(Romola is shown top left and bottom right)
Carey Mulligan took her first step toward a career in acting by writing to actor Julian Fellowes (the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Gosford Park") who had spoken at her school. One thing led to another and she got cast as Kitty Bennet in 2005's 'Pride & Prejudice.'"
She's definitely received notice for her role as Jenny in 'An Education'. I found it a bit odd how the press was referring to her as a 'new' actress when we've already enjoyed many of her earlier performances !
Born in Westminster, England in 1985, Carey knew from a young age that she wanted to act. I'm pleased that it's worked out for her so that we get to appreciate her performances! She's the latest entry in my Hall of Fame!
>>article in the Telegraph
>>video interview for An Education
>>video interview regarding nomination for Golden Globes
Vic at Jane Austen's World reminded me that Blake Ritson and Hattie Morahan are engaged so I've added them to It's All Relative.
I revisited this British Royal biopic the other night and although it's a bit rough around the edges, I still found it enjoyable to watch the events unfold as they did back in the 1930's when King Edward VIII abdicated, forcing his unprepared brother to take over. I loved seeing the loving, supportive relationship between Bertie and Elizabeth and how together they helped shape Britain for the years that followed. I felt that some of the characters were over-dramatized for the purposes of this tv movie or at least I hope they were. For instance, I found David to be portrayed as selfish and immature and I thought that the real King Edward had more virtues than displayed in this drama.
All in all, I would recommend it especially if you share an interest in the British Monarchy. I have to admit that I rewatched this partly due to the fact that there's another film due for release this year featuring Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter as 'Bertie and Elizabeth' in The King's Speech. It was fun to see a scene in this film with George and his speech therapist Lionel Logue, since that relationship is the primary focus of the new film.
>>original post on Bertie and Elizabeth
>>more British Royalty Films
Little House on the Prairie has remained one of the most popular and beloved celebrations of pioneering America since Laura Ingalls Wilder published the first book of her classic series 75 years ago. Now the inspirational stories cross into yet another frontier in an uplifting new musical. Melissa Gilbert, who we all knew as “Laura” for 10 years in the much-loved television series is now all grown up and playing “Ma.”
Music by Rachel Portman.
Here's a wonderful video showcasing the dances of various period dramas. I especially liked seeing Matthew Macfadyen as 'proud Darcy' followed immediately by the clip of the mischievous Sir Felix Carbury. At times, I find these dance rituals of the past to be comical but mostly beautiful and fascinating to watch.
Thanks to gsbohn for creating this montage featuring the following films:
Pride and Prejudice (1995, 2005)
Sense and Sensibility (1995, 2008)
Mansfield Park (1999, 2007)
The Way We Live Now
NOMINEES FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL
COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD AWARDS
Excellence in Period Film:
"Coco Before Chanel" – Catherine Leterrier
"Julie & Julia" – Ann Roth
"Nine" – Colleen Atwood
"Sherlock Holmes" – Jenny Beavan
"The Young Victoria" – Sandy Powell
Where, oh where is Bright Star ??!!
Excellence in Contemporary Film:
"(500) Days of Summer" – Hope Hanafin
"Brüno" – Jason Alper
"Crazy Heart" – Doug Hall
"Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire" – Marina Draghici
"Up in the Air" – Danny Glicker
Excellence in Fantasy Film:
"Avatar" – Mayes C. Rubeo & Deborah Lynn Scott
"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" – Monique Prudhomme
"Star Trek" – Michael Kaplan
Outstanding Made for Television Movie or Miniseries:
"Georgia O'Keeffe" – Michael Dennison
"Grey Gardens" – Catherine Marie Thomas
"Little Dorrit" – Barbara Kidd
What about BBC's Emma???
Outstanding Contemporary Television Series:
"Big Love" – Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko
"Glee" – Lou Eyrich
"Dancing with the Stars" – Randall Christensen
"No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" – Jo Katsaras
"Ugly Betty" – Patricia Field
Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series:
"Mad Men" – Janie Bryant
"True Blood" – Audrey Fisher
"The Tudors" – Joan Bergin
Lacoste Career Achievement in Film Award
and Emily Blunt will be recieving the Swarovski Award
(I have no idea what this award is for despite searching for more info. I would urge the Costume Designers Guild to do better publicity...)
The winner will be announced at the 12th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards on February 25th, 2010