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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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 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.


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!


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.


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.

Click the link for a full list of The King's Speech's nominations.

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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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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 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!


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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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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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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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.



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.



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.


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.