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Emma Thompson's 'prickly pear' behaviour

Emma Thompson's 'prickly pear' behaviour

Oct 21 2013, 4:54am CDT | by Bang Movies

Emma Thompson enjoyed channelling her inner-diva in 'Saving Mr. Banks'. The 54-year-old actress portrays P.L. Travers, the cantankerous author of 'Mary Poppins', in Disney's new period drama about...

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Emma Thompson's 'prickly pear' behaviour

Oct 21 2013, 4:54am CDT | by Bang Movies

Emma Thompson enjoyed channelling her inner-diva in 'Saving Mr. Banks'.

The 54-year-old actress portrays P.L. Travers, the cantankerous author of 'Mary Poppins', in Disney's new period drama about the creation of the classic movie based on her book, and Thompson admits it was rather freeing to play the forthright scribe.

She joked: ''I just let out my inner-prickly pear. I just, basically, was my true self. I just let it all hang out!

''I've got to tell you, it was such a relief to be rude without any repercussions whatsoever. Can you imagine it? 'I don't want to go to your f***ing press conference' or 'I don't want to go to your birthday party because I got bored of you years ago.' You could just come out with these things, and she did! She said what she meant.''

'Saving Mr. Banks' has earned the actress early critical acclaim and she appeared to enjoy the success while walking the red carpet at the film's world premiere - which served as the closing ceremony of the 57th BFI London Film Festival - in London's Leicester Square on Sunday evening (20.10.13).

Thompson's co-star Tom Hanks, meanwhile, says it was daunting to play the famous Walt Disney, who tried to convince P.L. Travers to sell the rights to 'Mary Poppins' for the classic 1964 film adaptation.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz, he said: ''There was a responsibility. Without a doubt, it was a substantial gauntlet to throw down. Walt Disney was as ubiquitous in our lives as Uncle Sam, Smokey the Bear, the President of the United States and Mickey Mouse himself. I felt it was going to be quite a distance to go.''

'Saving Mr. Banks' co-stars Colin Farrell and Ruth Wilson, both of whom were in attendance at the world premiere and the film's press conference.

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Men, Women and Children

Jul 23 2014 12:11am CDT | Source: movienewz

Emma Thompson - Book Signing
Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler, Emma Thompson and Ansel Elgort star in director Jason Reitman’s ensemble romantic dramedy Men, Women and Children. The story takes a look at the sexual frustrations that young teenagers and adults face in today’s world. Release Date: TBA, 2014 (TIFF) Studio: Paramount Pictures Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance Director: Jason Reitman Screenwriter: […]The post Men, Women and Children appeared first on Moviene ...
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BAFTA to Feature Emma Thompson in Annual Screenwriters’ Lecture Series

Jul 16 2014 3:09pm CDT | Source: Variety

Emma Thompson - Book Signing
Actress and writer Emma Thompson will be featured in BAFTA’s 5th annual Screenwriters’ Lecture Series, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Film Institute announced Tuesday. Thompson will be accompanied by screenwriters James Schamus (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “The Ice Storm”) and Steven Knight (“Eastern Promises,” “Locke”) for the first lectures... Read more » ...
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Emma Thompson & Ray Winstone Lead THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMPSON; Gabourey Sidibe & Ian McShane Join GRIMSBY; Adam DeVine Joins THE INTERN

Jun 11 2014 7:42pm CDT | Source: Collider

Emma Thompson - Book Signing
Here's a look at today's latest casting news: Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone will topline Robert Carlyle's feature directorial debut, The Legend of Barney Thompson. Gabourey Sidibe, Ian McShane, David Harewood, and Johnny Vegas join Sacha Baron Cohen in Louis Leterrier's spy spoof, Grimsby. Adam DeVine joins Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro in Nancy Meyers' comedy, The Intern. Hit the jump for more on each picture. First up from THR is news that Thomp ...
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6 weeks ago

Emma Thompson And Ray Winstone Join The Legend Of Barney Thomson

Jun 11 2014 3:15am CDT | Source: Empire Online

"Barney's Version" Cocktail Party - 2010 Toronto International Film Festiva
Robert Carlyle's directorial debutRobert Carlyle is currently making his directing debut with the British-Canadian co-production The Legend Of Barney Thomson, and with shooting just underway, the final bits of the cast have fallen into place. Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone have both just joined the roster that includes Brian Pettifer, Tom Courtney, James Cosmo, Ashley Jensen, Martin Compston, Kevin Guthrie and ...
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8 weeks ago

Pierce Brosnan Talks THE LOVE PUNCH, Working with Emma Thompson, Poking Fun at His Performances, Screwball Comedy, and Future Projects

May 25 2014 5:06pm CDT | Source: Collider

Emma Thompson - Book Signing
Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson team up in Joel Hopkins’ romantic comedy caper, The Love Punch, about a divorced couple who embark on a whirlwind action adventure across Europe to recover their retirement savings after it’s embezzled by an unscrupulous French businessman (Laurent Lafitte).  The story is funny, sexy and occasionally poignant as the characters navigate middle age, survive the financial crisis, and rekindle their love for each other.  Now playing in limited release, Th ...
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