Saoirse Ronan didn’t want to make On Chesil Beach an abuse story

In the film adaptation of On Chesil Beach, Saoirse Ronan plays a character who is terrified of consummating her marriage to her new husband Edward (Billy Howle) and the film examines what that means for their disastrous wedding night.

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The technical difficulties of shooting On Chesil Beach at the actual location

Naturally, for a movie called On Chesil Beach, the filmmakers wanted to shoot on the actual Chesil Beach, particularly a long shingle outcrop surrounded by water on all sides, in Dorset. It may have looked cool on screen, but it was practically very difficult.

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Michael Pearce on the different interpretations of Beast

Michael Pearce recently sat down for a Q&A about his directorial debut Beast, a psychological thriller starring Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn.

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Michael Pearce on casting Pascal in Beast

Recently, director Michael Pearce and actors Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn sat down for a Q&A about their film Beast, and here are some highlights.

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Abigail Breslin ‘was a dream’ for Trudie Styler to work with on Freak Show

Trudie Styler recently sat down for a Q&A to promote her directorial debut Freak Show at the BFI Southbank, and here’s what she had to say about Abigail Breslin.

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Trudie Styler on choosing Alex Lawther for her leading man in Freak Show

At the BFI Flare Festival, first-time director Trudie Styler sat down for a Q&A after a screening of her movie Freak Show to talk a bit more about the project and the casting of Bette Midler and Alex Lawther.

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Lucy Cohen talks about the difficulties in creating Kingdom of Us documentary

Lucy Cohen won the documentary prize for her feature Kingdom of Us at the BFI London Film Festival awards on Saturday, the day after the documentary was made available on Netflix.

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Jake Gyllenhaal tells all about Stronger at LFF Q&A

Jake Gyllenhaal came to London this week to promote his new movie Stronger, his first project as producer, at the London Film Festival and he also found time to attend a Q&A after a special screening hosted by Lionsgate at the Ham Yard Hotel.

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Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman and Adam Sandler at the The Meyerowitz Stories LFF premiere: My Pics 

On Friday evening, the cast of The Meyerowitz Stories took to the red carpet at London Film Festival’s purpose-built Embankment Garden Cinema to support the movie. You can see the pictures here:

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Carey Mulligan and Garrett Hedlund at the Mudbound LFF premiere

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I was unable to make the opening premiere of London Film Festival on Wednesday, so it kicked off officially for me today at the Mudbound premiere in Leicester Square.

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