I was sixteen, and it was the first time I had ever done a play at school. We did Jean Brodie. I was Jean Brodie. The first night with everyone clapping, I had a proper light bulb moment – I was like “Oh you are kidding. If I can get money for doing this, that would be amazing.” It was something I could do, and I loved it. For a long time I was no sure I could be an actor because I didn’t know anyone that was, and my parents weren’t. I didn’t know you could get into it if you didn’t have that sort of background. It took a long time to finally pluck up the courage to say out loud: “I want to be an actor.”- Olivia Colman  


29 July 1946 saw the birth of Bill Forsyth, Scottish film director and screenwriter.

After leaving Knightswood School at the age of 17, he spent eight years making short documentary films. Forsyth first came to attention with a low-budget film, That Sinking Feeling, made with youth theatre actors and featuring a cameo appearance by the Edinburgh gallery owner Richard Demarco. The relative success of the film was carried to a far higher level by his next film Gregory’s Girl in 1981. This featured some of the same young actors, in particular John Gordon Sinclair, as well as the acting debut of Clare Grogan. The film was a major hit and won ‘Best Screenplay’ in that year’s BAFTA Awards. In 1983 he wrote and directed the successful Local Hero, produced by David Puttnam, and featuring Burt Lancaster. It was rated in the top 100 films of the 1980s in a Premiere magazine recap of the decade. Forsyth’s next film was the 1984 Comfort and Joy, about a Glasgow radio DJ caught in a rivalry between ice cream companies, which again featured Clare Grogan. David Putman took him to Hollywood but I think his offbeat style and sense of humour was wasted over there, he made Breaking In with Burt Reynolds and Being Human starring the late great Robin Williams with little success it soured him towards the movie industry and stopped making films until 1999 when he made Gregory’s Two Girls but it received mixed reviews.  We wish him luck in whatever he is doing now and thank him for in my opinion, three of the best  Scottish films in the 80’s  that are still talked nowadays. 

Get Life is Strange Episode 1 For Free!

Starting on the 21st of July* of Episode 1 of Life is Strange will be available entirely for free for everyone! This awesome news applies to all platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Mac and PC. And to celebrate the occasion, we’ve created a brand new trailer just for you…

By making the first episode of Life is Strange free, we’re very excited to be able to open up Life is Strange to a host of new players and really look forward to seeing their reactions to the game throughout our vibrant community; A community who has continually supported and helped us win a tremendous amount of awards, including the BAFTA for Best Story, the Peabody Award, the Golden Joystick’s Performance of the Year and The Game Awards’ Games for Impact Award (plus over 75 Game of the year awards and listings).

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We have always maintained that our community of loyal fans and followers are a big part of what makes this game so special and we’re sure that all newcomers will be welcomed with open arms. If you haven’t already, join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram, but please do remember to not post blatant story spoilers for at least a little while…

For those fresh arrivals of you playing on Steam, we’ve created a new spoiler-free forum for you so that you can discuss episode one and beyond without having to worry about accidentally seeing spoilers. If you’re not on Steam, do check out the excellent unofficial Life Is Strange reddit community!

We know that many of you will have already have played through Max and Chloe’s story, but this is the perfect opportunity to bug your friends about experiencing it too. Now they won’t have an excuse to not give Life is Strange a try. So send them to www.lifeisstrange.com/free and they’ll be on their way to Arcadia Bay in no time!

*Note: Please click here for exact regional release timings per platform.

Wee Free Men announcement

“The Jim Henson Company announced today the development of a feature film based on the great literary legacy of the late Sir Terry Pratchett’s “THE WEE FREE MEN,” part of the wildly popular Discworld series.

The long-awaited film adaption will be written by his daughter Rhianna Pratchett, an award-winning scriptwriter for videogames, comics, film and TV. Her work includes the 2013 smash hit reboot of Tomb Raider, the BAFTA nominated Heavenly Sword and the Writers’ Guild winning Overload and Rise of the Tomb Rider.



Some of the dresses/gowns during Carol promotion and award season.

  • NY Press Conference - (CB) Celine
  • American Cinematheque Q&A - (CB) Erdem, (RM) Alexander McQueen
  • Cannes Photocall -  both Alexander McQueen
  • Cannes Red Carpet - (CB) Giles Deacon, (RM) Rochas
  • BFI Photocall - (RM) Giambattista Valli, (CB) Givenchy
  • BFI Red Carpet - (RM) Alexander McQueen, (CB) Esteban Cortazar
  • AFI Awards - (CB) John Galliano
  • BAFTA/LA Tea Party - (CB) Camilla and Marc , (RM) Proenza Schouler
  • Governor’s Ball - (CB) Armani Prive, (RM) Alexander McQueen
  • Spirit Awards - (RM) Hugo Boss, (CB) Gucci
  • NYFF Red Carpet - (RM) Chanel, (CB) Yacine Aouadi
  • Oscars Red Carpet - (CB) Armani Prive, (RM) Givenchy

anonymous asked:

The consistent lack of recognition for John Watson and the brilliance of Martin Freeman has ALWAYS bothered me about BBC Sherlock. Martin has won a BAFTA and an Emmy for playing John Watson, yet it always feels like he is less than absolutely critical to the success of the show. As much as I love the show, John, and Johnlock I am honestly ready for it to be over so I can let go of this anger I feel about Martin being so unappreciated.

Trust me, I feel ya Anon. He has won some awards, which he has richly deserved. His acting just seems so natural and not flashy or in your face. He’s not the tall “handsome” cheekbone guy, so he just doesn’t get the attention he deserves.

I’m sorry it makes you want the show to be over 🙁 But at least his fans are loyal and strong. Any arts and crafts folks? Lets make a fan-emmy! 😉