’s Knot) and Melissa Shiyu Zuo. Claudia Bluemhuber, Anne Sheehan, Hugo Heppell are executive producers. eOne will oversee production and will finance the project with Screen Yorkshire and Melissa Shiyu Zuo through her company GS Media. eOne will directly distribute the feature film in Canada, UK, Australia/New Zealand, Germany, Benelux and Spain. Sierra/Affinity will represent all other international territories outside of the US.

Fiennes most recent film credits include The Grand Budapest Hotel, A Bigger Splash and Hail Caesar! Goode’s recent film credits include Allied and The Imitation Game.

Read more at – http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/928825-official-secrets-cast-adds-ralph-fiennes-and-matthew-goode

 

Posted by britgirl on March 11th, 2018 under Movie Projects with 0 Comments
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