Director Stephen Frears at the Toronto Film Festival
TOR2000090906 - 9 SEPTEMBER 2000 - TORONTO,ONTARIO, CANADA: Director Stephen Frears arrives for a special tribute presentation to him at Roy Thomson Hall tonight September 9 during the Toronto International Film Festival. UPI cc /Christine Chew
British actress Helen Mirren is to play Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's new play, "The Audience," the drama's producers said Friday.
Comedian and actor Harry Shearer has agreed to preside over the British Academy of Film and Television/Los Angeles Britannia Awards, Variety.com said.
A British studio will film a drama about a Brazilian man killed by London police in the aftermath of the deadly 2005 subway bombings.
Martin Scorsese was named best feature film director for "The Departed" at the annual Directors Guild of America awards in Los Angeles.
Martin Scorsese earned his sixth nod for best director for "The Departed" when the 2006 Academy Award nominees were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.
When the 60th annual Festival de Cannes takes place later this year in France, British director Stephen Frears will act as the president of its honorary jury.
This year's Orange Bafta film awards ceremony will have the British drama "The Queen" leading the pack with 10 nominations.
Several new faces were among the nominees for the annual DGA Awards announced in Los Angeles this week by the Directors Guild of America.
Director Stephen Frears' "The Queen" has dominated this year's awards from the Toronto Film Critics Association including garnering a nod for top film overall.
The creative team behind the film "The Queen" has received a royal stamp of approval from Queen Elizabeth II of Britain in the form of a lunch invitation.