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Nominations for Bend It Like Beckham

“Bend It Like Beckham” has recieved 3 nominations for the Empire Magazine Awards (Best Newcomer for Parminder Nagra, Best British Actress for Kiera Knightly, and Best British Film) and 1 nomination for a BAFTA for Outstanding British Film. “Bend It Like Beckham” is also making the rounds around the US playing in various film festivals like the Miami International Film Festival being held Feb. 21 – March 2. Watch out for advertisements and reviews of this film in various magazines out now like Elle Girl (thanks to Robby for...

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Bend It Like Beckham release date

Happy New Year! Plenty of Jonny films to look forward to this year. Starting with the US release of “Bend It Like Beckham”. It now has an official date of March 12 for limited release in New York and Los Angeles. It is also premiering at the Sundance Film Festival January 18 at 6pm at the Egyptian Theatre. Additionally, it is scheduled to screen January 19 at 2pm at the Holiday Cinema II, January 21 at 11:30am at the Holiday Cinema III, and January 25 at 6:45pm at the...

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Jonathan signs on to a new project

Some exciting news to report. First off… Jonathan has been cast in a new film already in production in Luxembourg called “The Emperor’s Wife”, directed by Belgian Julien Vrebos and co-starring Max Beesley, Johnny de Mol, and Leticia Dolera. Jonathan will be playing the part of the Chamberlain in what sounds like a grand love story with many twists. This is a period piece that is not set in any specific time or place. The story is inspired by the life of Suraya of Persia and the court of...

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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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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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Jonathan engaged?

Good news about “Prozac Nation”. It’s been picked up by Miramax for distribution. And from showbizireland.com comes the following (note Jonathan was questioned, not arrested and this hopefully confirms he will be in Minatour as well as a new film based on an Alex Garland novel): Rhys Meyers talks to ShowBiz Ireland… Cork actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers was arrested and detained last week in Italy due to security measures after the terrorist attacks in America.The actor, who has stared in such films as Michael Collins and Velvet Goldmine as...

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Prozac Nation premiere

Thanks to Alec, Dawn and Lisa for letting me know that “Prozac Nation” will be premiering at the Toronto Film Festival being held September 6-15. Information on schedules will not be up on the official festival website until August 28. Alec also passed along an article that mentioned “Happy Now” may be set for release later on the year in the UK. No word on a US release for this film.

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Happy Now premieres

“Happy Now” is premiering at the Edinburgh Film Festival August 20 at 10pm. Tickets are £7. It is in competition. Thanks to alec757 for sending along this info. It is also going to be shown August 22 at 9pm. The official festival website has the following information about the film: “This isn’t some film where zombies take revenge,” says Paddy Considine. We can?t be so sure. All grown up and gunning for political power in a small North Wales community, Considine and his best mate harbour a dark secret...

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Gormenghast airing in Canada

For those in Canada, “Gormenghast” will be re-airing on the Space Network on August 15, 22, 29 and September 5 at 8:30 PM ET. Thanks to Raine for passing this info along. And coming from Rebecca, there is some corrected information about the “Titus” premiere. It will be premiering at the Edinburgh Film Festival August 26. The August 30 showing is a preview only. Jonathan will most likey not be attending either showing.

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Ride With The Devil

“Ride With The Devil” premiered recently at the Deuville Film Festival and there was a recent article on Ang Lee in the Los Angeles Times. It’s set for release around Thanksgiving time (late November) by USA films. “Ride” will also open up the London Film Festival on November 3.

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