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Tom Felton’s life lessons he learned from Harry Potter that he takes wherever he goes
Harry Potter film fans, Tom Felton will always be Draco Malfoy.And it turns out that even the actor has never forgotten the experience of playing Harry's wizarding Hogwarts rival.He has admitted that there is a life lesson from the Potter series that he takes with him wherever he goes.It appears the family-like bond that those shooting the eight-film franchise is as strong as ever as well.Felton, who turns 35 on Thursday (September 22), shared a picture of him with fellow Brit Jason Isaacs, who played his father, Lucius Malfoy, in the movies.Posting a picture on Instagram of them outside London's Criterion Theatre, where he was performing, Felton said: “My father heard about this play I was in, 2:22 A Ghost Story.”Isaacs, 59, said he was “thrilled to see my boy commanding the stage” in a sign that the Potter relationships have lasted long after the final film was released in 2011.The Surrey-born actor has been on record talking about how his decade working on the Harry Potter films set him up for his screen and stage career.Having transitioned from boy to man on the set, Felton said he and his fellow co-stars, such as Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, learned the professional standards from the more experienced actors around them.The adaptation of J. K.
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Downton Abbey's Penelope Wilton says co-star Maggie Smith gets ‘all the best lines’
Downton Abbey’s Dame Penelope Wilton, 75, has weighed in on her role as Lady Merton in the hit ITV drama. The actress has compared her character to that of Dame Maggie Smith, 87, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, who Lady Merton often bickers with.Reflecting on both character’s personalities, Penelope said her on-screen counterpart often wins the arguments.She also claimed that the series' creator Julian Fellowes never lets her character win a bickering match.The TV star said: “Maggie gets all the best lines!“With Maggie, you need to be on your game to hit the ball back at her.“I said to Julian: ‘Can I at least win one of the arguments?’ and he said: ‘No,'" she said to the Daily Mail.Fans of the period drama were left in tears with the much-anticipated sequel film, Downton Abbey 2: A New Era.Some took to Twitter to share their review of the film, as they recounted feeling a mix of emotions.MerviRyynanen said: “We just watched Downton Abbey A New Era and felt like being back with old friends.“As we expected - absolutely loved it!“Such a feel-good film (a few tears too!).“Felt like the closing chapter of a beloved story. Bloody Marvellous!”DaniellaLaverty added: “Just wow! There was laughter and there was tears.“A new era indeed @DowntonAbbey #DowntonAbbeyANewEra”Sineadekennedy tweeted: “Saw it this evening in Ireland.
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Review: Death on the Nile is a slow boat
Death on the Nile (★★☆☆☆) miscalculates from the start, marching into a mystery Christie herself showed no interest in exploring: the origins of Hercule Poirot’s trademark mustache.Director and star Kenneth Branagh, helming his second Christie adaptation following the 2017 hit Murder on the Orient Express, digs into a black-and-white, WWI-set prologue that firmly establishes Belgian sleuth Poirot as the film’s romantic hero.Christie’s sturdy plots and colorful characters certainly invite inventive reinterpretation, but it feels misguided making this or any Poirot story more about the man solving the mystery, than about the mystery that Poirot must solve.The sprightlier 1978 version of Death on the Nile, directed by John Guillermin and scripted by Sleuth playwright Anthony Shaffer, struck a more satisfying balance between the famous detective and the cast of suspects all harboring motives for murder.That whodunnit boasted a lineup of eccentric legends — Bette Davis, Angela Lansbury, Maggie Smith, David Niven, and, of course, Peter Ustinov as Poirot — inhabiting Dame Agatha’s larger-than-life characters while swooning about in Anthony Powell’s Oscar-winning ’30s-era costumes.The result was gloriously camp, as much as it was wickedly intriguing.
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Bright Road (1953), Robert Wise’s Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), and 1974’s comedy Uptown Saturday Night, which the actor and singer directed. That film, in particular, is notable for its cast, which includes Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Flip Wilson, Richard Pryor, Calvin Lockhart, Roscoe Lee Browne, and Bill Cosby.Also on the bill, Robert Altman’s 1996 jazz-noir Kansas City, in which Belafonte plays a gangster named “Seldom Seen.” The film also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, and Steve Buscemi.The channel is also highlighting the innovative independent works of Melvin Van Peebles, a one-man creative force who often starred in, wrote, directed, and composed his films.Of the four entries, the most notable are Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971), in which a Black man outruns white police authorities (the score, by Van Peebles, was performed by Earth, Wind & Fire) and Watermelon Man (1970), a renowned social comedy starring Godfrey Cambridge and Estelle Parsons, in which a white bigot wakes up to find his skin has turned Black.Also on tap: The Harder They Come (1972), featuring reggae artist Jimmy Cliff as a singer who faces down corruption in Jamaica’s music industry.
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