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BILB gets a US release date

Good news coming out of the Toronto Film Festivial, where “Bend It Like Beckham” was shown. It was one of two runners up for the AGF People’s Choice Award, which is voted on by festival audiences. Fox Searchlight has also announced a US release date “Bend It Like Beckham”, April 2, 2003. Also, listen to Jonathan reading from The Best of Saki by Hector Hugh Munro, featured on Radio 1 (thanks Alec). The show runs until October 4.

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Jonathan at premiere party

Jonathan recently attended a premiere party in France for “The Importance of Being Ernest”, a film due for release in the UK on September 6. An article about this party was featured in the September 1 Style issue of the Sunday Times. There is also a photo of Jonathan from this party in the latest Hello Magazine. His next film, “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead”, is due to start production this month. It’s being made in part by Paramount Classics, a US production company.

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More details on Octane

Thanks to Alec for passing along this little tidbit about “Octane”, from the Sunday Mirror (warning, this does contain a minor spoiler): Role to Get Teeth Into August 11, 2002 by Polly Graham IRISH actors Patrick O’Kane and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers have definitely got a blood lust – in their new film roles that is. Patrick, who has starred in EastEnders, joined forces with Bend It Like Beckham lead Jonathan to film a new psychological thriller called Octane in Luxembourg. The film also stars Hollywood actress Madeleine Stowe, best remembered...

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BILB scores down under

After scoring at the box office in the UK, making over £10.7 million pounds, “Bend It Like Beckham” opened well in Australia. It earned $594,000 with the highest per-screen average of any other film out in release in Australia.

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Happy Now at film festival

“Bend It Like Beckham” is being released in Australia on July 4. For those in Toronto, Canada, you get the chance to see “Happy Now”, premiering at Britpics 2002, a film festival for the best of new British cinema. It will be screening at 7pm on Monday July 22 and takes place at Toronto’s Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor Street West). Single tickets are $9 and $7 (seniors/students). For further information please call the Britpics infoline at: (416) 604-4702. Tickets go on sale July 2. Thanks to Kazza for passing...

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