Black Narcissus is a new three-part drama/mini-series based on the 1939 novel of the same name by Rumer Godden.
Starring Gemma Aterton, Jim Broadbent, Diana Rigg, Alessandro Nivola and Rosie Cavaliero; the story of Black Narcissus centres around a group of nuns and the challenges they face in the hostile environment of a remote old Himalayan palace that they wish to make a convent.
‘Wish to make a convent‘ you say? But what was it before and why is it so very challenging to change? These are the questions that have me most curious. These and a good Aterton Performance, plus the slight Game of Thrones vibe, most of which may be because of the fact that the late Diana Rigg, a.k.a. Olenna Tyrellin G.o.T is in this.
Charlie Maher, Chaneil Kular, Nila Aalia and Patsy Ferran also star.
Starring Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Ben Whishaw, Peter Capaldi, Brendan Gleeson and a handful more British actors, director Paul King is back with Paddington 2, a sequel to the 2014 animated family comedy. The story picks with Paddington who’s now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community. He works odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday but unfortunately, the gift is stolen…
I haven’t seen the original Paddington (2014) simply because the mood for it never really struck. It’s probably time I did, particularly to see another example of how Britishness, British charm and the streets of London are portrayed on the big screen.
Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, and Julie Walters also star.
Starring Michelle Dockery, Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling and Emily Mortimer, The Sense Of An Ending tells the story of a reclusive man who’s forced to relook at his flawed conduct as a young man and re-think his current situation in life…
This one I want to see to find out about the extent of Broadbent’s character’s regrets and precisely what he can do to redeem himself if possible. I simply must know the hand he played in his best friend’s demise.
Directed by Ritesh Batra and based on the novel by Julian Barnes, I really like this trailer – including the music. The cast is so good that it simply must deliver.
Everybody loves a story where the underdog triumphs in the face of great doubt – and so comes the film of Eddie (‘The Eagle’) Edwards; Great Britain’s first Olympic Ski Jumper…
Starring Christopher Walken, Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman and Jim Broadbent, I’m looking forward to this one because the message is one we can all use from time to time.
I’m also excited about the comedy – and I’m not just referring to Taron Egerton’s facial hair.
Eddie The Eagle is directed by Dexter Fletcher. If you didn’t already know, he played the rather memorable ‘Soap’ (the Chef) in one of my favourite – if not my absolute favourite British film, Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998).