Just over a third of characters in the most successful Hollywood films are women, according to a new study. The study, conducted by Conor Neville and Phyllis Anastasio of Saint Joseph's University in the US, found that female characters are outnumbered two to one by their male counterparts. The pair analysed 50 out of the 56 top-grossing US films released in 2016 by examining all speaking roles. They found that out of 986 characters, 323 were female leads. However the figures show improvement from similar studies analysing the main characters in 88 box office hits of 2002. That study found that only 28 percent of all characters were female. Conor Neville said: "Progress has been made but men still outnumber women 2:1 in film, which means that the more powerful representations of women seen in our sample are not getting the screen exposure comparable to their proportion in the real world. "These more powerful portrayals need to be seen more often in order … [Read more...] about Leading female characters in top Hollywood films outnumbered by men
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WATCH: Exclusive behind the scenes with Domhnall Gleeson and cast on Lenny Abrahamson's The Little Stranger Independent.ie Anticipation is high ahead of the release of Lenny Abrahamson's new film The Little Stranger, his first since the Oscar-winning Room in 2015. https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/movie-news/watch-exclusive-behind-the-scenes-with-domhnall-gleeson-and-cast-on-lenny-abrahamsons-the-little-stranger-37192716.html https://www.independent.ie/videos/article37192268.ece/f56fd/AUTOCROP/h342/2978383-1533635880957848.jpg Email Anticipation is high ahead of the release of Lenny Abrahamson's new film The Little Stranger, his first since the Oscar-winning Room in 2015. Here's an exclusive featurette with interviews with the director and cast including Domhnall Gleeson, who plays the central character in the atmospheric horror. It's based on the novel of the same name by Sarah Waters and stars Gleeson as Dr Faraday who, during the summer of 1948, tends to … [Read more...] about WATCH: Exclusive behind the scenes with Domhnall Gleeson and cast on Lenny Abrahamson’s The Little Stranger
SOLO: A Star Wars Story is a spin-off focusing on the origins of Hans Solo. But, what do we know about the movie, and who is in the cast with Donald Glover? Let's get the lowdown... When is Solo: A Star Wars Story released in the UK? Solo: A Star Wars Story is in UK cinemas NOW (May 24, 2018). It's a Star Wars spin-off film that focuses on Han Solo's early life. The film has been produced by Lucasfilm from a screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Solo: A Star Wars Story is directed by Ron Howard and is the second Star Wars anthology film, following the 2016 film Rogue One. The plot: During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. More Star Wars News'AS YOU WISH' Boba Fett 'will be next Star Wars spin off directed by James Mangold' THAN'S SOLO Thandie Newton looks out of this world at premiere of latest … [Read more...] about Solo: A Star Wars Story is out NOW! UK release date, reviews, trailer and cast for the Hans Solo movie
THIS Morning's Alison Hammond has announced she's landed a Hollywood film role. The telly favourite revealed the news while reporting live from the Cannes Film Festival on today's show. Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, Alison said: “I’m being serious – a lot of people think I’m joking around - I’ve actually got in a Hollywood movie!” Alison explained: “It’s Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation – so it’s just my voice. "It’s an animation film. It’s the third film. You’ll know that the first film made like $400 million worldwide. It’s a big film! “I’m actually taking it quite seriously!” Speaking of her character she teased: “She’s beautiful, she’s got a sexy body, red hair and I’m going to have a love affair with Adam Sandler’s character.” As Sandler's Dracula character appeared alongside her, Alison said: “This is who my … [Read more...] about This Morning’s Alison Hammond reveals she landed a Hollywood film role
JAKE Busey has joined the cast of Stranger Things for its third season. But, what do we know about the actor, and what else has he been in? Let's get the lowdown... Who is Jake Busey? Jake Busey is American actor, musician and film producer - and he's the son of actor Gary Busey. He was born in Los Angeles, California, on June 15, 1971 - that makes him 46. Jake made his movie debut in the 1978 film Straight Time, which starred his father and Dustin Hoffman. He's married to April Hutchinson, and the pair raise daughter Autumn Rosalia Busey. When did Jake Busey join the cast of Stranger Things? It was announced in April 2018 that Jake joined the cast of Stranger Things for season three. Busey's character, Bruce - a journalist for The Hawkins Post - who is characterised has having "questionable morals and a sick sense of humor." Other actors joining the cast are Priah Ferguson, who plays Lucas' younger sister Erica Sinclair, Maya Hawke and Cary Elwes. MORE STRANGER THINGS NEWSCARY WHO? … [Read more...] about Who is Jake Busey, when did he join the Stranger Things cast for Season 3 and what films and TV shows has he appeared in?