Dame Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery and Hugh Bonneville were among the stars on the red carpet as the Downton Abbey film received its world premiere in London.On Monday evening, the highly-anticipated film was debuted and ahead of the screening, the cast posed for pictures outside Cineworld Leicester Square.
Breaking Bad co-stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have sent fans into a frenzy by reuniting.The pair, who portrayed terminally-ill chemistry teacher, Walter White, and drug dealer, Jesse Pinkman, in the hit AMC drama, posed with a glass of mezcal in the Dominican Republic.
Game of Thrones' Kit Harington has described filming scenes involving the show's famous dragons as "horrific."The Jon Snow actor said that he had initially not believed his co-star Emilia Clarke - who played Daenerys Targaryen on the hit show - when she complained about them, but eventually sympathised with her when his character finally met the dragons in series eight.
Cillian Murphy has shut down claims that he could be the next James Bond because he thinks the iconic role should go to a woman.The Peaky Binders star, who plays Tommy Shelby in the BBC show, was hotly tipped to take over Daniel Craig’s spot as the new 007, joining a list of rumoured contenders which also includes James Norton and Richard Madden.But, speaking to The Guardian, the 43-year-old admitted he has other ideas. He said: “The thing about it is, if you say anything about Bond it becomes the headline, right?“There’s two things I’ll say about that. Firstly, there’s a whole other industry which is completely separate from the film side of things, and that’s the bookies. He added: “The second thing I’d say is that I think it should be a woman, which rules me out.”The English actress Lashana Lynch has reportedly been cast as a new 007, but her character will appear alongside Craig’s Bond, having taken over his code name, rather than replace him.[[gallery-0]] Previous contenders rumoured to be in the running to play the iconic super-spy include Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston.Filming for the 25th Bond film, which is using the working title Shatterhand, has so far taken place on location in Jamaica, Norway and Italy, and at Pinewood Studios in the UK.Earlier this year, Craig was forced to spend two weeks recovering from an ankle injury sustained while filming. Despite this, the film is still slated for release in April 2020.The 25th Bond film will be directed by Cary Fukunaga and will be Craig's fifth and final outing as the super spy.Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright and Rory Kinnear will all return to the series, while Rami Malek will make his Bond debut as a villain.
Casey Affleck has opened up about the sexual harassment allegations made against him and discussed his decision to "just stay quiet" amid the MeToo movement. The 43-year-old faced sexual harassment allegations from Amanda White and Magdalena Gorka, who worked with him on Joaquin Phoenix documentary I’m Still Here in 2010. He denied the claims and both cases were settled out of court.The Oscar-wining star confessed that he felt accountable for condoning and contributing to an unprofessional working environment on the set.Speaking during an episode of Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert yesterday, he said: “I think it’s a lesson that I had to sort of learn and be humble about; I was the producer. I was technically the boss.”Affleck said that there was "a ton of partying" on the set of the mockumentary, which followed Phoenix's short-lived career change from acting to rap, telling Shepard: "It was confusing for everybody, and it was deliberately, and that's my responsibility. The intention was to have the crew as part of the movie. I didn't know how much they knew they were part of the movie."He also added that he felt it was best to keep a low profile when the sexual harassment allegations resurfaced at the height of the MeToo movement.“I really wanted to support all but I felt like the best thing to do was to just be quiet,” he said. Shepard’s co-host, Monica Padman, suggested that the fact that women are also able to make false allegations is never considered.“I wouldn’t say that it’s helpful to say that well women lie, or to approach the argument from the point of who is lying; It actually doesn’t help,” Affleck argued.“What really matters is you resolve this in a way without hitting each other and calling each other liars. It’s not really the most important part of it.”The Manchester By Sea star emphasised that he completely stands by the MeToo initiative, asking: “Who would not be supportive of the MeToo movement? That’s an idea that’s even out there?”The writer and director also touched on whether it’s possible to gauge which cases of misconduct are the worst compared to others.He said: “[It] isn’t about, oh well this isn’t so bad, and that’s really horrible. It’s that it’s systemic.“It is accepted culturally at it’s tamest manifestation of it and at it’s worst, and that it all needs to be turned on it’s head, eradicated, not allowed for, and that kind of like lightning bolt I think is effective.”Last August, Affleck apologised for his “unprofessional” behaviour on the I’m Still Here set, telling AP: “It was an unprofessional environment … the buck had to stop with me being one of the producers and I have to accept responsibility for that.”