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Rosamund Pike & Diane Kruger In Talks For Justin Chadwick's 'The Godmother'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 7, 2011 5:39 AM
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EXCLUSIVE: It's not easy maintaining a career after you've been a Bond girl: just ask Maud Adams, Izabella Scorupco or Denise Richards. If you can find them, that is. Even the likes of Halle Berry and Eva Green haven't found their career paths the easiest since they teamed up with 007. One actress who's firmly bucked the trend is Rosamund Pike, who, following her role as ice maiden Miranda Frost in "Die Another Day," went on to a key role in Joe Wright's "Pride & Prejudice." It's only in the last few years that she's really come into her own, however, with a show-stealing performance in "An Education" being followed this year by two excellent supporting roles in "Made in Dagenham" and "Barney's Version."

Review: 'Made in Dagenham' is Your Standard Pre-Oscar Crowd Pleaser

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • November 18, 2010 3:45 AM
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Unlike its bold heroines, "Made in Dagenham" doesn't break any new ground. But just because it's treading the familiar waters of "Norma Rae," "The Full Monty," and director Nigel Cole's own "Calendar Girls" and "Saving Grace," doesn't mean that it's not an enjoyable diversion, particularly if you're looking for something to watch with the middle-aged woman in your life. "Made in Dageham" is inspiring in that (wo)man-against-the-world sort of way, and its talent and historical basis are compelling enough that you don't have to feel guilty. Sally Hawkins (so great in "Happy-Go-Lucky" and, well, everything) is sympathetic but strong as Rita O'Grady, an amalgam of several women who led the strike at the Ford factory in Dagenham, England in the 1960s.

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