Author: Embankment Films

21 Jun ‘Downton Abbey’ Star Penelope Wilton Joins Jim Broadbent In ‘Harold Fry’

EXCLUSIVE: Downton Abbey and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel star Penelope Wilton is joining Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (Iris) in Hettie Macdonald’s (Normal People) upcoming feature The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Wilton will play Maureen, the wife who is left bereft and bewildered when Harold doesn’t come home one day. The Duke and Lady In the Van star...

Read More

21 Jun Irish teenager Charlie Reid lands major film role with Olivia Colman

Fourteen-year-old from County Kildare to play opposite Oscar winner in feelgood film Joyride An Irish teenager has been plucked from obscurity and cast alongside Olivia Colman, one of the industry’s most sought-after actors, as the lead characters in a feature film that begins shooting this month. Fourteen-year-old Charlie...

Read More

28 Apr ‘Emily’: First Look At Emma Mackey As ‘Wuthering Heights’ Author Emily Bronte

Here’s your first look at Emma Mackey – BAFTA-nominated today for Sex Education – in new UK feature Emily, the origin story biopic of Wuthering Heights scribe Emily Bronte. Production is underway in the UK on the film which marks the writing and directing feature debut of actress Frances O’Connor (The Missing). We...

Read More

28 Apr The Father wins two Oscar Academy Awards

Oscars 2021 winners: the full Best makeup and hairstyling Emma Hillbilly Elegy Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER Mank Pinocchio Best costume design Emma Mank Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER Mulan Pinocchio Jean Hersholt humanitarian award MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) Best director Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman David Fincher, Mank Lee Isaac Chung, Minari Chloé Zhao, Nomadland – WINNER Best sound Greyhound Mank News of...

Read More

19 Apr Olivia Colman Comedy ‘Joyride’ Acquired By Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions

London-based film sales and financing house Embankment Films has closed a major international deal for “Joyride,” starring Olivia Colman, who is Oscar nominated for Florian Zeller’s “The Father,” another of Embankment’s titles. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has bought “Joyride” for the world, excluding North America and U.K. The deal comes as...

Read More

14 Apr Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern to Star in ‘The Son’ From ‘The Father’ Director Florian Zeller

Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern will star in “The Son,” writer-director Florian Zeller’s follow-up to the BAFTA winning and Academy Award nominated “The Father.” The film is adapted from Zeller’s acclaimed stage play by Zeller and Christopher Hampton, who is Oscar nominated for adapting “The...

Read More

11 Apr The Father wins BAFTAs for Leading Actor and Adapted Screenplay

Bafta 2021 winners Winners in bold BEST FILM The Father - Philippe Carcassonne, Jean-Louis Livi, David ParfittThe Mauritanian - Adam Ackland, Leah Clarke, Beatriz Levin, Lloyd LevinNomadland - Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Frances Mcdormand, Peter Spears, Chloé ZhaoPromising Young Woman - Ben Browning, Emerald Fennell, Ashley Fox, Josey McnamaraThe Trial Of The...

Read More

06 Apr Helen Mirren to Star as Israeli Leader Golda Meir in Guy Nattiv’s ‘Golda’

Helen Mirren, who won an Oscar for “The Queen,” will portray Israel’s legendary Prime Minister Golda Meir in “Golda.” The film will be directed by Academy Award winner Guy Nattiv, and produced by BAFTA winner Michael Kuhn (“Florence Foster Jenkins,” “The Duchess”). Embankment will represent international sales, with CAA Media...

Read More

23 Mar How ‘The Father’ recreated the “disorientation of the audience”

Production designer Peter Francis and director Florian Zeller tell Screen why a subtle touch was crucial for crafting nuanced dementia drama The Father. In Florian Zeller’s award-winning stageplay The Father, the bewilderment of its elderly male protagonist is conveyed through an ever-changing set design for his living space, which becomes...

Read More