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Matthew Warchus

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  • 'Ghost the Musical' leaves mixed impression at the Hippodrome

    'Ghost the Musical' leaves mixed impression at the Hippodrome
    Psychic powers are not required to detect the problems with "Ghost the Musical," which haunts the Hippodrome this week as part of a national tour.  For a start, it's over-produced. It seems the creators wanted to have it both ways, wanted it to be a...
  • CBS Films Buys Cannes Labor Union Movie 'Pride'

    CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to the British dramedy "Pride" two months after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. It's planning an awards season push with a Sept. 19 launch. Chares Gant called the film an "irresistible crowdpleaser" in his...
  • British Film Institute Ties Funds to Diversity Goals

    The British Film Institute has implemented new requirements to ensure that productions that are supported by U.K. Lottery funding through the BFI Film Fund reflect the diversity of the country. Starting Sept. 1, all projects receiving BFI Film Fund...
  • 'Ghost: The Musical:' A Deadly Night At The Theater

    'Ghost: The Musical:' A Deadly Night At The Theater
    The show: "Ghost: The Musical" at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. What makes it special: There are some special effects, but not enough to bring this dreadful show to life. First impressions: The dead may have challenges in this...
  • Kevin Spacey to be succeeded by Matthew Warchus at Old Vic

    Kevin Spacey, who has led the Old Vic as artistic director since 2004, will hand over the reins of the company to veteran stage director Matthew Warchus starting in the fall of 2015, the London theater announced on Thursday. Warchus is a versatile...
  • Kevin Spacey Talks 'House of Cards,' Presidential Aspirations and His Old Vic Tenure

    "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey has served as the artistic director of the prestigious Old Vic theater in London since 2003, but will step down from the position in fall 2015, handing the reins to Matthew Warchus. It will perhaps come as a relief to...
  • BBC Films Boards Alan Bennett Memoir 'The Lady in the Van'

    LONDON -- BBC Films has boarded "The Lady in the Van," which reunites the team behind "The History Boys." The pic, which is an adaptation of playwright Alan Bennett's memoir, will be directed by Nicholas Hytner. Producers are Kevin Loader, Damian Jones...
  • Cannes: Comedy 'Pride' Lures Buyers Before World Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)

    Matthew Warchus' humor-laced ensemble comedy "Pride," sold by Pathe, has lured a flurry of key-territory buyers in the run up to its world preem in Directors' Fortnight. Inspired by true events that took place during the Margaret Thatcher era in 1984,...
  • Cannes Festival: Full 2014 Lineup

    Opener Grace of Monaco (1) Olivier Dahan, France-U.S.-Belgium-Italy Competition The Captive Atom Egoyan, Canada Clouds of Sils Maria Olivier Assayas, France-Switzerland-Germany Foxcatcher Bennett Miller, U.S. Goodbye to Language Jean-Luc Godard,...
  • Buzzy British Movies at This Year's Cannes

    Competition Jimmy's Hall (pictured) Director: Ken Loach Production company: Sixteen Films, Element Pictures Sales agent: Entertainment One Key cast: Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew Scott Logline: Period drama set in 1930s Ireland during its "Red Scare."...
  • Exit of Film4 Topper Creates Worry in British Biz

    Channel 4's movie arm Film4 is one of the pillars of the British film industry, alongside BBC Films and the British Film Institute, so when its longtime chief Tessa Ross recently said she would be stepping down, it sent a frisson through the biz. Ben...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Pride'

    The true tale of how two very different communities came together in London and Wales during the lengthy U.K. miners' strike of 1984-5 makes for an irresistible crowdpleaser in "Pride," the sophomore feature from garlanded British theater director Matthew...