Whilst HRH Prince Andrew was on the Island he made a trip to the set of Island at War which was based at Kentraugh House in Gansey. Whilst there, he also met the producer of the drama, John Rushton, along with MHKs Alex Downie, Leonard Singer and the Isle of Man Film Commission’s Hilary Dugdale and Nick Cain.
Filming commenced on the latest movie to be made in conjunction with the Isle of Man Film Commission with a cast list including Dougray Scott, Emilia Fox, Jimi Mistry and Billie Piper.
Written by Patrick Wilde, the movie is based on Dutch film All Stars, which was adapted into a TV spin-off and went on to win the International Emmy in 2000. It is centred around a group of young people ‘trying to avoid adult life and responsibility’.
Actresses Helena Bonham Carter and Olivia Williams have both been nominated for Best Actress by the 2003 British Independent Film awards for their role in ‘The Heart of Me’ which was produced in conjunction with the Isle of Man Film Commission.
In addition to this, Romola Garai has been nominated as Most Promising Newcomer for the her role in ‘I Capture the Castle’, which was also produced in conjunction with the Isle of Man Film Commission.
Created in 1998, the British Independent Film Awards set out to celebrate merit and achievement in independently funded British filmmaking, to honour new talent, and to promote British films and filmmaking to a wider public. Last year, Manx film ‘The Lawless Heart’ was nominated for five awards, including best film and won one for best screenplay.
The British Independent Film Awards will take place on November 4th 2003 at Hammersmith Palais, Hammersmith, London.
Blackball entered the UK box office charts at number 5 in its opening weekend. It was beaten by Pirates of the Caribbean, American Pie : The Wedding, Jeepers Creepers 2 and Lara Croft : The Cradle of Life.
Night one of Trial and Retribution VII pulled in 7.56m viewers on ITV with a 35% audience share, winning the nights ratings. Night two also won the overnight ratings with 6.21m viewers and 29.14% audience share.
Produced in conjunction with the Isle of Man Film Commission, Blackball is released to cinemas around the UK today. It was filmed in November 2002 and stars Johnny Vegas, Bernard Cribbins, Paul Kaye, Alice Evans, Imelda Staunton and Vince Vaughn. The comedy is based on an anarchic young bowls player.
Presented in association with the Isle of Man Film Commission, this Lynda La Plante drama is to be aired on ITV in two parts, with the first showing tonight, and the second showing tomorrow night, both at 9pm.