Brenda Blethyn angles for Oscar attention in ‘London River’

Posted by · 12:00 pm · November 14th, 2009

Amid the surfeit of underdog titles vying for Oscar glory, a special prize for maximum cojones should go to the producers of indie Brit drama “London River,” who are mounting a campaign for Brenda Blethyn’s superb lead performance — despite the obstacle of the film lacking a US distributor. The film (which was disqualified as […]

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Simon Channing Williams (1945-2009)

Posted by · 3:38 pm · April 14th, 2009

These days, there aren’t many producers in the often too-cosy British film industry who genuinely earn the adjective “fearless,” but Simon Channing Williams, who passed away last Saturday after a long battle with cancer, was one of them. As much credit as auteur Mike Leigh deserves for changing the landscape of British cinema with his […]

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