Denmark Selects ‘The Hunt’ As Foreign Language Oscar Candidate

By | Thursday September 26, 2013 @ 6:39am PDT

Make it two in a row for Mads Mikkelsen. Denmark has chosen Thomas Vinterberg‘s Mikkelsen-starrer The Hunt as its submission for the Foreign Language Oscar. Mikkelsen also starred in last year’s … Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Local Pics Booming In Denmark; Tom Stoppard Radio Play Celebrates ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’; More

Denmark Sees Boom In Admissions For Homegrown Films
Danish films are on a roll at home, with local pics taking 34% of the box office in the first six months of 2013, Cineuropa reports. Three Danish pics are at the top of the heap, led by Thomas Vinterberg’s 2012 Cannes entry The Hunt, which won Mads Mikkelsen the best actor prize at the festival. Homegrown films had a record 33% of the market in 2012 and in the first half of 2013 have sold 2.25M tickets, according to figures from the Danish Film Institute. Of those tickets, The Hunt, Martin Miehe-Renard’s My African Adventure and Rasmus Heide’s All For Two sold 1.47M. Conversely, TV viewing is down. Recent TNS Gallup figures show that Danes watched 13% less television than in the same period last year, Cineuropa said.

Tom Stoppard Radio Play Celebrates Floyd’s ‘Dark Side’ Turning 40
Tom Stoppard has written a new radio play to mark the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon. Darkside, premiering August 26 on BBC Radio 2, is a fantastical based on themes from the album. The cast includes Bill Nighy, Rufus Sewell, Adrian Scarborough, Iwan Rheon and Amaka Okafor. On the night of broadcast, visitors to bbc.co.uk/radio2 will be able to watch a specially commissioned animation by Aardman to accompany the drama.

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Tom Sturridge Locks A Lead In Searchlight’s ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’

By | Thursday July 18, 2013 @ 1:27pm PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: Tom Sturridge has been set alongside Matthias Schoenaerts and Carey Mulligan in Far From The Madding Crowd, the Fox Searchlight adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel that will be directed by Thomas Vinterberg in the helmer’s … Read More »

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