1 Read comments Friday, 23 March 2018 - Other News by A Reporter - Reporter [email protected] Hollywood actor John Rhys-Davies is to open this year’s beer and cider festival. The CAMRA Isle of Man Beer and Cider Festival returns to the Villa Marina in Douglas next month.John, who lives in Ramsey, is most famous for films including the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Indiana Jones and James Bond.He will arrive by horse tram from Derby Castle to the Villa, bringing a cask of Festival Ale.The ale, specially brewed by Bushey’s brewery, will go to help this year’s good cause, the Manx Wildlife Trust. The trust helps to maintain 24 nature reserves, two visitor centres and a shop in Peel.A donation from the sale of each pint will go to help MWT’s work of protecting and promoting wildlife and wild places in and around the island.An MWT themed bar is one of the interesting features being introduced at this year’s festival.All the beers have names … [Read more...] about Hollywood star to open beer festival
Michael Lafferty. A BUDDING film-maker from Strabane is hoping the kindness of strangers can help fulfil dreams of making it to Hollywood. Michael Lafferty, who already has a number of short films to his name, recently set up a crowd funding project to facilitate his mission to attend the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. Advertisement Through his Go Fund Me page, Michael is banking on raising £5,000 to pay for tuition, accommodation, flights and visa expenses. “It’s a two month course,” Michael explained. “I would go for a year but that would probably be asking too much. “This film academy is one of the most respected places to learn about film in the whole world. And because this branch is in LA, it’s in the very heart of the film industry.” Having recently returned from a month in London where he was doing a month’s film-making workshop at the Met Film School, Michael is now eager to further his education in … [Read more...] about Help Michael make it to Hollywood
Kris Moran had five months to source props for Wes Anderson’s 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums, including three to prep. “When you’re on set, filming, it runs around $200,000 per day. You have to be prepared or everything stops,” says the set designer.And for the interiors of the Bombay Bread Bar restaurant? One week.The Bombay Bread Bar is the new incarnation of Indian restaurant Paowalla in New York’s SoHo and is the most recent example of a thoroughly modern restaurant tailor-made for the Instagram generation. When merely turning up the lights won’t do, restaurateurs are enlisting experts from stage and screen to make dining spaces that double as photogenic lifestyle moments.Fashion haunts such as Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bar, which has locations in New York, Chicago, and Paris and was co-designed by Lauren, have known this for years, but the trend has gone Hollywood. At the Bombay Bread … [Read more...] about The Most Important Person at a Restaurant? The Hollywood Set Designer
Video PUBLISHED: 09:59 19 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:27 19 March 2018 Simon Parkin Kiefer Sutherland who will be performing in Norwich. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire Archant The star of hit TV series 24 and numerous Hollywood blockbusters will be performing in his other guise of a country music singer-songwriter when he appears at the Waterfront in June. Kiefer Sutherland who will be performing in Norwich. Photo: Submitted He may be best known for TV shows such as 24 and Designated Survivor, and films as diverse as Flatliners, Melancholia and Zoolander 2, but Kiefer Sutherland is heading to Norwich in a very different guise. The 51-year-old actor has recently successfully refashion himself as a bona fide country music troubadour and he will be performing with his band at the Waterfront on June 22. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am. Kiefer Sutherland who will be performing in Norwich as part of a UK tour. Photo: Submitted His debut album, Down in a Hole, produced by his … [Read more...] about Hollywood star Kiefer Sutherland bringing his band to Norwich
There are few places in the world where a 7-Eleven store counts as a tourist attraction. However, in Stockholm, on any given day you are likely to see a group of people staring upwards at a sign in Södermalm, Stockholm. With the Hollywood version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” about to be released, the “Millennium Fever” spawned by Stieg Larsson's crime trilogy that has gripped Stockholm and much of the rest of the world over the last two years shows no sign of letting up. There is no doubting the benefits to Stockholm in terms of tourism income, but whether the continuing global fascination with Sweden's dark side is only a good thing, is still a prickly subject that has even drawn comment from the Swedish Royal Family. It is fair to say that until recently, the general attitude towards Sweden from outsiders has been almost overwhelmingly favourable. But Larsson's trilogy, as well as news events over the past year or so, have painted Sweden in a … [Read more...] about Can Hollywood’s ‘Tattoo’ capture Sweden’s dark side?