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UK film production and box office take both top £1bn

UK film production and box office take both top £1bn

Cinema audiences in the UK and the Irish Republic spent more than a billion pounds to see films released in 2013. It’s the third year in a row that the figure has been passed. With 165.5 million tickets sold, there were 4% fewer cinema visits than the previous year, but with slightly higher ti...

I’m So Excited by Gravity: UK Screen’s best and worst of 2013

I’m So Excited by Gravity: UK Screen’s best and worst of 2013

2013 has been another busy year for UK Screen, with more than a hundred theatrical releases reviewed and the usual mix of big celebrity interviews and reports from awards, such as the Oscars and the Golden Globes, and festivals including Cannes, Toronto and the London Film Festival. The best release...

Argo takes Best Picture as honours shared at Oscars

Argo takes Best Picture as honours shared at Oscars

Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage thriller cum Hollywood satire Argo has won the Best Picture award at the Oscars – the first film to do so without a Best Director nomination since Driving Miss Daisy in 1990. It also picked up the honours for the Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing. With a...

Talent without glamour at the GREAT British pre Oscars reception

Talent without glamour at the GREAT British pre Oscars reception

The dearth of Oscar nominations for British stars sucked the glamour out of the Great British Film reception in Los Angeles last night. Hosted by British Consul-General Dame Barbara Hay, the event, which launched in 2012, is held on the Friday before the Academy Awards Ceremony to celebrate the succ...

Argo wows BAFTA, with two top awards

Argo wows BAFTA, with two top awards

Ben Affleck – shunned for a Best Director nomination at the Oscars – has continued to pick up every other award in his path, being named the Best Director by BAFTA. At the star-studded ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House, Affleck’s Iran hostage thriller, Argo, also collect...

Les Mis retains UK box office top spot

Les Mis retains UK box office top spot

There’ll be no miserable faces at Working Title, whose musical Les Miserables remained at the top of the UK Box Office chart for a fourth week, taking £2.8 million pounds last weekend, boosting its UK total to more than £30 million. The highest new entry was Denzel Washington’s alcohol...

Skyfall wins best film at Evening Standard Awards

Skyfall wins best film at Evening Standard Awards

Skyfall has won the Best Film prize at the 40th Evening Standard British Film Awards, in a ceremony at the London Film Museum on the Southbank. The paper’s editor, Sarah Sands, said the “truly big British movie, delivered with a panache Hollywood could envy” ensured that 2012 highl...

Les Mis tops UK box office for 3rd week

Les Mis tops UK box office for 3rd week

Tom Hooper’s screen adaptation of the Les Miserables musical has secured its third successive top spot in the UK & Ireland box office chart, with more than £4 million in its third weekend. It’s total to date, £24.6 million, make it the second most successful musical at the UK box o...

Amour wows London Critics

Amour wows London Critics

The Austrian-French co-production Amour has picked up three of the top prizes at the London Film Critics Circle Awards. It was voted the Best Film, the director Michael Haneke collected the Best Screenplay award and the veteran French actress Emmanuelle Riva was the critics’ choice for the Bes...

On the red carpet at the Golden Globes

Experience Golden Globes week in LA with UKscreen

Wednesday 9th January 2013: Arrived in LA in time to have dinner at a quaint Santa Monica Italian restaurant, Bruno’s, with UKscreen’s owner and LA correspondent, Sam Asi, one of the eighty five members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organisation that votes for and hands...

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