Tag Archives: Tom Felton

OPHELIA (2018): New Trailer From Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, Tom Felton…

Ophelia (2018), Daisy Ridley, IFC Films
Ophelia (2018), Daisy Ridley, IFC Films

Starring Daisy Ridley, Naomie Watts, Clive Owen and Tom Felton, Ophelia is the Claire McCarthy directed re-imagining of William Shapeare’s famous Hamlet.

Set in medieval-era Denmark, the queen’s brightest lady-in-waiting, Ophelia, finds herself drawn to Hamlet, the charismatic and elusive crown prince. Their secretive love affair begins and soon outside forces threaten to derail their union and devastate the royal family for good. Now Ophelia must decide where her devotion will ultimately lie…

I’m in to see the Hamlet story from this new perspective. I’m also equally interested to watch Ridley in a role other than her very high profile Star Wars projects.

Another thing, is it just me for whom Keira Knightly came to mind while I looked at Ridley in this trailer?

Devon Terrell, Sebastian De Souza, Dominic Mafham, Daisy Head, Adriana Hercigonja and Mia Quiney also star.

Ophelia Release Dates: June 28th, 2019 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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A UNITED KINGDOM (2016): New Trailer From David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton…

United Kingdom (2016), Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo
United Kingdom (2016), Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo

2016 has come with another movie about forbidden love based on race. First we have Loving set in 1950s Virginia, USA – a true story which  stars Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton. Today we have A United Kingdom, another true story of the love between African royalty (Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana) and a non-royal caucasian woman from London, England…

As is the case with Loving I’m looking forward to watching love win in A United Kingdom.

Directed by Amma Asante of Belle (2013) I’m excited for my faith in humanity to be renewed once more.

Jack Davenport, Arnold Oceng, Laura Carmichael and Charlotte Hope also star.

A United Kingdom Release Dates: November 25th, 2016 (UK); February 17th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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BELLE (2014): For Your Faith In Love & Humanity

Belle (2013), Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Belle (2013), Gugu Mbatha-Raw

At the centre of Director, Amma Asante’s film is the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral.

Brought to England from the West Indies to live with her aristocratic great uncle and his wife, the young Dido over time, learns of the matters of class and rank that rule her new world. A world with laws she simply must not accept, for the sake of her own dignity, happiness and sense of self.

Great performances, particularly from Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson and Sam Reid.

Belle (2013), Sam Reid
Belle (2013), Sam Reid

Watch it for the story of an admirably strong young woman, a courageous young man, a beautiful love story and great characters from an interesting and important time in history – 18th century England, when slavery was still a grave and common reality.

As is the case with most historical films I watch, I’m left with a sense of gratitude for the times in which I live and reminded of how things do change; rarely at a satisfactory pace, but change they do.

Happy Belle 🙂

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