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CBS Films Acquires Matthew Warchus Cannes Crowdpleaser 'Pride' for Fall Release

Another Cannes entry has found a buyer: CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus's "Pride" and is wasting no time opening the well-reviewed dramatic comedy starring Bill Nighy ("The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"), Imelda Staunton ("Maleficent"), Dominic West ("The Hour)" and Paddy Considine ("Submarine").
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 10, 2014 5:35 PM
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BBC Films Unveils Lavish Film Slate Ahead of Cannes

Before closing Cannes Directors' Fortnight with Matthew Warchus' "Pride," about gay activism in the time of Margaret Thatcher, BBC Films has unveiled its upcoming roster of star-studded films.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 9, 2014 12:36 PM
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Britain's 2013 Olivier Award Nominees Include Helen Mirren, James McAvoy, Kristin Scott Thomas

Nominees for the 2013 Olivier Awards were announced today, including notable screen actors Helen Mirren, Rupert Evertt, Kristin Scott Thomas and James McAvoy for their recent stage performances. Britain's equivalent of the Tonys, the awards are presented annually by the Society of London Theatre to honor excellence in professional stage productions.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 27, 2013 2:22 PM
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