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Charlotte Rampling & Tom Courtenay Add Up ‘45 Years,' Olivia Wilde Visits 'Meadowland' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2014 5:02 PM
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Olivia Wilde
While we don't know what the exact definition of "making it" is, we're pretty sure that once you graduate to working with Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, it's something to be proud of. And certainly, for rising director Andrew Haigh—the man behind arthouse hit "Weekend," and the current HBO series "Looking"—he can qualify as having "made it."

HBO Picks Up Series From 'Weekend' Director Andrew Haigh, Watch The Trailer For Rebel Wilson's Show 'Super Fun Night'

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • May 15, 2013 10:25 AM
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You might well have missed it (though hopefully its Criterion release helped you catch up), but gay love story "Weekend" was one of the best films of 2011. So we're cracking open the champagne at the news that its director, Andrew Haigh, is heading to HBO, as the cable network has picked up a new show to series directed and executive produced by the helmer. Written by Michael Lannan (the short film "Lorimer"), it's about a trio of young gay man in San Francisco (led by "Glee" star Jonathan Groff), and their lives and loves. A sort of gay, West Coast version of "Girls," then? Sounds good to us.

Dardenne Brothers, 'Quadrophenia,' Andrew Haigh's 'Weekend' Lead August Criterion Collection Releases

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2012 4:27 PM
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It's the mid-way point of the month, and Cannes or no Cannes, the Criterion Collection will do their traditional unveiling of their releases for three months down the line. After a banner July line-up, which included Jim Jarmusch, Whit Stillman and Aki Kaurismaki, could the beloved specialty top themselves for August? Well, perhaps not, but there's a few very pleasant surprises in the latest batch of announcement.

'Weekend' Director Andrew Haigh Developing L.A.-Set Follow-Up 'Simon Is Waiting' With Film4

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 11, 2011 2:57 AM
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We're literally about to head out the door to the BFI London Film Festival press screening of "Weekend," the second feature by British director Andrew Haigh, and we're firmly looking forward to it; ever since its premiere at SXSW earlier in the year, the indie gay romance has picked up glowing reviews, including ours, and has been doing quite nicely at the U.S. box office since it opened a few weeks back. It's definitely launched Haigh, a former assistant editor who worked on the likes of "Gladiator" and "Black Hawk Down", into the consciousness of film fans, and coincidentally, this morning brings news of his next project.

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