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Four fantastic bits of Goode news today for Matthew Goode fans –

  • The King’s Man movie release has been brought forward from 26th to 12th February 2021.
  • The Wine Show Season 3 will be available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK from Thursday October 29th.
  • The New York Comic Com cast q & a including Matthew will be on October 10th at 5.15pm on their YouTube channel.  12.15 EST.
  • Jim Carter told Holly on This Morning that there WILL be another Downton Abbey movie and he has seen the script.
Posted by britgirl on September 24th, 2020 under Movie Projects, TV Projects with 0 Comments

Baz Bamigboye from the Daily Mail has called this movie ‘the most astonishing Christmas movie ever made’!  The full article is here and in the press archive.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Keira Knightley gives us Christmas… with a twist

An unfinished version was shown privately to distributors at a series of Covid-secure screenings in Soho, London, this week, one of which I snuck into … keeping my distance, of course.

Knightley and Matthew Goode are Nell and Simon, a privileged couple who live in a country pile with their three sons.

Keira Knightley and the ensemble from Silent Night are preparing to complete post-production on the film

Keira Knightley and the ensemble from Silent Night are preparing to complete post-production on the film

Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode play Nell and Simon, a privileged couple who live in a country pile with their three sons

Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode play Nell and Simon, a privileged couple who live in a country pile with their three sons

The movie is directed by their mother, Camille Griffin, a first-time feature filmmaker who also wrote the screenplay.

Nell and Simon are preparing to welcome some old college pals, plus their partners and offspring.

They include Sope Dirisu, Lily-Rose Depp, Annabelle Wallis, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Lucy Punch, Rufus Jones and Davida McKenzie (a golden find).

Roman Griffin Davis in Silent Night

[Roman Griffin Davis in Silent Night]

The film is partly inspired by conversations that took place in the Griffin Davis household, about climate change and unconscious bias (racism and sexism in particular), among other stingers. For good measure, Griffin takes a few sly swipes at wealthy types from both sides of the political divide.

Where’s Christmas, you may ask? Well, in the opening scenes, as guests travel to Nell and Simon’s, there’s a ditty called The Christmas Sweater song playing gaily on the radio. It’s sung by Michael Buble, who co-authored it with Matthew Vaughn, Gary Barlow and Jane Goldman.

There’s a Christmas tree and presents. And folks do sit down to a turkey lunch, though oddly there’s only one potato each, to go with the other trimmings. And what’s up with the murky tap water? No worries, though, because they’re knocking back the Prosecco like there’s no tomorrow. Much more I will not tell you, because the film contains an incredible twist that will become a mega talking point.

Suffice to say that Silent Night is a brilliant Christmas satire, reflective of the times we’re in. And that Marv Films (run by Vaughn and Claudia Schiffer, along with producers Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray) want it to open in cinemas over the Yuletide holidays.

During filming of the low-budget offering, Silent Night was a temporary, working title. But Griffin and the producers decided to make it permanent. Post-production will involve the actors doing voice work, further editing and the completion of its score.

Posted by britgirl on September 18th, 2020 under Movie Projects with 0 Comments

The world premiere took place at the festival on Friday and the reviews have been very positive.   Matthew plays defence barrister Jeremy Hutchinson.   We are adding some extracts from a 5/5 review in The Telegraph below.

The Duke review, Venice Film Festival 2020: Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent shine in this zingy Ealing-style caper


Roger Michell’s fim about the real-life theft of a Goya masterpiece proves they do make ’em like they used to, and Oscars surely beckon

Cert tbc, 96 min. Dir: Roger Michell; Starring: Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Fionn Whitehead, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode, Jack Bandeira

Everything about Kempton Bunton is improbable. For one thing, his name. For another, the fact that in 1961, at the age of 57, he allegedly broke into the National Gallery in London, stole Francisco Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington, then took it home to Newcastle and hid it in a wardrobe, hoping to use it to blackmail the Macmillan government into funding free TV licences for pensioners.

Bunton’s absurd-but-true quest has the unmistakable zing of a classic Ealing caper – and it has now been wonderfully adapted by director Roger Michell and screenwriters Richard Bean and Clive Coleman into a film that could stand alongside the very best of them.

The Duke, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday evening, is that rarest of things: a comedy that knows a twinkle in the eye and a fire in the belly needn’t be mutually exclusive. Although the England it depicts disappeared half a century ago, it speaks mindfully and movingly to our own divided times – asking how institutions should best serve the public that funds them, and speaking up for those who find themselves excluded by class, geography or birth. However long the 2021 Baftas and Oscars end up being postponed – the current plan is April – this wise and wry film should be a non-negotiable presence at both.

So too, in person, should be Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren, who give two of the finest performances of their careers here as Kempton and Dorothy, his wife. The pair are soulmates in many ways and opposites in others, but both clearly learned long ago how to rub along together in curmudgeonly accord. (You can see every year of their marriage in Broadbent and Mirren’s interplay on screen.)

There is considerable fun to be had in watching Kempton’s scheme unravel, particularly since it was barely ravelled in the first place. The Ealing feel is only enhanced by Matthew Goode, who could be channeling Alec Guinness as Kempton’s barrister, while George Fenton’s playful, jazz-driven score matches the screenplay’s wit step for step.


The Duke premiered at the Venice Film Festival on September 4, and will be released in UK cinemas in early 2021

Posted by britgirl on September 6th, 2020 under Movie Projects with 0 Comments

Deadline and Variety have reported that the theatre release of ‘The King’s Man’ will be delayed until 26th February 2021 due to the effects of Covid 19.

Ralph Fiennes’ ‘The King’s Man’ Moves From September To 2021

Posted by britgirl on August 27th, 2020 under Movie Projects with 0 Comments

Below, you can see an exclusive new look at the film via our sister publication, Total Film magazine. The first image sees Oxfords Sr and Jr meeting Lord Kitchener (Charles Dance) and his aide-de-camp, Maximillian Morton (Matthew Goode),



Matthew’s character has been named as Captain Maximillian Morton [He was previously listed as ‘Tristan’]

Posted by britgirl on August 20th, 2020 under Movie Projects with 0 Comments

There is speculation in the Italian press that Matthew will attend the premiere of ‘The Duke’ in Venice however nothing has been confirmed.  Matthew is filming A Discovery of Witches in Cardiff so he may be busy with that.

Posted by britgirl on August 20th, 2020 under Movie Projects with 0 Comments

Lots of exciting things to report this week so we are posting a summary here with links to more information.

A Discovery of Witches – Season 2

It was announced this week that Season 2 will air in January 2021 on Sky/NowTV in the UK and ‘soon after’ in the US. [No details yet]

Breathless with magic and adrenalin, season 2 of A Discovery of Witches timewalks onto @skytv and @NOWTV in January 2021, with the US premiere on @sundance_now and @Shudder following soon after! Be prepared…   [ADOWTV Twitter]


[Credit: Sky]

Season 2 of A Discovery of Witches will premiere on British television via Sky One and Now TV in January 2021. The US premiere will follow soon after on Sundance Now and Shudder. The show has already been renewed for a third season as well. Palmer confirmed in an Instagram post that production on season 3 will be starting soon.

[Nerds and Beyond]

Teresa Palmer has confirmed that she will be travelling to Wales in a few days to start filming Season 3.  She explained to an Australian news programme about the safety restrictions that cast and crew will have to work within due to Covid 19 –  adowtvcafe posted a clip on Instagram – linked below.

[Thank you to adowtvcafe on IG for the clip]


The King’s Man movie

Empire Magazine’s Ultimate Movie Playlist issue for August has an interview with Matthew Vaughn including a new picture of Matthew’s character Captain Morton/The Shepherd.

Empire online has trailed the article –

The King’s Man Includes ‘Seeds’ For Kingsman 3, Says Matthew Vaughn – Exclusive Images

The King's Man – exclusive
Following 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service and 2017’s follow-up Kingsman: The Golden Circle, director Matthew Vaughn is about to take his spy saga into a whole new era. With upcoming prequel The King’s Man, the third instalment in the series will explore the origins of the espionage agency against the backdrop of World War I, leaving Harry Hart and Eggsy behind (for now) and introducing a whole different generation of heroes: Ralph Fiennes’ Oxford, Harris Dickinson as his son Conrad, Djimon Hounsou’s Butler Shola, and Gemma Arterton’s Polly. Take a look at them in brand new exclusive images, as seen in Empire’s upcoming Ultimate Movie Playlist issue.

While The King’s Man will delve into the history of the series – set roughly a century before the previous films, and taking in real-life figures and events including Rasputin and the assassination of Franz Ferdinand – it also sets up more of the franchise’s future. “We’ve put seeds for what’s going to happen in Kingsman 3 all the way back into this,” confirms Vaughn. “And it’s going to be very different.” After initially planning to hand the third Harry Hart-Eggsy adventure off to another director, Vaughn is now considering helming that next instalment himself. “I actually don’t know what I want to do,” he says. “There is an opportunity for a director to really change it up, but I’m considering it.”

Elsewhere, the future of the series might include an alternative version of The King’s Man itself – Vaughn teasing a longer edition including some of the ruder gags that the series has long been known for, but that have been excised in the prequel’s theatrical cut, indicative of a new tone for this outing. “I’ve cut so much out of this film that there’s going to be a 40-minute longer version,” he reveals. “I’ll do “The King’s Man Vaughn Cut’. I’ve got a few really dirty fucking jokes in there.”
Empire – September 2020

Read Empire’s full The King’s Man story – exploring how the series is completely reinventing itself – in the new issue, on sale Thursday 6 August. The King’s Man is currently expected in UK cinemas on 16 September.

itbeginswith.matthewgoode has shared a small part of the article and the new picture on Instagram –

[Thank you to itbeginswith.matthewgoode on IG]


Harper’s Wine and Spirit Trade News has announced that Season 3 will air at the end of September in the UK. No indication of the channel yet.

With the third series of The Wine Show to launch at the end of September (UK), frontman and Harpers columnist Joe Fattorini has been brought into the team full time by TWS creative executive Melanie Jappy.

Season 3 has aired early in Sweden – a few sneak peeks here –
Matthew Goode considering his career ‘sins’ in The Wine Show Season 3. He seems pretty happy about them! Thanks to @nici98se for the clips! [Pic - TWS S3 edit]

The Duke

Art heist movie ‘The Duke’ will premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in September.

Dame Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent in The Duke. Credit: Path/Ingenious/Screen Yorkshire.

[Credit : Pathe/Ingenious/Screen Yorkshire ]

Extracts from an article in the Yorkshire Post follow –

The film, which stars Academy Award-winners Jim Broadbent and Dame Helen Mirren, is based on the true story of Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver who, in 1961, stole Spanish artist Francisco Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London – the only theft in its history.

The 77th Venice Film Festival – considered one of the ‘big five’ such showcases – takes place between September 2 and 12.

Matthew plays a character called Jeremy.  No further details are available at the moment.


Posted by britgirl on August 8th, 2020 under Movie Projects, TV Projects with 0 Comments
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