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Ed Burns stars in this taut, crisply told Nova Scotia-shot thriller about the suspicious wintertime drowning of a private school student that may or may not be a murder. Director Nick Willing's use of seasonal locations, along with a deft combination of film noir-ish atmospheres balanced against supernatural touches makes this British-Canadian co-production a stylish, gripping thriller.
Adapted from Alice Hoffman's bestselling novel of the same name, The River King's acute social observations – the divisions between town and gown have never been better portrayed – and haunting blue/grey colour schemes help deliver an edge-of-your-seat cinematic experience.
Henry Thomas, who appeared in the recent USA Network success "Moby Dick" and is in the current Live Entertainment release "Suicide Kings," has been cast to star in the indie adaptation of the Leon Rooke novel "A Good Baby."
Thomas portrays a recluse who finds a home for an abandoned baby in this Southern tale set in a small Appalachian community. He stars with David Strathairn ("L.A. Confidential," "Dolores Claiborne") and Jennifer Ehle ("Pride & Prejudice," "Paradise Road").
Alan Bleasdale rates Jennifer Ehle "the most extraordinary actress of her generation".
"She has a quality of absolute mystery. You have no idea what's she's going to do next, which is so rare," says the playwright.
"It's also fairly bloody obvious that she's extremely beautiful, but there's more to her than beauty. I had my heart set on her playing the part all the way through the writing. She has so many colours - beauty, danger and menace."
It's the first time Bleasdale has written a thriller, despite the finest of pedigrees - Jake's Progress, GBH, Boys From The Blackstuff to name a few.
"It drove me up the wall," he says. "I'm not good at puzzles, so I sat surrounded by hundreds of pages of notes listing where every character was at any moment."
The drama follows a war correspondent (Tim Dutton) who falls in love and marries Melissa (Ehle) after the sudden death of his wife. The romance casts him deep into a murderous web of intrigue and double-dealing.
David Bamber, who played Mr Collins for the television adaptation, agreed that Firth, and Ehle, would be a tough act to follow. "I do think these things stand or fall on casting," he said. "I think Jennifer was amazing even though she was comparatively inexperienced. Colin, I think, was the definitive Darcy.
Ehle said: "I remember when we were about to make our version of Pride and Prejudice, there were so many letters to The Times and other newspapers saying how dare the BBC spend money on remaking this when the definitive film version already exists with Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson. So you never know. Nobody owns Pride and Prejudice. It's out there in the public domain, and it's good that people are taking a fresh look at it."
Jennifer Ehle, who played Elizabeth Bennet, first read Pride and Prejudice when she was twelve years old, and "fell in love with it, right from the very first page." Ehle remarks: "I still love it now -- even after working intensely on the television adaptation... That really is the test of something -- that you still admire and enjoy it after being so very close to it. As soon as I get a little time to myself, I’ll be back with Jane Austen, one of my favorite authors. [Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park] are the only two I haven’t read as yet, and I’m looking forward to getting to know them."
Singer-songwriter Lee Rogers (28), who plays the Pavilion in Belfast tonight is looking forward to the release of the movie The River King here in his native city.
His song How Will I Sleep? is on the soundtrack of the supernatural thriller based on the bestseller of the same name by American writer Anne Hoffman.
The movie, starring Ed Burns and Jennifer Ehle, was shot on location in Novia Scotia by Myriad Films.
It is the story of how the spirit of a little boy found murdered in a river bed helps detectives track down his killers.
"Apparently the mood of my song which is a bluesy composition suited the atmosphere of the film," explained Lee.
The River King is expected to be released in the next couple of months and will be at a cinema near you in Belfast.
Twinkly, bosomy Jennifer Ehle looked as if English cream ran in her veins in the celebrated 1995 BBC miniseries...
Ehle recently visited his wife and daughter in England. "I told Jennifer at her 26th birthday party that I wish she had been twins," Ehle says. "I'd like to have two of her. Her career is a treasure to me."
I now have a date for the P&P 10th anniversary documentary - Tuesday 13th September, 10.35pm on BBC1.
The successful American "Fashion Targets Breast Cancer" campaign was an obvious role model for Aurelia. The main thrust of the campaign was identical, though the timing was changed - in the States it co-oincided with New York Fashion Week. On launch day, 22 April, models and celebrities, mostly women, were asked to wear T-shirts bearing the FTBC logo and some - Jennifer Ehle, Jane Horrocks and Bruce Oldfield - appeared at a press call at Marble Arch. An 80-strong group headed by Amanda Wakeley and Caryn Franklin staged a walk down Oxford Street, the celebrities visiting each store supporting the campaign. T-shirts were made available nationwide by major fashion retailers, many of whom provided window space and promotional support.
Trigiani is writing the screenplay for "Big Stone Gap" and will direct it. Potential cast members include actors Hugh Jackman, Marisa Tomei, Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Ehle.
Actresses Trigiani is considering for the starring role of Ave Maria include Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei, Cate Blanchett, and Jennifer Ehle, star of A&E's Pride and Prejudice.
"People I haven't seen for a long time assume I've changed. That pisses me off. It's only been four years.
"I feel very lucky to have friends in my life who are so grounded and real and not in the business."
Two of her best friends are Australian actress Cate Blanchett and Britain's Jennifer Ehle, with whom she co-starred last year in the Bruce Beresford film Paradise Road.
"They are the most grounded actors I've met," she says.
"We all met when we were at the same place in our careers. We're just able to be with each other and not let anything else affect it."
“I'll make all my students rehearse in their favorite hats,” she says. “We'll call it the hat method.” Miss Harris is gentle and gracious, showing no hint of the histrionic Mrs. Bliss, who, when upset, lifts hand to forehead and trills, “I would like someone to play something very beautiful for me on the piano.”
But Miss Harris's 16-year-old daughter, Jennifer, who is at lunch, teases her mother that she “has picked up little bits of Judith. You can be bossy about getting the laundry.”
“My voice projection has gone up a bit,” Miss Harris concedes. [more]
Dorff and Hart are tremendous as Sutcliffe and Lennon; Hart especially has captured the feeling of Lennon even if he's not exactly the spitting image of the late rock star. Although Astrid gets short shrift in Softley's screenplay - she's basically seen through Stu's eyes - Lee at least conveys a sense of the blend of sex appeal and intellect that so thoroughly enchanted both men.
In contrast, John's then-girlfriend Cynthia (Jennifer Ehle) comes across as a sweet but intellectually limited individual who will never offer him the challenge he would later find in Yoko Ono.
Gary Bakewell and Chris O'Neill capture the look and sound of McCartney and Harrison while Jennifer Ehle (the daughter of actress Rosemary Harris) is suitably poignant as Cynthia Powell who will achieve her dream of being Mrs. John Lennon, though not for long.
"Backbeat" is a raw, energetic, exciting movie about a raw, energetic, exciting young band fighting for success and the deserter who preferred to pursue his own dream.
Ehle, who is starring in a revival of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, thanked both the playwright and the British director, David Leveaux, before focusing her attention nearer to home. "I wouldn't be here without my beautiful, beautiful, beautiful parents," she said. "Thank you for teaching me to walk and talk and to read."
Backstage, winners went through a series of rooms being interviewed by TV, radio, photo and print reporters in sequence -- "like a video game, PlayStation," joked Jennifer Ehle, the young British newcomer who won lead actress in a play for "The Real Thing." That deprived CMU's Cherry Jones (nominated for "Moon"), long recognized as one of the country's best. But there's bad news for Pittsburgh native Tina Benko, who understudies Ehle as Annie. The import from London is supposed to close Aug. 12, but if it extends, would Ehle and Stephen Dillane (who won for best actor) stay with it? "I'm not tired of it yet," Ehle said. "And I hate the thought of anyone else playing Annie."
But Dillane seemed to react differently: Asked if he'd be willing to extend, he grimaced and laughed. "I don't know." By the way, though it was a triumphant Tony year for the Brits, Ehle actually counts as American. Her mother, Rosemary Harris, has long been one of Broadway's favorite transplants, so Ehle has an American passport.
The Prince's Trust has just finished a massive fund-raising campaign in which a thousand celebrities have been asked to paint their own masks. These will be auctioned for a large sum. The mask is a wonderfully comforting, concealing device, and it's fascinating to see what people want to hide behind. Prince Charles has painted leaves to cover his face, as if he is deep in a forest, or at least wants something to talk to.
Tony Blair has drawn predictable red roses, whereas John Major has painted an Elysian landscape, perhaps the mythical England he wants to recreate. Denis Healey has imitated Munch's The Scream, which tells us a lot, yet Dave Stewart, the pop musician who said he was too happy, has done much the same. Jennifer Ehle has painted hers plain blue with a signature, which is dull, but since I adore her, it's the one I would buy if I could afford it.
The lead woman 'Tracey' was played by Jennifer Ehle, a familiar face who was in the BBC's Pride and Predjudice (love it!). She was amazing.
Cute story and going to the theatre is always a fun night, and as johnny says "having a hollywood star always adds a certain something" to a play. Too true. Though I think Jennifer Ehle stole the show.
Also due in July is Listening Library's other big summer audiobook, Witch Child, by Celia Rees. Described by Ditlow as containing elements of The Blair Witch Project, The Crucible, and the novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Witch Child is read in its entirety by British actress Jennifer Ehle (indelible as heroine Elizabeth Bennet in A&E's TV miniseries Pride and Prejudice.) Rees, who was autographing copies of Witch Child at BEA, said she couldn't be happier with the choice of Tony winner Ehle, with whom she exchanged exultant e-mails: "I wrote, 'I loved Pride and Prejudice! I can't believe you're going to do this!' " Rees recalled. "I knew she'd be perfect."
"We like Tony winners," Ditlow says. "There's usually a correlation between Tony winners and good voice-over artists. TV and movie actors don't always have the sustained breath control you need to read audiobooks. When we're considering actors, we scan their bios to see if they have stage work in their resumes. If they don't, we get a little nervous."
Listening Library's Witch Child will be released in July -- on Friday the 13th. Ditlow plans to get all the mileage possible out of its macabre elements, with Rees scheduled for a promotional (and further research-gathering) visit to Salem, Mass., in October, around Halloween. Ditlow says, "Jennifer Ehle's open to doing [promotion] with us as well."
Although this feels very tame (and only intermittently funny) in this day and age, Jerry Zaks' glossy revival has alot to enjoy. Jennifer Ehle's delectable Tracy rightly dominates the show (despite being saddled with some hideous costumes)...
There was a double-helping of Seckerson on Monday. In the afternoon, Stage and Screen itself was a captivating version of the original Peter Pan by J M Barrie complete with John Crook's incidental music from the Broadway production of 1905, recreated by the master of such tasks, John McGlinn. This "parlour reading", recorded in NewYork's Edwardian Players Club, featured a starry cast including Hayley Mills and Jennifer Ehle. Utterly absorbing, it also showed how closely the adaptation by our current king of the Christmas shows, Stuart Paterson - given a fine production by Liz Moran at Stirling's Macrobert this year - follows the Barrie original.
Long before most people in Winston-Salem had ever heard of brie and baguettes, Maria's was selling them. But this specialty-foods store and coffee roaster in Stratford Place won't be selling those items or anything else after March 24. Owner Maria Ingram-Braucht is calling it quits after more than 30 years in the business. "It's a lamentable fact that the big fish have swallowed up the minnows," Ingram-Braucht said of her decision to close. Ingram-Braucht, who grew up in Kernersville, was a young woman working for novelist John Ehle and actress Rosemary Harris as a nanny to their daughter, Jennifer Ehle - now herself an actress - when she got the idea of going into the food business. While traveling in England and Ireland with the family years ago, Ingram-Braucht learned about the wonders of fresh coffee. "The streets were filled with roasting coffee smells, and I fell in love with it," she said. Ehle had recently written The Wines and Cheeses of England and France and became interested in making his own wine and cheese.
LONDON/Theater: Before it was a movie, "The Philadelphia Story" was a 1939 play, and such a well-constructed one that it can withstand the absence of Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart. In its present incarnation at the Old Vic there is only one total star performance-the Old Vic artistic director, Kevin Spacey, as C.K. Dexter Haven-and that's reason enough to see this production of playwright Philip Barry's comic battle of words on Philadelphia's Main Line. John Lee Beatty's elaborate sets and Tom Rand's glamorous costumes are more than add-ons-they set the tone of an otherwise low-key production by director Jerry Zaks. As Tracy Lord, the once-married icemaiden who finally melts and marries again, Jennifer Ehle wisely doesn't try to surpass or even to remind us of Katherine Hepburn. But her leisurely delivery of her character's American aristo wisecracks isn't quite to the manor born. Although there are fine performances by Julia McKenzie (as Tracy's mother), the gravel-voiced Nicholas Le Provost (as Uncle Willie Tracy) and D.W. Moffat (as Macaulay 'Mike' Connor), Mr. Spacey alone has that quality, and the feeling for comedy, that allows an actor to quote the body language of Groucho Marx and W.C. Fields, while being completely himself. (Mr. Spacey, currently replaced by Adrian Lukis, returns Aug. 8 for 28 performances.)
The Philadelphia Story revived Katherine Hepburn's career, first on stage, and then in the film version with Cary Grant and James Stewart. She casts a long shadow, but Jennifer Ehle, all pink and gold and exuding noblesse oblige in her satin evening pyjamas, dismisses Hepburn's ghost with a shake of her supershiny hair. Her repartee quivers with an edge of self-mocking desperation, yet she patronises God superbly. "Good for you, God," she purrs when the deity delivers a spot of sunshine. Kevin Spacey as her first husband, C. K. Dexter Haven, circles puck-like in her orbit, jabbing in wisecracks at the "virgin goddess". In a play like this, such a woman must come off her pedestal, but the landing is soft. And respectability in the guise of morality is upheld, since the price of her tumble is a barely-sinful "two kisses and a rather late swim". A delightful evening of urbane entertainment, delicious as a glass of champagne.
ZW: You're actually working with Jennifer Ehle again in this play - and it's the first time you've worked together since BBC's hugely successful version of Pride and you played George Wickham and she was Elizabeth Bennet.
AL: Yes, and it's She's an old mate and it's absolutely great to be working opposite her. And Wickham gets the girl this time, which is really good. In Pride and PrejudiceI didn't get the girl.
ZW: Was it easy to slip back into working with Jennifer?
AL: She is great to work with. She's one of the most generous actors I've met - always encouraging and very supportive and helpful, as everybody in the cast has been. They've all been really, really good. And I know from past experience, from when I was part of a regular company, it's quite nice to have someone new come in. In a way it makes you re-think the play a bit and gives a fresh start, I hope.