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Diva’ni – India’s first cinema inspired fashion label, launched on the occasion of Yash Chopra’s birthday


Diva’ni – India’s first cinema inspired fashion label, launched on the occasion of

Yash Chopra’s birthday

The spectacular show saw nine Bollywood divas walking the ramp wearing Diva’ni, along with Shahrukh Khan,

as a tribute to the legend himself

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Mumbai, September 27th, 2013: Diva’ni, the brainchild of YRF (Yash Raj Films) and KBSH Pvt. Ltd. was unveiled ata star-studded gathering today at the Yash Raj Studios as a tribute to the veteran director, Yash Chopra on his birth anniversary. The extravaganza witnessed the who’s who of both Bollywood as well as the fashion coterie coming together to salute the legend who gave romance a whole new meaning in Indian cinema.

 

The magnificent fiesta was a visual treat to the audience showcased througha blendingof elegant fashionwith lights and sound to re-create a saga of love. The show began with a special screening as a tribute to Yash Chopra’s vision of bringing out the best in his heroines followed by his effervescent divas walking the ramp wearing Diva’ni, unraveling an exceptional story of romance in each ensemble.

 

The key highlights of the night were the 65 Diva’ni ensembles showcased on the ramp, transporting the entranced audience to the majestic world of traditional Indian weaves, exquisite zari, the vibrantRajputanagottapatti,the evergreen sequenced handwork, the bespoke hand-paints, the ethereal Dhakai nets, the ancient Kashmiri and Gara art and the very elegant multi huge crystals presented with a contemporary twist. Watching nine divas, Rekha, Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, JuhiChawla, Rani Mukherjee, PreityZinta, Katrina Kaif,  Anushka Sharma and Parineeti Chopra, gracing the event adorning Diva’ni, each representing a different era of Indian cinema,along with Shahrukh Khan, was a breath-taking experience.

 

Gracing the occasion, Mrs. Pamela Chopra said, “I am so delighted and pleased that all the wonderful divas, friends and family could join me in celebrating my husband’s birth anniversary together this evening. Today’s special commemoration is most befitting and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. My heartfelt thank you to all!

 

Exuberant on the occasion, Mr. SurinderDhir, Chairman, KBSH Pvt. Ltd. said, “In all my years, I have also wondered just when and where fashion and cinema would cross paths. Diva’ni is like a dream come true for us, the result of over 15 months of rigorous hard work and planning. I strongly believe that Diva’ni is a redefining moment in India’s fashion voyage. In terms of above par quality,in terms of new and newer fashion, and in terms of a whole new genre of style and grace.

Each Diva’ni outfit echoes a woman’s desire to be herself and express her innate emotions, inspired by romanticism, classiness and the hint of sensuality from Bollywood. It promises to fulfil her aspirations and make her feel like a true Diva, giving her soul wings to freely express her true self, through the different ensembles crafted with love by team Diva’ni. The craftsmanship exemplified within the brand’s design philosophy is as priceless as the woman who adorns it.

Find out more on

 

/Divanicouture/DivanicoutureWebsite: www.divani.co.in

 

About YRF

Yash Raj Films (YRF) is the leading player in the Indian film industry and India’s premier independent Studio conglomerate. The banner has produced and distributed some of the industry’s highest grossing films. YRF handles the global distribution of its own films, with offices also in New York, London and Dubai. With its own music and home entertainment labels, design cell and post-production facilities, internet, digital, merchandising, licensing, marketing and talent management divisions, YRF also has its own state-of-the-art fully integrated Studio, producing a slate of films annually, making it an integral part of the India’s entertainment business. The Studio recently announced its foray into the International space with YRF Entertainment.

 

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About KBSH Pvt. Ltd.

Established in 1947, House of KBSH comes with a history as long as our country’s independence. Located in the heart of Delhi, KBSH evokes a legacy in making women happy and draping them in the most beautiful creations crafted on the six yards.  Driven by the creative energies of the daughter of the house and Brand Director, Sanya Dhir; KBSH sister concern, KBSH Pvt. Ltd. has recently joined hands with YRF (Yash Raj Films) to introduce India’s first cinema inspired fashion brand – Diva’ni.

 

With a vision to make Indian fashion a universal lifestyle statement, KBSH strives to boldly break the age-old stereotypes and instil Indian traditions and handicrafts in today’s modern lifestyle. With a focus of making current and traditional handweaves work, with best craftsmanship that defines the contemporary modern women.  Their kaarigars are spread to diverse places such as Benaras, Lucknow, Kolkata, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan and workshops in Delhi and Mumbai, KBSH is fast creating its footprint all across India

 

Find out more on: www.kbsh.co.inwww.divani.co.in

 

 

House of KBSH: Over 50 Years of Heritage, Elegance & Romance

 

Established in 1947, House of KBSH comes with a history as long as our country’s independence. Located in the heart of Delhi, KBSH evokes a legacy in making women happy and draping them in the most beautiful creations crafted on the six yards. From a small shop that sold poplin cloth to a huge multi-level Indian ethnic wear showroom, KBSH has come a long way.

 

Using time-honoured weaving techniques and rich Indian motifs created by master craftsmen handpicked by the fore-fathers, KBSH, today has become one of Delhi’s best known shopping landmarks. As a leader of innovative design trends and insightful customer engagement, KBSH ushered its 21st century avatar by introducing its multiple brand umbrella (SANYA, The Soul Song, Kbshonline.com, Karol Bagh Saree House)

 

Driven by the creative energies of the daughter of the house and Brand Director, Sanya Dhir; KBSH sister concern, KBSH Pvt. Ltd. has recently joined hands with YRF (Yash Raj Films) to introduce India’s first cinema inspired fashion label – Diva’ni, all set to be unveiled this September.

 

With a vision to make Indian fashion a universal lifestyle statement, KBSH strives to boldly break the age-old stereotypes and instil Indian traditions and handicraft in today’s modern lifestyle. With a blast of ‘youthfulness’ in their ensembles, they invigorate the conventional to make things that people want and that make them feel good. Breaking creative barriers in design and consumer experience, they aim to let loose and have fun designing exquisite fashion.

 

With their kaarigars spread in major cities such as Benaras, Lucknow, Kolkata, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan and workshops in Delhi and Mumbai, KBSH is fast creating its footprint all across India. The brand is here to revolutionize the ethnic Indian wear and aspires to elevate the same to the international red carpet standards.

 

Find out more on www.kbsh.co.in| www.youtube.com/kbshonline| www.facebook.com/kbshindia| www.kbshonline.com

 

 

 
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Esha goes for long walks in London


 


Esha goes for long walks in London

 

Esha Gupta is in London to shoot for Sajid Khan’s Humshakal.

 

The pretty girl, prefers leaving her luxury ride behind and taking a walk instead, during her leisure time.

 

The actress enjoys taking long walks across the city, which helps her witness an oasis of calmness.

 

The actress is a fitness freak and as and when an opportunity exists, she makes most of her time by going for long walks.

 

After hectic shooting schedules, with the help of these long walks, the stunning diva rejuvenates her mind and body.

 

As per Esha, walking is the best possible exercise.

 

 

 

 
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Upcoming movie, “About Time” scheduled for release in the month of October .


UNIVERSAL PICTURES Presents

In Association with RELATIVITY MEDIA

A WORKING TITLE Production

DOMHNALL GLEESON

RACHEL MCADAMS

BILL NIGHY

TOM HOLLANDER

MARGOT ROBBIE

Executive Producers

RICHARD CURTIS

LIZA CHASIN

AMELIA GRANGER

Produced by

TIM BEVAN

ERIC FELLNER

NICKY KENTISH BARNES

Written and Directed by

RICHARD CURTIS 

 

 
 

ABOUT TIME                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                            

Genre:                             Comedy       

Cast:                               Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy,

                                      Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie

Written and Directed by:      Richard Curtis                   

Produced by:                     Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nicky Kentish Barnes

Executive Producers:          Richard Curtis, Liza Chasin

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time… 

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time.  Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life—so he decides to make his world a better place…by getting a girlfriend.  Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams).  They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he’s never met her at all.  So they meet for the first time again—and again—but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart.

Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road.

But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can’t save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere.  There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too.  About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.

Richard Curtis is the writer of TV shows such as Not the Nine O’Clock News, Blackadder, Mr Bean and The Vicar of Dibley.  His movies include Four Weddings and a Funeral; Notting Hill; Bridget Jones’s Diary; and Love Actually and The Boat That Rocked, which he also directed.  Most recently, he co-wrote the screenplay for War Horse.

 

Production Information

For more than three decades, filmmaker RICHARD CURTIS has crafted his signature voice in the world of movies and television, giving audiences unforgettable characters who have alternately allowed us to laugh at our ever-so-human foibles and to share a tear at the extraordinary journeys that accompany our ordinary lives. 

Curtis began to hone that voice as the writer of classic television shows such as Not the Nine O’Clock News, Blackadder, Mr Bean and The Vicar of Dibley.  When he moved along to the screen, Curtis took worldwide audiences by welcome surprise with his writing in the tender, poignant comedy classics known as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’s Diary.  This experience set the stage for his directorial debut, the global blockbuster Love Actually, followed by his love letter to’60s pop music, The Boat That Rocked, which he also helmed. 

Now, with About Time, Curtis gives us his most personal film to date.

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (DOMHNALL GLEESON of Anna Karenina, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2) discovers he can travel in time…  

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father (BILL NIGHY of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Love Actually) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time.  Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life—so he decides to make his world a better place…by getting a girlfriend.  Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (RACHEL MCADAMS of Mean Girls, The Notebook, The Vow).  They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he’s never met her at all.  So they meet for the first time again—and again—but finally, after a lot of cunning time traveling, he wins her heart.

Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches and to save his best friend from professional disaster.  But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can’t save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere.  There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous, too. 

About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.

The film co-stars TOM HOLLANDER (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Pride & Prejudice) as Harry, Tim’s tortured playwright landlord, and MARGOT ROBBIE (television’s Neighbours, upcoming The Wolf of Wall Street) as Charlotte, the previous love of Tim’s young life. 

Curtis has assembled a behind-the-scenes team that includes director of photography JOHN GULESERIAN (Like Crazy, Breathe In), production designer JOHN PAUL KELLY (The Other Boleyn Girl, The Guard), editor MARK DAY (Harry Potter series, The Girl in the Café), costume designer VERITY HAWKES (Snatch., Inkheart) and composer NICK LAIRD-CLOWES (Fierce People, The Silent Army).

Collaborating with writer/director/executive producer Curtis are producers TIM BEVAN (Les Misérables, Rush) and ERIC FELLNER (Les Misérables, Love Actually), who have produced all of Curtis’ films, alongside NICKY KENTISH BARNES (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, About a Boy).  They are joined by Curtis’s fellow executive producers, LIZA CHASIN (Contraband, Les Misérables) and AMELIA GRANGER (Anna Karenina, Les Misérables).

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

Love, Family and Time Travel:

From Script to Screen

The genesis for About Time ignited from a conversation that Curtis had with a friend about what they would do if they were told that they had only 24 hours left to live.  “We both decided that we’d want a very normal day at home with the family, doing the things you normally do,” recalls Curtis.  “I thought it was an interesting observation, and the next step was how I would be able to incorporate this into a movie.  It would have to be about someone who could manipulate their final day or manipulate their life in some way to enable them to come to that conclusion.  That’s when I thought about time travel.” 

Curtis says that About Time is an evolution for him, as his early work very much focuses upon the relationships among friends.  He shares: “Four Weddings is, in many ways, as much a film about friendship as it is about love.  There were a lot of friendships in Love Actually as well.”  Naturally, Curtis’s interest in human dynamics evolved as he grew older.  “With my mum and dad passing away within the last five years, and with my children all growing up, I am a family man most of all.  This film has as much to do with a brother and sister, a father and mother as it has to do with love.  And, of course, when two people fall in love, they are finally going to turn into a mother and a father, and you see that happening during the course of the film.”

The comedy reunites Curtis with Working Title producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, for the eleventh time in 25 years.   Remembers Bevan: “We did our first film together in 1983 called The Tall Guy.  All of Richard’s films have a lot of familiarities, but are always breaking new ground.  The authenticity of a Richard film is that it will make you laugh, cry and think.  About Time returns to the ‘Curtisian’ world in the same vein as Love Actually, Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral, but this feels more grown-up and more reflective.  He set out to make a movie to reflect on the good and bad things in life and to make you appreciate what’s in front of you.”

Although Fellner finds it difficult to believe that they’ve spent a quarter of a century creating work together, he’s similarly impressed by his longtime friend’s evolution as a filmmaker.  He notes: “Richard never settles for good.  He pushes himself as an artist to best his previous work, and audiences respect that drive.  His stories are so deeply personal, so intimate that it’s impossible not to be drawn into them.  I appreciate that he finds humour in the pathos of our everyday experiences and makes the humdrum extraordinary.”

            While love and family were integral in the creation of Curtis’s vision, the time-travel aspect would make scripting a very calculated endeavour.  Curtis was careful to make sure rules were in place for Tim and his dad as they travel through time, so as to make the film’s concept less fantasy and more endearing.  So, what exactly are those rules?  The first is that time travel may not happen before a man in this family is 21.  The second is that one must go into a small dark place—such as a cupboard, closet or wardrobe—clench his fists and think of the specific time, date, place and address of where he wants to go.  The third is that he can only go to an event in his own past that he can remember; he can’t go into the future or way back into history.  The fourth?  Every decision he makes will have ramifications on his future.

Producer Nicky Kentish Barnes adds that she admired the unorthodox narrative put forth by the film’s writer/director.  She says: “About Time is very autobiographical, in a sense; it’s bits of Richard’s life all put together in a beautiful and well-crafted story.  The story is very emotional; we had grown men crying on reading the script.  It is a slight, sort-of-magic realism with the time-travel aspect, but it adds to the emotional content, rather than feeling that it’s taking you out of the story.”

With the shooting script locked, Curtis and his producers set about the exciting task of finding a young couple who could give voice to his words, along with a set of family and friends to populate this unique world.

Feeling Loved Up:

Casting About Time

From the start, the producers and casting director FIONA WEIR knew performer Domhnall Gleeson would be ideal for the role of the time-traveling Tim Lake.  However, he did quite shock them upon introduction. 

In the midst of filming Anna Karenina, Gleeson arrived at a meeting with Curtis, sporting a head of long hair and bushy beard.  Laughs Curtis of the meeting: “At first, Domhnall was very difficult to cast.  He turned up with this enormous orange beard, and he looked like a 35-year-old Russian autocrat.  It was hard for me to imagine what he actually even looked like, but in the end it was an easy decision.  He has a lot of the qualities I most love in an actor and actually has them as a human being.  He has doubt, high spirits and optimism, and he is very funny.”  

His rugged exterior aside, producers were keen on the Irish actor joining the production as their lead.  Compliments Bevan: “Domhnall is a brilliant young actor and has the ability to be extremely dramatic and very funny, which is a very unusual combination.”  The producer didn’t mind that his lead, heretofore best known for his pivotal role in the Harry Potter series, was an unorthodox choice.  Bevan continues, “It’s refreshing to see a new face playing a lead in a Richard Curtis film—a different face and not a posh boy—he gives the film a whole different feel.”

The minute About Time begins, audiences see Tim as a normal fellow.  He’s a slightly confused, but very likeable hero, who is going through his life with the same level of confidence the majority of ordinary people can muster.  “You love Tim’s character from the beginning,” reflects Kentish Barnes.  “You want him to succeed when he meets the love of his life.”  

When Gleeson first read the script, he laughed aloud, which he took as quite the promising sign.  Reflects the performer: “It was sweet relief reading the script.  It had so much to say about a way of living your life that I found valuable and beautiful.  That was Richard’s introduction to the film for me, and that was what I tried to keep close to my heart while we filmed.”

With Gleeson onboard the production, filmmakers moved forward in casting the role of Mary, the young American woman with whom Tim falls in love, marries and starts a family.  Because of Rachel McAdams’ busy schedule, the filmmakers weren’t certain she would be able to join the production.  Little did they know, however, that she adored the script. 

Curtis was thrilled that an actress of McAdams’ calibre had signed onto the film.  He muses: “Rachel is someone, who every time I’ve seen her in a film, I have melted with this sense of comfort and love.  We were certainly lucky to get her.”

Bevan agrees that McAdams was absolutely perfect for the role, commending, “Rachel has that great girl-next-door quality.  She has the beauty, the humour and the wit, but she also has the ability as an actress to make whomever she is playing against look equally as great.”

McAdams recalls what drew her to the part: “I enjoyed the script immensely and loved what it was about.   It was quite moving with a very simple, but so meaningful moral of the story, and I loved all the characters.  I knew that signing onto a Richard Curtis film was just a good package deal; he does these things so well.  He is very generous with his spirit and brings so much of himself to the project.” 

The performer appreciated that the expatriate was as complex as her on-screen love, sharing, “Mary’s got this funny mix of confidence and total insecurity.  But then she meets Tim, and she just blossoms.  He ushers her in the direction she was meant to go in, and the puzzle pieces fit, finally.”

For the seasoned young performer, working with Gleeson was a surprising joy.  She enthuses: “It’s been wonderful to watch Domhnall transform from the younger Tim to the older Tim.  He has this endless energy for physical comedy, and his comedic timing is impeccable.  He always seems to find humour.  Domhnall is so grounded, so rooted in the character, and he makes everything matter.”

Her leading man, Gleeson, returns the kind words: “Rachel brings this gorgeous honesty to her character.  She’s very funny, and she brings something that is pure and uncomplicated in the best possible sense.  It was joyous being on set with her all the time.”

In casting the role of Tim’s Dad, filmmakers turned to a veteran of Curtis’s films: much-feted performer Bill Nighy, first introduced in a Curtis’s role as a washed-up rocker in Love Actually.  “Tim’s Dad is a strange synthesis of a lot of people I’ve met,” explains Curtis.  “There’s a lot of my feeling about my father in the role, and it was a fun idea to have Bill play the part.  To cast a friend you actually love in that part was a great pleasure.”

About Time marks Nighy’s fourth project with Curtis, as the men have also partnered on The Boat That Rocked and The Girl in the Café.  “I love working with Richard,” states Nighy, who offers a bit of perspective on Tim’s Dad.  “My character can travel through time, and the lesson he has learned in his life is to keep things simple and treasure the normal things.  What counts is tenderness, love and respect between yourself and other human beings.  All those things sustain him.”

While he is the most studied actor in the cast, Nighy gives credit where credit is due.  He states: “Rachel and Domhnall complement each other in their spirit and their general tone of their performances.  They are very impressive people and actors.”

Opposite Nighy’s character, LINDSAY DUNCAN took the role of Tim’s Mum, the matriarch of the family—a woman who curiously styles herself on the Queen.  “Apart from her dress scenes, she’s great,” muses Duncan.  “She is the anchor of the family and very centred.  The way she goes about life is rather refreshing and admirable.  She has made her choices, and she gets on with it.” 

Duncan echoes her cast through her commending of Curtis’s style: “Richard gets to your heart.  You do cry when you read his scripts; you cry about falling in love, and you cry about people’s pain as well.  This film is all about everyday things that people deal with: living their lives, loving people, wanting people and suffering from loss of loved ones.”

Her on-screen son has words for her work.  “Bill and Lindsay were just ideal parents,” recalls Gleeson.  “They are so wonderful and genuine, and as actors it made it a nice environment to be with them all the time.  I had seen them in films and knew they were brilliant, but I was not prepared for just how easy it would be to be surrounded by them.  Richard was very clever in the way that he assembled the cast.  It made the family feel very real, and I was very happy in their company and felt really loved up.”

To join the company as Harry, Tim’s easily angered landlord in London, the filmmakers asked Tom Hollander—so remarkable as the arrogant rector, Mr Collins, in 2005’s Pride & Prejudice,.  “When you first leave home, you always end up living with people you least want to live with,” notes Curtis.  “So I thought it would be fun that, when Tim leaves home, he should end up with the least pleasant man in the world.  The great joy about Tom is that he’s very good at being very bad and nasty, but underneath the swear box that he’s playing is a wonderful man.” 

Hollander reciprocates Curtis’s words: “Richard is a sweet-natured man with boundless energy and always has time for people individually.  He is a very special chap who has his own idealism about the world.  That is what informs the good-hearted, loving nature of his romantic comedies.  At least, that’s what he told me to say.”

Young actress LYDIA WILSON was brought aboard to play Tim’s beloved sister, Kit Kat, who has a very intricate role in Tim’s life.  She turns out to be the only person, outside of his father, with whom Tim shares his time-traveling abilities.  Wilson, who previously had a part in Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go and had appeared in the television series South Riding, brilliantly infuses chaos into Tim’s sometimes-futile attempts at an orderly existence.  His efforts to try and rescue her from her myriad bad decisions influence the course of his life with Mary and their children.

Rounding out the cast is Margot Robbie who plays Tim’s first love, Charlotte, a young woman who enters Tim’s life when he’s discovered he can time travel.  Explains Curtis: “When Charlotte stays with the Lakes over that summer, Tim utilizes his time-travelling abilities to redo every situation and make it perfect with Charlotte.  But it never eventuates that way, despite his efforts.” 

RICHARD CORDERY was chosen to play Tim’s simple-minded but well-meaning uncle, while JOSHUA MCGUIRE and WILL MERRICK play Tim’s best friends.  VANESSA KIRBY was brought on as Mary’s best friend, and TOM HUGHES as Kit Kat’s ne’er-do-well boyfriend. 

Brilliant character actors RICHARD E. GRANT and the late RICHARD GRIFFITHS also make appearances in the film, playing leads in Harry’s play.  This scene proved one of Curtis’s most challenging and fun days.  Says Curtis: “It was tricky having three Richards on the set, as when anyone said ‘Richard’ we never knew which Richard it referred to.” 

Of the cast, Kentish Barnes sings their praises: “There is not a crack in our cast.  They’re all absolutely brilliant, and they’re exceptionally great people as well, so we’ve achieved over 100 percent on that one.”

Making the World a Better Place:

Locations and Design

About Time began its nine-week shoot in June 2012, filming for three weeks in Cornwall, five weeks on location in London and a week at Ealing Studios.

Originally, when Curtis penned the script, he had Scotland in mind for the location of the Lake family home.  However, filmmakers did not have luck securing a suitable house in that country, so they moved along to Cornwall.  Curtis and the producers began to assemble a stellar below-the-line team to bring their vision to life.  

Production designer John Paul “JP” Kelly had never worked with the writer/director before and was pleased to find out the similarities between Curtis and his films.  Shares Kelly: “Richard believes the world should be a better place, and this film is very much about that.  It’s close to his mantra: If you look at the day the right way, you can make it a good day or one as tough as you want.  He has got an incredible positivity, and he’s very inclusive with his family and his work, which is quite unusual.”  

Similarly, Kelly had a specific vision when searching for the location, desiring a house that had to be believable and complement the charm and magic of the story.  Curtis also had expectations.  He explains: “I wanted to be able to see the sea from the window; this was very important.  I had it in my mind that when dad was talking to his son you were able to see the sea through the window.” 

About Time begins in the house in Cornwall where Tim and his family have always lived.  Reflects Curtis: “Then it keeps returning there, as life does when you’re engaged, when you have a child, when people get sick.  The home symbolizes growing up, losing people and gaining people.”   

The Lake home that the team discovered was a privately owned 1850s house in Porthpean, with a garden overlooking the sea and its own path down to the beach.  Truly, it could not have been more perfect to incorporate Kelly and Curtis’s vision.  The majority of the scenes including the family were filmed at this home.  

Other locations used by the production in Cornwall were the fishing village of Portloe—for the exterior wedding scene and the sequence in which the congregation travels up the country path in the storm; St Michael Penkevil church, for the wedding scene; and Vault Beach in Gorran Haven, for the simple moments in which the family has its afternoon tea on the beach. 

“Cornwall is the most wonderfully idiosyncratic, welcoming place,” enthuses the writer/director.  “What was great was that Cornwall turned out to have all the qualities, both socially and visually, that I wanted from the house, as well as the surrounding areas.  It has its own unique character and is a beautiful part of the country.”

Prior to filming, Curtis took Gleeson and McAdams to the restaurant Dans Le Noir in London, which is where their characters meet for the very first time.  The restaurant is completely in the dark and customers are guided and served by blind staff.  While an experience for the senses, not all the patrons were thrilled.  “I found it terrifying,” recalls McAdams.  “You don’t know where the exit is.  You don’t know what people are doing around you, and you have no idea what’s on your plate.  I brought that experience into the scene for my character.  Mary is not very comfortable and not secure about the whole scenario.  When she meets Tim, he is a kind of rock, a beacon for her.  She is grateful to hit it off with another person and be able to rely on someone in the dark.”

Time’s Dress Code:

Costumes of the Comedy

            For About Time, costume designer Verity Hawkes was given the unlikely task of dressing time travellers.  Recalls Hawkes: “For Tim, we had to show the progression from young and unconfident to older and more confident.  You see the progression in his choice of clothing, that it’s less thrown together.  We didn’t want to lose any of his character as he got older.  He had to keep the charm he always had.” 

Dressing McAdams as Mary was a collaborative experience for Hawkes and the performer.  Notes Hawkes: “I didn’t want Mary’s wardrobe to be a series of fashion plates.  Mary’s much more of a real character, so we worked together at finding the balance of showing her kooky side and originality.  Rachel cared about what Mary should wear, as well as when she should wear it and why.  She was totally onboard and supportive.” 

Creating the look for Wilson’s whimsical Kit Kat, Verity took the scripted direction that Tim’s sister should always wear some item that was purple.  “It was quite a joyous process finding every single purple item that you could,” the designer laughs.  “Kit Kat is kind of thrown together, so each outfit was quite fun to put together.  She’d wear the quirky combinations of things.” 

One character Hawkes didn’t imagine she’d be dressing over the course of About Time was the Queen herself.  However, that was required when it came time for Tim’s Mum’s outfits.  As she fancies the Queen as the perfection fashion icon, that’s the way she would be dressed.  Ends Hawkes: “Lindsay is very beautiful, but she doesn’t look anything like the Queen…so we came to quite a good compromise on her costumes.” 

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Universal Pictures presents—in association with Relativity Media—a Working Title production: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy in About Time, starring Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie.  The casting is by Fiona Weir, and the music is by Nick Laird-Clowes.  The comedy’s costume designer is Verity Hawkes, and the editor is Mark Day.  About Time’s production designer is John Paul Kelly, and its director of photography is John Guleserian.  The associate producer is Emma Freud, and the executive producers are Richard Curtis, Liza Chasin, Amelia Granger.  The film is produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nicky Kentish Barnes.  About Time is written and directed by Richard Curtis.  ©2013 Universal Pictures.  www.abouttimemovie.com

ABOUT THE CAST

            DOMHNALL GLEESON (Tim) was chosen as one of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch in 2012 and was named a Breakthrough Performer at the Hamptons International Film Festival.  Gleeson most recently completed filming Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, in which he plays the lead role of Jon, alongside Michael Fassbender.  He will next play Caleb in Alex Garland’s Ex Machina.

            Gleeson’s recent projects include Charlie Brooker’s TV miniseries Black Mirror for Channel 4 and Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, alongside Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Alicia Vikander.

            Gleeson’s other projects include Tom Hall’s critically acclaimed Sensation; Pete Travis’ Dredd; James Marsh’s Shadow Dancer; the Coen brothers’ True Grit, opposite Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin; Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, alongside Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield; Ian Fitzgibbon’s Perrier’s Bounty; and David Yates’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2.  His additional film work includes HBO Films’ A Dog Year, opposite Jeff Bridges; Studs; Boy Eats Girl; and the Oscar®-winning short Six Shooter.

            Gleeson’s theater work includes Selina Cartmell’s Macbeth, Alan Stanford’s Great Expectations, Wilson Milam’s Chimps, Garry Hynes’ Well of the Saints, Patrick Mason’s She Stoops to Conquer at the Abbey Theatre and Mark Brokaw’s American Buffalo at the Gate Theatre.

            Gleeson’s television credits include John Butler’s Your Bad Self, for which Gleeson also served as part of the writing team, and Kieran Carney’s The Last Furlong

            In 2006, Gleeson was nominated for a Tony Award in the category of Best Featured Actor in a Play for the Broadway production of Milam’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore.  Other honors for the same role include a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor and a Drama League Citation for Excellence in Performance.  Gleeson won an Irish Film and Television Academy Award for his performance in Nicholas Renton’s When Harvey Met Bob, in which he starred as Sir Bob Geldof, opposite Ian Hart as Harvey Goldsmith.  Gleeson was named Shooting Star at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival.

            In addition to acting, Gleeson is a writer/director whose short film, Noreen, was featured at the 2011 Tribeca, Boston, San Francisco and Newport Beach film festivals.  Gleeson’s father, Brendan, and brother, Brian, co-star alongside Gleeson in the film.

RACHEL MCADAMS (Mary) transformative performances have established her as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after and respected actors.

McAdams’ 2013 has been very busy.  First up was Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder, opposite Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko and Javier Bardem, which was released in April.  The romantic drama centered on a man who reconnects with a woman from his hometown after his marriage to a European woman falls apart. The film premiered at the 2012 Venice International Film Festival and then screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.  McAdams can be seen in Brian De Palma’s Passion, opposite Noomi Rapace.  In the film, an ambitious advertising executive plots revenge after her boss and mentor steals her idea.  Passion, which made its world premiere at the 2012 Venice International Film Festival and then went onto the Toronto International Film Festival, is set for a limited U.S. release in August.  In addition, McAdams recently wrapped production on Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man, starring opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman.

McAdams will soon begin production on Cameron Crowe’s next film, opposite Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone.  The film is set to begin production in October.  Additionally, she will lend her voice to a character in The Little Prince, alongside James Franco and Jeff Bridges.

Recently, McAdams starred in three box-office hits from three very different genres: Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows, in which she reprised her role as Irene Adler, opposite Robert Downey Jr.; the romantic drama The Vow, alongside Channing Tatum; and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, which earned McAdams a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, alongside Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Marion Cotillard, Carla Bruni and Michael Sheen.  The film also won a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay—Motion Picture and earned nominations for Best Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical, Best Director—Motion Picture and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical.  It was also nominated for four Oscars®, including one win for Best Writing, Original Screenplay.  Midnight in Paris is Allen’s highest-grossing film to date.

McAdams’ film credits include Morning Glory, opposite Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford; Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes; The Time Traveler’s Wife; Neil Burger’s The Lucky Ones; Married Life, which premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival; The Family Stone, opposite Keaton and Sarah Jessica Parker; Wes Craven’s Red Eye, opposite Cillian Murphy; Wedding Crashers, opposite Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Christopher Walken; Nick Cassavetes’ The Notebook, opposite Ryan Gosling; and Mean Girls.

In 2005, McAdams received ShoWest’s Supporting Actress of the Year Award as well as Breakthrough Actress honors at the Hollywood Film Awards.  In 2009, she was named ShoWest’s Female Star of the Year.

McAdams was born and raised in a small town outside of London, Ontario. Involved with theater while growing up, she went on to graduate with honors from York University with a BFA in theater. 

BILL NIGHY (Dad) is an award-winning actor of the stage and screen.  Nighy received a BAFTA Film Award, a London Critics’ Circle Film Award and an Evening Standard British Film Award for his performance as an aging rock star in Richard Curtis’ 2003 hit ensemble romantic comedy, Love Actually.  Nighy won a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for his collective work in Love Actually, AKA, I Capture the Castle and Lawless Heart.

            Nighy was recently seen in Jonathan Liebesman’s Wrath of the Titans, Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Slayer and Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall.  He can next be seen in I, Frankenstein, with Aaron Eckhart.

Nighy’s long list of film credits includes Wild Target, with Rupert Grint and Emily Blunt; Curtis’ The Boat That Rocked, with Philip Seymour Hoffman; Singer’s Valkyrie, with Tom Cruise; Richard Eyre’s Notes on a Scandal, for which he earned a London Critics’ Circle Film Award nomination; Underworld, Underworld: Evolution and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans; Fernando Meirelles’ The Constant Gardener, for which he earned a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nomination for Best Supporting Actor; Lawless Heart, which brought him another BIFA nomination; and Still Crazy, for which he won his first Evening Standard British Film Award.  Nighy was unrecognizable as the tentacled pirate captain Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.  He has lent his voice to several animated features, including Flushed Away.

Born in England, Nighy began his career on the British stage and has since earned acclaim for his work in plays such as David Hare’s The Vertical Hour, Pravda and A Map of the World.  He has performed in plays by other leading dramatists, including Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter,Brian Friel, Anton Chekhov andPeter Gill.  He received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange.  On Broadway, he starred in the 2006 premiere of The Vertical Hour, directed by Sam Mendes.

Also well-known for his work on the small screen, Nighy recently earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in the BBC television movie Page Eight, directed by Hare and produced by Harry Potter producer David Heyman.  Nighy has worked several times with director David Yates, including the acclaimed BBC project State of Play, for which he won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor.  Yates also directed him in the BBC telefilm The Young Visiters and HBO’s The Girl in the Café, which brought Nighy a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television.  He later won a Golden Globe in the same category for his performance in the 2005 telefilm Gideon’s Daughter.  His television work includes dozens of guest-starring roles and long-form projects, including the one for which he first gained attention: 1991’s The Men’s Room.

In March 2012, Nighy starred in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to much critical acclaim.  The film smashed the UK box-office, beating The Woman in Black for the No. 1 spot.  Boasting a stellar British cast, including Dames Judi Dench and Maggie SmithTom Wilkinson, Celia Imrie and Dev Patel, the film opened to rave reviews in the U.S. later that year.

            TOM HOLLANDER (Harry) co-created and starred in the BBC 2 television comedy series Rev, with James Wood.  Hollander has been nominated twice for the British Comedy Award, the Royal Television Society Award and the BAFTA TV Award for his performance.  Woods and Hollander previously worked together on Simon Curtis’ Freezing.

            Hollander began his acting career in theater working with Cheek by Jowl in Declan Donnellan’s production of As You Like It; Jonathan Kent’s Tartuffe and King Lear.  He’s also appeared in Ian Rickson’s Mojo, at the Royal Court Theatre; Phyllida Lloyd’s The Threepenny Opera and Robin Lefevre’s Laurie at the Donmar Warehouse.  On Broadway, Hollander played Lord Alfred Douglas in David Hare’s The Judas Kiss, opposite Liam Neeson and directed by Richard Eyre, and Joe Penhall’s Landscape with Weapon, directed by Roger Mitchell, at the National Theatre.  He recently played the Chandebise/Poche double in Eyre’s acclaimed production of A Flea in Her Ear at The Old Vic.

            Hollander has made many appearances in film and on television.  He was awarded the London Critics’ Circle British Supporting Actor of the Year Award and the Evening Standard Peter Sellers Award for Comedy for his role in Joe Wright’s Pride & Prejudice.  He also worked with Wright in Hanna and The Soloist.  Other feature film credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest; Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End; Robert Altman’s Gosford Park; The Libertine; The Lawless Heart; A Good Year; Stephen Poliakoff’s The Lost Prince and Cambridge Spies.

            Hollander recently played the bullied minister, Simon Foster, in Armando Iannucci’s In the Loop and Monty Banks in television’s Gracie!, with Jane Horrocks, for which he was nominated Best Supporting Actor at the 2011 BAFTA TV Awards.

            Having captivated audiences in Australia with her gripping on-screen presence, MARGOT ROBBIE (Charlotte) is quickly emerging as a breakout television and film star in the U.S.

Robbie recently wrapped production on Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street in which she stars as the female lead opposite Leonardo DiCaprio.  Based on Jordan Belfort’s memoir of the same name, the film tells the story of a New York penny stockbroker (DiCaprio), who served 20 months in prison for refusing to cooperate in a large securities-fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, the corporate banking world and mob infiltration.  Starring as DiCaprio’s wife, Robbie is joined by an all-star cast including Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin, Jon Favreau and Kyle Chandler.  The crime-drama is set for release by Paramount Pictures on November 15, 2013.

Robbie is currently in production on Saul Dibb’s World War II drama Suite française, alongside Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ruth Wilson and Kristin Scott Thomas. The Weinstein Company will release the film in 2014.

Robbie was recently cast to star in Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s Focus, opposite Will Smith, for Warner Bros. Pictures.  The film will begin shooting this fall in New York, New Orleans and Argentina.

Robbie made her U.S. debut in 2011’s critically acclaimed ABC series Pan Am. The period drama depicted the lives of the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.  Robbie starred as Laura, a runaway bride, who fled a life of domestic boredom to take to the skies. The series was created by Jack Orman (ER, Men of a Certain Age), and also starred Christina Ricci.

In Australia, Robbie is most recognized for her role as Donna Freedman on the television soap opera Neighbours, which chronicles the lives of the residents of Ramsay Street in the fictional Australian suburb of Erinsborough.  Her role garnered her two Logie Award nominations for Most Popular New Female Talent and Most Popular Actress.

Robbie was born and raised on the Gold Coast of Australia and eventually moved to Melbourne when she began acting professionally, at the age of 17.  She currently resides in Los Angeles.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

RICHARD CURTIS (Written and Directed by/Executive Producer) was born in New Zealand in 1956 and raised in the Philippines, Sweden and the UK.  He has now lived in London off and on for more than 35 years.  Curtis began writing comedy after leaving Oxford University in 1978.  He had worked with Rowan Atkinson there—and continued to do so.  His first job on television was writing for the topical sketch show Not the Nine O’Clock News for the BBC.  He then went on to write The Black Adder series, a situation comedy set in four different eras of British history, always starring Rowan Atkinson in a different amusing haircut.  The last three series were co-written with Ben Elton.

During these years, Curtis, Atkinson and Elton staged two comedy revues inLondon’s West End and Curtis wrote his first film, The Tall Guy.  The film was directed by Mel Smith and starred Jeff Goldblum and Emma Thompson, in her first film.  It was produced by Working Title, the production company with whom Curtis has worked with since.

Back on television, Curtis and Atkinson began working on Mr. Bean, and continued for some years to make intermittent programs starring the man in the tie who says very little.  Mr. Bean has become one of the world’s most famous comic creations.  In 1993, Curtis wrote Bernard and the Genie, a wholesome Christmas fantasy, which starred Lenny Henry and Alan Cumming.  In December 1993, Curtis was awarded the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for Top Comedy Writer.

Curtis’ second film, Four Weddings and a Funeral, was directed by Mike Newell, produced by Duncan Kenworthy and starred Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell.  It was released in March 1994.  The film won a French César, an Australian Film Institute Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Film.  At the Academy Awards®, the film was nominated for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, and Best Picture.

Curtis’ next film, Notting Hill, which starred Julia Roberts and Grant, was released in May 1999.  At the time of its release, it was the highest-grossing British film ever.

Curtis was co-writer of Bean, which starred Atkinson, and the award-winning screenplay Bridget Jones’s Diary, which starred Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Grant.

In 2003, Curtis wrote and directed Love Actually, a story about many different kinds of love set during the Christmas season.  The film featured 22 leading characters, including Firth, Grant, Thompson, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson, Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton.  He was also co-writer of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

In 2005, Curtis wrote the G8 Summit drama The Girl in the Café for HBO and the BBC, which starred Nighy and Kelly Macdonald.  The drama won three Primetime Emmy Awards, including Made for Television Movie.  In the meantime, he had been writing The Vicar of Dibley, a sitcom about a female vicar in a small English village.  The Black Adder and The Vicar of Dibley were voted the 2nd and 3rd most popular British sitcoms of all time.

In 2008, Curtis co-wrote The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, with Anthony Minghella.  That same year, Curtis wrote and directed The Boat That Rocked, a comedy about a 1966 pirate radio station.  In 2011, he co-wrote the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s War Horse.

In 2012, Curtis wrote the BBC/HBO television movie Mary and Martha, about two mothers who lose their sons to malaria.  The film was directed by Phillip Noyce and starred Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn.

Curtis is co-founder and vice-chairman of Comic Relief, the organization that runs Red Nose Day and Sport Relief in Britain.  He began the charity after a trip to Ethiopia during the 1985 famine.  Since 1988, Curtis has co-produced the 14 live nights of Comic Relief for the BBC.  Comic Relief has made more than $1 billion for charity projects in Africa and the UK.

Curtis was a founding member of the Make Poverty History coalition and worked throughout 2004 and 2005 on the campaign, in addition to Live 8, which concentrated on trade justice, more and better aid, and debt cancellation for the world’s poorest countries. 

Curtis was executive producer of Idol Gives Back for American Idol in April 2007, which raised more than $75 million for projects helping the poorest children and young people in the U.S. and Africa.  Idol Gives Back received the 2007 Governors Award at the Primetime Emmys.

Curtis is married to Emma Freud.  Together, they have a daughter, Scarlett, and three sons, Jake, Charlie and Spike.  In 2000, Curtis was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.  In 2007, he was awarded a BAFTA fellowship.

Working Title Films, co-chaired by TIM BEVAN (Produced by) and ERIC FELLNER (Produced by) since 1992, is one of the world’s leading film production companies.

Founded in 1983, Working Title has made more than 100 films that have grossed more than $5 billion worldwide.  Its films have won 10 Academy Awards® (for Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina and Atonement, Tim Robbins’ Dead Man Walking; Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo; and Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, 35 BAFTA Awards and numerous prestigious prizes at the Cannes and Berlin international film festivals.

Bevan and Fellner have been honored with the Producers Guild of America’s (PGA) David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, the PGA’s highest honor for motion picture producers.  They have also been accorded two of the highest film awards given to British filmmakers: BAFTA’s Michael Balcon Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema, and the Evening Standard British Film Awards’ Alexander Walker Film Award.  Bevan and Fellner have been honored as Commanders of the Order of the British Empire. 

Working Title’s extensive and diverse productions have included Mike Newell’s Four Weddings and a Funeral; Richard Curtis’ Love Actually; Stephen Daldry’s Billy Elliot; Roger Michell’s Notting Hill; Mr. Bean and Mr. Bean’s Holiday (directed by Mel Smith and Steve Bendelack, respectively); Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz; Paul and Chris Weitz’s About a Boy; Greg Mottola’s Paul; Adam Brooks’ Definitely, Maybe; Sydney Pollack’s The Interpreter; Bridget Joness Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (directed by Sharon Maguire and Beeban Kidron, respectively); Joe Wright’s Pride & Prejudice and Atonement; Baltasar Kormákur’s Contraband, which starred Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale; Nanny McPhee and Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (directed by Kirk Jones and Susanna White, respectively); Johnny English and Johnny English Reborn (directed by Peter Howitt and Oliver Parker, respectively); Asif Kapadia’s Senna, the company’s first documentary feature, about legendary race car driver Ayrton Senna; Paul Greengrass’ United 93; and Ron Howard’s Frost/Nixon and upcoming Rush, starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl.

The success of the film Billy Elliot has continued on stage with Billy Elliot the Musical, also directed by Daldry with book and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Elton John.  The winner of 76 theater awards internationally, the production is currently enjoying highly successful runs in London and Toronto and a tour across North America.  It ran for more than three years on Broadway, winning 10 Tony Awards in 2009, including Best Musical and Best Director.  The show has previously played in Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago and Seoul, and has been seen by more than seven million people worldwide.

Working Title’s upcoming slate includes Edgar Wright’s The World’s End, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost; John Crowley’s Closed Circuit, starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall; and Hossein Amini’s The Two Faces of January, starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac.

         NICKY KENTISH BARNES (Produced by) has been Woody Allen’s UK co-producer four times, collaborating with him in 2005 on Match Point, with Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers; Scoop with Johansson, Hugh Jackman and Allen; Cassandra’s Dream, with Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor; and, in 2009, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, with Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins and Naomi Watts.

         Most recently, Kentish Barnes produced the highly acclaimed television series Dancing on the Edge, directed by Stephen Poliakoff and starred Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode and John Goodman.  Kentish Barnes co-produced Lasse Hallström’s Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which starred Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt.

         Kentish Barnes’ additional producing credits include Mark Evans’ psychological thriller Trauma, which starred Colin Firth; Paul and Chris Weitz’s About a Boy, adapted from Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name, which starred Hugh Grant, Toni Collette and Rachel Weisz; Mel Smith’s High Heels and Low Lifes, which starred Minnie Driver and Mary McCormack for Walt Disney Pictures; and John Henderson’s Loch Ness, which starred Ted Danson and Joely Richardson.

         Kentish Barnes’ co-producing credits include Paul McGuigan’s Gangster No. 1, which starred Paul Bettany and Malcolm McDowell; Oliver Parker’s An Ideal Husband, which starred Rupert Everett, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore and Minnie Driver; and Mark Joffe’s The Matchmaker.

         Kentish Barnes began her film career in 1985 with Merchant Ivory Productions working on A Room With a View, followed by Maurice, both directed by James Ivory.  She then began line producing on films, including the television movies Heart of Darkness, directed by Nicolas Roeg, and The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock’s Eye, directed by George Lucas.  Kentish Barnes served as the production supervisor on The Young Americans, which starred Harvey Keitel and Thandie Newton.

            LIZA CHASIN (Executive Producer) has served as the president of U.S. production at Working Title Films since 1996.  Chasin is currently in preproduction on Stephen Daldry’s Trash, written by Richard Curtis and based on Andy Mulligan’s novel; and James Marsh’s Theory of Everything, written by Anthony McCarten and inspired by Jane Hawking’s memoir “Travelling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen.”

Slated to be released this year are Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s The World’s End, and John Crowley’s Closed Circuit, both of which she executive produced.

Chasin most recently executive produced Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, which starred Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe, and Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, which starred Keira Knightley and Jude Law.  Both were released last year. Prior to those, Chasin executive produced Asif Kapadia’s highly acclaimed documentary Senna; Baltasar Kormàkur’s Contraband; Tomas Alfredson’s critically acclaimed Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; Oliver Parker’s Johnny English Reborn; Greg Mottola’s Paul; Paul Greengrass’ Green Zone; Kevin Macdonald’s State of Play; Joe Wright’s Academy Award®-winning Atonement; and Adam Brooks’ Definitely, Maybe.

Throughout her illustrious career, Chasin has been involved in the development and production of acclaimed films from many prolific filmmakers.  A few of her credits include Tim Robbins’ Academy Award®-winning Dead Man Walking; Joel and Ethan Coen’s O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Fargo, and Roger Michell’s smash hit Notting Hill.  She co-produced Paul and Chris Weitz’s About a Boy, Sharon Maguire’s Bridget Jones’s Diary, Stephen Frears’ High Fidelity, Shekhar Kapur’s Academy Award®-winning Elizabeth and Richard Curtis’ classic Love Actually.

A graduate of Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Chasin first joined Working Title in 1991 as director of development.  She was then promoted to vice president of production and development, becoming the head of the Los Angeles office and overseeing the company’s creative affairs in the U.S.  Prior to joining Working Title, Chasin worked for several years in various production capacities at New York-based production companies.

            AMELIA GRANGER (Executive Producer) is executive vice president of film at Working Title Films and runs the UK side of the company’s development slate, working across both development and production.  Most recently, Granger has served as executive producer on the upcoming Closed Circuit, starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall, and has worked closely on Working Title releases, including Les Misérables, Anna Karenina, I Give It a Year, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and the upcoming The Two Faces of January.

Granger joined Working Title in 1994 and has worked in various production and development positions in the company.  During her career at the company, she has also been instrumental in establishing Action!, the company’s prestigious intern-training program.  Prior to her career at Working Title and in the film industry, Granger worked for Condé Nast in Paris and London. 

Composer and musician NICK LAIRD-CLOWES (Music by) has been involved in composing music for film and documentaries, producing the score for Adam Brooks’ The Invisible Circus, which starred Cameron Diaz, as well as Griffin Dunne’s Fierce People, which starred Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland.  Laird-Clowes served as music consultant on Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers.

Laird-Clowes composed the music for Nick Broomfield on his award-winning film The Battle for Haditha and the Greenpeace documentary, A Time Comes.  He then worked on various political documentaries, including Peace vs Justice and The Enemy Within for the UK’s Channel 4. 

As lead singer and principal songwriter of The Dream Academy, Laird-Clowes enjoyed worldwide success in the mid ’80s with songs including “Life in a Northern Town” and “The Love Parade.”  The band’s music was featured in the John Hughes cult-classic films Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. In addition, The Dream Academy worked with Diane Keaton on her directorial debut, Heaven.

Laird-Clowes has collaborated on songs with both Brian Wilson and David Gilmour, notably contributing lyrics to Pink Floyd’s “The Division Bell.”

In 1999, Laird-Clowes released the critically acclaimed album “Mona Lisa Overdrive” under the pseudonym Trashmonk for Alan McGee’s Creation Records. 

A 25 song “Best of The Dream Academy” album is due for worldwide release in 2014.  Laird-Clowes continues to write and record songs for future release.

            VERITY HAWKES (Costume Designer) trained as a theater designer at Wimbledon College of Art, always wanting to specialize in costume for film and television.  Hawkes began her career as an assistant working with directors such as Danny Cannon and Paul Anderson, before moving into designing television for writers such as Jack Rosenthal and directors including Simon West and Charles McDougall.

In 1999, Hawkes designed Guy Ritchie’s Snatch.  She worked again with Ritchie on Revolver in 2005.  Recent features include Trap for Cinderella, her second film with Iain Softley, having previously designed the costumes for Inkheart in 2008.

Hawkes currently divides her time between designing feature films and high-end commercials for directors, including Johnny Hardstaff, Rocky Morton, Daniel Kleinman, Chris Palmer and Duncan Jones.

About Time is MARK DAY’s (Editor) second collaboration with Richard Curtis, having worked with him on The Girl in the Café, which starred Bill Nighy and Kelly Macdonald, and earned Day a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie. 

Day won two BAFTA Awards for Best Editing for David Yates’ television dramas State of Play and Sex Traffic, and was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award for Best Tape and Film Editing—Drama for Yates’ The Young Visiters.

Day’s feature film credits include collaborating with Yates on the last four Harry Potter features: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; David Blair’s Mystics; Paul Greengrass’ The Theory of Flight; and John Schlesinger’s The Tale of Sweeney Todd.

Most recently, Day worked with director Robert Redford on The Company You Keep, which starred Shia LaBeouf and Redford.

Day is currently working on the upcoming Ex Machina, written and directed by Alex Garland, due for release in 2014.

JOHN PAUL KELLY (Production Designer) was born and educated in Ireland before moving to London to complete a BA in architecture at Kingston University.  Kelly then attended the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London where he graduated with an MA in design for film and television.

         Since leaving the RCA in 1993, Kelly has lived and worked from the UK.  He has won a BAFTA Award and a Primetime Emmy Award for his work.

         Kelly is currently filming James Marsh’s Theory of Everything, which tells the life story of Stephen Hawking, for Working Title.

     Kelly’s most recent feature film credits include Fernando Meirelles’ 360, which starred Anthony Hopkins and was filmed in London, Vienna and Paris; John Michael McDonagh’s feature film debut The Guard, which starred Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle; and Justin Chadwick’s The Other Boleyn Girl, which starred Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana, for Sony Pictures.  Kelly’s previous work includes Roger Michell’s Oscar®-nominated Venus, which starred Peter O’Toole, and Enduring Love; Charles Sturridge’s Lassie; Michael Winterbottom’s Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, based on Laurence Sterne’s novel; Tim Fywell’s I Capture the Castle; Paul Greengrass’ Bloody Sunday, which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2002 and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival; Julian Farino’s The Last Yellow; and Shane Meadows’ Twenty Four Seven, the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1997 Venice Film Festival.  The first feature film that Kelly designed was Carine Adler’s Under the Skin, which won Best New British Feature at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the International Critics’ Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1997.

     Before becoming a production designer, Kelly was the art director on a number of films in Ireland, including The Last of the High Kings and Trojan Eddie.  

         Kelly’s numerous television credits as production designer include HBO’s recent adaptation of Caryl Churchill’s A Number, and such major BBC period-costume dramas as Farino’s Byron, for which Kelly was nominated for the Royal Television Society’s Television Award for Best Production Design—Drama in 2004; Tim Fywell’s Madame Bovary; Stephen Poliakoff’s Shooting the Past, which won the 1999 Prix Italia and Best Drama Serial at the Royal Television Society Awards and for which Kelly was again nominated for the Best Production Design Award; and the highly acclaimed The Lost Prince, for which he won the 2004 BAFTA Award for Best Production Design and 2005 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie.  Directed by Poliakoff, The Lost Prince also won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries that same year.

            JOHN GULESERIAN (Director of Photography) was the cinematographer on Drake Doremus’ Like Crazy, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.  Guleserian recently worked again with Doremus on Breathe In, which starred Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones and premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.  His upcoming projects include Brian Horiuchi’s Parts Per Billion, starring Rosario Dawson, Josh Hartnett and Gena Rowlands, as well as Kate Barker-Froyland’s Song One, starring Anne Hathaway.  Guleserian studied cinematography at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and Columbia College Chicago.  He currently resides in Los Angeles.

—about time—

                                    CAST

Tim                                                      DOMHNALL GLEESON

Mary                                                    RACHEL MCADAMS

Dad                                                     BILL NIGHY

Kit Kat                                                LYDIA WILSON

Mum                                                    LINDSAY DUNCAN

Uncle D                                               RICHARD CORDERY

Rory                                                    JOSHUA MCGUIRE

Harry                                                   TOM HOLLANDER

Charlotte                                             MARGOT ROBBIE

Jay                                                       WILL MERRICK

Joanna                                                 VANESSA KIRBY

Jimmy Kincade                                   TOM HUGHES

Ginger Jenny                                       CLEMMIE DUGDALE

Rupert                                                 HARRY HADDEN-PATON

Mary’s Father, Fitz                             MITCHELL MULLEN

Mary’s Mother, Jean                           LISA EICHHORN

Polly                                                    JENNY RAINSFORD

Aunty May                                          NATASHA POWELL

Dans Le Noir Maitre D’                      MARK HEALY

Theatre Deserter                                  BEN BENSON

Theatre Judge                                      PHILIP VOSS

Prompter                                             TOM GODWIN

Bhattie QC                                          PAL ARON

Tina                                                     CATHERINE STEADMAN

Wedding Priest                                   ANDREW MARTIN YATES

Posy (Newborn)                                  VERITY FULLERTON

Posy (1 year)                                       VERONICA OWINGS

Posy (2 ½—3 years)                            OLIVIA KONTEN

Posy (5 years)                                      SARAH HELLER

Boy Posy                                             JAIDEN DERVISH

Jeff (Newborn)                                   JACOB FRANCIS

Jeff (5 months)                                    JAGO FREUD

Jeff (2 years)                                       OLLIE PHILLIPS

Jo (6 months)                                      SOPHIE POND

Jo (1 year)                                           SOPHIE BROWN

Trudy (Party Guest)                            MOLLY SEYMOUR

Flirty Girl                                            MATILDA STURRIDGE

John                                                     TOM STOURTON

Pret A Manger Server                         REBECCA CHEW

Court Clerk                                         JON WEST

Judge                                                   GRAHAM RICHARD HOWGEGO

Jury Foreman                                      KERRIE LIANE STUDHOLME

Defendant                                           KEN HAZELDINE

Jazz Singer                                          BARBAR GOUGH

Busker                                                 JON BODEN

Young Tim                                          CHARLIE CURTIS

Stunt Coordinators                             JAMIE EDGELL

                                                            LEE SHEWARD

Stunt Performers                                 NELLIE BURROUGHES

                                                            STEPHANIE CAREY

                                                            RAY DE-HAAN

                                                            PAUL HEASMAN

                                                            DAVE HOLLAND

                                                            GARY HOPTROUGH

                                                            ROB HUNT

                                                            TINA MASKELL

                                                            BELINDA MCGINLEY

                                                            CHRIS NEWTON

                                                            DAVID NEWTON

                                                            SEON RODGERS

CREW

Written and Directed by                     RICHARD CURTIS

Produced by                                        TIM BEVAN

                                                            ERIC FELLNER

                                                            NICKY KENTISH BARNES

Executive Producers                           RICHARD CURTIS

                                                            LIZA CHASIN

                                                            AMELIA GRANGER

Associate Producer                             EMMA FREUD

Director of Photography                     JOHN GULESERIAN

Production Designer                           JOHN PAUL KELLY

Editor                                                  MARK DAY

Line Producer                                     TORI PARRY

Costume Designer                               VERITY HAWKES

Music by                                             NICK LAIRD-CLOWES

Hair and Makeup Designer                 CHRISTINE BLUNDELL

Casting by                                           FIONA WEIR

First Assistant Director                       MATTHEW PENRY-DAVEY

Production Sound Mixer                    ADRIAN BELL

Financial Controller                            DAN HILLSDON

Location Manager                               STEVE MORTIMORE

Script Editor                                       EMMA FREUD

Script Supervisor                                 ZOE MORGAN

Supervising Art Director                     DAVID HINDLE

Music Producer                                   STEVE MCLAUGHLIN

Music Consultant                                NICK LAIRD-CLOWES

Postproduction Supervisor                  TANIA BLUNDEN

Postproduction Accountant                TARN HARPER

                              FOR WORKING TITLE:

Chief Operating Officer                     ANGELA MORRISON

Executive in Charge of Production    MICHELLE WRIGHT

Production Executive                         SARAH-JANE ROBINSON

Head of Legal and Business Affairs  SHEERAZ SHAH

Finance Director                                 TIM EASTHILL

Senior Legal and Business Affairs

      Executive                                      EMILY MACKINTOSH

Production Supervisor                        KATE FASULO

Production Coordinator                      JACK SIDEY

Assistants to Tim Bevan                     CHLOÉ DORIGAN

                                                            VICTORIA ENDACOTT

Assistants to Eric Fellner                    KATHERINE POMFRET

                                                            OLIVIA NEWHOUSE

Production Coordinator                      POLLY JEFFRIES

Production Coordinator                      ADAM HUGHES

Production Secretary                          ROSANNA EDEN-ELLIS

Assistant to Richard Curtis                 SARAH MCDOUGALL

Set Assistant to Richard Curtis          MOLLY SEYMOUR

Assets/Green Assistant                       STELLA SCOTT

Production Runner (Cornwall)           YUSOOF PATEL

Key Second Assistant Director          CHARLIE REED

Co-Second Assistant Director (Crowd)JOE BARLOW

Third Assistant Director                     DOMINIC CHANNING WILLIAMS

Floor Runner                                       PHOEBE MARKHAM

Base/Floor Runner                              LAURA JACKSON

Additional Third Assistant Director   BEN QUIRK

Script Supervisor Trainee                    ALANA MARMION-WARR

Location Manager (Cornwall)             CARN BURTON

Assistant Location Managers              LYNSEY COSFORD

                                                            LUCY WILLIAMS

Location Assistant                              HANNAH LAMB

Unit Manager                                      ALEX DARBY

Location Scout                                    ANDREW RYLAND

Location Assistant (Cornwall)            MICHAEL MCDERMOTT

A Camera Focus Puller                       PETER BYRNE

A Camera Clapper Loaders                BEN BROWN

                                                            ABI CATTO

Key Camera Grip                                RUPERT LLOYD PARRY

B Camera Operator/Steadicam          

      Operator                                        ALASTAIR RAE

B Camera Focus Puller                       THOMAS HARDING

B Camera Clapper Loader                  ROSS ONIONS

Camera Trainee                                   JESS WRAY

Assistant Grip/B Camera Grip            PHIL HEALE

Video Playback Operator                   STEPHEN LEE

Assistant Video Assist                        MARTYN CULPAN

Digital Imaging Technician                 MUSTAFA TYEBKHAN

C Camera Operator                             DAVID ROM

C Camera Focus Puller                       SAM RAWLINGS

C Camera Loader                                ALISON LAI

Boom Operator                                   THOMAS HARRISON

Sound Assistant                                  JENNIFER ANNOR

Art Director (Cornwall)                      SAM STOKES

Standby Art Director                          EMMA MACDEVITT

Assistant Art Director                         REBECCA WHITE

Assistant Art Director (Cornwall)      ANTONIA ATHA

Graphics Art Director                         KATHY HEASER

Graphics Assistant                              KELLY WAUGH

Art Department Assistant                   ALICE SUTTON

Storyboard Artist                                DAN MASLEN

Concept Artist                                    STUART CLARKE

Set Decorator                                      LIZ GRIFFITHS

Production Buyer                                BEVERLEY BUTCHER

Assistant Set Decorator                      ANTONIA GIBBS

Petty Cash Buyer                                SARAH ASHCROFT-LEIGH

Home Economist                                VENETIA SHINN

Drapes and Marquee Mistress             SUSIE “DRAPES” MEDCALF

Product Placement and Clearances     PHILIP BALL

                                                            CASSANDRA SIGSGAARD

First Assistant Editor                          HERMIONE BYRT

Second Assistant Editor                     BEN MILLS

Editorial Trainee                                 JEANNA MORTIMER

Digital Dailies Operators                    LIAM DONAGHY

                                                            JAMES OSBOURNE

Postproduction Coordinator               CHARLOTTE DEAN

Costumer Supervisor                           CELIA YAU

Assistant Costume Designer               ELLEN CLARIDGE

Standby Costume                               MARTIN CHITTY

                                                            LAUREN CLARIDGE

                                                            EMMA HEATH

Costume Trainee                                 ANGEL MIDDLETON WEDGE

Skillset Costume Trainee                    LOUISA THOMAS

Hair and Makeup Supervisor              LESA WARRENER

Hair and Makeup Artists                    CHARMAINE FULLER

                                                            AGNES LEGERE

                                                            MONICA MACDONALD

Hair and Makeup Trainee                   SCARLETT MCPHERSON

Hair and Makeup Junior                     ALEX JOYCE

First Assistant Accountant                 CHIKA ANISIOBI

Second Assistant Accountant             EWAN TAYLOR

Assistant Accountants                        DEBORAH LEAKEY

                                                            DAVINA PEM

                                                            JOEL ROGERS

Assistant Postproduction Accountant            POLLY WILBY

Property Master                                  CRAIG PRICE

Property Storeman                              TONE GIBBS

Standby Propmen                               CHRIS CHANDLER

                                                            ANDY FOREST

                                                            MARK SINDALL

Dressing Propmen                               RODDY DOLAN

                                                            NEIL GRIFFITHS

                                                            MIKE SYSON

Dressing Property Driver                    JUSTIN ACKROYD

Additional Prop Hands                       CHRIS ALLEN

                                                            CHRIS FELSTEAD

                                                            EWAN ROBERTSON

                                                            BOB THORNE

                                                            STUART WALPOLE

Standby Carpenter                              PETER STEWARD

Standby Rigger                                   DARREN COOMBER

Standby Painters                                 PAUL COUCH

                                                            JONATHAN ROONEY

Construction Manager                        JO HAWTHORNE

Construction Coordinator                   SEAMUS HAWTHORNE

Supervising Carpenter                         SIMON ROBILLIARD

Carpenters                                           CIARAN DONNELLEY

                                                            LES HALL

                                                            EDDIE MURPHY

                                                            MARK OVERHALL

Stagehand                                           MICHAEL WEBB

Supervising Painter                             DEAN HAWLEY

Painters                                               PHIL HAWLEY

                                                            BEN LOBB

Rigger                                                 CHRIS GOUGH

Gaffer                                                 PAUL MCGEACHAN

Best Boy                                             WILL KENDAL

Rigging Gaffer                                    ROSS GRAINGER

Electricians                                          HARLON HAVELAND

                                                            TOM HYDE

Generator Operator                             PAUL BATES

Rigging Electricians                            EMILY GRAINGER

                                                            STEVE KITCHEN

                                                            ANDREW NOLAN

                                                            IAN ROBSON

                                                            ROY ROWLAND

Electrical Rigger                                 GUY COPE

Car Crash Director                              LEE SHEWARD

Special Effects Supervisor                  MARK HOLT

Special Effects Floor Supervisor        JAMES DAVIS

Senior Special Effects Technicians     JOHN BOUNDY

                                                            DAVE HOLT

                                                            PATRICK O’SULLIVAN

                                                            MIKE TILLEY

                                                            JAMIE WEGUELIN

Special Effects Assistant                    KAREN HOLT

Dialect Coach                                     JILL MCCULLOUGH

Casting Associate                               ALICE SEARBY

Extras Casting                                     KATE MCLAUGHLIN

Stand-ins                                             DANIEL COX

                                                            HENRIETTA FULLER

Unit Publicist                                      SARAH CLARK

Unit Stills Photographer                     MURRAY CLOSE

EPK Producer                                     COLIN BURROWS

Health and Safety Advisor                 MICK HURRELL

Unit Medic                                          DAVID MORLEY

Caterers                                               BON APPETIT

Catering Manager                               STEVEN BARNET

Chef                                                    NEIL SAMUELS

Catering Assistants                             GRAHAM SAMUELS

                                                            JASON RICKFORD

Transport Captain                               JIMMY CARRUTHERS

Director’s Driver                                 SIMON HUDNOTT

Unit Drivers                                        WARREN DELUCE

                                                            LEE ISGAR

                                                            TERRY REECE

                                                            DEWI RICHARDS

                                                            ROB SMITH

Minibus Drivers                                  JOHN BURDEN

                                                            PAUL DELUCE

                                                            CHRIS HAMMOND

Rushes Runners                                  ANTHONY COYNE

                                                            DAVID WARE

Facilities Captain                                PIOTR WALCZAK

Camera Car Driver                              GRAHAM MAIN

Costume Truck Driver                        GRAHAM HILL

Hair and Makeup Driver                     RONAN WALDRON

Facilities Driver                                   RICHARD BUNTING

Standby Prop Driver                           DENNIS LAW

Head of Security                                 CHRISTIAN DE VOSS

Security                                               STEVE COLE

                                                            ANDY MCLEOD

                                                            DEAN SKINNER

                                                            NEVILLE SMITH

     VISUAL EFFECTS BY PRIME FOCUS WORLD, LONDON

VFX Supervisor                                  JON THUM

VFX Producer                                    TIM KEENE

VFX Line Producer                            RYAN DELANEY

VFX Coordinator                               NIDHI SETH

Compositors                                        MARC HUTCHINGS

                                                            SALVADOR ZALVIDEA

Digital Matte Painters                         NEIL MILLER

                                                            SULLIVAN RICHARD

Digital Paint Artists                            GEORGE DOUGLAS

                                                            GREGORY KALAINTZIS

                                                            ALESSANDRO SALIS

VFX Editor                                         CAMERON SHARP

Digital Intermediate Provided by       COMPANY 3 LONDON

Digital Colorist                                   ADAM GLASMAN

Digital Online Editors                         EMILY GREENWOOD

                                                            JUSTIN TILLETT

Digital Online Junior Editor               RUSSELL WHITE

Digital Intermediate Head of

      Department                                   PATRICK MALONE

Digital Intermediate Producer            ROB FARRIS

Digital Intermediate Assistant Producer        CHERYL GOODBODY

Digital Intermediate Assistants          PETER COLLINS

                                                            AURORA SHANNON

Digital Film Technical Supervisor       LAURENT TREHERNE

Data Wrangler                                     DAN HELME

Sound Re-recorded at                         HALO POST PRODUCTION

Re-recording Mixers                           MIKE DOWSON

                                                            JONATHAN RUSH

Mix Technicians                                  SIMON HILL

                                                            JO JACKSON

Sound Facility Producers                    CAROLYNNE PHILPOTT

                                                            DAVID TURNER

Supervising Sound Editor                   JAMES MATHER

Sound Effects Editor                          JED LOUGHRAN

Dialogue Editor                                  MICHAEL MAROUSSAS

Foley Editor                                        LUKE O’CONNELL

Re-recording Foley Engineers            LUKE BROWN

                                                            GLENN GATHARD

Foley Artists                                       PETER BURGIS

                                                            SUE HARDING

                                                            JASON SWANSCOTT

ADR Mixers                                       MARK APPLEBY

                                                            PETER GLEAVES

ADR Voice Casting                            VANESSA BAKER

Main Titles by                                     FRED AND ERIC

End Roller by                                      FUGATIVE

Legal Services                                     HARBOTTLE & LEWIS

Auditors                                              SAFFERY CHAMPNESS

Insurance                                             AON/ALBERT G. RUBEN

Camera and Grip Equipment              ARRI MEDIA

Lighting Equipment                            PANALUX

DIT Equipment                                   4K LONDON

Rigging Equipment                             BLITZ HIRE

Tracking Vehicles                               BICKERS ACTION

Crane Services                                    LEE LIFTING SERVICES

                                                            NATIONWIDE PLATFORMS

Action Vehicles Supplied by              MOTORHOUSE HIRE

Walkie Talkies and Production Mobile

      Phones                                           AUDIOLINK

Location Security                                ABOVE THE LINE

Costumes                                            ANGELS THE COSTUMIERS

                                                            CARLO MANZI

Wigs Supplied by                                RAY MARSTON WIG STUDIO

Greenery                                             FILMSCAPES

Extras Casting                                     MAD DOG CASTING

                                                            UNI-VERSAL EXTRAS

Child Extras Casting and Licensing   ANNA KOSKA/SALLY KING LIMITED

Facilities and Technical Vehicles        TRANSLUX INTERNATIONAL

Truck Hire                                           LAYS INTERNATIONAL

Prop Transport                                    FOUR SEASONS RTS LIMITED

Payroll Services                                   SARGENT DISC

Digital Dailies                                     SIXTEEN 19

Editing Equipment                              HIREWORKS

Postproduction Script Services           SAPEX SCRIPTS

ADR Recorded at                               GOLDCREST POST

Music Editors                                      CHRISTOPH BAUSCHINGER

                                                            MICHAEL CONNELL

Music Clearances                                VICKI WILLIAMS

Music Licensing                                  KRISTEN LANE, RIGHT MUSIC LIMITED

Piano                                                   SALLY HEATH

Additional Arrangements and

      Percussion                                     STEVE WRIGHT

String Arrangements Performed by    THE LONDON METROPOLITAN ORCHESTRA

Conducted by                                     ANDY BROWN

Supervising Orchestrator                    TESSE GOHL

Additional Orchestration                    KATE ST. JOHN

Music Preparation                               JESSICA DANNHEISSER

Music Recorded at                              ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS

                                                            AIR LYNDHURST STUDIOS

                                                            BRITISH GROVE STUDIOS

                                                            MAGIC MOUNTAIN STUDIOS

                                                            NORTHPOLE

Music Mixed at                                   NORTHPOLE

Recording Engineers                           FIONA CRUICKSHANK

                                                            JASON ELLIOTT

                                                            PAUL PRITCHARD

Music Production Assistant                ASHLEY EZ

                                          “THE LUCKIEST (INSTRUMENTAL)”

(Benjamin Folds)

Performed by Ben Folds

Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.

“ALL THE THINGS SHE SAID”

(Sergey Galoyan, Trevor Horn,

Martin Kierszenbaum, Elena Kiper, Valeriy Polienko,

Ivan Shapovalov)

Performed by t.A.T.u.

Courtesy of Interscope Records

Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.

“PUSH THE BUTTON”

(Dallas Austin, Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena,

Heidi Range)

Performed by Sugababes

Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.

Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.

“MR. BRIGHTSIDE”

(Brandon Flowers, Mark Stoermer,

Ronnie Vannucci, Dave Keuning)

Performed by The Killers

Courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group

Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.

“I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU”

(Dolly Parton)

Performed by Andrea Grant

“AT THE RIVER”

(Andrew Cocup, Thomas Findlay, Irwin Pincus,

Claire Rothrock, Milton Yakus)

Performed by Groove Armada

Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.

“LULLABY”

(Vlado Grizelj)

Performed by Etna

Courtesy of GLM Music GmbH

“MID AIR”

(Paul Buchanan)

Performed by Paul Buchanan

Courtesy of Newsroom Records

“WHAT’S YOUR FLAVA?”

(Craig David, Trevor Henry,

Anthony Marshall)

Performed by Craig David

Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.

“FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE”

(Perry Bamonte, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson,

Robert Smith, Boris Williams)

Performed by The Cure

Courtesy of Polydor Ltd.

Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.

By arrangement with Warner Music Group film licensing

“DILEMMA”

(Cornell Haynes, Kenneth Gamble, Bunny Sigler,

Antoine Macon)

Performed by Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland

Courtesy of Universal Records (U.S.)

Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.

“HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU”

(Mike Scott)

Performed by Jon Boden (vocals, guitars, mandolins, fiddle),

Ben Coleman (electric violin), Nick Laird-Clowes (acoustic guitar),

Sam Sweeney (fiddle)

“WHERE OR WHEN”

(Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Performed by Barbar Gough (vocals),

Sagat Guirey (guitar), Andy Hamill (bass),

Tim Herniman (saxophone)

“WHEN I FALL IN LOVE”

(Edward Heyman, Victor Young)

Performed by Barbar Gough (vocals),

Sagat Guirey (guitar), Andy Hamill (bass),

Tim Herniman (saxophone)

“FOOLISH”

(Mark DeBarge, Ashanti Douglas, Etterlene Jordan,

Irving Lorenzo, Marcus Vest)

Performed by Ashanti

Courtesy of I.G. Records Inc.

Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.

“IL MONDO”

(Jimmy Fontana, Gianni Meccia, Carlo Pes)

Performed by Jimmy Fontana

Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.P.A.

“PETARDU”

(Níal Conlan, Ross McCormick,

Kieran McGuinness, Rónán Yourell)

Performed by Delorentos

Courtesy of Delo Records

“BACK TO BLACK”

(Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse)

Performed by Amy Winehouse

Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.

Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.

“LIVED IN BARS”

(Chan Marshall)

Performed by Cat Power

Courtesy of Matador Records

By arrangement with Beggars Group Media Ltd.

“SPIEGEL IM SPIEGEL”

(Arvo Pärt)

Performed by Alexander Malter and Dietmar Schwalke

Courtesy of ECM Records

“GREEN HEART”

(Christoph Bauschinger)

Performed by Christoph Bauschinger

“GOLD IN THEM HILLS (INSTRUMENTAL)”

(Ron Sexsmith)

Performed by Ron Sexsmith

Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions UK Ltd.

“INTO MY ARMS”

(Nick Cave)

Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Courtesy of Mute Records Ltd.

“HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU”

(Mike Scott)

Performed by Jon Boden, Christoph Bauschinger

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Shahid Kapoor has always been cautious of his eating habits, fitness and health. Eating right and eating on time is his mantra to good health.


Shahid Kapoor has always been cautious of his eating habits, fitness and health.

Eating right and eating on time is his mantra to good health.

The young actor prefers to eat home cooked food and also carries the same for himself and his team on set.

Infact Shahid often avoids eating outside food and grabs a bite at home before going for social gatherings.

Not just that, the actor also makes sure his staff is eating healthy and avoiding junk food. He carries lunch for his entire team on sets and ensures they are eating right and on time.

Spokesperson of the actor says, ‘Shahid carries a lot of food from home. He likes to eat healthy and has a lot of variety in his dabba. He likes to sit down and eat with his team. Shahid’s dabba is one of the best in the industry’

 

 
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~ Balika Vadhu stars Siddharth Shukla & Toral Rasputra unveil the new collection~


Celebrating togetherness this Festive Season with unique family looks from Max
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Balika Vadhu stars Siddharth Shukla & Toral Rasputra unveil the new collection~

Mumbai, September27, 2013: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max, India’s leading international value fashion brand launched their Festive 2013 collection in a glitzy fashion show at the Phoenix Market City Mall, Kurla today. The lead couple of Balika Vadhu, Siddharth Shukla & Toral Rasputra unveiled the collection and joined in the celebration with great enthusiasm.

Toral and Siddharth shared their experience of shopping at Max, stating, “Max is the ultimate fashion destination for the entire family. The collection is very trendy at great prices. As always they had the latest trends on display, be it western, ethnic or men’s wear. It was our pleasure to have unveiled this exciting collection.”

Max festive collection is offering unique looks and treating the entire family to fashion’s best with over 3000 designs. The women in the family can indulge in the wide range in the ethnic & western collections. The ethnic range is inspired vibrant colors of Marrakesh and ornate prints to sequin embroidered patterns that showcase India’s rich tradition of craftsmanship. The Ethnic Fusion range offers modern kurtas and skirts in various fabrics like chiffons, knits, gadwalls etc.The Western collection has got a festive touch through product detailing such as Paisley motif as inspiration, ornamental jacquard designs & stone and stud work as embellishment.

Men’s collection is featuring polo-necks, graphic tees with foil details, photo prints, suede appliqué details, and Mandarin collar shirt in double cloth polka dotted fabric add a stylish accent. Bottoms are a mixed range of classic black skin fitted denim to colored corduroy trousers in skinny fit.

The kids who are the little fashionistas in every family, can pick from the unique range in kids’ wear that takes inspiration from different activities such as sailing, varsity, cars & bikes as well as musical themes. A mixed color palette from pastel brights to black and white monochrome along with scattering of glitter, rhinestones and 3D bows will make these garments must-haves for all the little girls this season

Also commenting on the occasion, Jiten Mahendra, Head Marketing – Max added, “Max aims at making fashion accessible to all, offering the most stylish merchandise at great prices. We want to fulfill the aspiration of Indian families and make every day fashionable. This festive season “Celebrate togetherness” with over 3000 designs by creating unique looks for each member of the family.

The collection is available in all Max stores across the city!

 

About Max:

Max is the leading fashion brand offering customers a one stop shop for clothing, accessories and footwear needs for the entire family.

Max, a division of Lifestyle International (P) Ltd., has pioneered the concept of ‘value fashion’ in the country, thereby offering the discerning shopper a vast choice with international fashion & quality. It offers apparel, footwear & accessories that are of the latest fashion trends at a great price, making it affordable to many. The store ambience offers an international shopping experience making shopping for the entire family an absolute delight. In India, Max has over 79 stores across 35 cities including Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Noida, Gurgaon, Cochin, Thane, Ghaziabad, Bhubaneswar, Trichy, Dehradun, Coimbatore, Jabalpur, Jalgaon, Amritsar, Bhopal, Baroda, Siliguri, Indore, Raipur, Ahmedabad, Vishakhapatnam, Agra, Lucknow, Calicut, Durgapur, Mangalore, Trivandrum, Hubli, Mysore & Bareilly. The brand plans to have a network of 104 stores by the end of 2013.

 
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ELYSIUM review by ANIZ FILMVALA


ELYSIUM 

review by 

ANIZ FILMVALA

*****

 

STORY.
In 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a luxurious space station called Elysium and the poor, who live on an overpopulated, devastated Earth. While residents on Earth are policed by ruthless robots, Elysian citizens live in comfort and regularly use man-sized medical devices called Med-Bays to keep them free of disease.

Max Da Costa (Matt Damon), a former car thief and parolee, lives in the ruins of Los Angeles and works at an assembly line for the Armadyne Corp., the company that built Elysium. But an accident at the plant exposes Max to a lethal dose of radiation, giving him only five days to live. Meanwhile, when a caravan of illegal immigrants from Earth attempts to reach Elysium, Elysian Secretary of Defense Jessica Delacourt (Jodie Foster) orders vicious mercenary Kruger (Sharlto Copley) to shoot down the shuttles. Disapproving of her methods, Elysian President Patel (Faran Tahir) reprimands her. Delacourt, vowing to protect Elysium and her own power, bargains with Armadyne’s CEO John Carlyle (William Fichtner) to write a program that can override Elysium’s central computer and make her President. Carlyle creates the program in his office on Earth and uploads it to his brain for safekeeping.

Max, knowing his only chance for survival is a Med-Bay, with the assistance of his friend Julio (Diego Luna), seek help from notorious smuggler Spider (Wagner Moura). Spider agrees to get Max to Elysium only if he helps him steal valuable financial information from Carlyle, who is preparing to leave Earth. However, recognizing Max’s weakened condition, Spider has his doctors implant Max with a powered exoskeleton, giving him superhuman strength, as well as an implant in his brain that can store computer data. With help, Max and Julio intercept Carlyle’s ship, and Max uploads the data (including the program) to his own brain. However, Delacourt secretly deploys Kruger to rescue Carlyle and recover the program. In the ensuing firefight, all of Max’s allies are killed, Kruger kills Julio, Carlyle is mortally wounded, and a wounded Max retreats to the house of Frey (Alice Braga), a childhood friend whose daughter, Matilda, has leukemia. Realizing that Max intends to smuggle himself to Elysium, Frey begs him to take Matilda with him so that she can be cured, but Max refuses.

Afterwards, when Max returns to Spider to extract the information from his head, they discover Carlyle’s program, realizing that they could make all of Earth’s residents legal citizens of Elysium. However, the airspace lockdown Delecourt issued prevents Spider from launching a ship for Max. Instead, Max bargains with Kruger to be taken to Elysium, who unbeknownst to Max has captured Frey and Matilda as hostages. With the lockdown lifted, Kruger’s ship departs for Elysium, but a scuffle ensues, causing the ship to crash land into Elysium. Max, Frey and Matilda are apprehended from the wreckage.

Delacourt chastises Kruger’s recklessness, but the mentally-unhinged Kruger kills Delacourt, planning to steal the program for himself to rule Elysium. Kruger has his men install a military-grade version of Max’s exoskeleton onto himself, and goes on a rampage through Elysium while looking for Max. Max escapes from his confinement and frees Frey and Matilda. Realizing that Med-Bays only work for Elysian citizens, Max resolves to use Carlyle’s program to make everyone a citizen. He meets with Spider, who snuck aboard Elysium during the chaos, and head for the main control hub. However, they are ambushed by Kruger. During the fight, Max tears the interface that connects Kruger’s brain to his exoskeleton directly out of his skull, and then hurls Kruger over a ledge to his death.

Spider and Max reach Elysium’s main datacenter and realize that the activation of the program will kill Max. After speaking with Frey one last time over a radio, Max activates the program, killing himself. As Max dies, the computer core is rebooted, registering every Earth resident as a citizen of Elysium. A Med-Bay cures Matilda, and as a massive number of new citizens on Earth are now recognized by Elysium’s main computer as being in need of medical treatment, a fleet of medical ships are dispatched to Earth and begin their work.

CRITIC VIEW.
Elysium shows the dark side of the future of planet earth with a aptness of cinematic vision by Director Neill Blomkamp.

 

He has smartly crafted the ethos of over populated LA in 2154 with panache which will precisely put you in a low.

 

Futuristic treatment by stylish and ultramodern machines that cures leukemia in a blink [definately the need of this century] is something to be noticed and appreciated.

Matt Damon’s playing the anti-hero with head shaved, muscled torso covered with tattoos looks convincingly ugly and lethal.

 

Jodie Foster as Elysian Secretary of Defense Jessica Delacourt looks witchy and has portrayed it with full conviction.

 

Also a indian connection President Patel (Faran Tahir) has shown with sarcasm.

Highlights of the movie are the  Elysium’s wild ride and a slick imagination,where the most wealthy are shifted from earth.

 

Also enormous areas of poverty and half-derelict rows of skyscrapers on Earth are shown with impressive visual effects.

 

Music by Ryan Amon and Cinematography by Trent Opaloch are noteworthy.

 

In addition, the script has both emotional and humanity side to it.
 

Is it worth watching? Highly recommended for the fans of  Science Fiction & Fantasy movie.
 

CAST.
Directed by     Neill Blomkamp
Produced by     Neill Blomkamp,Bill Block,Simon Kinberg 

Executive Producer – Sue Baden-Powell
Written by     Neill Blomkamp
Starring     Matt Damon,Jodie Foster,Sharlto Copley,Alice Braga,Diego Luna,Wagner Moura,William Fichtner
Music by     Ryan Amon
Cinematography     Trent Opaloch
Editing by     Julian Clarke,Lee Smith
Studio     Alphacore,Media Rights Capital,QED International
Distributed by     TriStar Pictures

 

 
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Runner, Runner releasing on october 4th


 Runner, Runner  releasing on october 4th

 

 

 

Director:                                Brad Furman

 

Cast:                                      Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton

 

Runner, Runner is a 2013 American crime drama thriller film directed by Brad Furman, and written by Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The film stars Justin Timberlake,Gemma Arterton and Ben Affleck, and was produced by Leonardo Di Caprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Michael Shamberg, and Stacey Sher.

Richie Furst (Timberlake) is a Princeton student who is cheated out of his tuition money by playing online poker. When he learns that the site is hosted from a remote island location, he goes to confront the site’s corrupt owner, Ivan Block (Ben Affleck) but is lured into becoming Ivan’sprotégé and right-hand man. Their relationship starts to reach a boiling point all while an FBI agent, Zbysko, tries to use Richie to bring Ivan down

 
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