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Finding Babylon's Hanging Garden- More4

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How We Used to Live Screening- with live performance from Saint Etienne

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JFK: The Smoking Gun wins Best Overseas Documentary Feature

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Bedlam's Titanic's Final Mystery Receives Emmy Nomination

Bedlam's 'Titanic Final Mystery' has been nominated at the 34th News & Documentary Emmy Awards!

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Bedlam announces new feature - Happy Camp - with Peter Webber

CANNES: Bedlam are happy to announce that Peter Webber (Girl with a Pearl Earring) is attached to direct our next feature film Happy Camp, the debut script by acclaimed American playwright Zayd Dohrn.

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Bedlam launches first crowd-funding project - AMERICAN B-SIDE

Bedlam Productions has joined the new crowd-funding model offered by Kickstarter to help documentary American B-Side cross the fnish line and reach its audience.

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Zaytoun UK Regional Tour

We are pleased to announce the dates for the Zaytoun Regional Tour in conjunction with Showcase Cinemas

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Zaytoun U.K release

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The Man Who Stopped WW3- Article in the New York Times

Companion programs on Tuesday night on PBS are determined to convince 21st-century viewers that the Cuban missile crisis, now a 50-year-old memory for some and a history class footnote for others, was frighteningly close to being the end of the world

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The Man Who Stopped WW3 Due to air on PBS

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The Man who Stopped WW3

Bedlam is proud to present its latest Docu-drama airing on the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban missle crisis, Tuesday 25th September 2012.

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Zaytoun Receives runner up at audience award

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European Premiere of Zaytoun to be at BFI 56th London Film Festival

Zaytoun at BFI 56th LFF

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Zaytoun gains Special Presentation entry at TIFF

Zaytoun joins a heavy duty line-up in the 'Special Presentation' category at Toronto International Film Festival 2012, where it will make its World Premiere.

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Zaytoun brings Middle East enemies together

Ed Potton from 'The Times' writes about Bedlams Latest feature Zaytoun


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Bedlam Office Expansion

After a fruitful year Bedlam expand office space.

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Zodiac Distribution sign deal with Bedlam

Zodiak Rights has signed a first-look development deal with UK indies Bedlam Productions

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WWI Top Gun: Revealed- UK TX dates

World War I Top Gun: Revealed is due to Broadcast on Terrestrial TV.

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RMS Titanic: Case Closed International Release dates

RMS Titanic: Case Closed is set to TX on National Geographic International channels and the Smithsonian channel throughout April.

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Stephen Dorff to star in 'Zaytoun'

Stephen Dorff has been tapped for the lead role in U.K.-Israeli co-production "Zaytoun," directed by "Lemon Tree" helmer Eran Riklis.

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Bedlam Productions bags international commission for feature-length drama-doc.

Titanic: Case Closed has been commissioned by Nat Geo International Channels and the Smithsonian Channel.

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King's Speech producer praises UK-Israeli film treaty

Academy-award winning producer Gareth Unwin champions a new resource-sharing initiative which could aid collaborations between British and Israeli filmmakers.

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Bedlam, Far gearing up for first UK-Israel co-production - Zaytoun

Gareth Unwin’s Bedlam Productions and Fred Ritzenberg’s Far Films are in pre-production on Zaytoun, the first UK-Israel co-production following the newly ratified co-production treaty. Details of the project were announced today at the UK-Israel Film Coproduction Treaty Launch breakfast at BAFTA in London.

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Bedlam wins at European Film Awards.

The King's Speech wins at European Film Awards.

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Simon Egan and Simon Breen head to Africa

Simon Egan and Simon Breen head to Freetown, Sierra Leone, today to shoot the trailer for our latest documentary project. The film centres around the positive regeneration that is occurring in the country and will focus primarily on the natural resources that could make Sierra Leone an African success story in the next five years.


Gareth joins Empire's Big Screen events

Keen readers of Empire magazine will have spotted Bedlam's Gareth Unwin among the gaggle of movie stars at the recent Big Screen event, organised by Empire at the O2 in London. Gareth was on a panel with producer and director Stephen Woolley, discussing the anatomy of making a Brit hit.

See the picture below for a clipping of Gareth sharing his Oscar success.


Bedlam announce first TV drama series

Bedlam have joined forces with New Zealand-based South Pacific Pictures to develop their first television drama series, Spitfire Girls.

The drama will focus on the lives of the women of the Air Transport Auxiliary, a brave band of sisters who, during WWII, flew new aircraft from factories to airfields, or took badly damaged planes back the other way. They often risked their lives and lost many loved ones, but their bravery and camaraderie overcame prejudice to forge a new breed of woman.

The series will be produced by Bedlam's Gareth Unwin alongside Liz Trubridge, best known for the hugely successful series Downton Abbey, and John Barnett of South Pacific Pictures. More details will follow.


American B-Side to become radio show

Joseph Fletcher, the director of American B-Side - a heartbroken journey through the American South, unearthing amateur recordings and the unusual lives of the lost musicians behind them - has been commissioned by the BBC World Service to present a four-part radio show about the music he found on his travels. The show is due to air in September 2012, produced by Loftus Audio.


Gareth joins Academy

Gareth Unwin was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday, following his success with The King's Speech at the 83rd Academy Awards this year.

Gareth is one of 178 new members, along with the following King's Speech collaborators: Tariq Anwar, Ian Canning, Danny Cohen, Judy Farr, Nina Gold, Tom Hooper, John Midgley, Emile Sherman, David Seidler and Eve Stewart.


Bedlam Masterclass at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Gareth Unwin, Simon Egan and Simon Breen of Bedlam Productions will all be participating in a special Masterclass event at the 2011 Sheffield Doc/Fest.

The Masterclass, entitled 'Bedlam Productions - How The King's Speech Got Made and Other Stories', will focus on the close relationship between drama and documentary projects, with the emphasis on Bedlam's recent success The King's Speech. They will also discuss their respective careers to date, as well as future projects.

Our Development Producer Will Emsworth will also be at the festival for the duration, and all ears for anyone who cares to grab a moment with him.

The Masterclass takes place at The Lyceum Theatre at 11.30am on Saturday 11 June - click here to find out more, and hopefully see you there!


Bedlam announce new project Zaytoun

Bedlam Productions have announced their next production at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Zaytoun is the story of the unlikely alliance between a 10-year old Palestinian refugee and an Israeli fighter pilot shot down over Beirut in 1982. Their initial distrust develops into friendship as they make their way across war-torn Lebanon to a place they both call home.

Gareth Unwin will co-produce the film with Fred Ritzenberg of Far Films from a script by first time Palestinian writer Nader Rizq, with Israeli director Eran Riklis (Lemon Tree and The Syrian Bride) signed on to helm the film.

The $8-10 million project is expected to shoot in Israel in the autumn and is currently in the process of securing cast and production finance.


King's Speech DVD arrives in UK

Those with their finger on the pre-order pulse will be expecting their lovingly packaged DVD of the award-winning film The King's Speech in the post today, but for the rest of you it will only take a short trip down to your local supermarket/film store to get your hands a DVD of your very own.

The new release not only features the finest British film of recent years but is also jampacked with Extras, including: director's commentary, making of, interview with Mark Logue (presenter of Bedlam's documentary The King's Speech Revealed), real speeches from King George VI, production sketches and a photo gallery that goes behind the scenes.

All in all, in makes for a perfect summer evening's entertainment for all the family.


Royal Nuptials

The forthcoming royal nuptials will have half the world glued to their television screens in a month's time, but more importantly Bedlam's new documentary The King's Speech Revealed will be showing on Five on 3rd May at 8pm. The film goes behind the scenes of The King's Speech with Mark Logue as he sets out to discover the truth about his grandfather Lionel, memorably portrayed in the film by Geoffrey Rush.

Rush also contributes to the documentary, along with Oscar-winning writer David Seidler, as they describe how they brought Lionel and his relationship with King George VI to life. As Mark travels from Australia to the UK, meeting family members and former patients, Lionel becomes an increasingly vivid figure with a remarkable and unique life story.

Tune in at 8pm on 4th May for a very royal week and some great TV.


Oscar success for King's Speech

The dust has settled, the hangovers have lifted, and the amazing truth still stands - Bedlam's The King's Speech took four Academy Awards home on Sunday night, winning the big prizes with Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Original Screenplay (David Seidler), Best Director (Tom Hooper), and Best Film (Gareth Unwin, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman).

It was a wonderful night for all, capping off a great run of awards, and we offer huge celebrations to all involved!


King's Speech picks up more awards

The King's Speech was tonight recognised as Best Foreign Film at the Independent Spirit Awards, the only category the film was eligible for due to it not being American made.

This adds to an impressive haul as we approach the end of the awards season, which has also recently seen Eve Stewart win the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for Period Film, Jenny Beavan win the Costume Designers Guild Award for Excellence in Period Film, and Alexandre Desplat win Best Score for a Drama Film and Composer of the Year at the International Film Music Critics Association Awards.

Next up...the Oscars! The King's Speech leads the field with 12 nominations, so please have all 12 fingers crossed!


BAFTA success for The King's Speech

Another great night at the awards saw Bedlam's The King's Speech take home an amazing 7 BAFTA Awards - huge congratualtions to Gareth and everyone else involved.

Colin Firth became only the second actor in the history of the BAFTAs to win back-to-back awards for Best Actor, whilst Helena Bonham-Carter and Geoffrey Rush won for Best Supporting Actress and Actor respectively. Alexandre Desplat picked up the first award of the evening for his music in the Best Original Score category, and David Seidler was deservedly rewarded for his great script in the Best Original Screenplay category.

The film also secured the two big prizes, winning both Outstanding British Film and Best Film, capping off a fantastic evening for everyone.

Meanwhile, The King's Speech recently became the highest-grossing independent British film of all time...which is rather nice.


King's Speech at London Critics' Awards

Congratulations are again due to the brilliant Colin Firth who picked up another acting award this evening, at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards, where he won Actor of the Year. The King's Speech also won Best British Film of the Year, whilst director Tom Hooper took home British Director of the Year.

Also, Eve Stewart recently won the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for a Period Film, so congratulations to her too.

Next up on Sunday...the BAFTAs, where The King's Speech is nominated for an incredible 14 awards!


DGA and SAG awards for King's Speech

The King's Speech continued its success in the awards season with three more prizes over the weekend. Congratulations to Tom Hooper for winning the Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Director on Saturday, before Colin Firth continued his impressive winning streak with the Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor on Sunday. The film also won the SAG's ensemble prize celebrating the entire cast's performance, which many see as the awards' equivalent to Best Film.


King's Speech leads Oscar nominations

A huge congratulations to everyone involved in The King's Speech, which has just been announced as the Oscar frontrunner with an incredible 12 Academy Awards nominations. The ceremony takes place on 27 February but until then all at Bedlam are riding high.

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Top award for King's Speech

Huge congratulations to Bedlam's own Gareth Unwin, and Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See Saw Films, after they landed the top prize at the Producers Guild of America Awards on Saturday night. The King's Speech won Best Theatrical Motion Picture, proving the Oscar race is still wide open, with nominations announced tomorrow.


Golden Globes honour Firth

Congratulations to Colin Firth, who won his first ever Golden Globe Best Actor award last night for his role as King George VI in The King's Speech. The film was also nominated in six other categories.

Next up are the BAFTA nominations, announced tomorrow, followed by the Academy Award nominations next week. Fingers crossed.


Firth gets Hollywood Star

Congratulations to Colin Firth, currently winning accolades for his performance in The King's Speech, who was awarded the 2,429th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday, joining some of the greatest actors from throughout the ages.

Meanwhile, Gareth has joined Colin and the rest of gang in Los Angeles in preparation for Sunday's Golden Globes Awards ceremony, with The King's Speech nominated in 7 categories. Good luck everybody!


King's Speech on UK release

Today's the day! Our multi-award winning feature film The King's Speech is finally on general release in the UK and is waiting for you to go and see it. Please take a friend or ten along to your local cinema and enjoy the film, it's a real treat and will have you punching the air with patriotic triumph in no time. Spread the word!


King's Speech leads BAFTA Long List

It was announced today that The King's Speech has made the Long List for 15 awards at the 2011 BAFTAs. We look forward to the official nominations when they are released on 18 January.


PGA nomination for Gareth

Congratulations to our very own Gareth Unwin, who has been nominated for the Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures award by the Producers Guild of America, along with Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See Saw Films. The PGA nod is the latest in a long line of prestigious nominations for The King's Speech, and the first of 2011!


SAG back TKS

The King's Speech has been nominated for 4 Screen Actors Guild awards, for Best Cast, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. The winners will be announced on 30 January, 2011.


Five more awards for TKS

The King's Speech has picked up five more end-of-year awards in the US. The Southeastern Film Critics Association awarded Colin Firth the Best Actor prize, Geoffrey Rush won for Best Supporting Actor, and David Seidler picked up the Best Original Screenplay award. Colin and David won again at the San Fransisco Film Critics Circle Awards.


AFI honours TKS

The King's Speech has been honoured with a Special Award by the American Film Institute, which typically celebrates only American-made films.


STOP PRESS - King's Speech leads Golden Globes nominations

Nominations for the 2011 Golden Globes have just been announced and The King's Speech is out in front with seven nominations. We'll find out on 16 January whether or not the film has won Best Drama, Best Director (Tom Hooper), Best Screenplay (David Seidler), Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter), and Best Score (Alexandre Desplat). Congratulations to all!


Firth is Star of the Year

Congratulations to Colin Firth, who won Variety Magazine's International Star of the Year Award at the 7th Dubai Film Festival, which was opened by The King's Speech. The award was presented by the lovely Carey Mulligan.


Colin Firth wins again - thrice!

Colin added another accolade to his collection after winning the Los Angeles Film Critics Association award for Best Actor, for his stammering performance as King George VI in The King's Speech. Geoffrey Rush was also runner-up in the Best Supporting Actor category, David Seidler was runner-up for Best Screenplay, and Eve Stewart was the runner-up for Best Production Design.

Then a little later in the day it was announced that Colin has been awarded Best Actor by the New York Film Critics Circle, and closer to home he also won Best Actor at the Richard Attenborough Film Awards, voted for by regional film critics in the UK.


More nominations for King's Speech

The Critics Choice Movie Awards nominations were announced today and The King's Speech has been put forward for a massive 11 awards, including four nods for Acting, as well as Direction, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Art Direction, Score, and Best Film.


Pictures from Gareth's TKS tour

On Friday and Saturday, Gareth visited Nottingham and Bristol to attend Q&A sessions at screenings of The King's Speech. Click 'read more' to see pictures.


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Colin wins in Washington

Colin Firth was awarded the Best Actor prize by the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) today. The King's Speech had also been nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay.


STOP PRESS - King's Speech enjoys BIFA success

We are delighted to announce that The King's Speech scooped FIVE awards at the British Independent Film Awards last night, winning Best Film, Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter), Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush) and Best Screenplay (David Seidler). Congratulations to all involved!


King's Speech recognised amongst year's best

The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures - one of America's oldest and most celebrated critical bodies - has included The King's Speech in its Top Ten films of 2010. The NBR is often seen as an early indicator of those films that will be recognised by the Oscars...


King's Speech tours UK

Gareth will be accompanying The King's Speech to Nottingham and Bristol this weekend, to participate in Q&A sessions organised by BAFTA. The screenings will take place at Nottingham's Broadway cinema on Friday 3 December and at Bristol's Watershed cinema on Saturday 4 December, where Gareth will be joined by the film's director, Tom Hooper. Get tickets here.


King's Speech nominated for Spirit Award

It was today announced that The King's Speech has been nominated in the Best Foreign Film category at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards, a key event in the lead up to the Oscars that celebrates films made outside Hollywood's major studios.


King's Speech breaks 2010 record upon US release!

The King's Speech had a fantastic opening in 4 cinemas in the US this Thanksgiving weekend, raking in an average of almost $87,500 per theatre that handed the film the record for highest per-theatre-average of 2010. Not only that, but the film has jumped into the Top 10 of films with the highest per-theatre-averages ever recorded (not including animated Disney films), nestling at number 6 between There Will Be Blood and Memoirs Of A Geisha.

Read more about it here, then go and see the film when it enjoys a wider release throughout December.


The King's Speech goes live!!

The King's Speech is released in selected cinemas in the US today, before spreading across the country. Next stop Canada, on 10 December!


King's Speech to open in US

All at Bedlam are eagerly awaiting the US release of The King's Speech tomorrow in select cinemas. Please tell your American friends!


Exam goes international

It's all happening for the award-winning Exam - not only does the film go on DVD release in the US today, but the film can also be seen in cinemas in South Korea (12 screens) and Belgium (2 screens), along with an imminent theatrical release in Mexico on 70 screens. Stay tuned for further news on releases in Scandinavia, France, Spain and Germany.


US premiere for The King's Speech

Gareth and Simon are in New York for the first premiere of The King's Speech outside of the festival circuit. We all now keenly await the US release on 26 November!


King's Speech leads BIFA nominations

We are delighted to announce that The King's Speech has been nominated for an amazing 8 awards at the 2010 British Independent Film Awards, recognising both the fantastic on-screen talent and the creative team behind the film. Nominations include Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor for Colin Firth.

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Bonham-Carter bags acting award for TKS

Helena Bonham-Carter was today the first member of the cast for The King's Speech to win herself an acting prize after she was presented with the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award at the Hollywood Film Festival for her portrayal of Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Tom Hooper was also honoured with the Hollywood Directing Award.


King's Speech's premiere success

A great time was had by one and all at the European premiere of The King's Speech on Thursday, as part of the London Film Festival. The film received a fantastic response from the audience and has elicited 4 and 5 star reviews all round. We now keenly await the US release in late November.

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Excitement as King's Speech UK premiere nears

Everyone at Bedlam is getting very excited in preparation for the UK premiere of The King's Speech at the BFI London Film Festival tonight! The film will be shown as the American Express Gala, with a red carpet laid out at the famous Odeon cinema on Leicester Square - we are just hours away from donning our swanky outfits for the black tie event and after-party.


STOP PRESS - The King's Speech at AFI Fest 2010

The King's Speech has been selected for the Special Ensemble Tribute at the AFI Festival 2010, honouring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and director Tom Hooper.

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Exam picks up an award

We are delighted to announce that Exam was the recipient of the Bronze Hitchcock award at the Dinard Festival of British Film, in France. As part of the prize, the film will now be shown in 40 cinemas across Brittany.


Another win for The King's Speech

Director Tom Hooper was on hand to collect The King's Speech's latest accolade, the Audience Award at the Hamptons Film Festival.


King's Speech wins again!

The lovely people of Aspen, Colorado have chosen The King's Speech as the recipient of the Audience Favourite Feature award at the 2010 Aspen FilmFest.


STOP PRESS - The King's Speech shortlisted for top LFF prize

It was today announced that The King's Speech is amongst 12 films nominated for the Best Film award at the 2010 BFI London Film Festival. The award will be presented at a ceremony on 27 October, chosen by a jury chaired by Patricia Clarkson and including Gabriel Byrne, Sandy Powell and Shekhar Kapur.


STOP PRESS - The King's Speech wins People's Choice Award in Toronto

We are delighted to announce that The King's Speech has been awarded the coveted People's Choice Award at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. This is the main award presented at the festival, given to the film that receives the highest ratings by the festival audience. It is also a launch-pad for further awards success.

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The King's Speech dazzles Toronto

The King's Speech is the talk of the town in Toronto after its screenings on Friday and Saturday, playing to sellout crowds and standing ovations. Check out our Press section to read about the Oscar buzz surrounding the film.


New film announced - The Lady Who Went Too Far

Bedlam Production's new project, The Lady Who Went Too Far, is announced at Toronto International Film Festival.

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The King's Speech has been selected to appear at the BFI London Film Festival. It will be showing on Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 October.



The King's Speech first screening at Telluride

Gareth - The King's Speech has just had its first screening at Telluride. It was the 'must-have ticket' of the morning. The cinema was packed and Tom gave an incredibly generous and delightful intro. The film looked and sounded great, a mix of laughter and tears ensued, and the film really resonated with the audience. I was sat behind Laura Linney who proclaimed it a "wonderful wonderful film". Rapturous applause followed, with everyone in the credits being applauded...

What I wasn't ready for was the standing ovation that met Tom, Colin and Geoffrey taking the stage...WOW !


Very excited about tomorrow!

Gareth - Finally arrived in Telluride after three exhausting flights of various durations and a 90 minute drive. The Capella Hotel is gorgeous. Very excited about tomorrow!


Colorado - Here I come!

Gareth - 04:45 in the morning and waiting for the car to the airport. Today has crept up on me slightly. A busy Bedlam day yesterday but now time to head to pastures more mountainous! Early press is looking very positive so let's hope when the curtain goes up tomorrow we get a good reaction. Watch out Colorado - Here I come!


Simon and the team return!

Simon and the team have returned from Tibet, where they have been filming The Pilgrim.


International acceptance of latest movie? Tick!

Gareth - So The King's Speech had its Cast and Crew screening last night and I had several messages saying how much people enjoyed it.  I was in Poland and screened the film for a number of people on the Chopin project - and they loved it. Great response seeing as there were only two Brits in the audience but I can proudly announce that Poles, Yanks and Frenchies "get it"!! International acceptance of latest movie? Tick!


How will TKS be received?!

Gareth - After five years having The King's Speech as a major part of my life our first screening rapidly approaches - am starting to get really anxious to know how it will be received. All the polls point towards a favourable reception in North America but you just never know. Also wary about the opposition! Some are great stories, some have awesome casts, others by Directors I always find intriguing and others...well, some you just know will resonate well with their domestic audience. That's something we will have to wait until later in the year for, when we roll out TKS in the UK.


Second Toronto date confirmed

Second Toronto date confirmed for The King's Speech - Saturday 11 September at 12.00.


Screening at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival

Time and Date confirmed for The King's Speech at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival - Friday 10 September at 18.30.

Simon, Jonquil and the crew are halfway through their incredible journey in Tibet for THE PILGRIM, arriving at Mount Kailash, the spiritual focus of our film.


Filming begins on The Pilgrim

Simon has set off for Nepal and Tibet to film The Pilgrim, with Jonquil Cooper presenting.


Preparations are underway

The final preparations are underway for The Pilgrim, with our team heading off to Nepal and Tibet in two weeks.


Simon is currently in Siem Reap!

Simon is currently in Siem Reap, Cambodia, filming for the Hardcash Productions/BBC series Agents from ICE.



The King's Speech is selected to appear at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.



The King's Speech is selected to appear at the 2010 Telluride Film Festival.


Exam is available to purchase

Exam is available to purchase on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK, from 7 June.

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King's Speech tops BAFTA noms

Congratulations to everyone involved with The King's Speech, which has been nominated for an incredible 14 BAFTA awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor, as well as every other category the film is eligible for. The awards ceremony will take place in Covent Garden on 13 February.